Living Art America

Starting in 2010 as a unique fundraiser, Bodies as Works of Art has grown significantly and developed into one of the world’s most recognized bodypainting events and competitions. Living Art America has earning the distinction as the only officially sanctioned competition in the Western Hemisphere and recognized as the North American Championship.

Created to promote and encourage fine art body painting in North America and beyond, Living Art America continues to partner with and provide long-term support of The Chelko Foundation’s slogan, “Changing the world through art”. The Chelko Foundation sponsors the annual awards for the Championship competition and Living Art America has pledged a portion of the profits from its events to the Foundation’s Scholarship and Grant programs.

Past years recipients of artist grants are listed on the Living Art America Hall of Fame page.


Living Art America 2014

Living Art America, The Chelko Foundations annual fundraiser, awarded $11,500 in Artist Grants at this year’s event.

2014 Living Art America/Bodies As A Work Of Art

Event Chairs Randi Layne, Ken Goldwasser, Sara Mixon, Adam Malm, Carol Martin and Art Harris would like to thank the 2014 Host Committee for Living Art America/ Bodies as Works of Art, and we invite everyone to join us for the 5th annual event!

Fine Art Bodypainting Award

The Chelko Foundation sponsors the International Fine Art Bodypainting Award. Paul Chelko wanted a global presence for the Foundation he created and his vision is coming to life..

2013 Living Art America

Artists from 10 Countries and 14 States came together to raise funds for The Chelko Foundation at its annual fundraiser, Living Art America/ Bodies as a Work of Art

2013 Patron Party for LAA/ BAAWA

ootsies of Atlanta was the backdrop for this year’s Patron Party to kick off the Living Art America / Bodies as A Work of Art show to benefit the Chelko Foundation. Co-Chairs Clea Calloway, Marian Goldberg and Sara Mixon, along with Honorary Chair, Carey Carter joined Randi Layne and Ken Goldwasser to welcome an enthusiastic group of supporters.

Third Annual Bodies As a Work Of Art Event

The Chelko Foundation is pleased to announce that the third annual Bodies As A work Of art event was a smashing success! This year, the Bodies event was held at The Pilot’s Country Club and it benefitted not only The Chelko Foundation, but also SCAD.

2012 Patron Party

August 13th 2012 and it was that time again…time for the Annual Bodies event Patron Party.

Bodies as a work of art…

The Chelko Foundation would like to thank all who participated in and most of all, attended the Bodies as a work of art live art exhibition which benefitted the Chelko Foundation.

Second Annual Bodies as a Work of Art

2010 Represented the Inaugural “Bodies as a Work of Art” Event: The success of the inaugural “Bodies as a Work of Art” lead The Chelko Foundation to brand it as their signature fundraising event. Last year’s 400 attendees were treated to a groundbreaking evening of Live Body Art hosted by Mitchell Anderson.