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December 13 - 27, 2003 New York, NY

Art @ Large
presents:
"Deck the Walls"
Serious art SALE



Art @ Large is holding its first ever gallery sale.
Immediately add art to your collection or put it on lay-away.
Prints, Books, Catalogs and CDs by several artists.
Big discounts -- works starting at $20!

Art @ Large
Special Gallery Hours: 11:00
AM - 7:00 PM -- or call. (Except Christmas Day).
The Film Center Building
630 Ninth Avenue No. 707, New York, NY 10036 · 212.957.8371

Art @ Large
website


December 4 - 27, 2003 New York, NY

Art @ Large
presents:
"Ohhhh Baby!"
by Carolyn Weltman



Paintings, Drawings & Giclée Prints

Carolyn Weltman makes art that entices our libido, and gets a lot of flack for it, because she sells it on the streets of New York. Her images of "her boys and girls", are readily available as miniature prints and note cards. Her exhibition prints for the gallery are limited edition Giclée versions, with some added nail enamels and additional drawing for a bit of uniqueness.

She draws her models from life, with graphite & gesso, and scans to manipulate on her computer. Then Carolyn makes a rough print and redraws with pen, and repeats this process until she feels the final image has the substance she requires to let it breathe on it's own. This will be the first exhibition where some of her original works will be on view and for sale.

Artist's reception: December 4, 6 - 9 PM.

Art @ Large
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00
AM - 6:00 PM.
The Film Center Building
630 Ninth Avenue No. 707, New York, NY 10036 · 212.957.8371
http://www.artatlarge.com


December 6, 2003 Studio City, CA

Soho Gallery
presents:

Erotic Art Exhibit & Auction
Featuring Over 20 Artists

photo by Steve Diet Goedde

ONE NIGHT ONLY
9:00 PM until 1:00 AM
Silent Auction 9 - 10 PM
Signings by Steve Diet Goedde, Dave Naz and Jeffery Scott from 9:30 - 10:00 PM
Special Performance Art by Tiffany Trenda.
Late Night Fashion by Venus Fire, 
Exquisite Restraint Corsets and Hardwear by Leon.
CD Release by Dino Archon.
Free before 10 PM / $10 admission afterwards.
21 and over only please.

Soho Gallery
12202 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 · 818-766-5569
Soho Gallery Website


November 6 - December 6, 2003 Hollywood, CA

Carlos Batts
&
One Eye Space

present:

Crazy Sexy Hollywood


photo by Carlos Batts

Carlos Batts brings together
six of Los Angeles' finest contemporary photographers
in a collection curated by Carlos himself.
A total of fifty works pay tribute to the looks, attitudes, glamour
and grittiness that make Hollywood what it is.

This exhibit will tour the United States. See website for details.

Carlos Batts' captivating, often erotic, and sometimes mysterious works have appeared in magazines including Vibe, Maxim and Hustler.

In addition to his black and white photographs of men in bondage, Rick Castro is known for having directed the cult classic film Hustler White. 

Renowned for his striking color and black and white images of women in fetish attire, Steve Diet Goedde's photographs have graced the covers of numerous magazines. 

Patrick Hoelck's intense and revealing portraits have been exposed on the pages of magazines including Rolling Stone, Flaunt and Blender. He has directed numerous music videos and shot CD covers for a diverse group of bands.

Dave Naz's erotic images of women in various states of dress have been brought to the public's attention in numerous magazines and art exhibits around the world.

Estevan Oriol's career as a photographer started when he began recording his outrageous experiences on the road as House of Pain's tour manager. He soon became one of the most sought after photographers in the hip-hop community.

Opening Reception: November 6, 7 - 12 PM
Must RSVP to crazyhollywood2003@yahoo.com

One Eye Space
Noon - 5 PM Tuesday - Friday and 1-6 PM on Saturdays
5535 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 · 323.692.1023
One Eye Space Website

Crazy Sexy Hollywood Website


December 4 - 7, 2003 Miami, FL

Scope Art Fair
in conjunction with
Western Project
presents:
20 Original Rough Sketches

by
Tom of Finland

Townhouse Hotel
Hours: Noon - 8:00 PM
Room #110, 150 20th Street (off Collins), Miami Beach, FL 33139
Western Project Website


October 18 - December 13, 2003 Long Beach, CA

Icaro Gallery
presents:
"Bordellos and Boudoirs"

by: Liezel Rubin, 2003

by: Margie Darrow-Stretz, 2003

New Photographs by Liezel Rubin
New Paintings by Margie Darrow-Stretz

Long Beach artists Darrow-Stretz and Rubin have collaborated to create a series of works that investigate and explore the lives of the women and men who inhabit the world of bordellos and boudoirs. They were inspired by the French boudoir postcards of the 1920s and 1930s.

Darrow-Stretz combines elements of the vintage “femmes” with contemporary aesthetics in a style reminiscent of art deco and cubism. She works to retain the sensuality of the models while exploring the idea of femininity and women’s role in society.

Rubin has created a striking series of black and white photographs that illustrate many aspects of the world’s oldest profession. She looks at the relationships between seller and buyer, religion and commerce, truth and illusion, and romance and sex.

Icaro Gallery
Hours: 1 - 7 PM Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.
4258 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807 · 562.427.4258
Icaro Gallery Website


November 11 - December 20, 2003 New York, NY

The Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation
presents:
"Within the Mystery of Shadow"
(Painting Under the Spell of Madagascar)
works by Joseph Radoccia



Mr. Radoccia has created a 48 foot-long collage of works.

Artist's reception: November 11, 6 - 9 PM.

On December 2, Joseph will talk about his current exhibition
with Jim Ruthalski, soundscape artist. (Donation $7)

Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation
127-B Prince Street, New York, NY 10012-3154 · 212. 673.7007
Leslie-Lohman Website
Joseph Radoccia Website


November 4 - 29, 2003 London, England

Adonis Art
presents paintings by:
Nebojsa Zdravkovic

Photo by Jeff Compasso

On-line exhibition starts November 3
Images and prices are posted.

Preview: November 4, 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

Warwick Beecham‘s subject matter covers a wide range - landscapes, seascapes, still life, and especially figure work, as showcased in this one-man exhibition at Adonis Art of London. These paintings present the male form relaxing on and around Sydney’s famous beaches, a reflection of the hedonistic lifestyle in Australia’s sunny climate. 

Inspired by his childhood at the seaside town of Torquay, Victoria, this collection draws on his early observations of the moods of sea, surf and beach culture.

Adonis Art
1b Coleherne Road, London SW10 9BS UK
Phone (from US): 011 44 20 7460 3888
Phone (from UK): 020 7460 3888
Monday - Friday 10:30
AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 10:30
AM - 5:00 PM

Adonis Website appears to be experiencing technical difficulties.


November 6 - 29, 2003 New York, NY

Art @ Large
presents:
"Below Us Is The Sky"
photo constructions by:
David Hochbaum

Photo by Jeff Compasso

David Hochbaum's art is the construction of paintings built on photographs and images that are not only the contemplation of human behavior, but also a reaction to history, astronomy, sex, and iconoclastic symbols. Each picture produces a vision from his private world bound to elements and symbols. An exposition of women and men caged in a world constructed by natural elements and surrounded by foreign symbols. The figures in his work seek a balance between the static and kinetic forces of a very surreal and psychosexual environment in which they dwell.

Built from a melange of wood, metal and paper, both photographic and printed matter, the work is painted with oil, acrylics, varnishes, pencils and inks. These images are layered physically as well as historically, combining the figurative approach of the 19th century photographer with the medieval alchemist projected through the eyes of a 21st century cubist.

Opening Reception November 6, 6 - 9 PM

Art @ Large
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
The Film Center Building
630 Ninth Avenue No. 707, New York, NY 10036 · 212.957.8371

Art @ Large Website


October 2 - November 30, 2003 San Francisco, CA

The Shapiro Gallery
presents:
Photographs

Re-examining the Male and Female Nude


The Shapiro Gallery 
760 Market Street #248, San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: 415.398.6655 · Fax: 415.398.0667


November 22 - 23, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

David Crocker
presents:
"Alone: In The Studio"
an open house

Photo by Jeff Compasso

Oil Paintings · Drawings · Photography

Both days from 11 AM to 6 PM

1329 Lucile Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026 · 323.573.0846
(South of Sunset in Silverlake) MapQuest

David Crocker E-mail


November 23, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

A
Celebration of Life
for
John Darcy Noble
(The Sultan)
March 21, 1923 -- September 21, 2003

Photo by Jeff Compasso      Photo by Jeff Compasso

John Darcy Noble

The Sultan, 1985

Robert Clement and the Tom of Finland Foundation invite all who have had the good fortune to have met or known the late John Darcy Noble -- also known as THE SULTAN -- for an afternoon Celebration of his life at the Foundation Headquarters. The Celebration Service will be followed by a luncheon and much toasting in his honor.

Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 2:30 PM.
RSVP required at 213.250.1685 or Administration@TomOfFinlandFoundation.org

The Sultan

Some are erotic. Others exotic.

The Sultan was both.

A friend of Quentin Crisp. A friend of everyone who met him.

From the gas lights of Old London Town
to the garish lights of Hollywood
-- wherever he was when he touched a life --
it changed.

When his foot ailed him
his wheel chair became a Sudan chair
as he was lofted up onto the Foundation's front porch by hirsute hunks.
 
He knew how to live.

And live he did.

The turbaned paramour of fantasy.


The Sultan truly did embody the light of life and freely shared it with everyone around him. We thank him for all he gave.

An introduction given by SHARP at the 2003 L.A. Erotic Art Weekend Awards Banquet
where the Sultan was presented a very special Foundation Award posthumously.


Foundation Headquarters
1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(Echo Park) MapQuest


November 16, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

The
Tom of Finland Foundation

Life Drawing Workshop
Nude Figure Drawing & Painting

Photo credit: J.B. Higgins

Our fourth drawing workshop at the Foundation House.
Artists, plan to attend!

We will have two models and two separate pose set ups. One will feature 20 minute poses. The other will feature one hour poses. Models will rotate. Joshua, who posed in October, will return.

Please bring an easel, table or other work surface with you. We have only one chair per person, and the number of artists attending is growing! Contact Joe if you know you are coming so we can plan ahead.

The Foundation is a friendly and positive place to practice your artistic skills.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$15 donation at the door

Foundation Headquarters
1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(Echo Park) MapQuest

For more information contact: Joe Hilton 323.851.7720 Ext. 2


October 24 - November 16, 2003 Palm Springs, CA

The Jerry Miller Gallery of Contemporary Photography
presents a group exhibit featuring the artists of:
Pride Publishing Network


Photo by David Vance

Tom Bianchi      Jay Jorgensen
Sam Carson Carlos Marrero
Jeff Compasso Brian Meola
Hank Eddleman Jeff Palmer
Tom of Finland David Vance
Tom of Finland Collectors take note: Eight images of Tom's work will be included in the show. They are early editions in a numbered series of 250. 

Meet The Artists Reception November 1, 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Jerry Miller Gallery of Contemporary Photography 
436 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262 · 760.327.7541
If necessary, call ahead for appointment at 612.821.9076.
Walk-ins and phone calls generally discouraged.


Jeff Compasso Website


October 17 - November 15, 2003 New York, NY

Oliver Kamm 5BE Gallery
installs:
Joe Ovelman
and other artists

Photo by Jeff Compasso
Artwork: Janine Gordon

Other featured artists include:
Kamrooz Aram, Don Doe, Cheryl Donegan, Janine Gordon, Cannon Hudson, Colin McLain, Jim Richard and Steven Walls
(not all of these artists are presenting erotic works).

Opening Reception October 17, 6 - 8 PM

Oliver Kamm 5BE Gallery

504 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10011 · 212-255-0979
Please phone for gallery hours.

Oliver Kamm Website


November 16, 2003 Bel Air, CA

The University of Judaism
presents a:
Lifecasting Workshop
With artist Philip Hitchcock

Photo by Jeff Compasso

In this wild and fun workshop, internationally known artist Philip Hitchcock will cover the history and basics of lifecasting and demonstrate his amazing techniques using a live model.

Then, in a hands-on lab, you and a partner will learn how to use a special fast drying impression medium to make lifecast sculptures of each other,(approximate size 14" x 14") and get expert tips on how to decoratively color, embellish and display your artwork. Please dress accordingly and be prepared to get messy!

1 - 5 PM
Call: 310.440.1246 to register.
Class Fee: $99.00, Material Fee: $30.00


The University of Judiasm

15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air, CA 90077


October 24 - November 6, 2003 New York, NY

The Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation
presents:
Chelsea Boys: Hung

...On the Wall for the First Time

Also Exhibiting:

The Warren Cup
New acquisition: A rare replica of the erotic Roman drinking vessel.

Wilhelm von Gloeden
An erotic photographic vision of a golden age,
from the permanent collection

Hard Lead & Wet Ink
An alluring selection of works on paper
by L-L Foundation artists.

Opening night: A Sky, Nathan and Soiree look-a-like-contest.
Win an original limited edition Chelsea Boys print.

Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 1 - 6 PM · Closed Sunday, Monday and all Major Holidays.
127-B Prince Street, New York, NY 10012-3154 · 212.673.7007
Leslie-Lohman Website


November 8, 2003 Minneapolis, MN

Marc DeBauch
presents his:
Fall Erotic Open House
Photo by Jeff Compasso

Feel free bring your friends, there's no charge.
Many original drawings and paintings at drastically reduced prices.
Wine and refreshments served.
Contact Marc if you need directions.

Marc DeBauch
3233 Russell Avenue North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55412
Marc DeBauch Website.


October 4 - November 8, 2003 Culver City, CA

Capro/Nason Fine Art Publishing
presents:
The Haunted Doll House
A Group Show

Photo by Jeff Compasso
Artwork: John John Jesse

Curated by Liz McGrath
With John John Jesse, Mark Ryden, Liz McGrath, Camille Rose Garcia, and others.


Capro/Nason Fine Art Publishing

11265 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230 · 310.398.7643
Please phone for gallery hours.

Capro/Nason Arts Website
John John Jesse Website


November 9, 2003 Palm Springs, CA

TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
and
The Barracks
present a

Palm Springs Fundraiser



5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Top off the Palm Springs Leather Pride Weekend by joining your friends at this benefit and beer/soda bust for the Foundation. Join in the Victory Celebration for Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2004. Raffle items include a Barracks T-shirt and bar tab.

The Barracks
67625 E Palm Canyon Dr., Cathedral City, CA 92234 · 760.321.9688
The Barracks Website


October 26 - November 15, 2003 Amsterdam

Galerie Faubourg
presents:
"Drawing With Light"
Johan van Breukelen

Photo by Jeff Compasso

Overview 15 years of photowork

Galerie Foubourg
Tuesday - Friday 12.00-18.00, Saturday 11.00-17.00, Sunday 12.00-17.00
Overtoom 426, 1054 JT Amsterdam · tel./fax. 020. 676. 1918

Johan van Breukelen Website
Galerie Faubourg Website


November 16, 2003 New York, NY

Visual AIDS
presents:
Postcards From The Edge
A Benefit

Photo by Jeff Compasso

Postcards From the Edge is a show and sale of original, postcard-sized artworks on paper by established and emerging artists. Last year, over 1,000 postcards were submitted!

All artworks will be priced at $50 and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so that the artists' signatures cannot be seen. While the buyers have a list of participating artists, they don't know who created which piece until it is purchased and the signature is revealed. A collector might end up with a work by a famous artist or by someone they don't yet know.

Either way, they walk away with a great piece of art while supporting Visual AIDS's important work.

One day only, 3:00 - 6:00 PM

Artists wishing to participate in this event must submit their artwork
by November 1, 2003. See their website for details.

UPDATE: Artist Marc DeBauch has announced that
he has submitted a piece for this benefit.

Visual AIDS 
526 W. 26th St. # 510, New York, NY 10001 
Phone: 212.627.9855 · Fax: 212.627.9815 
e-mail: info@visualAIDS.org 

Visual AIDS Website


October 4 - 26, 2003 Minneapolis, MN

ArTrujillo Multicultural Art Studios & Gallery
presents:
"per· ver· sion"
Erotica Art Exhibit 

Artwork: Marc DeBauch

Over 30 Artists

Closing Event:
Reception Saturday, October 25, 7:00 PM and after the film.
"Hedwig & the Angry Inch" screening @ 8pm
Refreshments served. $2 donation appreciated.

An erotically spiritual, whimsically unique and humorously charged exploration into sexuality comes alive through paint, glass, gesture, leather, voice and vision. Passion, imagination and inherent sensuality merge as over 30 (international and local) visual and performing artists converge at ArTrujillo, blurring all preconceived boundaries, notions and roles while poking a little fun at the sexually status quo.

This flirtatious romp features an incredible amount of visual and performance art in a diverse range of styles, cultural backgrounds and expressions.

ArTrujillo Multicultural Art Studios & Gallery
Gallery Hours:
Monday - Sunday 5 - 8
PM (Hours subject to change daily.)
315 East Lake Street #1, Minneapolis, MN 55408 · 612.821.9076

ArTrujillo Website
Marc DeBauch Website


October 24 - 26, 2003 New Haven, CT

City Wide Open Studios
presents:
Laurel Griffy Caprio
and 300 artists 

Opening Receptions:
Friday 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 12 PM to 5 PM
Refreshments served.

Note: The City Wide Open Studios event has more than 300 artists utilizing every inch of space on 5 floors of a huge vacant industrial building in the center of New Haven.

Close to a half million square feet of space will hold every medium of work you can think of, including several installations that will be very interesting. While this is not specifically an erotic event, many erotic artists will be showing.

Citywide Open Studios
Gallery Hours:
Friday 4 - 8 PM, Saturday & Sunday 12 - 5 PM
Munson St. and Winchester, Ave., New Haven, CT 06511
6th Floor at 25 Science Park-Yale. Turn right out of the elevator, walk straight ahead toward the hallway....I am on the right.

Griffy Gallery Website


October 4 - 26, 2003 Minneapolis, MN

ArTrujillo Multicultural Studios & Gallery
presents an:
Erotica Art Event


Visual and Performing Artists
There is an "open call" for artists, vendors and sponsors.

Opening October 4, 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Dates and times subject to change.


ArTrujillo Multicultural Studios & Gallery 
315 East Lake Street, Suite 01, Minneapolis, MN 55408
If necessary, call ahead for appointment at 612.821.9076.
Walk-ins and phone calls generally discouraged.


ArTrujillo website


October 1-31, 2003 Online

Visual AIDS
presents:
"Stirrings"

A Web Gallery
Curated by Durk Dehner and Sharp

"Punchinello's Night Out," 1995-98
Patrick Webb

      "What makes a piece of art erotic?" Well, when viewing a work you can feel something in your heart. Or experience something in your head. Or you can sense something down there. It isn't as simple (or pornographic) as just "wanting" the subject. You may feel desire or you may feel the desire from, or within, the subjects. 

      The pieces we selected are about appeal. And want. But they are not wanton. They may invoke a carnal desire. They are attractive. We are attracted to some area of sexuality through what they make us feel. They may be stirring. Or somehow suggestive. Or they may just remind us that man is a sexual animal. 

Visual AIDS 
526 W. 26th St. # 510, New York, NY 10001 
Phone: 212.627.9855 · Fax: 212.627.9815 
e-mail: info@visualAIDS.org 

"Stirrings" Gallery
Visual AIDS Website


October 4 - 31, 2003 Brooklyn, NY

Dabora Gallery
presents:
"Mortis Dabora ~
Tall Tales of Death 2"

Photo by Jeff Compasso

Featuring: ESAO ANDREWS, CHRISTIN COUTURE, KIRSTEN DIERUP, KATE FENKER, LORI FIELD, H.R. GIGER, BILL HAND, DAVID HOCHBAUM, WILLIAM HOSIE, JOHN JOHN JESSE, STEPHEN KASNER, VIKTOR KOEN, FELIX MACNEE, LIZ MCGARRITY, WILLIAM STONE, DAVID STOUPAKIS, ARNE SVENSON, and ARTHUR TRAVIS.

Dabora Gallery
1080 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11222 · 718.609.9629
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5 PM or by appt.

Dabora Gallery Website


October 3 - 31, 2003 Phoenix, AZ

Perihilion Arts
presents the works of:
John John Jesse
"Angels with Dirty Faces"

Photo by Jeff Compasso

Perhilion Arts

1500 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007
at Grand, 15th & Roosevelt Ave.
602.462.9120
Please phone for gallery hours.

Perhilion Arts Website
John John Jesse Website


October 1 - November 1, 2003 London, England

Adonis Art
presents paintings by:
Warwick Beecham
"New Paintings from Down Under"

Photo by Jeff Compasso

In 1993 Warwick Beecham (born 1947, Melbourne, Australia) realized a lifelong ambition and switched from an executive accounting career at Warner Roadshow Movie World Studios to full time painting. Warwick's subjects cover a wide range: landscapes, seascapes, still life - but especially figure work, as showcased in this one-man exhibition at Adonis Art of London.

"I interpret the beauty of the male figure in oil paint, because for me it is the most striking medium. It also enhances my brushwork, which tends to be strong and thick, and then complements my choice of colors. Previously, both the color and tone of my work was more realistic, but for this exhibition I’m now working with a warmer palette. This has permitted a freer interpretation of the subject matter, especially in the paintings of torsos and genitals, which are faceless and without personality."

Adonis Art
1b Coleherne Road, London SW10 9BS UK
Phone (from US): 011 44 20 7460 3888
Phone (from UK): 020 7460 3888
Monday - Friday 10:30
AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 10:30
AM - 5:00 PM

Adonis Website


October 3 - November 2, 2003 Hollywood, CA

The Gallery at Tango Blues
presents:
The Art of Male Erotica

A Group Exhibition


Featuring Mick Hicks, Dario Lee,
Greg Lenzman, Karl Simone and Brian To
curated by Andrew Briskin

Mick Hicks began his career as a photojournalist in 1977, shooting in the streets, clubs and bars of gay San Francisco.

Los Angeles native Greg Lenzman has been documenting the gay underground and leather scene through photography since 1975.

Dario Lee has been working photographing male nudes since 2000 while working in Los Angeles, CA as a professional photographer.

Karl Simone was born and raised in Toronto, Canada before moving to Miami in 1991 to further pursue his photography career. Simone now resides in New York City.

Brian To resides in Los Angeles, CA where he currently works as a photographer and film director.

Opening reception for the artists and models
Friday, October 3, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

The Gallery at Tango Blues 
1051 N. Cole Ave., Unit A, Hollywood, CA 90038 · 323.469.8022 ex. 3#

Tango Blues website


September 4 - October 4, 2003 West Hollywood, CA

Rick Castro
and
665 Leather and Fetish Company

present:

"Mel Roberts: Unbound"
It's all about sex

Photograph by Mel Roberts

“Andy Warhol once said he thought sex was overrated. 
I always thought sex was underrated” -- Mel Roberts

      Mel Roberts previously published images -- "California Boys: Photographs from the 1960s and 1970s" and "The Wild Ones: The Erotic Photography of Mel Roberts" -- hinted that the youth in his photographs were not quite as innocent as Roberts's crafty lens and saturated colors portrayed them. 
      With the cooperation of his friend and colleague Rick Castro, physique photographer Roberts has chosen to step outside of what might be expected of him next, and bring to the public eye an exhibition of images in a genre never before seen. 

Reception Thursday, September 4, 7 - 10 PM

665 Leather and Fetish Company
Store & Exhibition Hours:
Sunday - Thursday, Noon - 8:00
PM
Friday - Saturday, Noon - 10:00
PM
8722 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
310.854.7276


October 10 - 12, 2003 Los Angeles, CA


TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
L.A. EROTIC ART WEEKEND
AND FAIR


The Tom of Finland Foundation presents this weekend dedicated to exposing the public to erotic art in all its diversity: international cultures, male, female, transgender and the complete range of alternatives in sexual orientation and expression.

      The 9th Annual Tom of Finland Foundation Erotic Art Weekend will take place October 10, 11, and 12, 2003.  The Weekend begins with an Opening Reception on Friday evening.  The Erotic Art Fair is open to the public during the day, both Saturday and Sunday;  life drawing demos, with artists and models, are held both afternoons. Saturday evening's occasion is the Foundation's annual Awards Banquet.  And on Saturday and Sunday, there is, in addition to the Fair, a symposium and panel discussion on a topic related to erotic art.

      In addition, this year's Weekend will feature an exhibit on the life of Touko Laaksonen, aka erotic artist Tom of Finland, with particular emphasis on his childhood and early adult life in his native Finland.  This exhibit was officially dedicated at the Opening of the 2003 New York Erotic Art Fair by Jari Sinkari, the Deputy Consul General of Finland.

      The Weekend serves as a fund-raising event for the Foundation, and provides a unique opportunity for erotic artists from around the world to display and sell their work to the public. The educational value of the Fairs is enormous: for many, artists and public alike, the Fairs provide the only venue in which this work can be displayed, enjoyed, and purchased. The Foundation's staff curates the Fair, to ensure a variety of styles and media.

      The Erotic Art Fair generally plays host to 60 artists, from all over the United States, and from several foreign countries. Virtually every medium is represented: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and digital work. The Foundation strives to include work representing all genders and sexual orientations.  

      When the Foundation presented its first Erotic Art Fair in 1995, it was the first event of its kind.  The Los Angeles Fair continues to be the largest event in the world dedicated to providing erotic artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their work to the public.

Fair Hotline: 323.860.9801
PICTURES OF THE EROTIC ART WEEKEND 2000 2001 2002

Events & Venues

Artists Reception
Foundation Headquarters
1421 Laveta Terrace,
Echo Park, CA 90026
213.250.1685
Friday, Oct. 10, 8 - 11 PM
$10 general public, $8 non-fair artists.
A cocktail mixer for artists and art lovers. Includes host bar and appetizers. View over 150 erotic works on display from our Permanent Collection.
Art Fair
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA
Parking: 7300 Fountain Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 1 - 7 PM
Sunday, Oct. 12, noon - 6 PM

$10 donation, includes both days.
This is a NEW venue for us. Don't go to our previous location! As Plummer Park is a public area, we are asking all those attending to wear appropriate street clothing to and from the fair. We hope to be welcomed back by our neighbors next year!
Lecture / Demonstration
At the Art Fair
Saturday, Oct. 11, 4 PM
Included with fair admission.
Tom Bianchi discusses his multi-media project “On the Couch” Gay male sexuality.
Awards Banquet
Taix Restaurant
1911 West Sunset Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 - 11 PM
$50 per plate, $40 for artists.
Advance reservations ONLY! 213.250.1685
Awards will be presented for the Emerging Erotic Artist Contest, Clive Barker will receive Foundation’s Cultural Icon Award and Herb Ritts will receive the Foundation's Artist Hall of Fame Award.
Symposium / Panel Discussion
At the Art Fair
Sunday, Oct. 12, 4 PM
Included with fair admission.
“Does it have to be big to be sexy?” With artists Michael Kirwan, Axel, and others.

Whether as an artist or an art-lover, this weekend is not to be missed!
Contact the Foundation at 213-250-1685, fax at 213.481.2092 or
email now.
For the Artist Registration Form Click Here.

Accommodations:
THE HOLLYWOOD METROPOLITAN HOTEL
 5825 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
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VOLUNTEERS SCHEDULE


September 19 - 21, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

25 Galleries Hold An Open House
At The 6th Annual

Art Crawl
See The Exhibit At The Foundation

Friday, Sept. 19 -- 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, Sept. 20 -- Noon - 6:00 PM
Sunday, Sept. 21 -- Noon - 6:00 PM

Los Angeles galleries join together for a weekend of art.
Art Crawl Website

VOLUNTEERS SCHEDULE


July 31 - September 24, 2003 New York, NY

John John Jesse
and
The Antagonist Movement
present:
Decadence Art Show


The largest erotic art exhibition in the Lower East Side EVER! 
Over 70 Artists, 2 Floors!

Opening party on July 31, 9 PM to 4 AM, no cover charge.
Three live bands plus DJ Sergio Vega. Adults only.


NIAGARA 
112 Ave A on 7th Street, New York, NY 10009
(212) 420-9517

www.JohnJohnJesse.com 
www.AntagoVision.com


September 13 - 27, 2003 Santa Monica, CA

Rick Castro
presents:
Furotica
It Ain't Exactly Bambi


Rick Castro, director of the cult classic Hustler White
and the new MTV documentary Plushies & Furries
presents photographs and videos that document
the underground "furry" lifestyle he experienced during
the filming and production of Plushies & Furries.

      What are Furries? They are people who identify with anthropomorphized animals, (animals with human characteristics) in some cases they feel that they are, in fact, part animal. Since the early 1980s, a growing number of people from every walk of life and every part of the world have been introduced to the Furry lifestyle ­­ in large part via the Internet ­­ and now consider themselves "Furry."

      Furry is not so much a hobby or trend, but rather an identity. Consider this, is being gay only about gay sex? Is it a lifestyle, or does it consist of the complete identity of an individual? The same questions apply here.

      Furry could be the beginning of a whole new social identity: "transspecies."

Friday September 19, 8:00 PM.
Screening the video Plushies and Furries and
slide show with questions and answers period with Rick Castro.
$5 admission, please R.S.V.P.


Track 16 Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave., Bldg. C-1, Santa Monica, CA 90404 · 310.264.4678
http://www.track16.com


September 4 - 27, 2003 New York, NY

Art @ Large
and
Les Barany
present:
Annie Sprinkle
Photographs


The first U.S. solo exhibition of photographic works by the legendary
Annie Sprinkle, PhD, (the first porn star to get a PhD!). 

      "I love the honesty of Annie's work. The unapologetic documentation of the sex industry, stemming from her unique insider status, is fascinating. From candid shots on porn film sets to images of pimps on the streets of NYC, to her newer portrait series of Polaroid Transfers, Annie's camera slips quietly into a behind the scenes world very few photographers can access or understand. Her photography has been long under appreciated."

--Rebecca Ames, Curator, Museum of Sex, New York City

      This year marks the 30th year that Annie Sprinkle has been exploring sexuality in all of it’s most glorious (and inglorious) forms. From her beginnings as an evolving, sexually curious starlet in pornographic films to her growth as a groundbreaking performance artist, she has shared what she has learned through film making, writing, photography, artwork, teaching workshops, and performing.

      Her fine art photography has been shown in galleries internationally, and this will be the first solo exhibition of her photographs in the U.S. with special thanks to curator, Les Barany.

Opening Reception September 4, 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Art @ Large
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00
AM - 6:00 PM.
The Film Center Building
630 Ninth Avenue No. 707, New York, NY 10036 · 212.957.8371
http://www.artatlarge.com


September 12 - 27, 2003 Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Gay & Lesbian
Film Festival
"Back to the Closets"

Images from Beau Travail

For the first time the festival will be split between Lisbon and Oporto
where a total of 14 films will be presented.

      As we have almost all the films from the last 6 festivals, the installation will consist of 14 thematic closets (i.e. Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, HIV etc.) with the relevant films being screened inside. Each "closet" will be planned and decorated by an artist selected by associations, cultural institutions and art galleries and on the opening night 14 films will be shown at the same time. After that only one film-closet will be shown per session. 

      Admission will be free for this retrospective. 

Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Website


October 2, 2003 San Francisco, CA

Carlos Batts
presents:

Crazy Sexy Hollywood


photo by Carlos Batts

In conjunction with the release of his book of the same name,
photographer Carlos Batts brings together
six of Los Angeles' finest contemporary photographers
in a collection curated by Carlos himself.
A total of fifty works pay tribute to the looks, attitudes, glamour
and grittiness that make Hollywood what it is.

This exhibit will tour the United States. See website for details.

Carlos Batts' captivating, often erotic, and sometimes mysterious works have appeared in magazines including Vibe, Maxim and Hustler.

In addition to his black and white photographs of men in bondage, Rick Castro is known for having directed the cult classic film Hustler White. 

Renowned for his striking color and black and white images of women in fetish attire, Steve Diet Goedde's photographs have graced the covers of numerous magazines. 

Patrick Hoelck's intense and revealing portraits have been exposed on the pages of magazines including Rolling Stone, Flaunt and Blender. He has directed numerous music videos and shot CD covers for a diverse group of bands.

Dave Naz's erotic images of women in various states of dress have been brought to the public's attention in numerous magazines and art exhibits around the world.

Estevan Oriol's career as a photographer started when he began recording his outrageous experiences on the road as House of Pain's tour manager. He soon became one of the most sought after photographers in the hip-hop community.

Start Soma Headquarters 
985 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 · 415.505.4734
Venue for this exhibit:
444 Jessie Street, San Francisco, CA 91403
Start Soma Gallery Website

Crazy Sexy Hollywood Website


August 1-30, 2003 London, England

Adonis Art
presents the photographs of:
Dennis Dean
"Skin"

Photo by Jeff Compasso

Dennis Dean is an exceptional photographer
of the male form based in Florida.

"I love photographing on black and white film. Visually it gives so much character to the photograph and you can focus more on what the subject was expressing."

Adonis Art
1b Coleherne Road
London SW10 9BS UK
Phone (from US): 011 44 20 7460 3888
Phone (from UK): 020 7460 3888

Monday - Friday 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 10:30
AM - 5:00 PM

Adonis Website


August 8 - 30, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

City Gallery
presents:
"Sex in Deep Space"
The Exhibition

Detail of Be Bright, Be Bright #18, Jason Eoff, 2000

A group show featuring the artwork of Dianna Cohen, Jason Eoff,
Barrie Goshko, David Allan Peters, and Michael Salerno.
Curated by Marc Arranaga and Chip Tom.

Reception for the artists, Aug. 8, 6 - 9 PM. Free.

City Gallery

8444 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
213.300.4687
 http://www.marc-jasper.com/sexindeepspace.htm


August 15 - 31, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
&
Feral House
present:
It's a Man's World:
Men's Adventure Magazines, the Postwar Pulps

Artwork: Mort Künstler

Featuring the original art of premier pulp artists
Norm Eastman, Mort Künstler, & Norman Saunders

Opening reception on August 15, 2003 at 8:00 - 11:00 PM

Original artwork from the masters of pulp.
To stand out against dozens of titles, the cover had to have impact!

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 -- 323.666.7667
See Website for details.


August 9 - 31, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

Gallery 727
presents:
"Hombre"
Latino Male Art Exhibit: Head to Toe

Artwork: Hector Silva

Noontime reception on August 14, 2003 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Exhibiting artists: Tony de Carlo, Victoria Delgadillo, Paul Groh, Mario de Lopez, Michael Greg Michaud, Miguel Angel Reyes, Teddy Sandoval, Hector Silva, Martin Sorrondeguy, and Raymundo Gregg Valenzuela

Gallery 727
727 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 · 213.627.9563
Contact: Gallery727LosAngeles@yahoo.com


August 1 - 31, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

Highways Performance Space And Gallery
presents:
Jay Jorgensen's
"Body/Image"
Photographs of the male and female nude.

Thursday August 7, 2003 at 7:00 PM $20.00
Benefit reception for Highways Performance Space and Gallery
Meet the artists and their models.
No host bar, fanciful hors d'oeuvres, music and surprises.
Call for reservations

Highways Performance Space And Gallery
Gallery Hours: 6:30 to 8:30 PM Friday through Sunday before performances,
and by appointment or chance on weekdays.
1621 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 ·  310.453.1755
http://www.highwaysperformance.org/


August 1 - 31, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

Highways Performance Space And Gallery
presents:
Philip Hitchcock's
"Myth"
New sculptures inspired by Greek, Celtic, and Hindu mythology.

"I have long been fascinated by the overt eroticism and sexually driven  story lines of classical myth," confides Hitchcock. "I discovered that the sanitized stories I heard as a kid were actually rich with prurience!  So I decided to create works that were a celebration of sexual fantasy, yet still grounded in the classics.”

Thursday August 7, 2003 at 7:00 PM $20.00
Benefit reception for Highways Performance Space and Gallery
Meet the artist and his models.
No host bar, fanciful hors d'oeuvres, music and surprises.
Call for reservations.

Sunday August 17, 2003 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
A Special Artist Discussion
The artist will present slides and video and lead a frank discussion of his work.
There will also be a demonstration of Hitchcock's body cast technique on a nude male model.

Highways Performance Space And Gallery
Gallery Hours: 6:30 to 8:30 PM Friday through Sunday before performances,
and by appointment or chance on weekdays.
1621 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 · 310.453.1755
http://www.highwaysperformance.org/


Philip Hitchcock
Is featured in Men Magazine.
Mr. Hitchcock shows all and tells all as he discusses
his life, his art, and this upcoming Los Angeles exhibit.
The August 2003 issue is on newsstands now.
Men Magazine


July 11 - September 2, 2003 West Hollywood, CA

TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
in conjunction with
665 Leather and Fetish Company

present:

"man, erotic"
Artwork For Viewing & Sale

“Hot, Heavy and Raunchy” by Nigel Kent

16 Artists Showing
plus a new series of Tom of Finland prints
on display at the store gallery.

Olaf, DIC, Roger Payne, Muscle Matt, Andy, Palanca,
Joe T., Rex, Michael Kirwan, Bud Larsen, Shimo Hiro,
Nigel Kent, Teddy of Paris, Robert Richards,
Willibrord Haas, and Goh Mishima.

665 Leather and Fetish Company
Store & Exhibition Hours:
Sunday - Thursday, Noon - 8:00
PM
Friday - Saturday, Noon - 10:00
PM
8722 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
310.854.7276


September 2 & 4, 2003 New York, NY

Book Signing
Kiss of Fire
by:

Barbara Nitke

S&M Relationships in Photographs

      Kiss of Fire is a rare view of the romantic side of sadomasochism.

      The book explores the intimacy, trust and great joy found in SM relationships through photographs. Each photograph is about something new ­ the nature of erotic impulse, sexual desire, and humanity. The extreme sexuality inspires Nitke to collaborate with the lovers who allow her into their intimate lives.

      The result is an exploration of sadomasochism, fetishes, and cross-dressing as life-enhancing, erotic experiences.

Two Book Signing Dates:


Tuesday September 2, 2003 at 7:30 PM $8
($4 w/ SM or Leather organization membership)

Slideshow and book signing
The Eulenspiegel Society (TES)
75 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Website


Thursday September 4, 2003 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM Free

Book signing and closing of "The Boys of Summer" show.
ClampArt
5331 West 25 Street, New York, NY 10001
Website

Barbara Nitke Website


September 7, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
VOLUNTEERS' BBQ
An Annual "Thank You"

Once a year we gather our volunteers together for an afternoon BBQ. It's a great opportunity to get to know some of your fellow helpers and enjoy some great grilled treats -- hot dogs with all the fixin's, beer and soda, plus gooey deserts. 

At 6:00 PM we'll have a briefing of the fall events: the East Side Art Crawl and the 9th Annual Erotic Art Weekend. Bring your calendar and sign up to help out!

4:00 - 7:00 PM
R.S.V.P. a must!
Please call 213.250.1685 or e-mail Administration.
Anyone who would like to become a volunteer is also invited to attend.


March 15 - September 1, 2003 International

TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
EMERGING EROTIC ARTIST CONTEST
Call for Submissions
erotic art
Amateur erotic artists are welcome to submit their work for this biennial contest.
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION
The contest deadline has been extended from August 1st to September 1st!


August 17, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

Artist Salon
led by

Philip Hitchcock



1:00 PM -- Free
Call for advanced reservations.

Watch video highlights of Hitchcock's work including segments from Germany's Liebe Sunde, Canada's TV Guide Television, and Playboy TV's Sexcetera. Participate in an open forum discussion of slides and the current work in the gallery from the exhibition Myth.

The event will also include a bodycast demonstration with a male model.

Highways Performance Space And Gallery
1621 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 ·  310.453.1755
http://www.highwaysperformance.org/


August 7 - 22, 2003 New York, NY

Art @ Large
Presents An
Erotic Juried Exhibition

36 Artists from the USA and beyond


Winners of the Neo-Erotic Juried Show to be announced in mid-June 2003.
Best in Show gets solo exhibition in 2004.

Juror: Grady T. Turner, art critic, author, and curator of the inaugural exhibition
of the Museum of Sex, New York City.

      "This a dichotomous moment for artists interested in sex and sexuality," says Mr. Turner. "On the one hand, commercial galleries and art magazines are filled with art addressing intimacy, love, and the body, some of it rather explicit. On the other, the category of 'erotic art' is regarded as something of an art world ghetto, cut apart from the mainstream and thus largely denied access to its infrastructure of galleries, magazines, art fairs and so on.

      "In jurying this show, I was impressed by the quality and diversity of art submitted by artists who would classify their work as erotic. In the very painful process of making final selections from over 300 submissions, I decided to select a group that reflected the variety of those submissions. So it is that the final result is a mix of media and sexual styles, but also of fine artists and commercial artists, professionals and amateurs, teachers and students."

The winner is to be announced at the opening reception
for the artists and Mr. Turner, which will be held on
Thursday, August 7, 2003, 6 - 9:00 PM.

Art @ Large
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11
AM - 6 PM.
The Film Center Building
630 Ninth Avenue No. 707, New York, NY 10036  212.957.8371
http://www.artatlarge.com


April 26 - August 24, 2003 Graz, Austria

Phantom of Desire
Visions of Masochism in Art

0ver 125 artists featuring approximately 12 works by Tom of Finland, plus Salvidor Dali, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel Peter Witkin, Man Ray, John Waters, Cy Twombly, Greg Gorman, Helmut Newton, Marcel Duchamp, Larry Davis and Aubrey Beardsley and many more.

MORE INFORMATION AND IMAGES
Opening: Friday, 25th April. Gallery hours: Tue-Sun 10am - 6pm, Thu 10am - 8pm 
Curators: Peter Weibel, Michael Farin; Co-Curators: Christa Steinle, Elisabeth Fiedler; In co-operation with Graz 2003 – Cultural Capital of Europe.

Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum: Sackstraße 16, A-8010 Graz - Austria; Tel.: (+43) 0316 / 829155, Fax: (+43) 0316 / 815401, e-mail: neuegalerie@stmk.gv.at


July 11 - 30, 2003 Hollywood, CA

Graphic Depot
presents:
"Windows"
by Eban Lehrer

Photo by Jeff Compasso

Headquarters
1654 Schrader Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
323.962.6634
See Website for details.


July 7 - 31, 2003 Fort Lauderdale, FL

ArtsUnited
presents the photography of:
Glen Mitchell

Photo by Jeff Compasso

Stonewall Library and Archives
1717 N. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Opening Reception: Monday, July 7th, 6:30 PM -  8 PM
Glen Mitchell Website
ArtsUnited Website
Stonewall Library and Archives Website


July 10 - August 2, 2003 New York, NY

Art @ Large
presents:
Fred Hatt
"Lifeforce"
an exhibition of drawings

Fred Hatt's love and skill for drawing the human figure is equal to his passion for body art performance. His work as a performance artist takes him on travels worldwide where he engages in everything from ritualistic work based on Japanese Butoh to body-painting live nude models.

Most notably, his body-painting performance video was featured in Body Art: Marks of Identity, November 1999 - May 2000 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

    “Drawing is a kind of dancing, all there in the moment, in the body. The artist's eyes dance on the beams of light that move on the surfaces of the model. Underneath, tremors and shiftings of muscles, movement of breath, flowing of vessels and nerves call the eye here and there, moving. In these visions the mind traces line, form, light and color, partnering the dance.”

Art @ Large
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11
AM - 6 PM.
The Film Center Building
630 Ninth Avenue No. 707, New York, NY 10036  212.957.8371
http://www.artatlarge.com


August 7, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

A Benefit For
Highways Performance Space And Gallery

7:00 PM $20.00
Meet artists Jay Jorgensen and Philip Hitchcock
and their models.
No host bar, fanciful hors d'oeuvres, music and surprise entertainment.

Highways Performance Space And Gallery
1621 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 ·  310.453.1755
http://www.highwaysperformance.org/


July 12, 2003 Minneapolis, MN

Marc DeBauch presents an
Erotic Art Open House

"Homage to Parrish"
by Marc DeBauch

4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Feel free bring your friends, there's no charge.
Wine and refreshments served.
Contact Marc if you need directions.

3233 Russell Avenue North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55412
For Website: CLICK HERE.


June 24 - July 12, 2003 Lima, Peru

“BUENA COSECHA 2003”
An Exhibition By Several Young Artists

Included in this group of artists is Foundation supporter Palanca.
In this exhibit, Palanca will showing his rarely seen photographs.

For additional information, CLICK HERE.


July 19, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
"Salon Night"
A Gathering of Artists, Collectors & Art Lovers
8 - 11
PM


Left to Right: Sultan, Windon Boy and
co-host John Jockinsen at our first Salon Night.

A casual evening where artists, collectors and art lovers can meet, discuss mutual interests, and make new contacts. Artists are welcome to show their work, and collectors are encouraged to show works they have collected.

Salon will be held in the very special home of one of our most respected Members who has an exceptional collection he would like as all to enjoy -- therefore the number of guests will be limited. A confirmation letter with the address for the evening will be sent to those who RSVP.

Please check The Foundation's E-news #5 for more information if you are interested in attending.


April 12 - July 24, 2003 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mister B presents: 
DrubSkin
A Showing of Limited Edition Prints


Punks, skinheads and blue-collar workers all getting it on. Who would have thought that such imagery would come out of Kansas? Breaking both stereotypes and conventional production methods, Drub's artwork fuses the homoerotic with a comic book aesthetic.

Mr B, Warmeosstraat 89, 1012 hz Amsterdam, Netherlands
See Website for details.


July 25, 2003 New York City, NY

Cram Concepts presents:
"Graffiti On Girls"
live bodypainting

Hosted by Defex Clothing
Visuals by Spent 2000, Music by Just One and Parish.
E-mail cramcept@aol.com to get on the free guest list.

 10:00 PM at Freight, 410 W. 16th St., New York City, NY 10011
See Website for details.


June 14 - July 26, 2003 Long Beach, CA

“Uncovered: The Nude Male”
A GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

Photo by Jeff Compasso
Photo by Jeff Compasso

Featuring:
Olivia Barrionuevo       Randal lum
Jeff Compasso Stathis Orphanos
Everett Engbers Daniel Perry
Joseph Franklin Tim Ricks
Lorenzo Gomez Brian To
Steve Henry
 
The exhibit also includes:
Brandon Jason Trask's
Life Body Castings
&
Alejandra Veron's
Male Collage Paintings

Gallery hours are 1-7 PM Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment.

Special event Saturday, July 12th at 2:00 PM
Life body casting demonstration by Brandon Jason Trask.
Live models and photo shoot.

Icaro Gallery
4258 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
562.427.4258
Further information at www.IcaroGallery.com


July 1 - 26, 2003 London, England

Adonis Art
presents the latest paintings and drawings of:
Guy Burch

Photo by Jeff Compasso

British artist Guy Burch is known for his extraordinary pictures of
night clubs and night culture drawn from his own experience
of London's vibrant night scene.

Adonis Art
1b Coleherne Road
London SW10 9BS UK
Phone (from US): 011 44 20 7460 3888
Phone (from UK): 020 7460 3888

Monday - Friday 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 10:30
AM - 5:00 PM

Adonis Website


June 27 - 29, 2003 Santa Monica, CA

12th Street Lofts Project
presents:
"Paramour Pigmentum"
by
David Crocker


Recent paintings, works on paper, and photography.

Opening reception:
Friday, June 27, 2003, 6:00 to 10:00 PM.
Exhibition hours:
Friday 6 - 10 PM, Saturday 2 - 8 PM, Sunday 12 - 4 PM

12th Street Lofts Project
1544 12th Street, Suite 304, Santa Monica, CA


June 3 - 28, 2003 London, England

Adonis Art
presents:
"Bound by the Womb"
by
Michele Martinoli



This is the first-ever exhibition by a woman photographer held at the gallery.  "Bound by the Womb" captures the unconventional beauty and subtle sexuality of Michele¹s raw male subjects in a startling black and white, and color, portfolio.  Martinoli¹s candid female gaze underscores the classical beauty of the male body -- amplifying not just the sexual power, but also the emotional charge of her sitters.

Martinoli¹s models are of her own creation - indeed one is her son (Zenaide), and the others are her extended family. This close association is significant in the analysis of her work.

Adonis Art
1b Coleherne Road London SW10 9BS UK
From USA: 011 44 20 7460 3888 -- (within UK) 020 7460 3888
See Website for details.


May 14 - June 28, 2003 New York City, NY

The Robert Miller Gallery
presents:
Pierre et Gilles



Pierre et Gilles are a pair of fabulous French artists who's works have become the definition of kitsch. As a result, they have become icons themselves. Often considered photographers, this isn't precisely true. A piece by Pierre et Gilles combines photographs with painting and collage. Their portraits turn celebrities into icons, blending classical ideals, religious images, and eroticism. 

While Pierre et Gilles play irreverently with our perceptions of religion and pop culture, juxtaposing the secular and non-secular, the saint and the sinner, the divine and the depraved,  they are seen more as iconographers of the modern age then iconoclasts. They play with stereotypes of religion, sexuality and culture and draw from numerous genres for their inspiration. Their works are a celebration rather than an enlightenment.

The Robert Miller Gallery
254 W. 26th St., New York, NY -- 212.366.4774
See Website for details.


May 20 - June 28, 2003 New York City, NY

The Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation
presents:
"The Kiss"
gay and lesbian photo biennial
56 artists represented by 108 photographs



The language of love, friendship, hate and all the subtle expressions 
between two people can be expressed in the kiss — 
eyes open, eyes closed, bodies touching, bodies apart, subtlety or 
with graphic and cruel violence, acceptance or rejection. 
Love, lust, hate, envy, comedy, tragedy are but a few of the ways
 in which our expressions are conveyed through the kiss.

Those moments are often fleeting,
 but with a camera the lifetime of a moment can last forever.

Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation
127-B Prince Street, New York, NY 10012-3154 -- (212) 673-7007
See Website for details.


Ends June 30, 2003 Hollywood, CA

HQ
presents:
Rodriel
Male nudes, graphite on paper.

(HQ) Headquarters
1654 Schrader Boulevard, Hollywood CA 90028 -- 323.962.6634


September 23, 2002 - July 3, 2003 New York, NY

“NYC SEX”
THE INAUGURAL EXHIBITION OF THE MUSEUM OF SEX

Delving into the histories of prostitution, burlesque, birth control, obscenity, fetish and more, the inaugural exhibition of The Museum of Sex, "NYC Sex" includes never-before exhibited selections from public and private collections, including materials once confiscated and classified as obscene. These primary sources of social history -- letters, photographs, films and newspapers -- reveal how it has been possible in New York, more than in any other American city, to form communities around Sex and Sexuality.

This exhibition runs through July 3, 2002.
Complete information and ticket sales at nycsex.museumofsex.com


March 15 - June 14, 2003 Miami, FL

The Violent Art Show

While the theme of this show is not specifically erotic, it does feature for sale one of the world’s most famous erotic works.   The Dutch sculptor Herman Makkink acquired world-wide fame when director Stanley Kubrick used several of his works in the classic film “A Clockwork Orange.” Probably the most memorable of these is “The Rocking Machine,” a fiber glass sculpture of a penis with a beautifully-shaped female rear, which was used in the movie by Alex (Malcom MacDowell) to commit a crime.

Instigated by the graphic design trio Drencrom, Makkink has now resurrected his kinetic sculpture, which is available for the first time since 1969 in a limited edition of six. Wild Seduction Gallery is proud to exhibit this important sculpture, hand-cast in fiber glass from the original mould, numbered and signed by the artist.

The exhibition also includes four more different and powerful artists: Charles Krafft, Robert Preston, Adán Hernández, and William Cordoba.  For complete biographies and interviews with the artists, visit http://wildseduction.comWild Seduction Gallery: 2762 NW 22nd St., Miami, Florida. 305-633-8951.


June 14 - 15, 2003 Lakewood, CA

Wim Griffith
Studio Art Show & Sale

   

"Baggy Boy"
Steel Sculpture

"Anticipation"
Bronze

Male Nude Paintings
Bronze & Steel Sculpture

11
AM - 5 PM

Wim Griffith Art
3314 Country Club Dr.
Lakewood, CA 90712
Website


through June 16, 2003 Nationwide

Share Your Vision
Art Contest 2003
for HIV+ artists



ShareYour Vision is a national art contest and exhibition, sponsored by Visual AIDS with funding from Roche. The Share Your Vision program was created to help raise awareness of the impact of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis on the lives of people with HIV. CMV retinitis is an AIDS-related opportunistic infection, which, if left untreated, can lead to blindness. The contest is open to HIV-positive artists who have been affected by or touched by CMV retinitis. The most appropriate submissions will address, discuss or represent the artist’s understanding of and/or experience with CMV retinitis. Selected works will be displayed in an exhibition at Artists Space in New York and included in an accompanying exhibition catalogue. Winning artists and a guest will be invited to attend the opening reception on Wednesday, October 22, 2003. Prizes will be awarded to winning artists, with a matching gift to an HIV/AIDS charitable 501(c)(3) research or support organization of the winner’s choice.

Visual AIDS
526 West 26th Street #510
New York, NY 10001
Website


June 20, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION'S
Third Annual
Seamen & Commanders'
Cocktail Party

Traditionally held on the Friday night of L.A. Gay Pride, it's a great way to kick-off the weekend -- and is a fun social evening.

This invitation-only event is intended as a thank you to those who contribute $100 or more to The Foundation during the year -- typically by becoming a member at the Seaman ($100) or Commander ($250) level.

Special Art Displays & Presentations

Join the Foundation or upgrade your
MEMBERSHIP

Volunteers to help with this event can e-mail Scott.


May 29 - June 21, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

The Advocate Gallery
presents recent paintings by:
Jonathan Weinburg

Jonathan Weinberg is scholar and artist-in-residence at the Getty Research Institute in 2002-2003. He is also the author of
Speaking for Vice: Homosexuality in the Art of Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, and the First American Avant-Garde
and
Ambition and Love in Modern American Art.

Curated by Marc S. Arranaga · Free admission.
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 6 PM - 9 PM,  Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM.

Public lecture by Jonathan Weinburg:
I Want Muscle: The Brawny Male in 1930s American Art
Thursday, June 5th 7:00 PM
Based on his forthcoming book:
Male Desire: The Homoerotic in American Art

The Advocate Gallery
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323.860.7337

L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center Website
The Advocate Gallery Website


May 29 - June 21, 2003 New York City, NY

Art @ Large
presents:
Frances Turner
"Flesh In Oil"
an exhibition of paintings & drawings

    “I draw bodies because I am surrounded by them, but also because they, to me, are the most expressive way to talk about the world. The human body is such a powerful image, manipulated shamelessly all our lives, interpreted as ourselves, and as the shell in which we live and through which we experience the external world.”

Art @ Large
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11
AM - 6 PM.
Opening reception on Thursday, May 29, 2003, 6 - 9:00 PM.
630 Ninth Avenue No. 707, New York, NY 10036  212.957.8371
http://www.artatlarge.com


June 21 - 22, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
participates in the
"Erotic City"
an exciting part of
L. A. Pride 2003
presented by:
Christopher Street West



Saturday -- Noon till 11:00 PM
Sunday -- Noon till 9:00
PM

Join The Tom of Finland Foundation at Erotic City,
the "adults only" area of the L.A. Gay Pride Festival.

See a diorama about Tom of Finland.
Six erotic artists attending each day.
Special artist demonstrations.
A video presentation.
and...
Exhibition of the NEW Tom of Finland ACTION FIGURE!
(A character to keep Ken, G. I. Joe and Billy collectibles happy and active.)

Erotic City
http://www.lapride.org/eroticcity.htm

Christopher Street West / L. A. Gay Pride 2003
http://www.lapride.org/

Volunteer for this event by contacting Durk Dehner.


March 19 – May 3, 2003… London, England
'A PRESENT FROM THE ZOO'
 DRAWINGS BY DONALD URQUHART

On three floors, this exhibition features over sixty black-and-white ink drawings, and art and artifacts from legendary gay club 'The Beautiful Bend' dating back to 1993.  The drawings cover an abundance of subjects including erotic images of men, San Francisco clones, animals in the Wild West, Germany at the time the Hindenburg crashed, The Country Diary of an Edwardian Cripple, and a selection of Bollywood themed pictures.

 MAGNANI: 83 Commercial Street, LONDON E1.
Gallery open Thursday to Saturday 12
PM to 6 PM.


May 1 – May 4, 2003… New York City, NY
'Dirty Little Drawings'
Weekend Art Mart

Bury your face in over 400 works of sexually explicit art. All are 5" x 5". All are $50.
An exhibition by The Queer Men's Erotic Drawing Workshop.
Four day sale and events including the Opening, Towel Dance, and a Drawing Demo.

The Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation: 127 B Prince Street, New York, NY 10012.
212.673.7007
http://www.leslielohman.org/


Sunday May 4, 2003... Los Angeles, California
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
PRESENTS
TOM'S BAR
The Foundation's annual fundraiser is a celebration of Tom's birthday
and his spirit of uninhibited sexy fun.

LIVE PERFORMANCES
SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLE
ART AND LEATHER GEAR
FAULTLINE LOT BEER BUST

$10 Donation OR $8 AND PREFERRED ENTRY for Foundation Members
Call 213.250.1685 to join now!
Or Click Here

Don't miss this great event, and come early to avoid the line!

SEE TOM'S BAR PHOTOS AND MORE: 2001  2000

Faultline Bar: 4216 Melrose (at Vermont), Los Angeles, CA  90029.
MAP
323.660.0889
(To Volunteer for this event, Click Here)


May 10 - 11, 2003... Phoenix, AZ
Bobby Cook Studio 
International Erotic Art Show
Each year he  welcomes the public to view the works of some of the best erotic artists from around the world. Venue: Sunshine Hotel and Suites, 3600 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ. www.bobbycookstudio.com


Call For Erotic Artists!
Submission Deadline: MAY 15, 2003
Juried show to be held at: Art @ Large, New York City's Premier Neo-Erotica Art Gallery, August 7- 22, 2003.

Juror: Grady T. Turner, art critic, author, and curator of the inaugural exhibition of the Museum of Sex, New York City. All media & orientations in Erotic Art, Nudes, Sexuality - from the demure to the explicit. Best in Show gets solo exhibition in 2004.

For further information, http://www.artatlarge.com
or send SASE for Prospectus to:
Art @ Large 630 Ninth Ave #707 New York NY 10036.


May 16, 2003 New York City, NY

Cram Concepts presents:
"Graffiti On Girls"
live bodypainting

A one-year anniversary party for Defex Clothing.
Visuals by Spent 2000, Music by Just One and Parish.
E-mail cramcept@aol.com to get on the free guest list.

 10:00 PM at Freight, 410 W. 16th St., New York City, NY 10011
See Website for details.


April 24 - May 17, 2003 New York City, NY

Art @ Large
presents:
Ducky DooLittle
"Fan Mail"

Art @ Large is pleased to announce an exhibition from the archives of Ducky DooLittle, featuring memorabilia, fan letters and drawings from her worldwide legion of sex-starved fans. Ducky states, "I instantly fell in love with the aesthetics of their postmarks, handwriting, grammar and illustrations. However, it is the honesty and raw articulation of erotic emotion these individuals have put forth that makes each letter pure art".

 Art @ Large: 630 Ninth Avenue No. 707, NYC, NY  212-957-8371. http://www.artatlarge.com
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11
AM - 6 PM.


Ducky DooLittle is a sexual researcher, sex educator, writer and comedian. Ducky has been featured in Cosmo, Girlfriends, Penthouse, Details, The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Observer, NY Post, and The Village Voice. Her media appearances include Sex Bytes (HBO), Sexcetera (PlayboyTV), Behind Closed Doors (PlayboyTV), and The Howard Stern Show (E!). She is featured in the inaugural exhibit of the Museum of Sex, New York City. Her first book will be released in 2003 with Cleis Press.

Some proceeds from sales will go to benefit the Positive Health Project in NYC. www.positivehealthproject.org

An opening reception for Ducky will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2003, 6 - 9:00 PM


May 23 - 26, 2003 Chicago, IL

International Mr. Leather presents:
The Leather Market

The IML 2003 Leather Market
Features The Following Artists:
Rick Aguilar, Marc DeBauch, Gryphon,
The Hun, and Leon

The Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603
See Website for details.


May 2 - June 1, 2003 Los Angeles, CA

The La Luz de Jesus Gallery
presents:
"The Italian Connection"
Selected works from Mondo Bizzarro Gallery
Bologna, Italy's Premier Underground Gallery

"Nicolas Cage, Bank of Celebration Paramount" © Walter Bortolossi, 2003 oil on canvas. "The Death of Art" ©  Dast, 2003 acrylic on canvas. "H Bomb" © Roberto Baldazzini 2003 acrylic on canvas.

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 -- 323.666.7667
See Website for details.


May 30 - June 1, 2003 New York City, NY

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents the:
3rd Annual New York City 
EROTIC ART WEEKEND
AND FAIR


This Tom of Finland sketch
will be presented to The Center.

Over 45 Artists from Around the World
Sculpture, Photography, Paintings, Sketches, Digital Renderings and more.
Male & Female works of art on display and for sale.
Most major credit cards will be accepted.

Live Nude Figure Drawing & Photography Both Days
Bring your art materials or just enjoy viewing the human form.

Artists' Reception on Friday
Panel Discussion/Symposium on Sunday
Barbeque Benefit on Sunday
See below for details.

Friday
May 30, 2003
  8:00 - 11:00 PM
ARTISTS' RECEPTION

Admission: $7.00 -- No host bar.
· Kick off the weekend by getting to know some of our many artists
-- many will have pieces for sale during the evening.
· See an original Tom of Finland sketch that will be presented to The Center. Representatives of The Center's board of directors will be in attendance.
· See the unveiling of a display Tom of Finland's early life and career in his native country. Representatives of the Consul General of Finland are expected to attend.

Saturday
May 31, 2003

  Noon - 6:00 PM
FAIR IS OPEN!
Admission: $10.00 -- Good for both days.

Sunday
June 1, 2003

  Noon - 6:00 PM
FAIR IS OPEN!
Admission: $10.00 -- Good for both days.

2:00 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION/SYMPOSIUM

Admission: Free to fair attendees.
"Does it have to be big to be sexy?"
An open discussion with artists and collectors in The Center's meeting room. Robert Woodworth is moderating. Panelists include Marc deBauch, Robert Richards and Durk Dehner.

5:00 - 10:00 PM
BARBEQUE

Admission donation: $5.00
Join artists, volunteers, and other art lovers at this benefit for the Tom of Finland Foundation held at The Eagle Bar. The event will include a visual presentation of erotic art during a relaxed social setting.

The Foundation has produced Erotic Art Fairs in Los Angeles since 1995, and held the first Fair in New York in 2001. Last year, the New York Fair hosted 35 artists;  for 2003, the Fair will be expanded to accommodate over 45 artists.

EXHIBITING WILL BE SUCH ARTISTS
AND ORGANIZATIONS AS:

HotLead, William H. Crist, Albert Crudo, J.D. Dragan, Kim Hanson, Sugoi, Neil Bruce, Painter Jayne, David Manley, Robert W. Richards, Robert Hugh Rosen, Frank Sheehan, Paul Wirhun, Mark Durham, Brian Riley, Griffy, Will Hubscher, Carolyn Weltman, TonyBoy69, Patrick Lee, Marc DeBauch, Xavier Cicquel, Axel, Brain H. Crede, Ross Johnston, and Benoit Prevot, Art @ Large, All American Kink, Visual Aids, and the Leslie-Lohman Foundation and more...

ARTISTS REPRESENTED BY THEIR WORKS:

Bastille, Art by Andy, Roger Payne, Muscle Matt, Teddy of Paris, Palanca, Michael Kirwan, DIC, Bud Larson, Licker, Nigel Kent, Goh Mishima, Olaf, Rex, Shimo Himo, Joe T, Rick Castro, and Tom of Finland.

Artists who wish to exhibit at the New York Fair
can obtain guidelines and an application here.
Volunteers can e-mail Dan Berkowitz.
Credentialed Members of the Press
receive complimentary admission.

PHOTOS AND COVERAGE OF LAST YEAR'S FAIR

The main events will be held at:
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Services Center

208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
· 212.620.7310
http://www.gaycenter.org/

The barbeque benefit will be held at:
The Eagle Bar
554 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001
· 646.473.1866
http://www.eagle-ny.com/


May 28 - June 2 2003 International

Tech TV presents:
Wired for Sex
Episode #3:

"Future Fetish"
featuring
Rick Castro's
Photography and Videos

Check your local listings for exact time and date.
Available on cable and satellite.

Tech TV
See Website for details.


March 1 - June 4, 2003 Minneapolis, MN

SKIN 2003
International Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibit
celebrating "The Nude"

ICEBOX Gallery presents:  The human body in art.  Figures, eros, fragments, politics, mirrors, estrangement, mind, and metamorphosis in a two part exhibit of more than one hundred works of art representing 40 artists from around the world. Including recent work by Marc DeBauch.
Part 1 / Opening Reception:  8
PMSaturday, March  1  -  Show Ends April 19, 2003.
Part 2 / Opening Reception:  8
PM Saturday, May  3  -    Show Ends June 14, 2003.   
Each exhibit has a $2 Admission.
Icebox Gallery: 2401 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN  55418
Hours: Tue - Fri 10 - 6 , Sat 12 - 5
PM, Open until 9 PM on Thursdays.
Phone 612-788-1790     Fax 612-788-6947
http://www.iceboxminnesota.com


Continuing... Berlin, Germany

EROTIC MUSEUM
Beate Uhse EROTIK MUSEUM
OVER 5,000 PIECES OF EROTIC ART ON 3 FLOORS!
Ancient and contemporary art in all mediums from all over the world.
Kantstraße at Joachimstaler Str., between Café Kranzler and bahnhof Zoo, 10623 Berlin.
030 / 8 86 06 66. Open everyday 9am to midnight.


Continuing... Hollywood, CA


Michael Childers
NEW PHOTO STUDIO
Photographic work shown and commissions arranged by appointment.
1627 North Gower / Hollywood CA 90028     323-466-9951

The images on this website are copyrighted and are not to be used for commercial purposes or reproduced anywhere without the permission of the artist or other copyright holder.


To Readers of the Calendar World Wide:
We would be pleased to announce any erotic art event in your neighborhood but you have to let us know about it. E-mail us at
webmaster@tomoffinlandfoundation.org or write us at: the Tom of Finland Foundation - ATTN: Upcoming Events Calendar - P.O. Box 26658 - LA, CA 90026 USA. Please allow at least 6 weeks advance notice.



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