Friday, October 22nd, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Episode 30, Season 3

Join local artists and community members as they color up the sidewalks with their creations. Free chalk always available!

Cost / Admission
Frost Park
S. 9th St. and Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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art, chalk, community, downtown, drawing

by Bjr
on 10/21/2010 @ 8:35pm
Is it Friday yet ? I`m going to have to draw early and leave early to hope to see everyone.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/21/2010 @ 8:47pm
Sponsor: The CLAW - win a 'seat of honor' at our next Sketchbook Open Swim at the AMOCAT Cafe, OCT 27th 2010 A.D. where you will be given a signed edition of our CLAW Halloween-Special Zine!

Theme: "saying good bye"

by MsPoppy
on 10/21/2010 @ 11:03pm
I just can't force myself to skip Chalk Off. I'm supposed to get my CPR card updated... it can wait.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/21/2010 @ 11:28pm

by Bjr
on 10/21/2010 @ 11:51pm
10 minutes till Friday got to put a new twist on my piece.

by Adam the Alien
on 10/22/2010 @ 2:49am


by KevinFreitas
on 10/22/2010 @ 7:07am
Can't wait to see everyone! I'm headed out of town mid-chalk off so can someone make sure to post shots for the voting?

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 8:01am
rainy. let's hope it clears up comrades!

by Adam the Alien
on 10/22/2010 @ 8:18am
Trying to figure out a way to get down there. Hopefully I can scrounge up bus fare.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 8:58am
check the sofa cushions!

by Joel 413
on 10/22/2010 @ 9:10am
@adam Start walking now!

by Joel 413
on 10/22/2010 @ 9:21am
I am pleased to announce in conjunction with AMOCAT CAFE the Frost Park Chalk-Off Season 3 Shindig and Art Show.

December 3, 2010
Amocat Cafe, 623 St. Helens Ave, Tacoma
6 - 8 PM

This will be a combined event of end of season awards and art show opening. Frost Park artists (chalk, photos or otherwise) are invited to contribute to the Art Show that will be on display through the month of December, 2010 at the Amocat Cafe.

If you are interested in contributing to the art show or helping organize the party, please contact me via email: frostparkcc AT gmail DOT com

The pieces will be hung on November 30th, so get started, I have.

by ALT
on 10/22/2010 @ 9:39am
Cool to see the Frost Park Retrospective show being brought back. I'll see how many pieces I can crank out before installation.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 9:51am
brilliant !

by FireFlyNexes
on 10/22/2010 @ 10:47am
park status: main side walk dry to slightly damp. Chalk from last week still vissable. Main wall mostly dry. Covered with brian's scarry face!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 11:03am
Thanks for the update sir!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 11:04am
I see blue sky patches from the 3rd floor of the AFX building!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 11:44am
man looking really pretty out there.. brisk blue sky

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 1:49pm
I have taken several lovely photos. Will post later tonight! Thanks everyone, was a bit emotional today. Shine on you crazy diamonds

by Joel 413
on 10/22/2010 @ 1:51pm
Here are this week's entries:



Adam the Alien:



Mark Monlux:




See all my picks over on Flickr

Remember to use the word VOTE in your comment when choosing your favorite.

by FireFlyNexes
on 10/22/2010 @ 2:12pm
I Vote for Brain freeken amazing.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 2:18pm
so blue!

by FireFlyNexes
on 10/22/2010 @ 2:22pm
Not so Blue Pictures :D





Adam The Alien





I think that's everyone.

by FireFlyNexes
on 10/22/2010 @ 2:25pm
you know the blue really adds some life to Andrea's. Not that its not awesome by itself it just gives it that under water fell all the more.

by Joel 413
on 10/22/2010 @ 2:45pm
Apparently I can't remember to change the lighting setting on my camera, I took a picture inside this morning with incandescent lighting and forgot to change it back to daylight.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 10/22/2010 @ 2:59pm
I vote Andrea. Great promo for Claw's open swim.

by ALT
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:10pm
I thought I had gotten everyone, but I missed Debivans'. Sorry :( My favorites were MANY this time around, but I'm really being pulled towards Brian's Heavy Metal Chalker









by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:16pm
I know Andrea's shark will be popular with the toddler.

by MarkMonlux
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:22pm
My shots of today's fun:

Adam the Alien in action

Andrea's CLAW's Open Swim

Brian's freaky chalker

Joel redoes the mirror

Tram's Narnia Homage

Ben Davis

Mark Monlux promotes Brownie Morrison's


And this is what I think Joel Larson will look like in 2020.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:33pm
today we were visited by local celebrity and inventor SolaRichard!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:37pm
got some really fun ACTION SHOTS of Andrea and Adam the Alien

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:39pm
my old chalk drawing of Joe Biden hasn't held up at all.

is looking like one of the face-melting nazis from end of 'Raiders'

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:42pm
this week I decided to draw my traditional end of season topic: jack o lanterns

by morgan
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:43pm
What an end-of-season blow out! So many awesome drawings, but only one winner. My vote goes to Andrea, of course!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:46pm
I enjoy this entry by CLAW no 13 aka Debivans

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:47pm
Brian's art was particularly bad ass this day. I suspect it will be popular with his ravenous fan army

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:50pm

by FireFlyNexes
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:53pm
You know I really should remember to look for groups and things for events like this.

by AnagramPress
on 10/22/2010 @ 3:55pm
Oh, man. Too many excellent choices. Hmm. Well, although RXR's jack o'lanterns completely made my day, I'm going to have to vote for Andrea. That shark is fantastic, and the hand-drawn drippy blood type just warms the cockles of my heart.

So yeah. I vote for Andrea.

by MsPoppy
on 10/22/2010 @ 4:09pm
My Vote is for Adam the Alien/Devil/Angel!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 4:20pm
Wow a comment from professional artist AnagramPress a rare honor!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 4:21pm
ALSO the New Takhoman will be happy to know about the many vintage detective clothes in play today!

by Erik
on 10/22/2010 @ 4:36pm
Wow. Today was one for the record books.

Andrea's CLAW open swim is too scary though. I vote for it.

on 10/22/2010 @ 4:47pm
i vote for Brian's awesomely good chalkin dead rocker! :o)

by paulamanley
on 10/22/2010 @ 4:51pm
I vote for Adam the Alien's villainous drawing. :)

by Admael
on 10/22/2010 @ 5:01pm
I vote for Adam the Alien in all his purple wearing glory!

by Jesse
on 10/22/2010 @ 5:05pm
Although it's scary, I vote for Brian.

by Warren
on 10/22/2010 @ 5:05pm
My Vote: Andrea's "CLAW's Open Swim"

by kiru13
on 10/22/2010 @ 5:08pm
Nice work everyone but I have to cast my vote to Adam's devil/angel alien. :D

by debivans
on 10/22/2010 @ 5:40pm
Oops, no spell check on those Frost Park walls. I meant LEDERHOSEN-to go with the "saying good bye" theme, plus it fits in with Octoberfest.

by Joel 413
on 10/22/2010 @ 6:07pm
Let this be a lesson to you all. Don't ask me how to spell a word! I'm 0 for 2.

Monkies and Leiderhosen

by Joel 413
on 10/22/2010 @ 6:50pm
I've started some preliminary work on a not-so-secret "other project" for the Amocat Show.

And this made me smile:

by debivans
on 10/22/2010 @ 7:01pm
Brian's piece is awesome! And by the way that is Eddie, whose full name is Eddie the Head, Eddie the 'ead, or Edward the Head (also known as Edward the Great or Evil Eddie.) He is the mascot for the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He is a perennial fixture in the album cover art, as well as ever present in their live shows. Learn your Eddie people, there is a whole storyline if you look at the Maiden albums in chronological order.

by Bjr
on 10/22/2010 @ 7:12pm
Adam I like the use of the wall today way to split that , How did you not get chalk on that jacket today? Some of us where it like tattoos or make up. Andera your piece was jaw droping , Adam best yet , dont leave your prang alone. . I Had fun today Eddie Lives I forgot to put that next to my piece. I vote for my Chalk after death today.

by Bjr
on 10/22/2010 @ 7:18pm
Debivans thanks for the Iron Maiden history refresher I`ve drawn hundreds of Eddies through out high school he was on the back patch of my jacket on desks of all 6 classes a day and the hood of my 68 GTO going to start doing airbrush pieces soon.

by ixia
on 10/22/2010 @ 7:29pm
debivans has my vote. Can't go wrong with sorry pants:)

by crockawaddy
on 10/22/2010 @ 7:40pm
I vote for Adam the Alien's split personality (nice use of Brian's left-over dark and light surfaces). Nice work by all; I will miss this weekly event and look forward to next year. BTW - nice pic of Andrea's shark lunging for her.... :-0

by NineInchNachos
on 10/22/2010 @ 7:53pm
I must vote for Andrea's Shark week

by shannnancy
on 10/22/2010 @ 8:06pm
I vote for Adam! ^_^

by Bjr
on 10/22/2010 @ 8:25pm
Cant wait for the show at the Amocat, means I must finish all my projects better get to work.

by Tataddict
on 10/22/2010 @ 8:32pm
OMG lets get real... there is some great art but BRIANS by far ROCKS my vote is for Brian!!

by Tat2Fan
on 10/22/2010 @ 8:33pm
I vote for BRIAN.. Iron Maiden...WOW

by Tat2Fan
on 10/22/2010 @ 8:33pm
I vote for BRIAN.. Iron Maiden...WOW

on 10/22/2010 @ 8:35pm
We love Brian even all the over here in Virginia Our vote is for Brian!

by MarkMonlux
on 10/22/2010 @ 9:23pm
I vote for Debivan's Fez.

by KevinFreitas
on 10/22/2010 @ 10:18pm
Great job today everyone, sorry I couldn't stick around. The entries all look great but I'm a huge fan of RR's pumpkins so I vote for him. Cheers and, at the very lease, see everyone at the retrospective!

by ALT
on 10/22/2010 @ 10:35pm
Sweet action shots you captured, RxR!

SO many incredible entries this final week! Thanks for the vote, AnagramPress!

As much as I like how my JAWS/CLAW'S homage turned out, I must cast my vote for Brian's Heavy Metal Chalker. The character and green flames are badass, and the the scale of that thing blew me away.


by Bjr
on 10/22/2010 @ 10:53pm
Thank again to everyone takes photos and post them that makes our pieces stand out more with cool action shots. For that 60 min your looking at the crete wall or side walk not sure whats going on around you. Good job on todays photos R/R. Then go home and relive the moment See yah all next week I hope.

by Bjr
on 10/22/2010 @ 11:17pm
Run the screen to the bottom fast you swear the shark is getting bigger can here the Jaws theme in your head.

by acapere
on 10/23/2010 @ 12:33am
Totally would have voted for Brian had I been early enough. Great job, everyone!

by Adam the Alien
on 10/23/2010 @ 4:04am
I hadn't decided who to vote for when my body decided it was time to be unconscious. :-(

by Joel 413
on 10/23/2010 @ 8:05am
Episode 30 was so much fun, and I've compiled the votes...

Total Votes: 24
Brian 9
Andrea 6
Adam 6
debivans 2
RR 1

Brian for your efforts this week,you get the seat of honor at the next Open Swim on Oct 27, 2010 and a special signed edition of the Halloween Themed Clawzine!


Everyone else keep your eyes on for updates and details on the Frost Park Awards and Art Show. December 3, 2010 at Amocat Cafe.

by ALT
on 10/23/2010 @ 11:57am
Congrats Brian! Kick-ass entry. :D

by Bjr
on 10/23/2010 @ 12:06pm
Wow! that is too cool. I`ll be there.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/23/2010 @ 1:11pm
So begins the un-official frost park chalk season. Chalking anytime all the time! just take pics of whatever you draw folks. see you next year!