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$1,000 BELMONT SHORE SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTEST

Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.) chalk art
 
 
 
 


JUSTIN RUDD'S BELMONT SHORE SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTEST will surely "draw" a crowd on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Free entry for pre-registrants ages 18 and older, and just $20 for ages 16 and 17. This contest began in 2004.

Attracting seasoned and emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities, the
16th-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
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Haute Dog Poetry Contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Kids Spelling Bee
4
Nat'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
4
Beds, Bikes, Bears & Blankets giveaway to those in need
4
Clothing giveaways to the underserved
4Bulldog Beauty Contest
4Long Beach Losers - 12-week weight-loss contest
42nd Street Walkers


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Will you donate? Please Support CAT - a 501c3 Nonprofit

community action teamRIGHT NOW, while the need is in your mind, won't you please donate? We depend entirely on people like you for our funding.

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, 3040 E. First Street, Long Beach, CA 90803.

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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.

- Justin Rudd!

   
 

COVID UPDATE: The Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest will not take place in 2020.


2019 Winners Shared $1,470

Best in Show: Lori Escalera
First: Lena Bishop
Second: Laura Phillips Gray
Honorable Mentions: Mike Baker; Shay Neeley; Jennifer Ripassa; Lauryn Logan; Derick Edward; Jacqueline Ramos; Gloria Ing; Stacy Nalapraya; Randall Williams; Cecelia Linayo
Director Awards: Crystal Hayes; Chad Sanders; Karla Solorio; Travis Hite; Jason Arias; Isabella Duco; Brianna Cunha; Leo Aguirre; Penny Richards; Nell Turley; Morgan Neeley

2019 Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest photos

To participate in the contest, fill out the form above. PRE-REGISTERED ARTISTS: CLICK HERE

Justin Rudd's Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest


CASH PRIZES & RIBBONS
There will be at least $1,470 cash awarded this year.
- BEST IN SHOW: $350
- 1st Place: $250
- 2nd Place: $150
- Honorable Mentions: five awards @ $50 each
- Director's Awards: $20 to $100 each

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).

<DRAWING A CROWD IN LONG BEACH
$1,000 Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest is THIS Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

JUSTIN RUDD'S BELMONT SHORE SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTEST will surely "draw" a crowd on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. along 2nd St. in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach.

Attracting more than 90 seasoned and emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities, the 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. 

Rance's Chicago PizzaRance's Chicago Pizza will provide lunch to the artists at 11:30 a.m. Please be on time. Cold sodas and waters also provided by CAT.

THE CONTEST will take place in Belmont Shore, along the trendy Second St. business corridor, mainly in the blocks between St. Joseph and Glendora avenues.  Entry, pastels, drawing paper, and a pizza lunch from Rance's Chicago Pizza will be free for pre-registrants, aged 18 and older. Those ages 16 or 17 years old are welcome for $20, paid in advance. Minimum age is 16 for this chalk event.

A 6-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.

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 Needed

- YOUR NAME HERE
- Give A Fluff Grooming, sponsoring Shay Neeley
- Give A Fluff Grooming, sponsoring Morgan Neeley
- Dr. Greg Perrault and Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital (4 spaces!)
- Long Beach Post (4 spaces!)
- The Polmanteer Family: Keith, Noelle, Zac & Riley
- Loree Scarborough (4 spaces!)
- Parker Konyak (2 spaces!)
- Kate Olsen (2 spaces)
- Lisa Tor
- Todd Turley
- Julie Hammerness
- Cover Me Green Roofing, Craig and Debora Van Duren (4 spaces)
- Fix Long Beach Pets & Animals (2 spaces)
- Calvin Mingione (8 spaces!)
- Kelly & John B. Greet (4 spaces)
- Long Beach GYROTONIC
- Paul Zeko (2 artists)

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 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, 3040 E. First Street, Belmont Shore, 90803. There are about 100 chalk artists expected to register. Each receives chalk, deluxe drawing paper, lunch and snacks. 
CONTACT
Event organizer: Justin@JustinRudd.com

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Rules
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.  
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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.
- Artists are encouraged to use the entire 38x50 page of paper.
- 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 image.
- 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, and skill.
- 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, 3040 E. First Street, LB, 90803.
- No participants under age 16.
- Not responsible for damage or theft of art work.
- Basic, starter: approx. 6-pieces of soft pastels (no white or black pastels provided) and one sheet of artists' paper provided for all pre-registrants.
- Participants are required to sign a liability waiver, prior to beginning to draw.
- Artists are allowed to draw from a reference (i.e. a photograph, page in a magazine)
- 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.

- NOTE: If you are selling your artwork created at this event, please consider donating a portion of your sale to the nonprofit 501c3 putting on this event to help us defray the $4,000+ cost of the event. The nonprofit is Justin Rudd's "Community Action Team."

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. There are some artists who are allowed to arrive later, with permission.
-Artists can draw from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-Free pizza/sodas for adult artists (ages 18+) at noon in front of Chase Bank.
- Judges will pass by each artists' space from about 3:30-4 p.m. It's then that the judges or Justin Rudd will invite finalists to the awards ceremony. Please be with your artwork when the judges pass by at this time.
-Final Judging and awards: 4:10 p.m. in front of Chase Bank (only finalists will be asked by the judges to attend the final judging with their art).

JUDGES
- TBA

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


2019 Artists, so far

Aaron Onsurez
A-Deeps
Alejandra Beltran
Alejandro Cordova
Alejandro Reyes
Amy Cross
Angela De Pietro
Ariana Cepeda
Arturo Mendoza
Ashley Rhoades
Ashley Tucker
Benjamin Avila
Biko Poindexter-Hodge
Bradley Bartholomew
Breeonna Montez
Brian Allen
Brian Code
Brianna Cunha
Caity Cob
Carl Maxwell
Cecelia Linayo
Chad Sanders
Charlotte Medina
Chelsea Turner
Christa Galactica Everest
Crystal Hayes
Cynthia Rose
David Phon
David Prom
Dee Ann
Derick Edwards
Derek Peters
Deserai Davis
Erin Uselton
Ginger Davis
Gloria Ing
Isabella Duco
Jackie Barron
Jacqueline Nieves
Jacqueline Ramos
Jada Ivory the Vi5ionary
Jaymee lutu
Jeannie Garcia
Jennifer Ripassa
Jess Garland
Johnathan Jackson
Jonathan Morales
Jose Noe Hernandez
Karla Solorio
Kary Kika
Katrina Ferguson
Kevin Antuna
Kris Chastain
Laura Phillips Gray
Laura Severson
Lauryn Logan
Lee Thongphun
Lena Bishop
Leo Aguirre
Lilly Vanegas
Lisa Perricone Chriscreamer
Lori Escalera
Maia Layo
Maria Ocampo
Mike R. Baker
Monica Ramos Thaller
Morgan Neeley
Myisha Arellanus
Nell Turley
Pam Looney
Penny Richards
Randall Williams
Ra Sor
Ricardo Perdomo
Sameera Ghayyur
Sara Higgins
Selah Copp
Shay Neeley
Sheri McClintock
Sherylene Guevara
Stacy Nalapraya
Stewart Tshinza
Thomas Guesno
Toni Avila
Tori Corona
Travis Hite
Tyler Jenks
Veronica Sanchez
Victoria Seaborn
Virginia Rose
Walter Bambrick
Zachary Archuleta
Zoe Chaffino

2018 Artists

Artist's Name
Aaron Edmundo Hernandez
Aaron Onsurez
A'Kailah Byrd-Greene
Amanda Dalton
Amber Terrell
Annette Revilla 
Becky Bershtel
Brandon Caldwell
Breeonna Montez
Brian Code
Brianna Cunha
Caesar Feliz
Caitlin Spille
Carl Maxwell
Claire Erbeznik
Colton Bryant
David Phon 
Deserai Davis
Fiorella Coronel
Gabi
Gerry Bonilla
Gloria Ing
Goopmassta
Gus Moran 
Jacqueline Addeman
Jacqueline Butler
Jaden Louie
Janet Zapien
Jazlyn Ortiz
Jeanette Ramirez
Jennifer Ripassa
Jessa Orense
Johnny Scetch
Josie Avila
Katie Stephenson
Keivon Barnett
Larry Ponce
Laura Gray
Lauryn Park
Lee Thongphun
lori Escalera
Madison Holguin
MARCELLA SWETT
Maria Garcia
Marylene Guevara
Michael Hardey
Michael Morales
Mike Lopez
Mike R. Baker
Monica Ramos Thaller
Morgan Neeley
Naomi Duben
Nell Turley
Noel Quintero
Parker J Konyak
Penny Richards
Phil Rodak
Phong Luu
Ra
Rissa Deee
Roy Corona
Ruben Reyes
Sam Eames
Shawn Lemus
Shay Neeley
Sherylene guevara
Sherylene Guevara
Shuji Nishimura
Sindy Smart
Stefan Gutierrez
Toni Avila
Tori Holguin
Tori Marie Corona
Valerie Rodriguez
Vera Javier
Veronika gorchkova
Victoria Seaborn
Yeggi Watts


2017 Winners

BEST IN SHOW: Shuji Nishimura, Torrance
1ST PLACE: Marcella Swett, Pomona
2ND PLACE: Michael Hardie, Long Beach
3RD PLACE: Lori Escalera, San Diego

 


2014 Winners

Best in Show: Shuji Nishimura, Torrance
1st: David Gilmore, Long Beach
2nd: Moe Notsu, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Becky Bershtel, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Victoria Lopez, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Willie Zin, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Adam Dano, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Jennifer Ripassa, La Mirada
Director's Award: Lori Escalara, Vista
Director's Award: Brianna Cunha, Lake Forest

2013 Winners

Best in Show $350: David Gilmore
1st Place $250: Shuji Nishimura
2nd Place $150 Lori Escalara
Director's Award $50: Moe Notsu



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

Other SoCal Chalk & Street Painting Events

- Belmont Shore (Long Beach) Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
- Pasadena Chalk Festival
- i Madonnari Festival - Santa Barbara




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