e-news #60

 Over Two Decades Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art 

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June 7, 2006

Outfest: The LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
In conjunction with the
That Man: Peter Berlin
A Film, with Director Jim Tushinski & Peter Berlin!
Peter Berlin was the poster boy for hedonistic gay male
sex iconography in the sexually liberated 1970s.
Special VIP tickets for Pre-party, film and After-party!

Los Angeles, CA

June 18, 2006

Our 15th Annual
Tom's Bar

Party and Enjoy Erotic Artwork, Contests & Surprises!

It's our annual tribute to Tom of Finland's Birthday
& Celebrating the Foundation's Coming of Age (we're 21!)


Los Angeles, CA

June 25, 2006

presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop
Live modeling each month!

Modeling this month: Xavier


Los Angeles, CA

May 31 -
June 7, 2006

Antebellum Gallery

That Dude — Peter Berlin
Peter Berlin original self-portraits

One week only.
Very rare artwork, circa 1970- 1989!


Los Angeles, CA

June 1 -
September 18, 2006

Schwules Museum
Treasures from the Sternweiler collection

Selected by J.M. Krüger.
A tour through the centuries from 1500 to 1950.


Berlin, Germany

May 20 -
June 11, 2006

Artist Bound Gallery

Over 20 L.A. artists featured in this show!

Reception on Saturday June 3, 2006
Free Admission · Open Bar


New York, NY

June 9 - 30, 2006

Antebellum Gallery

Miguel & Rick's !Quinceanera!
A celebration of the Latin Male

Miguel Angel Reyes, Hector Silva, Ruben Esparza and more.
Opening & closing receptions, plus drawing classes!


Los Angeles, CA

June 15 -
July 1, 2006

Art @ Large

Going Underground
4th Annual Juried Competition / Exhibition

Curated by Pet Silvia
Selected artists from submissions nationwide and internationally
in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, and Photography


New York, NY

June 5, 2006

Visual AIDS

Lost & Found
A Benefit Honoring Barton Benes
Visual AIDS and Rosie Perez will honor Barton Lidice Benes
with the first annual Visual AIDS Vanguard Award.


New York, NY

April 27 -
August 24, 2006

Folsom Street Events
Folsom Street Fair
Poster Competition

Call for artists!


San Francisco, CA

July 14 -
September 23, 2006

Drkrm. Gallery
Beefcake Babylon:
The Iconography of Sword and Sandal Epics

With original movie posters and memorabilia, a large collection of stills, and provocative “classic physique” photographs.


Los Angeles, CA

June 25, 2006

Bear Cafe
7th Annual ArtSpace @ Pridefest
Fine Art, Photography & Crafts

Plus Call for artists


New York, NY

June 17 -
August 9, 2006

Yosaka Gallery

Charles Swan III
Destination Sex City

The show features a selection of the most iconic images from
Swan’s ongoing Destination Sex City project.


Osaka, Japan

June 5 - 30, 2006

Bay Area Women of Color
BDSM Photo Project

Snapshots of Diversity
Performance Night & Month Long Photo Exhibition

Photographers Featured: Andrew Morgan, Larry Utley,
Refa One, and Cara Judea Alhadeff.

San Francisco, CA

new artist links

MeatPackingPlace is a collection of beautiful “muscular femboys”. The gorgeous faces with hot beefy bodies showcase the multi-dimensional natures of male erotic. Fetish at its most confusing, and yet most exciting.

foundation announcements

May 15, 2006 On-Line

Joe Flazh! Interviews Artist
Michael Kirwan

on metroG.com

Joe Flazh!, metroG Art Editor, interviews Foundation Artist-In-Residence Michael Kirwan.
Part 2: Enfant Outré

CLICK HERE for more information.
[On the metroG.com website]

erotic art in the news

April 15th - June 30th, 2006 Detroit, MI

The Dirty Show® 7.1
Call for Smut - er - uh - Erotic Art
For September Exhibition

Detail from Cock Sucking Cop
by Marc DeBauch oil on canvas 2005

Special Summer/Fall Erotic Art Invitational Exhibition

Artists working in all media invited to submit up to four pieces of recent erotica to The Dirty Show. All models (and artists) must be 18, other than that; it is totally uncensored, as long as the submitted piece(s) is/are erotic. All work must be submitted electronically via email. All art is for public display and sale.

Over $500 in cash and prizes will be awarded to artists including Best In Show, Best Sculpture, Best Photograph, Best Painting and the Palm de’ Dirtiest. Sponsored by Juxtapoz.

CLICK HERE for more information.
Takes you to the DirtyDetroit website.

Spring, 2006 Online

Art + Newsletter

Is now online

Of particular note is page 3, which contains artists opportunities, grants and resources.

CLICK HERE for more information.

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