Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2007

Another smashing weekend of sexy art and performances! SEAF‘s gala opening (pun) last night was a blast. I submitted three 4′ x 4’ paintings for the show, and two of them were hung (pun) flatteringly prominently at the end of the red carpet, in front of the stage:



Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s art critic Regina Hackett did a feature on SEAF, including this vote of confidence:

“The great Ellen Forney … was in the show with her powerful graphics: big hands in black outline on red ground. In an evening gown and spike heels, nothing she wouldn’t wear out on an ordinary day and with her smoking, green/yellow eyes, she stopped traffic, just being herself. ”

Gaw! Well. Dressing up is half the fun of the whole festival. I wore the little black dress Ariel bought for me on her last trip to New York, and Kelly O loaned me bling-y earrings then pushed me into her kitchen to take a few sexy-momma pre-party photos:


I’m going back tonight for the art auction and performances, and to actually check out the art (most of which I missed last night, it being a big party of shmoozing and costumes). Here’s my piece for the auction, “Licks”, a 16″ x 16″ Giclee print: