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  • May1st
    On April 1st we sent 6 Pro Airbrush Artists to the Ritz Carleton in Half Moon Bay for a Corporate Masquerade Ball for a big Tech Company. 

    Airbrush Artists & setup for corporate event by Catalyst Arts

    We made some custom Display Boards to give an idea of options, and this included masks, cheek/eye designs, as well as some jewelry & tattoos.
    Our station was popular all night long as we added exciting accents to faces and bodies. 

    Airbrush Makeup Artists at corporate event- by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco

    It proved once again that Face & Body Paint is popular with all kinds of people, events, and ages of people… especially airbrush! 

    Airbrush Makeup Artists at corporate event- by Catalyst Arts Entertainment in San Francisco
    On April 29th we had 2 very special events!

    We sent a new customized Champagne Skirt Hostess and costumed manager to the Art in Bloom Fundraising Gala for The Monterey Museum of Modern Art. 
    It was an elegant affair at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club and the guests were delighted to see the floral beauty and her offering of bubbly. 

    Art in Bloom Gala Entertainers + champagne skirt by Catalyst Arts California

    Light Floral Champagne Skirt Hostess by Catalyst Arts Eventertainment in California-

    And we also sent an event photographer plus our 25 ft Vintage deluxe Airstream Photo Studio… the Catalyst Airship to Danville for the Athenian Schools ‘Dancing through the Ages’ themed fundraiser event. 

    inside Airstream photo studio by Catalyst Arts- Catalyst Airship airstream photo booth

    For 4 hours party guests stepped into the airstream to get props and have their photos taken by our pro photographer and with the help of a friendly costumed hostess/attendant. 

    Fun times in Airstream Photo Booth + photo studios & photo experiences by Catalyst Arts California

  • October30th

    First Off.. the Big News…

    Our Brand New Catalyst Airship Mobile Fantasy Makeup & Photo Studio will be rolling into the San Francisco Mission district this Sunday November 2nd and parking at 21st & Bryant street in front of Asiento Bar & 1 block from the start of the parade.

    4 Professional ‘Become the Art’ Face Painters/Airbrush Artists will paint Sugar Skulls on folks who want to get into the spirit of the celebration and join in the parade.
    >> Airship captain & Human Décor Artist Audette Sophia will be joined by MUA Gavi Pena, Airbrush Artist Icarus Zaure, and Face Painter Cynnamon Simonson.

    Sugar Skull Paint in San Francisco 2014

    Also Announcing our first of many videos on the Become the Art Youtube Channel– a Sugar Skull Face Paint Time Lapse.

    We also highly suggest you go and see the animated movie BOOK OF LIFE- which is a funny love story and positive message filled story that also educates you about Day of the Dead.

    And here are some beautiful inspiring images of Art & Costumes from Day of the Dead.

    paper plastic day of the dead costume

    Paper & Plastic Day of the Dead Costume in Mexico… very creative!


    Day of the dead lovely Art

  • July10th

    World Body Paint Festival 2013I was absolutely thrilled to attend the 16th annual World Body Painting Festival this July 3-7th in Portschach, Austria. The festival takes place around a huge clean alpine lake with charming hotels and lot’s of greenery.

    During the WBF Academy portion of the week I took a fabulous intensive course with Bella Volen called ‘The Art of Body Painting’. She did an extensive slideshow of the history of body paint around the world and the agents of it’s resurgence in the 1950’s-80’s, as well as the current state of the field. After a live demonstration of her paint techniques, we were invited to choose a challenging image from a large selection and try to mimic it on skin.

    WBF Body Paint Workshop

    There was a fun party called the Body Circus on July 3rd at a nearby castle estate. There was fabulous shopping to be done as all the major European body art brands represented their products and some American companies as well. I added some great new products to my already huge toolkit.

    Human Décor Artists from 40 countries come to compete for the World Championship title in 3 Categories– Brush & Sponge, Airbrush, and Special Effects.

    We were able to watch the artists as they worked on their masterpieces in cute little tents all along the lake- and then see the results showcased on the main stage at night.

    I was able to get a lot of wonderful images. I have posted a gallery of over 150 images on the Become the Art Facebook Page.
    To see these pics- go to:

    Airbrush Body Paint model at World Body Paint Festival. Photo by Audette Sophia

  • September6th

    A video of Audette Sophia-Human Decor Artist doing a fusion body paint.

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