Ian Buckwalter, senior editor at DCist, is keeping the competition friendly. Violence is never the way.

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More about the Critique the Critics competition:
Join AAC and DC Magazine for a stylish evening with lots of new and old friends at one of the hippest creative events in town. Watch familiar DC trend setters and opinion makers battle it out in a live art competition using art supplies from childhood - you get to play critic by voting for the champion. The night will feature amazing contemporary art, an exciting silent auction, designer cocktails and open bar, delicious catering, and sexy tunes.

This year's "Critics": ABC7/WJLA-TV's Maureen Bunyan, DC Magazine Publisher Peter Abrahams, the Newseum's Sonya Gavankar McKay, Delegate Patrick Hope from the VA House of Delegates, Svetlana Legetic from Brightest Young Things and Justin Young from Ready Set DC. Warming the "bench" will be David Foster from the VA Board of Education, and Peter Winant from WETA's Around Town. Philippa Hughes, the Pink Line Project's Chief Creative Contrarian will emcee the competition. Enjoy amazing contemporary art, an exciting silent auction, designer cocktails and open bar, delicious catering, and sexy tunes.

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