Apr 152008

At long last.

So where were we…Wednesday…two weeks ago…things have been busy.

When we last left our intrepid heroine she had just finished a long-winded but lovely podcast with the infamous Valerie Strangiato.

The fun continued the next night at the much anticipated SAKE event happening down in Pioneer Square. If you missed it, and based on the size of the crowd I don’t know that anyone in Seattle did, well then you missed some damn sexy art being viewed by some damn sexy people. I arrived late(as usual) and caught the event in full wall-to-wall swing. Folks had obviously been availing themselves of the “mostly free” wine and though their conversations were still on-topic appropriate to the artistic surroundings, they had begun to group themselves in small clusters. This made viewing the art in the main SAKE space a bit challenging. As a not unpleasant result I spent much of the night holed up in Studio Q aside from one wonderful conversation held in a corner with a long-distant pal. We had a nice catch up and then moved onto more esoteric topics. Like the advantages of moving away from where you grew up to avoid constantly running into the ex-lovers of your adolescence. This said while standing next to her own recently renewed high school sweet heart. I, however, had just missed a near run in with my own ex-boy of the not nearly as distant past. Sometimes this town really is too freakin small.

Eventually the crowds thinned and I snuck out to give the SAKE artists their due consideration. A number of works stand out in my all to often spotty memory. There were some interesting large scale oil prints depicting very eclectic interpretations of the Tarot. One very calming-among-the-chaos piece, that I recall having seen somewhere before, of a flat green field capped by clear blue skies with a single tree at its center. Beneath the grass, a smooth melding of nude torsos in shades of mustard fill the primordial space. In the gallery just to the right of this very feminine piece was a small though dense display of very phallic centric art. I liked the contrast of the subtle nature piece adjacent to all those cocks. There were a few charming tapestry collages that caught my eye, mostly because there were octopus involved(ummmm…tentacles). Krysztof had brought the two pieces he’d shown at SEAF. It was nice to get the chance to see them again. I always feel like I’m being flirted with when I look at his work. Which if you’ve seen his luscious ladies you know, is a very nice feeling. I was sorely tempted…but first I need to frame the Halloween hottie I bought from him a few months back.

And of course there were a number of fabulous photos from some of this town’s(and Portland’s) best shutter-bugs. Here I allowed myself a little splurge:


My playmates aren’t the only ones with a redhead fetish. Plus I think its a lovely composition.


I like the vintage look to this photo, it has that ghostly feel to it you sometimes get from very old images.

As things were wrapping up I finally had to ask Hypnox were his work was. It was “hidden” right in front of the main entrance. In my defense traffic had been heavily congested right there all night. He had some very sexy alterna girl portraits. He has such an amazing eye for this unique type of beauty. He’d also brought out the two images he had at SEAF; a backlit silhouette of a woman’s torso shot from just below the ribs to just above the breast. There’s a natural, water like flow to the image, I’m not completely sure if it has a blue tint to it or if that’s just the sense I get.

The other image he brought…disturbs me. And that’s just what I told Doug when he asked. Which launched us onto a great conversation topic and the official new bee in my bonnet. I’m not sure if this one will take off quite as well as the “If you had to kill someone, how would you do it?” poll, but it got me thinking. And a number of folks I’ve talked to since, seem to have every intention of investigating further on their own. This topic needs a whole post of its own, especially as it has expanded into a larger topic. So for now I leave you with one word…


The show wrapped up, none too soon, and some of us die hards made it out to the after party at The Mercury. Much drunken fun was had by all. There was a lot of completely unnecessary panty flashing, ass smacking, deep throat kissing and breast exposing. We’d all just spent many hours looking at porn and there were bound to be repercussions. I suspect that those folks who did not make it to the after party were similarly affected and just wanted to work out their, inspiration, in private. Eventually even the exhibitionists among us needed to find our beds, so we all parted ways, and those of us who still could, drove off into the night.

Next up: Friday’s Nakid Ladies.

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Jan 232008

Back from my cross the board fabulous trip to Portland. Wonderful time filled with some quality one-on-one face time with good friends and one amazing night of kinky goodness.

Regarding the kinky goodness, I’m waiting to hear back from the main party involved to make sure that it is okay for me to post about it before I blast it all over the internet. So in lieu of that, here’s something that is somewhat time sensitive, that I didn’t have time to blog about before I left.

I think it incredibly serendipitous given that I’m about to wax rhapsodic about all the kinky fun I had in Portland that I need to pimp out THIS Seattle event:

For reasons that I don’t completely have the scoop on (but have my suspicions about) The Seattle Erotic Arts Fest, as it has manifested in the past, will NOT be happening this year. Instead there will be a one night gala, a sort of retrospective on SEAF of years past, as well being a fundraiser for next years full weekend long event.

I’ve blogged about SEAF before, and even though this year it will be a different deal, you are still guaranteed an incredibly sexy night that is not to be missed.

Additionally, keep in mind just how much fine art shapes the world we live in. We are a very visual culture and it is one of the major ways we take our cues as to what is acceptable and what isn’t. Basically if you want to live in a sex positive world it is in your best interest to see that erotic art continues to flourish. So put your money where your libido is and come play with like minded folks on a night that is sure to leave your standard gallery walk experience in the dust.

The Gala is being held on March 1st, 2008 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Tickets are on sale now and I STRONGLY advise you to buy them ASAP. This event will most likely sell out and sooner rather then later.


Hope to see you there.

*Last note, the image used for the flyer is by my long time friend and photography bad-ass – Nina Ruchirat. You should check out her site and buy some of her work. It’s a worthwhile investment that will only appreciate in value: http://ninaruchirat.com

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Dec 062007

Looking for something fun to do on this chilly Thursday?

Why not wander your butts down to Pioneer Square and support the many talented folks that have busted their own asses creating works of beauty for your enjoyment and potential ownership. You WILL want to bring your money as not only will there be some great work for sale but this time of year they are priced to move. Don’t buy your loved ones more useless crap for Xmas. Get them something meaningful that will only increase in value.

You’ll most likely find me lurking at the following events since they will include the work of friends of mine. If you spot me come say hi.

Send your holiday message with an image that goes beyond words.
Signed art, prints, and framed gifts by Studio Q photographers.
Art Walk Reception, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, 6-10 p.m.
619 Western Building Art Open House, Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Studio Q, LLC
619 Western Ave.
Fourth Floor North
Seattle, WA

Holiday Show & Sale
20 artists (including yours truly!) have created work to adorn the body.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
5-9 @ TK Artist Lofts
115 Prefontaine Place South
Seattle, WA 98104

The Challenge, for those of you who may have forgotten, is just that – challenging. A group of artists (thirty? forty? fifty?) is given a time and date to pick up thirty canvasses. All of the canvasses are the same size and shape. The artists then have to rush back to their studios and paint (or whatever) those thirty canvasses in thirty days! No work that is done on something OTHER than the assigned canvasses is shown. No work by artists who finish twenty-nine or fewer of those canvasses are shown. There’s a deadline to drop them all off, and then, a few weeks later, there is a great show of all the artists’ works together.

It’s a really fun event where you get to see which of your favorite local artists are UP to the CHALLENGE of making thirty paintings in thirty days. Are they all terrific? undoubtedly not. Are they all impressive? MOST DEFINITELY.

All work is sold for $40 per piece. In the past, it has been a unique opportunity to get some affordable work from some quickly-appreciating (in value) artists.

DECEMBER 6 (First Thursday – day after tomorrow!) starting at 5pm.
OK Hotel – 212 Alaskan Way S in Seattle Wash.

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