Overview for Artists, Assistants, Models, and Photographersfor Living Art America 2017
New for 2017
BIGGER AND BETTER – NEW VENUES!
Living Art America has expanded to offer a greater degree of focus on each aspect of our competition! The Greensboro Coliseum is absolutely spectacular and represents a giant leap forward for bodypainting events in the USA. We could not be more thrilled to invite you back for 2017 – The biggest, brightest and most magnificent bodypainting showcase in America, and the entire Western Hemisphere!
Living Art America will accept a limited number of “Registered Photographers” for 2017. Apply now to gain exclusive access to some of the world’s best bodypainting on beautiful models, all presented together in one place – The only place you will find this level of professional bodypainting talent all assembled in one place on this continent! Learn more about “Registered Photographers” at Living Art America.
BEAUTIFUL PROFESSIONAL IMAGES FOR ARTISTS AND MODELS – FOR FREE!
Each artist and model will receive high-resolution images of their work from a select number of pro and semi-pro photographers (Perhaps as many as 20 per competition). This service will be provided to you at no cost for being contestants in Living Art America. These images will be yours to use as you wish, for promotion, social media, portfolio. Get your best work captured by the best shooters under optimal conditions, with studio lighting, equipment, and backgrounds. We handle the copyright contracts, and make it easy for you! An unprecedented opportunity!
The North American Bodypainting Championship – Professional Artist Competition & Emerging Artist Competition
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, Greensboro, NC
Our Professional Artist Competition will be featured on its own day at the spacious and well-lit Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center in Greensboro. Artists, assistants, and models will arrive for set-up at 9AM and the competition day begins at 10AM. Our staff and support will be on hand to provide artist and model care throughout the day and catering will be provided for our artist teams. Registered photographers and the public will arrive at designated times before jury presentation. When the end of the painting day is signaled, all teams will line up immediately for the jury. Directly following jury presentation, teams will move through the Photographer’s Area (special photo/video backdrops/set-ups) and are then free to pose for our registered “free range” photographers as well as the public in attendance. Prior to stage presentations, all artists, assistants, and models will line up backstage for stage presentations. After stage presentations, artists and models are free to circulate and mingle with the audience.
Jazz Night at the O.Henry Hotel
A Private Party for Artists, Models, Photographers and Sponsors
Thursday, October 12, 2017
at the O. Henry Hotel
Located in the Shops At Friendly Center, 624 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408
Phone: (336) 854-2000
in the Pavilion Room, adjacent to the central courtyard, next to the jazz performance area in the main lobby.
From 5:30 to 8:30pm, Admission is FREE
A “meet and greet” for those who are present on this day to get together, drink a glass of wine, listen to some live jazz vocal and instrumental performances and hang out with your friends and colleagues that have traveled to be there from around the world. Five-star cuisine is right next store at the Green Valley Grill, also located in the Hotel.
Challenge Series Bodypainting Events
The Living Art America Challenge Series are regional events that are meant to inspire excitement and participation among artists, models, and photographers, to build a culture of excellence that allows for growth, exploration and skill development. For audiences, it is an opportunity to find out what bodypainting is all about. Each event has it's own unique character and has been created in partnership with its own local community. Artists, Photographers, and Models are invited to participate in any or all of these events.
Living Art Concord
Concord NC (near Charlotte) - date TBD
Living Art Tennessee
Johnson City TN - date TBD
Living Art Asheville
Asheville NC - date TBD
"Fire on the River"
Danbury NC (near Hanging Rock State Park) - date TBD
Body Art Jubilee
Winston-Salem NC (fundraiser for LAA) - date TBD
Yes, We are now in North Carolina
The best airports are GSO (Greensboro), and RDU (Raleigh-Durham). You will find RDU to be your least expensive option. RDU is a bit less than an hour East of Greensboro. The other airport you might consider is CLT (Charlotte) which is about an hour and forty-five minutes to the South.
We are in the “Piedmont Triad”, at the far edge of the Appalachian Mountains. It is a little hilly here, but not so much. You will find small-town Southern hospitality, and the prices for things will likely be less expensive than you’ve been used to paying. It is easy to drive from place to place, and everything is pretty close to everything else.
Rental cars are the best way to get around. This is NOT a big city and there are no taxis, subways, buses or trains that you can easily access for travel. Uber is available, but this will get expensive. As a series of locations within two small/medium-sized towns, there are some miles to travel and this is best done with a rental car. Most of the locations are under 30 minutes travel.
Hotels and Lodging
SPECIAL NOTE: Living Art America 2017 will be held at the same time of the High Point Furniture Market. This means that hotel rooms will be filled with many international travelers and less freely available than at other times of the year. It is for this reason that we STRONGLY encourage you to book early or seek an alternate solution for lodgings such as airbnb.com, couchsurfing.com or another similar service. If you have made friends with local people, you might consider staying with them. We will attempt to expand a network of potential contacts for this. We can offer assistance in a few limited cases, but we cannot be responsible for your lodging.
O. Henry Hotel
GSO Greensboro Airport
Living Art America Countdown
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COMPETITION SURVIVAL GUIDE – Are You Prepared?
A Punchlist of Action Items for the Big Day.