Living Art America, The Challenge Series!
presenting a BODYPAINT SHOWCASE, A special “Challenge Series” in advance of the main USA Championship event in Concord NC (near Charlotte)
DATE: TBA Experience artists creating masterpieces of living art on beautiful models as you watch! TICKETS: TBA
Evening Show 7pm An exciting runway presentation o spectacular bodypainted models! Live music and cash bar available. One free drink is included. TICKETS: TBA
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 – 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.
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
2-4pm Public access to live bodypainting
4pm bodypainting concludes
4-4:30pm meal break
4:30-730pm Photographer sessions (studio work in adjacent room)
7:30pm doors open to venue for the public
8pm show begins with live music
8:30pm Bodypainting show begins
9:15 Bodypainting portion concludes, models adjourn to the side room, Live music set 2 begins
10pm event finished.
Concord, North Carolina (near Charlotte, NC)
Piedmont Renaissance Center
57 Union Street South,, 51 Union Street South #101, Concord, NC 28025
Phone: (704) 262-1551