Body Painting Competition

The Open Mind Eco Festival (August 9th-16th, 2011)
& The Art of April-Anna Present:
the Canadian Body Art Competition August 13th & 14th, 2011
Whispering Pines Campsite, Curran, Ontario, Canada

$400's in cash prizes for sponge & brush as well as for airbrush.

Prizes include donations from:


Massage Therapy for artist & model
by Allison Ryan Massage Montreal

Massage Therapy for artist & model
by Gaelle's Massage Therapy

Studio Backstage have agreed to provide sponsorship for the Canadian Body Art Competition! More news to come soon!

More prizes to be announced.

Entry into the competition is free.
Entrance into the festival is FREE, festival bus from Montreal or Ottawa roundtrip is FREE, & camping is FREE (bring your own camping gear), for registered artists & their model.

There will be a by donation preperation workshop for those face or body painters who have never competed and wish to have some help in preparing for the competition. This workshop will include some practice and includes a free form question/answer session where we can also talk about techniques. This workshop is by donation and is being taught by The Art of April-Anna. Date/time tba.

Sponge & Brush:
Beginner & Professional
Saturday, August 13th, 10am-5pm, parade at 6:30pm, stage time at 7pm-7:30pm

Beginner & Professional
Sunday, August 14th, 10am-5pm, parade at 6:30pm, stage time at 7pm-7:30pm

More information & French version coming soon. Rules & regulations can be found in the registration section of this website. Schedule details are in the schedule section of this website.

Black Light Painting JAM:
Friday, August 12th, there will be a "black light painting jam" in the art gallery, starting at 8pm until 10pm. All participants in the jam will have a chance to go on stage and introduce your work (to be confirmed).

There are NO PRIZES for the postal competition. We prefer that you come in person, but for those who are unable to come in person to the competitions but still wish to participate...  All entries will be shown on a projecter in the art gallery and winners of the postal competition will be announced when we announce the winners of the in person competition during the festival (on stage), but we will also post internet announcements of all of the winners as well.

Friendly Competition is Healthy Competition:
The festival is a place of warmth & openness, it is meant to be a safe space for people to explore themselves, and life. To blossom and flower. To grow, to heal, to change for the better. When you enter the competition, please don't approach it as a stressful experience, but rather, like the energy of a music jam, explore it as an opportunity to challenge yourself and be inspired by your beautiful surroundings. Have fun with it, because it isn't about winning, it's about the growth you will do while discovering yourself in the process of painting your heart's song.