West Hollywood - Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend (WHLA EAFW)

(Planning Page)
Public Page 2007
Press Release 2007 (Not started)
Public Page 2006
Press Release 2006
Public Page 2005.
Press Release 2005
Artist Application Pages 2005
Artist Application Pages 2006
Artist Application Pages 2007
Artist Application Pages 2009
Awards Banquet PLANNING PAGE
Award Winners & Candidates LISTING on Projects Page
Artist Opening Reception PLANNING PAGE

When the Fair was created in 1995, it was the only event of its kind in the world, and it is still the largest. Artists from around the United States, as well as from several foreign countries, display and sell their art. Visitors from all over Southern California, and many from other parts of the world, visit the Fair and buy art to add to their collections.

The Weekend not only includes the Fair but also the Foundation's annual Awards Banquet, Drawing Workshops, an Artist Reception and Panel Discussions.

2007

CONTACT: Durk Dehner
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: ?

Promotional Materials Page
Sponsors Page
Artist Images Page (Press version)
Artist Images Page (Public version)

FACILITY CONTACT: Liz Trans?

SCHEDULE (Dehner):
    2:30 Opening Ceremony. Who opens Fair?

PANEL DISCUSSION COORDINATOR: Durk Dehner?
DISCUSSIONS: Sharp will announce and introduce.?

Saturday, 10/??/2007 Time • 3:00 PM ? (Free with admission to Fair.)
TOPIC: ?
MODERATOR: ?
PANEL: ?
SYNOPSIS: ?

Sunday, 10/??/2007 Time • 3:00 PM ? (Free with admission to Fair.)
TOPIC: ?
MODERATOR: ?
PANEL: ?
SYNOPSIS: ?

DRAWING WORKSHOP COORDINATOR: Joe Hilton will coordinate. Possible theme: AMG Pagent of the Masters.
WORKSHOPS: ?

Saturday, 10/??/07 All day. (Free with admission to Fair.)
LEADER: ?
THEME: ?
MODELS: ?

Sunday, 10/??/07 All day. (Free with admission to Fair.)
LEADER: ?
THEME: ?
MODELS: ?

New Passport to be created. (No assignment)

  • Image for promotion?

BANK (Front Door, Cashier, & Cafe): ?
DOOR COORDINATOR: ?
FOUNDATION GALLERY COORDINATOR: ?
    ARTWORK: ?
    ARTISTS BEING SHOWN: ?
CAFE COORDINATOR: ?
SALES COORDINATOR: ?
    CASHIERS: ?
FOUNDATION "STORE" COORDINATOR: ?
    MERCHANDISE:
FOUNDATION BOOTH COORDINATOR: ?
    MATERIALS: WHLA EAFW Program ?: Ads: Gorgeoous magazine? 665? ToFF programs?
ToFF/LUPETTI ARTIST FUND BOOTH COORDINATOR: ?
    MATERIALS:
INSTALLATION COORDINATOR: ?
    CREW:
ARTIST & BOOTH LAYOUT COORDINATOR: ?
    ASSISTANT: ?
ARTIST RELIEF COORDINATOR: ?
ARTIST FUND RECIPIENTS: ?
PHOTOGRAPHERS:
    SATURDAY: ?
    SUNDAY: ?
SECURITY: ?
SUPPLIES (?): Promo shopping bags?
SOUND: ?

06/05/2007

Postcard handout (Louie) sent to printer for CSW distribution.

06/02/2007

Louie suggests that planning for our Award Winners be informally started.

06/01/2007

Louie suggests that if we might not hold NY-EAFW events for the foreseeable future, that we may want consider having the grids we purchased for that event shipped to LA by train. Train freight is much more reasonable than UPS or FedEx, and we wouldn't want to lose that investment. The odd size may require investigation.

04/12/2007

Negotiations with Nancy, Beth & Michael points to September 21 - 23 as the best days for the Fair at the Auditorium.

03/24/2007

Board Committee suggests Oct. 12-14. Dehner to call Nancy Beard to confirm. Dehner will ask Richard W. if he is available. Committe understands we may need to do more "hands-on" work this year. The venue to be West Hollywood Park (and not Plummer's).

03/20/2007

Dates that seem to work are Sept. 8-9, Sept. 22-23, Sept 28-29 and Oct. 13-14. Dehner to call WeHo 03/23/2007 to find out availibility of facilities.

03/16/2007

Dates for '07 to be determined at March BoD Meeting.

02/26/2007

Letter sent to Chris, our Plummer Park contact, looking for a West Hollywood Park contact:

Dear Chris.
I know that you over see our events at Plummer Park and after last falls
fair we needed to examine attendance and issues that affect such and we
came to terms that parking was a critical issue for the attendees and that
without ample parking we are left to the publics whims on such . We as a
committee voted to explore the possibilities of moving the fair for this
year to West Hollywood Park potentially using the auditorium and then part
of the parking structure there as the outside patio areas with our newly
invested tents and hanging systems that were paid for through a grant from
the City of West Hollywood. If you would call me at the foundation and
give me the means to speak to the supervisor over at West Hollywood Park
so that we can see if this is within the realm of possibilities.for the
foundation . We love so very many aspects of the fair being at Plummer
Park yet our attendance was down this past year and so we have to examine
all aspects of this and location and parking is one of them. since most of
our clientele are gay men having the fair deeper in the heart of that
region of the city does warrant investigation... thanks and look forward
to speaking with you...

sincerely Durk Dehner Co founder & President.

11/21/2006

Assistant duties noted: other mailings (mailed returned, postcards, with new addresses, school packages, letters to artist re received application, release, donation form, etc); preparation of compiling various lists, phone calls, preparation of Elite Member Levels for plaque in frame, and gathering volunteers for various tasks, etc.

11/18/2006

Recap of WHLA EAFW 2006 and plans for 2007. See Core Group meeting notes.

2006

CONTACT: Dan Babcock  , Assistant: Sharon Furman
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Scott

Promotional Materials Page
Sponsors Page

FACILITY CONTACT: Liz Trans?

SCHEDULE (Dehner):
    2:30 Opening Ceremony. Who opens Fair?

PANEL DISCUSSION COORDINATOR: Durk Dehner
DISCUSSIONS: Sharp will announce and introduce.

Saturday, 10/07/2006 Time • 4:00 PM (Free with admission to Fair.) Next year 3 PM?
TOPIC: Torture in erotic art including artist LINK?
MODERATOR: Michael Kirwan?
PANEL: “Blood and Gore”
With The Hun, Michael Kirwan, Cavelo and the artist Link
[It was the fabulous Sixties We have the privledge of having two of the foundations artists HALL OF FAMERS , Michael Kirwan and The Hun with Cavelo Durk Dehner taking up the position of the artist Stephen, aka Etienne to discuss and have a show and tell discussion group of the laborenth of works that have gone into doing torture chambers, and exaggerated details in gore , in erotic art yet, gay erotic art, well come figure and lets see what spews out of these fabulous gents as they discuss their own works, those of others and even exploration into the obscure of who other than LINK. We have the foundation Mc Mr Sharp who has his own facinastion with torture by unparalled means. from such mild mannered gents.. 4pm artists will show samplings of theirs and others of the genre.. bring yours to do show and tell.]

Sunday, 10/08/2006 Time • 2:00 PM (Free with admission to Fair.) Next year 3 PM?
TOPIC: “The New Generation of Artist”
With Axel, Glen Hanson and Shawn Platter.
[How are these guys doing it, drawing on a computer and selling orginal erotic art,, what is an orginal anyways. lets find out with a hour of interactive television with the boys, sexy , smart, talented hummmm scheduled to happen at 2pm on Sunday at a area not yet decided. if you dont think theseboys can pull a crowd with them well lets just find out for ourselves.

Sunday, 10/08/2006 Time • 4:00 PM (Free with admission to Fair.) Next year 3 PM?
TOPIC: “Becoming a God”
[With Steve Schultes (Colt model), Peter Berlin, Eric York and others. A discussion with the likes of Steve Shultes , he was Mr Major of West Hollywood , a Colt model and a Tom of Finland Model, Mr Peter Berlin a man who fashioned his own creation and did it without corporate sponsors mystery he is all about mystery,, Peter Karjalenien, Eric York, our Hunk of Finland, who has been porn star, an ambassador for Finland with The Tom of Finland Foundation across America and Finland, SUPER MEN WITH SUPER TOOLS. Each of these men will sit down with you and talk about the stuff real men are made of they each will bring a tool that represents them in some manner .. of speaking... the our mc will be the wonderful and charming Mr, Sharp. the discussion panel will happen at 3.30pm on Sunday,]

DRAWING WORKSHOP COORDINATOR: Joe Hilton
WORKSHOPS: NON-nude. Sessions will be for one hour then break for shopping. Hilton will bring extra pads/pencils? Louis can generate flyers for monthly Workshops @ HQ and Hilton will recuit new models.

Saturday, 10/07/06 All day. (Free with admission to Fair.)
LEADER: Joe Hilton
THEME: None. Models will bring different costumes.
MODELS: Steve Caylor and Doug (Duke Rivers from Virginia)

Sunday, 10/08/06 All day. (Free with admission to Fair.)
LEADER: Sam
THEME: None. Models will bring different costumes.
MODELS: Steve Caylor, Doug (Duke Rivers from Virginia) and Alfredo.

BANK (Front Door, Cashier, & Cafe): Mike Goldie
DOOR COORDINATOR: Scott
FOUNDATION GALLERY COORDINATOR: Volker
    ARTWORK: LINK examples - 3 pieces framed by Volker w/ text by Kirwan.
    ARTISTS BEING SHOWN: Same portfolios (and artists) from '06 NYC EAFW.
CAFE COORDINATOR: Jonathan Cowen.
SALES COORDINATOR: Dan Babcock
    CASHIERS: [Volunteers? NO]
FOUNDATION "STORE" COORDINATOR: Martin Valle
    MERCHANDISE:
FOUNDATION BOOTH COORDINATOR:
    MATERIALS: WHLA EAFW Program (Louis): Ads: Gorgeoous magazine? 665? ToFF programs?
ToFF/LUPETTI ARTIST FUND BOOTH COORDINATOR: Babcock
    MATERIALS:
INSTALLATION COORDINATOR: Richard Wienecke
    CREW:
ARTIST & BOOTH LAYOUT COORDINATOR: Babcock
    ASSISTANT: Sharp
ARTIST RELIEF COORDINATOR: Scott
ARTIST FUND RECIPIENTS:
    Jay J. and Michael Kirwan to receive free booths.
    Eddy Coyote can not do booth this year.
PHOTOGRAPHERS:
    SATURDAY: Jay Lawton
    SUNDAY: Jay Lawton
SECURITY (Dehner):
SUPPLIES (?): Promo shopping bags?
SOUND:

09/30/2006

Goldie is taking care of the banks (Door, Cashier and Cafe) and does not know how much they are going to be. He is waiting for that info from the Administrative Office. Who will see that the necessary monies will be in place?

Planning Meeting CONFIRMED for 10/01/2006 at 1:00. Volunteers will have personalized nametags for the Weekend. Who is making these up?

09/27/2006

Planning Meeting scheduled for 10/01/2006. A meeting of all the areas of the production to double check that all issues are being handled. Richard Weineke is available this day.

We want to thank Smirnoff for their ongoing support. Would they be interested in considering any other ToFF events to assist with?

09/24/2006

Dan Berkowitz will not be volunteering for the Weekend as he said he would.

08/30/2006 Mailing: MEMBERS/COLLECTORS: FOREIGN 97, postcards w/ passport, mailed 8/30/06
08/29/2006 Mailing: MERCURY MAILING: 3,132 USA 8/29/06
08/19/2006 Posted on Events Page and Artist Reservation Forms, too!
Scott accepts position of Volunteer Coordinator.
08/03/2006 Mailing: Artist letter w/ application; FOREIGN mailed 27; mailed 8/2/06 and 8/3/06
08/01/2006 Mailing: Artist letter w/ application; USA mailed 249; mailed 7/31/06 and 8/1/06

06/23/2006

Michaeljohn Horne (sp?) will be sponsoring the street banners for ToFF's Erotic Art Fair Weekend for the next five years. That means the rental of the hardware to hold the banners, manfacturing them, putting them up, taking them down, etc.

05/09/2006

Roger E. is working on the application for street banners. Berkowitz believes there was $1,000 budget for this last year.

07/26/2006

2 PM
Durk DanBerk. Tat Dan, Richard meet with city of WeHo at Fiesta Hall to plan for WHLA Erotic Art Fair. Will have lighting techs there to give quotes.

02/05/2006

ToFF to obtain the services of lighting designer for Fiesta Hall. New display system may be required for new venue.

01/08/2006

Venue switched to Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park. Lighting to be paid for from City of WeHo funds?

09/11/2005

Better if cashiers are paid professionals (as opposed to volunteers).

Booth fee to be increased for artists to include seat for Banquet.

2005

Misc.

Cafe coordinator (both days): ?
Fair Photographer: JayPg? Benno?

Ads: Leather Journal?, Frontiers?, In Magazine?, FAB Magazine?, LA Weekly?
we should use a Hector Silva "homeboy" image.

Dan BabcockI spoke with Hector Silva and he said he felt left out and would love to have us use one of his homeboy images on the poster and card. He told him he would make sure it happened. 04/28/2005

ARTIST FUND RECIPIENTS:
Ivy Bottini and Michael Kirwan to receive free booths. Design & Decor to get free framing booth. Joe Phillips cannot attend this year.

ARTISTS EXPECTED TO ATTEND:

  • Marc DeBauch
  • The Hun

RAFFLE: Visitors at Reception and Fair to receive "slips" which they fill out. Prize is framed TOM poster. D&D to frame. Winner announced on Sunday @ Fair.

Awards Dinner

Invited Guests:

  • David Rhodes (Leather Journal)

PHOTOS: ?

Drawing Workshop

Sessions are not nude - they are "themed" (Cowboys, Tom scene recreations).
Joe Hilton plans on coordinating the drawing sessions.

Possible Models:

Drawing Workshop: Bring/supply paper and pencils for attendees to use if they didn't bring their own. Do blow-ups of artwork to use as "prototypes" for model's poses.

PHOTOS: ?

10/06/2005

The Erotic Museum - Michael Kirwan
Erotic Museum Planning Page

10/07/2005

Reception coordinator: Mike Goldie
Exhibits: ?
Menu: Kirwan, Head Chef.
Photographer: ?

10/08/2005

To be held at the Bel Age.

Banquet coordinator: ?
Exhibit: ?
Menu: ?
Equipment: Centerpieces?, PA ?
Load In: After 3 pm ?
Photographer: ?

Awards Recipients: 
EEAC Winners (link forthcoming)
Micaheljohn Horne to receive special recognition?
Acknowledge Kirwan's gift to Artist Fund?

Possible Sponsors:

  • Clair Obscur Gallery?
  • The Erotic Museum?
  • Smirnoff?
  • MJ's?
  • Taschen?
  • Corporate and Individual Sponsorships are $500, and Patronages are $250. Sponsors and Patrons have their logos on ads and promotional materials, and receive prominent listing in the event program, an invitation to the Opening Reception, and tickets to the Fair; Sponsors also receive two tickets to the Awards Banquet while Patrons may purchase tickets to the dinner at the special member's rate.

4:00 PM Panel Discussion? Edward Lucie-Smith? Curators? Other artists?

10/09/2005

2:00 PM Panel Discussion? "Women"?

10/05/2005

In Magazine on stands.

10/04/2005

Print program

10/03/2005

Complete program

09/26/2005

Frontiers on stands?

09/23/2005

In Magazine ad deadline?

09/21/2005

Send reception invitations

09/19/2005

Do table layout.

09/16/2005

Order Awards

Main press release

Frontiers ad deadline?

09/14/2005

Notify artists (final)

09/13/2005

Order café food.

09/12/2005

Frontiers on stands

09/09/2005

Write Trader Joe

09/08/2005

Confirm security and insurance.

09/07/2005

Press release to Frontiers and In Magazine.

09/06/2005

Send e-mail to volunteers.

09/02/2005

Frontiers ad deadline.

09/01/2005

Postcards to definite artists.

08/31/2005

Artist deadline

08/26/2005

Order screen if needed.

08/24/2005

Postcards to printer.

08/19/2005

Send sponsor letter.

08/15/2005

Do table layout.

Postcards designed

08/10/2005

Order banners?


08/15/2005

Kiwan opening at TEM to be used as opening for '05 WHLA AEFW. "Preview" for artists and public.

08/14/2005

Per Volker, health permitting, Kevin King (BEAU) has agreed to be at the ToFF booth on both days for WHLA EAFW for 4 hours to sign and dedicate his book.

07/28/2005

Topics for the Seminars? See if there's an artist with a book or something coming out (a la Tom Bianchi two years ago). Edward Luci-Smith to do a lecture/interview type of thing?

07/17/2005

Ector and Robert from the Center in NY will be out for Weekend as will Mark Nelson.

07/12/2005

Cost of WeHo streetlight banners being looked into.

07/04/2005

Involve Luis & Theresa De La Cruz w/ marketing/publicity/artists. Good idea would to utlize them in a side event, straight "exhibition" area or bringing in straights to the House and Fair.

06/22/2005

The publisher of Frontiers called, and instead of getting one half-page ad, we're now getting two FULL page ads, plus they may supply us with shopping bags.

06/08/2005

Talk to JoeFlash about getting more women at Fair.

05/25/2005

Include reprint of Gary's article with info packet to participating artists.
http://www.tomoffinlandfoundation.org/foundation/Dispatch/2004-Spring/Artist-Materials.htm

04/28/2005

Dan Babcock spoke with Hector Silva and he said he felt left out and would love to have us use one of his homeboy images on the poster and card. He told him he would make sure it happened.

04/04/2005

10 AM Planning Meeting
Plummer Park
Durk, Berk and Cliff to check out space.

03/29/2005

ToFF would be honored to have Edward Lucie-Smith's prints in our Permanent Collection and he could present/show them at the Banguet. The Friday night Artists Reception might be just the place for a short reading of his erotic poetry.

03/17/2005

Send personal ToFF invitation for the Awards Dinner to Bob & Trent.

03/15/2005

Time to book the restaurant for the Awards Banquet. Hugos? Any concerns and/or suggestions?

03/??/2005

LA EAFW agendized at LGAB and Arts & Cultural Affairs.

03/06/2005

Board to look at both structures (Fiesta Hall & Great Hall??) at Plummer Park for Fair

10/11/2004

Planning for 2005 begins!

Arrange a time for Artists to browse/trade artwork w/ other attending Artists @ the Fair.

2004

10/08/2004

Reception coordinator: Mike Goldie
Exhibits: Kirwan
Menu:
Photographer:

Cafe coordinator (both days): Ogden B.?
Fair Photographer: 

10/09/2004

Banquet coordinator: Sharp
Exhibit: TANK (Partner, Steve W., cannot attend)
Menu: 1) Boneless Chicken 2) Grilled Steak 3) Veggie Plate        Red/White wine
Equipment: Centerpieces / Hector, PA / Joe Martin
Load In: After 3 pm 
Photographer: JayPG

Awards Recipients: 

Sponsors:

  • City of West Hollywood and City of West Hollywood Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board: Y

  • Consulate General of Finland Los Angeles: Y

  • In Magazine: Y

  • FAB Magazine: Y

  • Frontiers: N

  • Clair Obscur Gallery: Y

  • The Erotic Museum: Y

  • Smirnoff: Y

  • MJ's: Y

  • Taschen?

Artist Fund Recipients:

Drawing Workshop:

  • 2 - 4 PM - Posing Strap Poses for Drawing Duke Reeves (Doug Gatewood) among others Poses will be ten minute poses.

  • 5 - 7 PM - Tribute to Tom. 20 minute poses for artists to draw Duke Reeves and Tom Ray among others.

10/10/2004

2:00 PM Panel Discussion
"The Ins and Outs of Collecting Erotic Art."
Moderator: Cliff Benjamin (Western Project)
Panelists:
1. Pet Silvia (Art @ Large)
2. Mitzi Valenzuela (Clair Obscur Gallery)
3. Sharp
4.

Drawing Workshop:

  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM - Posing strap for photographers Duke Reeves and others.

  • 4 - 6 PM - Western theme Tom Ray and others.

Ads: Leather Journal, Frontiers, In Magazine, FAB Magazine, (LA Weekly?)


10/06/2004

In Magazine on stands.

10/05/2004

Print program. (No Foundation broad-sheet being printed as planned.)

10/04/2004

Complete program. "New programs being developed all the time..." steering people to the website.

10/03/2004

4 PM - Meet with Volker to select artwork that he will be showing at the Fair.

10/02/2004

Repair Foundation display panels.

09/27/2004

Frontiers on stands.

09/24/2004

In Magazine deadline?

09/22/2004

Send reception invitations.

09/20/2004

Do table layout.

09/17/2004

Order awards.
Main press release.
Frontiers ad deadline.

09/17/2004

Order awards.
Main press release.
Frontiers ad deadline.
(Plus Art Crawl)

09/15/2004

Notify artists - final.

09/10/2004

Write to Trader Joe's.

09/08/2004

Press releases to Frontiers and In Magazines.

09/07/2004

Send e-mails to volunteers.

09/02/2004

Postcards to confirmed artists.

09/01/2004

Artist deadline.

08/28/2004

Volunteers BBQ.

08/27/2004

Order screens if needed.
Sponsor (Patron), Clair Obscur Gallery, will have a booth at Fair and do cross-promotion with their events and LAEAW.

08/25/2004

Send postcard to printers.

08/24/2004

Sponsor (Patron), The Erotic Museum, will "advertise" the LAEAW in their e-newsletter, put out show cards on their counter and put up a poster in the museum.

08/22/2004

Modeling Coordinator, Joe Hilton, to plan poses "themed" around specific Tom pieces.

08/20/2004

Send Sponsor letters.

08/19/2004

Restaurant decided.

08/16/2004

Postcards designed.
Table layout.

08/10/2004

Durk & Louie work on LA EAW poster & card (plus finish up on Faultline benefit poster's graphics).

08/02/2004

Pet & Tammy from Art @ Large invited to stay at Laveta during Fair.

08/01/2004

BoD votes to use the design for NY EAW poster, in reverse colors, for L.A.

07/03/2004

  • '04 LAEAW poster design mock up.
  • Start to rustle up who our sponsors will be and start begging logos where we're missing some for poster.
  • Need Artists for art work. First come - first served?

07/01/2004

3:00 PM: Begin planning the event: Dan Berkowitz & Durk Dehner meet with Kerry Essex (new contact) at Plumber Park to go over details of the fair.

06/15/2004

Use '04 NY EAW poster design but in a different color-way (and L.A. Artists' work).

06/08/2004

  • West Hollywood's City Council to vote on city's events schedule.
  • Get artists involved in advance for promotion of the weekend -- gives participants a vested interest in the event's success.
  • Subsidize volunteer, Craig Owen's trip from N.Y. to help w/ Weekend if financially feasible.

06/06/2004

LA EAW postcards to be ready for next Faultline event. 09/04?
Maximum 80 artists at Fair.

05/28/2004

Research started on alternate banquet venues.Hugo's?

12/07/2003

Board decided dates for 2004.

2003

07/01/2003

4:00 PM
Durk Dehner & Dan Berkowitz meeting on:
- Work on proposal to City of West Hollywood for them to sponsor the fair.
- Discuss Plummer Park as a possible venue.

10/10/2003

10/11/2003

10/12/2003