Tom of Finland Foundation Announces 10th Annual Emerging Artist Competition

Frontiers, a Southern California LGBT magazine, has promoted the 2014 Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition.

As noted by contributor Dominic Preston, “L.A.’s Tom of Finland Foundation is this year celebrating both the 10th anniversary of its Emerging Artist Competition, and the 30th anniversary of the foundation itself”. The article lists the 10 esteemed judges of the competition and quotes from a statement by Durk Dehner, President of Tom of Finland Foundation:

In actively mentoring emerging artists, being guardians of culture, and providing safe environments that nurture growth and blossoming of a broader context of visual erotic arts, we pursue Tom of Finland’s ethos and practice that inspired generations.

The competition’s Grand Prize Winner will receive an original Tom of Finland preparatory drawing, a detail from which is shown below:

Detail from Untitled (Preparatory drawing). Grand Prize for 2014 Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition

Detail from 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

Submissions for the competition close on November 3, 2014. For further details about the competition, visit the 2014 Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition page.


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