Living Art America, The Challenge Series
presenting a BODYPAINT SHOWCASE
Evening Show 7:30pm An exciting presentation of spectacular bodypainted models, who will enter the main presentation area by descending a staircase while an opera singer sings an aria. Live musical performance by the Elm Street Opera Group!
Living Art America, The North American Bodypainting Championship is the biggest body painting event in the Western Hemisphere. It is the top competition in the USA, and presents awards celebrating the very best in the world of competitive fine-art body painting, and draws distinguished contenders from around the globe. Artists complete their work in a lightning-fast, intense, live-action session wherein the public can view the work coming to life before their eyes. Amazing masterpieces using the human form as a canvas are later presented to the audience in an evening extravaganza. There is a presentation of each model in a grand stage show and an awards ceremony.
THE CHALLENGE SERIES
In an effort to build a culture of excellence in bodypainting, we are piloting a series of events before the major competition, “The Challenge Series”. The Challenge Series is a combination of a body paint artist exhibition coupled with a photo shoot challenge. The goal is to broaden the appreciation of body paint as an art form with extending the Living Art America community to include new communities, venue partners, fans, photographers, and models.
For Models, Photographers and Artists
Models – This is a collaboration between the artist and model to bring the artist’s concept to life visually in the body as canvas and emotionally in how the model portrays the artist’s vision during the “runway” portion of the show. It is also an opportunity to expand the base and create vibrant bodypaint communities in North Carolina and adjacent states by introducing models from the local model community into the art form.
Photographers – You will have access to beautiful bodypainted models in two sessions:
– Behind the scenes during a fast-paced live painting session, while the art is being completed by the artist
– Fully completed bodypainted models, available to pose on your choice of location and backdrop.
Photographers will have FOUR hours of shoot time to work with the models, 3 hours in their finished state. This is not a public event, only artists, models and photographers will be present. This is a great opportunity to add something unusual to your portfolio.
Revolution Mill offers beautiful interior and exterior spaces. Natural light from gorgeous two-story windows and nineteenth-century brick and woodwork give character to this amazing location. This a chance to capture one-of-a-kind photos that both tell a story and are visually unique. We ask photographers to give Living Art America a section of images to use for promotion (about 20 is recommended). This is important to ensure artists and models have a remembrance and promotional materials. LAA will handle all model releases and provide them to the photographers. A fee of $50 will be required.
Artists – Unlike a juried event, this is an opportunity for artists to experiment with new concepts and work with new models, providing a forum for new visionary expression, and strengthening the creative community.
10am artists, models arrive and set up
11am Bodypainters begin painting on models
1-4pm Photographer access to live bodypainting
4pm bodypainting concludes
4-6:45pm Photographer sessions (studio work in adjacent room)
6:45pm transport to Chakras Spa in downtown Greensboro
7:30pm show at Chakras Spa, models descend staircase
7:45pm Models interact with First Friday crowd downtown
Get in touch!
Painting/Photography Sessions at Revolution Mill
The Chakras Gallery
A fantastic opportunity for four photographers!
Chakras Spa has offered to provide four photographers an opportunity to show their work for their featured show the night of September 2nd. The first photographers to sign up will receive first consideration. Chakras will choose the work that will be featured. Each photographer will have two pieces hung in the gallery, which will remain on display for 30 days.
Photographers apply by clicking the button above.