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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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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR 2013 CALL-TO-ARTISTS FOR BENT-CON POP-UP GALLERY

ATTN: DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR 2013 CALL-TO-ARTISTS
Digital submission deadline for BENT-CON’s Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition is FRI, SEPT 27TH, 2013 at 11:59PM.

Here’s your chance to exhibit at BENT-CON, the preeminent LGBTQ geekdom/pop culture convention, happening at the Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Airport and Convention Center Fri., Nov. 8th to Sun., Nov. 10th, 2013. You’ll have the opportunity to be seen by thousands of convention attendees and even win some prizes from our “Gaylebrity” jury panel!!!

Submit electronic form and read guideline at:
http://bent-con.org/2013-call-to-artists-deadline-extended-bent-con-pop-up-gallery-details/

CHIKARA Bentling by Wendy Pini

CHIKARA Bentling by Wendy Pini

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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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!