An expat Vietnamese artist won a prize at a street art contest held last Saturday in California, the U.S.
Artist Mac Chanh Hoa won the Honorable Mention prize at the 10th annual Belmont Shore Chalk Art Contest.
Like other contending works, Hoa’s portrait of John Wayne- a celebrated American film actor, director and producer- was created as the artist was lying on his abdomen, painting with chalk, not with brushes or pens.
Hoa has been a member of the HCMC Fine Arts Association since 1990.
He settled in the US five years ago and still pursues his art career.
The artist brought home the Director Award as he first joined the contest last year.
The Belmont Shore Chalk Art Contest, presented by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.), has drawn seasoned and emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities.
During its editions, the contest has showcased the works of diverse artists who use chalk as their medium, and the sidewalks of Belmont Shore as their canvas.