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Local artist’s 3-D drawing
wins SF chalk art contest

Bob Baldwin
Friday July 05, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO – Berkeley artist Aimeé Baldwin took first place in the Chalk Art Contest at the annual North Beach Festival. 

The prize-winning drawing of a picnic, which contained many foods plus an open copy of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s book Howl, employed shading and perspective to great advantage so that when viewed from the sidewalk it appeared three-dimensional.  

Aimeé’s art is familiar to many Berkeley residents. Her giant papier maché rabbit greets customers at The Phoenix Pastificio on Shattuck Avenue, where diners enjoy their meals beside a mural painted by her and friend Anandami Arnold depicting porticos that look out onto an Italian landscape.