Chalk Contest

Each year the AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival holds a chalk drawing contest on the sidewalk, sponsored by the Syracuse New Times.


My work colleague and friend Gina Fargnoli took 2nd place this year!  Congratulations, Gina!


Gina loves turtles, so it is no surprise that she chose one as her iconography for her pastel work.

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Gina was a long term substitute in art in our district last year.  She taught at the middle school for the first semester of the school year.  She will be working as a full-time high school art teacher this year, teaching Photography and Computer Graphics!  Chittenango is lucky to have her.  She is amazingly talented.

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Here are some other pictures she took during the festival.  I think the lion drawing took top honors!

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4 thoughts on “Chalk Contest”

  1. Cool! In Italy, and other countries, during religious feasts, artists used to create religious portraits of the Madonna, earning the moniker “madonnari”.

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  2. Great post, Karen! It was definitely stiff competition this year. I loved the sea turtle piece, and I’m glad to see the judges favored it as well.

    Just one little correction: AmeriCU doesn’t run the event; they only have designation over the Arts & Crafts portion of Arts Week. SNT has been running the event for 25 years now.

    Gina’s name will be mentioned with the other winners in tomorrow’s edition, so be sure she picks up a copy for safe keeping!

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