e-news #95 december 16, 2008

  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

March 27 - 29, 2009

West Hollywood / Los Angeles



West Hollywood / LA, CA

December 18, 2008

A Different Light Bookstore
Henning von Berg
A Book Signing

Henning von Berg is signing his best-selling books:
Universal and Alpha Males.


Los Angeles, CA

April 24 - 26, 2009

Rochester Erotic Arts Inc.
presents the:
Rochester Erotic Arts Festival
Celebrate your sensuality!

Call For Artists!
Submission deadline is February 20, 2009


Rochester, NY

October 31 -
December 23, 2008

My Gay Eye
With Over 40 International Gay Artists

Samples from many of the artists are
on display on their website.


Berlin, Germany

November 19 -
December 20, 2008

Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation
Four Exhibitions
40 Artists Contribute

One exhibition with 37 contributing artists,
plus three solo exhibtions.


New York, NY

December 19, 2008

Decades Design Group & The Pet Project
Over Two Decades of Ali’s Homo-erotic Work

Donations to benefit The Pet Project.


Fort Lauderdale, FL

December 2 - 31, 2008

Adonis Art
The Boys of Venice Beach
by Myles Antony

"The paintings are at times daring and amusing,
but always beautiful and romantic."


London, England / Online

March 6 - 7, 2009


ErosPulse Winter 2009
An exhibition and more

Call For Artists!
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2009


Denver, CO
See our full listing on the Foundation's Events Page!
foundation announcements

Emerging Erotic Artist Contest

It's back! The one you've been waiting for! It's the contest that encourages artists to share their erotic work and elevate the field of erotic art by rewarding some of the best examples. It's open to everyone — except for previous winners of this contest, or artists who are already selling erotic work.

So pull out those sketches from under the bed, retrieve those interesting photos from the back of the closet, or add a final few strokes to your latest painting... and submit. The deadline is May 8, 2009 — Tom's Birthday.

Artist or not, be sure to view the submissions we received for previous contests!


A Special Message From ToFF

This season we have sent out a very special card. Please look for it in your mailbox, or if you are not on our mailing list — or would like to share it with a friend — we're offering it here in PDF form. Just click on the above image.

Join us in serving the cultural needs of the communities of the world. Please sign up or renew your membership today. Consider moving up to a higher membership level or adding an additional contribution. Together, we can all be guardians and ambassadors of the erotic arts and the thousands of artists that create it. Tom’s legacy is our legacy.

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Tom's Blog Is Now Online!

It's a place to learn more about the Tom of Finland Foundation as well as to discuss erotic art and the issues that surround it in our society.

The blog is interactive and you are invited to add comments to posts that you read here, or post your own new topics to be discussed.

Visit Tom's Blog

Volunteers' Holiday Party Postponed

"We'll have to wait a while for this one."

Each year the Foundation likes to gather together all of our hard working volunteers for a holiday bash. Instead of rushing around to get things done at our various functions or donating time for our many projects, it's a time to party! It's great opportunity to socialize and get to know others who are also dedicated to Tom's work and goals.

But wouldn't you rather party during a less hectic time of year? Yeah, we thought as much. So would we! Therefore, we have decided to hold this celebration early next year. We'll let you know as soon as we've worked out the details.

Best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season from everyone at the Foundation!

art news

Model Bettie Page Passes at Age 85

Bettie Page, the legendary 1950s pin-up queen with the killer curves and coal-black bangs, died December 11, 2008 of pneumonia at a Los Angeles area hospital. Her popularity as an underground, guilty pleasures phenomenon has continued to soar despite the fact that the reclusive Page disappeared almost a half century ago.


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