Rochester Erotic Arts Festival 2010

Artist Directory 2010

Tiiu Ashcraft

Medford, MA
Phone: 714-746-2724
Web: www.tiiuashcraft.com
E-mail: tuashcraft@hotmail.com

Over the last year i have been attempting to explore and understand the emotional aspects of the submissive's psyche. Finding the head space difficult and interesting but a very real challenge for me - to let go completely when I naturally have the head space of a dominant. Submissives are never weak or look weak in any way and in the end have more control than the individual in the position of dominance over them. Submission is earned by respect and trusts it's not just given to the dominant, and ironically it would seem that it takes more control to break from control. My intention with this collection of large scale mixed media drawing of erotic BDSM figure drawings is to bring the prefect beauty of human sexual interaction into a classical fine art context. These drawings have a mixture of violence, sexuality, power and control. There is a setup of deliberate tension between beauty and depravity, visual seduction and disquiet.

Joe Auciello

Rockland ME
Phone: (207) 594-0548
E-mail: auciello@midcoast.com

Joe Auciello is a self-taught sculptor. His primary passion is the human form, and he has demonstrated his versatility in public and private art commissions. Joe's work has a large following throughout the northeastern United States, where he has sold functional and representational art and garden sculpture through such venues as Directions: Mount Desert Island, Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show. Joe's work for the garden uses the natural shapes and properties of stone that comes from Maine and beyond. The grace and beauty of field stone and granite lend themselves to gentle and dynamic carvings that enhance private and public spaces. A founding member of the Maine Stone Workers Guild, Joe can be seen each fall at the Common Ground Country Fair, where he joins fellow guild members in demonstrating his craft. He is a resident of Rockland, Maine, with a workshop in Warren. A man of few words, Joe prefers that his work speak for him.

Alex Aviles

Woodbridge, VA
Phone: 718-344-0603
Web: www.elstabo.com
E-mail: elstabo@aol.com

My images are a reflection of what ever I am thinking of or feeling at the moment. Sex is a very dominant subject in my daily life as there's constant visual stimuli every where you look. Some times the image is a reflection on people that I know or themes that are occupying my mind at the moment. I like to mix a bit of fantasy along with my work but still trying to keep a element of realism in it.

Patti Beadles

Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 415-305-0501
Web: www.pattib.org
E-mail: oneoff-reaf@pattib.org

I am drawn to SM for the intensity of the experience, the ecstasy as well as the agony. I love the deep, intimate connections that develop between the players, and their elaborate dance of pain and pleasure.

It is these magical moments that I strive to capture with my camera -- the anticipation and fear in a look, the tenderness between top and bottom, the connection that they share. My images come from dynamic, interactive scenes, not artfully-arranged and carefully-posed simulations. My goal is to share these intimate and intense moments with my audience.

Kanga Bell (Belardinelli)

Jamaica Plain, MA
Phone: (203) 671-6007
Web: kangabell.com
E-mail: k@kangabell.com

We humans are in fact living organisms. We bleed and breathe, breed and grow. We are mammals, animals, our bodies built of skin, blood, and bones. With a camera, I flood the frame with naked flesh, till it oozes with obscene color. I seek to cast a new light on the body at a nearly microscopic level, with all its pores, blemishes, veins, and crevices. I take these small pieces that are often either loathed or ignored and enlarge them considerably, unabashedly confronting the viewer. Our bodies pulse along with the image. We are beautiful, repulsive, and erotic all at once. Many of us try to hide, even eliminate evidence of our animalism. Our bodily functions are regarded as private and indecent, our carnal desires as immature and distasteful. We seem to fear their power. However, I feel a primal desire to aggressively reconnect with the beautiful and living. I seek these images, discover the human body, rediscover my own body, and display it all with pride.

Michael Berkowitz

New York, NY
Phone: 212-353-3886
Web: www.michaelberkowitz.com
E-mail: mjberkowitz@pipeline.com

Originally inspired by Victorian erotica, I create elaborate tableaux in in my studio, in which I pose non professional models. Using costumes, jewelry, props and sets that I design and make myself, I transform my subjects into visions of transcendent sexuality, erotic goddesses.

Frank Bolock

Tampa, FL
Phone: (813) 914-8759
Web: www.artoverture.com/frankbolock
E-mail: fbolockartist@yahoo.com

My paintings are realistic in nature with a degree of fantasy and surrealism. The essence of my work is to paint a story within each painting encouraging the viewer to form their own plot. The beauty of dance intrigues me and I frequently combine dramatic landscape with dancers. I love to paint the human form and most of my paintings contain figures. In particular, the nude female excites me and gets my creative juices flowing. It is a pleasure that such shows as Rochester Erotic Art gives me an opportunity to display these works. Venues for nude paintings are rare even though some of our greatest masterpieces display the nude figure. I continue to paint from live models in the Tampa FL area where ever available.

Matthew Buike

Rochester, NY
Phone: 585-313-7071
E-mail: mdbuike@msn.com

My artworks are inspired by the people and world that surounds me and by my imagination. I create works that are as beautiful with the sun shining through them as they are when being lite with interior lights during the night , I have been working in the medium of stained glass for the past several years. The work is done is in the Tiffany Style of production. The materials I work with ore stained glass, copper, solder, chain, and what ever other items and materials inspires me to create.

Richard Bulman

Bellingham, WA
Phone: 360-650-9691
Web: www.bulmanfineart.com
E-mail: rick@bulmanfineart.com

Acrylic on Stone Works I have been painting on stone for about 4 years now, beginning with a series of architectural studies of the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. In January of '09 I started a new series of figure studies and have completed about 25 of them so far. I start each one by studying the stones unique colors and surface contours to find just the right fit with the subject. Often the stone will strongly influence the choice of subject and composition of the piece. I then transfer my drawing onto the stone and use an etching stylus to engrave the outlines into the surface of the stone. Next I use acrylic paint to fill in details and light and shadow giving the subject a sculpted, 3d look. I sometimes use the stylus and sandpaper to remove paint and highlight the stone surface.

Curt Burgess

Riverside, CA
Phone: 951-318-2434
E-mail: curt@deviantnorm.com

My work is at the intersection of glamour, tease and fetish and inspired by pin-up. Many images are created to evoke or provoke the suppressed psychology of the viewer that has been constrained by societal norms.

Evelyn Cammarano

Rochester, NY
Phone: (585) 482-8929
E-mail: vnnartist@yahoo.com

MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in computer animation BFA from Pratt Institute of Brooklyn in Fine Art Printmaking She lives in Rochester, NY and has studied in Europe with Philip Rubinov-Jacobson and Michael Fuchs, meeting artists De Es and Ernst Fuchs for Critiques. She is diverse in styles and techniques, has interests in visionary and mystical art, surrealism, psychology, education and hypnosis. She loves to play online game Second Life and create computer generated art and imagery also. She has a print in the Albright Knox Museum of Buffalo, NY collection and much of her art is in privately owned collections of patrons of the arts. She has made book covers, illustrations, CD covers, T-shirt designs, murals for night clubs, website designs for Kodak, Citibank SLC and Recom Labs. Her animation for her thesis has also won awards in film fests, one being MadCat. She would like to explore erotic animation more in the future as well as researching trance art.

Christopher Carver

Katy, TX
Phone: 940-783-3646
Web: www.christophercarver.net
E-mail: zwd26@yahoo.com

I'm interested in making art which contrasts the idea that humans are rational, civilized beings with the idea that we're nasty, violent animals. Art is a participatory experience; the viewers’ reaction is the true medium. I work with the surprise of those who see my work, using it as an entry point to explore subjects which evoke polarized feelings among them. If all goes well the introductory shock opens viewers' eyes to absurdity, and invites them to reconceptualize their world in a more skewed, darkly whimsical manner. If all goes poorly the audience is disinterested, and the work evokes apathy. Here's hoping that you--the viewer--find this artwork as interesting to consider as I found it to create. (If you don't, I'll have to try something else.)

Andrea DiFiore

New York NY
Phone: (917) 345-3379
E-mail: difiore@mindspring.com

I am an artist of multiple disciplines and I have always used sexual imagery or symbolism in my work. This work is straightforward and thought it would be great for the Erotic exhibition. I came across this horseradish in the farmers market here in NYC in October 2009 and found it exceptional. We all see shapes and images in other elements around us and this is no different. How many times have you seen an image in a tree trunk, food or water stains? When I picked up this horseradish I could not believe my eyes, I laughed out loud. I bought the piece (pun intended) and immediately photographed it.

Jim Duvall

Seattle, WA
Phone: (360) 303-8738
Web: www.jimduvall.com
E-mail: jim@jimduvall.com

When my art works, it draws you in and lets your curiosity shut off your inner voice of doubt and insecurity. That voice that stops you from feeling what you really feel or think. Stopping you with incrimination that you will somehow get it wrong. When my art works, you will stop stroking your beard. Stop using the three syllable words you learned in art history 104 class. Stop worrying about what your date thinks or that person you look up to across the room. When my art works, you will feel, think and live for a moment in your heart. Purely with your heart. Not necessarily even with words but with that animal part of you that is more human than the rational part of you. Some day I hope my art will work.

Paul Fisher

Palm Beach, FL
Phone: 561-832-5255
Web: www.paulfisher.com
E-mail: paul@paulfisher.com

All works are photos, unaltered and not enhanced.

Vincent Fitches

Syracuse, NY
Phone: 315-451-3308
Web: vincentfitches.com
E-mail: mail@vincentfitches.com

I use the figure to create paintings that attempt to show the pleasures and pain of life. I have a pallet that is very analogous. This allows me to create an immediate reaction from the viewer changing the mood of the paintings with color as on of the primary focus.

Patrice Fitzsimmons

Fayetteville, NY
Phone: 315-430-8387
E-mail: pfitzsim07@gmail.com

Driven by emotion, my ceramic art work is highly personal. Created through an intimate introspective process. I tap into memories; these memories resurrect feelings- about myself, my relationships, my sexuality, my environment, society - I return to a moment for the purpose of investigation. An investigation of my personal life-journey and therefore an examination of self. I try to stand inside a moment, and pause there in its discovery, examine it, uncover it, find the truth of it, and communicate my findings through form.

Bev Gelfand

Jackson, NJ
Phone: 732-928-9531
Web: www.longefellowesdesigns.com
E-mail: bgelfand@mindless.com

I am an independent sculptrix/artist living in New Jersey. I categorize my work as One-of-a-Kind (OOAK) Art Dolls or Figurative Sculpture. I prefer to work in miniature scale - this currently means 1:12 scale (standard dollhouse scale), 1:18 scale, but I also work in other scales. I happen to specialize in Pinup Girls, but this doesn't mean I don't or won't work on other things - I also love monsters and portrait work as well! Each of my figures is completely handmade, and no two sculptures are ever alike.

Davor Gornik

Carnation, WA
Phone: 425-818-6051
Web: www.distinctglimpse.com
E-mail: distinctglimpse@distinctglimpse.com

I take a small excerpt from the world I see with my eyes - something only I would choose. I use a perspective that is unique to myself. I capture a moment short enough to be forgotten by everyone else. I create a lasting picture of this very unique part of the world, from a very unique perspective, during a time period no one else remembers. I take a Glimpse. With this portfolio I embody the scenes of a spade cards from a card deck and ad a joker as a bonus :) It is a glimpse that depicts unusual moments from the fetish point of view combined with the Mardi Gras theme.

Ben Gould

Bedford, MA
Phone: 339-223-0375
Web: coroflot.com/nybgould
E-mail: nybgould@gmail.com

"Quills" are unique theatrical body sculptures made from reclaimed industrial materials including bicycle inner tubes, zip-ties, and machine parts. I have always been inspired by my materials and am especially moved by those that reference a previous life. Since these materials are all tough and industrial, I find myself fathering a race of metal and rubber-clad insecto-humanoids. Finding my materials is as easy as visiting the local bike shop. Especially in the peak of summer, shop owners are more than happy to hand over hundreds of popped tubes, which would otherwise disintegrate over many years in a landfill. My aim is to express what I believe is the true nature of our leftover technology. Quills are crude and post-apocalyptic, but I believe that they represent a personified frustration about what is being wasted. If sustainability had a superhero, Quills would be its bodily manifestation.

Mark Groaning

Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: 585 755 1313
Web: www.markgroaningstudio.com
E-mail: mark@marksart4u.com

I create as the Spirit of the Universe directs me to do so. Everything I experience eventually emerges from my being as some art form. The sculptures I am presenting here were created specifically for REAF.

Damon Hill

Hayward, CA
Phone: (415) 722-1243
Web: www.damonone.com
E-mail: chilld@hotmail.com

Damon is a physician and scientist. He is searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all humans have. Then an accidental overdose of gamma radiation alters his body chemistry. And now when he grows angry or outraged, a startling metamorphosis occurs. The creature is driven by sex and perversion.

Hassan Hilliard

Houston, TX
Phone: 713-899-1838
Web: www.hassanart.com
E-mail: info@hassanart.com

A work in progress... ever expansive. Sexual to subtle; planned to impromptu. It's a visual interpretation of my thoughts and provocations. Hope you enjoy.

Lee Hoag

Rochester NY
Phone: 585-336-9641
Web: www.leehoag.com
E-mail: leeakabill@yahoo.com

Filmic Paintings Sexuality expressed in works of art extends to a venerable historic and cultural past, predating many other mainstays of cultural expression. Explicit, sexually charged images adorn temple structures all over India, asserting its position of reverence and prominence integral to the ancient culture of that time. Sex and expressions thereof exist at the very epicenter of life and culture. Look around. That which many in society may deem of questionable taste--even vile and certainly disgusting--others uncover hidden beauty. Using pornographic material as a source to uncover and unfold something else.

CJ Jilek

Logan, UT
Phone: (805) 452-7098
Web: www.web.mac.com/cjjilek
E-mail: cjjilek@mac.com

Inspired by the sensuality of the natural world, I utilize the forms of plant life with their openly displayed sexuality as a metaphor for human sexuality. Abstraction of the botanical forms questions ideas of beauty, attraction, eroticism, adaptation, and desire.

Peter Keresztury

Novato, CA
Phone: 415-884-2579
Web: www.eroticfemalestatue.com
E-mail: peterker@pacbell.net

BA degree in Industrial Arts with a fine arts minor. 47 years of 2D and 3D fine arts experience. The last 10 years exploring the female body creating realistic detailed erotic female sculptures in 50% scale, and erotic female poses with color photography.

Claudia Kleefeld

Ranchos de Taos, NM
Phone: 575-751-4608
Web: www.kleefeldart.com
E-mail: kleefeld@newmex.com

To formulate what I am doing in my work into words, I can say that I have a deep sensitivity to what is around me. I have known there is this path for me yet I could not define it. In the beginning I did not know what it was that drew me so forcefully into this mysterious process of painting, photography and the creative process. As I go, I find out more about this and it’s parallel relationship to daily life. I have always been fascinated and inspired by people. I began to focus my attentions in the studio to the exclusive study of the nude. I can achieve what is most deep within me through re-creating the human form. There are many reasons why I have chosen the female figure. Mostly she is close to me, to who I am, and I find it the most primal and the most challenging. The female in it's inherent self is more rturing, more round, more earth based - the essence of giving and birth, of life itself.

James Latour

Canton, MI
Phone: 734-812-0857
E-mail: jimlatour@hotmail.com

I enjoy shooting amateur boudoir photography.

Theresa Latour

Canton, MI
Phone: 734-812-0856
Web: www.theresalatour.com
E-mail: resalatour@hotmail.com

Art, it can provoke social change. It can make people angry, it can soothe, it can bring joy or comfort. My erotic art is an exploration and celebration of the elegance and beauty in the human body. It should not be something to be ashamed of, nor should boudoir or sensual artwork! As an artist, I cannot through my own efforts eliminate any of the social ills prevalent in our world. But when experienced, art can raise peoples' consciousness, which is the first step toward change. Art is a survival tool, it enhances peoples lives in ways that cannot be fathomed. Without question, I cannot change the world through art. But, each of us should strive to make a difference in those we meet. We must engage the arts as if the world and its inhabitants mattered; because rightly so, they matter deeply.

Chris Maher

Lambertville, MI
Phone: 734-856-8882
Web: www.chrismaher.com
E-mail: chris@chrismaher.com

My photographs celebrate the power of creation, the energy of spirit that brings new life to this world.

Scott Matyjaszek

Rochester, NY 14626
Phone: 585-254-1380
Web: www.artephax.com
E-mail: photos@artephax.com

My images try to capture those indivisible instances connecting the past and future. Illuminating moments that puncture into the fabric of time.

Sylvie Monthule

Champigny S/M Cedex, France
Phone: 01133148824446
Web: www.sylvie-monthule.com
E-mail: info@sylvie-monthule.us

I created this drawing for a very special person. It is a personal favorite. French is my first language and "le femme aux aromes" translates to "the woman with the aromas." It represents the energy and beauty from a woman and blends it with other great scents of nature such as the powerful lily. The energy of the female body, hair, and inner soul further accentuate the "aromas" bursting or radiating from within her.

Blair Morad

Belmont, MA
Phone: 617-335-2852
E-mail: blair.baggins@gmail.com

This work is the result of a collaborative effort between Miranda Trais (writer, art director) and Blair Morad (photographer). Blair’s previous experience includes product and wedding photography. Miranda writes poems and short stories, feverishly texting them to herself via cell phone. For this project, Miranda draws the writing on the model's skin by hand. The goal of the artwork is to add dimension and tangibility to the writing, and to share the writer's vision with the viewer.

Dawn Mostow

Waltham, MA
Phone: 781-290-9491
Web: www.dawnamatrix.com
E-mail: dawn@dawnamatrix.com

During my time living in rural Takayama City, Japan, I studied the art of wearing kimono, known as kitsuke. For these pieces, the forms and patterns of kimono are expressed through the use of latex sheeting, a material made by modern process and of natural origin. By cutting and arranging these pieces of latex appliqu�, a living graphic design effect was produced, breaking the boundaries of the computer screen or sheet of paper. Like silk kimonos, these may be hung on wall mounts or worn as garments. These latex kimonos are a form of protection or barrier from the outside world. They clothe the wearer in a garment that is impervious to the elements and assumes the body temperature of the wearer. This modern day geisha is servant to none, and through the power of her garb which is a part of nature and yet outside of it, she maintains equilibrium and status in society.

Tony Murray

Cobleskill, NY
Phone: 518-618-5181
E-mail: scrtchbrd@yahoo.com

Tony Murray “A man will see with his eyes, but an artist sees with his vision” Vision: This is the beginning of all of my sculpture. An idea, concept, thought, even life’s questions, all working in concert. When an image forms in my mind I have to work very quickly to give it birth in a physical form or it can fade into obscurity very quickly. Willingness to create then becomes compulsion. Although my interpretation of the piece can sometimes vary, I try to remain dedicated to what the piece is trying to convey. Morphing: The pieces that begin to take shape are never static. They are formed with the specific intent of the possibility of change or growth. This is why they are never welded. The pieces themselves, once created, have room to evolve. This is absolutely necessary in order that I can alter the piece if I find it has fallen short of its original vision.

Charlie Noble

Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 920-2025
Web: www.noblephotos.daportfolio.com
E-mail: charlie.noble@ymail.com

The artist is a 35 year old self taught photographer. With many years experience capturing nature, he has recently begun to incorporate the human form into his view of the natural world.

James Park

Rochester, NY
Phone: 585-729-5085
E-mail: contact.sentient@gmail.com

Ripping off or rather observing mother nature's slights and bounties for awhile now. These creations represent the desires of mankind.

Karin Perez

Paris, France
Phone: 0033140718242
E-mail: putchnik@yahoo.com

I’m mostly inspired from the world that surround’s me, yet create from my inner imaginative world. I’m influenced by Architecture and design. I’m fascinated by big metropolitan’s with their strength and domination. I adore the power they project and on the other hand I feel intimidated by that power. I see the world through a lens that is not neccesarily bright, as in my life I have overcome many obstacles. I feel that one is always lonely even when surrounded by loved ones. In order to transfer those feelings I need the use of saturated colors, contrasts and strong angles. I love painting and creating. I love my work’s and I need to show them to proof myself my existance. Art is a way of reallising myself and a vital contact between the innerself and the outside world. It allows me to express myself through colors and landscapes, something that my words can not express.

Kerri Lynn Pestana

Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307.630.9904
Web: http://kerripestana.imagekind.com
E-mail: sheadknight@yahoo.com

I am an amateur photographer and artist living in windy Wyoming. For me, art is something that comes from the subconscious and I liken it to an unplanned journey that simply must take when the desire strikes me. I carry my camera everywhere I go and try to capture as much of life as possible.

To say that I have an addiction to creating digital works would be an understatement. With my camera and computer I have discovered a whole new studio to work in and I spend a great deal of time there. Rarely, however, do I sit down to create a specific piece. I dabble and play until something begins to emerge that speaks to me. From there, the piece tells me what it wants to be and say. With each technique I learn or new tool I stumble upon, I add to my artistic voice.

Jeanne Houle Peters

Naples, FL
Phone: (239) 263-2872
E-mail: jandjpeters@mac.com

My figurative works, are intuitive explorations of the distinctive qualities of the male and female figure existing at their immediate limits within a garden, or interior, and acting harmoniously within their environment. It is important to me that the figure is placed comfortably within the rectangle of the canvas. Light is my guiding principle in developing the painting, and is supported by line, shapes, color and space. The warms and cools of the body, it’s nuances and hidden paths, allow the figure, through closure and contrast, to belong within the environments I have created. The compositions are the result of years figure drawing, and of garden contemplation and toil, by combining these processes, I have developed an affinity for natural balance and unity of forms. The figure, garden, or interior, all play roles within the paintings, one supporting the other, all participating in the pose, and hopefully, allowing me a glimpse of the soul.

Allen Phillips

McGraw, NY
Phone: 607-836-7523
E-mail: allenwphillips@gmail.com

Having grown up in the San Francisco bay area in the 1970, heavily influenced by the assasinations of Harvey Milk and Mayor Masconni. When the movie MILK was about to come out felt compelled to consider how much has changed and how far we still need to go. This piece was one of several I did durring that period exploring what it means to be a family in this new century. This being the most "erotic" of the series I felt it was applicable for this years Erotic Arts Festival.

Rosario Ponte

El Paso, TX
Phone: 9158338153
E-mail: rosarioponte@hotmail.com

I believe in the beauty of the real world. I also believe in the excellence of traditional painting. Both subject and technique are equally important to me. With the use of colors, my soul is transferred into the paintings. I believe that my sense of coloring is influenced by my Caribbean roots. I also like to play with the color temperature and make the paintings breathe. My goal is to capture the beauty that inspires me and to perfect the technique of my oil works.

Richard Raisch

Rochester NY
Phone: 585-966-9851
Web: www.glamourproductions.com
E-mail: rj@glamourproductions.com

A professional photographer for 30+ years. Owner of Glamour Productions since 1986 producing Boudoir and Glamour portraits as well as nude photography for the general public, models and gallery display. Erotic nudes of females is my favorite genre.

Dan Richards

Fort Worth, TX
Phone: 817-994-7476
Web: http://www.d2l2.net
E-mail: photography@d2l2.net

Freelance photographer in the Dallas / Fort Worth Texas area who loves to work with beautiful women to create artistic photos that show off the gorgeous female form.

Michael Rivera

Manchester, NY 14504
Phone: 585-289-4983
Web: http://photographybymichaelrivera.com/home.html
E-mail: mrivera5@rochester.rr.com

I'm interested in making photographs that make a statement and have an edge to them. I have a BFA in Photography and a degree in Sociology which I feel influence how I see things.

Jovelyn Roden

Burleson, TX
Phone: 817-996-3742
E-mail: lucky-saffron@att.net

a return to simple decadence

H. Samarel

Kiryat Ono 55507, Israel
Phone: 972-3-535 4874
Web: www.samarelart.com
E-mail: samarel@netvision.net.il

H. Samarel is a digital artist known for his distinctive style and erotically charged images of women and human sexuality. Samarel's work draws heavily on the influences of Salvador Dali and H.R. Giger, which have contributed to the formation of his unique and vibrant style.

Through expert photo manipulations, Samarel balances soft erotica and hardcore ethereal images, to create his self-termed "Artcore" dreamscapes. His digital art pieces have been described as a thoughtful combination of artistic talent and technical skill.

John Schnellmann

Chesterfield, MO
Phone: 636-536-7711
Web: artbyschnellmann.com
E-mail: jcgekko1@sbcglobal.net

My erotic art is about the beauty of the human form in all its magnificence.

Jennifer Schwartz

Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 319-400-5930
E-mail: avantgirl@gmail.com

I have a very eclectic, but never boring, body of work that runs the gamut of two dimensional art practices consisting of drawing, painting, collage and photography.

Brian Shotwell

Plattsmouth, NE
Phone: 402-619-6454
Web: www.fetishfoyer.com
E-mail: contact@fetishfoyer.com

The last several years have introduced dramatic change in my personal and professional life. As these changes unfold, I find myself distancing from the traditionally conservative business environment based on revenue, plans and forecasts. As I welcome a new reality, my dreams are permitted to coalesce. Some describe such a discovery as a “calling.” I embrace my liberation from society’s repression and am inspired to explore the ever present beauty found just below the façade our culture insists we hide behind. I pushed open the door and entered a foyer of free thinking and artistic expression. Step into the foyer and join me on a liberating journey of inspiration. On this journey, I provide you with the tools of shape, line, contrast and text so you can escape the shackles placed on your conscience by politics and religion. Each image will inspire you to consider a truly free society where artistic expression is celebrated.

Shy Sights

Troy, NY
Phone: 518-307-6226
Web: www.shysensualsights.com
E-mail: shysensualsights@gmail.com

Shy Sights still new to this world of photographic art. She allows the viewer to absorb her visions through shadow and light partial views, illusions to ignite the thought process. To increase desire through ideas exposed softly on film. She leads the viewer's imagination to roam freely. She invites you all to pause. to feel, to see her sights and to simply be free.

Pat Silva

Sewickley, PA 15143
Phone: 412-364-6559
Web: mysite.verizon.net/vze88r17/patsilvafineartist
E-mail: mypals@verizon.net

Pat Silva's choice of any art medium is to develop the image and express the theme or emotions of that subject. Reaching for what lays underneath, is more important that a pretty picture. Also a love of age old traditions, learning and using tempera and sumi techniques and utilizing these to express the world today, weather realistic, spirality or as it reflects the human condition. My art has taken me places I would never have dreamt of. Another part of my art is trying to capture the performers of Cirque Soleil - their devotion, skills and love, I strive to meet their ideals.

Matthew Szczepanowski

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 2157327511
E-mail: mszczepano@aol.com

I was born in the wreckage of post war and Warsaw and raised under the grim specter of Soviet rule, I use art as a means of both seeking out and creating beauty. I focus on the search for humanity and personal identity amidst the entanglements of confusion and uncertainty of modern times. I am particularly interested in human conceptions of the line between animate and inanimate and how this affects a person's relationship to the world.

Paul Talley

Houston, TX
Phone: 803-917-4971
Web: www.phoenixvoltaire.com
E-mail: phoenixvoltaire@phoenixvoltaire.com

We are accustomed to images of black women as single mothers, poor, challenged by circumstance, and as victims. The other, contrary image is that of the hip-hop/urban booty girl – the sexual dynamo and purveyor of forbidden lust. These should not be the only contexts in which we understand black women, or that we associate with them. It is rare that we encounter a black woman as the subject in fine art photography. Yet it is through fine art photography that we can become more acutely aware of their beauty, depth of emotion and humanity. My intention for the project is this: to produce a series of photographs embracing the beauty, diversity and complexity of black women. It is strongly influenced by classical sculpture and painting with many poses inspired by well known works. Each model lends her own intrepretation to the work making the expressions of emotion more honest, and thus more engaging.

Tart de Sweet

Newburyport, MA
Phone: 978-255-2289
Web: www.tartdesweet.com
E-mail: tartdesweet2@hotmail.com

I've been exploring the questions and deeper meaning in my own art as I study iconic women in art, in history, mythology and on through the present. Eve, Venus, Joan, Mona, Marilyn, Madonna, Wonder Woman, Palin... all symbols of their time whether for deeds, their looks, or maybe being at the right place at the right time. Society twists her into our image of true Beauty, a goddess. We put her on a pedestal... and then light it on fire. Sex and beauty - the possibilities are endless. From Eve to Giselle, "Naked truths are truths that are sometimes uncomfortably presented, stripped of artifice or ornament, to be accepted at face value. Truths concerning such fundamental aspects of human interrelations as gender identity, desire and power are far from transparent or natural, even in their denuded and dismantled incarnations." Claire L. Lyons and Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow from The Expanded Discourse: Feminism And Art History.

David Taylor

Leicester NC
Phone: (828) 683-1223
Web: www.firesteelrust.com
E-mail: drrust67@yahoo.com

I use steel... some new and some found pieces. to fabricate whimsical sculptures. The finished pieces use sealed rust as a patina.

Allan Teger

Vero Beach FL
Phone: (772) 231-9948
Web: www.teger.com
E-mail: alteger@aol.com

Bodyscapes are not digital or double exposures. Toys are photographed directly on the body, with film. Prints are silver gelatin, made in my own traditional darkroom. Some of my recent work uses two models in the same shot.

Leo Ticheli

Birmingham, AL
Phone: (205) 930-0500
E-mail: lticheli@ltpro.com

Because I approach my stills photography and visual design from a career as a cinematographer, I'm always thinking about what comes before and after the moment an image is captured and try to offer the same opportunity to the viewer. Thematically, I am most interested in the most basic of human experiences. I try to portray these with something pleasing to look at with as much celebration of humanity as possible. Technically, I shoot with several cameras, but mostly with a Hasselblad and Aptus digital back; I use only 200 year archival paper and pigments with an HP 12-ink printer.

Warren Townsend

Trenton, MI
Phone: (734) 692-1576
Web: www.metalrecipes.com
E-mail: wtowns01@comcast.net

I am a metal artist. When I look at certain things I see them being made in metal. I see how I would use the different metals to create. How I would put motion or emotions using different hammering methods, welding skills, and using the beauty of the metal to get the colors and the textures. My work is realism and kind of naturalism. I have been making metal art for over 35 years and constantly developing new ways to work the metal. These two pieces are a new way for me to work in metal.

Giannis Tsaganos

Athens, Greece
Phone: 00302109902291
E-mail: basementartstudio@yahoo.gr

Giannis Tsaganos is a versatile artist, being both a painter and a sculptor, sometimes combining these two in mixed media artworks. His paintings are mostly created with the use of an airbrush. He often uses burnt sheets of paper glued on canvas or paper, thus forming some kind of framing or the background of his works. He often makes use of elements springing from ancient worlds and he incorporates them in the contemporary reality. Color and design co-exist in harmony, easing the spectators� vision to wander on and over the artistic structure and gradually discover the hidden elements. Influenced by his Greek background and wishing to express the eternity of the concept of Eros, he uses the mixture of the technique of collage and painting, matching the ancient with the modern. The use of pictures from ancient Greek ceramics depicting various postures of the erotic life, along with the painting strokes of the artist express the harmonious co-existence of the past with the present.

Johann Ulrich

Lake Forest, CA
Phone: 949-454-9100
Web: www.art-fascination.com
E-mail: artfascination@aol.com

For my erotic art I look behind the scenes and use people's fetishes and behaviors as a basis and then let my fantasy flow. The outcome can vary from sexy to humoristic to sarcastic. I choose my media randomly depending on my current state of mind. I believe it is not the media, which is important but rather the result of my fantasy I create. I work on the spot and in the moment using the material available to me at that time. I don't want to limit myself to one medium because I believe that all kind of material can be used to be creative.

Richard Verry

Rochester, NY
Phone: 585-478-8602
Web: www.maggical.com
E-mail: kamakazi@maggicalexpressions.com

It started out as a doodle. Then a doodle became a picture. Now as an adult, my work tells a story. My brain is constantly bombarded with myriads of sensual, erotic or kinky images. In turn, these passions give rise to my portraits instilled with my heart and soul. Whether fantasy or not, I like to make them as realistic and believable as possible. I mean to draw the viewer in, to wonder just what is on the subjects mind and speculate on what they are thinking. My work makes me happy, my soul content. I’m pleased to share them with you.

Noi Volkov

Owings Mills, MD
Phone: (410) 356-0019
Web: www.noivolkov.net
E-mail: allavolkov@hotmail.com

Through my paintings and ceramic sculpture I try to convey the humor and beauty that inspires my daily expression. To me life is a divine comedy and its truth flows through me and into my work through my ceaseless experimentation. By integrating three-dimensional form and painting I explore the ways in which color helps to enhance the play of light on sculpture. I treat my forms like canvases of my own invention, shaped methodically to receive the vision I paint upon them with my brush. I consider my work finished when the painting on the form has brought out the soul hidden within my sculpture. Through out my life I have been exposed to images from art history and pop culture, but upon my arrival in America during a media and technological revolution these images have invaded my mind like a flood. My eyes delight in being exposed to such an excess of character, color, and design. These images come alive in my mind and live out their reality in conjunction with my own.

Trish White

White Plains, NY
Phone: 914-948-1373
E-mail: pwhite1125@yahoo.com

Champleve on l4 gauge copper with vitreous glass enamels and black plexiglass frame. This metal has been acid etched to create channels for the application of various enamels then fired in a l450 degree kiln.

Barbara Wurden

Long Beach, CA
Phone: 562-433-9878
Web: www.wurden.com
E-mail: wurden@wurden.com

With an intrinsic love for painting and no matter what the surface it absorbs my creative energy. A passion drives from within that puts my efforts in motion to paint and create. When using a brush, I paint abstractly coupled with realism applying vibrant color, sensually blended brush strokes and expressive lines. I paint to unveil the beauty.

Highlights

Art Show

Erotic Art Show

Body Painting

Body Painting

Performance

Performance

Tattoos/ Piercings

Tattoos/ Piercings

Workshops

Workshops, Demos and Exhibits