I was an attendee at the 1st annual
Bodies as a Work of Art
in 2010 and like most guests, I was blown away. Immediately following the inaugural event I approached the
to a)congratulate her on the evening's success and to b)tell her that I wanted to be involved in the 2nd annual Bodies. Randi said yes and asked if I wanted to "judge." I said "NO way! I want be one of the artists!"
Here we are one year later and I have absolutely no regrets. In fact, judges
Harriet Leibowitz, Tom Sullivan, Mitchell Anderson, Rich Eldredge
had the toughest job of all.
About six hours into my painting, I walked through the backstage area to grab something and had my first glance of the other creations. I was blown away and mesmerized all at the same time with the creativity, talent and quality around me. I thought to myself, "thank goodness I'm not judging, damn!"
Richard L. Dawson
allowed me to choose through his images to provide this photo gallery for you.
[caption id="attachment_9770" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="My model and canvas, Logan Robinson. "]
is a charity fundraiser (and labor of love) created by
. Along with Chelko Board Member & Gallery Curator,
they have sweat, cried and stressed, literally, to produce a spectacular event. This year, Chelko teamed up with another incredible non-profit,
The event was beyond amazing. From the artworks to
performance to the energy of the guests, no other Atlanta benefit comes close to Bodies as a Work of Art.
Stay tuned for next year!