The North American Bodypainting Championship

Saturday, September 24, at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center
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Saturday, September 24th

Living Art America – The North American Bodypainting Championship

International Professional Artist Competition and Runway Show
Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, Greensboro, NC

 Drawing the Current and Former World Champions from Over Twenty Countries and Five Continents

Saturday’s Main Event! Audiences will certainly not want to miss a moment of the excitement on the competition floor as a global crop of hand-selected professional artists pour their love and labor into 6.5 hours of pure creative genius! Brilliant pros at the top of their game pit meticulous painting skill against a merciless pace as they endeavor to please a jury of world-class bodypainting experts. No detail will be left to chance and the public is invited to enjoy an up-close-and-personal view as these pro teams take their concepts to the highest level. Bodypainted art of this caliber, being created for display by so many artists of distinction can be found in only ONE place on the North American continent and Living Art America brings it to you! Proudly headlining Greensboro’s 17 Days Festival, The North American Bodypainting Championships are pleased to play host to the world’s finest talent, for the first time here in North Carolina. Showcased exclusively inside the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, some of the Triad’s top entertainment will combine to create a one-of-a-kind evening of spectacle. Featuring live music, dance, aerial and cirque performances, special guests and surprises, in addition to the Pro Category model presentations.

Live Painting – Day Session, 2-4:30pm

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.

Evening Extravaganza 8pm

Amazing masterpieces using the human form as a canvas are later presented to the audience in a spectacular runway show.

About Living Art America

Living Art America, The North American Bodypainting Championship

presents the most prominent awards celebrating the very best in the world of competitive fine-art body painting. Artists complete their work in an intense, live-action session, and the public can view their creative visions coming to life before their eyes. Spectacular masterpieces using the human form as a canvas are later presented to the audience In a runway style exhibition at an evening extravaganza. The Gala culminates with a coronation ceremony, honoring the newly crowned, virtuoso artists.

Truly an International event, Living Art America attracts the very best and brightest talents from the all over the United States, as well as Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Current and former world champions, celebrated master bodypainters, television contestants, and international tournament winners will all battle for the most distinguished trophies conferred on this continent. Many famous names from the reality TV show “Skin Wars” began by competing at our event, and will return to paint with us again this year. Skilled, up-and-coming talent will also receive accolades from our “Emerging Artist” showcase.

We are pleased to bring this unique, colorful, international fine-art event here to North Carolina for the first time. Now in its seventh year, Living Art America is the premier body painting event in the USA, and, in fact, the entire Western Hemisphere. This is the most prestigious event of its kind in America, and second only to the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria. Living Art America is the ONLY World Bodypainting Association Sanctioned event in the USA.

Information About Tickets


Public Day pass (2:pm-4:30pm) – $15.00

General admission Evening (7pm – end of show) – $29.00

Priority Seating Evening (7pm – end of show) – $48

Combined day pass and General admission (must leave after day session and return for evening show) $38.00

VIP – Combined day pass, judging period and Priority Seating Evening (all day, 2pm to end of show.) $58.00

Seniors, Students and Groups of 5 or more save 30%

Priority Seating benefits

• Priority Seating for evening show

VIP benefits

• Priority Seating for evening show

• VIP Meet and Greet with artists and models (4:30-7pm)

• VIP’s do not have to leave and return

Living Art America presents

The “Art with a Heart” Charity Awards Gala

Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the Millennium Center, in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina

A Charity Fundraiser, proceeds will benefit the following non-profit organizations:
The Chelko Foundation – empowering women through art, education, and partnership by awarding scholarships in the arts and presenting special humanitarian grants.
AFAS (Art For Art’s Sake) – Building, educating and celebrating community through art— with ARTivity On the Green, The Red Dog Gallery, and the Unleashed Arts Center in Winston-Salem.

All Happening on Sunday, September 25

Everything comes together— the final awards presentation, UV bodypainting, “Emerging Artist” show, incredible entertainment, and more!

The Emerging Artist Exhibition

Aspiring talents in the bodypainting world will take their creativity to new levels in this spirited exploration of creative experimentation! Watch artists work at lightning speed to complete unbelievably complex and beautiful masterpieces of art created on living human bodies. Later, during the Gala, each model will present themselves on the runway before a live audience.

The Showcase of Champions

Honoring the victors of the North American Bodypainting Championship, the most sought-after title awarded in the USA, trophies and prizes will be presented to our competition winners. Also recognized will be the winners of the Emerging Artist competition, the Ultraviolet Bodypainting Champion and the Audience Choice Awards for best artist, and best model.

VIP Champagne Reception

The doors to the Ballroom are opened to admit a select few. Beautiful aerial silk performance and live harp music set the backdrop for this exclusive and intimate chance to meet with the judges, international celebrity artists, and their bodypainted models— newly transformed into breathtaking visions of living art. Share a glass together as you ask them to share their secrets!

Ultraviolet Bodypainting Showcase

Witness the magic of ultraviolet bodypainting as it comes to life right in front of you! There’s no way to describe the truly otherworldly allure of this very special kind of bodypainting. The intensity of color and exquisite vibrancy of the art must be experienced to be fully appreciated. Presented under optimal conditions for your enjoyment, each artist will create a unique dramatic tableau of artistic expression. Allowing for a more intimate interaction and close-up viewing as you walk through each presentation in the Speakeasy.

More Art, More Music, More Performance!

As part of the evening’s offerings bands, musical acts, video presentation, “Cirque du Soliel-style” aerial silk performances, acrobalancing, and more will be presented along with the most spectacular models displaying fine-art bodypainting to be seen in America. We know you’ll find this to be an amazing and unforgettable experience that you will be talking about for weeks to come!

Sunday Tickets


Day Pass – 2:30pm-7pm, including “Emerging Artists” live painting session and UV performance $20.00

General Admission – includes Day Pass, plus the Gala $35.00, cash bar and food available for purchase

Priority Seating – includes Day Pass, plus the Gala with priority seating $55.00, cash bar and food available for purchase

VIP – includes Day Pass, VIP Champagne Reception, plus the Gala with VIP priority seating $125.00, sumptuous buffet and open bar included

A limited number of VIP tables are available for purchase
(in their entirety, no half tables
sold). Ten seated per table

Note: Day pass ticket holders may choose to upgrade to attend the evening Gala, general admission only.

A portion of your donation is tax deductible. Consult your tax professional for details.

Sunday Schedule


2:30pm – 7pm UV Show begins, catch some music in the Speakeasy, watch as Emerging Artists rush to finalize spectacular designs using beautiful models as their canvases.

6pm – 7pm (1 hr) VIP Champagne Reception, meet with Judges, converse with top US and
International artists and mingle with gorgeous bodypainted models in the Ballroom
(hors d’oeuvres and champagne served)

7pm Ballroom doors open to all, preshow begins, buffet available

8pm “The Art with a Heart Awards Gala” begins, main Ballroom

Sunday, September 25

at the Millennium Center in WInston-Salem NC
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Bodypainting Film Festival

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016, 8pm
at the Crown of the Carolina Theatre
downtown Greensboro NC, admission $10

Tickets are on sale at the Carolina Theatre Box Office:
(336) 333-2605 and online at NC sales tax is added to the price of each ticket.

The world’s first bodypainting-themed film festival takes place in this beautiful theater! Some films will be introduced by their creators. Featuring:

  • Natalie Fletcher’s “Oh Beautiful”
  • David Hauser’s trailer for “The Moving Canvas”
  • Quilla’s world debut music video, “You Got It”
  • Vesa Kivinen’s “ARTEVO”
  • Seth Moser Katz’s “Fire on the Mountain”
  • and more