Drop dead gorgeous deadlines.

What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

As you read this, the clock is tick-tick-ticking on two particularly pressing deadlines. First off, Seattle Erotic Art Festival is accepting visual, literary, store, and installation art submissions February 1-28, 2014. In response to demand, the Festival is extending all “early bird” discounts for submissions. Short film and performance art submissions will be accepted February 1-March 31. Erotic art, submissions…we’re getting all hot and bothered just by the wanton word combinations alone.

But – in all seriousness – Seattle Erotic Art Festival is one of the most beloved (and yes, titillating) events of our delightfully progressive city’s calendar year. The annual festival turns 12 this year and will run for one weekend only, May 30-June 1 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. If you’ve never been: picture a beautifully lit (but suggestively shadowy) gallery space, dotted with interesting people dressed in all sorts of unique finery; provocative installations, performances, visual art, and erotica lavishly displayed and ripe for the beholding as far as the eye can see. The festival celebrates sexual expression, flirts with perception, and features as many ideas and types of erotic art as there are sexual proclivities.

For information on the festival itself, please visit HERE. If you’d like to submit art for 2014, here’s some things you’ll want to know, reprinted from a recent email communique from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival:

Visual, installation, and store artists pay only $20 through 11 pm PST, Sunday, February 16th. After 2/16, fees are $30 until the submission deadline, Friday, February, 28th.

Literary artists, pay only $20 through 11 pm PST, Sunday, February 28th.

Pay your fee now to get the early bird discount, then upload your work between now and February 28th.

Artists may submit multiple pieces and apply to as many Calls for Art as they wish, though each Call for Art has distinct requirements and may have additional submission fees.

Submission fees are waived for all artists applying from outside North America.

There are no fees for performance and video/short film, and those Calls close March 31st.

Click HERE for more information for artists.

Seattle Erotic Art Festival in 2011, Installation by Derek Gores, Photo by Adam Harrison


And that other deadline we mentioned? Whedonesque Burlesque (a theatrical burlesque show inspired by the works of Joss Whedon) is returning this August and producer Jo Jo Stiletto might just be looking for YOU. You better hurry though…submissions end February 28. Check out the 2014 Open Call to Performing Artists RIGHT HERE, because we couldn’t possibly explain what she’s looking for better than the Professor of Nerdlesque, Jo Jo Stiletto herself.

The 2012 poster for Whedonesque Burlesque

The 2012 poster for Whedonesque Burlesque

~ by angrytruffle on 02/19/2014.

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