25 - 27, 2011
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Hollywood / Los Angeles
EROTIC ART FAIR
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
THE EROTIC ART EVENT OF THE YEAR!
SAVE THE DATE!
Los Angeles, CA
December 18, 2011
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Turku ÅBO 2010
Tom of Finland Retrospective
Watch videos, learn more about Tom, and MORE!
June 30, 2011
An Illustrated Exploration of the Dirty Drawing
of Finland artwork is presented at this exhibition.
Featuring drawings from the Great Depression to the present.
New York, NY
28, 2010 -
January 16, 2011
of Modern Art
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno
Compass in Hand:
Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation
Contemporary Drawings Collection
1 - 31, 2010
AIDS and The Body
ESCAPE, Visual AIDS Redux
Curated by J.J. Kegan McFadden
"There has always been more than one way to escape."
March 5, 2011
Feather, Leather, Lipstick
Jeff Kapfer, Jerry Miller, and Mark Florida
Leather, Lipstick not only showcases these three artists,
but celebrates fantasy, masquerade, and disguise."
St. Louis, MO
May 20 - 22, 2011
Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2011
Call for Art, Early Bird
Deadline, January 15, 2011.
Final Deadline January 31, 2011.
NOTE: CHANGE OF DATES FOR THE EVENT!
3 - 14, 2011
Erotic Art Expo
& Silent Auction
This year the proceeds are to benefit the
Desert AIDS Project.
Palm Springs, CA
December 31, 2011
Past Present Future G. B. Jones
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
G. B. Jones
is a multitalented artist working in the areas
of drawing, design, film, music and publishing.
Los Angeles, CA
11 - 13, 2011
On The Edge
Erotic Photography Exhibition
The largest exhibition of erotic photographers
and photographs on the West Coast.
San Francisco, CA
March 5, 2011
BOXED: The Life We Build For
A New Photo Series By Reidar Schopp
imposed, self imposed or
perhaps intentionally constructed..."
Los Angeles, CA
Boys & Beasts
A Gallery by Gutter Orchid
"I started this project to keep myself out of mischief
but also to explore the potential of 3D in erotica."
Direct Link to the Adonis Art Gallery
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
You A Happy New Year 2011
TOM OF FINLAND
(Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Sketch, altered), 1980, Graphite
ToFF #1043, © 2010 Tom of Finland Foundation
From all of us at the
Tom of Finland Foundation House:
Our best wishes for a very Happy New Year!
had a lot to be thankful for...
Hitchcock, artist, and owner of PHD
Gallery in St. Louis, has been a member and supporter for 15 years.
As Mr. Midwest Leather 2010, his two major fundraising efforts are the
Foundation and Growing
American Youth, an LGBTQ youth organization serving the St. Louis
area for 30 years.
Fundraising Coordinator Bo Tobin did a great job at
Bar for our Fundraiser
during Palm Springs Leather Week 2010, but doesn't take all of the credit.
"First of all, our Volunteers were in top form. Esteban
Jimenez, Leo Iriarte – Mr. Regiment of Black and Tans, and
Manny Ramirez - Mr LA Leather Bear 2010 manned the
door while Jake and Devin busted their
butts to please all the people all the time."
the folks at PSLOD, The Barracks, Gear
and the Tool
Shed did an amazing job coordinating this year’s Palm Springs
Leather Pride. By working together, they were able to bring in people
from all around the world. We send out our thanks to everyone who participated
and donated. We couldn’t have done it without you!"
received a donation representing the proceeds from "Edge-ing with
Michael Brandon” a benefit held at The
Edge Bar. The monies were raised from the Jell-O shot promo
by Gary Virginia, Mr. San Francisco Leather 1996 Event
to Los Angeles Band Of Brothers and the Bullet
Bar in North Hollywood for the benefit, WhiteBoys
vs. Latins. Participants included: KryptoCub
Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2010, Brad Taylor, Hurricane
Ramirez Mr. LA Leather Bear 2010, Manuel Ramirez
The Midnight Marauder, Brown Bear Tom Zapata, Jay
The Boyfriend, Michael The Owned, Pretty White Boy
Luke Jayden and Dirty Mexican Jake Dark.
Photos of the event were captured by JayPG.
Men in Leather’s Pride event – a Tom of Finland themed
fundraiser was a rousing success. The space was crowded from opening
time and most if not all attendees dressed for the them of the night.
Raffle prizes of T-shirts and a Tom of Finland Comix Collection were
drawn as well as a 50/50 ticket. Also available for sale were t-shirts
and fridge magnets, provided by ToFF for the event.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, under the supervision
of Sister IlumiNaughty, presented a Queer
Art Gallery held in LA's downtown art district with queer art, fashion,
performance and music from over 25 queer artists and performers. Proceeds
Crystal Methamphetamine Prevention and Education Program, Highways
Queer Performance Space and Tom of Finland Foundation. The Foundation
contributed to the event with works by Tom of Finland, Michael Kirwan,
George Quaintance, Ingmar, Wes Lockwood, Muscle Boy Matt and Jakal.
created a Labor
Day Pool Party at a luxurious private estate to benefit the Foundation
with music by Dj Scotty Storm & Dj Wednesday, complementary food
& drinks and hosted by beautiful mermen, mermaids & sailors
It featured a poolside fashion show featuring The Golden Pool Boys of
Summer and included a rock slide & cave jacuzzi. We're grateful
to the staff and volunteers that pitched in for this event: Carr,
Jake, HISseth, TJ, Lance, JAYpg, Todd, Durk, Sharp, Thomas
and Toni. The Co-Hosts Committee consisted of Anthony
Cortez, Miguel Angel Reyes, Alejandra Duque, Sharp, Kevin Green, Lorenzo
Gomez, Rick Rodriguez, Brian McDonald, Ben Roman, Gil Rodriguez, Michael
McCool and Viktor Paleyo.
and Grey Birthday Bash presented at Pistons
Bar in Long Beach was a success with the participation
of The Los Angeles Band Of Brothers and The
Los Angeles Leather Coalition, as well as some very hot
leathermen. Louie Pacheco. and Mr Pistons Leather 2010
Marcus Hopkins worked hard with Pistons new owners
Robert and Koby to create an event men were talking
about weeks later.
On the east coast,
The Desk Set
with the delightful theme: "You don't have to be a queer librarian;
You just have to dance with one!" Held at the Blackout
Bar — a vaguely gothic, minimalist-chic black-and-white
Greenpoint watering hole — funds were raised for Foundation and
the Lesbian Herstory Archives.
of our favorite events of the year is the invitational Holiday
Pot Luck Dinner where our volunteers and supporters get a chance
to unwind and socialize, except for our favorite DJ — DJ
RocketManLA. who kept spinning the tunes all night long.
A special thanks to Mike Goldie and Charlie
Z who really pitched in to keep things moving smoothly. Special
thnx to Steven Richards for his hot Kris Kringle. Every
single host knows they hosted a wonderful night – and a jumbo thanks
to them: Bo and Louis Jay, JayPG
for pix, Toni for BEING stunning, Thomas
for being an EXPERT, John and his libations, the polar
elves Jake & Carr, the endearing
Kirwan and the delightful Devin.
modeled for our
something works like clockwork, month after month and year after year,
it is easy to take it for granted. So this is a good time to thank our
Drawing Workshop coordinator, Miguel Angel
Reyes, for guiding this project and keeping it on track. DJ
RocketManLA is there as well each month with his fantastic
selection of music spanning the very latest to the classics. A thanks
to the attending artists that keep the workshops vital and alive. We
also want to thank the dozens of models that have participated over
the years. Without them there wouldn't be much of a drawing workshop!
Calendar for future workshop dates!
Photo: Tomasz Wacko
2010 saw three new
ToFF Lifetime Members: Raymond C. Ginn, James W. Jernigan, and
Helge Nylund. Tom of Finland Foundation truly honors all
those who have committed. Together, we can — through protection, preservation
and promotion — educate both our own community and the public on the
merits of erotic art, its integration into culture, and how it produces
healthier and more tolerant attitudes toward all aspects of sexuality.
We thank all our
They are the best ambassadors the Foundation can have. We count on each
and everyone of you to help us spread the word about ToFF’s mission.
The Legacy Comes With a Price
Tom of Finland
has given us a legacy. Maintaining this legacy comes with a price: Careful
storage, maintenance and accessibility, transportation and insurance
for outside exhibitions of all the artists that ToFF represents – add
up to significant expenses. Our library and archive unfortunately do
not thrive on neglect – they need constant feeding to remain a dynamic
part of today’s society.
has traveled far – and we know where we want to go. We are asking you
to help us guarantee that this treasure trove will be here for you to
enjoy and that this cultural landmark will be around for others to savor.
It is imperative we safeguard the institutions that create an environment
where we all flourish in a life full of creativity and beauty. JOIN
US by becoming a member, renewing your membership and/or making
a contribution today.
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Tips of the Hat and Odds & Ends:
(Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Pen & ink on paper, ToFF #78.56
© 2011 Tom of Finland Foundation
Profile on new Fundraising Coordinator Bo Tobin
"As an author
and art collector, I have a deep appreciation for the hard work
and countless opportunities that the the staff and volunteers of
Tom of Finland Foundation provide to the unknown, underrepresented
and uncompromisingly kinky artists of the world. I am honored to
work here as a grant writer and fundraising coordinator.
and volunteered for dozens of social, political and artistic nonprofits
over the last 25 years, I look forward to helping the Foundation
achieve its goals."
One of Bo's favorite TOM works.]
Profile on Volunteer "Carr" Galen
Galen was born in Chicago, but was raised in the farm country of
Northern Indiana, and relocated to the West Coast after high school.
He goes by the name “Carr”.
He has held
a variety of positions from hair stylist extraordinaire, senior
financial analyst for McDonald Douglas, did a brief stint as an
entertainer, landscaper and artist.
He is currently
pursuing his Web and Multi Media Design degree at DeVry University
(but really just wants to be a better hacker). A resident of West
Hollywood, and an avid gardener, Galen is actively engaged in improving
public space through horticultural endeavors.
in the areas of Horticultural Management for the Foundation’s
headquarters facilities, in addition to overseeing their recent
IT transition, and all the various issues that arose.
would like to thank Brad Rader for the donation of his graphic novel
Harry and Dickless Tom — groundbreaking gay fiction.
This is unlike
anything on the market. Not like great gay story comix like Stuck
Rubber Baby, because there’s lots of sex in it. Not like
gay sex comix because it’s got characters, plot, setting etcetera.
Not like Gay Comics because it’s a graphic novel,
longer than a single story. And it goes to the heart of the matter,
bringing in gender, homophobia, what it means to be male, parental
ties, marriage ties, and, as we said, a large amount of fucking.
So is this for
you? Are you a consumer of pornography? Or of stories? One publisher
told us that that was the problem—it doesn’t fit into
the pornography niche or the story niche.
Opening for this novel.
with reviews, sample pages, and purchase info.
would like to thank Ron Anderegg for his donation of Satyrs.
The book was thoughtfully put together, with handsome results, and
is a wonderful addition to our library.
my preteens, I’ve been awestruck by the exquisite beauty of
classical Greek and Roman sculpture. That sheer perfection of the
human body, sculpted in marble by those amazing artists living thousands
of years ago, has never been surpassed. Similarly, I’ve been
fascinated by Satyrs, which ere created as fun, imaginary half men,
half horny beasts — playful fantasy symbols of man’s
favorite hedonistic pleasures…libation, song and sex.
Learn more about Satyrs
Ron also will
be instructing a 4-week Life Drawing course in Los Angeles entitled
Capturing the Beauty of the Human Body. Tuesdays, January
25 - February 15, 7 - 9:30 PM at The Village
at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
323.860.7302. Enrollment closes at 5 PM on
1/24. Registration and fee information can be found here.
International Liaison Allison at LA&M
Allison R. Wickman spent
approximately 5 weeks at the Leather Archives & Museum [LA&M]
creating a user guide for AIDS related resources at the institution.
She was there from the Art Libraries Society of North America [ARLIS]
She also interned
with the curator of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender
and Reproduction. She currently resides in Helsinki, Finland where
she is acting as the International Liaison for the Tom of Finland
As an international liaison,
Allison and her husband Kenneth "Wiki" were helpful with
the production of the current Tom
of Finland Retrospective in Turku.
Leather Archives &
Robert W. Richards' New Book
Robert Richards is an internationally
acclaimed artist whose subjects have ranged from the highest of high
society to the lowest of low life. In the early 1980s, he began, drawing
and interviewing every major male porn star who had ever unzipped for
the camera, an odyssey which eventually spanned four decades.
Mr. Richards has created
portraits of everyone from Liza, Peggy Lee, Lena Horne, and Warhol —
to Casey Donovan, Peter Berlin, Jack Wrangler, Ryan Idol and Jeff Stryker.
A collection of his drawings can be seen in the book Allure,
published by Bruno Gmuender Books.
Learn more about Robert Richards
— and his recent Los Angeles exhibition at Rick Castro's Antebellum
Gallery — here.
Additional images of Robert Richards' work appear on Rick's Antebellum
Tom of Finland Foundation
hosted a dinner party for Robert at the TOM House on Sunday, December
5, 2010. It was our way of showing our hospitality to a man who continues
to do so much in perpetuating the culture of the erotic arts community
and queer culture at large. That's Robert Richards with the dark glasses
in the center, and Rick Castro of Antebellum on the far left.
through this Amazon link and help out the Foundation.
Magazine - To Catch A Thief
by Tucker Neel
To Catch A Thief: Why
it’s not a good idea to steal from muscled men in leather and
That's the title of Tucker
Neel's article in Artillery Magazine (Nov/Dec
2010 Vol. 5 Issue 2) detailing the theft of eight works of art
from the Foundation's Permanent Collection. Mr. Neel sums the situation
up with a succinct style.
Read To Catch A Thief...
on Tucker Neel's Blog,
and see one of the (rarely published) works that was recovered. (Tucker
first visited the TOM house in November 2009, and really enjoyed his
is an alternative contemporary art publication that reflects the vitality
of the creative world today. They tap the provocative, with readable
articles, intelligent reviews, in-depth profiles and pithy columns.
Published in Los Angeles, they cover the international scene with contributors
in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Berlin, London and at the biennials.
Artillery Magazine - Killer
Text on Art Website
From our viewpoint,
the most important thing was that the works were
The cost, however,
was great. There were several thousands of dollars spent on lawyer fees,
travel expenses, overseas phone calls, and other financial outlays at
a time that the economy (and membership contributions) tanked. Just
as important were the countless hours President Durk Dehner and the
Foundation staff dedicated to this unplanned "project" —
and the emotional toll it took on all of us. Today, almost one year
after this PRESS
RELEASE, the situation is still not completely resolved.
to our friends supporting
us during these difficult times in carrying out our miss ion..
What's Happening Around The Foundation
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