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artists fund:

We have heard the term “starving artist,” but truth be told we know they are all not that. What many of us may not realize, though, is that often times it is a matter of a few dollars, or lack thereof, that can hold back these creative geniuses-in-the-making from realizing their vision. Art supplies are expensive. An artist may not have enough in the bank for his entry fee into an art fair because he spent his last few bucks on the supplies he needs to create the erotic masterworks that we all get excited about.

Marcello at work

This was in the mind of one such artist, Marcello Lupetti, who experienced many such struggles in his career. To honor Marcello upon his passing, his partner, Terry Turner, donated several of Marcello’s sculptures to the Foundation to be sold, with the monies going into a fund to help artists in need. The seed has been sown — now it just needs to grow.

Part of the donations received at the Foundation’s fundraisers are now allocated to the Tom of Finland Foundation’s Marcello Lupetti Artists Fund. Gifts were received for the Fund in John Darcy Noble’s name (aka The Sultan) at his Memorial held at the Foundation and given by his partner, Robert Clement.

How do we keep this growing and help more artists? If you are an artist you might want to donate a piece of your work for sale with the proceeds going to help other artists. Members of the Foundation may want to add an additional $15 with their re-up marked for the Marcello Fund. Those just learning about this fund may want to send in a check right now! There are many ways to help.

The Fund can assist artists with materials, registration fees for classes and exhibitions, and can aid with the documentation of their artwork. If you are an artist, please contact me at the Foundation and I will gladly send you brief guidelines and an application.

— Dan Babcock, ToFF administrator


Clive Barker Photos
by:
JayPG
Boxing on the Boulevard
Clive Barker received the Cultural Icon Award for 2003 at the LA EAW Awards Dinner. Next Awards: October 9, 2004   Members of Boxing on the Boulevard at our Man-To-Man Combat Faultline fundraiser. Next event: July 31, 2004.


the foundation thanks...

...the following individuals and organizations for their generous contributions:

Dr. Bernhard Albert, Brett Barras, Ira Bates, Neil Bruce, Robert T. Crane, Robert M. Clement, Anthony C. Clemente, Steven Corry, Charlie Credaroli, Albert Crudo, Durk Dehner, Dic, Cesar Reyes Dominguez, Mark Durham, JD Dragan, E.M.A. Photography, Ed Evans, Gary Felgemaker, Sharon Furman, Heron, Michael John Horne, Will Hubscher, Gary Jeroy, Jay Jorgensen, George Knoke, Patrick Lee, Daniel P. Lutzeier, Legion, Tom McClay, Moniz, Ken Moore, David A. McDowell, Palanca, Jeff Palmer, Joe Pascals, Doug L. Peeler, Pony Pratt, James R Reeves, N. Retep, Miguel Angel Reyes, Rodriel, Robert Hugh Rosen, Curtis L Scribner, Nelson Santos, Frank Sheehan, Raymond Staley and Ted Stricklin.



The Dispatch is the Newsletter of 
The Tom of Finland Foundation

PUBLISHER:  Durk Dehner
EDITOR:  SHARP
MANAGING EDITOR:  Louis Jay
CONTENT EDITOR:  Larry Schubert
STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER:  Jay Lawton
GRAPHICS CONSULTANT:  David Specht
 

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