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Long Beach Turkey Trot chalk art
will surely "draw" a crowd on Sat., Oct. 19, 2013. 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
10th 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 Belmont Shore 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 CONTEST is 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.

C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes
4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
Haute Dog Poetry Contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Elementary School Spelling Bee
Nat'l Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art
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
Beds, Bikes, Bears & Blankets giveaway to those in need
Clothing giveaways to the underserved
4Bulldog Beauty Contest
4Long Beach Losers - 12-week weight-loss contest
42nd Street Walkers

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community action teamRIGHT NOW, while the need is in your mind, won't you please donate? We receive no government monies, and depend entirely on people like you.

WE HOPE YOU share our love for animals, kids and the environment, and our wish is that you'll consider a gift of $25, $50, $100 or another amount so that we can continue to bring you and our community fun events and meaningful projects.

CHECKS to CAT, Attn. Justin Rudd, 5209 E. The Toledo #1, Long Beach, CA 90803.



I AM A FIRM believer in the collective power of individuals joined in a spirit of goodwill and generous giving to bring about the success of a community.

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2013 Winners

Best in Show $350: David Gilmore
1st Place $250: Shuji Nishimura
2nd Place $150 Lori Escalara Honorable Mention $50:
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Director's Award $50: Moe Notsu
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10th-annual $1,000 Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest is Sat., Oct. 18 2014

Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art ContestJUSTIN RUDD'S BELMONT SHORE SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTEST will surely "draw" a crowd on Sat., Oct. 18, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. along 2nd St. in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach.

Attracting more than 125 seasoned and emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities, the 11th-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. 


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


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. Those ages 16 or 17 years old are welcome for $20, paid in advance. NEW: Minimum age is 16 for this chalk event.

A 10-piece set of non-toxic pastels (chalk) and an approx. 38" x 50" white Lenox or Stonehenge sheet of premium artist's paper will be provided to all registered artists.

Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art contest Justin Rudd Lori EscaleraARTISTS WILL DRAW on premium 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).

SPONSORSBelmont Shore Art Walk
Justin Rudd and his 501c3 nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) host this event. Media sponsor is Grunion Gazette. This event is part of the Belmont Shore Art Walk.

Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest Justin Rudd $25 ARTIST SPONSORS, in 2013
- MRC Heating & Cooling, (4 artists)
- Anna Weitert
- John Weitert
- Jacob Morris
- Mason Bravo
- TLRay Marketing
- Bixby Knolls Mortgage- Direct Lender
- Red Eye Media (10 artists!)
- Giles Family (2 artists)
- Boyd Family (3 artists)
- The Pope Family
- Willie Tin Shop (2 artists)
- Grunion Gazette (2 artists)
- in honor of Dede Rossi (4 artists)
- Karen Wall Garrison (4 artists)
- California Heights Neighborhood Association (2 artists)
- John Royce & Kent Lockart (2 artists)
- SWAG by Holly (2 artists)
- Long Beach Mardi Gras
- Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital (4 artists)
- Lisa Bohan & Myrna Pappas
- Naturewell Juice 
- The Den Salon

Click "add to cart" button to sponsor. Sponsor's name to appear on sign:
To defray event costs (free to adult artists), CAT is encouraging businesses, clubs, organizations and individuals to "sponsor" a few artists' spaces for Rudd’s Oct. 19 Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest.  For each $25, CAT will place the name of the sponsoring business, group or individual on a small sign on the ground at an artist's work area. You can make a tax-deductible credit card payment via Paypal.com to Justin@JustinRudd.com or mail a check payable to "CAT" c/o Justin Rudd, 5209 E. The Toledo #1, Belmont Shore, 90803. There are 115 chalk artists already registered. Each receives chalk, deluxe drawing paper, lunch and snacks. 
Event organizer: Justin@JustinRudd.com


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Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest Justin Rudd- Only solid pastels may be used. Chalk pastels are recommended.
- There is no required art theme.
- No chalking directly on the sidewalk.  
Artist's paper (Lenox 100 Paper 38" x 50", 250g - white, no deckles) or Stonehenge (does have deckles) will be supplied to pre-registrants. (Example:
Lenox 100 is 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.)
- If using your own supplies or pastels, please present them at check-in for inspection.
- Art must be family-friendly.
- No nude or lewd artwork.
- No political, campaign or commercial advertising statements, messages, or drawings.
- No words or symbols intended as advertising or promotion may appear within the
- 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.
- This contest is for adults and students in high school and college, age 18 and older. Those age 16 or 17 are welcome as non-juried participants for $20, if paid in advance by check to CAT, 5209 E. The Toledo #1, LB, 90803.
- No participants under age 16.
- 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.

Map to start/finish Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art ContestSCHEDULE & LOCATION
- Artists MUST sign-in at the table in front of Chase Bank, 5200 E. 2nd St. @ Nieto Ave., from 8:30-9:20 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 and awards: 4:10 p.m. in front of Chase Bank.


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Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest images
click image above to see photos from last year's contest

2013 Lead Artists, so far

  1. Lori Escalera
  2. Adrian Maciel
  3. Abegail    Lina
  4. Adam      Hass
  5. Stephen Harbor
  6. Allison     Kripp
  7. Amy        Sundahl
  8. Annathalia       Nalapraya
  9. Andres    Alarcob
  10. Alisa        Ogura
  11. Jen          Swain
  12. Anthony  Rico
  13. Tonya      Ivashkov
  14. Eric         Quezada
  15. Ashley     Olsen
  16. Annastasia      Nalapraya
  17. Becky     Bershtel
  18. Breanne  Patterson
  19. Brianna   Cunha
  20. Jason      Slagle
  21. Cynthia   Helm
  22. Chelsea   Carpenter
  23. Christa    Everest
  24. Melanie   Corral
  25. Cynthia   Kostylo
  26. Tim          Acquistapace
  27. Doug       Walker
  28. Renee     Solis
  29. Ever        Galvez
  30. Shuji        Nishimura
  31. Hoa         Mac
  32. Jennifer   Ripassa
  33. Diana      Durham
  34. Amanda Saunders
  35. Brandon Jackson
  36. Garrett    Rodriguez
  37. Vicky       Andaya
  38. Ernie       Macias
  39. Vicky       Ojerio
  40. Jacque    Dubois
  41. Jessica    Haro
  42. Kent        Ohara
  43. Jennifer   Cendana
  44. Jocklean Weaver
  45. John        Estrada
  46. Jonathan         Alvarez
  47. Joseph    Blomberg
  48. Mia          Dunbar
  49. Juiana     Martinez
  50. Kriszanne        Napalan
  51. Mie          Kawamura
  52. Kimberly Vance
  53. Parker     Konyak
  54. Lori          Antoinette
  55. Laurie      Blowers
  56. Lisa         Valaika
  57. Matt         Nieblas
  58. Guillermo        Luna
  59. Mike        Schelly
  60. Somita    Lam
  61. Meredith  Morgan
  62. Moe         Notsu
  63. Kenta      Morimoto
  64. Nicole      Burton
  65. Neleigh    Olson
  66. Nadia      Roldan
  67. Oscar R. De Leon
  68. Adrian     Garcia
  69. Pat          Estes
  70. Sarah      Miwa
  71. Richard   Mallory
  72. Randall    Williams
  73. Renee     Keady
  74. Richie      Camp
  75. Ricardo   Perdomo
  76. Ana         Pinheiro
  77. Sam        Eames
  78. Shay       Neeley
  79. Michaela Shea
  80. Shawn     Lemus
  81. Melanie   Corral
  82. Aleah       Pantaleon
  83. Hilda Atuncar
  84. Ivan Hinojosa
  85. Luz   Perez
  86. Signey         Mojica
  87. Jasmine       Binoe
  88. Stephanie    Dillon
  89. Brad Street
  90. Earl  Moore
  91. Terri Lancaster
  92. Torrieanne   Williams
  93. Molly            Traut
  94. Penny          Richards
  95. Susan          Estrada
  96. John Tran
  97. Victoria        Lopez
  98. Patricia        Haro
  99. Jason           Arias
  100. Maggie        Murphy
  101. Destiny        Sambrano
  102. Heaven        Sambrano
  103. William         Russell
  104. Liz Espinoza
  105. Aaron Hernandez 
  106. Michael Ray Menjivar
  107. Guillermo Luna
  108. natalie moyado
  109. Carl Maxwell
  110. Gus Moran
  111. Thyda Uy
  112. Morgane Laffiche
  113. Eian Gil
  114. benjamin avila
  115. somita lam
  116. Sara Cervantes
  117. adrian jones
  118. Ryan Keiser
  119. Emily Rhoads
  120. Tony Tomaselli
  121. Laurel Firouzabadi
  122. Hugo Lomeli
  123. Lorenzo Medina
  124. Donna Flores
  125. Candace Medina
  126. Sunny Eddie 
  127. Adriana Avila
  128. david gilmore
  129. Alexandria Avila


2012 Artists

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
23. Ever Galvez
24. Mike Schelly
25. Parker Konyak
26. Nadia Roldan
27. William Russell
28. Shawn Lemus
29. Kimberly Vance
30. Melanie Corral
31. Adrian Maciel
32. Daniel Killen
33. Eric Quezada
34. Christa Everest
35. Shuji Nishimura
36. Chelsea Carpenter
37. Abegail Lina
38. John Estrada
39. John Tran
40. Vicky Andaya
41. Neleigh Olson
42. Ana Pinheiro
43. Jennifer Cendana
44. Adrian Garcia
45. Breanne Patterson
46. Pat Estes
47. Maggie Murphy
48. Susan Estrada
49. Brandon Jackson
50. Terri Lancaster
51. Ernie Macias
52. Garrett Rodriguez
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

2012 Winners

Best in Show: Willie Zin, Long Beach
1st: Parker Konyak, Long Beach
2nd: Shuji Nishimura, Torrance
Honorable Mention: Lori Escalara, Vista
Honorable Mention: Moe Notsu, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Randall Williams, Los Angeles
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Director's Award: Becky Bershtel, Long Beach
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2011 Winners

Best in Show: Moe Notsu, Long Beach
1st : Jennifper Ripassa, Encino
2nd : Lori Escalara, Vista
Honorable Mention: David Gilmore, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Doug Walker, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Mike Baker, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: William Zin, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Shuji Nishimura, Torrance
Director's Award: Julio Jimenez, Winnetka
Director's Award: Anthony Razo Rico, Long Beach
Director's Award: Cecelia Linayao, San Diego
Director's Award: Brighton Smith, Garden Grove

2010 Winners

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.

2009 Winners

1st: 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: Kristina Marroquin

2008 Winners

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

2011 Photos

2010 Photos
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2009 Winners
CLICK: photo gallery

Other SoCal Chalk & Street Painting Events

- Temecula Street Painting Festival
- Carlsbad Art Splash - Carlsbad
- Belmont Shore (Long Beach) Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
- Fun With Chalk Street Painting Festival, Mission Viejo
- La Jolla Festival of the Arts
- Pasadena Chalk Festival
- i Madonnari Festival - Santa Barbara
- Redondo Beach Chalk Art Festival


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