It Was A Battle!

Once again, the folks at The Museum in KW put on a great event! 26 artists competed in live round painting competition with each artist having 30 minutes to complete a piece. Once done, spectators got to vote on their faves and then bid on pieces to take home. All proceeds go to the artist and The Museum.

Competition was fierce and the crowd truly seemed to enjoy it. At max capacity, over 600 people came to feast their eyes on what the artists came up with. The end products were definitely diverse, with artists using a phenomenal range of techniques and styles.

It’s an interesting process. I got half way through this one, had the water completed, mostly through the forest part and hated the way the colours looked. Checked the clock and with 17 minutes left, took a deep breath and scrapped the whole upper half of the painting. Had to answer a few spectator questions regarding whether or not that was intentionally part of my “process”, and some preferred the forest over the snow capped mountains, but it is what it is and how I felt at the time 🙂

Kudos to The Museum for arranging the event, the artists for participating and all the fans who come out to support the artists and the arts!

A few pics to give you an idea of what we were doing…

Something is happening

Something is happening

Second phase-knife work

Second phase-knife work

Add the forest

Add the forest

Scrap the forest, add some mountains

Scrap the forest, add some mountains

15 minutes left concentration

15 minutes left concentration

Crowds

Crowds

Crowds

Crowds

Crowds

Crowds

The Ice Mountains and Ice Flows

The Ice Mountains and Ice Flows

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The Brush Off 2014 !

 

 

 

It’s back! On January 25, at KW’s THE MUSEUM, join 20 artists, about 4 or 5 hundred guests for an exhilarating evening of live art. You vote for your favourites after every round, and each piece of art is up for auction immediately after each round. It’s a fun evening with amazing art and electrifying energy. Get your tickets soon as this event has sold out every year!

Brush Off 2014 Poster

Upcoming events…feel free to cross post and get the word out

There are two amazing events coming up and deadlines for artists are fast approaching.

The MUSEUM in KW is holding a Jr Brush Off. This is a fabulous opportunity for young artists aged 14-18 to challenge themselves, add to their CV and portfolios, and benefit the local museum. It’s the same competition that I was in this year, only for younger competitors. The deadline to enter is next week, so artists need to get their applications in fast! It really is a blast and both artists and guests had a lot of fun. Go to THEMUSEUM.ca for details.

The other deadline that is coming up is for Elora’s Artcetera 2013. This fundraiser showcases high calibre artists as well as intriguing items donated from patrons. Elora supports a dynamic and thriving artist community with events, workshops, festivals and art shows going on year round. Artists do receive a percentage of the auction end total, so everyone benefits!!

Have fun and explore!

The Museum The Brush Off

crowd shot Mid-point round 1 Round 1 starting off Round 2 mid point Round 3 final pictures Round 3 Set up The crowds at the brush off

The Museum-The Brush Off…tickets on sale now. Get them before they sell out and come watch me paint live with 22 other artists!

The Brush Off

Come watch me paint live at “The Brush Off 2013” at the MUSEUM in KW

Wow! Just found out that I will be competing in The Brush Off 2013 at The MUSEUM in KW in January! It sounds like so much fun and I am so excited and can’t wait.

23 artists will get together. Each artist will receive the same materials (paints and canvases). Using our own tools, styles and techniques, we will have 30 minutes to paint a work of art. At the end of each round, guests will use their ballots to vote for their favourites. The winner from each round will move onto the next level to compete again. Immediately after each round, the creations will be put up for auction with proceeds going to help the MUSEUM.

Better brush up on my acrylic work beforehand to get a feel for them again since I’ve been pretty much using oils :o)

Get your tickets soon as the event sells out quickly! Each tickets gets you ballots to vote for your faves for each round, and there will be a cash bar, music and a brilliant, electrifying atmosphere all night!

Hope to see you there!
Annie

http://www.themuseum.ca/The-Brush-Off-2013.htm

Art Auction to Benefit students…

While everyone is frantically dashing around shopping, clanging of Christmas tunes piped through their brains, and the grinches of commercialism and marketing are rubbing their hands with glee, tis the time of year to remember that not everyone can indulge in this frenzy. For some, it is a struggle to meet the basic needs that many of us in Canada take for granted. Shocking isn’t it? While we run around wondering which IPad, which Furby, which this that and the next thing, there are many in our own local communities who are wondering which bill to pay (should we have heat or water this month), which child to clothe, which meal to forgo.

So, in keeping with the original intent and spirit of this glorious season, the “elves” at my school have put together a series of events to help out those families in need right in our very own community. To aid with that, I’ve decided to auction off to of my paintings. ALL of the proceeds will go to help students and their families.

The auction begins today, December 10th and will run until December 20th at 12 pm.  Bids will be updated twice a day. good luck! Be generous and bless your hearts for helping someone else this season.

Annie

Christmas Auction