NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TN Tribune) – Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, through its partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has partnered to create the world’s first motorsports artwork auction to benefit Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Starting today, paintings featured by seven talented and diverse artists focused on the motorsport community can be acquired through this very unique and worthy auction.

The online digital art auction will run through Sunday, August 7 – the last day of the three-day Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in downtown Nashville – with all proceeds going directly to Children’s Hospital . Deals will end at 10:00 p.m. CT that night.

Click here to view the amazing and varied motorsport artwork as well as to make an offer.

The seven participating artists are:

  • Bill Patterson (@billpattart) is an internationally acclaimed artist living in Texas with works owned by several celebrities and global corporations such as Microsoft, FedEx, BMW, Porsche and Ferrari to name a few. Thirty-four years as a full-time artist after leaving the profession of architect. Although the focus is on commissioned artwork, over $1 million has been raised by painting live at numerous charity galas such as the National Guard Youth Foundation, St Jude Children’s Hospital and United Way. His paintings have sold for up to $50,000. Patterson created the artwork for last year’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix inaugural race program, which he will donate to the auction.
  • Simon Ward (@simonward46) is a renowned motorsport artist whose many of his paintings have been commissioned by numerous motorsport teams, owners and fans around the world. He produced a series of paintings focusing on Formula 1 and his works hang permanently at Sebring Regional Airport, home of the world’s first championship endurance race and with which he has been associated for several decades. His work has been exhibited in the US and UK, including an exhibition at the historic British F1 Grand Prix.
  • Justin Redmon (@redrevoltdesign) is a resident of Franklin Tennessee, and a born illustrator. Beginning with pencil and brushwork of vintage cars, his passion for design deepened through his experiences traveling the world while serving in the United States Navy. Today, his favorite medium is digital illustration. Her flexibility in color and shape defies the boundaries of design and allows her to channel emotion through art.
  • Thiago Romero (@thiago_romero_fineart) is a contemporary Brazilian artist, writer, journalist and paratrooper. He is best known for his unique and distinctive technique of “abstract expressionism”, often using waves, flags, cars, racing helmets, geometric shapes, letters and numbers in his paintings. His style is characterized by a vibrant, expressive and spontaneous approach, achieved through the rapid application of different shades of acrylic paint, water and other elements.
  • Joseph Love (@joseph.love.31) wanted to be an artist growing up, but after serving in the Air Force and raising a family, it took him three decades to finally pursue his passion. In 2011 the dream began and just 16 months back in the art world, he opened his first solo art exhibition at the University Club of Nashville, located on the campus of Vanderbilt University. The show called “Das Rennen” featured his oil paintings of Formula 1 racing cars and drivers past and present, vintage Mercedes Benz cars and other classic automobiles. Since then, his works have been exhibited in many prestigious venues and galleries, including Vanderbilt, TSU and Metro Public Schools.
  • Jessica Kristianna Haas (@jessicakhaas) is America’s first female speed painter and the fastest speed painter in the entertainment industry. Since her recent win on ABC’s Gong Show, Jessica currently holds the following records for Executing Fastest Painting on National Television, First Female Performance Painter to Paint on National Television, and First+ Fastest award-winning female speed painter to win on a national television network.
  • Chuck Braud (@chuckbraud_art_) draws and draws from an early age, and his love of sports led him to sports art. He started with acrylics and now focuses on oil paints in his work. He recently left the transport business after two decades to devote himself full-time to art.

Fans and potential bidders will have the opportunity to view the artwork in person ahead of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix August 5-7 around the Nissan Stadium campus as well as during race week.

From today until August 3, the various artworks can be seen in the lobby of Children’s Hospital, Union Station Hotel, Grand Hyatt Nashville, Pinnacle Bank Branch – Symphony Place and the Margaritaville Hotel downtown. From August 4-7, they will be available at Big Machine Music City Grand Prix’s Champion’s Party at AJ’s, East Club at Nissan Stadium, Netjets Club RPM presented by Grand Hyatt Nashville, and “Artist Alley” which will be located at the FanZone on the stadium campus.

For those who simply wish to donate to Children’s Hospital, please click here.

About Big Machine Music City Grand Prix:
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES heads to Nashville August 5-7 for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, Round 14 of the 17-race season. The three-day festival of racing and music will also include Indy Lights, GT America, Trans Am, Stadium SUPER Trucks and Vintage Indy. Musical entertainment is highlighted by on-site nightly concerts featuring prominent artists led by Tim McGraw on Saturday August 6, and Carly Pearce and Brantley Gilbert for the Grand Ole Prix show on Sunday August 7. For ticket and event information, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.