3D Chalk Art at Lake Worth Street Painting Festival – Year 19!

3d street painting machu-picchuSome people insist that size does matter! Well if that’s the case, street painters in south Florida should be pretty darn happy. Big asphalt, big crowds, big fun. That about sums up last weekends events in lovely Lake Worth, Florida, where I participated as a featured artist in the 19th edition of the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival.

It was hot, sunny and only rained briefly (sudden rain is typical in Florida this time of year) – perfect conditions for a chalk festival. I decided on a 3D image of Machu Picchu, which I had the good fortune of visiting in 2012. I had these terrific photos on my iPad that I had taken at the site so I used those on a free-hand design that seemed perfect for my piece of asphalt. Easy, no stress, pure flow – just the way I like it!

This festival combines art, food, music and entertainment for the entire Palm Beach county and southern Florida. Crowds upwards of 100,000 show up annually to check out the hundreds of

3D Street Painting featured at TEDx San Diego: The World in Our Grasp

I am honored and pleased to announce that I will be presenting as part of the TEDx San Diego line-up this December, 2011. I am very excited to bring my 3D street painting story to the stage and share ideas, images and reflections on how this art form has influenced and improved the advancement of creative expression for a wide global audience.
For information: http://www.tedx-sandiego.com/speakers/

3D street painting TEDx San Diego

Update on my participation in the TEDx Youth @ San Diego event. Big congrats go to everyone at Canyon Crest Academy for their inspiring and professionally run event – what a magical experience!!!! The students, the faculty, parents, friends, Tedsters, Sharp support team members and TEDx San Diego all deserve big kudos for their hard work. Special thanks go to Kellie, Lesa and Tracy for

3D Chalk Art You Can Live With! Riverstone Fundraising Event

3d chalk art Riverstone - Tracy Lee Stum

I was graciously invited to Sugarland, Texas in October to participate in a unique experience – 3d chalk art for the home!  I was asked by event organizer, Christen Johnson, to create a permanent installation in a luxury residence at Riverstone, as part of the Grand Soiree fundraiser series of artist featured events sponsored by the Johnson Development Corp. After 3 days of painting and chalking on site, the home was opened to the public, with an overwhelming response, for a ‘meet and greet’ with yours truly as well as photo opportunities

I Madonnari Festival 2009 – Santa Barbara, California

El Flechador del SolAnother year has come and gone and I find myself with a little case of post festival blues after completing my 12th year at the Santa Barbara I Madonnari Street Painting Festival. The festival celebrated 23 years this past weekend and the public support could not have been better. In the wake of the terrible fires that have decimated much of the local community, Santa Barbara came out in force to support this unique event.

Art Along the Rogue 2008 – ‘Persephone Falling into Hades’

This year I was invited back to charming Grant’s Pass, Oregon to participate in the 6th annual Art Along the Rogue Street Painting Festival. I had last participated in 2006 and was looking forward to seeing my Oregonian friends for another weekend of great art and great music. This festival is spearheaded by Jeff Jones, a musician and art lover, along with the community of Grant’s Pass; they always do a great job at making us ‘out of towners’ feel welcome.

This year the festival had a theme – classical reproductions. Renaissance, Baroque, Pre-Raphaelite, Neo-Classical, Impressionism – anything by a great master.  Jeff asked me if I could participate in