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: SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017 Experience artists creating masterpieces of living art on beautiful models as you watch! $15 advance ($20 at the door)
Evening Show A showcase event featuring body painting artists, models, pole dance artist, burlesque, salsa dancers and more. $40 advance ($45 at the door)
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.
Concord Bodypainting Countdown
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.
Day Session, public viewing 3 – 5pm, $15 advance ($20 at the door)
Evening Show, 7:30 – 11:00
Piedmont Renaissance Center:(704) 262-1550
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Photog free style shooting
3:00 PM 5:00 PM Public exhibition and shooting
5:00 PM day event ends
5:01 PM 6:00 PM Venue is emptied and artists/models on personal time
6:00 PM 8:00 PM Photogs Station shoots, 4 stations plus runway
7:30 PM Doors open to the public for evening event
7:30 PM 8:00 PM Live band performs
8:00 PM 8:20 PM Runway show
8:21 PM 8:45 PM Salsa Dancing Exhibit
8:45 PM 9:00 PM 2nd runway show/live band
9:00 PM 9:20 PM Pole Dancing
9:20 PM 9:45 PM Salsa Dancing Exhibit / Burlesque
9:45 PM 10:00 PM Live Music/ Dance floor open/BTS mingle with the artists and performers
10:00 PM 11:00 PM Live music / Dance floor open
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Freestyle shooting of models being painted on the main floor.
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Burlesque Nude Art photo shoot on the 6th floor.
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Pole dancing photo shoot in the Ballroom.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Eight painted models Photo shoot at 4 shooting stations.
8:00 pm – 8:20 pm 1st runway show with photo shoot from a designated spot.
8:20 pm – 8:45 pm 1st Salsa Dancing photo shoot from a designated spot.
8:45 pm – 9:00 pm 2nd runway show with photo shoot from a designated spot.
9:00 pm – 9:20 pm Pole dancing photo shoot from a designated spot.
9:20 pm – 11:00 pm BTS/freestyle shooting/dance floor open
Concord, North Carolina (near Charlotte, NC)
Piedmont Renaissance Center
57 Union Street South, Concord, NC 28025
Phone: (704) 262-1550