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    The WORLD BODYPAINTING ASSOCIATION

    • 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

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See, touch and feel the home of bodypainting. World Bodypainting Festival 28 June - 5 July 2015 in Austria.
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WBF 2015: New record set for participating nations 2015

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Pörtschach and the region around Lake Wörthersee will soon be flooded with colours and amazing artworks during the festival week and especially on the main days from July 3rd - 5th. There we have in various categories hundreds of participants from 50 nations! Wow, what a record number. This year, for the first time, we have artists direct from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Guadaloupe or the Maldives. Click here  to see where what countries are competing

The deadline for registrations in the World Bodypainting Festival 2015 has now passed, with this number of artists, the 18th World Bodypainting Festival - A fusion of Bodies & Beats - is again the largest international bodypainting event in history. Bodypainting art will be presented at the highest level and from a huge varieties of different cultures, so go ahead and dive in into the world of bodypainting! Get your  Early Bird Ticket   until June 20

Jury 2015 is announced as well, read more

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Successful first edition of "Body Fine Art"

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At Body Fine Art  20 were competing for a grand prize of $5,000, one of the new events on the competitive body-painting circuit happening in Los Angeles. The event was supported by the WBA.

The winners were:

1. Cheryl Ann Lipstreu (USA)
2. David Gilmore (USA)
3. Johannes Stoetter (Italy)

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Beauty Forum Leipzig, Winners 2015

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Bright winners were on stage this weekend in Leipzig, Germany. The already 10th Bodypainting Trophy sponsored by Kryolan took place on April 25th in the very hip German town. We could welcome a strong and very international field of competitors. The jury consisted this time of Janny Cierpka, Peter Richter and Wolf Reicherter. Here are the results:

1 Place Johannes Stoetter (Italy)
2 Place Silke Kirchhoff (Germany)
3 Place Kathrin Hanschke (Germany)

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Korean United Nations (UNO) piece memorial organization

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One of the most honorable days WBA Chairman Alex Barendregt had recently. Imagine that, the Korean United Nations (UNO) piece memorial organization signed an agreement with the World Bodypainting Association WBA to cooperate with our art form to be used as a medium for peace in this world. A brand new stunning memorial and exhibition was build in Koreas second largest city Busan. Thanks for this historical opportunity that was given to us and our fellow organization crew of WBA Asia.

We are going to invite as many artists as possible to be part of this amazing project. We keep you updated in newsletters and social posts, more is coming up the next months.

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"Lively Bodies" to express Freedom

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Who would have ever thought that the art of the World Bodypainting Festival is going to be used to express the wish of freedom of a whole culture, particularly in a Muslim country like Turkey. 
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"Please read my story", Alex Barendregt
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    Body Art Fashion

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    - Hard cover, 160 pages in oversized format
    - Bodypainting in the fashion, trends and exclusive photo material

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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

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

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