Who We Are

Alison Park-Douglas

Director of Photography
Alison Park-Douglas

Alison Park-Douglas

Director of Photography

Alison has been volunteering with the Festival since 2007, and is always excited to be part of the team that brings such a vibrant and unique art festival to Seattle. In her role as Director of Photography, she chooses and manages the team of photographers who document the Festival and its related events throughout the year. After each event ends, she edits and selects the best images from the whole team, and posts them online. In addition, she maintains the Seattle Erotic Art Festival photo archives, and provides images for the Festival’s marketing and promotional needs.
Alison’s personal photos have been featured in a variety of publications, ranging from The Seattle Times and The Stranger to the NYC Museum of Sex blog, and the book “1,000 Steampunk Creations”. One of the recent highlights of her photo career was when her photos were published by Business Insider as two separate photo essays of over 24 photos each.

Photo of Alison by Rebecca Lawrence

Allena Gabosch

Allena Gabosch

Allena Gabosch

Allena Gabosch

Sponsorship Director

I’ve been involved since the beginning. I had little choice, since as the Executive Director of the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, my job is to sign checks and pay the bills along with supporting the amazing staff we’ve had over all these years. I’ve been truly honored to be part of something so courageous and amazing. I’ve watched the Festival go from being a dream of an idea to one of the premier erotic art festivals in the country. I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished.

Amber Straub

Amber Straub

Volunteer Director

Andrew Moran

Andrew Moran

Installations Director

Andy Cargile

Andy Cargile

Provocateur of Experiences
Andy Cargile

Andy Cargile

Provocateur of Experiences

Andy likes to take people to the edge of their comfort zone, and then show them that they can go a little further – whether at play or at work. He created Sensation City in SEAF 2012 and is back again this year serving up Aaaahz!, a provocative concoction of erotic experiences. He was also a past Vice President of the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, the sponsor of the Festival. Andy is excited to be back working with the amazing creative folks that bring you the Festival. Come play with us!

briana

Briana J

Literary Art Director
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Briana Jacobs

Literary Art Director

A Charleston SC native, book artist and printer, Briana recently set up shop in the state of Washington. She is the author of six books, with the content for each book written over several years. As the pages and stories begin to grow and transform, they emerge into carefully planned and dutifully expressed handmade books. Briana has also been professionally published in several anthologies since 2000, and most recently as an accepted artist of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival for the last two years. This year she eagerly takes on the role of Literary Art Director!

Calli Moran

Box Office Lead

Drea

Drea Talley

Artist Liaison
Drea

Drea Talley

Artist Liaison

Drea Talley is an occasionally charming woman with a writing problem. She’s sought help for it, but her friends and family have accepted that it’s never going to go away. As such, she attempts to indulge in this strange addiction at a moderate pace, trying her hardest not to fall into the dangerous, destructive spiral that is full­time writing. She also wrote this bio, and is convinced that she’s funny. Drea has been a part of the Festival since 2009 – as an accepted artist, a docent, a literary juror, and has settled in as the Artist Liaison. Drea has found that having the time to truly study the art and learn about the artist fosters an intimacy and understanding which she greatly appreciates.

Jesse Belle-Jones

Performance Art Director

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee

Marketing Lead

Karl Luhr

Karl Luhr

Volunteer Director

Karli Broglio

Karli Broglio

Head Mistress of Rm. 1618

Keri

Keri Grassl

Web Goddess
Keri Grassl

Keri Grassl

Web Goddess

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 2013 and 2014 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.

Larry Grella

Larry Grella

Master Builder

LaShonda

LaShonda

VIP Hostess and Conversation Corner Lead

Leila Anasazi

Leila Anasazi

Exhibition Curator

Lesley Carmichael

Maven of Ambient Magic
Lesley Carmichael

Lesley Carmichael

Maven of Ambient Magic

Lesley loves creating interactive/performance art that makes tricky subjects approachable and throws the gates open for self-discovery. Erotic art is all around you at the Festival… on the stage, on podiums and walls and screens, and…even right there behind you! Our ambient performance troupe will delight you with tiny, surprising performances all around the festival floor. We are here to share moments with you: hyper-local experiences of love and lust, of beauty, of intensity and consent and connection, of passion and humor. We’ll be just around that corner over there…and there…and there…

Photo of Lesley by Malixe

Morgue Anne

Morgue Anne

Volunteer Director

Poly Holly

Poly Holly

Volunteer Coordinator

Sam Penney

Sponsorship Director

sarah

Sarah Williams

Design Lead
sarah

Sarah Williams

Design Lead

I like to make stuff :)

Sophia Iannicelli

Sophia Iannicelli

Festival Director
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Sophia Iannicelli

Festival Director

Sophia Iannicelli, the Festival Director of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, has centered her life around the arts as a creator, muse, collaborator, curator and event producer for the last 14 years. Sophia has been involved with the Festival since its first year, at many different levels. When she isn’t immersed in the arts, she is fascinated by bodies.

Trouble

Trouble

Visual Art Manager