Tacoma Urbanist

Jun. 20, 2008 at 6:52am

Frost Park Chalking Today (Friday) at Noon

Today is Frost Park Friday noon at 9th and Pacific Avenue in Downtown Tacoma.  Cornucopia of prizes of prizes

Please review the entries and vote for your favorite.

Should be a nice day. 

Episode XI: Week 11: 6/20/2008

Friday, 12 Noon - 1PM
Larry Frost Memorial Park
9th & Commerce

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 in reference to the chalk submission that you believe is the best.

For more information see:

Prize Post (Buzzards)

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

See everyone at Frost Park

comments [91]  |  posted under tacoma


by KevinFreitas on 6/20/2008 @ 9:11am
Beautiful day out there. Can't wait to see everyone!

by Wings_of_Change on 6/20/2008 @ 9:13am
me too!

by Heather on 6/20/2008 @ 9:14am
Yesterday's farmers market was full of kids, due to school being out for the summer. I'd sure love to see some of them join the regular minors at Frost Park!

Note to parents: this outing is child friendly as long as the parent knows to keep a close eye on the hazards of this little park. First hazard: busy street. Second hazard: Dirty fountain that looks temptingly like a child sized wading pool. However, we are all happy to help keep an eye on the little ones and definitely will encourage them to pick up a piece of chalk and join in the fun.

Teens: get out of the house and into the sunshine!! Jump on a bus, head downtown, make some art! It's free! It's fun! (honestly, it really is fun)

by ALT on 6/20/2008 @ 10:14am
Yeah, what greater reason does one need than sun and the opportunity to draw all over Tacoma? Tacoma needs you!

by jamesstoweart on 6/20/2008 @ 10:15am
soooo.... awesome.

by NineInchNachos on 6/20/2008 @ 10:23am

You, the people, have the power, the power to create chalk machines, the power to create chalk happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life chalk free and chalk beautiful, to make this life a wonderful chalk adventure. Then in the name of chalk democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new chalk world, a decent chalk world that will give men a chance to chalk work, that will give youth a chalk future and old age a chalk security. By the false chalk promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that chalk promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to free the chalk world! To do away with national chalk barriers! To do away with chalk greed, with chalk hate and chalk intolerance! Let us fight for a chalk world of chalk reason, a world where chalk science and chalk progress will lead to the happiness of us all. Chalk Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us unite! Wherever you are, look up! Look up! The chalk clouds are lifting! The chalk sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the chalk darkness into the chalk light! We are coming into a new chalk world; a kindlier chalk world, where chalk men will rise above their chalk greed, their chalk hate and their chalk brutality. Look up! The soul of chalk man has been given chalk wings and at last he is beginning to chalk fly. He is chalk flying into the chalk rainbow! Into the light of chalk hope!


by KevinFreitas on 6/20/2008 @ 10:34am
@UnstableArt: Great poster! Looking forward to seeing it at your Urban Art Fest booth.

by Dave L. on 6/20/2008 @ 10:39am
Great comments and advice, Heather. One of these weeks I plan to take a few hours off so I can bring my two little minors. I think they’re ready to be exposed to you guys.

by droid116 on 6/20/2008 @ 10:48am
I have been attempting a three day run up report to todays challenge, 140 characters at a time. If you can stand the restrictions of the format (single chevron for a page turn) you can catch up from the prize introduction until now at the Quillpill beta.

by Mark Monlux on 6/20/2008 @ 10:50am
Deadlines are looming today. I wont be able to be at the Chalk Walk Challenge. Feel free to let somebody else use my regular space. Not that I have a claim to it or anything. I'm just used to working around the bubble gum there.

by izenmania on 6/20/2008 @ 11:02am
Anybody willing to lend me some chalk? I haven't had time to go grab my own and I need some colors that aren't available in the freebie pastel sets...

by KevinFreitas on 6/20/2008 @ 11:04am
@droid: Charming narrative! Sets a great scene and lead-up to today.

T-minus 56 minutes an counting...

(also, with the absense of the Tacoma Urbanist today, I'll do my best to document and count votes in his stead)

by jamesstoweart on 6/20/2008 @ 1:50pm
smarm warning:

I want to go on record as saying that this Frost park had to be one of my favorite art experiences ever. Thanks Barrett, even though you can't read this I want you to know that Daddy had a blast drawing over your crazy imagination.

I can't wait to see pictures of all the work.

I so glad I am a part of this... thanks everyone!


by morgan on 6/20/2008 @ 2:07pm
I'm so bummed I couldn't make it this week!

Does anyone have interest in some vintage powder tempura paint? Vibrant blue and hot red. These are vintage 1973- they don't make intense stuff like this anymore- I'm sure it would be illeagal on the open market. Probably has a street value of at least $5-$10.

by KevinFreitas on 6/20/2008 @ 2:08pm
Oh, and more pics from the afternoon here.

Vote early and vote often!

by KevinFreitas on 6/20/2008 @ 2:12pm
Great to see everyone and see again these amazing artists and their work shine! Here are photos of the various entries around the 1pm mark.

by Lance

"Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Adam the Alien

"I Need a Vacation" by Elle

"9 Stories of Stone & Glass" by Thorax

"Darth Eyman" by Electric Elliot

"Monster Meats Artist's Sister" by Stowe & Son

by Jeremy

"Lesson One: Symmetry" by droid116

"The Alchemy of Tacoma" by Dawn & Ariel

"Not More UFO's?!" by Andrea

"Seago SayWA" by RR Anderson

"The Price of Victory" by Izenmania

by KevinFreitas on 6/20/2008 @ 2:14pm
I gotta vote for Dawn and Ariel's piece. Alone it's beautiful but I really love the use of other 2-D media in the flecks of Weekly Volcano used as the bird's feathers.

by scout on 6/20/2008 @ 2:16pm
Also great pictures, Kevin.

by jcbetty on 6/20/2008 @ 2:20pm
very cool, very cool stuff. The kid has very adamantly forced me (on a cupcake baking break) to vote Stowe & Co. , though I'm well impressed by the Ariel/Dawn piece as well as Elle's vacation plea (I can so relate!)

--still and all, Stowe & Son...

by izenmania on 6/20/2008 @ 2:21pm
This was my first attempt at working from photo reference:

by scout on 6/20/2008 @ 2:26pm
Dawn, Dawn ---- I vote for Dawn & Ariel's piece. Beautiful color and a Tacoma icon.

Everyone's work was great

I vote for RR & Ms. Darcy's Seago tribute for SECOND Place and........

THIRD Place - Stowe & Mini-Stowe's monster - quite frightening - only to be matched by the kid sister.

Joe - the angst of the lonely artist - cool and very EMO!

Great job everyone!

by gr8-grub on 6/20/2008 @ 2:30pm
Way to go Dawn and Ariel ...You guys got my vote!

by jamesstoweart on 6/20/2008 @ 2:33pm
Here are some pics taken by Chris, the Lucks Food Decorating Company's Art Director and Camera Slinger:

Thanks for joining us Chris.

by pncarter on 6/20/2008 @ 2:35pm
I love the pieces by Stowe & Son and Dawn and Ariel, but my vote's gotta go to droid116, because who doesn't love an homage to Commander Mark?!

by Elle on 6/20/2008 @ 2:35pm
Kevin's photos are much better than mine so I'll just link my whole album here

Everyone did a fantastic job. I love the detail on the bird by Ariel & Dawn. I also like Lance's eye. I've been known to put some hidden eye reflection in myself (in other things). Still not sure who to vote for yet though.

by dawntown on 6/20/2008 @ 2:40pm
I really enjoyed working with Ariel this week. We had a blast brainstorming this one and Ariel is one hell of a creative person, I might add.

So a little background on our piece:

We went with the image of a sparrow, of which many call Frost Park home. We wanted to incorporate the brick pattern on the edge of the square, so we put this little fellow perched atop a sign pole that jutts out from a brick wall. The sign, well, might as well plug the sponsor. As for the newspaper bit, we went down to the park yesterday to cleaned up the trash that collects over the week and thought it would be a great idea to play off the "trash into beautiful art" concept. Hence the newspaper feathers. So here's our Chalk-Off multi-media collaboration we call "The Alchemy of Tacoma"

Damned nice weather we had today. Im glad to see some new faces as well as old. And some who have been coming and finally got down on their hands and knees for the park, and you know who you are!

Izzy, what are you sitting on? Fun stuff. Adam, your stuff is getting better every week, man. Same with you, Jeremy. Good job guys.

StowBar, you guys made a great piece this week. Another good collaboration on the field. I hope to see more next time.

by jamesstoweart on 6/20/2008 @ 2:57pm
I am going to vote for the powerhouse tag team of Dawn and Ariel... both have deserved a win at Frost Park for weeks now and their "Alchemy" piece really shows off their individual strengths. Even without the backstory it is clearly the best piece out there today. Great job you two.

Here is hoping Barrett and I come in a close second!

by Mark Monlux on 6/20/2008 @ 2:59pm
I'm going to vote for Andrea's wonderful mountain. I can just tell that is must have been awesome to look at in person. That and the whole UFO reference.

by NineInchNachos on 6/20/2008 @ 3:12pm
i am in a pickle. RR's for frost park pics... COMING SOON!

by jcbetty on 6/20/2008 @ 3:14pm
So now the Kid wants Elle's piece, b/c of the palm trees reminding her of Maui. At some point, she has to get her own durn feed-dentity...

by AP on 6/20/2008 @ 3:27pm
I vote for Dawn and Ariel.

by Ms.Ajax on 6/20/2008 @ 3:28pm
Ahh, I'm getting closer. I wandered down at 1:30, sat on the edge of the fountain, spotted some chalk on a ledge, drew a little and contemplated my vote for today....I'm still a HUGE FAN OF GARFIELD!!!! So, my vote for Jeremy, and Garfield....oh, and as I got up to leave I noticed my cell phone deep in the Frost Park pond....perhaps next week I'll come and draw that. :)

by Mark Monlux on 6/20/2008 @ 3:46pm
Is it just my email or is the Tacomaart-listserve down?

by KevinFreitas on 6/20/2008 @ 3:46pm
@Ajax: Ack! Sorry to hear that. I presume it didn't make it out of the fountain alive? If you disconnect the battery and let it dry for a week maybe it'll perk back up. Or not. Sorry nevertheless.

by KevinFreitas on 6/20/2008 @ 3:47pm
@Mark: Down. Linky

by jenyum on 6/20/2008 @ 3:53pm
If there is no sponsor yet for next week's chalk off, I have one lined up.

by Heather on 6/20/2008 @ 3:55pm
Another great noon hour at the park. Bright sun, fresh air.

The sun is bleaching out the photos, a bit. The art is much more vibrant and impressive in person.

My vote is for Dawn and Ariel. The shading and detail, in addition to the mixed media, are just beautiful.

My second vote (if that were legal) is for Stowe and Son. The pictures just do not do this justice - the shading and detail that Stowe added to his son's outline are just amazing. It was such a pleasure to watch father and son working so well as a team. Highly creative son - Patient and talented father. Impressive.

R.I.P. Othello.

by dawntown on 6/20/2008 @ 4:07pm
Who is Othello? Did somebody's little boo die this week? TEARS :(

by ALT on 6/20/2008 @ 4:13pm
Beautiful entries as always. Dawn's and Ariel's "Alchemy of Tacoma" really leaped out at me. Love that bird! My vote is for their piece.

by Girl Who <3 JUNK on 6/20/2008 @ 4:13pm
I took a day off from my Dumpster Diving and Alley Crawling to come check out the Chalk Off.

It's my first time to see the Chalk Off in person.

I'm so impressed!!

They ALL were so AMAZING!

My first vote is for Stowe and Son. SUPER!

My second is for Dawn and Ariel. WOW!


It was very nice to meet you.

Have a FAB weekend!

Deidre Norris

by tommyllew on 6/20/2008 @ 4:35pm
I vote for Stowe and Son. I'm assuming that since Son started the piece, that means Stowe Sr. did the rest unrehearsed, which is pretty mind-blowing. Either that or the whole thing is one big heartstring-pulling scam.

I really liked RR's piece, too, but not being familiar with his list of local movers and/or shakers just makes me feel like an unconnected loser. Who the @#$% is Seago?

by izenmania on 6/20/2008 @ 4:37pm
A bit of who Seago is / why he is relevant at the moment: www.exit133.com/3736/david-seago-leaving...

by Erik on 6/20/2008 @ 4:54pm
I obviously missed out on a great event today. Nice work everyone.

It was very difficult to be away today. I have had almost no internet access for almost 2 days now. The horror. When noon came by, I felt I knew what everyone was doing.

The weather looked outstanding.

The pictures turned out well. Yet, its much harder to judge the pictures by photos alone.

The consensus in the people in the room I am in are for "The Alchemy of Tacoma" by Dawn and Ariel.

BTW, great new piece of Battle Art Andrea.

Adam the Alien is getting cooler every time I see him. Meanwhile Stowe's character is getting scarier. The teeth are evil looking.

by Elle on 6/20/2008 @ 5:20pm
Either that or the whole thing is one big heartstring-pulling scam.

I can vouch for the fact that it is not a scam. I watched them work together and Barrett informed me of what they were supposed to be drawing prior to the event. Of course when Lil Stowe told the story the monster was supposed to be eating Dawn (Sorry Dawn).

I'll cast my vote... I have to say I like the used of media of Dawn & Ariel's piece. Even before the explanation. So my vote goes there. And if we get to cast a vote for second I want to vote for myself there. Baseball bores the pants off of me, but Pulp Fiction is one of my all time favorite movies. So I'm shooting for second.

by NineInchNachos on 6/20/2008 @ 5:33pm
Nice work team. Here's what I got...
seaGO sayWA?!   A Tribute to Tribune Editor

seaGO sayWA?!   A Tribute to Tribune Editor

Corner Dragon

Adam the Alien's Where the Sidewalk Ends

Lance's Eye on the Wall

Izenmania's Illustrated Life

Thorax Building

Electric Elliot's "Darth Eyman"

Stowe & Son's Chalk Monster

James the Garfield Kid's Garfield at the Beach

Professor Fry's Drawing Lesson 1

Dawn & Ariel's Song Bird

Andrea's Mysterious Cloud Formations

by demgal88 on 6/20/2008 @ 5:39pm
It is so dificult to vote for a photo, I wish that I had stopped by the park. I love the bird, Ariel & Dawn! You've got my vote!
Someone should alert the local Audubon!

by NineInchNachos on 6/20/2008 @ 5:42pm
CORRECTION: according to my mural, David Seago actually began working at the news tribune in 1964 and not 1967 as previously reported by everyone else.

by Lance Kagey on 6/20/2008 @ 6:11pm
Stowe and Son,
This is the way you should always work. the spontaneity and imagination of a child with the skill and craft of a great artist. It doesn't get much better than that and great father son memories to boot. That's the way it should be.

You got my vote.

by Lance Kagey on 6/20/2008 @ 6:12pm
That said, the little bird is really impressive.


by NineInchNachos on 6/20/2008 @ 6:20pm
other thoughts...

Daniel Blue made an appearance which was fun. I believe he suffers from what other reputable artists in Tacoma suffer from which is an unfamiliarity with the street performance chalk medium... or intimidation. to get over this hurtle I suggest starting off small. Like our friend Joe Izenmania did... eventually you'll feel more comfortable and just leap in. Also you can practice in the privacy of your own backyard, steps or any concrete floor material.

EVEN SO... I present my vote in the form of instant run off voting or Ranked Choice :

1. Me - seaGO sayWA!?
2. Dawn & Ariel
3. Stowe & Son

by Droid16 on 6/20/2008 @ 6:41pm
It can be intimidating to chalk amongst so many fine artists. When you include the numerous recording devices on hand, both video and still cameras, you recognize that what you do on the ground there will be preserved online for a long time.

You either have to be confident and talented, or have a totally high threshold for embarrassment.

With this in mind, I vote for myself and Lesson One: Symmetry.

2. Dawn and Ariel which is my true favorite

by Earthdaughter on 6/20/2008 @ 6:52pm
To Dawn - Yes, I had to nudge my cat through the veil yesterday after 15 1/2 years. I'm not an artist (duh!) but felt I wanted to commemorate his passing. The kind artist who drew the dragon at the other end of the wall added the mouse!

And you and Ariel have my vote also. Well composed, well drawn and very poetic. Extra points on behalf of "Mom" for yesterday's trash cleanup!!

by Frinklin on 6/20/2008 @ 7:18pm
Gorgeous weather, great art and good friends. What more can we ask for on Frost Park Fridays?

At first glance my favorite should come from one of the great collaborations, Ariel and Dawn and Stowe and Mini-Stowe. Plus the continued excellence of RR and Andrea, both of whom routinely put out amazing work.

But my vote goes to Jeremy, who continued to push his own boundaries with Garfield on the Beach.

by bluegodjanus on 6/20/2008 @ 7:19pm
While I appreciate Adam's Shel Silverstein reference and I think Team Stowe's picture had great colour, I'm going to put my vote towards Dawn and Ariel's bird. The use of additional media is really cool, and the picture came out great, too.

by dorkbot Tacoma on 6/20/2008 @ 7:26pm
I vote for Stowe & Son. There were many close seconds, but that one takes it for me.

by mzkrug on 6/20/2008 @ 7:48pm
Ariel & Dawn get my vote this week.Do wish we could vote for 2nd place, too, cuz Jeremy really did a good job this week also.

by WaywardScooterGirl on 6/20/2008 @ 8:05pm
Ariel and Dawn for sure...great use of color, theme and mixed media! Jeremy runs a close, close second. Jeremy's work is really evolving the more he participates.

I'm pretty proud of my little dragon, though...

by tacomachickadee on 6/20/2008 @ 8:12pm
Since there are 3 prizes, here's my attempt at RCV:

1. Dawn & Ariel
2. RR
3. Stowe & Son

And an honorable mention to Elle, who needs a vacation, and Adam the Alien.

by Heather on 6/20/2008 @ 8:17pm
Rick would like to cast his vote for Dawn and Ariel.

He is currently making dinner (including pork chops from Cheryl, the pig lady, and bok choy from the good karma farmers at the market yesterday -- yum!!), so no one is allowed to bash him for not having his own "feed-entity."

by Marty on 6/20/2008 @ 8:34pm
Dawn and Ariel's including paper into the art was great wat to keep pushing the limits. They have my vote.

Plus, the shout out to Buzzard's helped sway me.

by Courtney on 6/20/2008 @ 8:47pm
Ok, I really liked Dawn and Ariel's piece. So cool and what a great collaborative effort and it would be so neat to see them win because they've put out consistently good work each week. Stowe and the Stoweling because it's just super cool to see another neat team (and I'm biased..husband and son) working together. I really liked Andrea's as well. Izenmania, your piece is really amazing as well! My ultimate vote has to go to Sto and Stoweling though for family loyalty and pride.

by izenmania on 6/20/2008 @ 9:11pm
I would like to mention that I utterly failed to make any sense with mine.

The ultimate goal was this: me, listening to loud music, eyes wired open, staring at a television, consuming all the prizes from this week's contest in one shot. But then I didn't draw a T.V....

But it was still fun. :)

by NineInchNachos on 6/20/2008 @ 9:30pm
woot! made the flickr post of the day!


by Droid16 on 6/20/2008 @ 9:56pm
Congrats RR, that was a very nice piece of work.

by Dave_L on 6/20/2008 @ 10:07pm
(Couldn't log-on with this computer, so I made a similar me.)
Frost Park certainly was alive this week, and I was neat seeing all the family participation! I only have time to mention a few of my chalk favorites - I wanted to vote for Ryan/Darcy for the relevant topic, and because I wish I would have voted for his Chihuly last week. Glad to see Joe got some chalk in time for that great idea working off a photo of self and a large, well-done piece (I got it). Every week I want to vote for Elle and the color combinations she puts down. I liked Andrea’s glowing color also, and subject matter of Mount Tacoma referencing lenticular cloud formations from this last week AND the "Flying Saucers"
(Locally-coined term en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Arnold)
I’m going to go out on a limb that feels sturdy and say it’s also a nod to Gilbert Williams’ “Celestial Visitation” (Omni mag 1979, CSN "Daylight Again" LP, 1982)www.gilbertwilliamsgallery.com/ I like Andrea's piece so much it's hard to now say my vote ultimately goes to Dawn and Ariel's beautiful sparrow, which incorporated so many ideas. Glitter was outlawed, but the use of paper was a great idea, and cracks the door open for other new innovations, which gave been harder to come by.

by jenyum on 6/20/2008 @ 10:19pm
Hard to vote for all the reasons already mentioned. There's so much competition every week. I really cracked up when I saw Andrew/Droid's symmetry piece, because I just watched that Commander Mark episode when RR posted it the other day. Also, Barrett's vision was awesome, and rendered beautifully by Stowe as always.

This time though, I think I'm voting for Dawn and Ariel, for the use of mixed media and general radness.

by Dianne on 6/20/2008 @ 10:39pm
I vote for Jeremy's Garfield on the beach
Second is Ariel and Dawn
Third is Stowe and mine Stowe

by izenmania on 6/20/2008 @ 10:40pm
Mark Kistler makes me happy. (yes I know his last name off the top of my head...)

by JeremyScott on 6/20/2008 @ 10:44pm
I vote for my Garfield on the beach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Garfield!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by dawntown on 6/20/2008 @ 10:50pm
I vote for Arial & Dawn. We rocked this one!!!

by Dianne on 6/20/2008 @ 11:02pm
That was supposed to be mini Stowe

by scout on 6/20/2008 @ 11:39pm
You go RR - Flickr post of the day!

by bluegodjanus on 6/20/2008 @ 11:57pm
yeah we did, Dawn!!! I totally vote for us too!

Though special congrats to Stowe and son, Adam the Alien, and Jeremy. You guys did really great.

by Wings_of_Change on 6/20/2008 @ 11:58pm
sorry, that posting up there was mine, didn't realize Jon was still signed in :)

by Adam the Alien on 6/20/2008 @ 11:59pm
I vote for RR and his incredible detail, though I don't know what it's about just yet.

by ensie on 6/21/2008 @ 12:04am
I'm late! But I vote for Dawn and Ariel!

by morgan on 6/21/2008 @ 12:22am
I'm later! RR gets my vote.

by Adam the Alien on 6/21/2008 @ 2:32am
Okay, so unless I miscounted, the vote (counting late votes) looks like this:

D and A - 21
S and S - 6
Andrea - 1
Jeremy - 4
RR - 3
Droid - 1
The rest of us: Nada

I counted only first votes, as - despite the offering of a second place prize - we still only get one vote each.

Congratulations to Dawn and Andrea for their incredible landslide victory, and to Stowe and Son for taking second place!

This week's epilogue (not a sad one, this time), noted while I was gathering my things up to leave: Some passersby, after everyone was gone, were looking at the pieces as they walked by. Upon reaching Stowe and Son's piece, one of them commented, "Hand that kid a tattoo gun!"

by Adam the Alien on 6/21/2008 @ 2:35am
Anyone ever notice that when you first post a comment, the site has no problem with ampersands, but once you edit it goes completely crazy? Oh well, it's fixed now.

Random side note I didn't post from earlier: Andrea, I absolutely love your poster. I *have* to buy a print of it. Not *want* to. *Have* to.

by ALT on 6/21/2008 @ 12:10pm
Congrats Dawn and Ariel!! I think that was the first time I've ever seen mixed media pavement art. The birdy turned out beautifully!

Thanks Adam! I'll set aside a print for you ;)

by morgan on 6/21/2008 @ 1:56pm
Andrea- You should put the poster in FeedTacoma Shops.

by NineInchNachos on 6/21/2008 @ 10:34pm
nice work team. Congrats Dawn and Ariel!


my fellow citizens, soon we will be without our latest chalk pal ELECTRIC ELLIOT who writes about his latest chalk experience here:


I believe he is the first chalker to be hassled by a security guard and receive heckling for the content of his art.

by scout on 6/21/2008 @ 11:44pm
It would seem to me that the security guard(s) had no responsibility to take it upon themselves to question the chalking activity.

Security Guards are hired privately - they are in no position of power over citizens in a public space that I know of. If anyone could take issue, and they haven't and won't, it would be the BIA, a city official, or the Tacoma Police Department.

It is my understanding that Eric Anderson has sanctioned the event, the BIA are always friendly to Chalkies and are cool people, and the TPD has bigger fish and drive by the Friday event most Fridays and have never voiced any concern.

by scout on 6/21/2008 @ 11:48pm
Being heckled about Eyman as Darth Vadar I suppose is freedom of expression on both sides.

But it does seem unnecessary to heckle an artist during such a community-oriented, positive event.

by NineInchNachos on 6/22/2008 @ 9:12am
Heckling is evidence of passions being flamed... and I find that attractive. That's art effective

by Erik on 6/23/2008 @ 12:00am
Finally back in Tacoma.

My count pretty much agrees with yours Adam. Thanks for adding the votes up.

Thus, the winners are:

First Place

Dawn and Ariel

Second Place

Stowe and Son

Third Place

The main prize post only mentioned prizes for first and second place. Yet, Stowe on his own initiative appears to have thrown in a prize for third place:

...however, I am going to offer a special THIRD PLACE PRIZE instead in the form of a one of a kind oversized THIRD GREATEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE (of Tacoma) Trading Card.


The third place winner appears to be Jeremy with this week's Garfield:

Photos by RR Anderson


Congratulations Dawn, Ariel, Stowe and son, and Jeremy.

by Dave L. on 6/23/2008 @ 8:33am
Some of the images were very fleeting this time. Wanted to show the kids, but it appears like the lawn sprinklers did their thing, and by Saturday the sparrow and a few others on the sidewalk were already gone, or had runs (drips, and errors). Unfortunate for the viewers throughout the rest of the week. Thanks goes to everyone who continues to help save them on-line week-to-week.

by NineInchNachos on 6/23/2008 @ 11:47am
hey I think The New Takhoman was going to award a Trenchcoat... but I can't remember the details.. have to ping him.

by Erik on 6/25/2008 @ 8:45pm
Here are the prize transfer photos for Episode XI:

First Prize to Dawn (she says she will give Ariel her portion)

(She received a slew of prizes)
Second prize to Stowe and Son

Frost Park Sponsor Marty Campbell of Buzzards and Stadium Video showed up to congratulate the winners and to purchase a Tacomic from RR Anderson.


by NineInchNachos on 6/25/2008 @ 8:54pm
Thanks Marty! your video rental coupons earned me all kinds of points with Ms. Darcy.

by izenmania on 6/25/2008 @ 8:54pm
I long wondered if Marty would ever get around to purchasing that particular Tacomic (which, RR, is still listed in your HFW online store, so you should probably pull it).

I greatly appreciate someone who is willing to proudly purchase a piece that is blatantly satirizing them.