Hello to all of our regular readers and a Happy New Year 2011!
2011 is going to be a time of growing in the world of street painting art with newer festivals become part of the street painting landscape along with a new generation of street painting artists making their mark on the scene.
Blog Now on streetpainting.tv is happy to be reaching out to festival directors, street painting artists, and the growing fan base around the world discovering our 400 year old plus art form in the world of new media and technologies in a partnership - not a competition - with the live viewing experience one can only have by attending a street painting festival in your area, wherever that might be.
As streetpainting.tv, Wendy and I have been so glad to be part of street painting to interview many artists over the years in Monterrey, Mexico at Festival Bella Via and making new friends in street painting at the Sarasota Chalk Festival last October. We are working on interview videos with artists from Monterrey and Sarasota and plan to have even more videos up and running on the websites and online sources of streetpainting.tv. We can be seen on our streetpainting.tv branded site/channels on YouTube, Facebook Fan Page,Twitter, Livestream and plan to spread into the fabric of social networking and mobility to bring street painting art to as many as possible in the ways that work best for our growing base of viewers with a library closing in on 300 videos and counting.
We are supportive of all the new festivals arising in Europe, around the rest of the world, and across the USA. Streetpainting.tv will be happy to bring our unique one on one interviewing (thanks to Wendy) to any interested festivals anywhere who will be glad to have us on the media team.
Of course, we have not forgotten the festivals that have brought street painting to popularity before the advent of our current internet age such as the festivals of California, such as the I Madonnari in Santa Barbara, and the Italian Street Painting Festival by Youth in Arts in San Rafael and the many others in the USA such as the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival in Florida, the Via Colori Festivals, and the many others across the country.
And then there is Italy, where the art of the Madonnari began, the home of the Competition at Grazie which brought Madonnari together from 1972 after it was thought the art form may have begun to fade away. The importance and tradition of the Italian festivals and the longtime Madonnari is clear and in our respect, a special thanks to our fellow street painters from Italy who bring material for posts to us during the year.
Thanks to all, especially our readers for being a part of our blog and video channel in 2010 and we hope to bring as much street painting to you as we can in 2011.
Anthony Cappetto and Wendy Stum are co-founders of Innovative Street Painting Group, Inc., a company bringing street painting art to a new generation of festivals and artists using new technologies as they develop to blending the traditional and the new in the street painting art form. Streetpainting.tv and Blog Now on streetpainting.tv are a part of Innovative Street Painting Group, Inc.