Celebrity Battle of the Brushes

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NEW LOCATION: Burlington Memorial Auditorium
Live Music by SCC Jazz group

Watch five CELEBRITY "artists" bring their creativity, brushes and competitive spirit for our very first Celebrity Battle of the Brushes: Live Painting Competition!

The Celebrities are:
Dr. Michael Abouassaly
Dr. Michael Ash
Pat Coen
Donna Logan
Ann Menke

The Celebrities will paint an original piece of art in front of a live audience on a 16x20 canvas. Here's the TWIST: the subject and theme to be painted is revealed just minutes before the painting begins at 5PM! Each Celebrity has chosen a local artist to assist them in creating their masterpiece.

Once time is up, each Celebrity will be auctioning off their own painting, trying to get the most amount of money. The money raised from the auctions will go towards operating expenses of ACB to help us continue to thrive by offering quality gallery exhibits, classes for all ages, opportunities for artists, etc.

Tickets are $20/person in advance, or $25 at the door. On sale now to Art Center Members, available to the public starting 2/17. Call 319.754.8069 to buy yours!

Wine, beer, and food will be available to purchase.

Thank you to L.J. Roth Restoration Service for sponsoring this event!

 

Battle of the Brushes

2020 WINNER: DAVID GARRISON

FIVE ARTISTS will be bringing their creativity, brushes and competitive spirit for the Art Center of Burlington's Battle of the Brushes: Live Painting Competition on Saturday, January 11th!

Artists Competing

David Garrison

Magon VanZee

James Walker Henry

Brooke Lerma

Karla Mundt

The selected artists will paint an original piece of art in front of a live audience in just three hours. Here's the TWIST: the subject and theme to be painted is revealed just minutes before the painting begins at 4PM!

They will be competing for $250 cash prize.

Here are the details:
- A 22x28 canvas will be provided.
- Each artists brings their own paints and brushes.
- The subject and theme to be painted is revealed just minutes before the painting begins!
- Time is limited; Paint an original piece of art in front of a live audience in just three hours.
- When time is up, the winning painting will be chosen by a panel of judges.

The paintings will be raffled off after the competition as a fundraiser for the Art Center. The money raised from raffle tickets will go towards operating expenses of ACB to help us continue to thrive by offering quality gallery exhibits, classes for all ages, opportunities for artists, etc.

Tickets are $15 each and this event typically sells out quickly! Art Center members can purchase tickets starting December 4th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on December 11th. Call 319.754.8069 to reserve your seat!

Gallery Lounge will be open with a cash bar offering light appetizers, wine, and beer. The Cantafios will provide jazzy music!

The five selected artists get the opportunity to showcase several of their pieces as a group show in the Art Center Gallery from January 6-31, 2020.