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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 2014 the World Awards in Austria

The World Bodypainting Festival 2014 from 29 June - 6 July in Pörtschach, Austria. Check out details on the festivals website
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Winners Beauty Forum Leipzig 2014

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The Beauty Forum Bodypainting Trophy presented by Kryolan took place last weekend in Leipzig, Germany. The WBA organized within the trade show for make-up, nail and cosmetics a small competition with 17 participants The jury with Enrico Lein, Peter Richter and Filippo Ioco awarded the following artists: 

1. Johannes Stötter, Italy
2. Nadja Hluchovsky, Austria
3. Silke Kirchhoff, Germany

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Beauty Forum Leipzig 2014

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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.

As always, WBA members do have free entrance to the trade show. See you on the weekend.

BeautyForum Leipzig 2014 news



WBA Members Get Together in London

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Dear WBA members in and around London, 

we are organizing a WB Academy workshop 7 - 8  March in our new studio location in Blundell Street, Kings Cross. Many artists join the program and we would like to take the opportunity to organize a WBA membership get together.

Date & Time: 8 March 2014 from 9.00 pm

Location: The Black Cap in Camden Town
Address: 171 Camden High St, London NW1 7JY

Underground Northern Line, Station Camden Town

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It will be a very nice and relaxing get together with interesting themes in and around bodypainting with some drinks and many collegues. If you are happy to join, please shoot me an email to alex(a)wb-association.org


Home of Bodypainters, Trailer of the Mini Documentary

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Our festival crew from WB Production was very busy during the long winter period. One big project was and still is a mini documentary about the World Bodypainting Festival. We invited participants from around the world who are travelling every year to Austria and call it "HOME". The WBF not only founded the modern bodypainting art movement, for many it is the home of bodypainting.

Here is the preview trailer:


Photo Award, WBA Event in Switzerland

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The WBA patronized event and WBF partner event, Swiss Bodypainting Art Festival, which took place in November 2013 organized a photo contest. The WBA was asked to do the jury in the same format as the World Bodypainting Festival, in 2 categories Photo Classic and Digital Composing.

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On the last weekend we were happy to get the scores from the international Jury consisting of

  • Ulf Scherling, Austria (Photo Director of the WBF)
  • Andrea Peria, Italy
  • Bertrand Orsal, France
  • Daniel Janesch, Austria

Participants were allowed to send us 6 photos in each of the categories.

The Photo Contest winners in the Swiss Bodypainting Art Festival 2013:


WB Academy Program in London

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The first WB Academy Program in London takes place on the weekend  7/8 March. The title of the Workshop is "Robots, Cyborgs & UV". An amazing location and very exciting workshop content is waiting for the participants. 


All Details at wb-academy.com


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  • 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.

    from only € 5

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    Workshops & Tickets

    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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