Victoria International Chalk Art Society Festival 2012

Vcitoria Chalk Art Festival - Tracy Lee StumVictoria International Chalk Art Society Festival 2012What a truly beautiful place to draw! This was my first trip to gorgeous Victoria, British Columbia and it certainly won’t be my last. I had been invited by festival organizer John Vickers to feature my chalk art at the 1st Annual Victoria International Chalk Art Society Festival, in downtown Victoria.

I arrived early in the week to begin my rather large painting, sized 20′ x 20′, which was being showcased indoors at The Bay Center. Since this was an indoor installation I used a stretched canvas to work on, which yielded a beautiful and rich drawing. My image’s design was based on Aboriginal

3D Street Painting for Chrysler rocks as Chalk Art

To make a splash in New York during Fashion Week takes some thought and creativity, so Chrysler decided that 3D street painting was the way to go when announcing the launch of their new John Varvatos designed edition of the 300C.  John Varvatos is the king of rock fashion, with a signature store located on the site of the defunkt iconic New York underground music venue, CBGB & OMFUG. I had frequented CBGB back in my youth, so it was a bit ironic that I’d be drawing on that sidewalk in 2012. The cool part of the location was seeing the old club walls, preserved by Varvatos as homage to the venue, with some original murals still visible on the untouched walls.

Outside we were going to bring the pavement to life and create a little bit of magic by showcasing the Chrysler on a city ‘catwalk’ as a 3D street painting – with a nod to Varvatos’s love for