Art-Photography Exhibit and “Art Clash” Competition

Art-Photography Exhibit and “Art Clash” Competition

Sunday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20

Arta Gallery – Distillery District

Followed by:

With the participation of talented aspiring artists from Bulgarian and other backgrounds. 
For info on each artist, visit:—competition.html
Performance Art Competition
Created by PetriART with the assistance of Studio Poppy
Arta Gallery, April 22, 2012 @ 6:30 pm
In conjunction with
Bulgarian Arts Festival
MC presenter – Joseph Worndl
Music by DJ – Radek Rajkowski
Art Clash is a live performance art contest, during which artists paint-duel against one another in three live rounds of painting, while an audience watches and marvels at the process of their work.
At the end of each performance round, the audience has the chance to vote for their favourite artist. The final round is a face-off between the two finalists, paint-dueling for first place. The finalist of the Clash will have the chance to display his or her work in the Bulgarian Art exhibition at Arta Gallery. At the end of the competition, the audience can participate in a silent auction during which they can purchase any or all of the completed artworks.
Bidding price starts at $100.
Michael Romaniukwas born in Poland in 1989, where he first touched base with his passion for the arts. In 1994, Michael immigrated to Canada where he continued to draw and sketch whatever came to mind. Upon graduating elementary school, he applied to Cawthra Park Secondary School for the arts, in the field of visual arts. Michael spent the next four years studying art and continuing to develop his techniques. In 2008, Michael graduated from the Regional Arts program. He continues to incorporate his passion for the visual arts into his everyday life.
Joanna Genova was born in London, Ontario in 1991. During her childhood, she stood out with her talent in visual art. While in elementary school, Genova won several art awards and competitions. Her advanced skills at a young age enabled her to create a strong portfolio, which granted her entrance to the Visual Art program at Cawthra Park Secondary school. Genova has an interest in graphic design, visual story telling through illustration, and painting. She has been working as an apprentice graphic designer and painter under her alias – Studio Poppy. Currently, Genova is completing her studies in
Design at Humber College and is looking forward to a fruitful career in Graphic Design.
John Hollandis a 19 year old student living in Toronto. After showing obvious talent in art throughout high school and winning the prestigious grade 12 art award at De La Salle College in 2011, he had just scratched the surface of his creative potential. Today, he continues to develop his artistic point of view and is looking forward to his enrollment in George Brown’s Art and Design Foundation program for the fall of 2012.
Ianitza Vassilevais a 19 year old Canadian artist living in Hamilton and Toronto. She was born in Bulgaria and later moved to live in South Africa. She attended Etobicoke School of the Arts and now spends her time between Toronto and Hamilton, where she attends McMaster University. She is currently earning an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science, combining in Fine Art. Art plays a central role in her life, acting as a creative outlet to question, investigate, and synthesize her interests.
Rossen Atanassov-Iaydjiev, or Ross, is a Toronto based muralist, painter, and designer. Born on June 28th, 1990, in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, Ross spent the first years of his life traveling throughout his homeland. At a young age his family immigrated to Canada and settled in Toronto. Ross currently studies New Media at Ryerson University while also taking on custom art commissions. His work ranges over a variety of categories, usually depicted in an urban art style. He hopes to continue using his talents towards creating meaningful, beautiful and informative works.
Ali Mio is an 18 year old born and living in Toronto. She began to take an interest in the arts at a young age and developed her skills all throughout elementary school and high school, participating in the arts programs available as well as doing extracurricular classes. She now attends Max the Mutt, a private career college, for animation where she continues to develop her talent and grow as an artist.

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