e-news #83 october 27, 2007

  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 news
and news from the world of erotic art.

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events & exhibitions

November 11, 2007

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

Hot men? For sure! Artists and art? Of course!
You don't want to miss this one.


Palm Springs, CA

November 18, 2007

presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Modeling this month: To be announced.
Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. Bring your sketch pad!


Los Angeles, CA

January 11 - 13, 2008

Southwest Leather Conference
Southwest Leather Art Exhibition
Sharing art with the leather tribe

Call for Artists!
Deadline: October 31, 2007


Phoenix, AZ

November 13, 2007

Avanti Productions

A Transgender Documentary Premier

"Because Gender isn't between your legs..."


Los Angeles, CA

October 18 -
November 24, 2007

Wessel + O'Conner Fine Art

Aaron Cobbett
New Color Photographs

"Cobbett is well known for his highly stylized, extravagant portraits of
celebrities, drag queens, go-go boys, and New York personalities..."


Brooklyn, NY

November 10 - 11, 2007

Karin Swildens
Animal | Human | Spirit
An Open House Sculpture Show

Stories, experiences, imagination and mythology
are the basis of her inspirations.


Los Angeles, CA
foundation announcements


A BIG Thank You to Our Renewing and Current Members!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your membership! You are the Foundation's main support system. You keep our programs active.

The future for the visual erotic arts within our community and beyond is in a delicate situation. As a community we are not as committed nor identify with what makes us different, special, unique... any term you choose, they all lead to the door of funding us or not – to continue our existence or not. There are still groups who would like us to vaporize into non-existence. The erotic arts legitimize the merit and positive contributions of being gay — and sexual beings.

My observation is that only those who have the awareness and appreciation for the beauty of this subject matter are going to contribute. The government isn't going to do it. Although we are a non-profit, grants — with the exception of the City of West Hollywood — are rare. In order for cultural assets, such as the Foundation, to continue to exist and expand, all of us must be involved.

This is our culture and we are all its guardians. Choose to cherish this responsibility, for in this day and age there is little that we can actually call our own.

Our members are the best ambassadors the Foundation can have. We count on you to help us spread the word about the Foundation's mission. Share your support, and nurture your friends’ interest in the erotic arts. Consider recommending or gifting membership to a friend who shares your interest in erotic art.

Durk Dehner, President and co-founder of the Foundation

Become part of the Tom of Finland Foundation family.

art news

Erotic Signature
presents an:

Erotic Art Competition

Lathered Up
by Michael Breyette

$10,000 in prizes.
200 winning artworks (in addition to the prize winners) will be published in
The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today - Vol II,
and featured in a six-month Exhibition Tour in
Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam and London.
Last year's winning selections are available on-line.

The Deadline for all entries is set for December 8th, 2007.


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