e-news #38

 Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art 

the dispatch e-news keeps you updated on the latest
tom of finland foundation

links from this newsletter may direct you to adult content.

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 March 11, 2005 Application Deadline Los Angeles, CA 

LA Leather Coalition presents
LA Leather Weekend 2005

Mr. LA Leather Contest, Events, Parties and
Artist Booths!


The Foundation participated in the L.A. Leather Weekend last March, in Los Angeles. This year the Foundation will have an information and display booth at the Street Festival on Sunday.

ARTISTS ARE NEEDED AS VENDORS this year. The organizers of the Weekend have offered a special discounted package to artists. We invite you to participate in this event.

CLICK HERE for more information.


 March 13, 2005 Los Angeles, CA 

Tom of Finland Foundation
Life Drawing Workshop
Nude Figure Drawing & Painting

Models: Mel Janiec
Photo: JayPG

For March: Mel Janiec and Esteban will be posing.
It will be a Big Boy Day — bring a big pad!

Weather permitting, we will be outside.

Each Workshop has its own kind of excitement

Grab your pencils, pens, camera or tablet PC!

CLICK HERE for more information.


March 12, 2005 Santa Ana, CA

Design & Decor Gallery

Erotic Illustrations by Michael Kirwan

A one night show by the Foundation's Artist-of-the-Year 2004.

CLICK HERE for more information.


March 10 - 26, 2005 New York, NY

Art @ Large and Carlos Batts present
Crazy Sexy Hollywood

Carlos Batts brings together
six of Los Angeles' finest contemporary photographers

CLICK HERE for more information.


March 20, 2005 New York, NY

Bear Cafe presents:
"Bears of All Colors
Celebration 2"

Fine Art Photography by JD Dragan

Art show & potluck brunch.

CLICK HERE for more information.


new artist links

J B Higgins is a San Francisco freelance photographer. He has extensive experience in portrait, glamour and product photography, in production and still photography on video filming sets, and in general art and fashion photography.


Erotic Art on The Art of Love: A Journey through tasteful erotica. Erotic art, erotic photography,
nudes, erotic news, modern culture. Very large free collection of artworks. They also have a male oriented section.


Website update:
Photographer John Aigner states “The pictures that I take have been reflecting my love for the theatrical and insatiable curiosity in people, their faces and bodies.”


Clark Kummel is a self taught artist in the Northwest. For him its all about Men: cops, leather, bears and daddys -- jocks, boots, leather and anything masculine. No bikinis or thongs to be seen. A subsription site is planned.


Jardonn's Erotic Tales presents digital art galleries by artists Borg and Baron. Photo collage manipulations of men bound, tortured and tormented. Violence and mayhem in military, dungeon and fantasy settings.


Curry Mendes spent years mastering software tools to generate ideas that would end up on canvas. Then they started to come to life on the computer. 2003 started the creation of strong, unapologetic, masculine male figures.


foundation announcements

March 1 - November 30, 2005 Auction

Announcing the Foundation's
Original Artwork by Tom of Finland

This year's Image-of-the-Year was unveiled at the
Commanders' Dinner on February 19, 2005.

This Tom of Finland preliminary rough sketch will be used in
the Foundation's promotional materials this year.
The highest bidder in this auction will enjoy this work for years to come.

CLICK HERE for more information.


New Acquisitions & Gifts Paul Tankersley "Tank"


The Foundation was the fortunate recipient of over 24 TANK originals along with a major selection of photo prints that the artist formerly offered to the public. This gift was through the generosity of TANK's partner, Stephen Worley, to make sure the public doesn't forget this wonderful artist.

CLICK HERE for more information.


erotic art in the news

February 20, 2005 Chicago, IL

The Leather Archives & Museum
Mortgage Flambé

The Mortgage is Paid

The LA&M retired their mortgage in August of 2004 after a seven-year capital campaign raised $400,000 from community donations to purchase and improve a building on the north side of Chicago.

CLICK HERE for more information.


Immediate Release Visual AIDS

Visual AIDS presents:
An On-line Newsletter
Fall 2004 & Winter 2005

Artists may be particularly interested in page 3 of the newsletter
where a number of artist grants are listed.

CLICK HERE for more information.


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