To body paint is a method to literally draw out inner beauty and create an outer body experience. And I repeat–literally.
LET'S PAINT THE PICTURE...
Los Angeles' Premier Body Painting Art Exhibit for Artists by Artists
Saturday, August 25th at the Cooper Design Space Building
The fine Mona Lisa will never seize to flaunt her success on the walls of the Louvre. Michelangelo’s David continues to leave his weight on the world and body standards for years to come. Van Gogh’s bloody ear story has always been enough justification for his rough and emotional post-impressionist paintings. Andy Worhol banked on the world’s acceptance of commercialized pop art. And speaking of banks, Banksy turned street art into an urban phenomenon. It doesn’t take much to stop and remember why these artists will remain in our memories forever; yet, there is another form of fine art that washes away a tad too quickly. So quickly that it often goes unnoticed in terms of historical reference. Fret not. We are here to resolve this crisis.
Body paint is a raw form of artistic expression between an artist and a human canvas. Body paint is an art that breathes, feels, and engages with an audience. Sure. We could just photograph it. But why compete with Photoshop? Body painting is about more than just the finished product. It’s about sharing an emotional experience however deep or light-hearted. It is not an art form that can be framed or captured through a lens. It must be lived, remembered, and recorded in history as a visually astounding memory.
Chroma Coalition brings together the most respected artists in the body painting industry to showcase the finest executions of living art, but Chroma Coalition is a living and breathing entity as well. It starts with our collection of seasoned talent and it ends with you! When you arrive to Chroma Coalition you are not just a spectator. You are now a part of the journey. Each of you bring your own talents to the table. And for one day, everyone is a body painter and a canvas. Chroma means color. Coalition means unity. Together we enrich the beauty and awareness of what body painting truly represents. A reason to acknowledge the essence of your body. An opportunity to express yourself and embrace that of others. A method to literally draw out inner beauty and create an outer body experience. And I repeat – literally.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Whether you're a writer, a photographer, a sculptor, an illustrator, an actor, or poet - Each of you have a respected forum to share your talents. Body painters on the other hand have many challenges. Body painting is often disregarded as pornography or a talent for children's parties. Many people are clueless about the process and the astounding results our artists temporarily bring into the world. Sure it can be photographed but it is truly a performance to be witnessed.
Los Angeles, CA is the entertainment capital of the world. Our goal is to bring together supporters of body painting from Fashion, Photography, Theater, Models, Actors, the Beauty Industry, and Art Enthusiasts from all over our city to come together for one day and emerge themselves in the act of body painting. All in the presence of body painting's most celebrated artist. Each featured artist will be painting a live exhibition individually.
Most body painting events that exist today are primarily industry driven and typically not targeted towards a general public. Or they serve to make our artists compete for money. THIS IS EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE ARE DOING. Our goal is to celebrate our artists in the utmost refinement with class. But most importantly to execute the biggest public display of the finest body painting anyone has ever seen under one roof. Try and picture 800 painted bodies in one room. TRANSFORM YOURSELF & HELP US CREATE A MEMORY OF A LIFETIME.
WHAT YOUR DONATIONS DO FOR US!
A typical art exhibit is already known to cost some $$$. But a body painting exhibit is going to cost $$$$$$$$$$.
1. The greatest body painters are ALL OVER THE WORLD. In order to create the impact we are aiming for WE NEED TO FLY AND HOUSE OUR DREAM TEAM TO LOS ANGELES.
2. The paint...OH the paint. Paint is not cheap. WE ARE PAINTING THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE of Chroma Coalition in addition to featured works. And the audience themselves will be presented with stations where they can paint themselves and each other.
3. Location. Location. Location! Something this unique doesn't fit quite just anywhere. But in the heart of LA's Fashion District we found the perfect home for Chroma Coalition. WE NEED TO RENT THE COOPER DESIGN SPACE.
5. Documenting this entire unique experience is a challenge without enough crew. WE NEED TO HIRE A FILM CREW & PHOTOGRAPHERS to make sure all our efforts remain a part of history forever. Chroma Coalition is a one time event. It's our one shot to show our city what we've got. Please help us make sure our statement doesn't wash away with the paint minutes after we've come this far.
EMPTY WALLETS, RIPPED POCKETS & MISSING PURSES
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Jun 26, 2012 - Aug 25, 2012
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YOUR NAME PLACEMENT ON OUR SPECIAL THANK YOU WEB PAGE FOR THE UNIVERSE TO SEE: Can you really put a price tag on altruistic karma? Sure you can! For $1 we will rain dance until the rainbows come out. Every dollar counts and we truly appreciate it :)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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BREATHTAKING DIGITAL WALLPAPER: Some of Los Angeles' greatest photographers will be present at Chroma Coalition. We cannot wait to share our digital wallpaper with you so that your boss can have a legitimate excuse to snoop at your computer screen while you're out to lunch. INCLUDES: $1 PLEDGEEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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14PT GLOSSY UV COATED 8.5 X 5.5" PROJECT POSTCARD: Words cannot express how much this project means to me and everyone who has given me their time and support without question or doubt. But I'm going to do my best to try and keep my crusty tear drops off your postcard before we sign them with gratitude. INCLUDES: $1 & $5 PLEDGESEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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EXCLUSIVE VIP "VERY IMPORTANT PLEDGER" KICKSTARTER ADMISSION: Selling out our VIP Kickstarter tickets allows us to book & secure our location. We want to make sure you feel the love. When you arrive, you will be granted immediate access to the venue and welcomed to the precious area we setup just for you. Not only will you enjoy special amenities, but you'll be surrounded by your fellow Pledgers - what an awesome opportunity to mingle in philanthropical bliss. INCLUDES: $1, $5, & $15 PLEDGESEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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VIP "VERY IMPORTANT PLEDGER" KICKSTARTER CONCIERGE PACKAGE: 2 VIP TICKETS + 2 PROJECT T-SHIRTS + VALET PARKING + COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGE + SPECIAL PHOTO OP WITH OUR FEATURED ARTIST........Why? Cause you're so damn classy. Let us take care of you. INCLUDES: $1, $5, & $15 PLEDGESEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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TREMENDOUS RECOGNITION: You don't have to be at Chroma Coalition to make an impact. We will do it for you right on our Coalition Wall. At 9 ft tall and 20 ft wide, Chroma Coalition has secured a team of volunteers to participate in the largest living and breathing mural Downtown LA has ever seen & MADE ON THE SPOT! Help us build this wall and we will place a poster size advertisement of your business with your logo with a representing QR code. This is a tremendous opportunity to expose the generosity of your support and allow others to use social media to thank you back. We know, we know... it's genius. Not to mention the mural is dedicated to our chosen non profit foundation. INCLUDES: $1, $5, & $15, $75 PLEDGESEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION = CHEERS TO YOU! A ridiculous amount of paint and sweat is going into Chroma Coalition. Unfortunately body painting doesn't last forever, but our photographs and video can. We desperately need these pledges to support our photographers and camera crew. Full coverage of our exhibit will be promoted & aired online. Our beautiful and well known host will announce your pledge and custom shout out live. We want to keep it classy though so only one announcement will be made every 30 minutes per pledger. Help us make history and we'll thank you for it - LITERALLY & PUBLICLY. INCLUDES: $1, $5, & $15 PLEDGESEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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2 HR. FULL BODY PAINT SESSION & 20 MIN. PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SESSION: You must be a model! Or even better, you're coming to Chroma Coalition to completely experience the essence of physically liberating yourself in art. How cool is that? Too cool for school. Art school that is...we applaud your adventurous spirit and ability to recognize the value of this unique opportunity. INCLUDES: $1, $5, $15, & $75 PLEDGESEstimated delivery: Aug 2012