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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.

EXPIRED EVENTS 2009
Events that have appeared on our Events Page.


the following events are NOT listed according to closing date

November, 2009

FIAE
presents:

4th International Festival of Animation
Love, passion, sex, and more!


Call for Film Makers
Deadline: August 31, 2009
.

Details

São Paulo, Brazil

September 19, 2009

Casita del Pueblo
presents:

Hector Silva
New Works & Recognition


Silva is recognized by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department
and will debut his new works.

Details

Los Angeles, CA

September 25 -
October 3, 2009

Dirty Show LLC
presents:

The Dirty Show 10.5
An International Erotic Art Exhibition

The mission of The Dirty Show is to promote, publish and
propagate erotic art in all forms.

Details

Detroit, MI

October 11, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: TBD

Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch pad!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

April 10 -
October 16, 2009

The Leather Archives & Museum
presents:
Under Orders:
Objects of Authority


"What happens when we relinquish that control during
the creation process and become mere tools for another’s vision?"

Details

Chicago, IL

September 10 -
October 23, 2009

The Advocate & Gochis Galleries
presents:
Ivy Bottini
A Life In Art: 1960-2009


"...even before her career as an activist began in 1966,
she started creating brilliant artworks and has never stopped."

Details

Los Angeles, CA

October 17 -
November 14, 2009

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

The Thin Veil
The Veil Is Thinnest Around All Hallows Eve


"Celebrate this sacred night,
With jack o' lanterns and candlelight."

Details

Los Angeles, CA

November 15 , 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Palm Springs Fundraiser!
A benefit for the Foundation

At The Barracks Bar, where else?

The official closing event of Leather Pride '09!

Details


Palm Springs, CA

December 6, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: TBD
NOTE: Date changed from Dec. 13, 2009
Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch pad!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

September 26 -
November 21, 2009

Schlechtriem Brothers
present:

Tom of Finland
A Major Exhibition of Rarely Seen Works

Works from the Foundation's and other collections.
PLUS a selection of original studies and reproductions for sale.


Details


Berlin, Germany

June 7 -
November 11, 2009

53rd International Art Exhibition
At the Nordic and Danish Pavilions:
The Collectors
Not a group show in the conventional sense.

A flamboyant bachelor’s pad with a group of young male hustlers
sipping vodka tonics and viewing Tom of Finland original artwork.

Details

Venice, Italy

August 29, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
Cops 'n' Thugs
A Benefit Night for Foundation


Good cops — Bad cops
Bad Boyz — Gangstas — Punks
VOLUNTEERS ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN

Details

Los Angeles, CA

August 1 - 31, 2009

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

Marching AIDS Heroic
Curated by Charles Ryan Long


"The amazing work contained within the archives is awe inspiring and
a powerful living example of the contributions of the HIV+ community
..."

Details

Online

September 5, 2009

LiquiDREAMS
presents a:

Labor Day Weekend Pool Party
Benefit for the Tom of Finland Foundation

Cool Off With Beautiful Mermaids, Mermen & Sailors.
Food & Drinks, Fun & Surprises, & More!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

August 5 -
September 12, 2009

James Stone, Michelle Carr & Rick Castro
present:

Club Fuck
20th Anniversary & Exhibition

"On August 5th, 1989,
the club scene in Los Angeles changed forever..."

Details

Los Angeles, CA

September 10 - 12, 2009

Erotic Signature
presents:
Art Undressed 2009
Los Angeles Erotic Art Weekend

"This unique collection represents the work of some 100 of the
most talented erotic artists and photographers from all over the world."

Details

Los Angeles, CA

September 13, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: TBD

Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch pad!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

August 9, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: Lomas

Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch pad!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

August 7 - 9, 2009

Mistress Cyan & The Leather Journal
present:
International Olympus Leather
Promoting a Positive Image of the Leather Lifestyle

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
will be represented in the Exhibition Hall.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

June 27 -
August 15, 2009

phd
presents:

Tom Bianchi:
Memories of Fire Island


"Before gay marriage, before 'don't ask-don't tell,' before AIDS,
and even before Stonewall... there was Fire Island."

Details

St. Louis, MO

June 27 -
August 15, 2009

phd
presents:

Please God, Make Me Not Queer:
Modern Prayers Painted on Aluminum


"David Lancaster proposes a collection of modern prayers... designed to
explore and question the nature of communication with the divine."

Details

St. Louis, MO

May 17 -
July 18, 2009

Visions Art Gallery & Art and Discord
present:

(Nu)erotic
or... Why Does Love Make Us All So Crazy?!


Call For Artists!
Submission deadline is April 17, 2009

Details

Medway, MA

July 10 - 22, 2009

Lyman-Eyer Gallery
presents:
The Breathtaking Blue
Solo Exhibit by Michael Breyette


With "blue" as his inspiration, these new originals explore
all of it's aspects: visual, emotional, and sensual.

Details

Provincetown, MA

July 11, 2009

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

E.M.A
A Tribute to Ed McAndrews


Antebellum Gallery would like to invite all to attend
a memorial in honor of Ed McAndrews aka E.M.A.

Details

Los Angeles, CA

July 12 , 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: To be announced

Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch pad!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

June 4 - 6, 2009

Antebellum

Erotic Signature
presents:
Art Undressed 2009
South Florida’s Annual Erotic Art Weekend

Showcasing artworks from over 150 artists.
Displaying close to 350 different pieces.

Details


Miami, FL

June 7, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: To be announced

Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch pad!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

June 21 , 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Tom's Bar

It's our BIGGEST FunRaiser of the year.
On Daddy's Day and the Summer Solstice!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

May 6 -
June 27, 2009
Antebellum

Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation
presents:
Dionysus in Love
Marco Silombria — A Retrospective

Paintings, ceramics, drawing and photography.
Curated by Peter Weiermair.

Details


New York, NY

May 9, 2009

Bears Ventura, DJ Steve Mercado & Paddy's
present:
TEMPTation
A Benefit for Tom of Finland Foundation
& VCRA's Walk For Life

A leather, uniform, fetish dance with erotic art show, dancers,
all night beer bust, raffles & prizes and more!

Details


Ventura (Los Angeles), CA

March 30 -
May 9, 2009

Flazh!Alley Studio
presents:
Mayhem!!
Apocalyptic Images of Our Times

"The images speak of endings in the midst of civilized achievement,
hesitation amid architectural forms, an aesthetic of impending revelation."

Details


Los Angeles, CA

May 10, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: To be announced

Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch pad!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

April 3 -
May 15, 2009

Werkstattgalerie
presents:
Mankind: Versions & Perversions
A New Show About the Male Nude

Curated by Edward Lucie-Smith.
Ten international artists are exhibiting.

Details


Berlin, Germany

April 11 -
May 16, 2009
Antebellum

Antebellum
presents:
Clownie - Baby - Amputee
Three unique fetishes together at last!

The first art exhibition combining the most controversial
erotic fetishes. 12 artists and more!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

May 5 - 28, 2009

Antebellum

Teresarius
presents:
Barcelona Art Gay
Mixing photography, painting, sculpture, comics & video.

The themes of this kind of art range from the sensuality of the nude erotic
and psycho-affective relations among people of the same sex.

Details


Barcelona, Spain

May 5 - 29, 2009

Antebellum

Adonis Art
presents:
Hawksmoor Men
By Cornelius McCarthy

"Hawksmoor's virile, masculine architecture seems here to echo
the forms and articulation of the live male bodies."

Details


London, England / Online

May 1 - 31, 2009

Antebellum

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

Warrior
Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

"How safe we all felt, underneath the disco ball,
the dance floor offering a sense of belonging and community."

Details


Online

April 12, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
Tom of Finland XXL
A benefit for the Foundation

We're celebrating the release of the biggest Tom book ever.
Bring your PARTY attitude. This is going to be a HUGE!

Details


Palm Springs, CA

April 19, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: Hank & Nelson Troy

Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch pad!
This workshop is a week later than usual due to Easter.
Details


Los Angeles, CA

April 25, 2009

Philip Hitchcock
presents a:

Lifecasting Workshop
A Hands-On Experience


"Lifecasting or bodycasting is an exciting and powerful artform
that has been used for centuries to immortalize its subjects."

Details

St. Louis, MO

April 1 - 25, 2009

Adonis Art
presents:
George Cayford
An Exhibition of Drawings


"An artist who concentrates on the male form as an object,
rather than a figure in a setting."

Details

London, England / Online

April 24 - 26, 2009

Rochester Erotic Arts Inc.
presents the:
Rochester Erotic Arts Festival
Celebrate your sensuality!


Call For Artists!
Submission deadline is February 20, 2009

Details

Rochester, NY

April 24 - 26, 2009

Antebellum

Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend
presents:
BD/SM Erotic Art Show
The Fourth Annual Show of Leather Fetish Eroticism

A juried exhibition.
CLAW is a new kind of leather convention.

Details


Cleveland, OH

April 1 - 30, 2009

Antebellum

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

Mythologies
Curated by Anne Couillaud

"Their artworks display interpretations of a specific myth
and reveal their projections on it."

Details


Online

April 7 -
May 1, 2009

Adonis Art
presents a:
Private Collection Sale
60 Works by Some of the Leading Artists of the Male Form

Artists include: Andrew Potter, Yuliang Wu, Gena Ivanov,
Mark Satchwill, Myles Antony and Philippe Martez.

Details


London, England / Online

April 30 -
May 3, 2009

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture
presents:
Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2009
Own Your Pleasure


Includes four days of events with: an Artist’s Reception, contemplative
daytime gallery hours, informative lectures, hands-on workshops and more.

Details

Seattle, WA

April 6 -
May 4, 2009

Exposure Gallery
presents:

Permanent Impression
An Exhibition, a Demo, & a Workshop by Philip Hitchcock

"Lifecasting or bodycasting is an exciting and powerful artform
that has been used for centuries to immortalize its subjects."

Details


Palm Springs, CA

April 6 -
May 4, 2009

Exposure Gallery
presents:

Men In Blue Water
An Exhibition by Tom Bianchi

"Lawyer, artist, motivational speaker, and world famous photographer,
Tom Bianchi is one of the most published artists of our time."

Details


Palm Springs, CA

January 16 -
April 10, 2009

The Leather Archives & Museum
presents:
Beauties Service
Watercolor figures by Kate Tastrophe


"These ladies want to be looked at. They want to be studied.
They want to inspire those dirty little thoughts."

Details

Chicago, IL

February 14 -
April 11, 2009

Groundfloor Gallery
presents:

Hector Silva
A New Exhibit


Hector Silva is a Los Angeles based artist originally from Mexico.
His work is oriented towards the human figure.

Details

Los Angeles, CA

March 4 - 28, 2009

Reaves Gallery
presents:
Sweet Dreams
Artwork by Fernando Reyes

An exhibition of paintings, woodcut block prints and drawings
that explore dreams, reflections, and fantasies.

Details

San Francisco, CA

March 3 - 27, 2009

Adonis Art
presents:
Nebojsa Zdravkovic
An Exhibition of New Paintings

"Since his childhood, Nebojsa has sought to understand
the deepest secrets of tiny differences between nuances of colour."

Details

London, England / Online

March 20 - 28, 2009

Rogue Buddha Gallery
presents:
Transcendental Biology
Marc DeBauch & the April Sellers Dance Collective

Featuring live performances by The April Sellers Dance Collective
and a gallery exhibition by Marc DeBauch.

Details

Minneapolis, MN

March 24, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
and

Da Brat Pack
present an:
Erotic Art Fair Pre-Party

Leather fashion show, great music, live body painting, body casting and more!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

March 27 - 29, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
West Hollywood / Los Angeles
EROTIC ART FAIR WEEKEND

THE EROTIC ART EVENT OF THE YEAR!
Mid week fun, the Erotic Art Fair Pre-Party
ARTIST APPLICATION FORMS ARE ON-LINE

Details


West Hollywood / LA, CA

March 27 - 29, 2009

The Los Angeles Leather Coalition
presents:

L.A. Leather Weekend
With the Mr LA Leather Contest

A Weekend Full of Hot Activities
(Some package deals include admission to ToFF's Erotic Art Fair!)

Details

Los Angeles, CA

March 1 - 31, 2009

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

Liminal:Subliminal:Sublime
Curated by Bernard Leibov


"As I pulled together this gallery of images, something shifted.
Take the journey with me. "

Details

Online

February 28 -
April 1, 2009

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

Radical Faerie
The 30th anniversary of a gay male
counterculture exploration.


"Faeries tend to be fiercely independent,
anti-establishment and community-focused."


Details
Los Angeles, CA

March 7 -
April 4, 2009

phd
presents:

Paragon
Oil and gold leaf paintings by Metra Mitchell


"Combining ancient gold leafing techniques
with human figures masterfully rendered in oil..."


Details

St. Louis, MO

April 3 - 5, 2009

Harvey Redding
presents:

The Painted Boy
Gay Erotic Art Fair


"Over 50 vendors and more than 5,000 unambiguously gay artworks
created by provacative local, national and international artists..."


Details

New York, NY

March 6 - 7, 2009

ErosPulse
presents:

ErosPulse Winter 2009
An exhibition and more

It's an exhibit, but with collaborative depth
and momentary long-lasting soul.

Details

Denver, CO

March 8, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: Giovanni and Jose

Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. Bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

February 24 -
March 8, 2009

Mayumi International & the 2009 Sydney Mardis Gras
presents:

Boys Life
By 30 Japanese Gay Artists


The exhibition features artists who have never exhibited in Australia before,
with each artist presenting new works of art.

Details

Sydney, Australia

February 6 - 14, 2009

Juxtapoz Magazine
presents:

The Dirty Show X
10th Annual International Erotic Art Exhibition

Attended by thousands, the show features hundreds of works
from a variety of artists from all over the world.


Details

Detroit, MI

October 24, 2008 -
February 14, 2009

The Kinsey Institute
presents:
Pre-Revolutionary Queer:
Gay Art and Culture Before Stonewall


"Documenting the existence of a vibrant but largely underground gay culture
prior to the start of the modern gay rights movement in the late 1960s.
"

Details

Bloomington, IN

January 6 -
February 16, 2009

Highways Performance and Art Space
presents:

2001 Knights: Tales Told at Dawn
Compositions by Shahryar Amiri


Reception Saturday, February 7, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
"At first glance, the resulting artwork is startling and perhaps shocking..."

Details

Los Angeles, CA

February 3 - 27, 2009

Adonis Art
presents:
Out Of The Shadows
Art by Mikesbliss


"He was a painfully shy child who invented his own world to escape into,
drawing beautiful people to be his play mates."

Details

London, England / Online

February 1 - 28, 2008

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

In The Flesh
Curated by Jo-ey Tang


"Theirs is a private version of New York City,
unlikely to find its way into any guidebook.
"

Details

Online

October 30, 2008 -
February 28, 2009

Mister B Amsterdam
presents:
Passion
Artwork by Sepp of Vienna

"Men, real hunks, bears, muscles, hair, hard and horny -
that's how a man wants his favourite guy."

Details

Amsterdam, Netherlands

February 7, 2009

PHIL
presents:

Inside of Me
Seven Artists


Nicole Belle, Eve Fowler, Whitney Hubbs, Matt Lipps,
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Richard Renaldi, Shen Wei

Details

Los Angeles, CA

February 8, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: John and Johnny

Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. Bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

January 9 - 10, 2009

Visual AIDS
presents:
Postcards From The Edge
Eleventh Annual Benefit for Visual AIDS


This is a show and sale of original, postcard-sized artworks
on paper by established and emerging artists.


Details

New York, NY

October 24, 2008 -
January 9, 2009

The Leather Archives & Museum
presents:
_ask
A mixed medium exhibition

"With the adoption of the mask, the wearer has the allowance
to suppress themselves and become the mask..."

Details

Chicago, IL

January 11, 2009

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: Daniel and ?

Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. Bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

September 20, 2008 -
January 11, 2009

The German Leather Museum
presents:

Rituals
Works by Gotthard Bonell


"He leaves it to the viewers to interpret the scenes for themselves."

Details

Offenbach, Germany

December 12, 2009

Dear Angel and Rooster Fish Bar
present:
Tis The Season To Put Out!
A Benefit Night for Foundation

Join us for an evening of cocktails, art,
and hot boys in underwear!
Free admission!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

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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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