On August 29th artists battled it out at Lowe Mill. I hadn’t had that much fun in a long time! Everyone had 3 mystery items that had to be included in their entirety in their artwork. All the items were the same. Each artist had a box with their name on it divided on a table by floors. Artists on the 3rd floor got a 1 minute head start and those on the 2nd floor got an extra 30 seconds. We started painting at 6:30 and had 90 minutes to be back in the 1st floor connector with our finished pieces. It was great to meet so many of the Lowe Mill artists before we got started.
Since I don’t have a studio yet, I setup camp outside Huntsville Art League’s 202 Studio in the 2nd floor connector. The 3 mystery items were 2 pieces of okra, 4 metal wire things, and a key on a key ring. Thankfully I had brought yarn and needle and thread. My idea was that a spider in the garden scared the gardener and he/she dropped their keys and the spider got them. I turned my wires into a spider by wrapping them in yarn. I attached everything to my acrylic painting on canvas with needle and thread. And made it back to the 1st floor just in time!
The pieces were purchased ahead of time by ticket holders, and they were chosen in Dirty Santa fashion. So much fun to watch!
Plus, my piece won 1st place! I received a wonderful prize pack sponsored by The Art Cart and Gamblin. Oil paint, a beautiful table easel and a linen canvas.
About the event
A fundraiser for Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
It’s an artistic ‘Iron Chef’ style face-off! During this creatively competitive event, participating Lowe Mill artists will be given a mystery basket of items to create artwork with in just 90 minutes, and the final piece must include all three items. The event pits volunteer artists in a head-to-head race against time. After time is up and the artwork is returned to the designated area, the art work will be judged by our previously determined group of judges. Votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced at the end of the evening. There will be a collector’s draw performed at the end of the evening, with a ‘dirty santa’ style twist. In order to participate in the collectors draw you must purchase an advance ticket below at $25. General admission is $10 the night of and will not include participation the collectors draw.