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June 3 @ 7:30 pm PDT

Art Battle Portland – June 3, 2023

Doors @ 7:30pm / Painting @ 8:30pm
Jaja PDX – 819 SE Taylor St, Portland

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Get charged up for a electrifying Saturday night featuring live, pulse-pounding art!

Come watch the paint fly before your eyes and help vote to determine the Winner as artists battle the clock & each other in 3 rounds of just 20 minutes!

All artwork will also be available for auction during this incredible night of community and creation!

Art Battle Portland is a 21+ event.




Artists can apply to compete. Also, most events have a ‘Wildcard’ easel, where artists leave their names at the door and we draw at random to pick the Wildcard Artist. To be a potential wildcard artist, just buy a ticket and show up!

Confirmed Competitors

Jordan Tarrant

Instagram: @nawkturnart

Jordan, an Art Battle fan, is competing for the first time! His art is dedicated to reflecting the power you have to manifest, freedom, happiness, and inner peace. He highlights iconic leaders in humanity, individuals who harnessed the strengths within themselves to bring upon new ideas and pave the way for a higher consciousness./sf

From the artist:

I’ve been watching art battles for a decade now and have entered several times. I’m honored to finally get a chance to compete. I started doing live paintings in 2007 with the late great Gluttonius Monk 7, since then have painted at several events and concerts. I enjoy the process and collective energy these events bring. I’m stoked to see what other artists create in the moment and see the creativity unfold. Check more of my work out at jordantarrant.com

Isaiah Mulz

Instagram: Isaiah_Mulz

Isaiah has been painting since he took a course at the local junior college. He has since had his art shown in galleries all over Portland and other states. He is a portrait artist that makes paintings in oil and cold wax medium. Most of his inspiration comes from living with epilepsy and surviving a brain tumor./sf

From the artist:

I look forward to meeting and competing with all the other artists. Let’s paint!


Originally from NJ but pulled by the beauty of the PNW, Kari is a profoundly deaf painter. She has been painting since she was young. She loves to immerse herself in the outdoors so many of her paintings reflect that. Her painting style is very loose and colorful./sf

From the artist:

Hiya! I’m just happy to be here.


ZackleMoore has been self-taught up to this point but recently went back to school to learn more about art. He loves painting with anything he can get his hands on but especially loves spray paints, inks, watercolors and charcoal./sf

From the artist:

Looking forward to hanging with fellow artists and creative types! See y’all there!

Jodi Michelle Edwards

Instagram: jodesha_llc

Jodi is a self-taught artist who works with art therapy. She does sketching and paints with acrylics./sf

Kyle Sprague

Instagram: dj_fema_camps

Kyle typically works with charcoal, acrylic paint and pen and ink. He considers himself very good at making a wacky idea look believable on the canvas. When he is not painting, he enjoys smiling and having fun at the beach./sf

From the artist:

Peace + Love

Aaron Gardener

Instagram: Aaron_gardener_art

Aaron is back! Aaron uses art as therapy. She is an oil painter and art teacher by trade./sf

From the artist:

Thanks for supporting artist like us!

Malia Gonzalez

Instagram: Creative._.art2k18

Malia is back! Malia is a self-taught multi-media artist with a love for drawing, painting and photography. In addition, she also creates with ceramics and recycled arts. She's excited to see what the other artists create and to celebrate the arts. /sf

Dustin Williams

Dustin defines his art as stained glass and mosaic made by hand on paper. Its limited color pallets and high contrasts being emotions and sentiment to the foreground. Dustin graduated from Herron School of Fine Art '06 BFA Printmaking, BFA Illustration./sf.

From the artist:


Matt O’Tousa

Instagram: mattotousa

Matt's work plays with traditional notions of composition and color expression. It tends to explore spaces: what was there already, what of us is there, and what isn't really there at all.

Lately, he's been thinking about doors./sf

From the artist:

When you look for shapes in the clouds, the shapes in the clouds are looking for you


Instagram: Jamal lyons

Lyons specializes in black and gray portraits as well as realistic animals and landscapes. He considers art an extension of his empath ability. Lyons has been drawing since he was 9 years old and immediately fell in love. /sf

Rachel Rusenko

Instagram: rusenkoart

Rachel's work is a totally unplanned stream of consciousness abstraction often utilizing intricate linework, sometimes color, sometimes black and white. They believe that creating is a process of letting go and allowing what is. In addition to painting and drawing, Rachel also designs logos, builds, does murals, sings and writes./sf

From the artist:

I am so thrilled to be competing in Art Battle this Saturday!! I can’t wait to harness the electricity of the room and channel our collective energies!


June 3
7:30 pm PDT
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