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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
March 25 - 27, 2011
West Hollywood / Los Angeles, CA

 

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents the:
16th Annual
West Hollywood — Los Angeles
EROTIC ART
FAIR WEEKEND

Over A Quarter Century Of Dedication
To Protecting, Preserving And Promoting Erotic Art

   
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), David, 1981, Graphite on paper, ToFF #81.23, © 2011 Tom of Finland Foundation
STEVE MACISAAC (Canadian, 1969), Unpacking: Book One, 2007-2008, Digital Illustration, © 2011 Steve MacIsaac

See some of the artwork from this year's artists!

ARTIST RESERVATIONS ARE CLOSED

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO LEND A HAND WITH THIS EVENT!

Art Fair on Saturday & Sunday
Location: West Hollywood Auditorium on San Vincente. (Great parking!)

Artists from Around the World: Sculpture, Photography, Paintings, Sketches, Digital Renderings and more. Male & Female works of art on display and for sale. American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards will be accepted.

Life Drawing and Photography each afternoon. Different models both days! Bring your art materials or just enjoy viewing the human form.

Artists Reception on Friday
Location: Foundation HQ — TOM House on Laveta Terrace in Echo Park

The WHLA EAFW kicks off with a public reception for artists, collectors and all who enjoy art. ToFF will have many new works from its Permanent Collection on exhibit throughout the House for this opening. It is also an opportunity to visit Tom’s attic studio along with the rest of the three floors of this early 20th century residence / museum.

Participate in the
LA Leather Week!

After the Fair is done for the day, join our friends at the Los Angeles Leather Coalition for the Mr. LA Leather Contest and other festivities* during LA Leather Week. Click on the LALC icon to learn more.

RIMJOB
Official Pre-Party

TOM’s Erotic Art — Bondage & Slave Auction

HOST: Dylan Foxx
MUSIC: DJ Rick
Tuesday, March 22

Exclusive Launch Party
&Tom of Finland Fashion Show

Steffano Rosso and Hot Rod present SOLD OUT CLOTHING's Launch Party and Tom of Finland Fashion Show hosted by Jazzmun with DJ Sean Niles and emcee Scotty B. Showtime Wednesday, 11:00 PM at Micky's.

MANCAVE
Official Art Fair Closing Party

Clothes Check | Underground | Live Acts | Darkrooms, DJ Myles, No Membership Required, Produced by Anthony Cortez. Location, Tickets and Info: 310.497.2869 Advanced tickets $15 — Day of the event $20. 7:00 PM - ?:00 AM


Enjoy West Hollywood!

Enjoy West Hollywood and all it has to offer — including host hotels, special discounts, bars and clubs, and tips on getting the most out of L.A.! The West Hollywood Marketing and Visitors Bureau is an Official Sponsor of the Erotic Art Fair Weekend. Click on the logo to discover West Hollywood!

Our Erotic Heritage

Erotic art has been an essential part of being gay for the past 30 plus years. One of the main elements of what makes the homo community so special and unique is that our sexuality has brought us together — and it is what makes us stand apart. Tom of Finland Foundation events foster the continuation of this value that is vital to the preservation of our tribe.

Bring your friends, neighbors and associates to the Erotic Art Fair. What we create is at the cultural core of our community of queers. Be inspired by the creativity. Be a mentor and share our glory.

— Durk Dehner, President & Cofounder, ToFF


Schedule of Events and Venues

Tuesday
March 22, 2011

MJ’s
(Map)

2810 Hyperion Avenue
Silver Lake, California
323.660.1503

 

PRE-PARTY

TOM’s Erotic Art
Bondage & Slave Auction

HOST: Dylan Foxx
MUSIC: DJ Rick


Wednesday
March 23, 2011

Micky’s
(Map)

8857 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, 90069

310.657.1176

  11:00 PM
LAUNCH PARTY

Exclusive Launch Party
&Tom of Finland Fashion Show
presented by SOLD OUT CLOTHING
Showtime 11pm!

Friday
March 25, 2011

TOM House
(Map)
1421 Laveta Terrace,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(Echo Park)


  8:00 - 11:00 PM
ARTIST RECEPTION
A casual meet and greet for artists and art aficionados. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

$10 general public, $8 non-fair artists and Foundation members.

Hwang Theatre
(Little Tokyo)
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

  7:00 - 10:00 PM
*SOUTHLAND HONORS
ToFF has been nominated this year!

Saturday
March 26, 2011

West Hollywood Park
(Map)
647 N. San Vicente Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Parking: On street and
the West Hollywood Park parking structure.
(Info)

 

1:00 - 7:00 PM
FAIR IS OPEN!
Life drawing and photography.

5:30 PM Opening Ceremonies
City of West Hollywood
Mayor John Heilman & Councilmember Abbe Land
will be part of the opening ceremonies.

Admission $10, good for both Saturday and Sunday.
(Foundation Members $8)


Symposium on Saturday:
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Is Self Censorship Really Self Loathing in Gay Culture?

MODERATOR: Bo Tobin. A roundtable discussion on the current trend within gay culture to curtail aspects of our own community’s cultural expressions.

  • When “Dykes on Bikes” are allowed to be the opening contingent in many Pride parades, they are asked to identify themselves as “Women’s Cycle Clubs and no longer permitted to be barebreasted.
  • Leathermen are not permitted to wear bareassed chaps or display actions such as bondage with rope, shackles or chains.
  • NAMBLA is not welcomed to participate in PRIDE events or activities, nor is discussion allowed of their philosophy.
  • Bathhouses and sex clubs are discouraged from participating in PRIDE festivals.
  • LOGO (a Gay cable network) routinely censors language, sexuality and drug use while attempting to represent the “Mainstream Gay and Lesbian Community”.
  • Promotion of the community’s own Erotic Art Fair Weekend is banned from being promoted at our own Gay & Lesbian Center.
Are we are willing to leave parts of our cultural heritage behind to gain acceptance in the larger culture? What are the tradeoffs? What do we really want?

Hwang Theatre
(Little Tokyo)
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

7:00 - 10:30 PM
*MR. LA LEATHER CONTEST

Anvil Club
Los Angeles, CA

 

9:00 PM – 4:00 AM
ANVIL


Sunday
March 27, 2011

West Hollywood Park
(Map)
647 N. San Vicente Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Parking: On street and
the West Hollywood Park parking structure.
(Info)

 

Noon - 6:00 PM
FAIR IS OPEN!
Life drawing and photography.

2:00 PM Welcoming Ceremonies
Meet Mr. L.A. Leather 2011
     and
Introducing "erotic furniture"

Admission $10.
(Foundation Members $8)


Symposium on Sunday:
3:00 – 4:30 PM

A DECENT STATE: Art & Policy
THEME: Government’s role in what is seen.

MODERATOR: SHARP. INVITED SPEAKERS: Ivy Bottini, Artist and activist; Greg Day, Southern California Coordinator, California LGBT Arts Alliance; Dallas Dishman, Commissioner, West Hollywood Art & Cultural Affairs Commission; Diane Duke, Executive Director, Free Speech Coalition; Leo Garcia, Executive Director / Artistic Director, Highways Performance Space and Gallery; and Abbe Land, Councilmember, City of West Hollywood. Co-sponsored by California LGBT Arts Alliance

  • The 20th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts’ “decency clause.”
  • The National Portrait Gallery removal of an important work.
  • Can our public-funded institutions be politically neutral spaces?

MANCAVE
Location, Tickets and Info: 310.497.2869

 

7:00 PM - ?:00 AM
Official Art Fair Closing Party

The Foundation has produced Erotic Art Fairs in Los Angeles since 1995.

Accommodations:.
Ramada Plaza West Hollywood
8585 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 310.652.6400 Toll Free: 800.845.8585
Fax: 310.652.4207
http://www.ramadaweho.com/home.html
Email: info@ramadaweho.com
 

Just four blocks away from the Fair,
the Ramada is also the Official Host Hotel for
the L.A. Leather Weekend event!

The Official Host Hotel for the Erotic Art Fair Weekend.
E-mail them and mention "Tom of Finland Group"
for a special low rate of $135 per night
.

Rates are based on availability.
Visit
The Trip Advisor
for additional accommodations.

A BIG Thanks To Our Sponsors:



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