e-news #65

 Over Two Decades 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.

October 6 - 8, 2006

12th Annual
West Hollywood - Los Angeles
Erotic Art Fair Weekend

Fine erotic artwork for sale
and enjoyment, and more!

Los Angeles, CA


Friday, October 6 • 8:00 - 11:00 PM
Foundation Headquarters
1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026


Saturday, October 7 • 1:00 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 8 • Noon - 6:00 PM
Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood 90046


Saturday, October 7 • Cocktails 8:00 PM, Dinner 8:30 PM
Bel Age Hotel
1020 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood 90069
Presentation of Cultural Icon Award to Rod McKuen.
Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award to Harvey S. Shipley Miller.
Induction of Michael Childers into the Artist Hall of Fame.
Special appearance by Bruce Vilance.


Saturday, October 7 • 4:00 PM
“Blood and Gore
With The Hun, Michael Kirwan, Cavelo and the artist Link.

Sunday, October 8 • 2:00 PM
“The New Generation of Artist”
With Axel, Glen Hanson and Shawn Platter.

Sunday, October 8 • 4:00 PM
“Becoming a God”
With Steve Schultes (Colt model), Peter Berlin, Eric York and others.

Updated Details

October 15 , 2006

presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: To be announced.
(And join us at the Erotic Art Fair Weekend for more workshops!)


Los Angeles, CA

October 28 -
December 2, 2006

Antebellum Gallery

Modern Heretics
A Group Exhibition

Featuring: Sean Platter, Tony Labadie, Don Saban, H. R. Giger, Pamela Joseph with Kurosh Valanejad, Ves Pitts, James Dinverno, Paul Wirhun, Rick Owens and many more!


Los Angeles, CA

September 15 -
October 15, 2006

Highways Performance and Art Space

Failure To Appear
New Works by Hector Silva

Part of Highway’s 2nd Annual Latino New Works Festival.


Los Angeles, CA

foundation announcements

Current Los Angeles, CA


Announces This Year's Award Winners

The Foundation’s annual Awards Banquet allows artists, collectors, and the public enjoy a relaxed environment, while acknowledging recipients of the Cultural Icon Award: Rod McKuen, Lifetime Achievement Award: Harvey S. Shipley Miller, and the Erotic Artist Hall of Fame Inductee: Michael Childers. Special appearance by Bruce Vilance, author Christopher Rice, and other stars.

The banquet is $55 for the general public, $45 for Foundation members, and a special discount is available for Volunteers who help us out with this event.

It's part of our West Hollywood - Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend!

erotic art in the news

Artist In Print JD Dragan

JD Dragan Announces
A Calendar for 2007

From Black by JD Dragan

JD Dragan is pleased to announce the sale of his photographs
in the 2007 Provocateur Black calendar. He will be signing this calendar
at Giovanni’s Room in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, October 2006.

Collectors of JD's work will especially enjoy this compilation.

CLICK HERE for more information.

September 2006 On-line

ArtCritical.com Reviews
Tom of Finland: Rough

Western Project's Tom of Finland: Rough exhibition is reviewed at
ArtCritical.com by art critic Tania Hammadi in a thought provoking article
with photos from the exhibition.

While this exhibition has concluded, an exhibition of Tom's artwork will be
arriving in Paris, France on December 2, 2006. Stay tuned for details!

CLICK HERE for more information.
This link will take you to an external website.

webmaster's corner

As a small non-profit organization, the Foundation can get overloaded. Most of us wear several hats, and when big events like our West Hollywood - Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend occur, well, our resources get strained. Our apologies for not posting all of the great events - as well as new artist websites - that have been submitted over the last few weeks.

Thanks to our new and renewing Foundation memberships, this situation is improving. Each Artist, Recruit, Seaman, Commander, Commodore, Admiral and Lifetime membership contributes to our collective goal of protecting, preserving and promoting erotic art.

Volunteers, selflessly dedicating time towards the Foundation's programs and fundraisers, remain the heart of this organization. Events like our Erotic Art Fair Weekends would be impossible without their enthusiastic support.

As we grow, you can look forward to an expanded website with new and exciting features. We have over two decades behind us, and the Tom of Finland Foundation is truely Coming of Age!

Louis Jay, webmaster

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The Dispatch is the newsletter of the Tom of Finland Foundation.       [e-news #65]
P.O. Box 26658, Los Angeles, California 90026

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