Nov 2, 2012
Oils, Drawings and Wood Burnings by Valentine Hooven
An inspiring and unique installation.
On display are the artist’s exquisite and masterful works
in several of his favorite mediums.
May 25, 1943, 1400 hours — born at the height of WW II, Valentine was raised everywhere from Great Falls, Montana, to Berlin, Germany, attended the Philadelphia College of Art on scholarship for one and two-thirds years before having a nervous breakdown and going into the Merchant Marines as a deck hand on Mobil Oil supertankers. Back ashore, he became involved in live theater, first as a stage hand, later holding just about every position a theater offered, beginning in Philly, then Frisco, then to Hollywood to become a stunt man before his creative illustrations finally began to sell to the Gay magazines, appearing in most of the popular publications of the 1980s and ’90s until focusing on Handjobs, which has published all of his erotic work since 1999.
Being a versatile and creative Gemini, Valentine always tended to work in a variety of mediums, the most notable of which is pyrography (wood burning), a medium popular only with two million Boy Scouts and the artist. Of late, he has taken up oil painting again for the first time since art school and Valentine says he is surprised to find himself experiencing a sudden (at the age of 69) rejuvenation in his art, especially in the large-scale canvases that inspire him more than anything else ever has.
Apr 3, 2012
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Detail), 1981, Graphite on paper, ToFF #81.16
© 1981 Tom of Finland Foundation
Easter Sunday, 2:00 – 7:00 PM
FUN and GAMES
ART and ARTISTS
GIVE a WAYS
A BENEFIT FOR
Five Dollar Donation Kindly Suggested at Door
PLENTY of HOT
For Those Who Know What They Like
67-625 East Palm Canyon Drive
Cathedral City, California
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
Noon – 4:00 or 4:00 - 8:00?
Feb 21, 2012
Tool Shed’s 10th Annual Erotic Art Expo and Silent Auction
We are pleased to announce that once again, Tool Shed will be conducting its popular Erotic Art Expo and Silent Auction from February 23 to March 5, 2012. Proceeds from this year’s event will again benefit Free and Confidential HIV Testing by the Desert AIDS Project. Last year, a record 40 pieces of work were donated by artists which raised $5,000 for the DAP’s testing program.
ToFF Donation to Silent Auction
Highlights of this year’s event will include an Opening Night Reception on Thursday, February 23, from 6 to 8pm; the popular Artist Meet & Greet, to be held on Saturday, March 3, from 4 to 7pm; and the Closing Reception, Monday, March 5, from 6 to 8pm.
On behalf of the Review Committee,
we look forward to another successful Expo.
Nov 1, 2011
- John Palatinus -
- Hinkle -
Savage Gallery and Boutique
Opening night, Saturday, November 5th
Oct 27, 2011
Tom of Finland Foundation
is honored to be included
once again in this year’s
Desert Leather Pride 2011.
Friday, November 11th
Leather Vendor Market
7:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Saturday, November 12th
Mr. Palm Springs Leather Contest
Palm Springs Convention Center
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 13th
TOM Means Leather
2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tom’s message still rings true:
It’s great to be Gay.
A $5 donation on Sunday (there is NO cover charge)
helps insure that this message survives!
All Title Holders are ToFF’s Special Guests.
Please let us know when you arrive.
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled, 1987, Graphite on paper, ToFF #87.28, © 1987 Tom of Finland Foundation
Friday night, we will be selling books, magazines and memorabilia at the Vendor Fair.
Saturday night, prizes from the TOM collection will be donated to all the participants of the Contest.
On Sunday afternoon, we will be hosting our annual Barracks beer bust fundraiser.
Nov 13, 2009
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Palm Springs Fundraiser!
A benefit for the Foundation
TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991),
Untitled, 1989, Graphite on paper
ToFF #89.04, ©Tom of Finland Foundation
A part of Palm Springs Leather Week ’09!
2:00 – 7:00 PM
Donation requested at the door
The Leather Pride Vendor Market continues as well!
Support Our Own Community’s Culture
Contribute to the Foundation
View , Buy, Support the Artists of Our Community
That’s part of what the Foundation is all about!
Hot, sexy men — on stage and off.
Wear your leathers, your sports kit, or grunge it out. Just keep it legal!
Plus, the SURPRISES that always make this event a treat!
67625 E Palm Canyon Dr., Cathedral City, CA 92234 · Map · 760.321.9688
The Barracks Website
Leather Pride ’09 Website