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Workshops/Presentations -- Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2010
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Seattle, WA
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Tickets for Michael Rosen's workshop will be available at the door.


Workshops/Presentations -- Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2010
The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is pleased to offer a series of workshops and presentations that further investigate this stimulating, and often controversial, art genre.

Tickets for Michael Rosen's workshop will be available at the door.

Most presentations are free with admission to the Festival (donations will be gladly accepted). Presentations by Jim Duvall and Michael Rosen have limited seating and require an additional ticket, which you should purchase here in advance.

Featured presenters include:

Friday, April 30
2:00pm-3:30pm dancer Katie Lake
1:30pm-2:30pm art consultant Dianne Elliott
5:00pm-6:30pm erotic art historian Dr Eugene Burt

Saturday May 1
12:00pm-4:00pm photographer Jim Duvall $125*
12:30pm-2:00pm The Virgin Project
4:30pm-6:00pm photographer Michael Rosen $10*
Tickets are available today at the door

Sunday, May 2
1:30pm-3:30pm writer IG Frederick (CANCELED)
2:00pm-3:30pm Sunday Forum: Diversity in the Arts

*Does not include admission to Exhibition.

Workshops and lectures are held in two separate locations. The Sharma Center (406 Dexter Ave N) is a quick 10 minute walk from the Exhibition Hall.

KATIE LAKE: Express Yourself
A Workshop to Get into the Groove

Friday, April 30, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Sharma Center.
Dance is a joyful medium of expression and a way to connect to our inherent sensuality and sexuality. If you've ever felt inhibited and wanted guidance and a safe place to explore movement, this workshop is for you! If you're already comfortable on the dance floor and would like to know more about body mechanics and how to spice up your style, here's your opportunity.

Join professional dance instructor Katie Lake for an afternoon warm-up to get into the groove for the Festival.

Katie Lake began formal dance training in ballet in 1976 and has since continued to study and perform a variety of dance forms including Ballroom, Latin, Salsa, Tango, Swing, Modern, Jazz, Bellydancing and Flamenco. She has been competing in and teaching partner dancing since 1998 and has performed in numerous cabarets and shows locally and in the Bay Area. She patiently and enthusiastically shares the joy of dance and as any of her students will tell you, she makes it fun. www.katielake.com

DIANNE ELLIOTT: Getting Your Art Sold
A how-to discussion for artists of all levels

Friday, April 30, 1:30-2:30pm Exhibition Hall
Through this informative discussion, fine art consultant (and 2010 Festival Juror) Dianne Elliott will give you helpful tips on how to get your work into the private art collections of corporations and organizations. You'll learn how to establish your professional profile, properly identify your target audience and available resources and network within the arts community.

Dianne Elliott founded D3 Consulting, Inc. in 1998 after serving almost ten years on art committees in the Northwest. She served as art consultant and art program manager for Swedish Medical Center from 1998-2009 and was profiled by Seattle Magazine in 2004 recognizing her notable work with Swedish hospital. She has consulted with other hospitals in the Northwest and Alaska on matters from policy-making to acquisition and maintains an individual client practice. She has coordinated over $3 million in acquisitions and thirty site-specific commissions for clients since 1998. She is active in the Northwest arts community, served on the boards of Artist Trust and ARCADE Magazine, and is currently on the board of Spectrum Dance Theater.

DR. EUGENE BURT: The History of Erotic Art
A special slide-show presentation.

Friday, April 30 5:00pm-6:30pm Exhibition Hall
Dr. Eugene C. Burt is a leading expert on the history of erotic art. He is the author of many books and essays, including "Erotic Art: An Annotated Bibliography With Essays," and has worked with the Festival for years as juror, docent and art wall builder.

JIM DUVALL: Fetish and Bondage Photography
A hands-on workshop for all skill levels.

Saturday, May 1, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Sharma Center  $125
To purchase tickets for this workshop, please email info@seattleerotic.org

In this workshop, Jim will show you:
* How to light fetish and bondage photography.
* Some simple ties to get you started.
* How to approach models for bondage and fetish work.
* How to work with models in a bondage and fetish context.

We will provide:
* An experienced nude model and all the tying.
* Hot light and strobe systems for you to shoot with
* Group and individual shoot time.
* Model releases for all photos you shoot and IDs for 2257
* Some great images of tying by Jim Duvall
* Feedback on your own images.

Note: Limited 10 people. Bring a camera. To purchase tickets for this workshop, please email info@seattleerotic.org

Jim Duvall is an erotic photographer who shoots fine art nudes often involving bondage and fetish themes. He lectures and teaches on the subject of sex and sexuality at universities and for sex related groups. He is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and maintains involvement as a Coalition Partner.

THE VIRGIN PROJECT:  Documenting Sex Stories
Presentation and Q&A with the authors.

Saturday, May 1, 12:30-2:00pm Exhibition Hall
K.D. Boze and Stasia Burrington discuss their experiences in creating "The Virgin Project," a SEAF-sponsored performance art piece that collects true stories from real people about losing their virginity, and illustrates them in comics format. They will cover the challenges and rewards of documenting first-time experiences and then transforming those stories into an independently published graphic novel, as well as negotiating a publishing contract. From interactive art to fine art, performance piece and educational tool, "The Virgin Project" expands an initial concept into multiple arenas. Recommended for anyone who has shared a personal story with "The Virgin Project" or anyone who is thinking of bringing their own creations to the printed page and other media.

K.D. Boze is an award-winning cartoonist and a Seattle native.  His other creations include "Cpl Kev," as well as the web comics "Camille," "Bark-ley Square" and "Role Call."  He is excited about returning to SEAF, the "home" of The Virgin Project.

Stasia Burrington (ne: Stasia Kato) is a freelance illustrator and fine artist, and makes her home in Moscow, ID. Her passions lie in the visual arts  in all forms, experimental cooking, camping, theology and science fiction, among others. The Virgin Project is her first published collaborative work.

MICHAEL ROSEN: Take Your Erotic Photography to the Next Level
A slide show presentation and discussion

Saturday, May 1 4:30pm-6:00pm, Exhibition Hall $10.00 Tickets available today at the door
Want to progress beyond merely recording an erotic or sexual situation beyond "Here's my sweetie in bondage"? At this presentation, we'll discuss ways to differentiate your pictures from the next person's via subject matter, technique and style, using examples from the masters.

Michael Rosen, San Francisco's foremost photographer of sexual art, has been creating erotic and sexually explicit work since 1977. His latest work comprises soft and romantic images of explicit sex that challenge the banality of pornography. He received a Venus Award from Good Vibrations in San Francisco and was nominated for an Erotic Oscar in London. He has exhibited widely and is included in many publications. See his work and contact him at www.michaelrosen.com

I.G. FREDERICK: Writing Erotica for Love and Money
This workshop has been canceled.

Sunday May 2, 1:30pm-3:30pm Sharma Center  $15
Writing Erotica for Love and Money: Do you enjoy telling titillating tales? Have you ever wondered what it would take to sell your stories for publication? Learn from a published professional ways to turn hot sex scenes into marketable stories that capture readers' attention and fully involve them in the entire experience. In addition to basic techniques for improving your stories, you'll acquire information about ways to market them when they're polished.

I.G. Frederick has written professionally and taught workshops for more years than she cares to admit and has specialized in erotic fiction and poetry for the last eight years. She has sold sixteen short stories and dozens of poems to various print and electronic magazines and anthologies. More information at http://www.eroticawriter.net

SUNDAY FORUM: Diversity in the Arts
A open community discussion

Sunday, May 2, 2:00-3:30pm Exhibition Hall
Big, small, light, dark, masculine, feminine, young, old, straight, queer and all of the wonderful variations in-between....

Since its inception, the Seattle Erotic Art Festival has worked tirelessly to exhibit and celebrate the wide diversity of our sexual expression, yet we never seem to reach the right mix. Join us for a candid discussion about the challenges of presenting diversity in erotic art, why it's important and what we can all do to help build a stronger, more diverse art community. Moderated by Allena Gabosch (Foundation for Sex Positive Culture). Panelists include: painter Juan Alonso, photographer Zuleika Gonzalez-Tiernan, photographer David Steinberg, writer DeLano and photographer Michele Serchuk.

To purchase tickets for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival Exhibition, Performances and after-hours parties, please visit www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/1659

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is the flagship event of the nonprofit Foundation for Sex Positive Culture.


Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Mercer Street at 3rd Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
United States



Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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