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Skye Canyon hosts chalk art competition

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-01 19:30:09-04

UPDATE OCT. 1: Over 1,500 people attended the Skye Canyon Chalk + Cheers event.

The contest's theme, "Base Camp for the Great Outdoors," attracted 38 artists who created work in four categories: Nevada Landscapes, Outdoor Lifestyle, Outdoor Sports, and Abstract Outdoor. The winners were as follows:

High School

  • 1st place: Allyson
  • 2nd place: Gaby Antonio
  • 3rd place: Nadya Trujilo

Amateur/University

  • 1st place: Kris Relph
  • 2nd place: Jaclyn Tiffany
  • 3rd place: Brandi Alexander

Professional

  • 1st place: Debra Giuffrida
  • 2nd place: Michelle Cox
  • 3rd place: Joe Christiansen

People Choice Award

  • Jaclyn Tiffany (Amateur/University)

Chalk + Cheers helped support New Vista, a local nonprofit that provides intellectually challenged individuals of all ages with equal opportunities and support so they may experience life to the fullest.

ORIGINAL STORY

Skye Canyon is calling on local artists for its inaugural Chalk + Cheers, a chalk art competition and fair at Skye Canyon Park.

Artists will compete for cash prizes in three categories: high school student, university student/amateur, and professional artist. There's no entry fee, and artists can win up to $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. That's a combined total of $1,200 in prizes.

There's also a limited number of free 10 X 10 vendor booths for locals to showcase and sell their artwork. All disciplines are encouraged to get a booth, whether it's jewelry, crochet, sculptors, etc. 

The deadline to enter the competition and get a vendor booth is September 15. You can apply online here. Artists will be notified if they've been accepted by Sept. 18.

Chalk + Cheers runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 30. The free event will feature areas for attendees to create their own works of art, as well as food trucks, beer, wine, and music.