e-news #51

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

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October 16 , 2005

presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop
Models: Cowboy John & Mike M.


Los Angeles, CA

November 5 - 6, 2005

Flazh!Alley Studio and
Women Artist Visibility (WAV)
An Art Show for Women Who Identify With or As Lesbians


Los Angeles, CA

October 24, 2005

Meramec College in St. Louis
presents a:
Bodycast Demonstration
With artist Philip Hitchcock


St. Louis, MO

October 16 - 18, 2005

Visual AIDS
Postcards From The Edge
Eighth Annual Benefit for Visual AIDS

Start your Holiday Shopping early...
Small Art, Big Names, Great Cause!


New York, NY

October 13 -
November 5, 2005

Art @ Large

Idol Worship
The latest paintings by John John Jesse

This exhibition of works completed in 2005 comes from the artist’s own bombardment of Pop culture...


New York, NY

October 1 - 31, 2005

Visual AIDS and The Body

Manner of Solitude
A Web Gallery
Curated by Pet Silvia



foundation announcements

October 14, 2005 Los Angeles, CA

announces a new Board Member:
Jay Jorgensen

Jay Jorgensen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1964. He picked up his first camera at a young age and was hooked. An early influence were the beautiful nudes of dancers by Kenn Duncan that appeared in "After Dark" magazine. Moving to Los Angeles in 1985, Jorgensen's work took a turn when a friend asked him to take some nudes. "It opened up a whole new way of expression for me, and I began asking friends to pose for me. Those early images allowed me a certain intimacy in the images because of my familiarity with the subjects.

There was a great renaissance in black-and-white photography about that time. Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Helmut Newton were all publishing books, and the images were like none I had ever seen before. Horst and George Platt Lynes are also two of my favorite photographers and I have learned a lot by looking at their mastery of shadows."

In 1999, Jorgensen won the Grand Prize in the Tom of Finland Foundation's Emerging Erotic Artist Contest. His commercial work has appeared in Palm Springs Life, TV Guide and People magazines.

You can contact Jay and the other Board Members by visiting the ToFF Directory.


October 14, 2005 Los Angeles, CA

thanks Volunteers and Friends for a great
West Hollywood - Los Angeles
Erotic Art Fair Weekend

Michael Kirwin
Photo: Benno Sebastian
Art Lovers viewing "Girls Who Do"
Photo: Benno Sebastian
Dignitaries at the Fair
Photo: JayPG

Our hearty thanks to the City of West Hollywood, the dozens of volunteers and hundreds of our friends for making this weekend a great success!


Girls Who Do - The Illustration of Michael Kirwan opened at
The Erotic Museum and will run through run through January 12, 2005.
Don't miss Michael's unique view of the world!


Jay Jorgensen, our new Board Member, curated the three floors of artwork
enjoyed by the artists and guests. Food was in abundance thanks to
Michael Kirwan and his kitchen crew's hard work. Foundation staff and
volunteers answered questions and gave tours of the Foundation House.
Please make a point of seeing this exhibition, which will be up for a year.


The three major FOUNDATION AWARDS were presented:
Edward Lucie-Smith received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ivy Bottini received the Cultural Icon Award.
Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard
were inducted into the Erotic Artist Hall of Fame.

cordially invited to the dinner to accept their awards in person.
Grand Prize winner
voz_cierto (First Place for Single and Dual Figure),
Ewynn (First Place for Multiple Figures), Jose L. De Juan (First Place for Fantasy)
attended and brought their originals for the guests to view!


Jimmy Palmieri at WeHoNews.com took "Time Out For: Tom of Finland".

Two large galleries of photos of the Erotic Art Fair Weekend are
are available for you to enjoy thanks to JayPG and Benno Sebastian.

Photo: JayPG

Hope to see you at the next Fair!

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