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AB2466 – Minnesota

April 22 @ 7:00 pm CDT

Art Battle Minnesota – April 22, 2023

Doors @ 7:00pm / Painting @ 8:00pm
Finnegans Innovation Lab 817 5th Ave. S. #400, Minneapolis, MN

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

Join us for an epic art showdown where creativity knows no bounds!

Watch as masterful artists craft stunning masterpieces in just 20 minutes per round. Be part of the decision-making process and vote for the ultimate champion.

And don’t miss your chance to own a piece of the action with the silent auction of all original works.

Be a part of the fun as a spectator, or participate as one of the featured artists by applying online at artbattle.com/artists!





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

Jason Harrington

Jason has been painting since elementary school and specializes in abstract art. In addition to his painting, he also does leather and vinyl repair./sf

Diana De Moraes

Instagram: dianademoraes_art

Diana says she's "dreaming on canvas". She specializes in watercolor, mixed-media and oil painting. She also does art and music collaborations./sf

From the artist:

Paint, brushes, dreams... GO!

Richard Strohmeyer

Instagram: @ricstroh

Richard is a surrealist turned toy designer. He loves black light art and is a big fan of bright colors and patterns. His art skills include drawing, painting, print making, and digital design./sf

From the artist:

Hey thanks a bunch. I love chows, walks around the lake and painting.

Amanda Robinette

Amanda believes their art is a way to reach people--to help or inspire them. It hopefully inspires them to understand that experiences and feelings, good and bad, are okay to have./sf

From the artist:

The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may infinitely diminish and infinitely increase. In this world that is so dark at times, expressing oneself shows that the feelings are real and valid. Let's be the light to diminish that dark of the world.


Instagram: Cassa_paintings

CasSa says his art style is like the inside of his head....all over the place! Acrylics and Charcoal are his preferred mediums but he also enjoys oil pastels, ink/watercolors, soft pastels, graphite, markers. His biggest influences are Dali, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and Bravo among others./sf

From the artist:

My style is just like my inside my head: All over the place; it depends on what the mood is that day. I have an ambidextrous brain that continuously shifts from rational to passionate and back again.

My main influences come from Dali, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Claudio Bravo, Thomas Somerscales, Monet, Vermeer, Degas, Bacon, and Picasso.

I do not see things linearly but in 4 dimensions; everything can be seen from different perspectives from where you can draw different answers or solutions to one problem. A flower can be seen from the top, from the bottom, when it's dry and dead or when is just starting to blossom. It can be soft or can be deconstructed into geometric figures...

It is because of this scattered brain of mine, I can and like to do portraits (people and pets), seascapes, sunsets or sunrises, and abstract compositions. I do however also paint still life, objects, flowers... almost anything that may trigger an emotion.

Acrylics and Charcoal are my preferred mediums but I also enjoy oil pastels, ink/watercolors, soft pastels, graphite, markers... anything but oil.

My technique varies from a more photorealistic, detailed faithful to the original looks to those pieces with fast, unrestricted traces to create the illusion of a figure.
Lately, I have been working on something I call the "Topographic" portrait. This technique basically create layers like those you see in some navigation charts or physical terrain maps. I have also been doing "One Line" pieces where the idea is to create shadows and shapes without lifting the pen from the canvas or paper. The feedback I am getting for these pieces it has been overwhelmingly positive; with people really liking how different the paintings or drawings look.

Whitney Ann Marie

Instagram: whitneyannpaints

Whitney states that her art creates a bridge between what is felt and what is seen. Her works often consist of large splashes of color poured and scraped across the canvas, with bold lines, gestural marks, and drip of paint that balance the entire composition.

From the artist:

My work creates a bridge between what is felt and what is seen!

Gera Exire LaTour

Instagram: Exirelatour

Gera has a Master's of Fine Art with and emphasis on painting and painted sculpture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. When she wasn't painting, she did paper collages, made fascinator hats, taught classes on beer judging, and for the past three years, organized a local steampunk event. Her art is considered bright, colorful and playful. /sf

Melanie Kell

Instagram: picassosoup

Melanie loves teaching children and hosting wine/coffee and canvas parties. She's a portrait artist, a muralist, and does zombie special FX and face painting. She is also the previous winner of the Uptown Art Fair Kitchen Window Battle of the Chefs & Artists./sf

Jade Wilson

Instagram: _gentle__edge_

Jade returns! Jade is a self-taught artist from Minnesota. Her multi-media style includes painting, drawing, mixed media pieces and recently textile art./sf

From the artist:

So happy to participate again!! Very excited to share my work with the artists and the audience in a fun and creative space!


Instagram: Drabdoodles

Cassie prefers to work with acrylic paint but loves to explore other mediums. She is excited to be participating in Art Battle./sf

From the artist:

Hi, my name is Cassie and I work mostly with acrylic paint but I also love to explore other mediums! I am excited to be participating in this art battle and can’t wait to get started!


Instagram: @sig.natur

SIG is a talented 25-year-old female artist based in Minneapolis. Her work has gained recognition for its distinctive style, which blends bold colors, playful imagery, and a touch of urban edge.

From the artist:

SIG is a talented 25-year-old female artist based in Minneapolis. Her work has gained recognition for its distinctive style, which blends bold colors, playful imagery, and a touch of urban edge. SIG has made a name for herself in the industry, creating album artwork, custom skatedecks, and merchandise designs for popular artists like $uicide Boy$, Walter Wilde, and Yung Gravy. She has also painted for Como Zoo, and MPLS DID, and appeared on the news multiple times for her work. In addition to her art, SIG works as a teacher, sharing her love for creativity with young minds. SIG's art is largely inspired by her surroundings and experiences, and her unique perspective is reflected in her work.

Olivia Wicker

Ashlyn Betty

From the artist:

Hi, my name is Ashlyn and I’m 11 years old. I’ve been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil. I love art because I used to get picked on a lot and art is a safe space.


April 22
7:00 pm CDT
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