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Greetings, miniature fans, we’re pleased to announce that the Bay Area Open Painting Competition will be a Crystal Brush qualifier again this year! We’ve seen some fantastic models from this convention in past years and are looking forward to the results. The overall grand prize winner will receive his or her choice of $100 in CoolMiniOrNot store merchandise credit, or round trip airfare to compete at the 2015 Crystal Brush Awards in Chicago, Illinois.
Bay Area Open 2014 will be held July 26th and 27th, in San Jose, California, hosted by Frontline Gaming. The weekend will be filled with Warhammer 40K, Warmachine, Hordes, and Warzone events, plus hobby seminars with multiple award winning painter Caleb Wissenback. Painting competition details will be posted on the BAO site shortly. If you’ll be in the area, check it out!