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ClearWater Artist Studios Brings a New Roster of 'Featured Painters' to 4th Annual Portrait Paint-Off

Mar 09, 2018 09:18PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Courtesy of the ClearWater Artist Studios website.

Let them eat cake! ClearWater Artist Studios is hosting their 4th Annual Sun Drop Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off Extravaganza. This event is made up of about 13 painters that work live in real time, completing portraits from a single model in under two hours. It takes place March 10th, 2018 from 3-6pm at ClearWater Artist Studios Main Gallery.

Last year drew roughly 150 visitors that enjoyed a festive atmosphere punctuated by artist interviews, 5-minute speed drawings of audience members, and raffle prize drawings. This was all, of course, augmented by the plentiful Sun Drop Pound Cake on offer. Several guests went home with prizes, a new ClearWater T-shirt or a new artwork for their walls. 

This year, the studio is excited about a new roster of 'Featured Painters' for the Live Painting event. Visitors can also expect open studios, an emcee-performance, a gift basket auction, and cake. 

The set up of the event is incredibly unique to ClearWater Studios. Visitors will be able to watch these artists create a masterpiece in front of their eyes in the style of a sporting event. "
Every year a different group of five invited master-portraitists are the ‘Featured Painters,’ with a larger group of area artists who sign up, via 1st-come 1st served email request, to paint from the 2nd row. All will work from one live, professional model," says their Facebook event page

ClearWater makes sure to emphasize that it's family-friendly, too! 

Their website states, "
Rounding out the event will be emcee, NuffCed Ultimatehost, a Charlotte native, a comedian and spoken-word poet, to keep the energy up and the timing clear, and to electrify you with his entertaining presence." 

View the full list of Featured Artists 
here. Admission is completely free. 

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ClearWater Artist Studios Presents: The 4th Annual Sun Drop Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off Extravaganza! - Mar 10, 2018 3:00PM

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To learn more about this event, you can visit the 
ClearWater Artist Studios' website.

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