Art Battle is a live competitive painting event. Painters will create the best work they can across three timed rounds. As they work, the audience moves around the easels, allowing them an up close view of the creative process. The only medium used is acrylic paint and the tools allowed are brushes, palette knives or any other non-mechanical implements. At the end of the round, the audience votes for their favorite painting and the top 2 artist move on to the Final Round with a new canvas. Audiences can also later place bids in a silent auction to take the paintings home.
The painters are split up into two 20 minute rounds. The top 2 painters from each round as determined by audience vote will paint a second time in the 3rd and Final Round with a fresh canvas. The Final Round has the same rules as the first two rounds. The top voted painter from the Final is the Art Battle Winner!
Artists have 20 minutes to create their painting. unless otherwise noted by organizer
Artists may only use the acrylic paint provided by Art Battle. No outside media is permitted.
Artists are provided with 1 canvas, 1 palette, 2 mixing plates, cleaning towels, and 1 water container per Round.
During competition Artists may use any non-mechanical tools: Brushes, palette knives, rollers, sponges, tape etc. Tape must be removed before end of the Round.
Pre-made images, stencils or mechanical tools (spray bottle, hair dryer, etc) are not permitted.
Palettes must be set prior to the beginning of each Round. No additional paint once the Round begins.
Artists may not mix paint until the Round begins.
Reference material is not permitted at the easel.
The top 2 Artists by audience vote in each of Round 1 and 2 will advance to compete again in Round 3.
In Round 3, Artists make a new palette and are provided with new canvas and supplies.
There is no Theme, Artists not limited in subject matter
Selected Artists need only to bring their brushes or any other non-mechanical painting tools they would like to use. Art Battle will provide all other supplies necessary to the competition including easels, paint, canvas, water containers, mixing plates and cleaning towel.
Art Battle is an acrylic paint only competition. Artists may use any non-mechanical implements (including brushes, knives, ect.) Tape used must be removed before the end of the painting period. Mechanical tools (including air brush, spray bottles, hair dryers ect.) are not permitted. No reference images are permitted at the easel once the painting period has started
You will receive an email invitation from Art Battle, you must respond to this invitation as soon as possible to ensure your spot in the competition, always be sure to check your spam! You must complete the confirmation form in this invitation to participate.
By participating in Art Battle and Free Art Friday Praha, you agree to let us use photographs of you and/or your work at the event for promotional purposes. Paintings created at Art Battle are the property of Free Art Friday Praha and painters will receive 50% of total auction sales. Photographs of your work may be used for promotional purposes and for historical documentation. We will NOT sell reproductions of your work without your written permission.
Art Battle is a tournament and winning Artists of events will be invited to paint in the next level of competition, an Art Battle representative will contact you with further details. In most events there is also a cash prize, if you are unsure of the prize amount, please contact your local organizer. In some cases where an Artist is invited to paint in a special or private event these details may differ, this will be made clear by the local organizer at the time of booking.
Works created at Art Battle will be made available for silent auction at the event with the Artist receiving 50% of the final collected sales price on their work. You local organizer will let you know at the event the starting bid price, as well as expected timeline and method of payment. Works that are unsold at the event remain the property of Art Battle to be made available for future sale with the same sales agreement of 50% to the artist.
In some cases where an Artist is invited to paint in a special or private event these details may differ, this will be made clear by the local organizer at the time of booking.