Art vs. Art paint day, main event coming up 

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Primary Colours
has announced a few more details about one of its signature programs: Art vs. Art, which pits painting against painting in a battle to the death.

This year's schedule starts with Paint Day on Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Garfield Park Arts Center, followed by the Main Event Sept. 26, 9 p.m.-midnight at the Vogue.

On Paint Day, artists have four hours to create a piece using only materials supplied by Prizm: a canvas, brushes and acrylic paints. Artist registration is open to all at primarycolours.org; the fee is $15 online and $20 at the door.

The first round of voting takes place online from Sept. 12 to 25, with the general public invited to pick their favorite three pieces. Top votegetters will make it to the Main Event, when audience voting will determine which painting will advance and which will be destroyed. The winner gets a cash prize of $4,000.

Have a gander at our coverage of a Paint Day in 2011 and the Main Event in 2012:
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Art vs. Art 2012 (Slideshow)

Local arts organization Primary Colourspresents the infamous art competition, Art vs. Art. Early in September, competitors gathered at The City Market for Paint Day where individuals were given art supplies and four hours to create their artistic contenders. After a round of online voting, finalists face head-to-head audience votes at the Main Event held Sept 28th at The Vogue. Losers face the "Wheel of Death"; some art will die.

By Stacy Kagiwada

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Art vs. Art 2011 at The Vogue (Slideshow)

Heaps of innocent paintings were destroyed Friday night at The Vogue as part of Art vs. Art. One piece emerged victorious, narrowly avoiding the chainsaw and acid bath.

By Stacy Kagiwada

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