Festival 2019 is coming!

The 2019 Seattle Erotic Art Festival takes place April 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2019.

Please note that the Seattle Erotic Art Festival is an 18+ event during daytime gallery hours and 21+ in the evenings. You must be 21+ to purchase an all-day pass. No one under 18 years of age will be permitted entry into any Festival events, and valid ID is required for Festival admittance. Sorry, kids—it’s the law!

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Here’s what happened at the 2018 Festival!

6PM Doors Open

6:30-7:00PM  Guided Art Tour & Lecture with Andi S.

Exploring masculine body image from a non-binary perspective. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

6:30-7:30PM Accepted Literary Artists’ Presentation – Reading

Accepted artists read works accepted into the 2018 Anthology. In the Literary Lair.

6:30-8:00PM Song Bird – Interactive Performance

For the price of a pretty bauble, a Song Bird will sing to you, and only you, drawing you in with a song to stir your spirit before releasing you back into the crowd. In the Bird Cage, near the Aerial Stage.

7:00PM Guided Art Tour with Festival Director, Sophia Iannicelli

Hear the stories behind why the art was chosen. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

7:00PM-8:00PM  Alyssa Taubin – Interactive Performance

Pole instruction and demo Aerial & Bondage Stage.

7:00-11:00PM  The Mistress Is In – Interactive Installation

Mistress Matisse and the other beauties of Velvet Swing answer your questions and sex advice. Near the Bar.

7:30PM  Guided Art Tour with Jennifer Jigour

The tension in movement in erotic art with special attention to the art work of Jennifer Jigour and select artists. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

7:30PM-8:30PM Lowa De Boom Boom presents: The Nearly Naked Truth: KINKED

Featuring: Briq House, Magnoliah Black, Tas Deville, Lowa De Boom Boom. Guest curator showcase on the Main Stage.

8:00-9:15PM  Painting Parlour – Body Painting

Experience the erotic thrill of painting the naked human form. Paint by numbers or paint a pattern. The truly daring can become a canvas themselves! In Aaaahz!

8:00PM-9:30PM Fantastic Flirts – A drop-in educational and creative experience with Madame Umbra

Learn about the novelty of hand fan signals used for courtship. Create your own flirting accessory to keep cool while in the heat of playful romance. In the Studio.

8:00PM-12:00AM  Self-Censored – Interactive Installation

Self-Censored Portraits is an on-site photo project where participants can pose covering themselves as little or as much of as they want with two black censor bars. Behind the Studio.

8:30PM-11:30PM Ambient Performances

Look for intimate and surprise performances throughout the venue.

8:30PM-11:30PM Piercing Performances

Tom Hill and 3 amazing models create living suspended sculptures. (needles) Suspension frame behind Festival Store.

8:30PM Writers Wanderlust – Spoken-word Guided Art Tour

Spoken word performances by Festival 2018 and Guest Literary Artists, inspired by the exhibition art. Starting at the Literary Lair.

8:30-9:00PM  Endza and Jesse Sparkles – Performance

Using needles, impact, and a tie, this performance is a meditation on the suffering of the individual as the rise of the technocratic class makes Seattle unlivable for everyone else. (needles) On the Aerial Stage.

9:00PM-10:00PM  The Luminous Pariah presents: Ascending from the Aviary

Featuring: The Luminous Pariah, Valtesse, Imani Sims, Shanghai Pearl. Guest curator showcase on the Main Stage.

9:00-11:00PM  From Drawing to Sculpture by Ronnie Werner

Watch the artist sculpt a nude model, live. Orders for the finished art available exclusively in the Festival store. In the Studio.

9:00PM-12:00AM  Aerial & Bondage Performances

Featuring: Shelby; Don; Stellaxluna & Paisley; BlkStar & Hummingbird. Aerial & Bondage Stage.

9:30-10:45PM  Aphrodesia

Sample a tasting menu of sensual aphrodisiacs that you can succulently savor with a partner. Try it without looking. And please, play with your food! Requires additional activity ticket available here. In Aaaahz!

10:30-11:30PM  The Black Tones – Live Music

A goody bag of BLUES, PUNK and BLACK POWER! On the Main Stage.

10:45PM-12:00AM  Hot Chocolate – A sexy ice breaker

Our newest event is a sexy, anonymous, “ice breaker.” In Hot Chocolate, as masked participants find a new, or old, friend and feed them a chocolate truffle in any one of a number of creative ways. Use consent and your imagination. In Aaaahz!

11:30PM-1:00AM DJ

Featuring Mariu5. On the DJ Stage.

1AM Doors Close

Saturday, 28th, 2018 | 12PM—2AM

To be enjoyed all hours: Visual Art Gallery, Interactive Installations, Audio Erotic, and the Festival Store.

Noon-6PM Gallery Hours 18+ Valid ID required.

12:00-2:00PM  Racial Representation in Sex-Positive Communities – Jenn P.

Conversation Corner in the Literary Lair.

1:00-3:00PM Rope Art Salon – with Life Drawing

A Beyond Nude life drawing session, a la Rm. 1618. Drawing supplies provided or bring your own. In the Studio.

2:00PM  A Kink In The Cure – Performance

A performance piece centered in the world of sexual trauma, kink, and BDSM in the style of “The Vagina Monologues.” On the Main Stage.

2:00-2:30PM  Guided Art Tour & Lecture with Andi S.

Exploring masculine body image from a non-binary perspective. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

2:00pm  What is erotic? – Jessica Lee

Conversation Corner in the Literary Lair.

7:30PM Guided Art Tour with Juror, Daniel McGlothlen

Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

3:00PM-5:00PM Fantastic Flirts – A drop-in educational and creative experience with Madame Umbra

Learn about the novelty of hand fan signals used for courtship. Create your own flirting accessory to keep cool while in the heat of playful romance. In the Studio.

3:00PM-6:00PM  Bondage Performances

Featuring: Panda & Subtlybound; Nick & Paisley; Agent 99 & Jesi; . Aerial & Bondage Stage.

3:30PM Guided Art Tour with Artist, Seattle’s Dreamcaptures

Visionary Portrait & Lifestyle photographer who loves creating visceral imagery.  Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

4:00PM Guided Art Tour & Lecture with Guest Curator, Claire Koenig

A History of John-Franklin Koenig and how his travel and sexuality influenced his art. Next to the Masters of Erotic Art gallery.

4:00-4:45PM Song Bird – Interactive Performance

For the price of a pretty bauble, a Song Bird will sing to you, and only you, drawing you in with a song to stir your spirit before releasing you back into the crowd. In the Bird Cage, near the Aerial Stage.

4:00-6:00PM  A Conversation about Asian Fetishization – Sophia Akiko Stephens

Conversation Corner in the Literary Lair.

4:30PM  Guided Art Tour with Jennifer Jigour

Join painter Jennifer Jigour for a discussion about her art in SEAF2018. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

4:30-5:30PM  Mojo Duo – Live Music

Heather Thomas and Dune Butler of Northwest Neo-Psych group General Mojo‘s go acoustic with ukulele and upright bass, harmonizing folk-interpreted classics as well as cosmic originals. On the Main Stage.

5:00PM Writers Wanderlust – Spoken-word Guided Art Tour

Spoken word performances by Festival 2018 and Guest Literary Artists, inspired by the exhibition art.  Starting at the Literary Lair.

6PM – 21+ only. Valid ID required.

6:00PM-7:00PM  Alyssa Taubin – Interactive Performance

Pole instruction and demo Aerial & Bondage Stage.

6:00PM-9:00PM  Wild Paradise – Drawing Installation

Art Studio after-hours, when the models get some wildly creative ideas of their own. Everyone is welcome to be a voyeur and try their hand at sketching. In the Studio.

6:15-7:15PM Dr. Bettina Judd and Briq House – Guest Speakers

Briq House and Dr. Bettina Judd will discuss Black Feminism, Black women in Sex work, and dimensions of Black Female Pleasure. On the Main stage.

6:30-8:00PM Song Bird – Interactive Performance

For the price of a pretty bauble, a Song Bird will sing to you, and only you, drawing you in with a song to stir your spirit before releasing you back into the crowd. In the Bird Cage, near the Aerial Stage.

7:00PM Writers Wanderlust – Spoken-word Guided Art Tour

Spoken word performances by Festival 2018 and Guest Literary Artists, inspired by the exhibition art. Starting at the Literary Lair.

7:00PM-8:30PM  Aerial & Bondage Performances

Featuring: Don; Christina; Shay & BathTubSiren. Aerial & Bondage Stage.

7:00-11:00PM  The Mistress Is In – Interactive Installation

Mistress Matisse and the other beauties of Velvet Swing answer your questions and sex advice. Near the Bar.

7:15-8:30PM  Painting Parlour – Body Painting

Experience the erotic thrill of painting the naked human form. Paint by numbers or paint a pattern. The truly daring can become a canvas themselves! In Aaaahz!

7:30PM Guided Art Tour with Artist, Billy Spain

Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

7:30-8:30PM  Alyza DenPan Monley presents: A Mouthful of of Mouthfeel

Featuring: Mother Tongue, Princess Bubblecum, Virtue of Sin, Salty Licks. Guest curator showcase on the Main Stage.

7:30-8:30PM Kamari Bright – Spoken Word & More

Join published poet and 2018 Jack Straw Writer, Kamari Bright, as she enlists the help of special guest, Chef Tarik Abdullah, to delve into the intimacy of food. Kamari will be reading from her book, “Emergence,” as well as performing new poems written to complement Abdullah’s sultry surprise dish which will be composed live. In the Literary Lair.

8:00PM Photography- is it art anymore? – Guided Art Tour & Lecture with John Santerineross

A discussion on the changing world views on photography as a fine art. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

8:00PM-12:00AM  Self-Censored – Interactive Installation

Self-Censored Portraits is an on-site photo project where participants can pose covering themselves as little or as much of as they want with two black censor bars. Behind the Studio.

8:30PM-11:30PM Ambient Performances

Look for intimate and surprise performances throughout the venue.

8:30PM-11:30PM Piercing Performances

Tom Hill and 3 amazing models create living suspended sculptures. (needles) Suspension frame behind Festival Store.

8:30-9:00PM Aerial & Bondage Performance Showcase

 Featuring: Myles Higher; Shay Tiziano and Bath Tub Siren; Panda and SubtlyBound. On the Aerial Stage.

8:30-9:00PM  Love & Lust in the Jade Pavilion – Art Lecture with Doreen Russell

Expand your cultural perceptions and indulge your wanderlust. Madam Mings returns to SEAF this year with tantalizing Asian erotic pleasures and curiosities. In the Festival Store.

8:45-10:00PM  Aaaahmazingly Racy

Season 2 of Aaaahmazingly Racy is coming Saturday night only. Once again, you will perform challenges to earn clues that take you on a tour throughout SEAF. Become part of our “ambient experience” as you race to the finish line where treats await. Requires additional activity ticket available here. Starting in Aaaahz!

9:00PM  Guided Art Tour with Jim Duvall

Join SEAF founder and Master of Erotic Art, Jim Duvall to hear their thoughts about their creative process and the art of the festival. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

9:00PM-10:00PM  Namii presents: Bois of a Feather

Featuring: Namii, TAQUEET$, Britt, Dom, Lanette, D’Dynasty, Anastacia Renee, Danni Cassette. Guest curator showcase on the Main Stage.

9:00-11:00PM  From Drawing to Sculpture by Ronnie Werner

Watch the artist sculpt a nude model, live. Orders for the finished art available exclusively in the Festival store. In the Studio.

9:00PM-12:00AM  Bondage Performances

Featuring: TheAdmiral & Agent 99; Stellaxluna & alittlespicey; BlkStar & Hummingbird. Aerial & Bondage Stage.

10:00PM-11:00PM Vamp and Sole Shoe Contest Registration

A friendly “best dressed below the knees” with multiple prizes & different categories of footwear. On Main Stage.

10:30-11:30PM  Carnival of Delights – Sensation Play

 Push your inner erotic being to the edge with some toys designed to get you going with a collection of sensations. And, don’t let your clothes get in the way! In Aaaahz!

11:00PM-12:30AM Fantastic Flirts – A drop-in educational and creative experience with Madame Umbra

Learn about the novelty of hand fan signals used for courtship. Create your own flirting accessory to keep cool while in the heat of playful romance. In the Studio.

11:00PM-2AM Dance Party

Featuring: Nark, DJ Sharlese, Arson.

2:00AM Doors Close

Sunday, April 29th, 2018 | Noon—4PM

18+ Allowed. Valid ID required.

To be enjoyed all hours: Visual Art Gallery, Interactive Installations, Audio Erotic, and the Festival Store.

Noon Doors Open

12:00PM-1:30PM  Healing Trauma Through Art & Sharing – Hiba Jameel

Conversation Corner in the Literary Lair.

12:30PM  Guided Art Tour with Jennifer Jigour

Join painter Jennifer Jigour for a discussion about her art in SEAF2018. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

1:00PM-2:00PM Visual Art Jury Discussion Panel

Festival Director, Visual Art Jurors and Curators share the process of assembling the art to make up the exhibitions. On the Main Stage.

2:00PM Guided Art Tour with members of the Visual Art Jury

Continue the conversation of the jury’s thoughts on the selected art. Starting at the Art Buyer’s Lounge in front of the Festival Store.

2:00PM-3:30PM  All In A Day’s [Sex] Work – Blair Hopkins

Conversation Corner in the Literary Lair.

2:00PM-4:00PM Fantastic Flirts – A drop-in educational and creative experience with Madame Umbra

Learn about the novelty of hand fan signals used for courtship. Create your own flirting accessory to keep cool while in the heat of playful romance. In the Studio.

2:30PM-3:00PM  Love & Lust in the Jade Pavilion – Art Lecture with Doreen Russell

Expand your cultural perceptions and indulge your wanderlust. Madam Mings returns to SEAF this year with tantalizing Asian erotic pleasures and curiosities. In the Festival Store.

2:30PM-3:00PM  Cannabis & Sex – Lecture with Chelsea Cebara

Combining sex and weed is certainly nothing new, but the recent wave of legalization has relaxed the stigma around cannabis and vastly expanded the options for incorporating it into your sex life. Learn about various strains, products, and safety tips. On the Main Stage.

4:00PM – Doors Close

6:00PM-8pm – Art Pick-Up

 

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