JUSTIN RUDD'S BELMONT SHORE SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTESTwill surely "draw" a crowd on Sat., Oct. 20, 2012. Free entry for pre-registrants ages 18 and older.This contest began in 2004.
Attracting seasoned and emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities, the 9th annual Belmont Shore Chalk Art Contest, presented by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.), will showcase the works of diverse artists who will use chalk as their medium, and the sidewalks of
as their canvas.
There will be at least $1,000 cash awarded again this year. There is no charge to spectate.
JUSTIN RUDD'S BELMONT SHORE SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTESTis part of his nonprofit 501c3 "Community Action Team."
THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment.
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4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
4Haute Dog Poetry Contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Elementary School Spelling Bee
4Nat'l Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest 4Haute Dogs on the Beach events
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
4Beds, Bikes, Bears & Blankets giveaway to those in need 4Clothing giveaways to the underserved 4Bulldog Beauty Contest 4Long Beach Losers - 12-week weight-loss contest 42nd Street Walkers
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2012 Winners Best in Show: Willie Zin, Long Beach
1st: Parker Konyak
Honorable Mention: Lori Escalara, Vista
Honorable Mention: Moe Notsu, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: William Zin, Long Beach
Director's Award: Becky Bershtel, Long Beach
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This year's contest is Sat., Oct. 20, 2012. You can also register on-site from 8:45-9:15 a.m.
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$1,000 Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest is THIS Sat., Oct. 20, 2012 JUSTIN RUDD'S BELMONT SHORE SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTEST will surely "draw" a crowd on Sat., Oct. 20, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. Attracting seasoned and emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities, the 9th annual Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, presented by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.), will showcase the works of diverse artists who will use chalk as their medium, and the sidewalks of Belmont Shore as their canvas.
CASH PRIZES & RIBBONS There will be at least $1,000 cash awarded again this year.
- BEST IN SHOW: $350
- 1st Place: $250
- 2nd Place: $150
- Honorable Mentions: five awards @ $50 each
- Director's Awards: $50 to $100 each; or gift card from Simmzy's
THE CONTEST will take place in Belmont Shore, along the trendy Second St. business corridor, mainly in the blocks between Roycroft and La Verne avenues. Entry, pastels, drawing paper, and a pizza lunch will be free for pre-registrants, aged 18 and older, and just $10 for all others. Those teens under age 18 are welcome for $10, paid in advance. A 10-piece set of non-toxic pastels (chalk) and an approx. 38" x 50" white Lenox sheet of premium artist's paper will be provided to all registered artists.
ARTISTS WILL DRAW on premium Lenox artist's paper that will be affixed to the sidewalk with blue masking tape. Artists are free to take home their artwork after the judging and/or to sell their art at the event. By drawing on paper, it also allows artists to move indoors if it rains (as it did a few years ago).
Justin Rudd and his 501c3 nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) host this event. This event is part of the Belmont Shore Art Walk.
A 100% cotton sheet made in the USA. Developed by Legion Paper, this fine art print paper has a textured finish and is very popular for most drawing and printmaking techniques. Neutral pH, no deckles.
- Art must be family-friendly.
- No nude or lewd artwork.
- No stenciling.
- Organizers have the right to disqualify and/or remove any inappropriate art or writing as they may deem necessary.
- Judging based on first impression, creativity, originality, skill, and use of color.
- Digital photos will be taken and used for publicity purposes.
- No political or commercial advertising statements.
- No words or symbols intended as advertising or promotion may appear within the
- This contest is for adults and students in high school and college, age 18 and older.
Those teens under age 18 are welcome as non-juried participants for $10.
- Not responsible for damage or theft of art work.
- Basic, starter: approx. 10-pieces of chalk and one sheet of artists' paper provided for all pre-registrants.
- Participants are required to sign a liability waiver, prior to beginning to draw.
- Organizers and judges have the right to modify or add to these rules, as necessary.
- Artists are encouraged to sign their work at the bottom of the image area.
SCHEDULE & LOCATION
- Artists MUST sign-in at the table in front of Chase Bank, 5200 E. 2nd St. @ Nieto Ave., from 8:45-9:15 a.m.
-Artists can draw from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-Free pizza/sodas for lead artists: at noon
in front of Chase Bank (friends/family can pay $5 that morning for the pizza/soda lunch)
-Final Judging begins:
-Awards: 4:15 p.m.
in front of Chase Bank.
- Mark Ball, Art Supply Warehouse
- Jonathan Van Dyke, Gazette Newspapers
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2012 Artists, so far
1. Lori Escalara
2. Henry Casas
3. Penny Richards
4. Lauren Tuma
5. Jony Tolentino
6. Diana Roberts
7. Wiliam Zin
8. Athena Roberts
9. Lori Antoinette
10. Mo McGee
11. Becky Bershtel
12. Jacque Keith DuBois
13. Shay Neeley
14. Brighton Smith
15. Daniel Killen
16. Israel Arzaluz
17. Moe Notsu
18. Andres Alarcob
19. Anthony Rico
20. Randall Wiliams
21. Jocklean Weaver
22. Stephen Harbor
25. Parker Konyak
26. Nadia Roldan
27. William Russell
33. Eric Quezada
38. John Estrada
45. Breanne Patterson
51. Ernie Macias
53. Amanda Saunders
54. Julia Anne Bogan
55. Earl Moore
56. John Tran
57. Adam Hass
58. Kriszanne Napalan
59. Jessica Haro
60. Patricia Haro
61. Rachel Banta
62. Kevin Crockett
63. Doug Walker
64. Kiandra Weaver
Best in Show: Lori Escalara, Vista
1st: Julio Jimenez, Winnetka
2nd: Ricardo Perdomo, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Brighton Smith, Garden Grove
Honorable Mention: Cecelia Linayao, San Diego
Honorable Mention: David Gilmore, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Amanda Gundrum, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: William Zin, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Kai Woods-Decker, Malibu
Honorable Mention: Guillermo Luna, Mira Loma
Honorable Mention: Shuji Nishimura, Torrance
Honorable Mention: Samuel Eames, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Doug Walker, Long Beach
2010 Judges: Ralph Millero, Richard Townsend, Heber Siqueiros, Blair Cohn.
David Gilmore, Long Beach
2nd: Brighton Smith, Garden Grove
3rd: Shuji Nishimura, Lomita
Merit Award: Cecilia Linayao, San Diego
Merit Award: Rebekah Waites, Signal Hill
Merit Award: Julio Jimenez, Winnetka
Merit Award: Vicky Ojerio, Long Beach
Merit Award: Mike Baker, Long Beach
Best Aquatic Theme:
1st: Brighton Smith, Garden Grove
2nd: Cecilia Linayao, San Diego
3rd: David Gilmore, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Lori Escalara
Merit Award: Jason Arias
Merit Award: Parker Konyak
Merit Award: Jamie Kivisto
Merit Award: Julio Jimenez
Merit Award: Diane Nuyon
The SAY "CHEESE" LONG BEACH! 24-hour digital photo contest's exhibit is also Sat., Oct. 20, 2012, in front of Chase Bank, 5200 E. 2nd St. @ Nieto, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Awards at 4:10 p.m. MORE THAN 100 area amateur and professional digital photographers took part in the contest on Oct. 9th and 10th, sponsored by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT).
Entrants submitted approx. 10 to 15 of their best digital images taken within the city limits of Long Beach from 1 p.m. on (TBA). A panel of community leaders will jury the submitted images and selected a top-10. The unveiling of about 500 of the images will take place Sat., Oct. 20 on 2nd St. in Belmont Shore in front of Chase Bank in Belmont Shore from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of Justin Rudd's 9th-annual Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest and the Belmont Shore Art Walk. The goal of SAY, "CHEESE," LONG BEACH! is to visually record all aspects of our community during the 24-hour period. The contest was created in 2008. www.JustinRudd.com/photocontest.html