World Champion Bodypainters and Greensboro Natives, Livingbrush, Return to Austria to Compete for Team Show Award
Greensboro, N.C., January 31, 2019 —Madelyn Greco and Scott Fray are the only artists in history to have won all five categories offered at the annual World Bodypainting Festival in Austria between 2011-2014. As 2019 recipients of the Regional Artist Grant, they are both able to return this July to compete internationally in the Festival’s new Team Show category.
ArtsGreensboro announces fourteen recipients of the 2019 Regional Artist
Grant program which offers support for creative projects like that of Livingbrush.
Both Greco and Fray, have spawned a community of bodypainters not only in the Triad, but world-wide through their Livingbrush workshops. They were also featured in 2017’s TedxGreensboro on Body Art and made Greensboro home of Living Art America, the largest national bodypainting completion in North America. This past weekend, Scott Fray won ‘Best In Show’ with Greco assisting at Greensboro’s annual Big Hair Ball. Their creative contribution to the arts community does not go unnoticed.
The Regional Artist Grant program is designed to support exceptionally talented visual, performing, literary, and interdisciplinary artists at all stages of their careers. Funding allows the recipients to pursue projects that will further their professional artistic development. ArtsGreensboro coordinates the Regional Artists Grant program on behalf of a consortium of five counties: Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and matched locally by participating Arts Councils.
This year ArtsGreensboro received 37 applications with requests for more than $71,500 in funding- a significant increase from last year’s request of $45,000. The fourteen awards were made for projects that will take place throughout 2019.
“Offering support to the artists in our community is an important part of ArtsGreensboro’s mission, said Amy Grossmann, ArtsGreensboro’s Interim President and CEO. “These talented artists play an essential role in the creative tapestry of our community and we’re honored to facilitate the Regional Artist Grant program for five counties.”
The grant recipients and their projects include:
Patricia Wasserboehr, Guilford County: Sculpting with Robots in Italy
Nicholas Daniel Wiley, Guilford County: Dedicated Recording & Rehearsal Studio Renovation
Rick Dillwood, Guilford County: Crecer, To Grow Up
Princess Johnson, Guilford County: American Ballet Theater National Teacher Training
Janet Mailia Allard, Guilford County: New Musical Writing, Research, and Development- Opioid Crisis in America
Susan Kirby-Smith, Guilford County: Canyon Relics (a novel)
Madelyn J. Greco & Scott H. Fray, Rockingham County: Livingbrush’s World Bodypainting Festival Bid for Team Category World Championship
Jacqueline Haggerty, Guilford County: Trailblazer (Original EP by Jacqui Haggerty)
Steven M. Cozart, Guilford County: Pass/Fail: African American Male Roles/The Pencil Test
Kathry Gauldin, Rockingham County: Community Tapestry Weaving Project
Logan White, Alamance County: Metamorphosis: From Studio To The Stage
Alexandra Joye Warren, Guilford County: Source/Resistance
Daniel Ayers, Alamance County: Working Title – Daniel Ayers and the PBS Kid
Steven Haines, Guilford County: Marketing for Steve Haines and the 3rd Floor OrchestraFor more information about ArtsGreensboro’s Regional Artist Grant program and other grant programs, please contact Chip Berry at email@example.com , or visit artsgreensboro.org. The deadline for the next round of Regional Artist Grants will be November 2019.
About ArtsGreensboro: As it has been for more than 50 years, ArtsGreensboro is an arts council and catalyst for connecting the community and building recognition and support for the arts. Through its annual Arts Fund campaign, it supports more than 50 arts organizations, projects, artists and schools annually. ArtsGreensboro drives the health and vitality of our community by supporting arts education, celebrating the diversity of Greensboro, and driving economic impact through excellence in arts programming. artsgreensboro.org