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    • The world association of bodypainting artists 
    • Network and platform all around the art form   
    • Artists from body and facepainting, special effects and make-up
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    Members activities

    • Get togethers and community building
    • Exchange of knowledge
    • Support and promotion of members through the various channels of the wb-production agency
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    Bonus Partners

    • Partners from the industry offer special discounts to our members
    • Goodies and access to promotion products.
    • Special events for members only.
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    National and International competitions and events

    • the WBA encourages organizers to start their activities and become patronized competitions
    • Support in promotion and knowledge
    • Workshop and lectures organized by our WBA certified teachers
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WBF 2015 the World Awards in Austria

See, touch and feel the home of bodypainting. World Bodypainting Festival 28 June - 5 July 2015 in Austria.
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Festival of Beauty, Nevskie Berega 2014

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The traditional Festival of Beauty, Nevskie Berega took place last weekend in St. Petersburg. The highlight of this beauty event that is organized twice a year is indeed the bodypainting contest. Artists from Russia and surrounding countries such as Ukraine, the Baltics, participated in 2 categories. The jury board this year was supported by the WBA Chairman Alex Barendregt and WB Academy instructor from Russia, Yiulia Vlasova. We felt warm welcomed there, despite the political situation. All these people put a lot of afford to welcome the international community and want to connect only in a very peaceful way.
Amongst so many talented artists it was very hard to award a winner. But in the end, Olga Sokolova stood out and won the trophy and also a package to come to the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria. The World Bodypainting Association is in future involved in this event and wants to bring more international artists to the pumping art city of St. Petersburg.

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WBA Activites this fall

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after the summer and an amazing World Bodypainting Festival we are happy to give you some ideas of other events around the world that are supported by the World Bodypainting Association. We are starting in September with some WB Academy Programs such as workshops and master classes: 

20.09.2014 Vienna, Austria: 2 days Bodypainting Basics powered by Diamond FX
26.09.2014 St. Petersburg, Russia: Master Class, 3 days
07.10.2014 Seoul, South Korea: Bodypainting until 14.10.2014
25.10.2014 London, UK: Ultimate UV, 2 days,
25.10.2014 Beijing, China: Bodypainting, 5 days
03.11.2014 Riga, Latvia: Body Art Fashion powered by Diamond FX
08.11.2014 Vienna, Austria: Camouflage Bodypainting, 2 days powered by Diamond FX
09.12.2014 Bangkok, Thailand: Bodypainting for Beginners & Masterclass
All details: www.wb-academy.com 

Already in October, there are also many different competitions all around the world:

02 - 04 October 2014 Atlanta, USA: Living Art America
11 - 12 October 2014, Belgrad, Serbia: Body Art Festival Serbia
25 October 2014, Munich, Germany: Beauty Forum Munich
02 November 2014, Riga, Latvia: Baltic Beauty World, Styling Make-up and Bodypainting Competitions

All Events


Review from the World Bodypainting Festival 2014

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The video review from the WBF 2014 is published. Our video crew has surpassed themselves. Amazing shots from the air and the ground, powerful slow motion pictures and high emotional winner images were composed into the 15 minutes review. Many thanks to the wonderful participants and the entire festival crew.


World Bodypainting Festival 2014

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In less than 2 weeks we are starting the worlds largest and most important bodypainting event, the World Bodypainting Festival taking place again this year in Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria.

A huge program within 8 days is expected for artists, photographers, models or simply interested peolple in bodypainting. 60 hands on classes and new this year the Global Bodypainting Conference are taking place during the festival week before the three main days with the World Championships.

Categories are full and registration is closed now. We are very happy to welcome artists from 46 countries worldwide for the 17th issue!

All informationen and news are available on the official festival website www.bodypainting-festival.com or follow us for example on  www.facebook.com/wb.festival or others.


WB Academy, the next programs

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From September on we have quiete some programs to offer through the World Bodypainting Academy. The next individual courses are held in Vienna, London, Riga. WBA member do get special discounts for most programs. 
Details on the WB Academy Website at wb-academy.com

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Deadline WBA Annual Image Award

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The annual Image Award co-organized by the World Bodypainting Association's member Filippo ioco approaced its deadline. It is to recognize and award bodypainters, models and photographers worldwide in the discipline and image creation of traditional and non-traditional bodypainting without a reference to time or location in the categories:

  • artistic bodypainting
  • fashion bodypainting
  • commercial bodypainting

An indipendend jury got selected and is soon giving their marks to all entries. The winners are announced at the upcoming World Bodypainting Festival.

The judges: 

Deb Haugen - Los Angeles
Trisha Singletary - Los Angeles

Maleeza Korley - Los Angeles
Nadia Attura - London

Cat Backer - Los Angeles
Cameron Carpenter - NYC


Members Reports

  • book

    Body Art Fashion

    - Expression in the Spotlight by Karala B.
    - Hard cover, 160 pages in oversized format
    - Bodypainting in the fashion, trends and exclusive photo material

    Order for € 29
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    The Art of Bodypainting

    - "a mysterious fusion of senses" by Peter de Ruiter
    - Hard cover, 128 pages in the format 24 x 30 cm
    - 170 illustrations of over 45 artists around the world

    Order for € 39

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    the official World Bodypainting Festival DVD's from past years.

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    Discounted fees for members in many workshop classes or for example for tickets at the WBF. The academy pass e.g. is available for just € 259 for WBA members. Our secure online shop offers many payment options.

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