The Directors of The Canadian Bodypainting Championships are pleased to announce that this year's bodypainting competition will take place in Victoria on September 4. Artists and models from across Canada are invited to participate for prize money, trophies and bragging rights.
Starting Wednesday, Sept 1, prior to the event, we are hosting 'Camp Paint Jam' for those artists and models that want to come early and join in some comrade and fun. Camp Paint Jam will take place on a 7 acre wooded property with a stream, waterfalls and many good features for photographs - there is also a photo studio on site! Situated in central Nanaimo this private residence will be the home base for the festival this year. Meet and greet and paint away.
On Thursday, Sept 2 the Festival Camp Paint Jam theme is Medieval Times with an old fashioned feast. Ending the day the medieval characters head out on a with a pub crawl in Nanaimo.
On Friday, Sept 3 Camp Paint Jam theme is open as we look for the best painter of the day with models and artists honing their skills in preparation for the main event the next day in Victoria.
The main event will happen in Victoria on Saturday, Sept 4. Those attending Camp Paint Jam can join a party bus leaving Nanaimo at 10AM and meeting up in Victoria at noon with the models and artists not attending Camp Paint Jam. Artists and models will paint at Canada West University in Victoria as part of the Victoria Fringe Festival and compete at the Victoria Event Centre. The theme is 'On the Fringe!'
Registration is $35 a team (model, artist, and stylist). An additional $30 will be collected from those wishing to take the 'party bus' to Victoria from Nanaimo and back. An evening meals and camping at Camp Paint Jam will be $30 per night. Hotels are also available a short distance away.
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Models Abby Trent & Jay Cloud
Bodypainting is all about embellishing the beauty and mystery of the human form in a provocative, competitive and we've got to admit, a titillating environment using paints, props, music, and above all imagination.
"Body Gras!™", the host of the Canadian Bodypainting Championships, was set in motion in the summer of 2002 when its founders convinced nearly 20 artists, and just as many models and stylists, to compete in a new body painting competition staged in Nanaimo, B.C. – a tough, yet artsy former coal town graced with one of the most amazing harbours on the entire West Coast of North America.
During the debut competition, nearly a thousand people over the span of three nights took in the spectacle! Three evenings filled with rousing, often boisterous entertainment, artistic fineness - and certainly the most provocative feature of this extravaganza - body painting teams competing for prize money and the chance to be in the well-covered spotlight.
We invite you to enjoy some of the unique creations we have had the privilege to showcase in our "Body Gras!™" shows since 2002.
"BODYGRAS!™" is the only Canadian Bodypainting Championships™ sanctioned by the WBPA.
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