Yesterday (Saturday August 25th) was the Magic Hat Brewery’s 3rd annual Wall To Canvas art competition in Burlington, VT. Taken directly from their website: “Wall to Canvas features twelve artists that are chosen from around the region for their style and creativity. Competing live, they each start with blank 4′ x 4′ canvases and finish with off-the-wall and into-your-home masterpieces!” The event is designed to sponsor the Shelburne Craft School. After the event each piece is auctioned off and the proceeds are split between the artist and the school.
Some of my supplies.
My ballot box.
The beginning of my piece.
My work continues
Sadly the judging of the art is skewed and a bit like a “high school prom” as one other competing artist put it. The winner of the event is picked by popular vote, meaning that which ever artist can bring in the largest amount of people (families, friends, etc) will win. Not being from VT and not knowing too many people from the area, my chances were very slim. However my piece sold and helped to raise money for the craft school, so all is well. It was interesting and fun and I’ll definitely do it again next year if given the chance.
Here’s an update with a few more photos, including the finished piece!