Art Face Off


Art Face Off is a new online home for the global art community. Everyday we have more and more people join our movement – possibly the most important movement in the art world of the information age – the development of a democratic world art community, flourishing and energized by the vigor of healthy competition.

As a global art community, we vote to choose the next great artists of our times. Our Face Off competitions are designed to promote all artists and encourage everyone to participate. We are different.

Our headquarters are located in Portland, Oregon, in a tiny gallery on the fringes of the Pearl Arts District. Steven W. Ochs, the gallery owner and instigator of the movement, began his quest to build Art Face Off in 2004. The website, finally launched on September 1, 2006, continues to grow rapidly as our volunteers and employees labor at the monumental task of getting the word out to every artist in the world.

United we are a much stronger force.

Art Face Off


5 thoughts on “Art Face Off

  1. I don’t really get this. Isn’t art supposed to be about personal expression? What do Face Offs and “the vigor of healthy competition” have to do with it?

    Does anyone else have thoughts on this?

  2. Yes. I am on the art Face off pages and I think it can not be taken very seriously.
    I think if you have a lot of friends on MySpace who will vote high for you, you have a great chance of winning.

  3. hi, this is steve the creator of art face off. to answer your questions:

    we are using competition to get art lovers – people who buy art – to have a reason to look and hopefully get them to communicate with artists and buy. competition empowers art lovers to have an extra reason to view art.

    also, the amount of friends you have – does not affect your rating long term. People are using it to get to the top, but if the high rated art does not stand up to the publics scrutiny… It will lower. I say that because as of today, nov 16, we have had over 370,000 votes in the rating section and we currently get about 1500 – 5000 pages a day. That means even if you have 500 friends and you get them all to vote 10’s you would get and average rating after a while.



  4. I have just asked art face off to delete my account.

    I have been voting and following the art flow tree for months now. Yesterday i received three emails about the winners. Some I had never seen in any of the face-offs, and the one who won the drawing face-off was the guy I beat in the first round.

    I have even deleted the bookmark to the site and wrote them an upset letter to which they didn’t reply.

  5. It appears this is a site where you get your friends to vote for you and has nothing to do with talent, ability or merit. It’s to me nothing more than a farce and rip off.

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