City of West Hollywood Votes to Again Co-sponsor 16th Annual Erotic Art Fair Weekend

The 16th annual Tom of Finland Foundation West Hollywood – Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend (WHLA EAFW) will take place March 25-27, 2011.

Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) has been a nonprofit Educational Archive for the Gay community for over a quarter century and is very proud to have the City of West Hollywood as the Co-sponsor. ToFF thanks the Honorable John Heilman, Mayor of West Hollwood, John Duran, Mayor Pro Tempore and all Councilmembers for their support since 2003. A special thanks goes to Paul Arevalo, City Manager, for his involvement.

The WHLA EAFW provides locals and visitors to an excursion full of activities. It kicks off with a public reception at Foundation HQ, TOM House in Echo Park, for artists, collectors and all who enjoy art. ToFF will have many new works from its permanent collection on exhibit throughout the House for this opening. It is also an opportunity to visit Tom’s attic studio along with the rest of the three floors of this early 20th century residence/museum.

The Erotic Art Fair is open both Saturday and Sunday in West Hollywood Park’s auditorium. On both Saturday and Sunday afternoons, at the Fair, panel discussions and life drawing demos, with artists and models, will be featured.

The Weekend provides a unique opportunity for artists from around the world to display and sell their work to the public. The educational value of the Fairs is enormous: The Foundation’s staff curates the Fair, to ensure a variety of styles and media.

The 2011 Erotic Art Fair expects to host more than 45 artists from around the globe. Virtually every medium is represented — painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media and digital work. The Foundation strives to include work representing all genders and sexual orientations. When the Foundation presented the first Fair in 1995, it was the only event of its kind; the Fair continues to be one of the largest events in the world dedicated to providing erotic artists an opportunity to showcase their work.

The 16th Annual West Hollywood / Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend is also sponsored by:

–        City of West Hollywood Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board
–        West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau
–        Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles
–        Los Angeles Leather Coalition
–        Los Angeles Band of Brothers
–        Ramada Plaza West Hollywood

The Foundation thanks Louie Pacheco, Mike Gerle, Sister Unity, Tom Trafelet, Daddy Bo and slavegirl debbie, George Scileppi, Will Hildreth, Jacob Prieto and Jim Boyle, Dan Berkowitz, Ivy Bottini, Ken Hurst, David Keith Webster, Philip Hoskins, Steve Ganzell and Desiree Sol for their enormous support.

WHLA EAFW Details.