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CHAMP STICKS – Artist Chalk

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Before becoming known as the “Champ” and a 3D Chalk Art Master, Shaun Hays was simply an artist with a desire to express his struggles and hopes through unique images made quickly and with great energy. Shaun did this for years in any creative medium he could get his hands on. Then Shaun found his particular love…Champsticks ™ Professional Grade Chalk! He soon found that this chalk was a super fast medium that allowed him to illustrate with the bold color of spray paint and the amazing speed of a sketch artist. He could mimic the bold graphic styles of street artistry as well as the great masters of impressionism etc. …and he could do it all in very reasonable time frames, which made it perfect for live events.

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Champsticks ™ Professional Grade Chalk is perfect for sidewalk advertising, art festivals, and works on a multitude of surfaces.

Shaun Hays – “For 15 years I have used chalk in a professional capacity for: performances of speed painting to large crowds, commissioned portraits, slick presentations, sidewalk advertising, chalk board artistry, wall art, hair dyeing and of course 3D Chalk Art Illusions around the US and around the world. I have used various chalks and soft/hardened pastels, oil based and liquid forms on nearly every surface imaginable…and a few you wouldn’t believe! I have used them in the frozen tundra to the desserts of the middle East/ North Africa – I have learned a few things.

Many years ago, I began gaining a reputation as the Chicago Chalk Champ while creating freehand 3D chalkart Illusions on Chicago’s premier Lakefront Properties and sites all over Northern Illinois. Soon, I was hired to create masterpieces at various locations worldwide. I needed chalk that could handle any surface or extreme situation and give me the boldest colors anywhere. I needed ONE CHALK for smooth blending, bold colors, superb layering and remarkable results on any surface:

It is with this experience behind me I am proud to introduce the world to Champsticks ™ Professional Grade Chalk!

Champ Sticks tm is Premium Street Art Chalk from the Chicago Chalk Champ
Champ Sticks tm is Premium Street Art Chalk from the Chicago Chalk Champ

   

   

  

  

 I will be updating this page with more product info, featured events and art pieces, Testimonials and special offers. Stay posted…more exciting news to come!

Shaun Hays - Chicago Chalk Champ - Chicago Festival - Melrose Park, IL - August 8, 2015
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FIRST ANNUAL CHICAGO CHALK CHAMP SPONSORED CHALK FEST and… YOU!!!

Pleased to announce: Winston Plaza and the Chicago Chalk Champ are teaming up August 8th for FREE PUBLIC CHALK ART FEST!!!

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Shaun Hays, Chicago Chalk Champ news
THIS EVENT IS THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 – this is a final notice!!!

Not only is admission free, but we have gone crazy and made it TOTALLY FREE to enter the contest!!!

Professional ARTISTS are wanted, as well as anyone 7 years and up who simply want to create LOTS of color!!!

$3,000+ in prizes!!

Everyone is welcome to witness up to 50 artists CHALK away at their MASTERPIECES… there will be music, family entertainment, shopping, food and so much more! DO NOT MISS OUT!!!

$3,000+ in prizes!!

Youth Categories:  Prizes will be awarded to the winners of EACH youth category: ages 7-11, ages 12-14, ages 15-18:   First Place: $200; Second Place: $150; Third Place: $100

 Adult Category (18+)  First Place $500  Second Place: $350  Third Place: $200

 People’s Choice Awards; selected by text vote of event attendees  $150 for each age category: ages 7-11; ages 12-14; ages 15-18; age 18+ adults

Best use of Merchant or Shopping Center logo in design;  One $150 prize for all age categories

COMPLETE YOUR FREE ENTRY FORM

AWARDS CEREMONY AT EVENT: First Place Winners receive a WINSTIN PLAZA / CHICAGO CHALK CHAMP trophy, media coverage opportunities, Certificate, plus prize(s) listed above!!

Shaun Hays – Chicago Chalk Champ – will be conducting a series of chalk art seminars ($600 value!!) that are free for any artists who sign up before the event. The seminars will be held on location in Winstin Plaza on two Wednesdays… July 29th and August 5th 2015 at 6-8pm. SPACE IS LIMITED TO 50 ARTISTS – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

COMPLETE YOUR FREE ENTRY FORM

Shaun Hays, Chicago Chalk Champ, will be on location creating a huge 3D masterpiece you will NOT want to miss as well as judging artists entries with a team and awarding prizes too!! 

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Shaun Hays, Chicago Chalk Champ demonstrates the illusion he created with chalk on a flat surface.
Shaun Hays stops for a picture mid way thru a work He says shows the amount of knowledge and study required to be great: “it certainly doesn’t all come from books, but listening and gaining from others experience will always lift you higher”, says Shaun

Shaun hays, Chicago Chalk Champ - Sharing Art and Love with the World!
Shaun hays, Chicago Chalk Champ – Sharing Art and Love with the World!

Chicago Chalk Champ Sponsored Event at Winston Plaza, Melrose Park, IL
Chicago Chalk Champ Sponsored Event at Winston Plaza, Melrose Park, IL

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Contact Information For the Chicago Chalk Champ, Shaun Hays

Shaun Hays Contact Information

1.312.233.2620

For text inquiries 1.630.659.8480

shauhaysATrocketmail.com – use @ for AT

 

We are no longer utilizing http://www.shaunhays.com – we will again be using this in the future, but have shifted everything to the following:

http://www.chicagochalkchamp.com

for everything Chicago and Midwest art and artist related events.

 

FACEBOOK FAN PAGE

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Shaun Hays Confirmed for Art Prize Seven!

The “Worlds First” that Shaun Hays, Chicago Chalk Champ,  is confirmed to attempt at Art Prize Seven is going to be rediculous!

Shaun is known for diving headfirst into the fray with little more than an idea and executing near impossible feats of illusion using only chalk and whatever surface is available. (see “SUPERCHAMP” for some examples) *link missing, needs update*

This one will be yet another one we will be talking about for years to come: Shaun will be creating a masterpiece illusion created , of course, out of chalk. This time he will not be mearly drawing with chalk, but building the illusion with sticks of chalk that will act as individual pixels (like your television uses)! Yep! this is going to take alot of time and a huge amount of talent and patience. Shaun estimates four days of standing sticks of chalk together to create the pattern.

The work will be on display at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids, MI during ART PRIZE SEVEN.

more info, sketches and announcements to come

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Live CHAMP Events – Open To The Public

JOIN ME AT A LIVE EVENT!

Everywhere I go, people are always asking: “where can I see some of your works or hear you speak? ”

Well, my art work is often temporary or performance based and often it is for private groups (not open for the public to attend). This makes it difficult or impossible for many to meet up with me on site. I am changing this somewhat in 2015-2016:

INTRODUCING: THE CHAMP LIVE EVENTS – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

(I will do my best to update you here on this list)

2016 Schedule of Events: 

Two festivals are currently in contract talks and I cannot wait to promote them!

July 15-17 2016 Chalk Art Festival (IL) https://www.facebook.com/kewaneechalkart

September 25 2016 5th annual Hooked On Art http://www.hookedonartfestival.com/#!

Currently holding off on updating my complete calendar as we hand off some online presence to someone much better than I,,, stay tuned.

 

2017 – IRELAND in MARCH! 

 

2015 Schedule

July 29th 2015 – FREE CHALK SEMINAR!!! Winston Plaza  – (learn how to use CHAMP STICKS and techniques for pavement artwork by the Chicago Chalk Champ, Shaun Hays.

August 5th  2015– FREE CHALK SEMINAR!!! Winston Plaza  – (learn how to use CHAMP STICKS and techniques for pavement artwork by the Chicago Chalk Champ, Shaun Hays.

August 1st, 2015 – join Shaun Hays in Kewannee, IL for Zion Lutheran’s Family Friendly “Faith and Hope” Chalk Art Festival.

August 8th, 2015 – Chalk Art Fest!! Enter as an artist or just come for fun!

CHICAGO CHALK CHAMP SPONSORED Chalk-Art-Competition – in the CHICAGO area! FREE to attend! FREE TO ENTER AND COMPETE!!!! Artists Interested should click here for details which includes the TWO artist seminars (above) from me: Shaun Hays, CHICAGO CHALK CHAMP!

Aug 10 2015 private  non profit event

Aug 14 2015 private corporate event

Aug 23 2015 – Risen Savior Church, Chicago – morning

August 29th 2015 – Skokie, IL – “Back Lot Bash” Shaun will be rocking downtown Skokie (5120 Oakten Street or nearby) at noon to 4pm. Come get photos with Shaun’s amazing illusion artwork! For more on the Back Lot Bash.

SEPTEMBER 5th, 2015 – 5th ANNUAL EASTBRIDGE ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, Owensboro, KY click here

September 6th 2015 – Hog Days – Kewannee, IL

September 12th, 13th 2015 – Renlassier, IN

September 14th – 18th 2015 ARTPRIZE BUILD – Grand Rapids, MI

ART PRIZE BUILD! Come out and watch me attack yet another World’s First!

September 19th 2015 – CHALK FLOOD – Grand Rapids, MI

I will be completing a 3D work with a book/Library theme (see its beginning by watching this video!)

Sept 18 thru October 10 2015– Art Prize (Shauns Art on Display at Downtown Market)

September 26th 2015– Frontline Foundations Art Festival, IN

October 2 2015 holding for ARBEAT LIVE

October 11-17th 2015 ARTPRIZE 7 Teardown, Grand Rapids, MI (still booking events in MI, IN IL)

End of OCTOBER 2015– charity  walk – TBD

NOVEMBER 2015– INTERNATIONAL TOUR – CAIRO< EGYPT and MANILA< Philippines

December 2 2015– holding for ARTBEAT LIVE

December 5 2015 – Annual Winter Gala

 

Shaun hays, Chicago Chalk Champ - Sharing Art and Love with the World!
Shaun hays, Chicago Chalk Champ – Sharing Art and Love with the World!
Shaun hays, Chicago Chalk Champ - Sharing Art and Love with the World!
Big Announcements!

Launching Soon!

Shaun hays, Chicago Chalk Champ - Sharing Art and Love with the World!
Shaun hays, Chicago Chalk Champ – Sharing Art and Love with the World!

After much delay, we will soon launch the ALL NEW website for Shaun Hays – Chicago Chalk Champ.

The new site will have:

  • a section for CHAMP EVENTS – Open To The Public! This way, you will know when and where to come see him and share his work with the World!
  • Video Posts – at long last –  a place for this!
  • pictures galore!!!!
  • Chalk Champ Calendar of Competitions Year Round!!!
  • BUY CUSTOM CHALK and LESSONS from the Champ!