Tacoma Urbanist

Apr. 17, 2008 at 12:05am

Frost Park Friday: Chalk Art Showdown RR Anderson Seeks Rematch Against *LupinGoddess*

Other artists set to join the fray

Everyone is set to meet at Frost Park this Friday at noon for lunch and for the chalk sketching contest.

Last Friday, an Unknown Tacoma Artist secured an upset victory against RR Anderson at Frost Park in a chalk sketching contest acquiring the title "TACOMA'S BEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE."

Here's a picture from last week:

Talk about holding back their abilities at the last chalk art contest. 

Here, using white chalk, RR doodles and ends up sketching a simple pig.  Meanwhile, Andrea contently writes large block text on the sidewalk.  Both apparently passing time and working to fit in with the other Frost Park attendees without being noticed.

But who are these people beneath their seemingly ordinary outward appearances?

Here are pictures of these "artists" I obtained which reveal their true identities:


LupinGoddess            RR Anderson

(photos are linked to their source)

This Friday at noon (4/18), LupinGoddess shall defend her title of "TACOMA'S BEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE" against all challengers including RR Anderson.

Overview of Contestants

It's hard to imagine such different artists.  One, a self proclaimed "Webmaster," the other makes jewelry out of bullet casings.

Both LupinGoddess and RR Anderson have their strengths and weaknesses.  Though each has their own artist video(s), fan base, art exhibits, web page and have items for sale in the Feed Tacoma Shops

Random Sample of Art of Contestants


     "Rage" by LupinGoddess               Walmart by RR Anderson          

(Both images are linked to galleries)

Items These Artists Have Placed For Sale on Feed Tacoma Shops

"LupinGoddess"                                                 "RR Anderson"

Love Bullet - Jewelry                        1998 Shark Mouth Tracer

Comment on Art techniques Used By Artists


Tools of the Trade: anything I can get my hands on - even dead animals    aren't safe.

RR Anderson

"You cannot possibly beat me, I'm just to good at art"

Artist Statement of LupinGoddess:

Felt like uploading something to give me a little motivation.

I took this photo of myself originally for the Starving Artist Print Promo being held at DA. I emailed this in right on the entry cut-off date, so I hope it was accepted. No art photo, (lovely background yes?) but hey I don't consider myself a photographer.

I'm pathetic - please buy my prints!

Artist Statement of RR Anderson:

...there are several different layers of professional artist. there is the ‘fluff’ artist which is a favorite of Tacoma arts commission funding or who make pretty glass fruit bowls… and then there is the category of artists whom bring the inanimate into the realm of the living and or forge their will upon the world.

Testimonial for "Lupin Goddess":

im really liking that piece o the left (your right (although i know youre not really in the computer)) there is a lot of power in these works maybe because of the luminous strength of the colours compared to the work and the 'darkness of the psyche' connotations.

- danpurcell

Testimonial : "RR Anderson":

Mr. Anderson is a designer, illustrator, and cartoonist by profession. His comments tend to be out in left field, but it makes this place interesting. Generally speaking, however, these comments are ignored by many of us (sorry Mr. Anderson). Note to self: Don't piss off a cartoonist. The results can be unpredictable.
- Derek, Exit133

Obscure Art Created By "LupinGoddess"  


Obscure Art Created By RR Anderson:

Artist Video: LupinGoddess AKA Andrea Trenbeath Lowen


("The Creative Process."  Embedded function turned off from U Tube but this link should work. She uses charcoal.)

Artist Video: RR Anderson: "Tacoma Puppet Theater Underground":

More information:

See RR Anderson's proposed rules for the chalk drawing contest.

The most important proposed rule is that the contest starts at noon and ends at 1:00 p.m.  One form of voting will be by people posting their vote on Feed Tacoma by commenting.  I will post something up on Friday morning.  RR suggests another form be by "superdelegates."

Also see:

Last week: Frost Park 4/11/1008: LupinGoddess wins first title of "TACOMA'S BEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE."

Its going to be quite an event at Frost Park.  See everyone on Friday.

comments [16]  |  posted under tacoma


by morgan on 4/17/2008 @ 8:47am
Erik: Here's that amazing 3-D Chalk Art website (aka Pavement Drawings).

here's a sample:

by Erik on 4/17/2008 @ 9:55am
Wow. They look so good, they don't look real.

Maybe someone can do one like these this Friday:

by CA on 4/17/2008 @ 11:38am
Isnt it supposed to snow tomorrow?

by KevinFreitas on 4/17/2008 @ 11:49am
Oye, it's not supposed to be as nice as last week, that's for sure. I'm still there tho. Bundle up!

Those are amazing works above. I think we should get some of these painted through out town. They're spectacular.

by NineInchNachos on 4/17/2008 @ 12:05pm
It's going to be a drag if it rains tomorrow. Water and chalk makes mud. The artists might riot and that will make us look bad. What are we going to do? FeedTacoma Damage control huddle!!!

by Erik on 4/17/2008 @ 12:51pm
Looks like 60 percent chance of rain.

Oh well. In the Frost Park tradition, the show goes on. It will still better weather likely than the one in March where there was sleet.


by Erik on 4/17/2008 @ 3:37pm

I have located some chalk which I purchased at Tacoma Art Supply:

Will these do?

by NineInchNachos on 4/17/2008 @ 4:01pm
looks like you got the fancy stuff. nice rich colors. Score!

by Erik on 4/17/2008 @ 4:44pm
Yeah, they were discounted to as they were used in another contest.

He tried to sell me some finer chalk but your chalk buying instructions lead me to these.

by NineInchNachos on 4/17/2008 @ 5:19pm
used chalk is the best. Fat sticks seem to last longer on rougher surfaces. Nice work.

by Erik on 4/17/2008 @ 6:24pm
In addition to being crowned "TACOMA'S BEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE," here's the prize for the winner of the Frost Park Chalk Art Challenge:

2 tickets to see James Kunstler on April 23, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Theater on the Square in Tacoma.

Value $40.00 while tickets last, more if they run out.

More on the James Kunstler Event here:


Here's a sample of Kunstler's Presentation at TED:


by beerandhotdogs on 4/17/2008 @ 6:59pm
Careful, d00ds!


Maybe ASARCO can sponsor this?


by Steph DeRosa on 4/17/2008 @ 8:55pm
Wow. I hope nobody gets teh death tomorrow.

by jcbetty on 4/17/2008 @ 9:44pm
you there, DeRosa? I am. MIght even bring some two-sided kiddee chalk to draw peace signs or something...

by Erik on 4/17/2008 @ 9:48pm
you there, DeRosa? I am. MIght even bring some two-sided kiddee chalk to draw peace signs or something...

I have some chalk for you jcbetty but no T3. That would be illegal.

by Erik on 4/2/2012 @ 7:00pm
Nearly 4 years later.... Frost Park to receive a proclamation by mayor Strickand!