Introducing our 2020 Chalk Artists
Los Angeles, CA
Gloria Ing brings 16 years of chalk art experience. A four time Best of Festival winner at the renowned Pasadena Chalk Festival. Gloria has chalked murals throughout the state of California and expanding to other locations. The ADP innovation center is among several sites that houses Gloria’s commissioned projects. A graduate of Cal State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts; Gloria has creative experience in sculpting, printmaking, acrylic, chalk, wire art, oil paintings, signage and various other mediums. Gloria also owns an online custom design jewelry and accessory business. Gloria is delighted to be given the opportunity to partake in this year’s chalk art.
Gus Moran is a native of CA, raised in the city of Baldwin Park, just 15 miles east of Los Angeles. Gus is a single father raising 3 children, Christopher, Amanda and Sophia. He studied art at Mount San Antonio College and Fullerton College in CA. His early influences were Pablo Picasso and Romero Britto. Gus studied their use of cubanism, which was a big part of his early work while painting on canvas, using mainly acrylic paints. Romero Britto’s use of bright and bold colors still influences Gus’ work today. Gus began using chalk pastels in 2004 when a friend suggested he sign up for a chalk festival in Pasadena CA. This festival would become one of many that Gus now attends yearly. His favorite part of festivals is the interaction with the crowds and children, learning new techniques and the comradery there is between all the artist. He has been invited to events in Florida, Arizona, Colorado and Washington along with many in CA, places like Mission Viejo, San Diego and Ventura to name a few. Gus has also created large murals for KIND Natural Snacks at the Anaheim Convention Center, Walking With Dinosaurs at the Honda Center and the Festival of Arts in Palm Springs CA. He says art is more than a passion for him, it’s also therapeutic. “For me art is more than the finished pretty picture you see, it’s years of struggle, pain, laughter, love and hope that go into any mural I paint,” he said. “It’s helped me to heal at some of the most vulnerable times in my life. Picasso said, “All children are artists, the hard part is remaining an artist when we grow up.”
Queen Creek, AZ
Born and raised in southern California, Lauren Tuma, continues to pursue her passion in the fine arts in the town of Queen Creek, Arizona. Though she enjoys capturing any subject, portraits are her specialty. At age 27, she is self taught and has been creating art since the first time she could hold a paint brush in her hand. Rembrandt, DaVinci, Degas, Monet and Renoir are her major influences. Using a wide range of mediums, from oils to digital, chalk pastels seem to be the most fun and quickest form of medium to project the way she sees the beauty in the world.
Lisa Bernal Brethour
Lisa Bernal Brethour has been street painting since 2012 when her friend encouraged her to chalk her first square at Chalk It Up! Prescott. A ceramic teaching artist by trade, Lisa loves how chalk is the opposite of clay – the results and color are immediate and the final artwork is ephemeral. She has participated in several chalk festivals in the southwest, has won Best in Show at San Diego’s Gesso Italiano, and is the official chalk artist for ASU’s Sparky’s Touchdown Tailgate parties. With degrees in Engineering and Fine Art, Lisa is interested in the magic that happens with science. Her artwork is narrative in nature reflecting personal relationships. Chalk It Up! Prescott is her favorite chalking event and she is honored to able to participate this year.
Julie works as an artist from her home studio in Prescott Arizona. After a fullfilling career as an art director for a fortune 50 company, she left the corporate world to concentrate on her own artistic endeavors. Julie has poured her creativity into a variety of different projects, from theatre set-painting to children’s picture books to board game design. In 2019 she successfully launched the strategy board game ‘WHISKEY ROW’, based on Prescott’s wild-west days. Primarily working as a pastelist, her colorful paintings pay homage to her love of her local environment and its architecture. Her art has shown in many galleries with several first place awards including ‘Best of Show’. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Relations. Sprinkled between design jobs she has worked with people affected by mental illness and is an advocate for working toward eliminating the stigma that surrounds it. Because of this (as well as her love of pastels) Julie was motivated to be a guest artist to support the event’s host – the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation, as it raises support and awareness for mental illness.
West Bountiful, UT
As an artist, Tonya Youngberg – also known as Utah – loves to explore multiple mediums, including paint, digital concepts and pencil. Tonya has grown into a artist whose work encompasses color, texture, form, and content. This approach has led to the many areas in which Tonya work has included street painting, murals, temporary and permanent art. Her goal is to encourage at least one person to create a piece of art in any medium. She has been featured at numerous street painting festivals has worked on projects such as Exhibition sized pieces as well as international events. Her work has won numerous awards. She is a mother of two and lives in West Bountiful Utah.
2020 Artist Applications are now CLOSED.
Please complete this application and click SUBMIT to send it to Chalk It Up! Prescott. Sending an application does not imply automatic acceptance. Space is limited to approximately 10 people.
Application deadline is January 31, 2020. Selected artists will be notified by March 1, 2019. In addition to your application, please email 2 photos of your recent work to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may choose to mail or email additional information or a resume in addition to this application.