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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
2014 EMERGING ARTIST COMPETITION

TOM OF FINLAND GRAND PRIZE WINNER

erotic art FELIPE MERES (USA)
Genesis 2 male, measuring gaze, pure anality, 2014
Digital collage, inkjet print on luster paper, 50” x 40” 

SINGLE FIGURE

erotic art 1st Place Winner JOHN PALATINUS SINGLE FIGURE AWARD:
FELIPE MERES
(USA)
Genesis 2 male, measuring gaze, pure anality, 2014
Digital collage, inkjet print on luster paper, 50” x 40” 
erotic art 2nd Place Winner:
MICHELLE FUGATE (USA)
Flower Girl, 2013
Oil on wood panel, 24” x 18”
3rd Place Winner:
ALESSANDRO TOMASSETTI (Spain)
Oral Fixations 2, 2012
Ink, watercolor and pastel on paper, 30” x 22.5”

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DUAL FIGURE

erotic art
1st Place Winner GARILYN BRUNE DUAL FIGURE AWARD:
ROY D. SMITH (USA)
Lovers, 2012
Watercolor on paper, 15” x 22”
erotic art

2nd Place Winner:
LEO RYDELL JOST (Spain)
Colored Dudes #35, 2014
Mixed technique, 11.7” x 8.3”

erotic art 3rd Place Winner (Tie):
STEFAN HODERLEIN - GKS (Germany)
A Walk in the Park, 2013
Digital thermal image
erotic art 3rd Place Winner: (Tie):
BOSS HOG (USA)
Swordplay in the Dark, 2014
Acrylic on denim, 48” x 36”

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MULTIPLE FIGURE

erotic art 1st Place Winner CHRISTINE KESSLER MULTIPLE FIGURE AWARD:
STEFAN HODERLEIN - GKS (Germany)
Short Break on Motorway, 2013
Digital thermal image
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2nd Place Winner (Tie):
SYLUS A.J. AFANO (USA)
The Dream, 2014
Lead & china water marker on gray toned paper,
21” x 6.5”

erotic art 2nd Place Winner (Tie):
ANDREW OGUS (USA)
The Judgment of Paris 22, 2013
Acrylic, litho ink, graphite on printmaking paper,
30” x 22.5”
erotic art 3rd Place Winner (Tie):
LES (USA)
Cowboy Duties, 2013
Pencil on paper, 18” x 24”
erotic art 3rd Place Winner (Tie):
JUSTIN SEARS (USA)
Midnight Mojo, 2014
Acrylic on mahogany wood, 36” x 48”

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FANTASY

erotic art 1st Place Winner PALANCA FANTASY AWARD:
CASEY McMANIS (USA)
Slut, 2014
Oil on canvas, 30” x 24”
erotic art 2nd Place Winner (Tie):
SYLUS A.J. AFANO (USA)
Left Behind, 2014
Lead & china water marker on gray toned paper,
24” x 18”
erotic art 2nd Place Winner (Tie):
PAUL GELLMAN (USA)
Common Law Cabin Cum Fantasy, 2014
Mixed media (found objects, gesso, acrylic,
Magic Sculpt), 24” x 18” x 12”
erotic art 3rd Place Winner:
ANDREW SANCHEZ (USA)
Untitled Male_01, 1997
Graphite on paper, 15” x 12”

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PHOTOGRAPHY

erotic art 1st Place Winner JAY R. LAWTON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD (Tie):
JOSEPH CONDER (USA)
21st Century Christ Figure, 2013
Digital photograph, archival inkjet print on fiber paper,
13” x 19”
erotic art 1st Place Winner JAY R. LAWTON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD (Tie):
MARTIN BRADLEY JACOBS (Italy)
Lucky Strike, 2014
Digital “C” prints and original SX70 Polaroids, 32” x 27”
erotic art 2nd Place Winner:
PAUL BUIJS (Holland)
SOS (Sex on Sunday), 2012
Digital
erotic art 3rd Place Winner:
PAULO AURELIANO DA MATA AND
MANUEL VASON
(Portugal)
Minotaur #2, 2008
C-type Fuji matte archival print, 26 17/64” X 39 3/8”

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TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled (Preparatory drawing), c. 1979,
Graphite on paper, 8.31" x 11.69", ToFF #1004 © 1979 Tom of Finland Foundation

Tom of Finland Grand Prize:

  • The winner shall receive a Tom of Finland preparatory drawing (shown above).
  • The winner shall receive a three-day weekend stay at TOM House with sleeping accommodations in Tom's attic bedroom/studio.
  • The winner shall receive a complimentary booth at a Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) Art Fair.
  • The winner shall receive a Foundation membership at the Commodore level.
  • The winner shall receive an invitation to a luncheon in honor of all 2014 Competition winners.
  • The Grand Prize winner receives the above prizes in lieu of the category prizes listed below.

First Place Winners
In Each Category:

  • Winners shall receive a numbered lithograph by Tom of Finland.
  • Winners shall receive a Foundation membership at the Commander level.
  • Winners shall receive an invitation to a luncheon in honor of all 2014 Competition winners.

Second Place Winners
In Each Category:

  • Winners shall receive a limited edition fine art print by Tom of Finland from the collection on display.
  • Winners shall receive a Foundation membership at the Seaman level.
  • Winners shall receive an invitation to a luncheon in honor of all 2014 Competition winners.

Third Place Winners
In Each Category:

  • Winners shall receive a limited edition print from the Foundation.
  • Winners shall receive a Foundation membership at the Recruit level.
  • Winners shall receive an invitation to a luncheon in honor of all 2014 Competition winners.

Winners are responsible for their own transportation to Los Angeles.

THE JOHN PALATINUS SINGLE FIGURE AWARD

THE GARILYN BRUNE DUAL FIGURE AWARD

THE CHRISTINE KESSLER MULTIPLE FIGURE AWARD

THE PALANCA FANTASY AWARD

THE JAY R. LAWTON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

THE TOM OF FINLAND GRAND PRIZE AWARD

The real prize awarded all participants of ToFF's 2014 E. A. C. is the publicity, exposure and international recognition accorded them through the Foundation’s promotion of the Competition.

The winners are determined using a “blind” scoring process by a distinguished panel of eight judges who are announced after the competition winners have been determined. The judges are selected from an international roster of individuals in the field of the arts.

Judges score each work on a scale of 1 to 10. Scores are tabulated and the works with highest point totals become the winners.

2014 Panel of Judges

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Eli Sudbrack, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil and New York City, USA.

Christophe Hamaide-Pierson, born in Paris, France. Lives and works in Paris, France

 

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Michael Elmgreen, born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lives in London, UK, and works in Berlin, Germany.

Ingar Dragset, born in Trondheim, Norway. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

     
Richard Hawkins
Born in Mexia, Texas, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.
  Ryan Heffington
Born in Yuba City, California, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.
     
Bruce LaBruce
Born in Southhampton, Ontario, Canada. Lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
  Helmut Lang
Born in Vienna, Austria. Lives and works in New York City and Long Island, USA.
     
Linder
Born in Liverpool, UK. Lives and works in St. Ives, UK.
  A.L. Steiner
Born in Miami, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

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ABSTRACT ART
“The abstract, especially in those rough sketches, is very important to me, perhaps because of my advertising background, where layout is so important. Sometimes those first few lines cut the paper into such satisfying shapes that I don’t want to go on, but I always do, adding nostrils and nipples and bootstraps until I have filled the paper up as usual.” — Tom of Finland