Tacoma Urbanist

Jul. 25, 2008 at 12:22am

Herban Cafe On 6th Sponsors Today's Noon Chalk Off



Today is Frost Park Chalk Off Friday noon at 9th and Pacific Avenue in Downtown Tacoma at Herban Cafe.



Episode XVI: Week 16




The Transforming Benefits of "Urban Chalking"




Art Show Promo No. 2




Chalk contest today!!



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


STANDARD TIME TABLE for ARTISTS or  SIMPLY ANYONE WISHING TO PARTICIPATE

1200 - ARRIVE, CLAIM YOUR SLAB (TIP: AVOID DISTRACTION!!!)

1205 - BEGIN DRAWING

0100 - STOP DRAWING (TIP: YOU CAN KEEP DRAWING I F NOBODY NOTICES)

0115 - YOU ARE DOCUMENTED BY THE MINISTRY OF PRIZES

0130 - PHOTOS OF EVENT BEGIN TO TRICKLE ONTO INTERNETS.  ...ONLINE VOTING BEGINS on feedtacoma.com

0200 - RALLY YOUR FRIENDS! GIVE YOUR HONEST OPINION OF COMPETITOR'S WORK

2400 - VOTES ARE TALLIED, THIS WEEKS "BEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE" CHAMPION IS CHOSEN.


Corporate Sponsorship


Chalk Challenge No. XVI  is made possible by Gretchen AKA Pink Cookie Lady from Herban Cafe.  The victor of today's episode received a certificate for $50 at Herban Cafe In addition to the dining certificate, the victor in Chalk Off Episode XVI will be entitled to bring their art in the center of the bustle of 6th Avenue at Herban Cafe for an art show / party.

See the prize thread for more details.


 

Herban Cafe owner Gretchen.


Official Rules (for entertainment purposes only)

get pumped, visit FeedTacoma.com's TACOMA URBANIST.


* * * N00B SPOILE R ALERT * * *
PREVIOUS SIDEWALK CHALK CHAMPIONS (by week)
  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 El Gauchio)
  11. Dawn and Ariel (sponsored by Buzzards CD)

  12. Andrea "LupinGoddess" Trenbeath Lowen (sponsored by India Mahal)

  13. Life of Elle  The lost episode

  14. PAID Chalk Ringers Chelsey and Kelly (sponsored by The Art Place)

  15.  Dawn Fortner (Sponsored by The Helm)


 Honorable Mention

  1. Dave L
  2. Laura Hanan keeper of Rowald Portal
  3. Jeremy aka "The Garfield Kid"
  4. Mark Monlux
  5. Maximilian


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 - XII)

Frost Park Chalk Off Rule Book

 

comments [74]  |  posted under tacoma

Comments

by jamesstoweart on 7/25/2008 @ 8:50am
Stowe Pre-Game Report

Two cards for distribution today:





As usual distribution is random, supplies are limited AND donations are accepted.

I'm going to hark back to my 80's arcade roots today and chalk up some vintage Tacoma theme space scene cabinet art homage. Man, I'm going to need lots of black.

by Tacomite on 7/25/2008 @ 9:02am
LOL, Stowe. Love the Lady Elle of Chalkington.

by Elle on 7/25/2008 @ 9:19am
Stowe, you don't know how funny that card is in my little world.

And if I had the time I would bring you all my wonderful bacon guacamole. Avocados and bacon, what more do you want? Unfortunately, I have to go buy more chalk (and shower, yes, you want me to shower).

by Erik on 7/25/2008 @ 9:30am
Someone finally was able to solve this week's episode puzzle. Just in time.



www.flickr.com/photos/tacoma-urbanist/26...

As usual distribution is random, supplies are limited AND donations are accepted.

The stats on the back of the card are always entertaining.

by Erik on 7/25/2008 @ 9:50am
Great. I double posted the Chalk Off to the Tacoma Art list serve today.

But it wasn't my fault!

I received the Art List Serve "moderation" message on the first one:


----- Original Message -----

From: tacomaart-bounces@cityoftacoma.org
To: ebjornson@msn.com
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 9:36 AM
Subject: Your message to TacomaArt awaits moderator approval

Your mail to 'TacomaArt' with the subject

Frost Park Chalk Off Today at Noon Downtown Tacoma

Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.

The reason it is being held:

Too many recipients to the message

Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive notification of the moderator's decision. If you would like to cancel this posting, please visit the following URL.....


Then I was able to get one through.

Soon after, the list serve moderator approved the first one firing the second one through. Ooops.

by jamesstoweart on 7/25/2008 @ 10:10am
I actually got it 3 times...

This week is getting triple exposure!

by NineInchNachos on 7/25/2008 @ 10:21am
we're hammering today! I just torpedoed some listserve battle art!

by Dave_L on 7/25/2008 @ 10:40am
The Herban Café sponsorship tipped me in the direction of having a great dinner there last night, then I went to the library for some reading up on Larry Frost. (More on that at a future date.) I happened to stop by the door-art auction fundraiser at Sanford and Son where James Stowe’s door deservedly went for a nice amount. James and Andrea have a nice work on display at the Lark gallery at Sanford and Son’s mid-level on Broadway. Worth seeing, and just a hop, skip, and a jump from Frost Park.

by Erik on 7/25/2008 @ 11:55am
RR Anderson's art and message. Just in time:


by Erik on 7/25/2008 @ 1:43pm
A slew of people at Frost Park today.





Mr. Freitas even tried his hand at chalking under Dawn's tutilege.



LET THE VOTING BEGIN

Here's my photo stream of pictures:

www.flickr.com/photos/tacoma-urbanist/

More later.

by jamesstoweart on 7/25/2008 @ 1:49pm
i want to win this prize pretty bad this week...

...so I am going to break my long standing don't mess with karma rule and vote for my pinball/arcade game cabinet art even before the official pics get posted.

by Erik on 7/25/2008 @ 2:11pm
i want to win this prize pretty bad this week..

Yes. You had a good entry this week Stowe, but never underestimate the power of newborns, birthdays, or anime.

by NineInchNachos on 7/25/2008 @ 2:56pm
here's what I got...

Neu Anderson Family

Neu Anderson Family


andrea's anime babe + adam the alien werks

Tacoma Pinball Art

izenmania fanfare

mermaid

The Red Hot Crew

Art Chicks Rerun


I vote for me!

by Elle on 7/25/2008 @ 3:30pm
I had the pleasure of drawing with my 6 year old niece today. She is quite the talented little artist and drew our working sketch. The minute I told her we would be doing this (on Tuesday) she knew exactly what we were going to draw... a mermaid. I didn't tell her that I'm not the best at drawing people. As evidenced by the fact that my mermaid looks slightly pregnant. She tasked me with drawing a crab, and I think I took care of that pretty well.

All that being said, I had a great time. My favorites this week were Andrea's animae, Stowe's arcade inspired piece (although I only saw the finished product online) and the Dawn/Kevin team. Watching the whole thing take place sideways was interesting.

Here is the link to my Picassa set.

However, I will cast my vote for my niece and I. She is a competitive little thing and might bite my knee caps off if I tried to vote for someone else. Just look at those front (missing) teeth. That's what happened when the last person tried not voting for her.

by Erik on 7/25/2008 @ 3:54pm
For the sake of the archival records of Feed Tacoma and Chalk Offs, here is RR Anderson's list serve call to vote I just received through the City of Tacoma Art List Serve.

Vote for your Favorite Chalk Artist!

i.feedtacoma.com/Erik/herban-cafe-6th-sp...

handy tips:

scroll through the comments, check out everybody's pictures..

Then post your own comment (in the feed tacoma thread) telling us who you want to win!

Like Alec Clayton or Steve Dunkleburger you can pretend to be an authority on good art and even give us a mini art critique!

These artists have come out to entertain YOU.
SO Your opinion means allot.

Anybody can vote! All you have to do is manifest an opinion.

The most effortless thing you'll be asked to do all day! Or maybe not, how would I know, right?

Your pal,
RR

by Erik on 7/25/2008 @ 4:03pm
Chocolates by Herban Cafe:



Ariel got engaged and chalked about it:



Dave L. is researching fallen officer Larry Frost


by Lance Kagey on 7/25/2008 @ 4:28pm
Sorry I missed you all today. Been out of town, just got back. Not many pics of it but I vote for Adam. Good job bud.

Lance

by KevinFreitas on 7/25/2008 @ 4:34pm
Here are my pics:



Great work out there everyone! I was especially enthralled by the beautiful white piece done just below our square and Stowe's stunning arcade-esque panel. Props likewise to Andrea for a great looking Anime character.

The coordination of folks this week was really fun too watching the dream restaurant team at the top of the hill, experiencing the noon hour myself teamed up with Dawn, and Elle with her niece.

I gotta vote for Dawn and my tribute to all things Izenman birthday and Herban Cafe. We rocked this, yo!

Vote early and vote often (as long as it's for us tho ;)

by AngelaJossy on 7/25/2008 @ 4:57pm
Great work out there today! I was happy to be able to see them all in person this week. The pics are great but in person is better - lovely sunshine, chalk-covered friends, who could ask for more? Plus there was free chocolate. *smile*

Love the mermaid, love the Tacoma Dome space invaders, love the doves, the izeman hat-cake, the super-red hot dog, Andrea's anime chick, - they are ALL good. I think we raise the bar every week frankly.

But my vote goes to RR's "Neu Anderson Family."

I think this drawing is something that their CUTE little baby will treasure forever (in photograph obviously). Its just so powerful, meaningful and well executed. I think its the best one he's done so far.







by dorkbot Tacoma on 7/25/2008 @ 4:58pm
Wow, nice stuff this week!

I gotta vote for James's alien invasion pinball art.

Have folks talked about making a category for previous winners or something, so the new folks/non-pros have a chance to win? You guys are amazing, but maybe you should have to rack up way more points than anybody else or wait x weeks before you're eligible to win again?

Just a thought.

OTOH, maybe I should shut up. This is working. I love that you are giving us so much great Tacoma art.

Admiringly,
Laura

by herban on 7/25/2008 @ 5:03pm
RR gets Herban Cafe's vote. It was close, but the baby, he stole my heart!
Gretchen

by izenmania on 7/25/2008 @ 5:03pm
I think that has been helped a bit by addition at least some weeks of second and third place prizes. People tend to reward originality and tenacity enough to push newbies into those positions.

by izenmania on 7/25/2008 @ 5:46pm
Oh, and I vote for Kevin and Dawn's tribute to my avatar. And also to cake and cookies :)

by Mandiferous on 7/25/2008 @ 5:48pm
STOWE! That wall is awesome!

by Darkain on 7/25/2008 @ 5:58pm
www.darkain.com/gallery/271_Sidewalk_Cha...

Here is my latest offerings of photos. Great drawings today!

by Dave_L on 7/25/2008 @ 6:02pm
Aside from the competition, just a really nice time in the park. Voting-wise, another week of indecision for me... There are at least four I REALLY want to vote for, each for really strong reasons. Good to see some new faces there (Heidi B., Rory, and others). Stowe, you're helping clean the chalk next Wednesday! (Or maybe the week after.) Just kidding. Love the O.C.H. rocket! And how many different permutations of the Dome can chalkers come up with?!?

by KevinFreitas on 7/25/2008 @ 6:05pm
@Darkain: Great shots! Thanks so much for sharing!

by jamesstoweart on 7/25/2008 @ 6:08pm
Darkain... You photos are amazing.

Wow...

www.darkain.com/content/images/0000/0000...

If only my piece actually looked like that!

by Adam the Alien on 7/25/2008 @ 6:25pm
The good Herban Cafe folks got a picture of my final piece, as I don't have a still camera. But they have the only picture(s?) of the final piece unless someone else drops by and snaps a shot before it vanishes.

I added big comic book text to it, in addition to coloring everything in, reading "Dr. Horrible & The Evil League of Evil Bloggers".

Wish I'd picked a different color for Kevin's beard...I was going to mix colors, but I forgot to add more colors after I put down the first layer.

by Adam the Alien on 7/25/2008 @ 6:43pm
By the way, I'm assuming most people can recognize depictions of Erik, RR, myself and Kevin, but if you're unfamiliar with Dr. Horrible, check out www.drhorrible.com and it will all make sense. Well, if you buy the webisodes on iTunes. They're cheap. It's worth it.

by Dmitri on 7/25/2008 @ 6:53pm
It seems, to me, quite cosmically unfair to pit the birthday of my son against the actual birth of what is, by all accounts, the cutest baby ever. If I'd had a third son, Max would have been high on the list of names.

I would really like to split my vote three ways, with Stowe getting the final third. Since that's not, apparently, possible, I will have to flip a coin. Heads RR, tales Stowe, if it lands on its edge, Kevin and Dawn. Here goes ... it's in the air ...

It's a miracle!

Dawn and Kevin's birthday cake gets my vote.

Great looking family, though, RR, Darcy, and Max.

by Erik on 7/25/2008 @ 7:09pm
Lots of votes left to be cast.

Here is my my late posted photo set


Adam's Urbanist and Company:



The enticing Greek lettered martini:



Flower Eye:



Ariel's Engagment Chalking:



Heidi from Maxwells graced Frost Park:



Dawn and Kevin's Ode to Joe's Birthday:



Elle's Eloquent Mermaid:



Satellite Coffee, Corina Bakery and The Red Hot join forces:



Andrea surprises with fun Anime



Stowe's Alien Masterpiece:



RR Anderson's Family Portrait:



Ethnic Festival



www.flickr.com/photos/tacoma-urbanist/

by jenyum on 7/25/2008 @ 7:12pm
Gawd, everything is awesome this week. Wish I could have been there.

I am going to vote for Stowe. I know, I should vote for birthdays and babies! (and engagements) but I dig Stowe's panel. I loved his audience participation art from a few weeks back and used a portion of it for my myspace background.

www.myspace.com/tacomamama

This week's almost seems like a reference to that.

by Darkain on 7/25/2008 @ 7:32pm
Hahhaaaa, glad you like the my photo representations of your drawings. :) Just trying to do my part!

by Erik on 7/25/2008 @ 7:42pm
Very impressive Darkin. Your photos are almost as good as being there and in a few shots even better.






Everyone should check them out:

www.darkain.com/gallery/271_Sidewalk_Cha...

by dawntown on 7/25/2008 @ 8:03pm
Congrats Ariel. Someone got a good deal with you ;)
He, he, kidding gal.

Oh, yes, another fine day in the park! I hope all that come out are having as much fun doing this as I am. It's really great to see some new faces once again, and I hope to see them again. Chalking, at least in my case, takes practice to make it look decent in the pictures, which is how most of us vote. So if you really want to win, keep coming back. I am the poster child of this advise. See archives.

The vote is hard again. The originality quotient is rising.

So how to vote this week? Where does originality meet great technique? Stowe.

There are other really great pieces, and I will hit a nail through my hand to keep from voting for myself (and chalking newbie/ partner of the year, Kevin), but given the prize this week, Stowe will really put on a great art show for the 6th ave district. Props to you, buddy.

Izzy, I will recreate what Kevin and I did this week and give you a framed print for your birthday. Can't give you a time frame yet, but at least before your 26th birthday.

Have a great weekend.

by scout on 7/25/2008 @ 8:03pm
RR gets my vote

by ensie on 7/25/2008 @ 8:07pm
So sorry I missed out on another excellent Friday at Frost Park, but I'm currently recovering from the plague that has taken up residence in my head.

I'm especially sad I missed the first Frost Park visit of young Mr. Maxwell. But it looks like it was a good one!

I'm going to vote for Dawn and Kevin - way to take up the chalk this week Kev! And happy birthday Joe!

by Courtney on 7/25/2008 @ 8:40pm
My vote goes to Stowe for the super awesome flying saucers over the clock tower.

It was a great to meet the newest Anderson. Darcy looks great too. I loved the portrait of the family!

by joel413 on 7/25/2008 @ 9:07pm
I vote for Stowe this week, when I did the Friday Frost Park post SOunder Drive-by My jaw dropped.

Also, Kudos to Andrea this week for her Anime girl, very KEWL!.

by jcbetty on 7/25/2008 @ 9:09pm
I gotta go Stowe. While Andrea's anime is pretty awe-inspiring, and engagements, babies, and birthdays make me go awwwwwwww, I have to put in my vote for uh-mazing use of quantity, color, and composition.
bravo, Stowe!

by NineInchNachos on 7/25/2008 @ 9:14pm
Ms. Darcy was pretty impressed by Stowe this week. "The Colors!" says she

by jamesstoweart on 7/25/2008 @ 9:16pm
Courtney took some really great pictures this week.

You can see them in my Picasa gallery here: picasaweb.google.com/jamesstoweart/Frost...

Some good looks at my sunburned dome.

by NineInchNachos on 7/25/2008 @ 9:25pm
to the swing voters...
Maximilian

a vote for RR is a vote for this little guy.
You don't hate babies do you? do.... you.... ?

by jamesstoweart on 7/25/2008 @ 9:30pm
I want to eat him up! -Courtney

by spoonfulofpeter on 7/25/2008 @ 9:32pm
Stowe gets my vote for the Metroid inspired Tacoma dome spaceships. I'm a sucker for Nintendo imagery. Sorry RR. Your shameless politics wouldn't sway me. Apparently I hate babies.

Oh man, someone's gonna quote that and ruin my campaign for city council in 2023.

CONCERNED MOTHERS AGREE:

DONT VOTE FOR THE BABY HATER.

by kathy on 7/25/2008 @ 9:33pm
So sorry I missed another Friday at Frost...glass to blow...grants to write.

Stowe!!!! You get my vote this week...awesome cool!

by Frinklin on 7/25/2008 @ 9:34pm
Man do I miss hitting the park every Friday afternoon. Some great stuff this week. I love Adam's Dr. Horrible, mostly because of the long-overdue Evil KF. The Anderson family portrait is awesome, as is Andrea's Anime, but I have to go with Stowe.

by Erik on 7/25/2008 @ 9:39pm
Thanks for making me one of your cast of characters Adam.

Its hard to believe Andrea can create such fun and lighthearted Anime after watching her other 13 entries.

Happy Birthday Joe and congrats on getting engaged Ariel.

Great to see Heidi from Maxwells chalk the doves and the Satellite Coffee, Red Hot and Corina piece. Go Local!

In the end, its a toss up for me between RR's fun and endearing family portrait and Stowe's masterpiece.

STOWE! That wall is awesome!

Awesome enough for you to vote for it?

by NineInchNachos on 7/25/2008 @ 9:52pm
(first frost park political attack ad)

Wholesome family values?

Izenman's brother likes to dress up in womens clothing...



Would you give him your vote of confidence?

Wholesome family values?

You decide.


Give your vote to somebody who loves America.

Vote RR.


This message paid for by the friends of RR chalking excellence party

by tacomachickadee on 7/25/2008 @ 10:20pm
Apparently someone next week will need to do some sort of all-encompassing "celebration" chalking next week, ha ha ha. Sheesh. Babies and engagements and birthdays, oh my! So much good stuff ... but Stowe, your moon blew me away. RR almost had me with the cute baby pictures, but seriously ... Love. It.

As I mentioned to Erik earlier in the day, can I PLEASE have ranked choice voting? Please, please, please? Then I'd say Stowe, RR, Adam. (As I mentioned earlier, that would be the grownup vote ... the child vote of course lands squarely and evening upon Little Chickadee's chalk dreaming photo ... see Elle's shots ... in which she's holding chalk and creaming about chalk and has a bucket of chalk ... and the boy, I believe known as Boy Chickadee in Elle's pics).

But I'm only allowed one, dammit, so: Go Stowe.

by Tacomite on 7/25/2008 @ 10:28pm
My vote goes to Elle and the niece for obvious reasons. Big props also go to Stowe for the work he did this week... I was highly tempted.

by Dianne on 7/25/2008 @ 10:53pm
Stowe's art is totally awesome this week. Almost awesome enough to vote for if Ariel hadn't done the engagement piece and she is marrying my son. It seems like a bad idea not to vote for my own son's engagement. So I vote for Ariel.

by deeble interactive on 7/25/2008 @ 11:15pm
my vote goes to adam the alien. that kid has got heart. we should all be so lucky to have his devotion to a higher calling.

by Adam the Alien on 7/25/2008 @ 11:30pm
Well, Stowe very nearly had my vote. I mean...aliens, a totally geeky reference and immense amounts of black? It's like it was tailor-made to grab my vote. And it would have. If RR hadn't gone an stolen the advantage away.

I've been watching RR's chalking style evolve, and after his absence, he's come back with a piece that's not only inspired...but also combines the best of the styles he's been playing with.

It's hard to notice at first, but he's got a blend of three different winning elements.

For one, there is a very good use of black. Just the right amount to make it pop without even needing to go with the immense amounts of black that I loved in Andrea's Indiana Alien and that I love in Stowe's piece this week. The black is so perfectly used that I didn't even notice until a closer inspection of a photograph (meaning I didn't ever notice in person) that the piece is actually not entirely colored in. He left a good deal of plain cement...but a magical use of the black outlining disguises that well.

And as for the parts that *are* colored in? Whoofashalamaditekindo! We see both Early RR and Recent RR at play (I'm using a chalk-only timeline for reference, not entering any of his other art into my observations). For those that haven't been observing, Early RR was big on colored lines, but not actually filling anything in. Recent RR has been doing a lot more solid filling with his colors. This week, he has blended the two styles together more than ever before - you don't consciously see it until you go back and look at it several times over, and even then you have to concentrate to see where exactly he stops coloring in and where he starts using colored lines to indicate shape and form without the need of pure color or black shading.

In fact, returning back to the point I made earlier about not noticing the blank cement spots at first...he's using the cement as shading! Really good shading, too! That's downright clever. Perhaps even tricksy. Got any hobbit genes we should know about, RR?

Plus, I just love the style of it. The more I look at it, the more I think the Anderson family now requires both a Golden Age comic book and an old-fashioned radio drama to be made about them.

So while Stowe's is the more obviously eye-catching at first glance, my vote goes to RR for a piece that's most fun to look at again and again and again, each time seeing more of his artistic tricksiness.

Plus, a vote for RR is a vote for the literal little guy, that next generation of quirkiness. Who I sadly neglected to stop and adore, since I got there late and had a bigger idea than I usually try to draw (what I eventually finished, after everyone left, was still a truncated version of what I had in my head...had I all the time in the world, I would have added in a lot more people with a lot more villainous detail).

by WaywardScooterGirl on 7/25/2008 @ 11:40pm
I am voting for Stowe...I can't resist a good scifi scene. The Tacoma Dome as spaceships being shot at by the Old City Hall Clock Tower? Hell, yeah! And I helped. So yes, Stowe.

by Erik on 7/25/2008 @ 11:48pm
Ok lurkers. Better vote now.

There's only 12 minutes left.

RR's art is captivating and enthralls the viewer. One of RR's best to date and could have won in a good many episodes.

But Stowe's submission was simply a masterpiece.

A ready made piece to sell. Fills up the whole panel Beautiful work. Strong Tacoma theme and great execution. Hard to even tell it was on cement.

So I will vote for Stowe.

by ALT on 7/26/2008 @ 8:49am
Crud, I got so caught up with stuff yesterday I forgot to vote! Lots of amazing entries yet again; Stowe's space scene is jaw dropping and R.R's family portrait is just incredible. It's a tough call but I'd have to say that R.R's piece is my favorite. Go Team Turtle!

by Erik on 7/26/2008 @ 9:34am
Here's how the votes came out:

Stowe....................12
RR..........................5
Dawn and Kevin.......4
Elle.........................2
Adam......................2
Ariel........................1

Total votes : 26

Zombie voting factor: a review of the votes shows a broad based voting pattern from previous Feed Tacoma user without any last minute avatars.

Congratulations Stowe, you won!

Friday was not the first time Stowe illustrated the Tacoma Dome. He did so in Episode III on April 25th as well.

Yet, he has improved by quite a measure:.





Photo by Courtney

by tacomachickadee on 7/26/2008 @ 9:53am
Adam must be slacking. His top comment word count this week was barely more than 500.

Congrats EVERYONE!

by Erik on 7/26/2008 @ 9:58am
Winnings

Stowe wins a $50 certificate from Herban Cafe as well as the right to have an art show on September 20th of this year.

Given the amount of art Stowe pumps out, I have no doubt he will fill up the two walls allocated to him.

Very looking forward to the show, right on 6th Avenue where there is alot of action and a lot of fancy art galleries.

Overall Frost Park Chalk Off Standings

With 4 wins under his belt, Stowe now is tied for first place with the mighty Andrea for Best Illustrator in the Universe of Tacoma.

Here are the standings after 13 Episodes:

i.feedtacoma.com/Erik/frost-park-chalk-c...

More on Stowe:

Ever wonder what Stowe is doing while not at Frost Park?

Check out the latest post on his site Art by Stowe:



jamesstowe.blogspot.com/2008/07/artless-...

by NineInchNachos on 7/26/2008 @ 10:06am
Congratulations STOWE PRINCE OF CHALK !

by Dave_L on 7/26/2008 @ 10:50am
Friday was not the first time Stowe illustrated the Tacoma Dome.
It would be interesting to see photos of the recurring themes (Dome, MM Bridge, etc.) by various participants put together.
It’s also neat to see how versatile local artists (Frost Park and otherwise) are with subject matter and medium.

by jamesstoweart on 7/26/2008 @ 11:04am
Thanks everyone... especially Dave L. who originally gave me the idea for the Clocktower rocket during the improv chalking two weeks ago. I really wanted this prize and I appreciate everyone digging old cabinet arcade art.

And my fat pants. Someone commented on my recent weight loss and its correlation to my coming to Frost Park. I can't say that the two aren't directly related. Perhaps I really am on the Frost Park Chalk Diet.

Also, would anyone be interested in sharing or funding the cost of some Frost Park posters to spread around town? With 16 Chalk-Offs under our belt I think it is safe to say we are a friday afternoon institution.

by KevinFreitas on 7/26/2008 @ 11:05am
Go Stowe! Can't wait to see his show. Likewise congrats to everyone this week.

by tacomachickadee on 7/26/2008 @ 11:23am
Stowe: We'll help chip in for posters. I'll e-mail ya ...

by jenyum on 7/26/2008 @ 12:10pm
Did you know that his avatar is Cthulu-a lot bear?

I did not know this. But I love it.

jamesstowe.blogspot.com/2008/07/it-will-...

by Erik on 7/26/2008 @ 12:35pm
Also, would anyone be interested in sharing or funding the cost of some Frost Park posters to spread around town?

You mean like these guys:

beautifulangle.homestead.com/

With 16 Chalk-Offs under our belt I think it is safe to say we are a friday afternoon institution.

Yes, I think Frost Park is now only second now to Farmers Market. Its certainly a lot bigger than simply a blogospheric event. Yesterday was one of the best turnouts ever.

Taken in its entirety, the Frost Park Chalk Offs have to be one of the largest art events in the City of Tacoma this year considering the number of art pieces created, cumulative attendance and number of photos taken.

A number of people I have spoken to there, including some contestants, don't even own a computer but they know they can count on the event on Fridays at noon.

by Mark Monlux on 7/26/2008 @ 1:35pm
I was so swamped with work yesterday I could not come down. I'm dying to do this neat design I came up with. Another tiki!

by herban on 7/26/2008 @ 7:00pm
Stowe,
the third Saturday in September is dedicated to you at the Herban Cafe, come in and we will pick out the nibbles for your art wall hanging party. Call me for a consult!
Gretchen
253.572.0170

by ALT on 7/26/2008 @ 9:07pm
Congratulations Stowe! The stars and Milky Way in your space scene were incredible!

by Erik on 7/30/2008 @ 1:17pm
Stowe collects his $50 certificate from Herban Cafe



Congrats again Stowe!

www.flickr.com/photos/tacoma-urbanist/27...

by morgan on 9/26/2010 @ 9:13pm
Did anyone else notice the "for lease" sign was removed from the former Herban Cafe window? Please let it be an Ethiopian restaurant!

by Erik on 9/27/2010 @ 12:32am
Interesting development. You bumped an old but good thread with classic pictures.