2017 street painting festival season always starts in warm and dry Lake Worth, Florida. My Cat Woman [ Eartha Kitt ] piece in black and white with accent colored eyes and background was a fun creation and a hit. I continued with the campy super hero pin-up for a new festival in Burnaby BC, Canada with Wonder Woman [ Lynda Carter ].
Late spring kicked off with the ‘Summer of Love’ Exhibition opening at the De Young Museum with a portrait rendition of Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane – A 1967 favorite! I was the featured artists showcased for the opening day event. Thank you to Italian Street Painting Marin!
In June, the ‘Summer of Love’ continued at my hometown festival with a celebrating the same theme. I created another black and white portrait – – this time of Jim Morrison ( The Doors )
This August, I will be heading to Italy to create a portrait of the Virgin Madonna at the oldest street painting festival in the world celebrating their 45th year in Montova, Grazie di Curtatone. The weekend after, I will be featured with other International Madonnari at a new festival in Kevalaer, a pilgrimage city in Germany. Check out my post on Facebook for the next chalk murals.
Come back and check out my Fall line-up soon!
Photo by: Craig Houdeshell
Come see me and other featured Madonnari at the 3rd oldest street painting festival in the U.S.
The annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival on Feb. 25 & 26, 2017 • Starts at 10 a.m. on Both Days
Free to the public! Street Art • Musical Entertainment • Food!
Looking forward to year 2016 for new creative opportunities! Stay tuned for upcoming events. Thank you for your support! Happy New Year!
Street Painting @ Houston Via Colori 2015 : Photo: Liem Bui [Houston, Texas]
It has been a wonderful 2015 of chalk street painting. I traveled in the U.S. coast to coast from California to Florida, in between States and around the globe creating my favorite chalk murals. (Santa Barbara, CA; San Rafael, CA; San Francisco, CA; Daly City, CA; Lake Worth, Florida; Marietta, Georgia; Arhem, Holland; Victoria, Canada; Suzhou, China; Venice, Florida; Houston, Texas. I am so happy to make these ephemeral art with my community of street painters — I’m very lucky indeed.
This summer, I made my first ‘wet media’ street painting in Arnhem, the Netherlands at the 2nd World Street Painting Festival. Thank you to the organizers for that opportunity. Just recently, I was one of the 3 artists to bring the art of street painting to the 1st China (Suzhou) Pastel Festival. I created a 3D design celebrating the Chinese calendar ‘Year of the Goat’.
The Fall season is here and the Sarasota/Venice CHALK Festival kicks off on Nov 9-14. 2D, 3D, vertical 4D and the world record for the largest street painting will be there. Houston’s VIA COLORI will be the following weekend Nov. 21-22 celebrating their 10th Year anniversary.
I’ve been invited back to the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival on February in Florida to start the winter chalking season. Stay tuned for more in 2016! Thank you for visiting.
3D Anamorphic design entitled: Discovery in the ‘Year of the Goat’ for the 1st China (Suzhou) Pastel Festival, China
My copy of Bradshaw Crandell’s Illustration circa 1940s 10×10 feet, chalk pastel on asphalt. Marietta, Georgia 2015
It will be my first time to visit Georgia to participate at the Marietta Chalk Fest October 11 & 12. This event is on it’s 2nd year and is organized by the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art. It will be a FALL/HALLOWEEN theme. Check out my rendition of the “Bride of Frankenstein” at this year’s festive event. Come say hello if you are in the area!
Photo: My recent chalk art created at the LelySTART Festival in Lelystad, Netherlands, Sept 2014
I am honored and excited to be invited as one of the 12 street painters at this 4th annual cultural event in Lelystad, Netherlands. LelystART is a citywide free event featuring musical entertainments and showcasing the art of 2D & 3D street painting in cooperation with Planet Streetpainting. September 12,13,14 in downtown Lelystad. More info here (in Dutch)
On September 18-21, I will be in Arnhem, Netherlands for the premier event of the World Street Painting Festival. I will be one of the 3 American artists invited with 13 other International Street Painters from Europe and South America. The event theme is “FREEDOM” to commemorate the WWII. More info here.
JULY in New York
I was invited for the 3rd time at the Annual Hudson Valley Chalk Festival in New Paltz, N.Y. I get to draw the darling silver screen siren Marilyn Monroe. We had a short but good downpour on Saturday evening so it was a good thing someone was on top of the weather report “What does one do when it rains at a street painting festival? – spectators always ask?” – – Cover with plastic — it sure saved the day!
I am looking forward to the month of September for an invitation to a debut street painting event abroad. Watch out for upcoming announcements!
In JUNE, it was my hometown street painting event – Italian Street Painting Marin with the theme “California in the 1940’s”. I drew a young Lucille Ball pre “I Love Lucy” TV series. It was a smaller festival format this year with about 2o+ artists showcasing their amazing 12 x 12 feet squares. A successful event indeed – – Thank you Italian Street Painting Marin!
My ceramic vessels on exhibit at Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, CA
I have a couple of small pieces at this show featuring a variety of ceramic creations by the Terra Linda Ceramic Group. There are sculptural totems, wall art, table top vessels of all sizes & styles. Come check it out if you are in town. June 13 – August 16 – Free to the public. Find out more here.
Falkirk Cultural Center : 1408 Mission Avnue at “E” Street, San Rafael, CA
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Colores de Chiapas invited me to participate at their first international chalk painting festival in the historic town of San Cristobal de las Casas, in Chiapas, Mexico. I will be creating my 1st 3-D anamorphic design at this festival celebrating the the state of Chiapas. Looking forward to this event and the opportunity to visit the Mayan sites of Palenque and Bonampak. Hasta pronto!
The Annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival celebrates “Movie Theme” on its 20th Year Anniversary. I am excited to be one of the invited artists to participate this year.
This festival is the 3rd oldest street painting festival in the United States. Come check it out if you are in the area.
February 22 & 23, 10am – 7 pm! Free to the public
This years street painting kicks off with Anna Maria Chalk Festival this January in Anna Maria Island, Florida. They have invited professional Madonnari from across the country and Mexico on its first year with the theme “From Pirates to Present”. It is always an honor to be invited to one of these events. It should be fun!
Check out the article in The Sarasota News Leader Magazine: Read this!