Time for an update! This past weekend I participated in my third Art Fight, a monthly local art contest/showcase which pits local artist against each other, painting live with a 3 hour window, with the subject determined by the theme of that particular show. The crowd votes by placing a ticket (which each person gets for each drink purchased) into the cup of whose work they like the best. Art Fights take place at Tractor Brewing, the Wells Park location, with the event run by James Montoya.
My first Art Fight’s theme was Hip Hop and Hops. Was a eye opening experience, with me realizing I needed to paint much faster and to have a not as complicated idea to increase my chances of finishing to my satisfaction.
The theme of second Art Fight I participated in was Lucky of the Draw, where each artist pulled a random theme out of a hat. I luckily pulled He-Man, so of course I painted Skeletor and was able to get third place.
My third Art Fight’s theme was Fight Against Brest Cancer. Half of the proceeds of each painting auctioned off at the end of the night went towards the Susan G Komen Foundation. This night, I won first place! I’m getting more comfortable painting in public and honing my style in painting faster. Can’t wait for the next Art Fight.