e-news #128 november 6, 2011
Over A Quarter Century Dedicated to Protecting, Preserving and Promoting Erotic Art  

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events & exhibitions

November 7 -
December 23, 2011

Antebellum Gallery
and
TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
present:

TOM OF FINLAND:
Public and Private

This is an exhibition that was sourced from students who have visited the Foundation, been in Tom's studio and wanted to see such an exhibition of his doodles, collage work and his own photography.

Read what some of the press is saying HERE.
Details


Los Angeles, CA

November 11 - 13, 2011

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
takes part in:
Palm Springs Leather Pride
We'll be there all three days!

Volunteers Welcome!
More Info


Details


Palm Springs, CA

November 13, 2011

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

November 3 - 6, 2011

David Crocker
presents:

Alone: In The Studio 9
Oil paintings · drawings


Open tour and sale.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

November 29 -
December 3, 2011

Leslie/Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
and
GMHC

present:
Art & AIDS:
30 Years


An exhibition featuring 50 artists living with HIV/AIDS.

Details


New York, NY

November 5 - 15, 2011

Savage Gallery
and
John Patrick Productions

present:
John Palatinus:
Making History


During the late Forties and early Fifties a group of mostly gay men
began doing "artistic studies" of bodybuilders…

Details


Palm Springs, CA

November 5 - 30, 2011

Savage Gallery
presents:
Hinkle
Erotic Mixed Media Paintings


Many of Hinkle's pieces begin with a basic nude photograph;
often a torso shot of himself, and evolve in a natural flow from there.

Details


Palm Springs, CA
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foundation announcements

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION

Tip's of the Hat and Odds & Ends:

You can pick-up ANYTHING at a TOM yardsale!

Thanks to our robust Volunteers and everyone who made the grounds look great. And the lucky folks who took home something they had to have.

Every contribution makes your Foundation more meaningful.

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FOUNDATION THANKS
BLUF (Breeches Leather Uniform Fanclub)


Nikitas Chondroyannos,
Louie Pacheco Saenz
and Durk Dehner.
Photo by Jay Lawton.

On Saturday, October 22nd, BLUF LA (Breeches LeatherUniform Fanclub) hosted a special BLUF social and benefit for Tom of Finland Foundation, TOM's BLUF.

Over 45 BLUF members and men in full Leather attended the benefit, which was held at TOM House, Tom's historic home and headquarters of Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF). All of the proceeds from the event went directly to ToFF in order to help with our efforts to document, preserve and promote Tom's work and that of hundreds of other artists.

The Foundation is greatful to Nikitas Chondroyannos of Vancouver, Jeff Gent of Los Angeles and all that attended for supporting TOM, his Foundation and all we do.

Besides a strong showing of locals, men from from Washington DC, Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego traveled to LA just for this event.

Photographer Jay Lawton had an on-site portrait studio which was very popular; most guests signed up to have their portraits taken in full gear. Check out the gallery and order prints HERE.

ToFF president, Durk Dehner, curated a special selection of original Tom of Finland drawings featuring men in full Leather or Uniform especially for the evening and ToFF unveiled a selection of new, limited edition, Tom of Finland prints for sale.

ToFF is very appreciative of continued support and assistance in the furtherance of our goals and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Educational Archive so donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations.

BLUF Website

CALL FOR ARTISTS
Starrfucker Magazine

CALL FOR ARTISTS: THE NEXT ISSUE'S DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 9, 2011.

"There are amazing Gay artists out there and we really want to showcase great work.".

Starrfucker Magazine is a quarterly homoartzine. Each issue is just $11, and a yearly subscription runs $45.

Starrfucker Magazine Website
Contact:: starrmaginfo@gmail.com

FOUNDATION THANKS
Particpants in the Queering Wikipedia Editathon


Charles Stewart imparting at ToFF Wiki Workshop

American Libraries, 11/01/2011
"Libraries Tap into Crowd Power"

The notion that a group of people with varying opinions, when aggregated, can result in better information than a specific expert could come up with—aka "crowdsourcing"—has been around for some time. It's one of the ideas on which the 10-year-old Wikipedia is based. So it seemed only natural when one of the most-consulted websites in the world recently posted a ubiquitous banner stating WIKIPEDIA LOVES LIBRARIES. What has resulted is nationwide "editathons"—editing marathons organized by active Wikipedia users to expand and add depth to the website's content on a wide range of cultural and historical topics.

At the Tom of Finland Foundation Library in Los Angeles on October 30, the "Queering Wikipedia Editathon" drew community activists, library school students, and members of the Foundation to create and update LGBT-related articles. Katie Herzog, director of the Molesworth Institute, helped put the event together and told AL that the meeting inspired dialogue about Gay history and generated an increased interest in activism for citizen-created content. "Everyone left feeling like it was the first of many to come," she said.

--- By Sanhita SinhaRoy, Asscoiate Editor        COMPLETE ARTICLE

ToFF thanks Katie, Charles and Toni for making the wiki world – our world – a better place.

TOM of FINLAND in WIKIPEDIA

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