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Let’s Do This! 2019

Just when you thought it was over…

I seriously have talked about shutting it all down. I mean, my knees have taken enough!!

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But it seems the public has different ideas.

I really should be grateful, and I am (I’m ecstatic) because my calendar is filling up like crazy and the offers keep pouring in for work.

This is what every artist dreams of: do what they love HOW they love to do it and to have people searching them out without even advertising! I took a job for a year driving a bus for more steady work and fit events in between regular shifts and over weekends, but the chalk it calls to me. My wife keeps looking at me saying “wow” as we try to get a handle on the calendar. While I’m certainly not closing doors to any future steady work opportunities, it seems that 2019 is full steam ahead for CHALK!

Look out we are only gonna get better!!

Here’s a review of some of the latest chalk masterpieces created by yours truly. Enjoy!

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Sign verbiage for event

Use these words to create/edit your own sign(s) to put near my artwork:

How to create the perfect photo with (Shaun Hays’s/ChicagoChalkChamp’s) 3D chalk art:

Needed – 2 people and any camera (yes, phones and tablets work!)

***Subject/person/individual #1***

Stand on the art work like this- (insert photos) you can try several poses but please allow others a turn (outdoor festivals – no drinks or food on chalk)

(Note: if you sit or lay on fresh chalk, it may stain clothing)

***Camera holder/individual #2***

Find the mark (red/orange, etc) on the ground. The mark is typically 6 feet from the drawing. Hold camera/phone at normal eye level. It’s best to get the whole area – don’t zoom in too much.

Take photos from that mark for desired 3D perspective effect. The effect is designed to trick the camera.

For additional fun, take a photo of the art from a different (incorrect) angle – like from the side. This will show people who can’t see it in person that it truly is flat.

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About the Artist

Shaun Hays is an internationally recognized professional chalk artist who has been creating amazing art for nearly 20 years. He is a freehand artist who continues to push the boundaries of street art and chalk around the world, but started right here, in Chicago. To see more of Shaun’s 3D chalk art, visit: http://www.chicagochalkchamp.com

If you have fonts/branding your marketing team wants to use to make everything flow, this should help, but if you need me to make a poster/sign let me know.

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Art to help Orphans

This original Art saved lives in Uganda.

This piece is 18″ x 24″. It features a moonlit seashore and a Nautilus shell.

One of my all time favorites inspired by another artist. Much love went into the creation and preservation of this piece.

It sold to a wonderful friend after I posted this:

#chalk and #pastel on #boguspaper a #rework of an #oldpiece from #2003 that #survived the #upheaval that has been #mylife these past 15 years. Gonna #auction it to help my #orphans in #uganda. (needed for basic food and shelter $700 immediately. This is monthly expense but truly need $1600 each month to do what is right for them and change their future… donations are not coming in. So, Art goes on Auction!)

Here I am presenting it to her:

Thank you Kaye for giving this special piece a wonderful home and for helping the cause!

The Ebenezer Orphanage is forever grateful for your contributions.

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The bean on Navy Pier?

Progress shot… the beginnings of another freehand anamorphic 3D chalk drawing. I love doing this dance with the canvas… it’s where I feel in my element!

July 18th I brought a ChalkWalker(Tm) piece to Navy Pier and worked on many details as part of the entertainment for a large international corporate party. Here are some shots of that process and what it looked like at the Pier.

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Park Forest 2018

It was a pleasure to work with the Park Forest Park District for another public summer outdoor evening! Chuck Sabey, is a great guy to have host us and we thank him for many years of inclusion. (He also books really interesting music acts like last nights’ closing act: Mucca Pazza- look them up!)

Here’s some photos of one of the chalk pieces I did there:

I have more photos I’ll be sharing on Instagram soon if my phone will cooperate- I need to replace it soon prob.

Gotta go! I have more stuff to work on today!

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Paint the Pavement, A Chalk Art Fest, St. Charles | Events – Yelp

Shaun Hays, Chicago Chalk Champ will be creating a feature 3D chalk art masterpiece over Memorial Day Weekend for this new add-on festival to St Charles’ successful Fine Art Show.

As a part of our 20th Annual St. Charles Fine Art Show, we are adding another art event, “PAINT THE PAVEMENT” – A Chalk Art Fest – to our thriving downtown St. Charles district! We hope your students or artists you know will consider applying to…
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