Judy Robertson, Art Battle Champion

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, over 300 people gathered to watch 12 local artists complete paintings in only 20 minutes at Selby Library during Art Battle!

A raised stage was centered under spotlights in the Selby Library rotunda as local artists Rick Knowlton, Raven Skye McDonough, Vicki Chelf, Karalee Hammes, Judy Robertson, Dave Blanch, Teresa K Stone, Shawn McLoughlin, Karen Chandler, Carol Buck, Judy Lyon, and Mara Torres competed in Art Battle.

As the artists painted, the attendees circled the rotunda and viewed the art from the second level of the library. Based on audience voting, Judy Robertson, Dave Blanch, Karen Chandler, and Mara Torres were selected to paint in the final round. After the final round, Judy Robertson was named Sarasota Art Battle Champion. Robertson will advance to compete in a south Florida Art Battle.

Congratulations to Judy and all of the talented artists that competed in this exciting challenge!