/R E P E A T -- Blank canvas. Naked bodies. Cutting-edge art./

- Schick Quattro for Women's Bodies of Art gallery showcases the best in style, uncovered -

TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Bodies of Art challenged emerging artists to demonstrate that style begins before you get dressed. This art competition, created by Schick® Quattro for Women® brand, showcases the beauty of the female form through mixed media. Today, the winning designs were revealed through an online gallery of photography and video on www.BodiesOfArt.ca. The gallery features images of the chosen designs and the creative process of the eight post-secondary art students who competed to have their design selected for the Bodies of Art gallery.

"Bodies of Art was born from our belief that style begins before you get dressed - and what better way to showcase this than by working with talented art and design students to create something that's truly unique," says Greg Crisp, Brand Manager, Schick Canada. "We were amazed by the artists' talent, the creativity of all the submissions and the amazing designs brought to life by the winning students."

The Bodies of Art Competition encouraged post-secondary art and design students in the Greater Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal Areas to submit their creative concepts for using mixed media, such as paint or fabric, to showcase the beauty of the female form. Submissions were accepted between March 26 and April 24, 2012. A panel of judges, including award-winning painter David Brown, selected the eight students based on the creativity, originality and quality of their designs, as well as their portfolio.

Each of the students chosen for Bodies of Art received studio time with a professional model and funding to create their design, and had their final art captured by award-winning photographer Kint Quon and a videographer. In addition, each student received an HTC Flyer™ with HTC Scribe™ digital pen.

About The Artists
The talented artists chosen for Bodies of Art are:

1)     Christel Scott - OCAD University
2)     Colin Davis - Sheridan College
3)     Long Gao - OCAD University
4)     Mandy Yu - York University
5)     Maricar Nacario - George Brown College
6)     Niloo Inalouei - OCAD University
7)     Shannon Skura - Seneca College
8)     Sophie Whitely - Seneca College

Visit www.BodiesOfArt.ca to learn more about each of the artists, including their experience, where their inspiration came from for Bodies of Art and what they have worked on in the past.

About David Brown - Bodies of Art Judge
David Brown is an award-winning contemporary Canadian encaustic painter currently living and working in Toronto. A graduate and former faculty member of the Ontario College of Art and Design, David has operated an award-winning product design studio and won several awards for his abstract compositions. His work has been published and shown at galleries and museums throughout North America and is held in collections throughout the world. (encausticcollage.com)

About Kint Quon - Bodies of Art Photographer
Kint Quon is an award-winning photographer based in Toronto. For the past 20 years he has specialized in portrait, fashion, beauty and commercial photography. Kint was the winner of the National Magazine Awards in 1997, the Advertising & Design Club of Canada Award in 1998 and The Naked in the House Photo Competition in 2003. (kintquon.com)

About Schick®
Schick, a division of Energizer Canada, is a leading manufacturer of high performance razors for men and women. Committed to the development of shaving technology and innovation, Schick has launched some of the most successful razors on the market including Xtreme3®, the first three-bladed disposable that flexes and pivots, Intuition, the first razor that lathers and shaves in one step, Quattro®, the first four-bladed system and disposable razor for men and women, and Schick Hydro® 5, a men's razor with a never-before-seen flip trimmer, hydrating features and revolutionary Skin Guards - innovative skin protectors. For more information visit www.schick.ca. FREE YOUR SKIN™

SOURCE: Schick Canada

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For more information or to obtain high resolution images and videos of the Bodies of Art designs, please contact:

Sheri Papps/Jillian Turgeon
Paradigm Public Relations
416-203-2223
spapps@paradigmpr.ca/jturgeon@paradigmpr.ca

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