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Art! Masters 2018


"Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee."

Art! Masters' first event was a huge success. Attendees of all ages watched as artists raced to translate their ideas to canvas within their one-hour time limit. It was a truly enjoyable event for the young and old. What is Art! Masters? Art! Masters is a new painting contest for professional artists. This July from 7-10 pm it was held at The Portside Pub in Gastown, Vancouver, BC. There were 8 artists, who had to create a painting to the theme of Muhammad Ali's famous quote: "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." The theme was known by artists in advance, however the supplies they were given were not. Artists were given a surprise box of materials to paint with (including everything but brushes) fifteen minutes before the contest began. After the hour was up, each member of the audience was given a voting ticket which they used to vote for whichever artist's piece they loved most. After the tickets were counted, a first, second, and third place winner was revealed. All received prizes! The fantastic Doctor Strange, Steven Kaplin, emceed for the night, providing an exciting ambiance.

Surprise Supplies

  • Bubble wrap

  • Sponge Brushes

  • Feathers

  • Red Solo Cup

  • Tin pallet

  • Metal scrubber

  • Q - Tips

  • Plastic fork & knife

  • Think wooden sticks / toothpick

8 Artists

  • 1st Place - Danyne Johnston

  • 2nd Place - Jake Bull

  • 3rd Place - Lauren Morris

  • Instagram Contest Winner - Patrick De Michele

  • Elizabeth Cross

  • Tatiana Rivero Sanz

  • Maureen Coles

  • Shelley Brookes


  • XiamenAir

  • DeSerres

  • Contemporary Art Gallery

  • Panasonic

  • Opus Art Supplies

  • Bard on the Beach

  • Cactus Club

  • Tap & Barrel

  • Squish Candies

  • Museum of Anthropology

  • Hello Fresh

  • Portside Pub

How To Be A Part Of Art! Masters Artists The artists were chosen on a first-come-first-serve basis from Art! Vancouver's 2018 event. There was also one local artist, Patrick De Michele, who won an Instagram contest in order to be a part of the event. For more information, please visit Art! Vancouver's website. Art! Masters is an amazing opportunity to be involved in the local and international community that Art! Vancouver brings together during the main event at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Next year's dates for this show are April 25-28, 2019. Volunteers To apply as a volunteer please visit here. There are many different spots available! Join the creative team :)

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