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AB2579 – Oakland

August 26 @ 3:00 pm PDT

Art Battle Oakland – August 26, 2023

Doors @ 3:00pm / Painting @ 3:30pm
The Queer Arts Center 3411 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA

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Join us in Oakland for the Season Opener!

Join us for an afternoon of artistic excellence as skilled artists face off in three rounds of fast-paced competition. Be there as the paint flies and help choose the ultimate winner.

Then, peruse the artwork that will be available for auction and take home your own piece of the creative action. It’s a night of community, creation, and pure artistic adrenaline.

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

Art Battle Oakland is an All Ages 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


Instagram: corazondelsurmx

Gerardo's art is made from recycled materials. He always includes the theme of hearts because he believes that art should help heal and transmit what comes from our hearts. Gerardo creates paper mache sculptures which he creates and paints entirely by hand./sf

From the artist:

The Art is the way


Instagram: @createasea

Juliana is a visual artist creating art under the name Createasea. She is a local artist from Bakersfield, CA who got her start during the pandemic. Createasea creates work inspired by emotion, pop culture and current events. She specializes in acrylic paint, painting canvases and murals. She often uses vibrant and fluorescent colors in her work. She explores combining different art medium techniques to express her ideas./sf

From the artist:

Cheers to my first art in Oakland.

Lauren Liz

As an artist, Lauren's quest towards finding her painting style has been filled with exploration. It began in her grandparent's art studio as a child. She found herself drawn to blending different styles together in one piece and colors became her playground. Now, her art is a reflection of her journey to today. /sf

From the artist:

Let’s unleash our inner child. Paint like no one is watching.

Carla Deal

Instagram: @carladeedah

Carla is a painter and muralist of abstract landscapes that capture the beauty of light and the natural world. She recently finished a big mural of Mt Hood on the side of McPeet’s Pub on me Fremont. Carla also earned a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art./sf

From the artist:

Hi I’m Carla Deal, Looking forward to painting and competing at the Oakland Art Battle! Will be fun!

Tommy perkasso

Instagram: _perkasso_

Tommy Perkasso is back. He considers himself the middleman between the paint and the canvas. Tommy grew up drawing and graduated to a paintbrush. His art is often a mashup of multiple techniques utilizing his vivid imagination./sf

From the artist:

im just the middle man between the paint and canvas. they do all the work, whereas all i do is point and take the credit. As the artisans we are, our sole purpose is to create and bring to life something the world has never seen. rarely witnessed by others, most commonly something accomplished in solitude. All of you will bear witness to an incredible act of transition from a mere thought inside my brain, brought to fruition into the world for you to hold, see, and most importantly.... experience my creation in which did not exist 20 minutes before. Welcome to my turf. Born here, Bred here, and one day will be dead here. Oakland, California paves the road the whole world follows and is about to gain a lil more history in the books tonight. Fortunately, you get to tell your grandkids "I WAS THERE when tommy origami the salami tsunami desribed what PERKASSO is, without saying a word!"

Briana Brommage

Instagram: Briana_brommage

Briana's goal for the audience is that her art touches you in some way that brings inspiration, entertainment, and an emotional impact on your perspective of the world. Her skillset as an artist came from her own inspiration to try and try again and again to put what she sees in her mind onto the canvas./sf

From the artist:

Live and love


Evenezer grew up learning to create art from his oldest brother. In addition to painting, he enjoys drawing, dancing, chemistry, math and teaching ballroom. Fun fact, he can speak four languages!/sf

Jennifer Roberts

Instagram: Ladraroberts

Jennifer's informal arts education began through her love of Argentinian tango and living in Buenos Aires. She speaks four languages and specializes in watercolors, mixed media, acrylic, and sacred geometry./sf

Cori Johnson

Instagram: wasted_concepts

Cori expresses their dreams and ideas through bright, multi-dimensional artwork. They consider their art "modern psychedelic with a story". /sf


Kelly is a multi-media artist, video artist and muralist. She likes to combine her passion with art through video and music that she edits with the poetry that she writes. Not only is it therapeutic for her but hopes it will heal others./sf


August 26
3:00 pm PDT
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