Art Battle Canada has held more than 650 events with 6,000+ artist-competitors across Canada since 2009. With thousands of artists represented in competitions across dozens of Canadian cities, the Art Battle community is deeply connected to Art in Canada. Each year, top artists from across the country battle to be named Art Battle Canada’s Champion. This year, Art Battle held their annual Canadian Championship at The Great Hall with 15 contestants competing for the title.
What is Art Battle you may ask? Art Battle is a live competitive painting event. Painters will create the best work they can across three timed rounds. As they work, the audience moves around the easels, allowing them an up-close view of the creative process. The only medium used is acrylic paint and the tools allowed are brushes, palette knives or any other non-mechanical implements. At the end of the round, the audience votes for their favorite painting and the top 2 artist move on to the Final Round with a new canvas. Audiences can also later place bids in a silent auction to take the paintings home.
A huge congratulations to this years Art Battle Canada Champion Dimitri Sirenko of Vancouver and the three runners-up who made it to the Final Round; Monique Legault of Sudbury, Karel Prickett of Fredericton and Moses Salihou of Toronto. Click here for the full list of competitors and their work.