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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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    • 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 2016 the World Awards in Austria

See, touch and feel the home of bodypainting. World Bodypainting Festival 27 June - 3 July 2016 in Austria.
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Project in Venice, Call for Facepainter

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Elena Tagliapietra organize an artistic performance in St. Mark's Square of collective land art collective called 'Being Venice - Essere Venezia' : an human charming huge heart that will bright at sunset. We'll talk about justice and all participants (who will be up to 1000), will have a heart drawn with artistic facepainting. This is a call for FACEPAINTER volunteers, the commitment is only for the afternoon and for those who want to continue the evening, we have a final reading in Rialto with free buffet. Diamond Fx is our technical sponsor and the World Bodypainting Association and Chelko Foundation are supporting the initiative.

Registration: http://www.veneziarivelata.it/iscrizioni-performance-20-settembre-2015/


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United Nations Piece Memorial Bodypainting Day

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The world’s one and only UN Peace Memorial Hall opened in Busan, South Korea in 2014. It is located next to the world’s only UN cemetery, the UN Memorial Park.

The UN International Peace Hall showcases the UN’s activities and history in their endeavor to promote peace in every corner of the globe.

The UN-PM and World Bodypainting Association Chairman Alex Barendregt with the WBA Asia delegation led by Mr. Park Chan were signing a MOU in May 2015 to create together a project to raise attention for the institution.
The concept of WB Production includes, of course, the oldest human artform to create a contemporary, multimedia exhibition.
“LET’s NOT IGNORE the problems in our world”

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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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USA, Atlanta: WB Academy & Living Art America 2015

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We are very happy to announce this year that "WB Academy" powered by CAMELEON  is able to offer an education program with some of the best artists in the world within the North American Bodypainting Competition "Living Art America".  WB Academy takes place October 1st and 2nd in Atlanta Downtown, at the Georgia Fright Depot. All programs are now online.

Special for WBA Members, please request!

Details and Bookings

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WB-Academy Instructor Alex Hansen

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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



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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