AB2573 – Toronto
September 26 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Art Battle Toronto
September 26, 2023
Doors @ 7:30pm / Painting @ 8:15pm
The Great Hall – 1087 Queen St West, Toronto, ON
Join Art Battle Toronto for the Season Opener!
12 artists to compete (including one WILDCARD artist drawn at the show!)
WHAT IS ART BATTLE?
First time? Art Battle is the worlds live art tournament. Since 2001 in NYC and 2009 in Toronto (where the AB Tournament was born). Artists step to the easel to compete against the clock and for audience votes. Winners go on to the next level – all the way to the World Championships. The music plays and drinks are served while the auction heats up! Check out this 1-min YouTube video for your best introduction.
5050 PRIZE POOL
This month’s minimum prize pool is $1,000! With 50% going to the winning artist and 50% to our charity partner, SKETCH Working Arts Community. This fantastic Toronto based group engages Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and other racialized young people navigating poverty, living houseless, or on the margins to: experience the transformative power of the arts; build leadership and economic self-sufficiency; and cultivate environmental and social change through the arts. Yes!
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ART MATERIALS PRIZE
A special experiment at this Art Battle Toronto event we will be inviting Guest Judges to join in the voting and share their impressions of some favourite works. Guest Judges will vote just like regular guests and artists, but their votes are worth 5x a regular vote – so that the best art wins!
This is an official regular season Art Battle® event. The winner will advance to the Toronto City Championship in June. Tournament points for this show are: 1.pt for all artists, 7.pts for Finalists, 18.pts for the Champion. Points contribute to global artist rankings and artist opportunities.
This AB Toronto events is scheduled to be streamed on artbattle.com and YouTube. Subscribe or register to vote below to get notifications when the stream goes live! Your hosts Morgan Booth and Ariel Hosanny will be sharing their impressions of this fantastic work!
REGISTER NOW TO VOTE
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!
Mortus is a multidisciplinary artist from Toronto most significantly known for his street art, graffiti and murals. Using funny scenes with strange characters, he reveals layers of himself. He uses elements of nature and technology to imagine worlds inside the mind./sf
Annette Chan is a second year university student who is ready to take her love for art to the next level! Growing up with oil painting, she is passionate about capturing a blend of realism and surrealism in her portraits. Art is the freedom of expression to Annette, and she is ready to give it her all at Art Battle Toronto./sf
Annette Chan is a second year university student who is ready to take her love for art to the next level! Growing up with oil painting, she is passionate about capturing a blend of realism and surrealism in her portraits. Art is the freedom of expression to Annette, and she is ready to give it her all at Art Battle Toronto.
Nancy's works are filled with powerful and quick strokes to emphasize on passion and emotions. The works are also heavily influenced by music and sound./sf
I’m so happy to be back and to paint at Art Battle. It has always been such a joy to be there, and I can’t get enough of the atmosphere. Hope we will have a great time together!
Natasha Rose is a fiercely passionate multi-disciplinary, multi-media artist from Hamilton, ON who utilizes her many creative forms of expression to bring joy, inspiration, and love into the world. /sf
Can’t wait to see you all there! We are going to have a blast 🙂
Having grown up in the culturally rich city of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tanzina loves using bright colors inspired by the vast beauty of nature. Tanzina’s earlier works were geared towards realistic paintings, but now are more inclined toward abstract expressionism with bold colors and textures./sf
Tanzina Amin is a passionate visual artist, curator, educator and Reiki Master. With a bachelor's degree in Architecture and over 25 years experience in corporate management roles, Tanzina now dedicates her time to creativity, holistic wellness and volunteering. With a diverse portfolio spanning realism to abstraction, she is renowned for her vibrant and expressive portraits, inviting viewers on a journey of self-discovery and introspection.
For Tanzina, art serves as a refuge from the bustling pace of life, and she draws inspiration from the vibrant colours and traditions of ethnic cultures. Her art juxtaposes creativity with emotion. Tanzina strongly believes in the healing power of art and positivity for mental well-being. She seeks to uplift and inspire others, encouraging them to explore their creative potential and embark on their own paths of healing and self-discovery.
Randal has competed in 2 art battles and has gone to the second round with the crowds cheering support. Randal paints, cute, creatures and crafty cannabis, culture paintings, and is excited to be here representing the drummers out there./sf
Randal has competed in 2 art battles and has gone to the second round with the crowds cheering support. Randal paints, cute, creatures and crafty cannabis, culture paintings, and is excited to be here representing the drummers out there.
Sarah Alinia Ziazi
Sarah is a first-generation Toronto muralist of Iranian-Indian heritage. She is passionate about creating images from personal experiences to conceptual narratives. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited artworks in several galleries./sf
I hope my work brings the audience joy and leaves you feeling engaged.
Mads is a Toronto-based illustrator who finds solace in bright colors amongst the unsettling imagery of their work. With pop culture ever the influence, mads enjoy pushing portraiture into the dramatics, and twisting mundane situations on their head to explore the visceral experience of living./sf