Award-Winning Speed Painter Randall Hedden Selects 1st Female Professional Artist for Act

speedpainting-webPHOENIX, Ariz.—October 17, 2016— Award-winning artist Randall Hedden announced today that he has selected Phoenix-based artist Katia Von Kral as the first female artist to his act Tribute Art Live. Randall has been speed painting for nearly a decade, searching to add artists to his act throughout.   

“Katia is a phenomenally talented artist and will make an amazing addition to my act,” said Hedden. “I am thrilled to put her skills to use for the benefit of my worthy charities.”

tempe-based-award-winning-speed-painterHedden has set himself apart from all the other “speed painters” in the world with his unmatched accuracy and ability to create an amazing portrait in under 8 minutes. Each painting is meticulously designed in Randall’s studio in Tempe, Ariz., to ensure accuracy.  Corporations hire Randall for his 100 percent success rate in achieving his fundraising goals. In fact, he has raised over $1.5 million for charity.

tributeart-live-logo“Randall and I have been practicing together for over 6 months in preparation for the upcoming live shows,” said Von Kral, “I could not be more excited to add this aspect of art to my career. Working with such an amazing talented, well-respected artist and being able to raise funds for charities at the same time is the perfect fulfilling combination.”

blue-martini-the-premier-martini-loungeHedden and Von Kral’s first performance open to the public will be Monday, November 14, at Blue Martini Phoenix from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The performance includes the mixing of music, choreography, set design, and monologue; the painting design is personally supervised by Randall.  All proceeds will go to the Care Fund charity. There will also be live music by The Harry Luge Band.

About Katia Von Kral

Katie Von Kral - Art by KVK
Katie Von Kral – Art by KVK

For over 20 years, Katia Von Kral has successfully shared her artistic talents for all to see. Her art has been featured in magazines such as Phoenix Home and Garden. She has done custom artwork and murals for large corporations, including Google, Pulte and Del Webb. She also facilitated the restoration of the 1926 Historic Civic Plaza in downtown Phoenix. She has created hundreds of pieces of her originals art and offers all of those images as prints on canvas. Each piece is unique and original in its own right, since they are personally embellished, signed, and numbered by the artist. Von Kral has managed to keep her dream alive but not without a fight. The medical condition endometriosis affects over 176 million women worldwide, including Von Kral. 30-40% of women with endometriosis cannot have children and suffer from EXTREME pain. Therefore, a portion of all the proceeds from Art by KVK sales is donated to support the Endometriosis Association, a charitable organization dear to KVK’s heart. KVK has also worked with the Boys and Girls Club. She loves kids, and it is her passion to care for them whenever the opportunity arises.

You can view and purchase all of her works at www.artbykvk.com. Order products or contact her direct at 480.420.4ART (4278) or artbykvk@gmail.com.

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Joy DiNaro, Amendola Communications 847-809-0406, jdinaro@acmarketingpr.com

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