Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thanks to you 2010!

Well, I guess it has come down to tonight and tomorrow for the last hurrah for 2010. I have to say that I have been very blessed this year with wonderful work both in the illustration field and also the street painting. I know I have kind of slipped on the blogging lately, but am hoping to make a new fresh start of it in the new year! So with that, I hope everyone has a magnificent start to 2011 and look forward to what the new year has to offer!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sarasota International Chalk Festival

Art For After Hours Final Street Painting "Skullduggary"
by Artists Shawn McCann, Anthony Cappetto, and Michael Macaulay

Its hard to believe that it has been a week since I was enjoying the beautiful weather and friendly atmosphere of the Sarasota International Chalk Festival. Having been my first time to a major chalk festival, it was a bit overwhelming to have so many street painters all in one location. I wish I had had more time to visit and watch so many talented people work, but we had our own street painting to create and so was kept quite busy with our huge 20' x 45' street painting. With the help of fellow Art for After Hours street painters Anthony Cappetto and Michael Macaulay, we worked over the course of 4 days to create a halloween themed "skullduggery" that was both intense and delightful to the visitors. Along with our piece, there were a total of 2 other exhibition pieces (large group paintings) and over 250 individual pieces. The following images are just a taste of what so many talended and amazing artists brought to the streets of Sarasota, Florida! Also there is special thanks that must be given to Denise Kowal for all of her hard work and dedication to make this years chalk festival such a huge success!

Tracy Lee Stum hard at work!

Edgar Muller working on his piece

Anthony, Michael, Shawn, and Rod from Art for After Hours

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Couple of past events!

I know I haven't been the most keen on keeping up with the blogs lately, but hopefully will keep them up to date a little bit better upcoming. So, if you have been wondering what has been going on lately, here is a sneek peek of some of the past events that I have been fortunate to be apart of! The first image is from the 3D Street painting I did at Deluxe Corporation in late July. It was for their Social Media event and was a blast! The other two images are from the 3D street painting I did at Bismarck's Capital A'Fair in August. The weather was hot, but everyone there made it another wonderful event! Hope you like the shots!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Taste of Minnesota Street Painting

Sorry it has taken so long, but am finally getting around to posting images from the July 4th weekend Street painting at the Taste of Minnesota. It was another great event and am looking forward to more fun events upcoming!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Artisphere International Arts Festival

Well another amazing street painting adventure has come and gone. My time in Greenville, South Carolina for the Artisphere International Arts Festival was a blast! The people down there couldn't have been nicer and the weather was amazing as well. Over the course of the three days, I transformed the sidewalk into a recreation of the famous George Seurat painting "Sunday Afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte". And it was also my first official street painting for Art for After Hours, which is going to be a fun adventure. Check out more of the event at Blog Now

Friday, April 30, 2010

Koi Pond street painting at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Well another Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts has come and as you can tell by the pictures attached, I was asked to create another street painting for their Preview party fundraiser. What a gorgeous day it was on Wednesday to create the Koi pond that you find below. Thru the course of 8 hours, the concrete slowly changed from the boring grey that we are all accustomed to to a fun and engaging image. The street painting itself was 10 feet wide by 13 feet long so was definitely a chore to get all prepared for the big night! But it was worth every moment to see the reaction of all that came by. Even MIA employee had a great time scouting for the koi! Special thanks to Charles and Amanda of the MIA's Visual Resources department for a number of these photos!!!!! For more information on how to get your own street painting created, head on over to Art for After Hours website and give em a call!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Exciting news......

It is with great pleasure that I announce an amazing new adventure that I will be partaking in with my street painting. As many of you know, I have been increasingly producing street paintings for the last couple of years and have come to love the thrill that comes from creating such ephemeral pieces of art. To be able to create these rather large street paintings in front of an ever changing audience has created a thrill that I can not shake!

It has been hard the last month or so not to post about it, but am happy to say that I will be joining Art for After Hour's as one of their professional Madonnari (street painting artist). Having the opportunity to learn and work with some of the industry's best Madonnari will be a joy to say the least. Not only will it be great to work with these artists, but also the diverse clientele and locations that come from this wonderful avenue of art. Many thanks to Art for After Hours President Anthony Cappetto and Marketing Director Wendy Stum for bringing me on board. I look forward to the fun that is to come! To check out Art for After Hours visit their website or you can directly link to my artists page.

So to leave you with a few images, here are some of my previous street paintings.

Burnsville Jazz Festival 2009

Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2008

Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2009