This year, as you pass from the Midway into the Big Top at Seduction, you will see art depicting the darker side of eroticism. This special room may remind you of the Oddities Emporiums of the carnivals of yesteryear. These spooky, yet alluring, pieces of art are nothing to be scared of. Many of these artists are Seattle Erotic Art Festival alumni. All art is for sale, so bring your art collecting appetite!
In addition to the visual art, we are pleased to show five concept films by John Santerineross. These disturbingly sexy shorts will be projected above the bar in the Midway.
Meet The Artists
Francísco D. (Divine Mania) is an Art Monster, an oil painter, and an illustrator. Francísco’s an autodidact who has been painting for 20 years. Divine Mania studio is a crooked barn of creativity out in the wet countryside near Seattle, where he manically paints during vampire hours, while the good world sleeps.
Jim Duvall began his career as an erotic photographer in the early days of the World Wide Web when he started janesguide.com with his former partner. He provided content for many online endeavors including bondage.com. His art has been shown at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and many other art festivals around North America. He helped start The Betty Pages, an LGBT magazine, and was a writer and photographer for the magazine for 5 years. Currently, he works as a fine art photographer in Seattle, WA.
Keri Grassl is a Web professional who creates a variety of art in her free time. Her degree in Graphic Design and a list of favorite artists including Alberto Vargas, Alfons Mucha, and Olivia De Berardinis, with a bit of Molly Crabapple thrown in, influence Keri’s style.
Her work has been shown at Gallery Sesso, Seattle Erotic Art Festival, and private clubs and coffee shops in the area. One of her comic illustrations has been showcased in the San Diego Comic Con souvenir programs. Keri has also donated work to a number of charity auctions including the Women of Wonder fund raising campaign, Twitter Art Exhibit, and the Portland Timbers Community Fund. A native to the Pacific Northwest, Keri currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
Madame Umbra was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California, and began studying art at an early age. She attended Cogswell Polytechnical College in Sunnyvale, California and graduated with a B.A. concentrating in Computer Video Imaging and Illustration. Her mediums of preference are watercolors, digital painting, and drawing. Her style influences range from classical masters to modern innovations and personal experiences in everyday life, interaction with world cultures and historical events. Madame Umbra currently lives in Nagoya, Japan where she continues to progress as an artist.
John Santerineross is an American photographer with a background in ceramics and painting. He is considered to be a “neo-symbolist”, an artist that continues or reinterprets the 19th century art movement Symbolism. Like its predecessor, neo-symbolism focuses on the spiritual, the subconscious, and dreams. Santerineross’ unique style and content has inspired an entire new generation of artists; his complex aesthetic is derived from a combination of his exposure to Catholicism and Santeria and by his fascination with Greek mythology, world religions and iconography.
Visioluxus is Elisa Lazo de Valdez of Portland, Oregon. She is a retired photographer with over a decade of experience producing photography for the book publishing market, as well as editorial articles, fashion collections, and gallery exhibitions. Elisa sees photography as a wonderful excuse to play dress up, and the perfect tool for expressing herself. Her work is often described as dream-like, surreal and haunting, with an emphasis on the dark and spooky.
Tickets On Sale Now
A general admission tickets gives you access to this darkly alluring showcase, among all the other Seduction offerings:
- Performances all night on stage and off
- High flying bondages and aerial performances
- Tickets to spend on Midway games and experiences
- DJs all night long
- Entry into Costume Contest
- Cigar Smoking Lounge on the rooftop deck (accessible by stairs)
- Bars with Seduction’s Signature Cocktails