e-news #48

 20 Years of Dedicatation to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art 

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

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August 14, 2005



A FUNraiser for the Foundation

2 - 7 PM

One of the great tea dances of the summer.
Summer Show Off and Show Down!

Enjoy the cool sounds of

Artists exhibiting: Belasco, Brett Barris, Rick Castro,
Greg Day, Minoru and Hector Silva.

Expanded space & increased occupancy
gives us lot of room to party!


Los Angeles, CA

August 21, 2005

presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop
Models: Joe Brazeau & Mel Janiec.


Los Angeles, CA

August 20 - 21, 2005

Consolidated Management Associates
Gay Erotic Expo, L.A.

Artists Hectór Silva, Marc DeBauch, Glen Hanson, Jeff Eason,
and Sergio Kardenas will be exhibiting.


Los Angeles, CA

September 2, 2005

Giovanni’s Room
A Presentation
with J.D. Dragan and Models
Calendar signing with some of Dragan's models attending.
Nearby exhibition of over 20 of his prints.


San Francisco, CA

August 27, 2005

Hollywoodland Studios & The Threshold Society
Flames, Floggers and Fangs
The art of Jay E. Moyes
A benefit for The Threshold Society


Los Angeles, CA

August 1 - 31, 2005

Visual AIDS and The Body

A Web Gallery
Curated by Isolde Brielmaier



September 8 - 30, 2005

Art @ Large


Original works, sculpture, limited edition lithographs, and jewelry.


New York, NY

March 15 -
August 31, 2005

Emerging Erotic Artist Contest 2005

August 31!
The real prize of the Contest is the publicity and exposure accorded all participants, who receive international recognition through the Foundation's promotion of winners and entrants in publications and on our website.


new artist links

Harry Tanner creates phallic temple fountains and sensual relief sculpture honoring the male form.


The emotion-filled compositions of 2001 Knights are dynamic representations of Shahryar Amiri's Middle Eastern heritage and his strong sense of sexuality. The artwork consists of carefully crafted compositions that contain statuesque gods and warriors.

foundation announcements

Almost every other Sunday Los Angeles, CA

Archive Sundays
Keep the Foundation in order!

Artists send copies of their erotic work - it all has to be documented.
Photos and negatives are loaned out - and have to be filed back.
Books, CDs and tapes need to be reviewed and catalogued.

If you love erotic artwork, here's a way to become immersed in it!

CLICK HERE for more information.


August 8, 2005  

Gerald Vitagliano
As a new Foundation Board Member

The Tom of Finland Foundation's Board of Directors
welcomes our newest member.

Gerald Vitagliano moved to Los Angeles in 2003 from NYC where he lived for 25 years. Originally from New Haven, CT, he was a "townie" at Yale College where he received a BA in Philosophy and a BA in History of Art. After working in NYC for a few years, Vitagliano returned to New Haven for graduate school, getting an MBA from Yale's School of Management.

Gerry has been a financial advisor to individual, corporate, and non-profit clients for over 13 years. He has long been aware of, and impressed by, the Foundation's important work and its far-reaching achievements and we all look forward to having him for many years on our Board!

Gerry and the rest of the Board can be contacted by visiting the ToFF Directory.


erotic art in the news

August - September 2005 Los Angeles Area

Foundation in Gorgeous Magazine
Check the newsstands!

The August/September issue of Gorgeous Magazine, a Los Angeles based free publication, will running an article by Foundation Director, Durk Dehner, on the Tom of Finland Foundation and its headquarters in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Featured is the "Foundation house" as part of the 2005 Art Crawl.

The Foundation house is also a treasure trove of thousands of visual images from artists past to present - the Foundation has been building this archive for 20 years - so scholars and art lovers can pull up a chair and dive into a vast library that represents both artists known and unknown. From sexually explicit quilts to the regalness of a Robert Mapplethorpe photograph - the Foundation has a sampling of everything.

For A Full Listing Of Events, Visit The
F O U N D A T I O N     C A L E N D A R

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