The fifth annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival (SEAF) will be
held March 16-18, 2007 at the Fenix Performance Arts Theater.
SEAF 2007 will display a comprehensive collection of international
contemporary fine art that celebrates the diversity of human
sexual expression and the incredible creativity with which artists
approach the subject of erotica.
media will be represented: painting, photography, sculpture,
assemblage, prints, installations, performance art and video.
Shaiman, Director of the Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Patricia
Ridenour, instructor at the Photographic Center Northwest and
Jim McDonald, independent art curator and owner of Jim McDonald
Fine Arts Services graciously served as the SEAF2007 jury. They
selected work based on quality of execution, originality of
subject and depth of emotion from almost 1,000 pieces submitted
by hundreds of artists worldwide.
Invited artists include HYPNOX, Randy Wood, Rebecca Raven, Demi
Raven, Ellen Forney, Chris Crites, John Santerineross, with
special guests, photographer Steve Diet Goedde and performance
artist Coralee Lynn Rose. SEAF is delighted to once again feature
guest curator Pet Silvia of the New York gallery Art at Large,
who brings erotic art notables Annie Sprinkle, Michael Rosen,
Carolyn Weltman, Brian Viveros, Charles Gatewood, Barry Steely,
Rik Garrett, Michele Serchuk, Georgie Tier, HR GIGER and Seattle’s
own Erin Frost.
Doors open on Friday, March 16 at noon. The Art Noir Costume
Gala starts at 8 pm; prizes will be awarded to the sultriest
to grace the great hall. On Saturday night, the Festival features
a spectacular Performance Art Party and the hottest live art
auction in town. During the day, patrons can attend lectures,
workshops and art tours. Three Dollar Bill Cinema has programmed
short erotic films that will be shown throughout the weekend.
In four short years, SEAF has become a leader in the international
trend to popularize erotic art and make it accessible to general
audiences and valuable to collectors. SEAF artists enjoy significant
sales in the Exhibition, Auction and particularly through the
widely popular Festival Store, which features small work, prints,
oddities, collectibles and related merchandise. To date, over
10,000 people have been a part of this pre-eminent event.
ticket and schedule information visit the Seattle Erotic Art
SEAF was founded in 2002 by Seattle's Sex Positive Community
Center to promote freedom of sexuality, speech and creativity
through the erotic expression of fine art.
Please visit their website for photographs and
artwork from previous festivals.