Overview for Artists, Assistants, Models, and Photographers

for Living Art America 2017

Updates for 2017


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.


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!

17days Living Art America®, The North American Bodypainting Championship – Bodypainting Festival USA
is now bigger and better than ever! Presented in partnership with ArtsGreensboro, it is a kick-off event of the 17 DAYS Festival.

The North American Bodypainting Championship –  Professional Artist Competition & Emerging Artist Competition

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, Greensboro, NC
1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403

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 may arrive for set-up at 8AM. 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. 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.

Bodypainting Film Festival

7pm Friday, October 13, 2017
The Crown of the Carolina Theatre
310 S. Greene Street
Greensboro NC 27401

The world’s only bodypainting-themed film festival!

A carefully curated selection of short films will showcase the unique qualities and techniques involved in bringing this most “living” of art forms into full expression. Submissions from across the country and around the world will enchant, delight and educate audiences, leaving them with a new and expanded appreciation for bodypainting and its role as a viable fine-art movement in our world today.

Tickets are $13 for Adults, $9 for Seniors (65+) and Students (w/ID). Sales tax is added to the ticket price.

Opera in Bodypaint

After the FIlm Festival, at Chakras Spa, downtown!

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.

After Party

Strictly Social presents The Official Living Art America After Party! Get ready to dance and socialize with all your favorite artists and models as we celebrate another fantastic year of Living Art America!

Saturday night, October 14th, IMMEDIATELY following Living Art America at LaRue Elm Restaurant, downtown Greensboro (about a 5-minute car ride from the Coliseum).There is no cover charge but ID’s are required for entrance. 18+up to party, 21+up to drink. Models, please sit only on the seat covers. This event is open to the public so feel free to invite your friends! We can’t wait to see you there!

LaRue Elm Restaurant
403 N. Elm Street
Greensboro NC, 27401


Cosmic Brunch

On Sunday, Oct 15, starting at 12 noon we will have one more chance of getting together and visiting with each other! Meet us at the home of Michael Touby and Sonia Schilling, 1976 Runnymede Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. 336-701-0377 This is about a 30-minute car ride from downtown Greensboro.

Cosmic Brunch

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Yes, We are now in North Carolina

Living Art America is no longer taking place in Atlanta. It is now happening in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Air Travel

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.

Vehicle Travel

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.

Greensboro Coliseum

O. Henry Hotel

Carolina Theatre

GSO Greensboro Airport

Raleigh–Durham Airport