e-news #115 october 15, 2010
Over A Quarter Century Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art  

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events & exhibitions

October 16, 2010

The Bullet Bar and
TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
present:

White Boys vs. Latins
Who Really Owns Los Angeles?

A Benefit for the Foundation
5 Bouts of Epic Oil Wrestling!
Details


Los Angeles, CA

November 14, 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!
New time for November & December: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Details


Los Angeles, CA

September 14 -
October 15, 2009

A Different Light
presents:
Black and White Photographs
by J B Higgins


J B's photographs are in many private collections
and have been exhibited extensively.


Details

San Francisco, CA

April 29 -
May 1, 2011

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture
presents:
Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2011
Since 2002

Call for Artists opens on November 1, 2010.

Details

Seattle, WA

November 18 - 20, 2010

Erotic Signature
presents:
Art Undressed 2010
South Florida’s Annual Erotic Art Weekend


This Year's Attitude for ARTundressed:
"FREE YOUR MIND"... "and yourself will follow!".


Details

Miami, FL

August 31 -
October 17, 2010

Adonis Art
presents:
David Ambrose
His Latest Paintings


"He says he is not interested in the strict representation
of what he sees, but in his spontaneous reactions".


Details

London, England / Online

October 1 - 31, 2010

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

osc: obsessive sex collecting
Curated by Sarah Forbes


"Overtly sexual objects, erotic art pieces, a lover's hair
or even sexual experiences can all be collected."


Details

Online

October 2 - 31, 2010

BCB Art
presents:

Communion
Photos by Eric Rhein


"...Communion is inspired by humanity’s kinship
and responsibility to our natural surroundings."


Details

Hudson, NY

October 23, 2010

Meltdown Comics
presents:
Brad Rader
Artist Signing: Fogtown


Original pages from the graphic novel will be for sale, as well as
his gay material, True Adult Fantasy and Harry & Dickless Tom.

Details

Los Angeles, CA
See our full listing on the Foundation's Events Page!
foundation announcements

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION

Tip's of the Hat and Odds & Ends:

Mr Midwest Leather 2010: Philip Hitchcock of St. Louis, Missouri is an artist, a gallery owner, a supporter of the Tom of Finland Foundation, member of Art Dimensions - St. Louis, Art St. Louis, HRC and the ACLU. Long involved in his community both business and personally, Philip was chosen First place and named Mr Midwest Leather 2010. He will be going on to represent his title at the International Mr Leather Contest in Chicago, 2011.

More on Mr Midwest Leather here.


Charla Hathaway — certified sexologist, educator and author — along with her videographer friend, Jack Lee, created a documentary about her Uncle Bob who started dressing "like a lady" (his words) at age 84 after his wife, her Aunt Eleanor, died.

She feels his story is brave and fascinating. So she traveled to Florida last spring to interview him, two of his daughters, and her mom who was a traveling buddy with him and Eleanor. Uncle Bob passed away last fall, and here's his story (12 minutes).

Note: This is a not streaming video. The entire clip must download before it will begin to play, which can take several minutes. A good approach might be to right-click and download the clip. When the download is done — play it!

Charla Hathaway Website.

art news

Search for Photographers and Artists
Henning von Berg

Gmuender is searching for new photographers and also for artists. The world’s largest gay publishing house is interested in finding new author talents for upcoming coffee table books. Main subject: male models, nudes and semi-nudes.

More

Search for Photographers and Artists and Others
Rare & Raw: Deadline is December 20, 2010

The Transmission Commission Collective (TCC) seeks submissions for Rare & Raw; a curated exhibition exploring queer representation, historical visual culture and contemporary art production.

The intention of RARE & RAW is to promote dialogue that is invested in queer history and artistic production. Queer communities are experiencing an overwhelming gap between older and younger generations—due to technology and generational lifestyles as well as the many lives decimated by AIDS. The past remains integral to queer epistemology and representation.

More

GAY BAR:
The Fabulous, True Story of a Daring Woman and Her Boys in the 1950s
.

While not focused on erotic art, the Foundation strongly supports documenting our gay heritage.

This book is a revival of an extraordinary memoir, first published in San Francisco in 1957, written by Helen Branson, a woman whose affection for gay men led her to operate a bar for them in Hollywood (at 5124 Melrose) in the 1950s. The new edition (U of Wis Press) includes the original contents plus a similar amount of new material, including photographs, by Will Fellows.

More

Call For Artists
GLENDALE AREA TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS 2010-2011


[A non-erotic art opportunity for artists — as this project seems to aimed towards "family fare". — editor.]

This series of curated temporary exhibitions will take place in downtown Glendale, beginning in Fall 2010 and continuing through summer 2011. The project aims to intervene into the retail fabric of this well trafficked area with a lively cultural program of exhibitions and events.

GATE invites emerging and established artists to submit their qualifications to exhibit work in temporary exhibition spaces and window displays (see project area map). Professional artists and artist groups working in all media (including performance) are encouraged to apply. Artists seeking to execute innovative site-specific projects are particularly encouraged to apply.

More

See What's Happening Around The Foundation
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