The Canadian Body Art Competition:
A collaboration between The Art of April-Anna and the Open Mind Eco Festival.
The competition will happen on August 13th & 14th during the festival. The festival happens in the Whispering Pines Campsite, just outside of Curran, Ontario from August 9th to the 16th.
Last year was the 1st festival, with over 800 ticket holders, this year will be even bigger! The competition is inside of the Vision Art Gallery, which will house the works of 19 artists plus a "virtual gallery" in the form of a slide show happening in the Projection Room.
Artists wishing to participate in the body art competition are welcome to participate for free and will also be able to attend the festival for free, as well as it is free for artists to take the festival bus from Montreal or Ottawa to the campsite. There are also prizes!
Documentary in the Works
James Anthony McElligott is a documentary maker based in Montreal, QC, who has spent the last several years filming both the world's top and unknown body painters. "The Fine Art of Body Painting: Behind the Paint" will be ready for release either in 2012 or 2013. Artists who have been included in this film are Bella Volen, Natasha Kudashkina, Margie Nugent, Einat Dan, Craig Tracey, Remix, Rachel Debor, Nix Herrera, Joy Carter & many more!
James will be filming the Canadian Body Art Competition at OpenMind.