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AB2636 – Oakland: Pride Edition!

September 30 @ 2:00 pm PDT

Art Battle Oakland – September 30, 2023

Doors @ 2:00pm / Painting @ 2:30pm
The Queer Arts Center 3411 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA

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Join us in Oakland for a new Pride Edition!

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: @maangohoney

kahalla is a Queer, neurodivergent, Black and Ilokano educator, multidimensional creator, and communal archivist from the Bay Area in California. A product of both communal training and institutional investigation, kahalla’s practice includes gathering and sharing tools that allow highly sensitive creative people and historically disenfranchised BIPOC communities to retrieve Transdiasporic histories via somatic expression and Ancestral-land-based relations. /sf


Evenezer's brother taught him to draw before he could write. He creates through painting, drawing, dancing, chemistry, math and teaching ballroom dancing./sf

Hershey Bautista

Hershey is a queer Filipino American artist. She is a high school art teacher during the academic year, teaches private lessons all year round and does murals in the summer. Hershey has a BFA and MFA in painting and is traditionally trained in different styles.

Tara Rocker Bates

Instagram: Tara.1artlady

Tara uses color and shape to convey emotion. She loves drawing and sketching portraits and transforms black and white drawings into bright paintings.

From the artist:

I look forward to joining everyone.

Téa Sherman

Téa is 25-year-old lesbian artist currently in the animation field with a fine art background. Téa is also a 3rd generation San Franciscan.

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".


Instagram: im_a_munch_01

Ky is a Black and Filipinx queer artist. They find inspiration through nature, bright colors and being in community with other black queer people. Ky identifies as an anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist and likes to throw azz.

From the artist:

I am so excited to be a part of Art Battle! I joined my first Art Battle, last month, on a whim. Although I had no idea what I was getting myself into, what I found was joy, passion, and a sense of community.

Uncle Bobby

Instagram: uncle_bobby_art

Uncle Bobby's art has been described as a mixture between sweet and sad, which they feel is fairly accurate. They are inspired by the fact that art is life.

From the artist:

Going in with no preparation like usual. We get to find out what I'm going to paint together. Come bare witness. Enjoy yourselves


September 30
2:00 pm PDT
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