Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Seattle Erotic Art Festival

For the last four years the Seattle Sex Positive Community Center has produced the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. I've had the privilege to be the Festival Director for all four years. This year is going to be an amazing event. If you're from the greater Seattle area, it's not to be missed. If you're not from around here, make plans to visit next year.

Here's all the information you need to attend this week's event.


Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2006

The fourth annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival—held at Consolidated Works (500 Boren Ave. North) in Seattle on March 24-26, 2006—will display an expansive exhibition of contemporary fine art that celebrates the diversity of human sexual expression and the incredible creativity with which artists approach the subject of erotica. The jury and curators selected work based on quality of execution, originality of subject and depth of emotion from over 1,200 pieces submitted by 400 artists from around the world.

Doors open on Friday, March 24 at noon; Deities of the Eros Costume Gala starts at 8pm. The Festival’s many other offerings include a VIP reception, Saturday's live auction, installations, performance art (choreographed by Little Red Studio, a gallery store for small works and prints, in addition to opportunities to attend films, lectures, workshops and readings. Patrons will be able to meet the artists including special guest Charles Gatewood, “the family photographer of America's erotic underground.”

Festival Curator, Pet Silvia, co-proprietor of the high profile New York gallery Art@Large, presents work by artists: H.R. Giger, John John Jesse, Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, Barbara Nitke, Carolyn Weltman, Michael Manning, John Santerineross, Michele Serchuk, SEAF Award Winner Boris Starosta, Seattle’s own Rik Garrett and more.

SEAF 2006 is proud to feature the works of SEAF Award Winners: Hypnox, kenji signani, Andrew Caldwell, Arice, and Jim Duvall as well as local artists Demi Raven, Rebecca Raven, Ellen Forney, krysztof nemeth, Randy Wood, Christian French, Derek Nobbs, and many others.

Last year, SEAF attracted over 4,000 attendees and received significant media attention. Most importantly, a large portion of the exhibition and auction art at SEAF was sold (values ranged from $100 to $7,000). The sales of prints and small works in the Festival Store were also impressive.

SEAF was founded in 2002 by Seattle's Sex Positive Community Center (SPCC) to promote freedom of sexuality, speech and creativity through the erotic expression of fine art.

Tables and seats are still available for Saturday's live auction. Selected works will be auctioned off by the esteemed auctioneer, Laura Michalek. Food will be supplied by Hot Dish Catering (formally Feeding Frenzy). You can obtain tickets to the auction at Brown Paper Ticket.

We'd like to thank our sponsors: Art at Large, Obsidian Security, Vine St. Storage, Babeland, The Stranger, Utilikilts, The Seattle Sinner, Amadeo Design, Exotic Underground, Seattle Gay News and JUXTAPOZ magazine.

Additional festival information can be found at our website, http://www.SeattleErotic.org

Tickets can be purchased through http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com.



1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I'm on my way in less than 12 hours. It's going to be great, SEAF, your birthday and Daddy, you and I together.

You do amazing things, thanks for inspiring me.