Participating Artists

Beth Shistle

Beth has participated in the Palatka Chalk Explosion several times as a featured Artist.

“Come, slow down, pause and enjoy the artwork here. Smile and remember to see the beauty and truth in the simple things all around you. If my work brings to mind memories of special experiences you have had or if it generates feelings of gratitude for God’s awesome creation and amazing love, I feel I have achieved success in my art.” — Beth Shistle

Beth Shistle is both a fine artist and street painter who creates in and out of her studio in DeLand, Florida. She loves to explore the natural world and the world of art by working in different media, but favors acrylics and pastels.

Chad Wallace was born & raised in Toledo, Ohio before attending college at the Savannah College of Art & Design where he earned a BFA degree in Graphic Design.

Chad has had his paintings & photography shown in over 60 galleries all over the United States. But it wasn’t until a year & a half ago that he moved to Tampa with his wife Shelly & there 2 sons that he found a love for chalking… In the last year and a half he has become a member of the Florida Chalk artist Association & the Georgia Chalk Artist Association. Participating in 16 festivals & events earning him a a Semplice Certificate & he has almost earned his Qualificato certification… over the last year he won Mayors Choice Award at the St. Pete chalk fest, People’s choice award at Ruth Eckart Halls chalk event & Best in show at Palatka’s Chalk Explosion.

Phone (419) 260-7847

Janet P. Tombros, a resident of Mount Dora, Florida, is a certified “Master” Street Painter through Florida Chalk Artist Association and an established acrylic artist on both canvas and murals in the central Florida community.

Janet has been a featured artist at many Chalk Festivals throughout the United States and is currently teaching Chalk Camp for beginner and intermediate students.

“My art is about telling a story. When creating a 3D image, I love to find a way to make it interactive so my audience can participate.”

You can view her work at and @janptartist

Tim Ritter

38 year old Tampa native Tim Ritter has been an artist since childhood self-taught artist. In 1994-1995 junior year of high school he was awarded artist of the year which set his path to freelance art. He has been a street painter since 2008 and has been awarded best original, to most creative in his career. Although not in it for the competition, he loves the medium, and inspiring a younger generation of artists. He has had the pleasure to work with world renowned anamorphic street painter Kurt Wenner, and artists from all over the world to create a Guinness book of world records anamorphic Bacchus Roman god of wine piece on an airplane runway in Venice, Florida in 2015. His most recent win was Naples Rotary club chalk festival in January, and took home the first place prize! Tim lives by his favorite quote “creativity takes courage”- Henri Matisse

Nancy A. Naulty is a freelance artist and photographer. She specializes in many different mediums. She is a designated Master Chalk Artist with the Florida Chalk Artist Association and a member of the International Street Painting Society. She is employed as an artist at Painting with a Twist in Lake Mary, FL.

Nancy is also an established muralist and has completed several large scale murals for businesses in Central Florida. She has over 12 years experience as a chalk artist and has participated in many street painting festivals across the state of Florida.

Nancy enjoys gardening, music, playing guitar, cooking, boating and fishing. She is a foster mom to abused and neglected animals with the Animal Rescue Konsortium in Deland, FL. Born in Lawrenceville, N.J. she graduated from Lawrence High School with an Award in Art Excellence. She now lives with her husband and son in Orange City, FL.

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