Now that our Artists Portal is open, we’d like to announce our incredible panel of visual art jurors for #SEAF2018! As usual, our picks come from extremely diverse backgrounds, but they all share a love and enthusiasm for erotic art (don’t we all?). Read more about our great jurors, and be on the lookout for more news as we ramp up for the festival!
In no particular order…
Shayla M. Alarie completed her Master’s Degree in art history at the University of Washington and has taught courses there and at Seattle University. She has worked as a gallerist in contemporary art at Anderson O’Brien Fine Art in Omaha, NE, in native arts at Maruskiya’s in Nome, AK and in historical prints at Davidson Galleries where she served as the Director of the Antique and Modern Department. Alarie is currently part of the team of gallerists at Foster/White in Pioneer Square.
Vivienne Kramer is honored to serve as a juror for SEAF, an event with amazing tradition and stature. She is a longtime feminist activist who adjusted course in the ’90s to incorporate her politics into her passion for kink.
She spent 17 years with the New England Leather Alliance and its Fetish Fair Fleamarket ®, the largest event in the region. Vivienne was also Treasurer and Chair of the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom for 10 years. Her mission in life is to help everyone enjoy and explore whatever kind of sex turns them on, without shame and without apology.
John Cornicello is a Seattle-based portrait photographer and educator. He began his photographic career in 1979 in New York City as an advertising and product photographer. John moved to Seattle in 1993 to work at Adobe alongside his photography business. John has just produced his first book, Anatomy of a Studio Portrait. You can follow his Chair Series project on Instagram at https://instagram.com/thechairproject and find more of his work at https://cornicello.com.
Tamara Walling played a significant role in helping her husband, Monk, create the bondage rope company, TwistedMonk, in 2004. Ever since then, she has been – and continues to be – a consistent support to both the company and the rope community. She identifies as a geeky-rope-top-who-loves-coffee, and prefers she/her pronouns.
Walling is very grateful to SEAF for providing a safe space for erotic art, and admires artists that take concrete steps to realize their vision. She feels that erotic art is powerful and can have a lasting positive impact.
As Visible Restraint, Daniel McGlothlen is a bondage performer, photographer, instigator and a sex educator. With his husband Craig, he is an art collector and a long-time participant in the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Their catering company (Feeding Frenzy) catered four of the festival’s first five years. Craig and Daniel performed at the festival in 2005. At the 2012 festival, Daniel was a bondage performer and was on the Visual Arts jury. Since 2014, Daniel and Craig have been on the festival’s financial team. Daniel led one of the festival’s 2016 Art Walks.
Daniel co-founded the No Safeword Writer’s Group in 1993. In 1994, Daniel was a founder of the Northwest Bondage Club. He was on the board of the Center for Sex Positive Culture from 2014 – 2017. He is a regular performer and photographer for CC Attle’s monthly Fetish Night. Daniel’s bondage photography can be found at visiblerestraint.com. Daniel and Craig live in Hillman City, where they tend fruit trees, keep cats and adhere to a radical homosexual agenda.
Welcome to the Visual Art Jury for #SEAF2018!
Our jurors are delighted to view and select the sexy, tantalizing, thought-provoking, and creative art submissions provided by the many talented artists out there. For more information about submitting your art for the jury’s pleasure, visit our FAQ page or read more about the call for art here.