Jun. 12, 2009 at 12:30am
Today is the weekly chalk off competition at Frost Park located at 9th and Pacific Avenue.
THE PRIZE FOR THE CHALKIE VICTOR : An Ultra Rare Print From The Helm.
(See this week's prize post.)
RR ANDERSON's inspirational message to Tacoma's Artists and artistic spectators:
The Imminence Silence in Which I am Lost...
there, gaping at this monstrous and inhuman spectacle of rock and cloud
and sky and space, I feel a ridiculous greed and possessiveness come
over me. I want to know it all, possess it all, embrace the entire
scene intimately, deeply, totally, as a man desires a beautiful CHALK
~ Edward Abbey, Dessert Solitaire 1968
THE RETURN OF FROST PARK FRIDAY LUNCH CHALK CHALLENGE...
Friday, JUNE 12
12 noon - 1 pm
Larry Frost Memorial Park
Downtown Tacoma, WA 98402
THIS WEEK'S WINNER'S CHALK THEME: Public Displays of Affection (PDA)
1 hour. free chalk. community art challenge. win prize(s)!
this weeks episode is made possible by the TRAGIC COMEDY of CONTEMPORARY ART IN TACOMA or THE HAUNTING MEMORY OF THE HELM GALLERY as our own TACOMA URBANIST will present a rare (the last) TACOMA DOME POSTER by SEAN ALEXANDER to the winner of this week's chalk challenge NO. 11. I have one of these hanging above my infant child's crib... these posters are truly a delight for minds young and old.
The Helm Print. (Frame not included)
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* * SPOILER ALERT * *
last weeks BEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE winner: RR Anderson!
Prize: A power-lunch with Chris Van Vechten, Melon Mug & Melon T-shirt
Sponsor: Friends of Chris Van Vechten
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Voting For A Winner
Please vote for your favorite chalk art entry in the comment section below. Explaining why you voted for a particular entry may add more meaning.
Each person/avatar gets one vote. Votes will be accepted until midnight on Friday after which the winner will be declared. Votes will be accepted starting at 1:00 p.m.
For more information see:
Tacoma Chalk Off Cumulative Scorecard in Season I
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by Erik on 6/12/2009 @ 1:58am
|From the Archives:
by izenmania on 6/12/2009 @ 8:35am
|Today's chalk-off also features musical entertainment by one or greater Izenmen!|
by jamesstoweart on 6/12/2009 @ 8:51am
|Man, I am going to miss today. I'll be at work... working... on secret work things.
But I urge everyone to go to the Buddy Holly show tonight. CLAW will be there in all their befezzed chalk prize winnin' glory.
I'll miss you guys and your chalk fumes today.
by Joel 413 on 6/12/2009 @ 9:04am
|Hrm.. I wonder if it involves cake...|
by izenmania on 6/12/2009 @ 9:11am
by NineInchNachos on 6/12/2009 @ 9:33am
|EROTIC MYSTERY CAKE????|
by Dave_L on 6/12/2009 @ 9:38am
|It will be great having music there again, Iz. That drum semi-circle and all the participants last week made it feel like the outdoor festival that it is.|
by Erik on 6/12/2009 @ 9:43am
|That drum semi-circle and all the participants last week made it feel like the outdoor festival that it is.|
Yeah. It was great to see Pete out there too. In addition to his considerable musical talents, Pete helps keep things in order in this section of downtown. His barber shop is right across from Frost Park on Pacific.
Here's the PI coverage of Pete a couple of years ago:
Benjamin "Pete" Lira moved his barber shop to Pacific Avenue two years ago and patrols the neighborhood several times a day. "I own this street," says Lira. When mischief-makers ask, "Who are you?" he replies, "I'm the one who's going to make you go away."
by jamesstoweart on 6/12/2009 @ 10:16am
|If only it were erotic mystery cake. I would totally draw an erotic mystery cake.|
by izenmania on 6/12/2009 @ 10:20am
|Erotic Mystery Cake would probably be frowned upon as a Frost Park theme, wouldn't it...|
by Joel 413 on 6/12/2009 @ 11:39am
|Alas a work issue required my physical presence in Seattle, so I won't make it today as I am still here in Seattle.|
by Erik on 6/12/2009 @ 11:44am
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 6/12/2009 @ 11:49am
|Would that be like a D-Cupcake?|
by Dave_L on 6/12/2009 @ 11:58am
|Joel, while in Seattle you could pick up said erotic mystery cake from that place on N. 45th. That I've heard about.|
by NineInchNachos on 6/12/2009 @ 1:33pm
|special thanks to the Izenman men for their haunted guitar playing.|
by KevinFreitas on 6/12/2009 @ 1:38pm
|Here are my pics of today's spectrum of entries:
by RR Anderson
by unknown 1
by Electric Elliot
by Thorax O'Tool
by Adam the Alien
More over at KFnet
by mktacoma on 6/12/2009 @ 1:47pm
|My first time chalking! Yay! Picture didn't make the picture cut above, but I didn't really enter to win as much as impress the girlfriend's mom tomorrow (does that count as a public display of affection?) when we walk by it.|
by dawntown on 6/12/2009 @ 1:59pm
|What did you draw?|
by mktacoma on 6/12/2009 @ 2:04pm
|The "M B take a walk" it's in the "more pictures" off Kevin's link below the main pictures. It's us taking a walk with some flowers and balloons holding hands.
I tried to include a link or the picture itself, but I'm failing at comment-editing here, so will just have to point back to Kevin's "more" link.
by Erik on 6/12/2009 @ 2:11pm
|Today, RR Anderson collected his prizes from last week's sponsor Chris Van Vechten
by daydreamer on 6/12/2009 @ 2:20pm
|I vote for Thorax's whale!|
by NineInchNachos on 6/12/2009 @ 2:29pm
|was really impressed by Adam's 'alex toth' spaceghost villain/clown character. Also by the audacity of Dawn to draw on the flag pole which I never would have imagined would be a useful chalk surface. |
John's microorganism corner was nice too.
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 6/12/2009 @ 2:47pm
|"The Audacity of Dawn", sounds like the beginnings of a good book.|
by Twisty on 6/12/2009 @ 2:51pm
|What an awesome display of creativity this week! It's even tougher than usual to decide on which to vote for. But, after careful deliberation and due diligence, I've decided to cast my vote for...|
Adam the Alien's straw-sucking clown.
Thanks for the art, folks.
by Altered Chords on 6/12/2009 @ 2:53pm
|I think andreas fish could beat up thorax's whale. But I'm on a peace kick now and almost voted for Thorax's whale...unitl I saw Dawn's candle. Wow. Creative surface and concept.
I vote for Dawn's candle.
Due to the fragmented nature of my psyche, I would like to cast 3 votes for the candle.
That's OK right?
by NineInchNachos on 6/12/2009 @ 3:08pm
|Electric Elliot's snake tongued drawing is just wrong.
It looks like wrestling geoducks
by Erik on 6/12/2009 @ 3:12pm
|Adam does have a stong spooky chalk submission this week. Yet, Dawn has innovated well. Hmm.|
by KevinFreitas on 6/12/2009 @ 3:14pm
|@mk -- crap! I did mean to post your work as it was in the photo set on my site that I linked to. Well here, everyone, is mk's work on the wall from today:
by Mandiferous on 6/12/2009 @ 3:16pm
|I vote for Dawn.|
by L.S.Erhardt on 6/12/2009 @ 3:40pm
|A vote for the Whale... a whale of a tale!|
by NineInchNachos on 6/12/2009 @ 4:39pm
RR rebels with a tribute to the mighty city of Seattle.
Maximilian would not stop politicking even though he was asked by the TPD to please remove his political sign from city property. His defiance was resolute.
The Man with the Purple rubber gloves. Essential to eccentric personality building.
A young scientist shares the wonders of microbiology
Young people enjoying their urban folk art creations
Pierce County arts commissioner admires the art and artists
Team izenmania busts out a rendition of dueling banjos on their hand crafted banjos.
I admire the glowing dinosaur. Andrea: master of light
adam says: "i'm so fng tired i don't know what i'm fng drawing"
by dawntown on 6/12/2009 @ 4:40pm
|In my memoir, "The Audacity of Dawn", Chapter 34 begins on a sunny Friday at Frost Park .In this park, arrived a visitor. Sending a ray of sunshine to warm this little spot in the universe for only a brief moment, the bountiful spirit of Tacoma...
OK that got boring.
I vote for Electric Elliot. Nice toon
by izenmania on 6/12/2009 @ 4:53pm
|Team izenmania busts out a rendition of dueling banjos on their hand crafted banjos.
Unfortunately we did not photo-reference when handcrafting our handcrafted banjos and they came out looking like a guitar and an octave mandolin.
by jamesstoweart on 6/12/2009 @ 5:44pm
|I am totally voting for Dawn and her flag pole candle. Awesome use of surface. Who would have thought that would hold chalk. That is the most innovative thing I've seen at Frost Park all session. Great job!|
by jacksonscott on 6/12/2009 @ 5:50pm
|Thorax's blue whale gets my tie-breaking vote. (we were deadlocked, weren't we?)|
by MarkMonlux on 6/12/2009 @ 5:53pm
|I just love the Whale! Sorry I could not attend, I was still in the air at noon. Looking forward to going to the Buddy Holly Story tonight with the other talons of the CLAW!
I vote for the whale. It's pure awesomeness goody.
by TacomaGnome on 6/12/2009 @ 6:20pm
|Ah, yes, good day. I believe it is day 24 of no rain. I certainly enjoy walks, so my vote is for mktacoma. Well done first time.|
by Erik on 6/12/2009 @ 7:12pm
|Yes. Dawn's candle was innovative. And it worked well. The pictures of it turned out great.
Check it out:
I vote for Dawn's candle.
by Libby on 6/12/2009 @ 7:13pm
|Dawn also get's my vote... wish I could have seen it in person!|
by Joel 413 on 6/12/2009 @ 7:23pm
|I see he-man, but where's She-ra?
Alas, without the She-Ra, I'll have to vote for something else and I think that something else is going to be the candle.
I VOTE DAWN.
by L.S.Erhardt on 6/12/2009 @ 7:37pm
|I dunno... I like using alternate surfaces, but I'm just not "feeli'n it" with the candle.|
by Wings_of_Change on 6/12/2009 @ 7:44pm
|Well it looks as though Jon and I weren't the only ones to miss today. But I am so sad that we did!!! Such amazing pieces.....
I am especially drawn to the whale, the candle (Dude!!), Emma's frog, and Johns piece.
Hmmmm.... this will require some thought......
by 72feetabovesealevel on 6/12/2009 @ 10:17pm
|I'm liking the Taco Truck.|
by Girl Who <3 JUNK on 6/12/2009 @ 10:22pm
|Hmmmmmmmmmmm. Dawn or RR Anderson?
I'm voting for Dawn. Way to think outside the box.
by Erik Hanberg on 6/12/2009 @ 10:33pm
|I'd like to vote for the whale. great colors.|
by Erik on 6/12/2009 @ 10:47pm
|Geesh. Down to the wire for the chalk winner. The most voting this year. The stakes are high this episode.
I am anticipating a zombie voting army which has not arrived yet although there is still 1 hours and 9 minutes left to vote.
by NineInchNachos on 6/12/2009 @ 11:20pm
|just got back from buddy holly at TLC with my fellow CLAW brothers. We wore our fez and got our picture taken with Buddy Holly. Pictures will be forthcoming.
EVENSO, it is a hard decision. I really like the candle and that's exactly the piece I would have voted for had it not been for the whale being so damn happy a rainbow has erupted from his head... perhaps traveling at sufficient velocity to break the moisture barrier.
I VOTE WHALE DAMN IT!
by ElectricElliot on 6/12/2009 @ 11:36pm
|I'm a big fan of RxR's and Thorax's, but I have to vote for innovation.
I vote for Dawn.
by deeble interactive on 6/12/2009 @ 11:40pm
|1 vote for the Taco Truck.|
by Joel 413 on 6/12/2009 @ 11:46pm
|The Taco Truck was last week! RRs entry this week is the4 Space Needle.|
by Wings_of_Change on 6/12/2009 @ 11:47pm
|I'm gonna vote John. I'm a science geek, and I love the way he used the corner.|
by Dianne on 6/12/2009 @ 11:56pm
|It is hard to choose between Dawn and John. I love Dawn's candle. I like something that hasn't been done before. But biology art. I have to go with that. (There is a little element of I wish I had thought of an awesome idea like that too). My vote is for John.|
by Dave_L on 6/12/2009 @ 11:57pm
|Although the Dawn of Audaciousness was way, way cool (as were some of the others like the microbes-thingies), as a moderate fan of the Space Needle who has amassed a tiny collection of old Space Needle souvenirs, I have to vote for RR and his surprising entry. Especially because he used an earlier Space Needle, before the proportions were ruined by the addition of the lower-level restaurant and back when the top still rotated.|
by Joel 413 on 6/13/2009 @ 12:10am
Votes cast (19) Not a record, we had 21 a week or 2 ago
RR: 1 (plus a vote and a shout out to the Taco Truck. Uh, a litttle late there)
Everyone concur? Congrats DAWN!
by Erik on 6/13/2009 @ 12:17am
|Congrats Dawn. You rule!|
Trivia: Dawn won the 'Save The Helm" episode last year. What a coincidence.
BTW, I see Dawn's selection of luxury cars has (slightly) changed over the last year:
Such is the life of a Frost Park Chalk Artist.
by Dave_L on 6/13/2009 @ 12:49am
|Congratulations, Dawn! I'll raise a glass to you shortly!
(Correction to my above-comment, I didn't realize the Needle's retaurant seating does in fact still rotate.)
by dawntown on 6/16/2009 @ 3:42am
|I stole that car.|
Mums the word.
Really, I have a weakness for fine driving machinery and probably spend a bit too much on it. If I had the garage space and the tools (and the extra income), I would be bringing back to life something English or Italian, or just one mean-ass suped-up muscle rod. It would have an engine that would rattle your fillings when she purrs. Ah, such is the life!
by dawntown on 6/16/2009 @ 3:54am
|I'd like to give my extra poster to someone who truly deserves it this time around and that is Mr O'Tool. That was some brilliant chalking; a true representation Frost Park Fridays. Thank YOu!
I'd like to receive the signed one, but I have the poster I won last year that I've kept framed. If I can make it out this Friday, Ill pass it on to ya!
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