Indio Chalk Festival, Day 4 – the results

It didn’t rain at my house overnight on Saturday. However when I got to Indio, I found that there had been two hours of steady good rain there. Ugh. The city people had gotten there a little earlier and removed all the tarps to let the paintings dry. They needed to be dry before we could start on repair work, so we had a little time to commiserate between each other before we could start. Rafael’s painting – Lincoln, and Bijan’s painting (we think we read each others’ minds when we came up with such similar design ideas) had the most damage.

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Some damage to the right hand corners and both hands that required a little rework. The throat dried out fine. The wash marks on the ocean wrist I just incorporated.

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There were still puddles around 9:30am

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Lincoln needed a nose job.

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Bijan’s tarp leaked, causing a lot of damage on the neck and into the clouds.

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Repair work done, just in time for the judging. Except that about 2 minutes before Kathy came by, a woman let her 3 year old run through the painting. Then yelled at me for chiding him!

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The last competitor finished later in the day.

Amateur entries continued throughout the day, to the extent that there was so much judging for Kathy Dunham to do that the awards ceremony was about 40 minutes late. Here were the results in the professional category. The prizes were $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000.

1. Bijan Masoumpaneh
2. Rafael Valencia
3. Jeni Bate

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The artist as part of the environment. 8’x8′, chalk on blacktop. (Photoshopped to be vertical, though you can possibly now see some of the foot damage.)

 

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7 thoughts on “Indio Chalk Festival, Day 4 – the results

  1. Jeni, congratulations on the prize! A very thoughtful piece for sure…especially love the sky elements – your signature – you brought to it. The prize must have helped sooth you after all the frustration caused by the weather – and feet – that did damage. I’ve had a similar response from a parent – hope you could just shake it off. (Kathy Dunham has critiqued and judged my work – not ribbon, but a great learning experience.)

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  2. Jeni – 1000 smackers or bucks if you don’t say that – fantastic so well done,
    I thought the overall quality was extremely high not that I know my Chergal from my elbow.
    Shame you can’t take your work home but at least you have the photos.
    Idiot parents and rain aside I guess it was great fun

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