Battle of the Brushes


ARTISTS WANTED! Think you've got what it takes? Bring your creativity and brushes! We're looking for 5 artists to compete in a live, timed painting competition on 1/11/2020!

Interested? Please send us an email with your contact information and samples of your artwork.

Deadline to apply: Saturday, December 14. Notified by email: Friday, December 20.

In addition to participating in BOTB, the five selected artists can bring 3-5 pieces to hang in the Gallery during the month of January.


Reserve your seat now! Art Center members can now purchase their seat to our 2020 BOTB. Tickets will be available to the public starting December 11th. Call 319.754.8069 to buy yours!

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 TBA

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.