The WORLD BODYPAINTING ASSOCIATION
- The world association of bodypainting artists
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- Artists from body and facepainting, special effects and make-up
The first edition of the "Swiss Bodypainting Art Festival " took place last weekend in the beautiful City of Lugano in Switzerland. It was a great success for the artists, the visitors and the organizers including the official Partner of this Event, the " World Bodypainting Association ".
Thousands of visitors came to the exhibition center Lugano to drift into the colorful world of body art. On two days, the visitors were able to watch the colorful creations of the artist representing 13 nationalities. The city of Lugano welcomed with open arms the extraordinary event and for sure there will be the next edition of the Swiss Bodypainting Art Festival in 2014.
The Swiss Bodypainting Art Festival starts in a couple of days. Artists from 13 countries will participate in this first edition of a very ambisous project in the wonderful city of Lugano, in the south of Switzerland. The 2 days event is awarding in 4 categories the Swiss Bodypainting Art Awards. Visitors will see fantastic works and a lot of entertainment programs with music and shows. The event is a WBA sanctionized competition.
The "Baltic Beauty World“ trade show in Riga, Latvia took place from 1 - 3 November. Within the show the Latvian Association of Stylists and Biruta Mageles Styling School are organizing a bodypainting and variouse styling contests. A big program with all around beauty, make-up trends, styling, hair and body art was awaiting the visitors.
The competition was patronized under the WBA - World Bodypainting Association. In the jury were Einat Dan (Israel), Alex Barendregt (Austria) and Biruta with 3 other teachers of the make-up school.
The winners in the competition were:
Body Art Contest „Colored Tales" from Imants Ziedonis
1. place – Olga Magone ( Latvia)
2. place – Erika Silina( Latvia)
3. place – Lelde Tuce ( Latvia)
Image Contest "Dessert in style Baroque"
1. Veronika Maslobojeva ( Latvia)
2. Monta Stolcermane (Latvia)
3. Evija Lagone (Latvia)
more Photos on the WB Gallery Server
On the last weekend the "Bodyart Festival Serbia" took place in the white city, so the translation of Belgrad, the capital of Serbia. It was a very heartly event within the cosmetic trade fair on 23 and 24 October with a wonderful organisation team around Radmila Radman. Artists from 9 european nationalities participated on the 2 days competition with the theme "Fairy Tales".
1 Place Bella Volen (Bulgaria)
2 PlaceFrancesca Tariciotti (Italy)
3 PlaceIrina Carina (Russia)
Category Face Effects
1 Place Bella Volen (Bulgaria)
2 Place Sonja Wiesendanger (Austria)
3 Place Francesca Tariciotti (Italy)
Outstanding were the side events made for participants, judges and the organisation crew. On the saturday evening, the 12th October we also celebrated in the San Art Floating Hostel the birthday of the WBA (est. 2001). Chairman Alex Barendregt cut a wonderful surprizing cake brought in by Radmila Radman. Everybody could enjoy a wonderful evening till the early mornings. Thanks for coming !
Within the 7th edition of the BEAUTY FORUM LEIPZIG (Germany) we have again the oportunity to organize a Bodypainting contest on the 5th of April. The theme is "Foreign countries and cultures" and is organised by the WBA.
The artist information is now published. Its an open category, all techniques are allowed.
The traditional bodypainting contest at the Beauty Forum in Munich, Germany took place on the last Saturday, October 26.
The Bodypainting Trophy was an open category where artists from Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Spain and Hungary attended. The art works needed to be interpreted by the given theme "Cabaret". Artists were showing the glamour sides of this spectacle but also the opposite site of the shiny medal.
The Austrian Artist Nadja Hluchovsky could convince with her work the three judges Filippo Ioco (Italy), Udo Schurr (Germany) and Ludwig Decarly (Austria). Second got the Hungarian artist Barbara Csom ahad of last years winner Johannes Stötter from Italy.
Photo Galleries (external Link)
Queen of the Big Top! That’s perhaps the best way to describe Emma Edworthy’s win at the 2013 NZ Body Art Showcase on Saturday, as the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna was lit up in true Circus fashion – both in regards to the works and the presentation in order.
With a stunning piece inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, Emma walked away with the 2013 Supreme Award – earning them the Weta Workshop Trophy, $1000 in cast from the Body Art Trust, one night at the Spencer on Byron (including breakfast), a photo shoot with Cactus Photography and $500 worth of MAC products and a MAC Pro membership.
Amongst the 13 category and special awards handed out in 2013, an all new NZ Body Art Trust Outstanding Achievement Award debuted and presenter by founder and creative director Mem Bourke. Magda O’Connor earned the inaugural award for her significant growth in the art of body painting and/or prosthetics including competition success in New Zealand and internationally and skilled based workshops, says Mem Bourke.