Runde Salesman to Compete in Painting Competition

Runde Auto Group is excited to announce that one of our own, salesman Nick Roche, will be competing in Art Slam as a part of Voices X!

The live, timed painting competition will feature five student teams and four professional teams who will be painting live models. It will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Nick Roche

Nick Roche

Nick has has been painting since the early 2000s. He usually paints abstracts with oil, but for his first Art Slam, he will be painting models with acrylic.

“I took a lot of figure drawing in college,” he said.

Nick studied Art and English at Loras College.

As music pumps through the warehouse, attendees will watch as the artists complete a painting in 90 minutes, voting for their favorites by dropping dollars in voting boxes. A three-member jury will judge the final works, and two $1,000 prizes will be awarded.

The boisterous atmosphere will be a new experience for Nick since he usually paints with classical or jazz music.

“I don’t normally paint in front of people so it will be different,” Nick said. “It’s not something I’d typically do.”

Nick, who is from the Chicagoland area, has worked at Runde Chevrolet for 2 ½ years.

This is a scene from Art Slam at last year's Voices From the Warehouse. This year's event will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Doors open at 6 p.m.

This is a scene from Art Slam at last year’s Voices From the Warehouse. This year’s event will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Runde Auto Group is the premier sponsor of Voices X, a month-long art exhibition that is held in Dubuque’s warehouse district, at the corner of 10th and Jackson Streets.

Join us Saturday night as we cheer on Nick and the other artists!

 

Teams will include:

Students – Clarke University, University of Wisconsin Madison, Loras College, University of Northern Iowa

Professionals – Corinna Button, Monica Balc, Doug and Donna Schliesier, and Nick Roche

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