The purpose of this contest is twofold: to encourage artists to share their erotic work and to elevate the field of erotic art by rewarding some of the best current examples.

The contest is open to any artist with the exception of previous winners of this contest, or artists who are already selling erotic work commercially. All others are eligible: advertising designers, art students, or just midnight doodlers — anyone who creates erotic works of art.


The Appropriation Controversy

This contest was covered in our Spring 1996 issue. It was our second contest — and our most controversial!


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Eli Sudbrack, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil and New York City, USA. Christophe Hamaide-Pierson, born in Paris, France. Lives and works in Paris, France

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Michael Elmgreen, born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lives in London, UK, and works in Berlin, Germany. Ingar Dragset, born in Trondheim, Norway. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Richard Hawkins
Born in Mexia, Texas, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

Ryan Heffington
Born in Yuba City, California, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

Bruce LaBruce
Born in Southhampton, Ontario, Canada. Lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Helmut Lang
Born in Vienna, Austria. Lives and works in New York City and Long Island, USA.

Born in Liverpool, UK. Lives and works in St. Ives, UK.

A.L. Steiner
Born in Miami, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA. ordion Sample Description

Kat Coric
Multidisciplinary artist, producer, and art collector.

Dr. Laura Henkel
Resident Curator and Art Director for the permanent and special exhibits for the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, NV. Founder of Henkel Enterprises LLC. Founder of Laura Henkel Fine Art.

Jay Jorgensen
Photographer. Winner of the 1999 EEAC

Marco Livingstone
Art historian and independent curator.

Michael Taubenheim
Photographer. CEO of Bruno Gmunder

Charles Cowles
Proprietor of The Charles Cowles Gallery, NYC.

John McConnell
Collector, San Diego.

Petra Sarias
Information officer Press and Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Finland in New York, NYC.

David Stern
Co-publisher of In Los Angeles Magazine.

Eli Wardi
Artist. Joint Grand Prize Winner 2003 Emerging Erotic Artist Contest.

Cliff Benjamin
Co-owner of Western Project gallery.

Henning von Berg
Berlin, Fine Art Photographer

Edward Lucie-Smith
London, Art Critic, Historian and Author

Nelson Santos
New York, Assistant Director, Visual AIDS

Eric Singley
Los Angeles, Curator, The Erotic Museum

Wayne Snellen
New York, Director, the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation

Gordon Baldwin

Cliff Benjamin
Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica

Nayland Blake
Artist and professor at Bard College New York

Gisela Schadel
Erotic Art Museum, Hamburg Germany

Stewart Hardman
Adonis Gallery, London, England.

Darrel Leibert & Daniel Voran
Publishers of Handjobs mag. Seattle WA

Susanna Luoto
Finnish public relations agent specializing in erotic art events, Helsinki Finland

Matthew Pawlowski
Proprietor, ESP Art Gallery, San Francisco

Bill Paul
Professor of art at the University of Georgia

Kelly McCray
Proprietor of the Edward Day Gallery in Toronto Canada

Michele Hunter
Editor several Art & Photo Mags. Sydney, Australia.

Bill Schmeling
aka. The Hun (Artist) of Portland, Oregon

Peter Sparrow
Designer, New York City

Bruno Billion
Journalist Arts Mags & ProjetX translator of the French edition of "Tom of Finland: His Life and Times" Paris, France

Micha Ramaker
Writer of intro to “Art of Pleasure”. Brussels, Belgium

Volker Janssen
Art book publisher,Berlin Germany

Tom Bianchi
Photographer, Los Angeles

Meeka Walsh
Editor of Canada's Border Crossings

Wayne Baerwaldt
Gallery director, Winnipeg Canada

Nayland Blake
Artist and curator, San Francisco

William Doan
Director, Doan Family American Photography Archive, Ft. Dodge, Iowa.

Dr. Angelika Muthesius
Cologne Germany

Richard Marshall
Curator, New York City

Owner of Feature Gallery, New York City

Louis Madripilias
Los Angeles

Rip Colt
Los Angeles