WHAT: Every Wednesday, upscale gallery-lounge W.i.P: Work in Progress will be organizing art events and showcasing original pieces from emerging to well-known artists. This Wednesday, September 5th, W.I.P will host a special artist competition called The Battle of the Artists with works from Con Artist Collective and Soh Nup Ink Collective from 9:30pm-12am.
The Battle of the Artists will be similar to a game show format with two teams of artists competing for the better piece of artwork. Each team will be provided with the same size empty canvas, a subject matter and the same amount of materials. Since this is a live show, artists will also be provided with newspapers of the day and will have to create collages and collaborations based on current events.
Each team will be assigned a unique hashtag on Twitter and guests will be encouraged to take pictures or retweet their favorite team during the event. At a certain time, the team with the most retweets, or most tweets with that unique hashtag will be declared the winner. The pieces will be offered for sale with a price tag of $3,000 and remain in the venue throughout the summer. The winners will also be invited to help curate future events and showcases at the venue.
WHO: Con Artist Collective and Soh Nup Ink Collective battling for the better piece of artwork. Confirmed artists from Con Artist Collective include Chris Mendoza, Victor Ochoa, Alexander Sullivan, and Brian Shevlin; and from Soh Nup Ink Collective Aaron Lazansky, Ari Lankin, Joseph Meloy, Elke Reva Sudin, and Paul Zepeda.
Also scope out new works, collaborations, and experiments from other favorites, such as: Mike Ming, Kenji Hirata, The Yok, Sheryo, Laura Tack, Dean Millien, Cody Oyama, Sam Woolley, IRKT, Rachael Senchoway, Michael Sharp, Ko Smith, Julia Pascone, Kanako Miyamoto, Oscar Tatsu, Andy Wolf, Silvia Mihai and more.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 5th
9pm-10pm: Open wine bar; 9pm-12am: Happy hour drink prices & $5 beers
9:30pm-12am: Battle of the Artists
34 Vandam Street (between Avenue of the Americas and Varick St)
New York, NY 10013
*Please note this event is 21+. Photo ID required. For more information: http://wipnewyork.com