Art vs. Art 2012 Offers $4,000 Grand Prize
Paint Day returns to the City Market; Main Event returns to the Vogue
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, August 22, 2012 – Primary Colours will present its 9th annual Art vs. Art painting competition at the Vogue Theatre in Broad Ripple on September 28th. In this one-of-a-kind event featuring side-by-side face-offs between same-day created paintings, Art vs. Art contestants compete head-to-head for a $4,000 cash prize. The winner is determined by audience vote; the loser faces the infamous "Wheel of Death," unless an audience member purchases the painting and saves it from a ruinous fate.
Art vs Art begins with Paint Day at the City Market on Saturday, September 8th. Artists pay a $20 entry fee for their chance to compete; a $5 discount is available to those who sign up in advance at artvsart.net. Artists have four hours to create their masterpiece using the 18” x 24” canvas and selection of acrylic paints provided to each participant. The public is encouraged to come and watch the creative process.
At the end of Paint Day, each painting is photographed and posted on www.artvsart.net website, where friends, family and fans can vote for their favorite pieces. After three weeks of voting, the top 32 vote-getters advance to the next stage of the competition.
At the Main Event at the Vogue Theatre on Friday, September 28th, audience members select their three favorite paintings, narrowing the competition down to 16 finalists which move on to head-to-head, on stage battles. During the finals of the Main Event, two paintings at a time are randomly selected from the 16 finalists. Audience noise is measured with a decibel meter to determine each "bout" winner. Each losing painting faces destruction as determined by a spin of “The Wheel of Death.” A painting can only be saved from destruction if the highest bidder purchases it from a live auction after each bout. If the spin of The Wheel of Death results in “Instant Death,” the painting is destroyed on the spot without an auction. Artists receive 70% of the amount from the sale of their paintings.
The one painting to survive four “bouts” will be crowned the Art vs. Art 2012 Champion, and its artist will receive a $4,000 prize, the Title Belt, and full bragging rights. It's a winner-take-all competition. There is no second place prize. The irreverent Leisure Kings Big Band will perform during and after the competition.
Paint Day Details
When: Saturday, September 8, 2012. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT
Where: Indianapolis City Market (222 E. Market St.).
Cost: $20 entry fee for artists; the public can watch artists paint for free
Preregistration: Artists can register before the event at http://artvsart.net for a discounted fee of $15.
All materials are provided: one 18"x24" canvas board; a set of brushes; acrylic paints in the colors red, blue, yellow, black, and white; water; paint trays; and paper towels.
Not permitted: personal materials (brushes, paints, easels, etc.), stencils, or rubbings.
Permitted: chairs; a sketch, picture, or other prop to paint from.
Artists must be 21 or older on Paint Day.
Main Event Details
When: Friday, September 28, 2012, Doors open and audience voting begins at 8 p.m. EDT
Where: The Vogue Theatre - 6259 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN (in Broad Ripple Village)
Emcee: Mike Wiltrout
Musical Guest: The Leisure Kings Big Band
Cost: $15 day of show; $12 advance online or at the Vogue box office.
Grand Prize: $4,000