American Cheese Fondue

For $99.99 + tax, commission an oil painting on 12 x 12” canvas by four artists, completed in front of you* in under one hour at the Neill-Cochran House Museum during Big Medium's West Austin Studio Tour in May 2019.

Thomas Cook, Jeffrey Primeaux, and Saul Jerome San Juan come together as American Cheese Fondue—a blend of delicious talent melting into a performance you can consume and a product you can own. Each artist will take 15-minute turns working on your painting, finished with a final layer by a guest artist assigned for the day:

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The Process

  1. Select an image for American Cheese Fondue to paint for you

    • Possibilities include pets, food, selfies, feelings, landmarks, objects, scenery, vehicles, and words—basically anything you would upload to your Instagram feed

    • American Cheese Fondue will not paint copyrighted and trademarked images such as cartoon characters

    • By requesting an image to paint, you are claiming rights to the image as copyright holder or permission to use it, and are granting American Cheese Fondue permission to interpret the image into an original piece of art under fair use

  2. Send your requested image and reserve a session through americancheesefondue @

    • List your preferred dates (May 11, 12, 18, or 19) to watch American Cheese Fondue complete your painting*

    • Request an image you would like American Cheese Fondue to paint by attaching it to the email

    • Send the email ASAP, as space is limited

    • Receive an email confirmation with your assigned time slot*

  3. If you are able*, come watch American Cheese Fondue turn your image request into a painting at the Neill-Cochran House Museum

The Artists