We kicked off our first Battle of the Arts in August 2010 and the now-annual throwdown just keeps getting bigger and better!
Hyde Park says “We have the Best Artists” and we have $400.00 in cash prizes to prove it. We called YOU out! Do you have the nerve to come to the Martini Shell on Truman Highway in Hyde Park on Saturday August 3, 2013?
All artists need to be preregistered by July 27 at the latest to participate. Earlier if you want me to not get agita!
Artists will bring their own art supplies and create their art from 3pm to 6pm, no finished pieces are allowed and we will battle it out on location to see who is the best artist. Any medium and any subject matter was allowed (though it is a family event!).
1st place: $250.00
2nd place: $100.00
3rd place: $50.00
The public will vote for the winners (all artists are encouraged to stack the deck in their favor by bringing all their friends and family to vote for them!)
We ask: Are you confident enough to answer the call or are you chicken?
Register to be a participating artist:
If you would like to sponsor this event:
2012 Battle of the Arts winners:
First place ($250): Frederick Melo
Second place ($100): Jerry Joseph
Third place ($50): Wendy Converse
We even provide music for the smack down and have games and crafts for the kids. All free!
Thank you to the DCR for all their help with hosting this event, setting up and taking down all tables, chairs, and tents, providing the kids craft area and teacher for the kids, for advertising the event, and probably a million other things they did that I’m not even aware of! Special thanks to Maggi Brown, Regional Interpretive Coordinator for overseeing all of the DCR help.
Thank you to Osmani Rodriguez for agreeing to emcee this event! Osmani Rodriguez is an actor with extensive experience.
Thanks to the sound tech JT McNeil!
Thanks to Riverside TheatreWorks for the fabulous entertainment with the dancers and singers
Thank you to the O’Dwyer Dancers Irish Dancers …celebrating culture & tradition, building confidence and friendships…one step at a time! The O’Dwyer School of Irish Dancing has been teaching ages 3 and up in Hyde Park for 6 years. Located in the Hyde Park Community Center it has more than 80 dancers. Performing: Julia and Lila Curran.
Thank you to Kiri Cormack. Kiri is a 21 year old from Milton. She attended Riverside Theater Works when she was in high school. She enjoys acting, singing, and performing in shows as well as her own music. She will be attending Manhattan College in the Spring for her Kiri singing, keyboard, guitar.
Thank you singer-songwriter from Medford, multi-instrumentalist Michael Maloney. Michael has been featured on WBZ 1030 AM’s Jordan Rich Show. This past December he raised $800 for Boston Children’s Hospital, donating all the sales of his “Maybe This Christmas” album.
Thank you to Andrew Smith, singer.
Thanks to Mixed Emotions. MIXED EMOTIONS IS AN ENSEMBLE OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FROM RTW IN HYDE PARK. MIXED EMOTIONS BRINGS THEIR EXCITING REVUES OF MUSICAL SHOWSTOPPERS TO LOCATIONS ALL OVER NEW ENGLAND & BEYOND.
Thank you to Cheryl Murphy and all the other board members and staff that had a hand in putting this event together!
Thanks to Susan Palumbo and Sandy Spector for their invaluable help at the Artist registration/Welcome/Information table and for making sure everyone who showed up got a chance to vote for their favorite artist!
And, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Jan Kenney for her tireless effort to find the entertainment, help to organize this event, and the multitude of things she does to keep the MAC going in general. I really don’t know what we would do without her.
Pictures from the 2012 Battle of the Arts
Last year (2011) winners were awarded by Popular Vote:
First Place $250.00: Ariane Fleming
Second Place $100.00 Jacques McGaffie
Third Place $50.00 Mary Cotter
Ariane is from Hyde Park, so we we are proud to say that Hyde Park has the best artists!