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THE BRUSH OFF – Call For Artists

Now in its 9th year, THEMUSEUM is proud to host Waterloo Regions original and premiere live art making event, The Brush Off again on Saturday January 25, 2020 at 7pm.  During this fundraising event, artists are invited to participate in a friendly competition, painting and creating art live in front of an audience of up to 400 people!  Artists will expose and be exposed to the wealth of artistic talent that exists in this community and beyond!

Guests will come for the party atmosphere, and witness this fast-paced art making.  They will enjoy the intensity of the creative process, as well as a cocktail while they dance to the music!  Guests will have an opportunity to mingle with the artists, vote for their favourite works in each round and bid on the paintings created in the silent auction!  

THEMUSEUM is a registered not for profit, charitable organization and puts on events like this one to fundraise to stay open and offer fresh and relevant exhibitions and programming to this community. Each artist is donating their time to create the art, and THEMUSEUM and artist share in the silent auction proceeds. Along with the artists, guests support THEMUSEUM at the event through tickets sales, art sales, and drink sales. Thank you!

What are we looking for?

THEMUSEUM seeks artists to participate in The Brush Off – artists who thrive in an exciting, dynamic, engaging environment, while creating their work on the spot. 

Artists will compete in rounds; winners from each round will be selected by the audience votes and advance to the final round!

The winning artist and the runner up are guaranteed to receive prizes! 

THEMUSEUM will provide all paint, canvas and easels.  Artists will provide their own brushes/tools.  

Artists are encouraged to sell tickets to friends and family to create their very own cheering section!    

How to sign up?

Fill out the short form online at and include images or a link to your work.

Contact with any additional questions.  

Deadline for artist participants to submit their application is Friday December 6 at 5pm. 

Artist Application

  • Please provide a minimum of THREE (3) images of your work.
    Drop files here or


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