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TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents their
7th Biennial
EMERGING EROTIC
ARTIST CONTEST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Louis Jay 323.662.1025
LouisJay@TomOfFinlandFoundation.org


SEE BELOW FOR PUBLIC LINKS
AND INFORMATION ON PREVIOUS CONTESTS

UPDATE: The Contest has been extended through August 31, 2005.

Every other year, the Foundation hosts this competition. The main goal of the Contest is to give amateur artists an opportunity to have their works viewed and judged by professionals in the field and assist them with pursuing their artistic dreams. Some of our past contestants are now established names in the erotic art world. In addition to the Award, the Foundation also gives prizes to the winners including cash and memberships. The Grand Prize is always a worthy reward, and can sometimes be a life-changing experience. Jay Jorgensen is a winner of the Emerging Erotic Artist Contest's Grand Prize:

At the Awards ceremony, congratulations came from many of the photographers and artists whose work I had always admired. The encouragement I have received from the Foundation has been invaluable. Consequently, I have entered the most productive years of my photographic career.

The main criterion for entering the Contest is that the artist has not yet sold any of her, or his, erotic art. The Foundation designed this Contest to nurture amateur artists and give them the opportunity to introduce their work to the art world through an international competition. This competition was also created to encourage artists who have achieved acclaim in other fields to try their hand at erotic work.

Artwork entered may be photographs, drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures, three dimensional or digital art, or mixed media, but submissions are made with reproductions of the artwork, either as a hard-copy color reproduction (no larger than 8 1/2" x 11") or on a floppy disk or CD, in standard JPG format.

The Contest is judged by a five member panel of international judges from different fields of the visual arts. The scoring is done anonymously, using a scoring system similar to what the Olympic games use.

A call goes out for artists throughout the world, and the Tom of Finland Foundation welcomes all, who fall within the parameters, to enter. Submissions must be received by the closing date of August 1st, 2005. Applications are available from the Foundation by download from our website, by e-mail requests, or by calling or writing the office.

The winners of the 7th Biennial Emerging Erotic Artist Contest will be announced by September, and the Awards presented during the 11th Annual Tom of Finland Foundation West Hollywood - Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend (October 7 - 9, 2005). Some previous submissions to the Contest are currently on display at Foundation headquarters. For further details visit our website or contact our office.

For additional information on the Foundation, please visit our Press Pages:

http://www.tomoffinlandfoundation.o rg/foundation/Press/Press.html

Contest Press Contact: Louis Jay 323.662.1025, E- mail: LouisJay@TomOfFinlandFoundation.org

Our Public Information Page for this event is:
http://www.tomoffinlandfoundation.org/foundation/Events/ev_2005-08-01_EEAC.htm

Artists interested in submissions can apply here:
http://www.tomoffinlandfoundation.org/foundation/eeaContest/2005/eeac2005-Entry-Rules.html

A more in-depth history of previous contests:
http://www.tomoffinlandfoundation.org/foundation/eeaContest/eeacontest.html

2003 EMERGING EROTIC ARTIST
CONTEST WINNERS

Members of the press may request high resolution images for publication.
Images are available up to 5" tall at 300 DPI.
Please contact Louis Jay by e-mail or call 323.662.1025.

JOINT GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
erotic art "Elton"
by Danny

California, USA
2003, Graphite on paper, 16" x19"
(and 1st place winner in Single Figure)
erotic art "Satyr"
by Steam
Israel
2002, Pen and brush, 18 x 25 cm.
(and 1st place winner in Fantasy)
SINGLE FIGURE
erotic art 1st place winner (and grand prize co-winner):
"Elton"
by Danny
California, USA
2003, Graphite on paper, 16" x19"
erotic art 2nd place co-winner:
"Saint Francis–2"
by Fordin
California, USA
2003, Oil and acrylic, 12" x 24"
erotic art 2nd place co-winner:
"Horsing Around"
by Brett Barris
California, USA
1996, Photograph, 10" x 8"
DUAL FIGURE
erotic art 1st place winner:
"Blade & Piggy"
by Ed Evans
California, USA
2000, Photograph, 11" x14"
erotic art 2nd place co-winner:
"I Wanna Be Loved By You"
by Steven Clayton Corry
California, USA
2003, Oil, 11" x14"
erotic art 2nd place co-winner:
Untitled
by Cesar Reyes Dominguez
Mexico
1999, Photograph, 47.25" x 39.37"
MULTIPLE FIGURE
erotic art 1st place winner:
"Co Co – 144 (Subway Flasher)"
by N. Retep
California, USA
2003, Acrylic / PhotoShop, 8.5" x 6.5"
erotic art 2nd place winner:
"Triple Play"
by John Anderson
Massachusetts, USA
2003, Watercolor, 18" x 24"
erotic art 3rd place winner:
"Quartet #2"
by Le CCAT
Virginia, USA
2003, Polaroid photograph, 8" x 10"
FANTASY
erotic art 1st place winner (and grand prize co-winner):
"Satyr"
by Steam
Israel
2002, Pen and brush, 18 x 25 cm.
erotic art 2nd place winner:
"Emerging"
by Randy Harrison
California, USA
2003, Plaster with painted finish, 18" x 16.5"
erotic art 3rd place winner:
"Man on the Flying Trapeze"
by John
Illinois, USA
c. 1994, Graphite, 8.5" x 11"

Grand Prize Winners were awarded a cash grant of $500, received a one-year Commander Level membership to the Foundation, and copy of Tom of Finland: The Art of Pleasure published by Taschen. 

1st Place Winners were awarded a cash grant of $100 each.

2nd Place Winners received a copy of “The Art of Pleasure.”

3rd Place Winners were awarded a Tom of Finland Floaty Pen set.

Grand Prize & First Prize Winners were invited to attend the Foundation’s annual Awards Banquet during the yearly Erotic Art Fair Weekend in October.

All winners received a one-year membership at the Artist Level membership to the Foundation, (Grand Prize Winners receive a Commander Level membership). Only one prize category was awarded to an individual artist.

The real prize is the publicity and exposure accorded all participants, who receive international recognition through the Foundation’s promotion of winners and entrants in publications and on our website.

The winners were determined using a “blind” scoring process by a distinguished panel of judges. Our judges for the 2003 competition were:

Henning von Berg, Berlin, Fine Art Photographer
Edward Lucie-Smith, London, Art Critic, Historian and Author
Nelson Santos, New York, Assistant Director, Visual AIDS
Eric Singley, Los Angeles, Curator, The Erotic Museum
Wayne Snellen, New York, Director, the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation

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