Dirty Linen Night, Returning from Austria and New York, And Great News for Skin Wars

RSVP for Dirty Linen! New Orleans’ annual Dirty Linen Night is a wonderful annual celebration of artists, galleries, shops, and other businesses on Royal Street in The French Quarter. This year’s Dirty Linen Night is on Saturday, August 8th from 6PM-9PMish. Craig will be painting Live in the gallery!! We are again asking that you RSVP if you wish to attend. Getting on the list is easy! Call or email us with your name and you’re signed up. This helps to make the evening much more comfortable and manageable for everyone inside the gallery. We will also have some very special prices on some of Craig’s most recent and exceptional paintings! Hope to see you then!

On July 8th, Craig returned from The World Bodypainting Festival in Austria. This was Craig’s 12th consecutive visit to the festival and his 8th year serving on its jury. The festival remains a highlight for Craig and it is always a spectacular experience for everyone involved. 

From July 16th-21st, Craig visited New York City to take part in New York City’s Bodypainting Day. The event involved roughly seventy artists Bodypainting an estimated one hundred bodies of all shapes and sizes. “I’d compare it to a modern tribal sort of work. It’s all about FREEDOM and not judgement. It was a day filled with smiles and human expression, ” Craig said of the recent event.

Skin Wars is a BIG HIT both with viewers and critics! The show is now available online through Hulu and ON Demand through Comcast. The show is also now being syndicated in parts of Europe. At this point a third season looks to be overwhelmingly probable.

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Brand New Image, Skin Wars, and traveling to Austria and New York City

We are very excited to report that Craig has a brand new image to share with you this month! “3 to 1” presents three zebras lovingly coming together to create the image of just one. This image was painted live in Craig’s gallery as part of The Royal Street Stroll in May. For information on how to be one of the very first to bring “3 to 1” into your home, please call or email Phil at the gallery. 504-592-9886 or contact us.

On Wednesday, June 10th, Skin Wars Season 2 premiered. Craig was joined by a group of family, friends and collectors for a very enjoyable Premiere Party here in New Orleans. We want to thank everyone for watching, spreading the word and helping the show to continue to grow and succeed.

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On July 8th, Craig will be returning from The World Bodypainting Festival in Austria. We will have more details about this wonderful event and Craig’s creative adventures there in next months update. So stay tuned.

From July 16th- July 21st, Craig will be traveling to New York City for the second annual NYC Bodypainting Day. For those of you in the NYC area, the actual event is scheduled to happen in Manhattan on Saturday July 18th. Look for details online here

Skin Wars Season 2 is here!, Returning from Los Angeles and Traveling to Austria

The Wait Is Over!! Skin Wars Season 2 premieres Wednesday June 10th at 9/8c on GSN. Craig is very excited to be back as judge alongside his fantastic co-judges Rupaul and Robin Slonina. The beautiful and talented Rebecca Romijn makes her return as host of the show. Craig promises that Skin Wars season 2 will be even more exciting than season 1, with more interesting challenges, talented artists and surprises. Be sure to tune in OR set your DVR’s and Tivo’s to GSN Wednesday Nights at 9/8c. Here’s a link to help you find GSN in your area http://gsn.viewerlink.tv/

On May 18th, Craig returned from Los Angeles where he was a judge at the inaugural Body Fine Art Competition held May 16th at The Springs in Los Angeles, California. The event was the first of its kind for Los Angeles and a $5,000 first place prize was awarded. The event was a huge success and the producers hope to make it an annual competition.

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Craig will be traveling to Austria on June 28th-July 8th for The World Bodypainting Festival. Craig will be participating in his 12th consecutive championships, and once again he will be a member of the jury and a featured speaker. Craig absolutely loves the festival and looks forward to seeing all of his friends from across the globe at this years event.

On Thursday, May 21st, Craig painted a brand new image Live in his gallery as part of the 2015 Royal Street Stroll. This years event was a great success and we want to thank everyone who attended and brought home some of Craig’s work. You can expect to see this Brand New Image very soon. So, stay tuned to our facebook page and website!

SKIN WARS Premiere Date Set, Painting Live in New Orleans, LA EVENT and Men’s Health Magazine

We are very excited to report that Skin Wars Season 2 will premiere Wednesday June 10th! We have had many of Craig’s clients reaching out to us inquiring about when Season 2 would air, so we’re happy to share this news with everyone. Craig will once again be a judge on the hit television show alongside Rupaul and Robin Slonina. Rebecca Romijn returns as host , as well. Craig feels that Season 2 will absolutely entertain all Skin Wars fans and will take the show to an even higher quality level.

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Royal Street Stroll…For our local friends and those visiting the area…The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience is upon us! This years affair takes place May 20th-May 23rd, with the Royal Street Stroll happening on Thursday, May 21st from 5:30-8:30 pm. Craig will be painting Live! in the gallery this year on the 21st.. This is a rare opportunity to see Craig create one of his beautiful images right in front of your eyes! Please stay tuned to our facebook page to learn more as the date approaches.

Craig and his work is being featured in June’s edition of Men’s Health Magazine! The article will give readers an inside glimpse of Craig’s creative process and it will showcase his recent painting, “Paisley Blue”.  Men’s Health is a national monthly magazine, and Craig is very honored and excited to have his work featured. The June issue is set to hit newsstands in the middle of May, so please be on the lookout and pick up a copy.

Craig will be in Los Angeles this month judging the first ever Body Fine Art competition held May 16th. If you live in the LA area and would like to attend this dynamic fusion of Bodypainting, performance art and live music please purchase your tickets now as the event may sell out. This event promises to be historic and a delight for all attending. (http://www.bodyfineart.com/)

New Video, Flesh Art Show, New Project, and Craig’s Latest Work

A brand new video featuring Craig discussing his work and showcasing him creating the Image “FALL” is now up and ready for your viewing pleasure. It was produced professionally for a local New Orleans news feature and it really gives you the chance to see what’s involved in creating living art.

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Craig’s latest painting is the strikingly beautiful and imaginative “Paisley Blue”. This Brand New image embodies Craig’s diversity and creativity with a unique pose and style all its own. For information on how to bring “Paisley Blue” into your home, please call or email Phil at the gallery. 504-592-9886 or contact us

 

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We are excited to report that Craig has started working on a brand new Bodypainting project! The project will involve a very large and cohesive series of paintings that all have a common and distinct style. This series will most likely not be released for a year or so, but if you get a chance to stop by our New Orleans French Quarter gallery you may have the opportunity to view the work in progress.

On Friday, March 20th, Craig took part in the New Orleans’ Flesh Art Show. Billed as “A Cabaret Circus of Fine Art Body Painted Performers”, the evening was fun and exciting for all who attended. The Flesh Art Show first debuted here in New Orleans back in 2005 and Craig was of course there ten years ago painting even before our French Quarter gallery opened it’s doors.

Celebrating Nine Years, Returning from Los Angeles, and Craig’s latest work

On Wednesday, February 25th, The Craig Tracy Gallery celebrated our nine year anniversary!! We would like to thank our clients, fans, and future clients alike for helping make it an amazing nine years! We look forward to many more years of sharing Craig’s work and creative adventures with you.

On Saturday, March 7th, Craig returns home from Los Angeles, California where he has been working since January 18th. Craig has been there working on a Top Secret project, but rest assured that we will release full details very soon.

Craig’s latest painting, titled “Expecting”, celebrates life and love. This truly imaginative image is stunning in its creativity, detail and design oriented palette. For information on how to be one of the first to bring this Brand New image into your home, please call or email Phil at the gallery. 504-592-9886 or contact us.

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Returning from New York and Brand New Work

From January 13th-16th Craig traveled to New York City to spend time with fellow iconic Bodypainting artists Guido Daniele and Joanne Gair. Craig had an amazing time and perhaps found inspiration for future collaborative works.

We are very pleased to report that Craig has Two very unique and engaging paintings to share with you this month. One of the paintings, titled “Gothic” is being made available in two separate versions, “Gothic” and Gothic Crop” With dark elegance and mystery at its core, “Gothic” invites the viewer to travel to a place in the past and perhaps open the door to a world yet undiscovered.

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Also, this month, we would like to present Craig’s “Mindful”. Celebrating passion and diversity has always been a trademark of Craig’s work. “Mindful” wonderfully captures empowering spirituality and the alluring feminine essence. For information on how to bring these truly exquisite images into your home, please call or email Phil at the gallery. 504-592-9886 or info@craigtracy.com

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Happy New Year and Welcome to our New Website!!

It’s been a few months since our last update, and we’re very excited to get back on track. We thank everyone for staying connected through our Facebook page and newsletters. 2015 marks our 9th year in our New Orleans, French Quarter gallery!! 2014 was our best year ever and none of this would have been possible without Craig’s collectors, fans, friends and family. The new website has been a true labor of love and we think that you will be happy with the results. It’s still a work in progress and will be refined with each passing month. You will notice that we now have a collector’s gallery, events gallery and media gallery, as well as different subcategories showcasing Craig’s work. So, without further ado…please have a look around and enjoy!!
January 2015

Wedding, Skin Wars News, Living Art America, and New Work

Skin Wars Season One made history, is a ratings success and the show will in fact live on and have a second season!! We at The Craig Tracy Gallery would like to thank everyone who watched and helped to make the show a hit. Craig has been and continues to be so happy to be a part of such a fantastic experience and production. We will keep you informed about the next season in the coming months.

5th Annual Living Art America!! From October 2nd October 4th, Craig will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia to lead the jury at Living Art America ~ North American Bodypainting Championship. This is going to be a three day event that is not to be missed! LAA is a World Bodypainting Association sanctioned event and Craig is very honored and delighted to be involved once again. There will be many talented artists there including several Bodypainting world champions and Skin Wars contestants. Craig looks forward to meeting and spending time with his peers, friends, fans and collectors. Anyone in the Greater Atlanta area should not miss it!

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BRAND NEW WORK!! We are very pleased to report that we have two brand new images to share with you this month.

Skin Wars is a HIT! Dirty Linen, and a Brand New image

The results are in!! Skin Wars is a HUGE success and getting better each week! From Skin Wars premiere episode on August 6th, through its first four episodes, the ratings have been fantastic and are still climbing. This inside look at Bodypainting is both entertaining and enlightening. Craig’s participation as the “Bodypainting Guru” has certainly helped keep the “Real” in reality television. The month of September will feature the last three remaining episodes, including the finale. Tune in Wednesday night’s at 9/8c on GSN. Here’s a link to find GSN in your area. Thanks for watching!!

Oh What a Night! We want to thank everyone who attended and brought home some of Craig’s work for helping to make this year’s Dirty Linen event in The Craig Tracy Gallery our best ever! Craig created a brand new image Live! that we are featuring this month, titled “Flawless”.

This wonderful new image is complex and beautiful, blending the natural female form with the majestic elegance of stained glass. In keeping with our DLN tradition, this image will only be available in Ultra limited editions on canvas and photographic paper of FIVE pieces each. This image will most definitely sell out quickly, and it is recommended for those collector’s interested to not delay in this acquisition. For information on how to bring this truly remarkable image into your home, please contact Phil at the gallery. 504 592 9886 or info@craigtracy.com!

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SKIN WARS IS HERE!!, New York City Bodypainting Day, and Dirty Linen RSVP!

Set your DVR’s or Tune in Live! The broadcast premiere of “Skin Wars” is finally here! The fun begins Wednesday, August 6th at 9/8c pm. on GSN.

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In what is television’s first ever body painting competition show, Craig co stars on the hour long program as a judge alongside the legendary celebrity entertainer Rupaul. Actress Rebecca Romijn is the Skin Wars host and several other surprise icons and celebrities make appearances during the eight week season. On this first season of “Skin Wars”, ten talented body painters from across the United States will compete for fantastic prizes including a grand prize of $100,000. We hope this will be one of television’s break out hits of 2014. Here is a colorful list of links to teaser videos for the show. Free Screening Parties are also being planned.

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NYC Bodypainting Day!! From July 24th 28th, Craig travelled to New York City where he was the co organizer of the first ever New York City Bodypainting Day. The event was held on Saturday, July 26th in Midtown Manhattan. The all day event included 30 artists bodypainting 40 full nude models of both sexes live on the hustling and bustling streets of New York City. We are happy to report that the event was an incredible success! In the coming months we’ll add an event section to our website as to add and showcase some of Craig’s colorful and creative, out of the box exploits such as this. For now please have a look at our gallery Facebook Page for images of the unprecedented event.

RSVP for Dirty Linen! New Orleans’ annual Dirty Linen Night is a wonderful annual celebration of artists, galleries, shops, and other businesses on Royal Street in The French Quarter. This year’s Dirty Linen Night is on Saturday, August 9th from 6PM 9PMish. Craig will be painting Live in the gallery!! We are again asking that you RSVP if you wish to attend. Getting on the list is easy! Call or email us with your name and you’re signed up. This helps to make the evening much more comfortable and manageable for everyone inside the gallery. We will also have some very special prices on some of Craig’s most recent and exceptional paintings! Hope to see you then!

Skin Wars Premiere Date, Traveling to Austria and New York City, and New Work

We are very excited to announce that Skin Wars is scheduled to premiere Wednesday, August 6th at 9PM EST on GSN (Game Show Network)!! Craig will be judging alongside the one and only RuPaul and accomplished body painting artist Robin Slonina. The show will be hosted by super model/actress Rebecca Romijn (formerly Rebecca Romijn Stamos). Skin Wars is an eight episode, body painting elimination competition program. Craig’s expertise as a fine art body painter will be an integral part of what is sure to be a very exciting show.

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Brand New image! “Native Pop” is Craig’s most recent painting. Perhaps more pop than traditional Native American, this truly inventive image pushed Craig’s creativity and the result is a remarkable work of art. For information on how to be one of the very first to bring this brand new image into your home, please call or email Phil at the gallery. 504 592 9886 or info@craigtracy.com On July 8th, Craig will be returning from Austria, where he is currently attending for his 11th straight year. He is once again a member of the jury for this year’s event. Craig will be visiting and celebrating with great friends that travel to the festival from all around the world.

From July 24th 28th, Craig will be visiting New York City to co host in the first ever New York City Bodypainting Day. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 26th. “NYCBD” will feature 25 selected artists to paint 25 or more models in one of the cities most picturesque and ideal locations, Columbus Circle, then a march down Broadway into Times Square. If you are in the New York City area during July 26th, this is surely an event not to be missed. Hope you can attend!

Royal Street Stroll, Leaving for Austria, and New Work!

On Thursday, May 22nd, Craig both celebrated his 47th birthday and painted a Brand New image live in his gallery in New Orleans. as part of the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience’ annual Royal Street Stroll. We would like to thank everyone who attended and brought home some of Craig’s work for making this year’s event the best ever! We would like to congratulate the collectors who were able to witness the creation of the painting and be the very first to collect this image. It looks like August 9th will be your next and final opportunity to witness Craig paint Live in his gallery in 2014. Stay tuned to our newsletter and facebook page for more information regarding that.

On June 29th July 8th, Craig will be traveling to Austria for The World Body Painting Festival, where he will be once again be a member of the jury.. This will be Craig’s 11th consecutive year attending the festival. Craig has both won the festival and been a judge for the festival’s competition multiple times. He claims that this is not simply an excuse to escape to Europe during our repressive New Orleans summer, but that it is a “legitimate” business and career related excursion.

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“Restless” is Craig’s latest creation! This highly imaginative and compelling brand new painting, once again illustrates Craig’s love and reverence for one of nature’s most spectacular creations. For Craig’s collectors and fans alike, this new image is certain to be a revelation. Please contact Phil at the gallery to be among the very first to bring this dynamic new piece into your home.

Skin Wars, Flesh Art, and New Work

Finally!! We are now able to share with you the reason Craig was in Los Angeles for the entire month of February. We are very excited to announce that Craig will be a judge on GSN’s new original television series,

Returning from Los Angeles, Celebrating Mardi Gras, and Craig’s latest…

“Resurrection Lily” is Craig’s latest painting. This alluring image wonderfully illustrates Craig’s passion for nature and will make a fantastic addition to your collection. For information on how to bring “Resurrection Lily” into your home, please call or email Phil at the gallery at 504 592 9886 or info@craigtracy.com

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On Sunday, March 2nd, Craig returned home from Los Angeles, California where he spent the entire month of February. We previously mentioned that Craig was there working on a top secret project. Well, we are still unable to release full details, but we can promise more information very soon.

Happy Mardi Gras!! In late February and early March, New Orleans is the place to be! We celebrate Fat Tuesday on March 4th this year. We look forward to seeing all of our friends in town during this most festive occasion.

Returning from China, Traveling to Los Angeles, and New Work!!

This month we have one Brand New Image to share with you!! With “Blossom” Craig’s love of trees is ever apparent. This outstanding image will be a perfect addition to your collection. For information on bringing this amazing image or any of Craig’s work into your home, call or email Phil at the gallery at 504 592 9886 or info@craigtracy.com. Please feel free to visit our gallery section to view the full image of “Blossom” and all of Craig’s work.

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From January 17th 26th, Craig traveled to Beijing, China. He was commissioned by one of the world’s largest marketing agencies to create 4 separate pieces. This was a most exciting and challenging project for Craig, and was his second trip to China in the last few years.

During the entire month of February, Craig will be in Los Angeles, California working on a top secret project! We will certainly keep you posted. So Stay Tuned!

Happy New Year 2014

We would like to thank you for helping to make 2013 our best year ever! To our clients, friends, fans, and future clients, it’s because of you that this has all been made possible. This past year Craig created over thirty brand new fine art images and still found time to help contribute to a television show, write his quarterly column for Illusion Magazine, and paint some really exciting commissioned pieces. Craig has some very BIG projects in the works for the coming year, so 2014 promises to be even more productive and creative!

Craig will be visiting Art Basel Miami Dec. 5th 8th. This is the largest art event in the US and he is very excited to attend for the very first time. Just a few days later Craig will return to Miami, December 11th 13th. This will be for yet another private corporate commissioned bodypainting. This will be Craig’s third trip to South Florida in one month! Craig always welcomes the chance to visit the warmth and beauty of the Sunshine State.

feral2hpIn December, Craig painted live in New Orleans at The House of Blues Foundation Room, traveled to Miami for a corporate commissioned painting, and visited Art Basel for the first time. Please stay tuned to our monthly updates to see Craig’s latest creations and adventures.

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