Living Art America, The Chelko Foundations annual fundraiser, awarded $11,500 in Artist Grants at this year’s event.
Artists from across the country and around the globe journeyed to Atlanta once again to compete in the North American Bodypainting Championship.
This year the event expanded from a single day to a three-day event including a new ground-breaking Ultra Violet show in 3D and the Body Art Ball, a French themed bodypainted cabaret.
Choosing from over 120 applications, a total of 44 artists from 14 countries and 16 states participated. Our new venue,
The Georgia Freight Depot, drew record crowds and created raving new fans of this emerging art form.
The Living Art Gallery was flooded with patrons enjoying selected works by Paul Chelko in addition to fine art bodypainting prints by world-renowned artists.
Social media was buzzing with images and shares from the event further expanding the message of empowerment.
Artist Grants were made to the following recipients:
Professional Artist Category
Hyun Yong Jin $5000.00
Cheryl Ann Lipstreu $2000.00
Johannes Stoetter $1000.00
Amy Young $500.00
Giusy Campolongo $250.00
Emerging Artist Category
Breanna Cooke $1000.00
Rio Sirah $500.00
Ren Allen $250.00
Angela Rene Roberts $500.00