Returning to San Francisco!

This year we are joining forces with Burning Man! San Francisco Bodypainting Day is taking place inside of the Burning Man Decompression. After 4 hours of painting, we will march through the grounds and then artists and models are free to enjoy the party as well as continue painting.

$50 participation fee includes: entrance to Decompression, model, paint, all paint supplies (except brushes), snacks, drinks, official t-shirt, listing on HCA website.

$100 participation fee includes: entrance to Decompression, artist, snacks, drinks, official t-shirt.

$50 participation fee includes: entrance to Decompression with direct access to models. Includes snacks, drinks, official t-shirt and entrance to the after-party.

Application Process
Applications are currently open but space is limited
. Acceptance emails will include a link to:
pay the participation fee and sign the waiver. Once accepted, note that your spot is not confirmed until the fee is received. If you have a good story to share, please feel free to share it in your application.

1-2pm:               Artist/Model registration
2-6pm:              Live Bodypainting

6-6:30pm:        March through the Decompression
6:30pm-4am:  Artists and Models are welcome to enjoy the party!

Pier 70, 22nd & Illinois, San Francisco (map)

Below is some basic information about the event.
Feel free to email us if you have any questions.

We are looking for talented and dedicated artists with a voice. Various styles are great, the more diverse, the better.

We love body painters, but we also want to share this interactive art with artists of all genres.

For the Love of Expression
Bodypainting Day is about expression. It's great to paint a beautiful painting, but we encourage artists to share something of themselves in their art. This years theme is Humanity. As always, the theme is intentionally vague to allow for a wide variety of interpretations. Check out this year's color palette.

Are every day people, big and small, male and female, old and young (18+).

Artists and models are matched up on the day of the event. This encourages artists to feed off the moment for artistic inspiration. Artists need to bring their own brushes. Models need to bring a small towel to stand on/sit on. Models should wear comfortable shoes and long hair should be pulled back during the painting process.

A Few Rules
All models are full nude. No costumes, headdresses, props, etc. It’s just the body and the painting.

Sorry Folks...
2017 San Francisco Bodypainting Day is over.
But if you'd like to stay informed about 2018
or other Human Connection Arts events,
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