e-news #112 june 17, 2010
  Over A Quarter Century Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art  

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events & exhibitions

June 20, 2010

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents:
TOM's Bar

It's our BIG Party and Fundraiser for the year.
THIS ONE IS HUGE!


Los Angeles, CA

With—

TOM's Gallery
Meet artists & see their artwork!

Silent Auction!
Everything you MUST have!

Parking Lot Party
Lots of room to cruise!

Tawdry Talent Contests with Prizes!
Can you top this? Can you bottom this?

Eats, as always
Party all day— and into the evening!

Drawing Workshop
Hot models for your enjoyment!

Horny, Happy Hunks!
Why break with tradition?

Artists showing in TOM's Gallery at this year's TOM's bar include:
Axel  ·  Steven Blank  ·  Rick Castro,
Fred Chuang  ·  Dogspunk,
Bradley Giles  ·  Michael Kirwan,
Hector Silva  ·  Skobar

( PLEASE REFRAIN FROM DROOLING ON THE ARTWORK! )

Spinning the tunes in TOM's Gallery: DJ RocketManLA, with over 25,000 songs!

See you there!

Volunteers are invited to pitch in!
Y'all SIGN-UP, hear?

Our host venue:

Faultline Bar
4216 Melrose (at Vermont), Los Angeles, CA  90029 · MAP · 323.660.0889
Faultline Bar Website

  

Details

June 18, 2010

The Desk Set
curates:

Que(e)ry
A Benefit Party for Tom of Finland Foundation

"You don't have to be a queer librarian; You just have to dance with one!"
These aren't your parents' librarians, that's for sure —
SEE THE PROMO VIDEO ON THE DETAILS PAGE.

Details


New York, NY

June 25 -
July 30, 2010

Feature Inc.
presents:
Tom of Finland and Then Some
A Group Showing


Artwork by Tom and Tom’s contemporaries - Bastille, The Hun,
Martin of Holland, Rex, and more, and by some recent younger artists.

Details

New York, NY

July 11, 2010

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents a:
Life Drawing Workshop

Usually held the second Sunday of each month.
Beginner? Professional? All are welcome. RSVP and bring your sketch pad!

Details


Los Angeles, CA

June 1 - 30, 2010

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

look, you see me
Curated by Paul Mpagi Sepuya


"— I was drawn to several artists' works that focused on men's
representations of women and women's representations of men."

Details

Online
See our full listing on the Foundation's Events Page!
foundation announcements

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION

Foundation Thanks The Volunteers At
LA Pride 2010


Volunteers Representing Foundation
In The LA Pride Parade
photo: Miguel Angel Reyes
               

Volunteers Setting Up In The Tent
At Erotic City
photo: Louie Pacheco, Mr. CSW Leather

The Foundation was out in force at Christopher Street West's LA Pride this year — both in the Parade and at Erotic City, the festival's area that's "adults only".

Our Parade Volunteers were promised five hot hours from check-in until the end of the Parade, and hot they were! (Thanks, Miguel, for riding heard on the fine collection of beef.) Seth and loyalty also put a lot of effort into decorating the truck — and it really showed.

At Erotic City, ToFF was proud to have artists Steven Blank, LaRoderick Dexter, Miguel Angel Reyes and Rick Castro show their work to so many. Special thanks to Volunteers Luis C., Jeffrey Moline, Ray P., Avery, Kermit, John Cuevas, Jake, Mr. L.A. Leather Bear 2010 and Bo who endured the “steamy” tent to dispense valuable TOM info (and plug TOM’s Bar!).

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION

Tip's of the Hat and Odds & Ends:

A tip of the hat to Lorenzo Gomez for helping the Foundation to catalog our poster collection.

Lorenzo’s work has appeared on over a hundred magazine covers, ads, posters, cards and billboards. His work has also been featured in gallery shows and movies.

Learn more about Lorenzo here.


Artist Jamie Wallen visits TOM House.

Jamie scheduled his trip from Kalamazoo, Michigan just so he could see the House. He is commited to creating a work for the Foundation and gifting it to us. We talked about having a “TOM night ” in his studio back home.

“Today I was able to finally fulfill one of my dreams of touring the ToF Foundation as well as their incredible collection of his works and the family of artists that are included in the Foundation Collection. I am completely overwhelmed and feel the necessity to make many pilgrimages back to absorb it completely. This is what I feel one of the most important bodies of work to bring awareness to in not only the arts community, but also the human community. The erotic arts exposure that this Foundation facilitates and supports not only opens minds but also saves lives by reminding us as a community that we are not alone —”

A fine art quilting artist, Jamie has inspired hundreds of longarm quilters over the past several years. A remarkable artist with incredible patience, Jamie has taught many quilters (newbies to advanced) how to accomplish his exciting quilting designs and techniques.


art news

Call For Artists
EROTIC SIGNATURE
IT'S HERE AGAIN FOLKS. FIFTH TIME RUNNING!

Lathered Up
by Michael Breyette

Deadline: August 15th, 2010

Not only is this one of the major erotic art competitions of the year, with a book published, but winners can have their works go on exhibition.
Well worth checking out for both Artists and Art Lovers.

See What's Happening Around The Foundation
VISIT JayPG's PHOTO SITE FOR EXTENSIVE IMAGES OF FOUNDATION EVENTS!
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