A message from Monika!  

 Congratulations to the 2018 Body Painting Winners! 
First Place: Vera Chen, Vancouver, BC 
Currently a Student at Blanche Macdonald
The idea of creation comes from the plastic and paper cutlery of the food court. People use forks, spoons, cups, etc. every day, causing a lot of garbage to pollute the environment. Therefore, the use of these materials together to extend the variability of the material into a beautiful art creation. Plastic spoons and forks are used to create beautiful roses and twined vines. The paper cups are cut into flowers. Combining recylced plastic and paper cutlery with artistic paint is a new idea. 

Second Place: Jenny Walton-Calgary, Alberta 
Bees as an animal totem have very significant meanings and implications in the realm of spirituality. They are progressive, industrious, and hard-working, hence the term "busy bee". Since they play a key role in almost all the natural world around us, my design is inspired by bees and the importance of their survival. Bees fit a very specific role in nature pollinating other plants. This is necessary to the on-going life cycle of many crops. Honey bees - wild and domestic - perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide. A single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day. Grains are primarily pollinated by the wind, but fruits, nuts and vegetables are pollinated by bees. Seventy out of the top 100 human food crops - which supply about 90 percent of the world's nutrition - are pollinated by bees.
Third Place: Don Hilaby, Vancouver, BC 
This is Breann, she is a visitor from another galaxy here to witness the beauty of our eco systems and the nature that thrives within it. She brings with her a message that we have the most beautiful planet in the entire solar system and we need to show our planet its eco systems and nature the love and respect it deserves. We are reminded to all do what we can in order to preserve our eco-systems. In doing our part, we will see that our love and respect will be reflected back to us,  giving us the most beautiful planet to continue to enjoy for lifetime to come.  There are many hearts hidden within the art work symbolizing the love and respect that nature and our eco-systems show back to us.

Congratulations to all the competitors this year! Everyone did an amazing job! 

2018 Event Highlights

We had so much talent under one roof on Friday, it was incredible! Be sure to visit our Facebook Page for more information and watch for the official photos from Patrick Parenteau to come out soon! 

Coastal Storm Gallery with Diego Pacheco's model and entry to the 2018 AWE Body Painting Competition.

Monika Colmorgen always gets right into the theme each year and makes her own costume! This year, she upcycled umbrellas and made her own skirt while sporting a hat that she made too! Amazing! 

David C Jones is our Emcee and is so fabulous with the crowd! 

The event auction was amazing this year!
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Didn't get a chance to come to the show? Be sure to connect with all of our partners, vendors and performers online! 

Official Sponsors: 

Food Vendors: 
Zeina's Chocolate Boutique 
Mike's Perfect Perogys 
Hot Arusha Healthy & Spicy
Whisk Premium Matcha 
Pure Green Olive 
EXCLUSIVE BEER Cariboo Brewing 

Body Painting Competitors: 
Devon BurbankDevon Burbank Makeup Artistry Vancouver, BC
Angie Balbon, Vancouver, BC
Francoise Veron-stamp Boise Art Works, Vancouver, BC
Joanie Gilbert, Vancouver, BC 
Don Hillaby, Vancouver, BC 
Courtney Pawluck, Vancouver, BC 
Samantha Whyte, Vancouver, BC 
Diego Pacheco, Vancouver, BC 
Jenny Jenn, Calgary, AB 
Madison Lee, Vancouver, BC 
Vera Chen, Vancouver, BC 

2018 Official Judges:
Artist Jennifer Little, Vancouver, BC 
Justin Voitic, Vancouver, BC 

Stage & Performers: 
M3 Artistry Melissa M Meretsky 
Radiant Life Hoops Laura Hutt

Fashion Show sponsored by Designer Search International Ltd. 

Jessica ReddittJessica Redditt Designs A Sustainability Chic Clothing LIne Made from Natural Textiles, Hand Dyed with Botanical Pigments in Vancouver, BC 

Guest Speaker: 
Patricia Plackett, David Suzuki Foundation 

"Perils of Apparel: the environmental impacts of what you wear" 

Patricia Plackett has had a career that includes positions in Denmark and New Zealand as well as Vancouver based on her PhDs in economics and anthropology. Today she volunteers with the Suzuki Elders and the UNESCO Biosphere Region Initiative for Howe Sound. 

Artists, Designers & Vendors: 
List is updated bi-weekly until the event. 

Monika Blichar-Paintings, Prints, Jewellery, and Fashion Vancouver, BC
Art by Edy-Paintings, Vancouver, BC
Monika's Art Boutique-Studio & Gallery-Art Classes & Painting Parties, North Vancouver, BC
Painting Dreams International Art Tours, North Vancouver, BC
Ryan Broderick Paintings.-Paintings, Vancouver, BC
Carolyn Bruce Designs - Statement Jewelry-Jewellery, Vancouver, BC
West Coast Hatters-Vancouver, BC 
Tarnia's Art-Paintings, Vancouver, BC
Street Cat Designs Artisan Jewelry-Pam Jackson-Jewellery, Vancouver, BC
Soulshine Yoga and Jewelry-Jennifer Wosk, Vancouver, BC
LumberJax Custom Wooden Jewelry, Vancouver, BC
P & G Designs-Jewellery, Vancouver, BC
Danielle Rondeau-Author, Vancouver, BC
Yun A Cho-Artist, Vancouver, BC 
Judy Anne Galdones-Artist, Vancouver, BC
Jewellery by Pardeep - Fifth Avenue Collection-Vancouver, BC 
Copper Paw Designs-Vancouver, BC 
Meshell lee designs-Vancouver, BC 
Hogan's SweetArt-Vancouver, BC 
Love U Designs-Vancouver, BC 
Aryn Effert-Edmonton, AB 
John Pfaff-Vancouver, BC 
Alicja Draganska-Vancouver, BC 
Kam Bieska-Vancouver, BC 
Celina Miller MoonLight Studios-Vancouver, BC 
Elizabeth Cross-Vancouver, BC 
Patricia Sparks-Vancouver, BC 
Mila Chanel-Vancouver, BC 
Rockhounds Art Studio-Vancouver, BC 

Creative Services Vendors:
REO Rafting-Boston Bar, BC 
Inner Harmonious Peace Christine Johel-Intuitive Readings, Vancouver, BC
Henna by Arneet, Vancouver, BC
Tia Dobbs, Arbonne Independent Consultant Vancouver, BC
Painting Dreams International Art Tours 
SweetLegs Vancouver with Julia-Vancouver, BC 
Amanda Cherewick, Mandy's Beauty Bar-Vancouver, BC 
Coach Diane Travis-Vancouver, BC 
Cristina De Vellis, Spoil Yourself-Vancouver, BC 
Georgia Belle, Vancouver, BC 
Murray the Dragon, Vancouver, BC 
Lasting Colour by Andrea, SeneGence and LipSense Independent Distributor, Vancouver, BC 
Caitey Gilchrist Creative, Vancouver, BC 
Rhonda Alvarez Rustic Rose All Naturals, Vancouver, BC 
Freda Lombard Zealous Art & Painting parties, Langley, BC 

Galleries and Arts Collectives:
Studio Seventy Three-Surrey, BC 
Monika's Art Boutique-Studio & Gallery-North Vancouver, BC 
Coastal Storm Gallery-Vancouver Island BC 
Boreal Artist Institute-Fort McMurray, AB Sonia Burke-smith Beloved Sherry Heyliger 

Green Companies: 
Kimberlea Masters-Juice Plus & Garden Tower 

Register as a vendor: https:// theartworldexpo.com/ exhibitor-information/*Limited spots remain! Registration is open for upcoming events! See below for details on how you can get involved in our national network of creativity! 


Upcoming event opportunities for vendors: 

September 9, 2018-Shipyards, North Vancouver 
December 15, 2018-Art World Expo Christmas Fair , Vancouver
March 15, 2019-Art World Expo, Edmonton 
May 10, 2019-Art World Expo,Vancouver 

Register HERE.

Steampunk & Statement Jewellery Show 

Our next show is happening May 15-June 16! Stop in Tuesday-Saturdays 12-4pm or make an appointment! Grand opening 6-8pm Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  

Painting Party-Nahatlatch River! 
May 22, 2018 

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Kids and Teens Annual Art Camps-Registration is Open! 

Register for our 6th annual art camps for kids and teens! We are exploring International Cultures Around the World and would love to see your child here this summer! 

Deadline to confirm your spot on this year's tours to Poland or Bali is May 31! 

2018/2019 Retreats: 

July 20-22: REO RAFTING 
August 6-20: Wroclaw, Poland 
January 3-17, 2019: Bali, Indonesia 

Don't miss your chance to travel and see the world with other like minded creative travellers! Sign up for the retreats today!   

Monika's Art Boutique-Studio & Gallery
3063 Lonsdale Avenue 
North Vancouver, BC 
604 999 6177 

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