Artists, are you ready to do battle?
Applications are now open for the fourth annual Park’s Edge Paint Off, coming to the Deer Lake Gallery as part of the Summer Arts Festival on July 6. Artists who want to take part must apply by Monday, June 24 at 4 p.m. – but the event usually fills up early, so don’t delay.
Park’s Edge Paint Off is a live competitive painting event held outside the gallery, rain or shine. Artists have two hours – from 1 to 3 p.m. – to create a painting, and the audience is free to move around among the easels, checking out the work in progress.
Artists are provided with a canvas and an easel but must bring their own paint and painting supplies. You can’t begin sketching, drawing or mixing paint before the 1 p.m. start.
Audience votes determine winners, and the top three receive cash prizes of $350, $100 and $50. Works created during the competition are made available for silent auction during the event, with the artist receiving 50 per cent of the final collected sale price.
Artists are selected based on the quality of their work and previous experience in other live painting events. Both emerging and professional artists are welcome to participate.