Art! Masters 2018
8 ARTISTS / 1 VENUE / 1 THEME / 1 HOUR / 1 SURPRISE BOX OF SUPPLIES
"Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee."
Art! Masters' first event was a huge success. Attendees of all ages watched as artists raced to translate their ideas to canvas within their one-hour time limit. It was a truly enjoyable event for the young and old.
What is Art! Masters?
Art! Masters is a new painting contest for professional artists. This July from 7-10 pm it was held at The Portside Pub in Gastown, Vancouver, BC. There were 8 artists, who had to create a painting to the theme of Muhammad Ali's famous quote: "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." The theme was known by artists in advance, however the supplies they were given were not. Artists were given a surprise box of materials to paint with (including everything but brushes) fifteen minutes before the contest began. After the hour was up, each member of the audience was given a voting ticket which they used to vote for whichever artist's piece they loved most. After the tickets were counted, a first, second, and third place winner was revealed. All received prizes!
The fantastic Doctor Strange, Steven Kaplin, emceed for the night, providing an exciting ambiance.
Red Solo Cup
Q - Tips
Plastic fork & knife
Think wooden sticks / toothpick
1st Place - Danyne Johnston
2nd Place - Jake Bull
3rd Place - Lauren Morris
Instagram Contest Winner - Patrick De Michele
Tatiana Rivero Sanz
Contemporary Art Gallery
Opus Art Supplies
Bard on the Beach
Tap & Barrel
Museum of Anthropology
How To Be A Part Of Art! Masters
The artists were chosen on a first-come-first-serve basis from Art! Vancouver's 2018 event. There was also one local artist, Patrick De Michele, who won an Instagram contest in order to be a part of the event.
For more information, please visit Art! Vancouver's website. Art! Masters is an amazing opportunity to be involved in the local and international community that Art! Vancouver brings together during the main event at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Next year's dates for this show are April 25-28, 2019.
To apply as a volunteer please visit here. There are many different spots available! Join the creative team :)