INDUSTRY NEWS: WORLD BODYPAINTING FESTIVAL 2020 GOES ONLINE

For more than 20 years, the World Bodypainting Festival has been at the forefront of the global bodypainting art movement. Set in the picturesque region of Carintia, Austria the festival has attracted tens of thousands of competitors and attendees from every corner of the world over the years and this year was set to be the biggest event yet. However, given the global health pandemic the live event had to be cancelled but not one for taking a challenge sitting down, founder Alex Barendreg has taken this years event online with the World Bodypainting Festival – Covid Crisis Edition.

The online event will consist of an online competition featuring various categories and theme from July 6th – July 10th 2020.  Along with the online competition there will be selected programs with live activities in Klagenfurt, Austria from July 5th – July 11th 2020. The World Bodypainting Festival Week 2020 will still shine in the colorfulness and celebration online!

Sponsors for this years online program include Kryolan, Base Formula, Snazaroo, Asia Colors, On Makeup Magazine and The Powder Group.”I am so excited that Alex Barendregt and the WBF team have brought the passion and artistry of the festival online for this year” said Michael DeVellis, founder of The Powder Group “The event is one of  the most exciting events of our year at The Powder Group. We are so honored to have been a part of the event for so many years and to participate in the WBF online.

For the online competition starting on July 6th, there will be a total of five categories over five days.

  • July 6 – Amateur Award: Brush/Sponge Bodypainting, Theme: Psychedelic Circus
  • July 7 – World Award: Facepainting, Theme: Wonders of Nature
  • July 8 – 2020 Special Award: SFX Make-up, Theme: Evolution,
  • July 9 – Special Award: Creative Make-up, Theme: Candy
  • July 10 – World Award: Brush/Sponge Bodypainting, Theme: Psychedelic Circus

Participants are allowed to participate in more than one categories, and entry into each  competition category is €10. During the competition, winners of the World Awards Facepainting and Brush/Sponge Bodypainting categories, will still be awarded Champions of the World Bodypainting Festival 2020 Special Edition. All winners of all Awards will be announced on Saturday, July 11th 2020. On the last day of the festival week, an online program will provide a full review of the week, the awarding of the online competitions and presentation of a lot of various content from past events.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for next year’s event as The World Bodypainting Festival will be back stronger than ever on July 15 – 17, 2021.  For more information on The World Bodypainting Festival 2020 and competition guidelines you can download the program PDF here or visit: bodypainting-festival.com

INDUSTRY NEWS: INSIDE THE WORLD BODYPAINTING FESTIVAL WITH FOUNDER ALEX BARENDREGT

Our Editor/Creative Director, Michael DeVellis sat down recently with World Bodypainting Festival founder Alex Barendregt, to get the inside scoop on the upcoming festival celebrating it’s 20th anniversary.  It will be held from July 28-30, 2017 at its new location Klagenfurt at the Lake Wörthersee. For details about this year’s festivities see our feature here or visit bodypainting-festival.com

This year, The Powder Group is also proud to be feature among the prestigious educational programs with Michael DeVellis presenting his session Turn Your Passion into Business: Marketing and Branding in Bodypainting, to be held on July 27, from 11am – 5pm. He will take artists through how to move from art to commerce with their work, and making a successful career through strong business development. Michael will also participate on the judging panels for The Purple Brush Make Up Award on Friday 28 sponsored by Matilda Make-Up Academy, and the Make Up Battle on Saturday 29th, sponsored by NYX Professional Makeup.  Check out Alex interview below and for more information about the festival visit bodypainting-festival.com

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INDUSTRY NEWS: 2017 WORLD BODYPAINTING FESTIVAL

Since 1998 the most colorful event in the world has taken place in Carinthia, South of Austria, The World Bodypainting Festival. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the festival brings together top bodypainters from 50 nations all competing for the awarded title of World Championship of the best Bodypainters. Brought to you annually by festival founder, Alex Barendregt, this year’s events will be held at a new location, Klagenfurt at the Lake Wörthersee, from July 28-30, 2017. Among the festivities held during the weekend is an open-air art park –  Bodypaint City, a Bodypainting Makeup Fair and the party to end all parties,The Body Circus. 

Bodypainters from across a variety of styles of work from around the world will be featured, including Jinny (Canada), Emma Hack (Australia), Alex Hansen (Brazil), Craig Tracy (USA), Einat Dan (Israel), Filipo Ioco (Italy), Karen Yiu (Hong Kong), Yulia Vlasova (Russia) and dozens more over the week-long event.

Leading up to the festival weekend is the WB Academy which runs from July 24.-27. It offers a unique opportunity to be taught by the world’s best Bodypainters, Makeup Educators, Photographers and Makeup Artists. This year, The Powder Group is proud have this prestigious educational program include a very special session by our very own Editor/Creative Director of On Makeup Magazine and TPG founder, Michael DeVellis. His session, Turn Your Passion into Business: Marketing and Branding in Bodypainting, will be held on July 27, from 11am – 5pm and take artists through how to move from art to commerce with their work, making a successful career through strong business development. Michael will also participate on the judging panels for The Purple Brush Make Up Award on Friday 28, and the Make Up Battle on Saturday 29th.

Sponsors for the event include Gold Sponsor Kryolan, Silver Sponsors MAKE UP FOR EVER, MAC Pro and Snazaroo, Bronze Sponsor Diamond FX, Co-Sponsors/Partner NYX Professional Makeup, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine. A full list of sponsors can be found on the event website. All program details, travel information and ticket options can be found at bodypainting-festival.com

INDUSTRY NEWS: WORLD BODYPAINTING FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

wbf2017logo-1The World Bodypainting Festival (WBF) will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary in July 2017! The festival held from Friday 28th – Sunday 30th, has a very long tradition and founded the modern bodypainting art movement. Artists from over 50 different nations come together over a weekend to stun and entertain attendees of the festival with high quality art, combined with music and shows.

WBF has taken place in Carinthia, Austria since 1998, but for the 20th anniversary, the festival moves to the inner city of the state capital Klagenfurt, Austria. Klagenfurt is an international established event location that will allow the festival to flourish and develop for many years. The picturesque historical theater buildings, art house and city gallery, will all serve as a great backdrop for the festival, WB Academy program and the side events. The open air park “Bodypaint City”, will house the festival main events, turning into a unique and vivid art experience.  This will allow visitors to look over the shoulders of artists at work, while experiencing art, music and various shows. The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine are proud to be sponsors of this event. Get more details about the World Bodypainting Festival 2017 at www.bodypainting-festival.com

Artists: Yulia Vlasova, Daniele Piovane, Houyam Hajlaoui, Flavio Bosco, Leonardo Giacomo Borgese, Maria Cozman, Alex Hansen
Photos:
 Andrea Peria, Daniel Janesch, Klaus Neubauer, Gunther Weirum, Dirk Hartung, Karin Upahl, Dmitri Moisseev

 

INDUSTRY NEWS: 2016 WORLD BODYPAINTING FESTIVAL CHAMPIONS

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On July 1-3 the 19th edition of The World Bodypainting Festival was held in örtschach am Wörthersee/Austria. This is the world’s largest bodypainting event which is presented and organized by the WB Production.  This year’s festival featured impressive artworks, breathtaking illusions and installations and more than 240 teams from 46 countries competing for the World Championships. The winners were announced in the categories of Airbrush, Special Effects, Brush & Sponge. In addition to these main categories, two world titles were also given in UV Bodypainting and Installation Art. See all of 2016 World Champions and their models below. See all winners in each categories at www.bodypainting-festival.com

2016 World Champions:

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