e-news #21

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 May 20 - 23, 2004 New York, NY 

Tom of Finland Foundation
New York
Erotic Art Weekend & Fair

Tom of Finland, 1981
2004 Image of the Year

Our BIG art event on the east coast! Over 35 artists from around the world will be on hand presenting a wide array of artistic styles and forms. Parties, a reception, and "An Evening in Tom's Studio" round out this weekend.

A "don't miss it" event for everyone in the New York area!

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June 13, 2004 Santa Monica, CA

Highways presents:
Lifecasting Workshop
With artist Philip Hitchcock

A hands-on lab. Bring a partner and prepare to get messy!

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June 12 - 13, 2004 Lakewood, CA

Wim Griffith presents an:
Open Studio Art Show
Bronze and Steel Sculptures, Paintings, Prints and Gifts

11 AM - 5 PM

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May 18 - June 26, 2004 New York, NY

The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation presents:
Secret Sex
Unknown Erotic Drawings of Bob Ziering

You've probably seen his work... but never like this.

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May 14 - July 11, 2004 Walsall, England

The New Art Gallery Walsall presents:
"Hidden Histories"
Curated by Michael Petry

This exhibition contains works by artists from across the 20th century and beyond including Tom of Finland.

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May 28 - 31, 2004 Chicago, IL

International Mr. Leather presents:
The Leather Market

Featuring The Following Artists:
Minoru, Myrix, The Hun, Leather Archives and Museum,
R. A. Photography, and Semmerling & Schaefer Mask Studios.

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April 1 - September 30, 2004 New York, NY

The Museum of Sex presents:
"Getting Off --

Exploring the Pleasure Principle"

Michael Schmelling & Matthew Salacuse
courtesy of Wallspace Gallery, NYC

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June 1 - 27, 2004 West Hollywood, CA

The David Aden Gallery &
RiskPress Gallery present:

Polaroid photographs by David Sprigle"

SNAP, a special exhibition of erotic works from the FotoFactory Press photo book SNAP: Instant Photos by David Sprigle. This is the first time this work has been shown in the City of West Hollywood.

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May 24, 2004 Los Angeles, CA

The Erotic Museum presents:
"Hustler White"
A film by Rick Castro & Bruce La Bruce

Hustler White is on the Los Angeles Times list of ground breaking experimental film history from Los Angeles- 1913-2004.

CLICK HERE for more information.



foundation announcements

The Foundation Thanks...
The People who made Tom's Bar a success...

To the ARTISTS who make the event unique each time.
Jeff Palmer, Minoru, Palanca, Miguel Angel Reyes and Patrick Lee
and volunteer Peter H. for helping them through out the day.

A round of applause to Brian Grillo for his rocking performance.

JayPG for trooping around with his camera and getting the personal shots.

The sports clubs who made this a special Tom's Bar this year including
Southern California Wrestling Club for their HOT! exhibition bouts.
Faultline Softball Team
Boxing on the Boulveard

The WINNERS! Shawn Farnsworth (from the Faultline) and Charlie Matula (from Gauntlet II)
for getting down n dirty on the mats and showing us real TEAM spirit!!

MSR STUDIOS & their stars
MJ's and Bruce, the MJ's man for his help on-stage.
All the 2004 L.A. Leather Titleholders
Eric York for his assistance as MC.

ALL the volunteers at the door, selling t-shirts & food, running the Silent Auction, and the stagehands. The Foundation isn't possible without these fine folks who make EVERYTHING possible.

AND EVERY ONE who showed up IN GEAR and had a good time celebrating TOM's Birthday!!

Photos by JayPG

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