e-news #29

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 October 8 - 10, 2004 Los Angeles, CA 

Tom of Finland Foundation
Erotic Art Weekend And Fair

Tom of Finland, 1981
2004 Image of the Year

The first event of its kind, started in 1995

Artists Reception Friday Night
A Cocktail Party for Artists & Art Lovers, 3 Floors of Artwork on Display
at Foundation HQ.

Art Fair Saturday and Sunday
75+ Artists, Live Model Drawing Workshop

Panel Discussion Saturday:
"Tom of Finland and Gay Culture"

Panel Discussion Sunday:
"The Ins and Outs of Collecting Erotic Art"

On Display:
Six Tom of Finland images selected by the Judith Rothschild Foundation to be donated in 2006 to the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
At Plummer Park, West Hollywood.

Image of the Year 2004 Auction
The artwork by Tom of Finland -- used to represent the Foundation in print during 2004 -- will be awarded to the highest bidder at live auction.

Awards Banquet Saturday Night
Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement to Charles W. Leslie and J. Frederic Lohman, the Cultural Icon to Camille Paglia, and the Erotic Artist Hall of Fame Awards to Michael Kirwan at Hugo's in West Hollywood.

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September 25 - October 7, 2004 Phoenix, AZ

www.BlueFood.cc presents:
"The Blue Ball"
Erotic Art

Rick Castro, Clint Catalist, Jim Kerns, Deon Allen, and more...

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September 16 - November 30, 2004 Los Angeles, CA

665 Leather & Fetish Company presents:
"Solo... Exhibition"
Artwork by Hector Silva

Mexican born Hector Silva is now living in Los Angeles, California.

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October 9 - 10, 2004 San Francisco, CA

Live Art Gallery and Studios presents
"Open Studios"
Artwork by René Capone, Tom Fowler & Sam Russell

The Gallery will be freshly stocked with all the goods, and our studio doors left open for all those who wish to see inside the artists' studio.

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Current On-line

Folsom Street Events presents:
Poster Art Finalists Selected

While we haven't heard about the winner, the finalists for the Poster Art Competition are posted on the Folsom Street Website.

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October 14 - 30, 2004 New York, NY

Art @ Large presents:
Smokin' Babes"
Works by Brian Viveros

"Wicked art," is how writer/filmmaker Clive Barker described Viveros' work.

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October 5 - 28, 2004 New York, NY

Avalanche Gallery presents
"Safety in Numbers"
A Group Show

Featuring the work of Yasmine Chatila, Albert Crudo, Tess McCardle, Nelson Santos, D'angelo Thompson and Max Yawney.

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October 1 - 3, 2004 Bethesda, MD

Small Press Expo presents:
SPX 2004
theme: War

While not strictly an erotic art event, this convention brings together thousands of people involved in the adult comic book scene. Some of these comics are certainly NOT for children!

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October 7, 2004 - March 31, 2005 New York, NY

The Museum of Sex presents:
"Vamps & Virgins"
The Evolution of the American Pinup
1860 - 1960

Tracing the development of the classic American pinup photo from early hardcore imagery in the mid 19th century to her apex in cheesecake images of the 1950s.

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September 18 - October 23, 2004 Los Angeles, CA

Western Project presents:
Tom Sanford
Photographs & New Paintings

Western Project is proud to present the first west coast exhibition by New York artist Tom Sanford.

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September 18 - October 23, 2004 Los Angeles, C

Western Project presents:
Carole Caroompas
Psychedelic Jungle: New Paintings

Meshing images from Tennessee William's, Night of the Iguana and the 1960s psychedelic rock and roll era, this is the first exhibition of paintings by Carole Caroompas in four years.

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October 3, 2004 San Francisco, CA

Castro Street Fair Inc. presents
Castro Street Fair

Image: Jeff Compasso

Artist Jeff Compasso will be exhibiting at the fair.

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December 15, 2004 Deadline Seattle, WA

Seattle Erotic Art Festival
The Sex-Positive Community Center present a:
Call For Art

Artwork: © 2003 Steven Miller

Artists are invited to submit up to three works of art of any media exploring eroticism in its diversity, explicitness, subtlety, unconventionality, beauty, shamelessness…
Video and performance art will also be considered.

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new artist links


Cody Furguson's work is dedicated to the male form and ranges from realistic to impressionistic. He has been called one of the world's best gay-themed artists. Commissions welcome. Limited Edition Prints available.


Anything but weddings or BarMitzvas! S. N. Jacobson's ideal is to take someone's fantasy (however bizarre or unusual) and become cameraman, producer and director -- to produce an erotic image that satisfies us both.


foundation announcements

Image by JayPG

The Foundation Thanks Our Volunteers

One of our annual traditions is our Volunteers' BBQ each year -- a thank you to the hard working men and women who are the heart of the Foundation.
This year's event was well attended, and so much fun it lasted long after its scheduled end time.

To learn more about volunteering click here.


erotic art in the news

Artist In The News Master Sugoi

Lester Haines interviews:
Master Sugoi
About Pornogami

Pornogami is the art of teasing paper into representations of copulating couples and human genitalia.

CLICK HERE for more information.


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