Canvas Battle 2018 Live Art Competition Branding, Collateral + Organizer

On November 9, 2018, AIGA Austin held their 4th annual Afterhours poster show, at Wright Bros. Brew + Brew. During Afterhours' opening night, there is a live art competition called Canvas Battle, in which 4 artists are given a blank canvas, a handful of black markers, and 90 minutes to create a work of art based on that year's theme. Every year Afterhours + Canvas Battle attract 500+ attendees, and sells hundreds of posters — proceeds from the 2018 event went to Kids in a New Groove. When the time came to start planning and preparing, I volunteered to help organize the event; and was assigned Canvas Battle.

 

In working toward opening night, not only was I tasked with branding + collateral for the event, but also choosing the artists who would compete, and preparing them for the competition; liaising with sponsors for materials and gift items for the artists/event; as well as helping with the coordination and pacing for the night of Canvas Battle. The end result produced some really excellent art, and a quite enjoyable evening. The Canvas Battle 2018 winner was Trish Garcia — shown toward the bottom of this page. I learned a lot during the lead-up to Canvas Battle, and was so glad to have been a part of it all. A big thanks goes to Cameron Sandage and Alisha Moore (Afterhours main organizers) who were a huge help throughout the process; and also to Trish Garcia, Chase Quarterman, Sam Soper, and Aaron Hamilton, our mighty canvas warriors.

Refined sketches

Digital exploration

Refined digital roughs

Not used, but I still love it

Application exploration

Social media post

Social media post

Thank you card

Sponsorship poster

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Canvas Battle 2018 Live Art Competition Branding, Collateral + Organizer
Canvas Battle 2018 Live Art Competition Branding, Collateral + Organizer
Canvas Battle 2018 Live Art Competition Branding, Collateral + Organizer
Canvas Battle 2018 Live Art Competition Branding, Collateral + Organizer