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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 2014 the World Awards in Austria

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

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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: 

Artistic
Deb Haugen - Los Angeles
Trisha Singletary - Los Angeles

Commercial
Maleeza Korley - Los Angeles
Nadia Attura - London

Fashion
Cat Backer - Los Angeles
Cameron Carpenter - NYC

 

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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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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:

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WBA Bonus for Academy Program London

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We have also for the next workshop at the WB Academy Program in London a special goodie for WBA Members:

3D Illusions & Creepy Creatures with World Champion MATTEO ARFANOTTI powered by CAMELEON, June 7th and 8th

WBA members get a € 60 / ~ £ 50 discount. Use voucher code: creepy in the WB online shop

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Details london.wb-academy.com

 

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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.

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    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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    DVD's

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

    from only € 5

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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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