Join us in celebrating the Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s prestigious membership program, the Art Activist Society.
You are cordially invited to an exclusive soirée benefiting the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. We are once again hosted at the stunning home of art collectors Vincent Lipe and invited and acclaimed artist Steve Jensen. Join us for an evening of performances, live music, exquisite food, a unique way to participate in the art and support the festival, and a sneak peek at the 2018 selected art. Oh, and don’t forget to go on a tour of the Naughty Room.
One of the most exciting parts of this evening, is the preview of what SEAF2018 will offer. A slideshow of accepted and invited visual artists will be playing throughout the evening. Jurors and curators will be on hand to share stories about why particular pieces of art were chosen. The Festival Director will reveal exciting details of festival plans. Art Activists have the first opportunity to purchase visual art at the Black Tie Affair. What better way to avoid the disappointment of seeing a red dot on the piece of art you fall in love with?
Art Docents will be on hand to answer questions about art and process sales. All art that is purchased at the Black Tie Affair will be available for pick up at the end of the Festival on Sunday, April 29th. Art Activists that cannot join us at the Affair will be provided an online gallery to preview the art.
Entertainment for the Evening
Performances curated by Jesse Belle-Jones, Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s Stage Performance Director, are sure to astound and amaze, leaving you breathless for what is to come at the Festival. Our Interactive Performance Curator, Aimee Ketola,
is busy gathering up ambient artists to interact with you and bring more joy and performance to the event on a more intimate level.
We are excited for aerialist Katheryn Reed as Kat Gotchurtung, dancing sensation TAQUEET$!, and musician Olivia Hamilton to share their talents with you!
The evening begins with aerial antics.
Katheryn Reed is a local Clown, Creator and Choreographer. Specializing in Aerial, Acrobatics and alliteration. She recently produced and performed a solo show with Comedy, Cyr wheel, Dart throwing, Dance, live music, Trapeze and Theater of all things. Follow her online to find out how you can catch her next.
And then the party moves upstairs, to the loft.
Ms. Olivia D. Hamilton is a Seattle-based bassist and vocalist. She is an active recording artist, plays for local theatres, and performs with various orchestras, jazz ensembles, and house bands (including Tuesday Tease’s very own Pervana) as well as maintaining a private teaching studio. Some favourite credits include SCT’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Maltese Falcon, The Wild Party, Shrek, Rocky Horror, Hairspray, Avenue Q, Next to Normal, Carrie: The Musical, Urinetown, In the Heights, Billy Elliott, Into the Woods, and Pump Boys and Dinettes. When she isn’t playing music she is out in nature. Or dancing. Or dancing out in nature. Anything to keep the inner hippie happy!
Olivia’s accompanying pianist is Collin Provence.
And then we move back down to the main floor from the final performance by the fabulous, TAQUEET$!
Born and raised in Seattle, TAQUEET$! is a dancer with a style all her own. As a child she studied at Pacific Northwest Ballet and Spectrum Dance. Later she became a member of TTAAPP central, now known as Northwest Tap Connection. The tag line “Physical Representation Of Sound” explains her dance style as she brings songs to life through movement. With a foundation mostly rooted in hip hop, wave, and locking, elements from her youth in tap and ballet, as well as her favorite parts of a variety of styles new and old can be identified in a TAQUEET$! performance piece. She got her professional start assisting Fly Moon Royalty, a local musical duo at their live shows, blessing almost every stage in Seattle. Her latest work is starring alongside a bevy of local top notch performers in Boom Boom LaRoux production Dear White People.
Interwoven throughout the evening will be performances by our Ambient and Interactive performance troupe. Some performances will be happening in the space to be enjoyed as you walk past. Other performers will offer you the chance to interact with them and be a part of their delightful shenanigans.
Have some big life questions? “Is that threesome going to serve me well” or “which lube should I try next?” Don’t miss medium D. H. Swedelius doing sexy Tarot readings on the main floor promptly after the cabaret performance.
Nibbles and Desserts:
This year’s amuse bouche is sure to delight. Select your own delectables or allow our our saucy servers to feed you. These delicious treats are perfect for your after-dinner nibbling pleasure. Libations will be on hand to help wash down there tasty treats.
Roast Beef on a cucumber coin with horseradish aioli (GF,DF)
Honey goat cheese in pastry puff topped with onion jam
Shrimp cocktail (GF,DF)
Cranberry merlot meatballs
Assorted antipasta; Crudite; Fruit; Caprese skewers
Chocolate Mousse with raspberry coulis or caramel
Balsamic Strawberry shortcake with Chantilly cream
Parmesan wedge topped with toasted walnuts and honey drizzle (GF)
Chili and lime infused tropical fruit salad (GF,DF)
More ways to support the Festival
Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win three baskets filled with sexy goodies from our sponsors, supporters, and donors. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $5 each, a sachet of 7 tickets for $20, or a sachet of 15 tickets $40. You will then take your tickets and choose which basket you want to enter the drawing to win.
This year’s raffle baskets will feature items from TwistedMonk, Wild At Heart, Sky River Brewing, Scott Paul Designs, Consent Academy, Sound Spirits, Club Sapphire, Basel Cellars, and treats from other wonderful donors.
Steve Jensen, famous for his wood carvings and paintings, will open up his gallery for personally guided tours. Steve has offered to donate 25% of all purchases of his art made during the Black Tie Affair to the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. We are immensely grateful for his generosity. You can see photos on Steve’s facebook page of recent artworks that have been shown at the Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and that will be available for viewing at the Black Tie Affair.
Dress to Impress!
Our idea of “black tie” is more risqué than the average cocktail party, so feel free to wear those outfits you don’t normally get to pull out of your closet! For of those of your who enjoy costuming more than formal- or fetish-wear, we invite you to join us by dressing on a cabaret theme. Creative interpretation is encouraged. When in doubt, wear what makes you feel fancy or sexy.
Steve Jensen Studios
1424 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Cost: Free with Society membership or $100/$130
Your ticket purchase may be applied toward a Art Activist Society membership if you become an Activist before April 15th, 2018
Join the Art Activist Society and attend this celebration for free. Join the Society or renew your membership during the party and your entrance fee will be applied towards your membership. (Note that there is no obligation to join.)
To become an Art Activist or find out more about the Art Activist Society go to: https://www.seattleerotic.org/partners/society/
All proceeds benefit the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. The Festival is produced by the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.