Aug. 28, 2009 at 12:01am
Today is the weekly chalk off competition at Frost Park located at 9th and Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma at noon.
Voting For A Winner
Please vote for your favorite chalk art entry in the comment section below. Explaining why you voted for a particular entry may add more meaning.
you wish to offer general encouragement to an artists, feel free to
simply mention their name below or give them other compliments. However,
if you wish to vote for a particular chalk off artist (chalkie), above
all other entries, then use the word "vote" in your comment in
reference to the artist or their entry.
Each person/avatar gets one vote. Roommates, spouses, significant others, friends and acquaintances may have their vote counted with their own Feed Tacoma avatar. 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.
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by L.S.Erhardt on 8/28/2009 @ 12:10am
Of those kids who identified more brands than fauna, how many can name more artists than beer brands?
How many of them can even name an influential or famous artist?
How many of them even care?
I care, but I'm not exactly a kid anymore either.
by Erik on 8/28/2009 @ 12:39am
|Of those kids who identified more brands than fauna, how many can name more artists than beer brands?
by Adam the Alien on 8/28/2009 @ 2:20am
|Uh-oh, Erik, you posted a few minutes too early. Now this is in yesterday's FeedTacoma list, not today's. :-(|
by KevinFreitas on 8/28/2009 @ 6:49am
|It's still linked up in the banner. Can't wait to be out there today. See everyone at Frost Park!|
by Mark Monlux on 8/28/2009 @ 7:39am
|Hoping to make it down today. But, I've got some deadlines I must cover first.|
by Nick on 8/28/2009 @ 9:16am
|Oooh, always wanted a drill press! Now that's *my* kind of prize! No seriously, I'll be chalking today...|
by NineInchNachos on 8/28/2009 @ 9:53am
|was there a theme for this week? Mark? Larry?|
by Erik on 8/28/2009 @ 10:56am
by L.S.Erhardt on 8/28/2009 @ 10:57am
|No theme that I was aware of.
Art Nouveau, anyone?
by KevinFreitas on 8/28/2009 @ 1:39pm
|Great work today out there chalkers. Here are my pics of the entries:
by RR Anderson
by Mark Monlux
by Thorax O'Tool
by Adam the Alien
by Brian Bartlebaugh
by unknown (anyone see who did this one?)
Let the voting begin!
by L.S.Erhardt on 8/28/2009 @ 1:59pm
|I borrowed a little stylistic influence from Alphonse Mucha on this one.|
For anyone wondering, the dimensions ended up being 7'-10" at the widest at the bottom and 11'-5" total height.
Here's the finals, I only went 15 min over!
That being said, I vote for myself this week.
by NEAL on 8/28/2009 @ 2:10pm
|It is close between unknown and Monlux for me.
But creative use of a sign wins, unknown gets my vote.
Vote for the future...vote for the unknown.
by L.S.Erhardt on 8/28/2009 @ 2:11pm
|one more, for good measure.|
I am really proud of how it turned out.
Click on any of the pics to get a bigger version...
by daydreamer on 8/28/2009 @ 2:26pm
|I vote for Thorax, but I have to say, I am impressed with Brian's "Spiderman" and I also have to say, I like Mark Monlux's piece as well.I think you guys have grown quite a bit since I first started voting here.Adam the Alien though, needs a little punching up...sorry. It just seems that the Alien is getting a little boring lately.|
by Zanna on 8/28/2009 @ 2:56pm
|Mark Monlux’s work is just down-right cool. A little demon is hiding where you all go to do your drawings, you guys better be careful he doesn’t get too lonely and pull you down the hole there.
The use of the sign by unknown is creative and imaginable.
I wish I could see it in person, the huge chalk art is so pretty, long blonde hair is so in! - Thorax my VOTE is for you.
by Erik on 8/28/2009 @ 5:06pm
|The unknown artist use of the park is great and almost gets my vote. Mark's piece looks even better online than it did in person.
Thorax wins today and gets my vote.
by ElectricElliot on 8/28/2009 @ 5:23pm
|Holy crap. RR gets my vote. F***ing awesome BTD tribute. Just fantastic. Wish I could have been there.
Great entries all around. Monlux is fantastic again along with great entries by Brian and the unknown.
by NineInchNachos on 8/28/2009 @ 5:36pm
|I have some great pics I won't be able to upload till late tonight. Mark's had a great 3d effect. stay tuned!|
by aslanenlisted on 8/28/2009 @ 5:44pm
|I feel compelled to vote for the Alien,
But Brian Bartlebaugh gets my vote as I always swing with spidey!!! double entendres for the win???
by Adam the Alien on 8/28/2009 @ 5:44pm
|It just seems that the Alien is getting a little boring lately.|
Adam is out of Prang in most colors, and is discovering that the Crayola bright chalk can't pick up the slack. Must devise new strategies.
My vote goes to Thorax...as lovely as all the pieces are, his work was more ambitious than ever this week. And he pulled it off wonderfully.
by kaotix on 8/28/2009 @ 5:46pm
|I vote for Thorax.|
by Adam the Alien on 8/28/2009 @ 5:50pm
|If anyone's able to, I sure hope someone can go snap a picture of Brian's finished piece. It got even better after everyone left, and he was still working when I left.|
by Earthdaughter on 8/28/2009 @ 6:33pm
|Unknown is a tall guy who has been at many chalk-offs. He usually swings by and takes photos but hasn't chalked before to my knowledge. We tried to get him to sign the piece but he didn't. Also, I've asked his name before but he won't tell me. He's probably in some of the previous photos of bystanders. I'll take a look.
Hard vote this week. Once I "got" it, I like Adam's piece. The reflection of himself in the eye of the Alien! Thorax's is beautiful and way ambitious for one hour. Spidey is cool and was too much for one hour also.
But I have to go with Monlux for the depth perception. It really works. So my vote is for Monlux's demon.
by Heatherrebel on 8/28/2009 @ 7:31pm
|I vote by absentee ballot from NYC for Thorax's Damsel in Distress.|
by Mandiferous on 8/28/2009 @ 7:54pm
|Voting for Monlux.|
by Tataddict on 8/28/2009 @ 8:38pm
|My Vote is For Brian....I Luv Spiderman|
by Tat2Fan on 8/28/2009 @ 8:41pm
|If I don't Vote for Spiderman My 10 Year old will not be happy... I do believe that it was a close race foe a few this time but my vote is for Brian|
by JoesGal on 8/28/2009 @ 8:50pm
|Unknown, you would have had my vote....but we don't know who u r? So my vote is for Brian|
by ICESK8R on 8/28/2009 @ 9:06pm
|My Vote is for Brian|
by Mark Monlux on 8/28/2009 @ 10:27pm
|I vote for the little guy in the hole saying "Hello."|
Yes, voting for myself might be marcissistic, but I do love my work.
by Libby on 8/28/2009 @ 10:32pm
|I'm voting for Adam and the infinite alien.|
by KevinFreitas on 8/28/2009 @ 10:32pm
|Great work out there everyone!
Love the BTG tribute by RR. Welcome to newcomer Theresa -- it was great talking Big Island with you! Can't wait to see what you draw in the coming weeks. Brilliant work on the wall Brian! Cool perspective on the Alien, Adam, but it certainly would be fun for you to shock us with something completely different. That being said, you truly come up with a different perspective on your alter ego nearly every time so cheers to that! Thorax your work was just tender and lovely this week and Mark's just had a great sinister feel to it. Crap, this ain't easy...
In a *very*, very close match I gotta vote Thorax this week. The simplicity and heart-felt beauty just tugged at me. Kill 3D work though Mark. I really hope you keep exploring this avenue!
by SheLives on 8/28/2009 @ 10:44pm
|Whatever happened to the one hour deadline? Isn't that part of the challenge?
While I admire RR's tribute chalk, I have to cast my vote for Monlux. Love the cracks.
by KevinFreitas on 8/28/2009 @ 11:05pm
|@She: I'm staying pretty true to the 1pm cutoff as you can tell by the unfinished chalk work in some of my pics. It's good to have limits! Er something.|
by NineInchNachos on 8/28/2009 @ 11:14pm
RR's tribute to Electric Elliot's wonderful Bob the Dog comics online now at comics.feedtacoma.com
Brian draws the Friendly Neighborhood spiderman
Mark Monlux crosses the Eighth Dimension... summons a lovecraft demon?
Thorax O'Tool aka "Larry Something" tribute to summer?
Adam the Alien's impression of General Zod prison from superman II ?
by NineInchNachos on 8/28/2009 @ 11:16pm
|Did you friggin see the monlux pictures I took? So Awesome!!!!1! I vote Monlux.|
by L.S.Erhardt on 8/29/2009 @ 6:32am
|Drove by at 6 am on my way home from work... all gone! Everything washed away by the rain.
It was sad, but at least it'll be a f'real clean slate next week.
by Mark Monlux on 8/29/2009 @ 10:41am
|I wanted to add a few more photos.
Here is Brian on top of his ladder.
The unknown artist, work in progress
Kevin the ever present critic, fan, and semi-official photographer.
Nobody captured this young artist's contribution.
And one last peek at Tacoma's underworld.
by Joel 413 on 8/29/2009 @ 11:32am
|Vote Count (20)
Thorax is a.. get a Tool!
by Erik on 8/29/2009 @ 12:22pm
|Congrats on your tool winning victory Thorax!|
by NineInchNachos on 8/29/2009 @ 1:10pm
|Mr. Thorax, unless there are any last minute objections to the vote count email me, and we'll schedule a good time for you to swing by the HFW compound to collect your magnificent prize. Imagine how impressed your girlfriend will be when you set up the drill press in your apartment/coffee table! congratulations on your win sir!|
by L.S.Erhardt on 8/29/2009 @ 4:14pm
|Many thanks to all who voted!|
RR, I'll drop you an email when I get home from work in the morning. Whether the gf likes it in the living room will remain to be determined...
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