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2016 Battle of the Arts

The 2016 Battle of the Arts Sponsor is Blue Hills Bank.

 

Blue HIlls Bank Logo

 

 

 

The 2016 Battle of the Arts will be held July 16

 

2015 Battle of the Arts Was a Great Success

This year we merged with the SOS Urban Arts Festival. The battle was held from 2-5pm during the festival. It was a great time!!

Artists had 3 hours to create their art, on site, in real time while the public watches.

First Place Winner

Merkthose (pic to be added soon)

Second Place Winner

Mark-Anthony Kenney

Third Place Winner

Jerry Joseph

The artists that competed were:
Adele Rothman
Amari Gunn
Ilani D’Alfonso
Jerry Joseph
Mark-Anthony Kenney
Nacaira Greenaway
Nancy Marks
Patricia Odom
Sasja Lucas
Sharon Armour
Lucas Figueroa
Merkthose

Thank you so much to our Emcee, Osmani Rodriquez!
And thank you to Varda Haliday for your tireless efforts, volunteer time, and helping to make the event run smoothly!

Previous Years

2014 Battle of the Arts was canceled due to rain.

 

2013 Sponsors

Madeline LaFarge — personal sponsor

 

 

 


 

2013 Battle of the Arts

The 2013 winners were:

First place: Freddie Melo

Second place: Timothy Johnson

Third place: Mary Cotter

The weather was perfect and the artists were amazing! The biggest complaint we had all day was that it was so hard to choose who to vote for.

You need to check out the YouTube video of Timothy Johnson painting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqVfIW9_S2c&feature=youtu.be

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 and always does a great job.

Thanks also to the volunteers that helped out:
Varda Haliday (and her kids)
Graham Waiting
Cheryl Murphy
Rosemarie Clinton
Michael Wilson

General

We kicked off our first Battle of the Arts in August 2010 and the now-annual throw-down just keeps getting bigger and better!

Hyde Park says “We have the Best Artists” and we had $400.00 in cash prizes to prove it. We called YOU out!

Artists brought their own art supplies and created their art from 3pm to 6pm, no finished pieces were allowed and we battled 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!).

Cash prizes:

1st place: $250.00
2nd place: $100.00
3rd place: $50.00

The public votes 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!)

 

 

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.

 

I dare you!

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!