Infamous from coast-to-coast, Art vs. Art is a winner-take-all painting competition with a twist. It's an entirely different atmosphere for an art show with musical entertainment, revelry, and the ultimate in audience participation.
Art vs. Art is an art competition featuring side-by-side face-offs between same-day created paintings. Artists compete head-to-head for the huge $4,000 cash prize... and you judge. The winner is determined by audience vote; the loser faces the Wheel of Death unless someone's generous purchase can save the painting from a ruinous fate.
Some art will die. SAVE THE ART.
Art vs Art is a one-of-a-kind painting competition for a grand prize of $4,000. On Paint Day, each artist has a maximum of four hours to complete his or her painting. Every artist who receives a canvas must enter the painting in the competition. No bailing out! Paintings will be identified by their assigned number until the final round auctions at the Main Event (September 23, 2016 at the Vogue - ticket included). $20 to pre register for paint day at the Irving Theatre. $25 for day of registration at Fort Benjamin Harrison and the Irving Theatre. Cash, check and credit card accepted day of. Must be 21 and over to enter competition.
We have 2 paint days this year. At Fort Benjamin Harrison it will be at the Reddick Shelter, Sunday, August 21st from 12-6PM. There is no pre-registration for Fort Harrison because we will be deducting your entrance fee into the park from the ArtvsArt entry fee upon presentation of proof of park entrance fee. It will be $25 less your park entry fee. The Fort Harrison paint day will be different from paint day at the Irving Theatre because it will be geared to a more family atmosphere. There will be no alcohol or food at Fort Harrison because it is a state park, but we are encouraging families to bring their children, who won't be able to enter the contest, but will be able to paint for free and enjoy painting fun.
You can pre-register for paint day at the Irving Theatre on Saturday, August 27th from 10-4pm at Eventbrite for $20, or pay $25 the day of via cash, check or credit card. Paint day at the Irving Theatre will be like our paint days in the past, with SunKing serving beer and pizza from Jockomo's and a more competitively geared atmosphere to the 21 and older crowd. Please contact Brian Short with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed paintings are photographed and posted online where site visitors can vote for their three favorites. This year the Art vs Art paintings will be traveling. They can be voted for online as well as at each of these locations on these dates:
The 32 paintings with the most votes are displayed at the Main Event, held on Friday, September 23, 2016, at the Vogue Theatre in Broad Ripple.
At the show, the audience members can preview the work and fill out a ballot for their three favorites. The top 16 vote-getters then battle it out on stage, where two randomly selected finalists square off head-to-head. The winning painting advances to the next round. The losing painting faces the threat of destruction as determined by a spin of the ominous Wheel of Death.
Audience members can save paintings from impending doom by buying them. Artists keep 70% of the sales of their paintings.
Paintings that don't make it to the Top 32 are sold at the event for $50. An auctioneer from Christy's start the bids at a minimum amount depending on the round:
Anxiety builds as the wheel spins because if the spin lands on Instant Death, the painting is not auctioned and faces immediate destruction.
The artist of the last painting standing is crowned the Art vs. Art 2016 champion and will receive the traveling title belt, full bragging rights, a serenade, and an oversized check for the Grand Prize.