e-news #66

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

october 14, 2006

the dispatch e-news keeps you updated on the latest
tom of finland foundation
news and the world of erotic art.

links from this newsletter may direct you to adult content.

October 15 , 2006

presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: Cowboy John and friends.
Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. Bring your sketch pad!


Los Angeles, CA

October 3 - 23, 2006

Adonis Art
New Paintings
by Andrew Potter

Andrew Potter explores the effects of light on
classically ideal male figures,


London, England / Online

October 19 -
December 2, 2006

The Lily Tomlin Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center
Prints (& some originals) of Hector Silva’s art

Hector Silva explores themes of Mexican / Chicano cultural identities, queer eroticism and beauty.


Los Angeles, CA

December 1 - 3, 2006

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

Small Art, Big Names, Great Cause!
plus Call For Artists!


New York, NY

October 31 -
November 24, 2006

Adonis Art
New Paintings
by Philip Swarbrick

"I like painting muscular, well-built guys but
the skinny twink-type guys also have beautiful bodies."


London, England / Online

October 9 -
November 18, 2006

Flazh!Alley Studio
The Legend of
Harry & Dickless Tom

Original Comicbook Artwork by Brad Rader

Open to the public on San Pedro’s monthly
1st Thursday Art Walk on November 2


Los Angeles, CA

October 1 - 31, 2006

Visual AIDS and The Body

Stardust: A Two-Part Show
A Web Gallery Curated by Leah Oates

"Stardust is inspired by a time, a place (mainly New York and London) and a culture personified by David Bowie and the New York Dolls.



October 13 - 31, 2006

Faultline Bar
StrangeFox ArtWerks
Digitally rendered superhunky guys

New! At the Faultline...


Los Angeles, CA

March 16 - 18, 2007

Seattle Sex Positive Community Center
Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2007
Own Your Pleasure

Call for artists! Deadline December 11, 2006.


Seattle, WA

October 6 -
November 14, 2006

Evocative Arts Gallery
Altered Images and Digital Dreams
Towards a New Aesthetic

Lee Balan, Michael Hinkle and Dan Irvine.
The work of three talented and diverse desert artists.


Palm Springs, CA

September 30 -
November 31, 2006

Mister B
Axel And Mister B
Eight art prints by the American artist Axel

"Born the last son in a large family, Axel survived growing up as a
wild, untamed country brat in the sagebrush fields of Idaho."


Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 12, 2006

7th Annual
Palm Springs Fund Raiser
A benefit for the Foundation

Cool off from the heat with some hot company!


Palm Springs, CA

foundation announcements

Current Los Angeles, CA


ToFF's Advisory Board and Board of Directors

New names have been added to the Foundation's Advisory Board! All these individuals have given, and continue to give, immeasurable amounts of service to ToFF. They are all experts in their fields and the Foundation is completely indebted to these professionals. The Tom of Finland Foundation is grateful to have people like this who support our efforts and give of themselves - Cathie Bagwell, Cliff Benjamin and Gary Felgemaker.

Durk Dehner has been elected President of the Foundation to fill the vacancy left by Dan Berkowitz. Dehner and Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen) created the Foundation in 1984 and Dehner has served as President for most of the years ToFF has been in existence. As most of you know, Berkowitz left ToFF to pursue his theatrical career. We wish him well in all his endeavors and are glad he received his Lifetime Membership obelisk at this year's Awards Banquet. Many of you got to see him doing a volunteer shift at the Fair last weekend and he looks forward to receiving invitations to all ToFF functions in the future.

10/15/2006 Los Angeles, CA


Archiving Sundays

About twice a month we invite our friends to join us at the Foundation Headquarters for one of our oldest activities: archiving. Documenting the the erotic artwork that is submitted to the Foundatiion is one of our most important functions.

Join in with fellow art lovers and contribute your time & talents when you have a spare Sunday in the Los Angeles area. Our archiving schedule is posted on our Public Calendar.

Foundation Headquarters
1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(Echo Park) Map

erotic art in the news

Current On-line

Visual AIDS
Day With(out) Art
The updated Day With(out) Art web page

World AIDS Day – December 1st

The new Day With(out) Art site includes: History, Posters, Broadsides and Suggestions for organizing your own Day With(out) Art / World AIDS Day events.

There are several articles by Visual AIDS co-founders Robert Atkins and Thomas Sokolowski (two of the founders of Visual AIDS) along with archival reviews from The New York Times and more. Visual AIDS Posters and Broadsides are available for viewing and many can be downloaded and displayed for your own Day With(out) Art / AIDS Awareness events.

Day With(out) Art / World AIDS Day has evolved into an international day to recognize and promote increased programming of cultural events that draw attention to the continuing AIDS pandemic. Included on-line are suggestions on how you can create a day of action and remembrance in your community, including tips on exhibitions, artists’ talks, workshops, art projects, fundraisers and more.

CLICK HERE for more information.
This link will take you directly to the Visual AIDS website.

Current On-line

10% Productions presents:

A 2007 Calendar by
Hank Eddleman

Photographer Hank Eddleman offers a voyeuristic excursion in this collection of sexy images featuring beautiful men in their personal spaces.

CLICK HERE for more information.

webmaster's corner

Next issue: Look forward to a slew of new and updated artist websites!

Your comments, both onions and orchids, are always welcome.

Louis Jay, webmaster

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The Dispatch is the newsletter of the Tom of Finland Foundation.       [e-news #66]
P.O. Box 26658, Los Angeles, California 90026

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