Art Battle National Championship in DTLA

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Regional Finals at Exchange LA

The 2018 US National Art Battle® Live Painting tournament is coming to a Grand Finale. After more than 18 months and thousands of artist applicants, dozens of one-night tournaments, and hundreds of live paintings created -- only one event remains and only one artist can become the US National Champion.

The eight-city National Championship series included Regional Finals events in Los Angeles (Oct 17th), Dallas (Oct 27th), Las Vegas (Nov 7th), Phoenix (Nov 9th), New York City (Nov 9th), Chicago (Nov 10th), San Francisco (Nov 14th), and Jacksonville (Nov 16th). At each event, winners were chosen by audience vote and earned the right to represent their communities as National Finalists at the November 28th National Championship event.

10 National Finalists representing from qualifying events in:

Los Angeles Pablo Damas

Los Angeles Joseph Lee

Texas Sheridan Keglovits

Chicago           Karla Van Kampen

Las Vegas   Christopher Walkenhorst

New York City Dragon 76

New York City Andre Trenier

Phoenix         Steve Nam Caballero

San Francisco Tracy Piper

Florida TBD - Nov 16th

On November 28th at Exchange LA, the audience culture enthusiasts, artists, collectors, notables, and art party lovers will assemble to vote for their favorite artist in each of three rounds. Each round is only 20 minutes in length, artists will compete with equal materials and a blank Fredrix® Canvas.

With a prize pool valued at more than $10,000, and a the title of 2018 Art Battle US National Champion on the line, these talented National Finalists will have all their talent on display in pursuit of victory.

There is still a chance to for artists to compete through the Art Battle WILDCARD entry - one easel position will be reserved for a random draw of pre-registered wildcard artists. Artists may register for the WILDCARD here: artbattle.com/wildcard

Since 2001 in New York City, artists have been coming together with the goal of turning a blank canvas into a magnificent creation, to share the wonders of the artistic process with voting audiences, and to celebrate local and national artistic talent. The movement has spread to more than 100 cities and 6 continents. From Brooklyn to Bangladesh, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, and many more; Art Battle has showcased incredible creative talent and built communities and relationships that support live art as a way of expression, innovation, and celebration.

Anabel Marquez