Award Winning Florida Artist Forms New Organization - International Street Painting Association - To Help Promote the Art of Street Painting
Internationally acclaimed street painting artist Jennifer Chaparro has announced the creation of the International Street Painting Society Inc. to promote and recognize street painting as a legitimate art form and to serve as a forum for street painting artists worldwide. The new international organization is now accepting members and promoting the work of street artists and street painting festivals throughout the world.
“This is a totally new not-for-profit organization, which will focus on connecting street painters worldwide. There are other local or national organizations, both for chalk artists and general artists, but the International Street Painting Society will focus on street artists, which can include chalk & paint, traditional and 3D art that takes place in a public forum. Our goal is to elevate awareness and educate the public, on an international scale, about street painting as a true art form,” said Jennifer Chaparro, Founder and Executive Director, International Street Painting Society, Inc.
Membership in the International Street Painting Society at present is open to Students, Amateurs, Professional Artists, Art Lovers, Non-Profit Festivals or Organizations, and For Profit Festivals or Companies. Major corporate sponsors are needed to help fund a grants program to help artists with expenses when traveling to events and education and art supply grants that will be available soon. Sign up now and your membership is good until January 2014.
Street Painting is a physically and emotionally challenging art form. Its roots can be traced to the 1500-1600's. In Britain, street artists were known as screevers and their work can be documented to around 1550. “Their subjects were more based on the written word and political lampooning,” said Chaparro. “In Italy in the 1600's, artisans who had finished jobs in the great cathedrals, often took to the plazas in front of the churches, and drew reproductions of the paintings inside. The public would throw coins at the artists as they worked, to show their appreciation. Many of the works were religious in nature, usually of the Madonna and child, thus the name Madonnara became the term used to describe this kind of artist in Italy,” Chaparro added.
The Mission of the International Street Painting Society is to promote and educate the public about the art of street painting internationally as a legitimate art form; to provide opportunities worldwide for street painters/chalk artists to connect, network and share information and prosper as artists; and to connect persons with an interest and passion for street art. If you would like additional information about the International Street Painting Society Inc. you may visit the website www.internationalstreetpaintingsociety.com. The International Street Painting Society is a 501(c)(3).
Congratulations to your site. I follow with interest your work. Do wonderful things with the kids, who are the future of this famous street art. If one day you need help or my Italian art of Madonnari, call and I'll be there. Great- Ciao from <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<verona- italy
To be precise, the name of Madonnari, in honor of the Virgin Mary, that is Madonna. This was given in 1973 by a conductor RAI Italian TV, Enzo Tortora, in Grazie of Curtatone-Mantua. First, these artists were only street artists. It is said that the first painter Madonnaro it, was Saint Luke the Evangelist, the first portrait of the Madonna. This unique icon, you can see the Sanctuary of San Luca in Bologna. Other artist was El greco, In Venice in 1600, he founded the school of Madoneri, painters in honor of Our Lady. On Grazie of Curtatone street artists have always gone. In order not to miss this street art, historical memory, in 1973, he established the first prize Masters madonnari. On Grazie-Mantova Curtatone, there is a museum of artists, designers, and all the works of the winners and / or donations of the same with replicas of the winning works. In this museum, there are unique of their kind in the world, works, as dictated by tradition on clay glued on wooden planks. The soil must be moist and rain mixed with hay. The base of the timber dov ..... OHO! I can not disclose the formula, it is not mine, but the curator of the museum, Mr. Cesare Spezia. Go to the museum Madonnari in Grazie di Curtatone and you can enjoy the fantastic view of the work, there are also works of Kurt Wenner. So I had to. Ciao da italia.
8/13/2013 06:11:10 pm
Sometimes we can find very talented and person on the streets than the popular, so these kinds of street painting competition event is really inspirational for them and I am appreciating all the people behind it. Good luck and keep sharing.
11/9/2013 11:45:37 pm
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