Tacoma Urbanist

Apr. 26, 2008 at 12:16am

LuppinGoddess Defeats RR, But Elle wins FP Chalk Off

Below are the results of the Third Frost Park Chalk Off Contest on 4/25/2008

Last week, LupinGoddess aka Andrea of UnstableArt had vowed to defeat RR Anderson at this week's Frost Park Challenge as she graphically represents on the sketch to the right.

Those of us who have watched RR over the last two years have observed as he has gone up against legions of artists, web designers, media companies, bloggers, museum directors and civic institutions and nearly always prevailed by employing some trick or another.

Yet, without the protection of the internets, and with Lupin employing her Dock Martins enhanced artist skills, RR Anderson's pixie dust and bag of tricks ran out.  Lupin Goddess received 4 votes while RR Anderson received 2, one of which was his own.

While Lupin was able to prevail over RR Anderson in her much praised Museum of Glass metaphysical chalk drawing, it wasn't quite enough to prevail in the contest.

Elle Prevails in Frost Park Chalk Art Contest III

While RR Anderson battled it out, Lance Kagey sketched away on a spellbinding rendition of the Murray Morgan Bridge

Lancy Kagey from Beautiful Angle

Lance prevailed through most of the day on voting totals.

Then early Friday evening, after making an internet appeal on her blog, a slew of Feed Tacoma members began voting for Elle's Community Garden drawing who ultimately won with a total of 7 votes.

Here was her appeal for votes entitled: "Selling my Soul for a Slice of Pie"

But in the mean time you can check out the voting and cast yours here.  Please vote for me.  I’m not above selling my soul for votes.
A legal and potent method to win boost one's votes. 

The winner. For the next week, Elle is the "Best Illustrator in the World of Tacoma" and wins the coupon for a large Pizza from Puget Sound Pizza.

Special Thanks to Puget Sound Pizza for providing the prize.

Next Week Sponsor Embellish Salon

Patricia from Embellish Salon has offered to supply the prize for next week's Frost Park Chalk Off-Challenge.  A coveted prize as it has a retail value of $40.00 for women and $30 for men.

comments [16]  |  posted under tacoma


by Adam the Alien on 4/26/2008 @ 12:24am
*sigh* Where was this contest and Embellish a couple months back, when I had to tame my uncut-since-September mane?

by ensie on 4/26/2008 @ 12:27am
Hi, uh...did you want to put a picture of the actual winner's work up?

by Erik on 4/26/2008 @ 12:59am
Hi, uh...did you want to put a picture of the actual winner's work up?

You likely looked at the page while I was still editing it. Now take a look.

Here's a work in progress:


Also see RR Anderson's photo:


by NineInchNachos on 4/26/2008 @ 6:39am
Nice work Elle. Nice work all. We really stomped this one. The Ghost of Larry Frost sends his approval.

by Elle on 4/26/2008 @ 7:32am
It was tough competition, but I'm all about the winning baby!

by Erik on 4/26/2008 @ 9:54am
For some added context, here was Elle's submission last week 4/18:

Full size:


by ALT on 4/26/2008 @ 7:13pm
I really felt that Lance was going to win this one - his bridge was getting a lot of talk. Then it looked like Jame's "Donkey Kong" could win. My personal favorites were Elle's and R.R's - it was really a toss up for me. I do believe that had I not participated in this week's contest I would have voted for Elle's piece: The luminous, vibrant colors and tight, stylized motif was quite different from the other entries. I think this is one contest that kept everyone guessing!

Wow - Embellish Salon's sponsoring the next contest! Hope the hell I can make it....

by Erik on 4/26/2008 @ 7:43pm
I am learning about other contestants in last Friday's chalk contest: Pretty incredible.

Here's some information on James Stowe, the artist of the Donkey Kong on the Tacoma Dome:

I am a full-time (and freelance) illustrator, husband and father of two. I have produced RPG fantasy and horror illustrations for over 10 years now with more than 100 published works. Most recently I am working for a company that produces silkscreened images for cakes.


Wow. Like edible cakes? Nice.

Also see:

Art by James Stowe



by NineInchNachos on 4/26/2008 @ 8:12pm
Hey James, is the cake company hiring ?

Also, pizza or no pizza I feel that I am a winner just having the privilege of hanging out for an hour with a bunch of like-minded-free-spirit, sidewalk liberators. thumbs up team!

by jenyum on 4/26/2008 @ 8:22pm
Yup, edible cakes

by jenyum on 4/26/2008 @ 8:29pm
I also enjoy this one. I think the present is a nice touch.

by fredo on 4/27/2008 @ 12:36pm
I'm enjoying all the postings and photos from the chalk-art "competitions." The events and discussions are a fine example, in my opinion, of community building.

by AP on 4/27/2008 @ 1:01pm
Agree with above sentiment. Good vibes all around. Wish I could drawr.

by jamesstoweart on 4/27/2008 @ 8:04pm
I had an great time. I am going to be there every week!

On a personal note... going from fantasy freelance illustrations like

...to a full-time position drawing cakes like
this definitely makes life interesting.

Also...thanks for posting my blog info. I look forward to meeting more local designers, blogs and high end chalk illustrators down at Frost... and making them eat my (chalk) dust.

by Erik on 4/27/2008 @ 8:19pm
...to a full-time position drawing cakes like
this definitely makes life interesting.

That's hilarious.


Just don't get confused and bring them out at the wrong event.

by Erik on 4/28/2008 @ 11:24am
I don't normally cross post comments, but this one was pretty good from Chalk Off founder RR Anderson which is insightful for all of use who currently or will be participating at Frost Park Chalk Off events or are simply there to enjoy themselves for an hour on Friday, escape their cubicals and have lunch.

I’m not a hero. I’m not a hipster. I’m not one of the “cool gang.” I’m just a normal guy with very meek resources. I created an electrifying movement which thrusts a shard of hope to the blackened hearts of the downtrodden.


This statement coupled with a Tacomic completes the message:

Full size: