Tacoma Urbanist

Sep. 19, 2008 at 6:24am

Chalkies Battle For Art Gig at Frost Park Today

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Win a Job By Chalking

Episode XXIV: Week 24

Today is Frost Park Friday at Noon in downtown Tacoma at 9th and Pacific Avenue.   Everyone is invited.

Woody's on the Water is the sponsor of this week's chalk off.









Corporate Sponsorship:

Frost Park Episode XXIV is made possible through Woody's on the Water.

The winner will have the opportunity to be hired to complete a commissioned chalk art piece for Woody's on the Water.

* * * N00B SPOILE R ALERT * * * 


  1. Andrea "LupinGoddess" Trenbeath Lowen

  2. RR Anderson (Sponsored by Erik Bjornson Attorney at Law: Military Divorce Specialist)

  3. Life of Elle  (sponsored by Puget Sound Pizza)

  4. James Stowe (sponsored by EMBELLISH SALON)
  5. Andrea "LupinGoddess" Trenbeath Lowen (sponsored by THE RED HOT) 

  6. James Stowe (sponsored by BRICK & MORTAR EXECUTIVE CONDO SUITES )
  7. RR Anderson (sponsored by CORINA BAKERY + BISTRO)
  8. Mr. Lance Kagey of Beautiful Angel (sponsored by Hilltop Glass Artists, John Hathaway)
  9. James Stowe (sponsored by URBAN XCHANGE HIPSTER APPAREL )
  10. Andrea "LupinGoddess" Trenbeath Lowen (sponsored by Jim McIntire's campaign for state treasurer )

  11. Dawn & Ariel (sponsored by buzzards cd's + Stadium Video )
  12. Andrea "LupinGoddess" Trenbeath Lowen (sponsored by India Mahal)
  13. Life of Ellle (The Lost Chalk Episode)
  14. Private Contractors Chelsey and Kelly (sponsored by Tacoma Art Place)

  15. Dawn (sponsored by The Helm Gallery)
  16. J. "The Prince of Chalk" Stowe (sponsored by Herban Cafe)
  17. Mark Monlux (sponsored by Armstrong Roofing)
  18. Team Dawn + Jessica Corey Butler (sponsored by Winthrop Hotel + One Store)
  19. Mr. Lance Kagey of Beautiful Angel (sponsored by the weekly volcano)
  20. RR Anderson (sponsored by Tacoma Urbanist, UrbanXchange & Daniel Blue)
  21. RR Anderson (sponsored by The Red Hot)
  22. Life of Elle (sponsored by The Melon)
  23. Ariel (sponsored by County Council member Tim Farrell) 
  24. ________________your name here???

Honorable Mention
  1. Dave Lisiecki, kalakala master 
  2. Laura Hanan, color+hat master
  3. Jeremy aka "The Garfield Kid", master of benign copyright infringement
  4. Adam the Alien, master of video blogs
  5. Electric Elliot, master of tim eyman and all things melon related
  6. Teddy M Haggarty, master of teapot shaped coffee houses
  7. Professor Andrew Fry, origami master
  8. joel413, secret city master

Rules for Chalk Art Contest:

We are making them up as we go.  However, the contest starts at 12:00 noon and ends at 1:00 p.m.  There are other rules in the official chalk off rulebook.

Feel free to post any pictures of the chalk art work below in this post or link to pictures or picture sets including close up shots that may make your favored piece look better or your opponents look worse.

Voting For Chalk Art Submissions (Revised)

Please vote for the chalk art entry you believe is the best in the comment section below.  Explaining why you believe the piece is the best will add considerable context and meaning to your vote.

No doubt you will have friends and acquaintances who are in the contest.  Do your best to be as objective as you can in your analysis of the chalk submissions which will strengthen the participatory voting system in place.

Frost Park Challengers are encouraged to vote as well for an additional perspective to the event.

Each person 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.

Please use the word "vote" for easy reference to the chalk submission that you believe is the best.

Frost Park Chalk Off Scoreboard (Synopsis of Episodes I - XIX)

Frost Park Chalk Off Rule Book

Flickr Group Photo pool  (28 members, 1097 photos.   Please add your flickr pictures to the group)

comments [36]  |  posted under art, chalk off, downtown, frost park, tacoma


by KevinFreitas on 9/19/2008 @ 6:58am
Missed out on the fun last week but I'll be there this week with my team from work in-tow. May the chalk dust fill the air and our lungs with colorful goodness!

by jamesstoweart on 9/19/2008 @ 9:20am
For the second week in a row it doesn't look like I'll me able to make it to the Chalk-Off. I am about to go on vacation and slammed here at work. This chalk drought is killing me. I need some chalk action.

by Adam the Alien on 9/19/2008 @ 9:24am
I'm planning on being there today...if I'm not, it means I fell asleep. I only slept three hours the night before last, and didn't sleep too much on my flight home last night/this morning.

by dawntown on 9/19/2008 @ 11:12am
No dawntown, too. Poo!
Parents are coming into town and want to go to the museums. Maybe I can swing by towards the end.

by JessicaJossy on 9/19/2008 @ 11:19am
are people still going even though its raining?

by Mandiferous on 9/19/2008 @ 11:27am
Rain-schmain. It's barely misting at the moment. Heading out shortly.

by JessicaJossy on 9/19/2008 @ 11:33am
im leaving for my lunch early, this week is gunna be good! im all excited

by KevinFreitas on 9/19/2008 @ 11:33am
That ain't rain. See everyone soon!

by JessicaJossy on 9/19/2008 @ 11:39am
ok im leavin see yall there.

by Dave_L on 9/19/2008 @ 12:20pm
I hated to wash the walls this time, but I hope people will take advantage of the clean concrete. Today looks to be exciting, but I lost track of time and inertia took over, so here I sit. While we’re awaiting the first photos, I’ll pass on a reminder that the Teddy Haggerty / Randy Sparks five-minute documentary, “Tacoma Chalk Off” is scheduled to play twice on Sunday, Chalktober 5th – Once at TAM and once at SOTA. (This is as of today, and subject to change.) A technical equipment issue prevented it from being shown at the Grand itself, but two showings is grand. The filmmakers hope a lot of you will attend. At some point there will be a limited amount of free DVD’s available for chalkers. Tickets go on sale September 26m and look for the flier in the [Tacoma] News Tribune September 25th. Then, there are plans to show it and another film at the Tempest. Maybe Click! later; who knows.
Photos! I want photos! (A live-cam would be neat.)

by AngelaJossy on 9/19/2008 @ 1:29pm
A live web cam would be awesome!!

by Darkain on 9/19/2008 @ 2:27pm
YARRR!! thar be pictarz here!!


by Mark Monlux on 9/19/2008 @ 2:41pm
Thar wuz no rain, arg! Vote for me ye scurvy dogs. It be talk like a pirate day! Arg! Release ye inner pirate and vote for Pirate Tiki.


by JessicaJossy on 9/19/2008 @ 2:50pm
arrggg. umm, i actually was hot. but less people showed up this time ut it was still a good day.

by JessicaJossy on 9/19/2008 @ 2:55pm
where are the photos!! the anticipation is killing me.

by Mandiferous on 9/19/2008 @ 2:55pm
A vote for Pirate Tiki is a vote for awesomeness.

Consider yourself voted for, Cap'n!

by Dave_L on 9/19/2008 @ 3:03pm
Chalk like a Pirate Day.
(Just wanted to say that. I'll look and vote later.)

by AngelaJossy on 9/19/2008 @ 3:22pm
Exactly why is it pirate day? I guess I missed something ... ?

by Dave_L on 9/19/2008 @ 3:30pm
Talk Like a Pirate Day: www.talklikeapirate.com/
Other Holidays: www.brownielocks.com/
Tomorrow's National Seat Check Day (CAR seat, that is). Or maybe I'm lying - It's also Big Whopper Liar Day
Oh, and Teddy just created World Chalk Day, Oct. 4.

by Adam the Alien on 9/19/2008 @ 3:32pm
I finished *just* after the last photographer left...which was actually pretty good, considering I was half an hour late arriving. However, no photos exist of my finished piece. I'd really appreciate it if someone could grab a a pic of it, at least before something washes it away. My video camera as out of batteries from my trip, so I couldn't even film it.

by Dave_L on 9/19/2008 @ 4:37pm
This feels like last week. I haven’t even looked at them all, but how could Dave L. NOT vote for RxR’s Chalkalakala/Yamoto? In other words, I VOTE for RxR. Even though I’m probably going to like some others a lot, too. Nice Pirate Tiki. I hope your Tiki's aren't bad luck like Greg Brady’s Tiki.

by NineInchNachos on 9/19/2008 @ 6:55pm
an evil regime change at work prevents me from accessing unauthorized websites so Hello Everybody from the comfort of HFW's Corporate Safehouse!

photos coming soon...

by NineInchNachos on 9/19/2008 @ 6:58pm

RR's Chalkblazers/Kalakala Starship


Mark Monlux: Pirate Tiki


by KevinFreitas on 9/19/2008 @ 7:45pm
I'm definitely a lubber of all things pirate so cheers to Mark for that. The borderless form of Andrea's work this week is pretty mesmerizing. I'm a bug fan, however, of Little Jossy's SOTA Bots so that's where me vote goes, matey.

by jamesstoweart on 9/19/2008 @ 8:11pm
Holy... a Space Battleship Yamato reference.

Man, I am a sucker for that kinda stuff.

Gotta go RxR.

by NineInchNachos on 9/19/2008 @ 9:06pm
im into sunsets lately. I vote for Adam the alien.

little Jossy did a very large piece which won extra points...

Mark Monlux pirate tiki raises troubling questions about the anatomy of the tiki.. I had never seen one with an open mouth before.

by Erik on 9/19/2008 @ 9:16pm
I sure missed the Frost Chalking scene today.

Fun pieces.

Andrea looked as if she may have had some incredible breakthrough, but it was hard to see in the photos.

From what I could see, I will go with RRs.

by Mark Monlux on 9/19/2008 @ 10:19pm
Arg! I vote for me self. ARG!

As for open mouth tikis, how quickly you forget the water and fish spewing tiki.

by ALT on 9/19/2008 @ 10:45pm
I'm really torn between Monlux and RxR. The colors were great in both, and RxR's composition was so dynamic - the photos just don't do it justice.

This is really tough. Given my penchant for action in artwork, I'll cast my vote for RxR.

by judges19merescued on 9/19/2008 @ 10:47pm
Yay for "Talk Like a Pirate Day"! So much better than "Opening Day for Seasonal Affective Disorder" day!
Pirate talking tiki is cool-spooky-awesome, Miss Andreas piece, lovely; SOTA Bots, weee! Love 'em.
Sunset, a beaut! Vote goes to RxR's Chalkalakala though. Burning question: If it sails in a giant cup of cocoa, would it be a ChocoChalkalakala? ok. I'll shut-up and go to bed now.

by tacomachickadee on 9/19/2008 @ 11:20pm
Really torn, but I'm voting for Adam. :)

by Adam the Alien on 9/20/2008 @ 12:58am
Fuck, I got home, fell asleep and am only just now groggily waking up from my post-not-sleeping-on-the-overnight-flight nap. No vote from me, I guess.

I don't suppose anyone got a pic of my finished piece at any point? :( There was a hula dancer I'm particularly fond of in the finished piece.

by tacomachickadee on 9/20/2008 @ 9:48am
And it's RR by a mile ...

RR - 5
Mark - 2
Adam - 2
Jossy - 1

by NineInchNachos on 9/20/2008 @ 12:23pm
Thanks for the votes my friends! I would like to clarify my earlier comments with respect to the tiki. I believe this is the first tiki tongue I have seen.

Not a wooden carved tiki tongue, but a fleshy meat tongue blended into the stony building material... a bionic tiki cyborg.

Anyhow it gave me nightmares last night.

your pal,

by Erik on 9/20/2008 @ 9:00pm
Congrats RR. You won a paid chalking art gig!

by psayre23 on 9/20/2008 @ 10:02pm
Sorry Jossy. I'd have voted for you also, but I was too late on voting. Congrats RR.