IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN POKEYLOPES! Time to VOTE for your three favorite painting for Art vs. Art! I do strongly encourage you to vote for my tiger mess, painting number 66! You do need a valid email address to vote!
Click here to vote!
If you don’t know what I’m talking about because you haven’t voted for my dumb paintings in past years, here’s a little description of the event:
STEP 1: PAINT DAY
Two weeks ago, competing artists had only four hours to paint using identical provided materials:
- an 18x24 canvas panel
- a pack of five brushes
- acrylic paints in red, yellow, blue, black and white
STEP 2: VOTE (THIS IS US RIGHT NOW WOA)
Completed paintings are photographed and posted online where site visitors can vote for their three favorites.
New in 2014, all paintings will also be on display at the Garfield Park Arts Center during the month of September. Patrons will be able to vote for their 3 favorites in person. (In case you’re in the Hoosier state, you can vote this way)
STEP 3: SAVE (OR MURDER) THE ART
The 32 paintings with the most votes are displayed at the Main Event, held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Vogue Theatre in Broad Ripple.
At the show, the audience members can preview the work and fill out a ballot for their three favorites. The top 16 vote-getters then battle it out on stage, where two randomly selected finalists square off head-to-head. The winning painting advances to the next round. The losing painting faces the threat of destruction as determined by a spin of the ominous Wheel of Death.
Audience members can save paintings from impending doom by buying them. Artists keep 70% of the sales of their paintings.
Paintings that don’t make it to the Top 32 are sold at the event for $50. An auctioneer from Christy’s start the bids at a minimum amount depending on the round:
- Round 1: $200
- Round 2: $300
- Round 3: $400
- Round 4: $500
Anxiety builds as the wheel spins because if the spin lands on Instant Death, the painting is not auctioned and faces immediate destruction.
The artist of the last painting standing is crowned the Art vs. Art 2014 champion and will receive the traveling title belt (it’s totally a bedazzled wrestling belt), full bragging rights, a serenade, and an oversized check for the Grand Prize ($4000) (and yes you keep the oversized check).
I’ve been in this competition like 7 years running or something and never won, is this my year???? WE WILL SOON SEE
So VOTE and come down to the Vogue and cheer me on if you can make it on the 26th!