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From the Desk of Bent-Con 2014’s Art Dept and Gallery…

On behalf of Bent-Con’s 2014 Art Department, both E Salvador Hernandez (Bent-Con Art Director) and Evan Silver (Bent-Con Gallery Manager) would like to invite you to come check out some of the wonderful programs we have been preparing for the past year as part of Bent-Con’s 5th Anniversary Celebration from Fri Nov 7th to Sun Nov 9th, 2014 at the Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Airport and Convention Center:

Bent-Con 2014 | Friday, Nov. 7th to Sunday, Nov. 9th, 2014 | Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Airport and Convention Center | www.bent-con.org

Bent-Con 2014 | Friday, Nov. 7th to Sunday, Nov. 9th, 2014 | Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Airport and Convention Center | http://www.bent-con.org

1.) The 4th Annual Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition — special “Gaylebrity” jury panel, art exhibition, on-site gallery sales and auction!
2.) Legacy Gallery — hand-selected pro artists exhibiting artworks including honoree, The Tom of Finland Foundation, celebrating their 30th Anniversary!
3.) Horror mastermind Clive Barker‘s: IMAGINER exhibit — a Bent-Con exclusive!

Clive Barker: IMAGINER

Clive Barker: IMAGINER

4.) Portfolio Reviews with Professional Artists with themes including (1) Erotica, (2) Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror, (3) Narrative Fiction & Non-Fiction!
5.) Live Action Figure Draw! Life Drawing Workshops with Miguel Angel Reyes (Mar Artist LosAngeles) and Bent-Con cosplayers!

Live Action Figure Draw! (LAFD!) Life Drawing Workshop

Live Action Figure Draw! (LAFD!) Life Drawing Workshop

…AND WE’VE GOT THE REST OF THE SCHEDULE FOR BENT-CON 2014 RIGHT HERE: http://schedule2014.bent-con.org/

BENT-CON 2014 SCHEDULE: http://schedule2014.bent-con.org/

BENT-CON 2014 SCHEDULE: http://schedule2014.bent-con.org/

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2014 Queer Art Expo | Sat. Sept. 13th | 12:00pm-6:00pm

COME JOIN US…

Join Us on Saturday, Sept. 13th from 12pm to 6pm in Silver Lake!

Join Us on Saturday, Sept. 13th from 12pm to 6pm in Silver Lake!

Rough Trade Gear‘s 2014 Queer Art Expo
Saturday, September 13th, 2014, 12:00PM to 6:00PM

Local Artists | Hypnotic Beats by Daddy Deluxx | Refreshing Drinks | Hot Giveaways | Awesome FUNdraising**

Featured Artists:
Andrew Cervantes
Art by Leopoldo
Art Kardashian Photography
Boots Bryant
Brandon Michael Spear
danyol
Dave Davenport (aka “dogSpunk”)
David Shouse Mitchell
Dusti Cunningham Photography
Eshcetera by E Salvador Hernandez
Gregorio Adam Davila
Harvey Del Rey
Hector Silva
Horse of Arabia
Jeremy Lucido Photography
Lalo Ugalde
LOCKWOOD
Manuel A. Acevedo
Me Art
Mar Artist LosAngeles (Miguel Angel Reyes)
Micah Perry
Michael Kirwan
Queering
Ruben Esparza Artist
Steven H. Garcia
The art of Alfredo Roagui
Tito & Diego Feliz
…and more!!!

2014 Queer Art Expo at Rough Trade Gear

2014 Queer Art Expo at Rough Trade Gear

**(benefiting the Tom of Finland Foundation)

Wanna be an artist vendor at the event?
Fill out registration form ASAP: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=9dtlOf4im5Ru8UHXXu7hHA

PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT WITH EVERYONE!!!
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/257328781134395/

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Exhibiting at East LA Rep & Casita Del Pueblo

Fresh from exhibiting at the Tom of Finland Foundation’s 2012 West Hollywood – Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair Weekend, I’m back with two more exhibitions coming up this coming weekend!

You’ve got two more chances to check out my work:

First, there’s Soapbox at East LA Rep on Friday & Saturday, October 5th & 6th, 2012. East LA Rep is located at 1350 San Pablo St., East LA, CA 90033 (near LA County/USC Medical Center)

Soapbox is an interdisciplinary art festival featuring the art of working professionals who moonlight as unsuspecting artists! There will be art, music, and goods for sale! Doors open at 7:30pm. Performances Begin at 8pm.
$2 Entry Fee or a Bottle of Two Buck Chuck

East LA Rep presents Soapbox | 1350 San Pablo St. | East LA, Ca | 90033

East LA Rep presents Soapbox | 1350 San Pablo St. | East LA, Ca | 90033

Second, there’s also Casita del Pueblo’s 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead exhibition artist reception on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm. The exhibition runs from Saturday, October 6th to Friday November 2nd, 2012. Casita del Pueblo is located at 13100 Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90601.

The exhibition will coincide with their upcoming 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Art and Music Festival held in the Historic Uptown Whittier district on Sunday, October 14th from 10am to 5pm.

Casita del Pueblo | 13100 Philadelphia St. | Whittier, CA 90601

Casita del Pueblo | 13100 Philadelphia St. | Whittier, CA 90601

I hope to see you all out at my next shows!

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Tom of Finland Art Fair Weekend

Come on out to the fine city of West Hollywood this weekend to see selections from the eshcetera collection by E. Salvador Hernandez and many other talented artists!

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents the: 
17th Annual
West Hollywood — Los Angeles
EROTIC ART
FAIR WEEKEND

September 28th to 30th, 2012
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Strap on your happy-hats, because the BIGGEST, best Tom of Finland Erotic Art Fair Weekend is coming your way on the 28th, 29th and 30th of September, 2012, and this year we are putting the EROTIC back into the Weekend.

Artists from Around the World:
Sculpture, Photography, Paintings, Sketches, Digital Renderings and more.
Male & Female works of art on display and for sale.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards will be accepted.

** Artist Reception Friday  **

** Life Drawing and Photography Each Afternoon **

** New Anthology Launch – Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero **

** Symposium Both Days **

The Making of a “Gay Hero”   Sat, Sept 29, 2012, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

From Segment to Supreme: Bent-Con Comes of Age   Sun, Sept 30, 2012, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

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eshcetera at Rough Trade’s Art Lot Sale (8/25/12)

Rough Trade Art Lot Sale - Sat., Aug. 25th, 2012 from 12pm-6pm

Rough Trade Art Lot Sale – Sat., Aug. 25th, 2012 from 12pm-6pm

Rough Trade Gear is hosting its first-ever Art Lot Sale!

Saturday, August 25th, 2012 | 12PM to 6PM | 3915 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

The entire back lot will be open for the event and customers are invited to view unique and local pieces by several different artists! I’ll be there exhibiting and selling fine art prints and other goodies from the eshcetera collection by E. Salvador Hernandez!

LIST OF ARTISTS
E. Salvador Hernandez
Sergio Kardenas
Tom of Finland Foundation
Jeremy Lucido
WOOF MONKEY
Tom Wang
Marky “Make-Up” Andrews
Jay Lawton
Hector Silva
Baking Queens
Jose Avendano
Gregori Davila
Abel Pamatz
Art Kartashian
Gregory Barnett
Kenneth Almanza
Martin Matamoros
Johnny G
Mark Flanders
Leopoldo
Xhico
Donnie Madden
Carlos Ortega
Miguel Angel Reyes

With music by DJ Daddy Deluxx

***Don’t forget to bring some cash and your appetite for art.***
www.roughtradegear.com

WWW.ROUGHTRADEGEAR.COM

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San Diego Comic-Con

I’ll be in San Diego for the next few days at Comic-Con.

Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, July 12th to 15th, 2012

Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, July 12th to 15th, 2012

This will be my first time ever at this convention of epic proportions. I’m going mainly to promote Bent-Con. I’m the Gallery Assistant for Bent-Con 2012 and responsible for helping the illustrious Dave “Dogspunk” Davenport with all areas regarding this year’s Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition at the convention from November 30th to December 2nd, 2012.

Bent-Con 2012, November 30th to December 2nd, 2012

Bent-Con 2012, November 30th to December 2nd, 2012

We’ll be on the lookout to recruit artists for the Bent-Con 2012 Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition. The CALL TO ARTISTS has been released and it is open to everyone from professional to emerging artists alike. Bent-Con will have a space at Comic-Con at the Prism booth (#2144).

Ask us about anything and all things related to Bent-Con 2012. We are also looking for convention and gallery sponsors. Find out how you can enter the contest to name the iconic Bentling characters (see card below).

Name the Bentlings! Contest at Bent-Con.Org

Name the Bentlings! Contest at Bent-Con.Org

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Purchase SOLSTICE $10 Pre-Sale Tix by 11:59PM Sun. June 24th & Receive Free Limited Edition Mini-Print

Hello San Francisco!!!

SOLSTICE is coming!!!

You have until 11:59PM TONIGHT (Sun, June 24th) to purchase your $10 pre-sale tickets to SF Raw’s SOLSTICE artist showcase coming up later this week!

FREE limited edition mini-print by E Salvador Hernandez with each pre-sale ticket purchased by 11:59PM TONIGHT!!!

SOLSTICE presented by SF RAW: natural born artists

SOLSTICE presented by RAW San Francisco

1015 Folsom (1015 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103) | 7:00PM-12:00AM

$10 pre-sale online tickets (pre-sale ends June 24th at 11:59PM) | $15 at the door

To purchase tickets, please follow the link:

http://www.rawartists.org/sanfrancisco/solstice

** Select “eshcetera by E Salvador Hernandez” from the drop-down menu when ordering tickets to receive your free limited edition mini-print **

10% of all sales from the eshcetera collection by E Salvador Hernandez at SOLSTICE will be donated to fund Marriage and Family Therapist graduate program candidate and SF community member Zachary Davenport to be a delegate at the International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. in July 2012.

Donate to Zachary Davenport’s fund at:  http://www.gofundme.com/ZacharyFightingAIDSin2012

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Save The Dates: Eshcetera in SoCal/NorCal Exhibits May/June 2012

Mark Your Calendars: Yours truly (E Salvador Hernandez) will be exhibiting between Southern California and Northern California the months of May and June! Save the dates, purchase your tickets, and come on down!!! I’d be happy to see you there!

Thurs, May 31st, 2012 in SO CAL: I will be exhibiting with the wonderful folks at Long Beach RAW: natural born artists at Sevilla in Downtown Long Beach. Tickets are $10 pre-sale online, $15 at the door. The dress code is cocktail attire, so no flip-flops, cut-offs, sports jerseys, and the like. It’s a classy event featuring myself amongst a crop of other hand-selected visual artists, musicians, jewelers, etc. Bring cash for drinks and that must-have art piece you just can’t go home without! This event starts at 6:30PM and ends at 10:00PM, with an on-site after-party that goes til 2AM.

Purchase Tickets at http://www.rawartists.org/longbeach/theblend

Long Beach RAW presents THE BLEND at Sevilla Long Beach from 6:30PM-10PM

THE BLEND presented by Long Beach RAW

Sevilla Long Beach (140 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802) | 6:30PM-10:00PM

18+ | $10 pre-sale online tickets | $15 at the door

To purchase tickets, please follow the link: http://www.rawartists.org/longbeach/theblend

Sat, June 9th, 2012 in SO CAL: I will be exhibiting with L’art Pour L’art at the Think Tank Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $10 pre-sale online, $15 at the door. Again, dress to impress as this is an industry mixer! I will be amongst a bevy of other visual artists exhibiting artwork (fine art, comical illustrations, sculpture, and photography) with the focus on circles, dots, or anything spherical. The price of admission includes freebies from sponsors such as Vitamin Water, complimentary wine, beer, and yummy oogie snacks! And, don’t forget your wallet at home in case you spot that dot you wanna take home with you! This event starts at 7:00PM and ends at 2:00AM.

L'art Pour L'art presents The Painted Dot at Think Tank Gallery in Downtown LA from 7PM-2AM

L’art Pour L’art presents The Painted Dot at Think Tank Gallery in Downtown LA from 7PM-2AM

THE PAINTED DOT presented by L’art Pour L’art

Think Tank Gallery (939 Maple Ave, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90015) | 7:00PM-2:00AM

21+ | $10 pre-sale online tickets | $15 at the door

To purchase tickets, please follow the link: http://www.ArtforArtMixer.com 

Thurs, June 28th, 2012 in NOR CAL: I will be exhibiting for my first time with the amazing folks at RAW San Francisco at 1015 Folsom in the SoMa (South of Market district). Tickets are $10 pre-sale online, $15 at the door. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress for the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity! This event will feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Don’t forget to pack enough cash for those must-have pieces you just can’t go home without! This event starts at 7:00PM and ends at 12:00AM.

RAW San Francisco presents SOLSTICE at 1015 Folsom 7:00PM-12:00AM

RAW San Francisco presents SOLSTICE at 1015 Folsom from 7PM-12AM

SOLSTICE presented by RAW San Francisco

1015 Folsom (1015 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103) | 7:00PM-12:00AM

$10 pre-sale online tickets | $15 at the door

To purchase tickets, please follow the link: http://www.rawartists.org/sanfrancisco/solstice

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eshcetera in Catapult Art Mag

Check out issue No. 8 of Catapult Art Mag where yours truly is featured on pages 57-58.

Even cooler is the inclusion of many other talented artists, especially one of my iconic favorites, Homo Riot!!!

Catapult Art Mag Issue 48

Catapult Art Mag Issue 8

To check out Catapult Art Mag online, please visit:

http://catapult-mag.com/

On-Going Projects for 2012

So, I’ve been keeping busy this year with two major projects that I hope get to see the light at the end of the tunnel come this summer and I wanna let y’all know what each one entails…

The Stuffed Bear Muse Project (SBMP)

A collection of some of my favorite bear fellas drawn/photographed in their under gear and recreated in 12″-scaled sewn and stuffed creations.  This project is meant to highlight the diverse shapes, sizes, personalities and hotness that I find in the bear community that might not otherwise be celebrated in other communities.  The project is a response to the growing issue of body dysmorphia and depression I’ve encountered (particularly amongst gay men) that oftentimes prevents us from fully embracing ourselves, even amongst a subcultural community that seeks to celebrate diversity.  Proceeds from the sales will be donated to non-profit organizations providing education and services to gay men struggling with depression & body dysmorphia.  My hope is to have a dozen bears ready for exhibition by the end of June the summer 2012 season. It’s a bare bones operation right now, so unfortunately I’m not in a position that I can offer participants money for their time.  However, their participation in helping me see this project come to life would be gratefully appreciated.

Searching

A zine-style comic memoir of the challenges and celebrations of a former straightedge punk rock kid turned meth-addicted junkie prostitute before finding their calling in the arts and the ultimate road to recovery. Includes drugs, sex, & rock’n’roll with a Queer twist!