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Pan Eros Events

Here is where you will find event listings for all the programs of the Pan Eros Foundation such as the Consent Academy and Seattle Erotic Art Festival. You may also find events put on by organizations with similar missions to ours. Those events will be notated with [Associated Event] before the event name. Please consider subscribing to our calendar by clicking on the “subscribe” button in the bottom right corner. Please choose settings that allow for frequent updates, as our calendar is a living document.

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Transcending Shame 1:00 pm
Transcending Shame @ Gallery Erato
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Transcending Shame @ Gallery Erato
Do you frequently experience guilt, shame, and feelings of inferiority around your kinks, sexuality/sexual expression, gender identity, relationship dynamic/configuration, and/or race? This interactive workshop, “Transcending Shame,” tackles the topic of personal shame through audience participation and group exercises where you get to delve into subjects like: An incident (or incidents) in your life of which you’re ashamed. The difference between guilt and shame. Ways you can recognize that you’re being shamed; and Aspects of mental health that we don’t talk about…until NOW. Purchase tickets here!   Important Information: Pay-what-you-can scholarships are available for all Pan Eros Foundation workshops. If you need financial assistance, please email Leah at [email protected] No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Open to all 18+ All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, bodies, body types, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, abilities welcome and celebrated. Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educator:  Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti is an autistic published writer, as well as a former fundamentalist Christian, and a breast cancer survivor. In fact, it was the cancer diagnosis in 2013 that caused her to realize how short life is; this served as the catalyst that caused her to come out, LOUD AND PROUD, as sex-positive, bisexual, and polyamorous. Plus, it helped her to set boundaries and refuse to accept shabby treatment (especially shaming) from others. It also helped her to stop caring about what other people think of her. She is very much interested in helping others identify shame, recognize shaming behavior, and finally, to transcend shame. She lives in Seattle, WA.
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Pervy Profile Power-Up 1:00 pm
Pervy Profile Power-Up @ Gallery Erato
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Pervy Profile Power-Up @ Gallery Erato
Ever struggled to find the words to describe your personal flavor of kink to a new potential play partner? Still trying to discover what feels right for you? Let’s work through the plethora of titles, roles, and styles of play to create your own personalized kink “elevator talk.” Onyx will lead you through a series of exercises to help you find a quick and succinct way to communicate your pervy profile – the what, when, where, how, and why of your kink. Purchase tickets here!  Important Information: Pay-what-you-can scholarships are available for all Pan Eros Foundation workshops. If you need financial assistance, please email Leah at [email protected] No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 30 people. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, bodies, body types, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, abilities welcome and celebrated. Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educator: Onyx Asili, the Warrior Next Door, is striving to live her best life because she doesn’t believe in getting out of bed to be mediocre. If she’s not hard at work, she’s definitely hard at play. You can often catch her living out her literary fantasies as a core member of Noveltease Theatre, cementing her geek cred with her latest nerdlesque act, or simply reveling in the day to day joy of Black Girl Magic.  
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[Associated Event] Evergreen Hearts Spring Lecture Series 6:30 pm
[Associated Event] Evergreen Hearts Spring Lecture Series @ Peer Seattle
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Evergreen Hearts‘ goal is to empower and support you by hosting experts in various fields. Audiences will gain exclusive access to professionals well-versed in navigating polyamory in the modern world. These esteemed professionals, including therapists, coaches, authors, healthcare practitioners, and legal and accounting experts, will equip you with invaluable knowledge to enhance your personal relationships and improve multiple aspects of your life. Each lecture is a one-time chance to absorb the insights and wisdom of our esteemed speakers. Join us for an interactive session, where your questions can shape the discussion. Attendees will enjoy a vibrant, educational atmosphere and can keep the night going by joining other attendees at the after-party across the street at the pizza parlor. Seize the opportunity to engage in this unique, enriching experience. Details Peer Seattle – 1520 Bellevue Ave, Ste 100, Seattle, 98122. Paid street parking. Check in at the front desk, then head to the meeting room at the end of the hallway. 21+ only event. Bring your own drink or snacks, no alcohol permitted. Free raffle drawing of polyamory swag and Evergreen Hearts event tickets. Live stream remote viewing is no longer offered. 8:30p – 10:00p After-party across the street at Pagliacci Pizza – 415 E Pike St, Seattle, 98122. Upcoming Lectures Polyamory Housing Amy McKenna (Real Estate Broker) and Glenda Fabrizio (Real Estate Agent), Windermere Real Estate Co; Ruby Grynberg (Home Loan Advisor), Salmon Bay Lending Monday February 5th 6:30p – 8:30p Intro to Kink/BDSM Sophia Sky Iannicelli (Executive Director), Pan Eros Foundation and Seattle Erotic Festival Monday February 5th 6:30p – 8:30p Buy Tickets Polyamory Restorative Justice Lauree Akhtar (Therapist), Paradox Therapy Tuesday March 5th 6:30p – 8:30p Buy Tickets Polyamory Online Dating Strategies Dr. Riki Thompson (Professor), University of Washington Tuesday March 5th 6:30p – 8:30p Healthy Foundations – Relationship Options and Communication Skills for Starting Out Autumn Star (Therapist) Wednesday April 10th 6:30p – 8:30p Buy Tickets Safer Sex Talks Karyn Wittmeyer (Therapist) and Carrie Ancel (Therapist), Branching Out Wellbeing and Nonmonogamy Academy Wednesday April 10th 6:30p – 8:30p Self Soothing Camille Saunders (Therapist), Saunders Therapy Services Thursday May 9th 6:30p – 8:30p Buy Tickets Polyamory Pitfalls Sarah Stuteville (Therapist) and Alex Stonehill (Podcast Host), Mistakes Were Made Podcast Thursday May 9th 6:30p – 8:30p
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[Sold out] Rough Body Play 7:00 pm
[Sold out] Rough Body Play @ Gallery Erato
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
[Sold out] Rough Body Play @ Gallery Erato
Do you ever want to be tossed around in the bedroom? Want to know how to control someone bigger than you? Come learn how to take your partner down, keep them down, and rough them up. You’ll learn anatomy, negotiation, and bottoming tips to make sure everyone has a great time and stays safe. This class draws on kink play and combat sports to give you all the rough play you need without ever touching your toy bag. Purchase tickets here! Important Information: Pay-what-you-can scholarships are available for all Pan Eros Foundation workshops. If you need financial assistance, please email Leah at [email protected] No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 12 pairs. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, bodies, body types, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, abilities welcome and celebrated. Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educators: Nick (he/him) has been part of the Seattle kink community since 2015 and teaching since 2018. He draws on his Brazilian jiu jitsu background and general sadism to teach us the worst/best tips for rough body play. Most of his other classes and private lessons center around rope bondage. He can be found on Instagram @Tie_Rope_Take_Photo and Fetlife @Provocations. Val (they/them) is a bottom, kink educator and glutton for suffering. They specialize in improvisational play and maintaining in-scene relationship dynamics. They teach private lessons on rope bottoming and beginning rope classes with Full Circle Kink. They can be found on Instagram @valley_roses and Fetlife @ValleyRoses.   This event is presented by the Pan Eros Foundation. Please go to Pan-Eros.org for more information.
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[Associated Event] Rope And… 8:00 pm
[Associated Event] Rope And… @ Gallery Erato
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 12:00 am
[Associated Event] Rope And... @ Gallery Erato
Join us for an evening of exploration and connection at Rope And…! This is a “rope focused” play party that encourages mixing in your favorite other ways to play.  This event provides a safe(r) and consensual space for individuals to engage in various forms of kink play, encouraging both beginners and experienced enthusiasts to come together and indulge in their desires. Whether you’re interested in rope, sex, impact play, or anything else, plenty of like-minded people will come together for an evening of enjoyment. Please note that all participants must behave responsibly, respectfully, and consensually to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone. Join us for a night of empowerment, expression, and exploration. Additional Information A photo of your negative covid test taken within 2 hours of the event with name and date written on it must be provided at the door Masks are optional at this event Photos are allowed if ALL people within the frame have actively consented to the photo. Be sure to negotiate if/where it can be posted Please keep socializing to the social spaces Party Rules No fire play or open flame at all Nothing illegal No substance use No waterplay or scat Don’t make anyone pass out Breath and choking play be self-releasing (if top disappears, the restriction disappears) Clean up after yourself for sex or blood play Let a DM know before very noisy play Please keep very noisy play downstairs Rope And… is hosting this event as a fundraiser for the Pan Eros Foundation. For information about this event, please contact [email protected]
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WREG 11:00 am
WREG @ Alternates between In-Person & Online via Zoom. Please RSVP on FetLife
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Witchy Rope Enthusiast Group (WREG)  is for people who are female identified, genderqueer, gender non-binary, and trans to talk about rope. Who: Open to the public, 18+ ID Required Cost: $10 suggested donation WREG is a peer learning space to empower femme and non-male identifying rope tops. Male and masc identifying people are welcome to attend as bottoms and to self-tie. Only femme and non-male identifying people are allowed to tie and to teach. Please respect the mission of the space.   WREG is intended as a space for peer learning. This will be held in a discussion and demo format and is NOT meant as a class.   WREG will be alternating between virtual and in-person meetings. For virtual meetings: Pan Eros provides a link to the meeting platform and will be DM it to anyone who RSVP’ed on FetLife before the event. In the interest of everyone’s privacy, we won’t require anyone to turn on their cameras, but please let us know your (scene) name. Everyone’s on their honor not to take screenshots or record the meeting. Please respect your fellow attendees. We’re asking for donations to continue to support Gallery Erato/ Pan Eros while we’re virtual. If you’re able, please consider donating through their giving page HERE. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but your funds help keep our kinky spaces running until everything is back to normal. For in-person meetings: WREG meets at Gallery Erato, located at 309 1st Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104. Please email or DM for current COVID protocols. Questions? Comments? DM on Fetlife or post to the event thread HERE. Or email [email protected]. For more information and to RSVP, please see WREG’s FetLife group page: https://fetlife.com/groups/42882?page=2&sp=1
Bondage for Pain 1:00 pm
Bondage for Pain @ Gallery Erato
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bondage for Pain @ Gallery Erato
Bondage doesn’t have to be comfortable! This class will teach you versatile and safer techniques for hurting your partner with rope and using bondage to enhance any kind of pain play. Painful bondage should reliably produce the right amount of sensation without causing damage, so we’ve chosen techniques that work with almost any body type and can be adjusted to whatever intensity level you’re looking for. Whether you’re a serious sadomasochist or just want to add some discomfort to your play, you’ll find techniques that work well for your play style. To help you stay safe, we’ll talk about the anatomy of pain play and how to tell the difference between safe pain and dangerous pain. We’ll also cover some great techniques for processing pain and moving in rope to improve your ability to handle and enjoy challenging ties. And to make sure you have fun, we’ll teach you a versatile set of skills for improving any kind of pain play. This class is only appropriate for tying pairs. We’ll provide practice rope if you don’t have your own. The extensive color handout includes all the class material as well as additional ties to practice at home. Important details: Scholarships are available for all Pan Eros Foundation workshops. If you need financial assistance, please email Leah at [email protected] This is an intermediate level class. You should be familiar with basic kink concepts and should be able to tie a single column tie. You will need to bring your own rope to this class. We recommend at least two 10-15′ lengths and at least one 20-30′ length. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, bodies, body types, ability levels welcome and celebrated. No late entry will be allowed due to the nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ Water available. Please bring your own bottle or cup. Attendance is limited to 12 tying pairs. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] COVID Protocols: All attendees must provide proof of current Covid vaccination. All attendees must wear face masks at all times except when drinking. We will do our best to accommodate medical exemptions Covid-related accommodations. Please contact us at [email protected] before your class to speak to Full Circle Kink’s staff physician.   Purchase tickets here!   About the Educators: Full Circle Kink is a Seattle-based kink education group known for high-quality classes on a wide range of topics. Our classes span the spectrum from beginner topics to deep dives on highly technical subjects. Regardless of the topic, our expert instructors combine deep subject matter expertise with a relentless focus on teaching practical, real-world skills.
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[Associated Event] The Art of Love Viewing Party 12:00 pm
[Associated Event] The Art of Love Viewing Party @ Figure Ground Art Gallery
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
[Associated Event] The Art of Love Viewing Party @ Figure Ground Art Gallery
The owners of Figure Ground Art Gallery would like to extend a special invite to drop by the Figure Ground Art Gallery on Sunday the 11th, from 12 – 2:00pm to view their show of epic, figurative work “The Art of Love.” Works in the show span romantic to erotic, classy to campy. From the fun romance novel cover illustrations by Max Ginsburg, to the deeply passionate non-hetero love scenes by Michael Newberry, we have it all. You can find us at 122 S. Jackson Street in Pioneer Square. Look for our sign and use the callbox to be let in (press “A” until you see the gallery and press the Call button). For a preview of the works in the show, check out the website.
Men Tying Men Play Party 6:00 pm
Men Tying Men Play Party @ Gallery Erato
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Men Tying Men Play Party @ Gallery Erato
We’re having a rope bondage play party for men and for all folks with lived experience as men. We’ll have floor mats and tables available as well as hardpoints for rope bondage suspension.  Sex is okay and even encouraged. In fact, all kinds of play are good – but the focus of this party is rope bondage. We strongly suggest you bring your own rope. This event is open to men and to all folks with lived experience as men. Tickets available here! Please note: Masks and vaccination for COVID-19 is strongly encouraged. This party is hosted by VisibleRestraint.com (nsfw) and is a fundraiser for the Pan Eros Foundation.
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Winter Rope Jam 6:00 pm
Winter Rope Jam @ Gallery Erato
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us during the winter months (Nov-March) for a monthly rope jam in downtown Seattle. Come socialize, make new friends, generate serotonin in the grey winter, and tie! We welcome anyone interested in rope, both new and experienced. Foam puzzle piece squares, water, and music will be provided. Masks are REQUIRED to help protect against flu season and COVID-19. Extra masks will be provided as needed. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend.
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SEAF Volunteer Q&A and Orientation 5:30 pm
SEAF Volunteer Q&A and Orientation @ Gallery Erato
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
SEAF Volunteer Q&A and Orientation @ Gallery Erato
Welcome to the SEAF2024 season! SEAF needs volunteers to get this event off the ground and into the stratosphere! Join other lovers-of-SEAF (and those who are just curious) for info and meeting like-minded folx as we organize and explore how everyone can help with #makingSEAFgo. There will be general information and we will let you know which volunteer roles have special trainings and when those will be. We will have a number of meetings so you can join us as your schedule permits. (Full list of dates below.) SEAF is a volunteer-powered event, and we welcome, need, and celebrate all sorts of help and companionship. Our Festival Leads will be on hand to help you find the best spot as you join our merry band of sensualists who are out to change the world. Can’t attend, not an issue; volunteering signups and FAQs can be handled via the volunteer info page (https://www.seattleerotic.org/partners/get-involved/volunteer/), email ([email protected]) or phone, (206) 229-2185. All Volunteer Orientations and Q&A Sessions: 7pm, Monday, Jan 29 – via zoom 5:30pm, Thursday, Feb 15 – Gallery Erato 6pm, Monday, March 4 – via zoom 1pm, Sunday, March 17 – Gallery Erato 10am, Saturday, April 6 – Gallery Erato (with specialized trainings) 6pm, Monday, April 15 – via zoom Register for the online zoom meetings here!
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CBT: Squeezing, Smacking, and Stretching 1:00 pm
CBT: Squeezing, Smacking, and Stretching @ Gallery Erato
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CBT: Squeezing, Smacking, and Stretching @ Gallery Erato
This rope workshop will be a hands-on class with active participation and rope tying. We will briefly analyze the various aspects of CBT such as male anatomy, health risks, and safety precautions to keep in mind. We will then discuss various techniques for squeezing, smacking, and stretching the cock and balls. We will then conclude with 3 different CBT ties and practical hands-on practice with step-by-step follow-along instructions. Materials: Thinner 1/4in rope is often preferred for CBT ties such as nylon, cotton, hemp or paracord rope. If you would like to participate in the hand-on tying, you will need to bring at least 15ft of one of these types of rope. Disclaimer: There will be full male nudity with a live demonstration of CBT techniques. Participants will also be allowed to get naked to participate in the hands-on practice but it is not required. Individuals are allowed to simply observe. It is not required to come with a partner but it is highly encouraged. The three tying techniques may be done with self tying. Purchase tickets here! Other Important Information: Pay-what-you-can scholarships are available for all Pan Eros Foundation workshops. If you need financial assistance, please email Leah at [email protected] No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle Open to all 18+ All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, bodies, body types, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, abilities welcome and celebrated. Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educator: Shibari Shawn is a local gay rope bondage educator and kinbaku artist. He is a member of the education committee for the Seattle Leather Service Corps and founder of RopeLab Seattle, a monthly men’s group on Capitol Hill. He has participated in international shibari conferences, including Rope Craft in Chicago (2018), GRUE in Wisconsin (2019),Tethered to Wifi (2020), and participated in the 2020 Meet the Master online series with Hajime Kinoko. Shawn has taught rope workshops at CLAW: LA leather Getaway (2021 and 2022), Inferno 52 with the Chicago Hellfire Club, and performed with Suspended Animation at Burning Man 2023.  Over the past 3 years he has organized shibari intensives in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Hypnokink Enthusiast’s Trance Night 6:30 pm
Hypnokink Enthusiast’s Trance Night @ Gallery Erato
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 18 @ 12:00 am
Hypnokink Enthusiast’s Trance Night @ Gallery Erato
The Hypnokink Enthusiasts Group has decided to have a hypnosis-themed play party. There will be demos, trance tastings, and group trance play – but we will also have spaces for couples’ quiet trance play, hypnosis-themed BDSM play and for trancey, sexy times (if you’re planning to have sex, please bring your own sheets). There will also be a small social area. Trance play will be allowed everywhere. For those who can be there when our party starts, we’re going to start with an introduction circle where we introduce ourselves, give a quick user’s guide to the party and do a chill group trance induction. Rules for the party will be at the door.  You’ll be asked to review and sign them before entering. Purchase tickets here! Ticket Price:  $30 per person/$50 for couples – $10 Discount code available for members of the HEG Discord Channel. This party is hosted by VisibleRestraint and is a fundraising opportunity: 100% of ticket sales benefit the Pan Eros Foundation.
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A Black Tie Affair 8:00 pm
A Black Tie Affair @ Gallery Erato
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
A Black Tie Affair @ Gallery Erato
You are cordially invited to an exclusive soirée benefiting the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. We are pleased to host you at Gallery Erato, Seattle’s year-round home of erotic art. Join us for an evening of performances, exquisite food, a unique way to participate in the art and support the festival, and a sneak peek at the 2024 selected art. Sneak Preview One of the most exciting parts of this evening, is the preview of what SEAF2024 will offer. A slideshow of accepted and invited visual artists will be playing throughout the evening. Jurors and curators will be on hand to share stories about why particular pieces of art were chosen. The Festival Director and Exhibition Curator will reveal exciting details of festival plans. Art Activists have the first opportunity to purchase visual art at this Black Tie Affair.  What better way to avoid the disappointment of seeing a red dot on the piece of art you fall in love with? Art Docents will be on hand to answer questions about art and process sales. All art that is purchased at the Black Tie Affair will be available for pick up at the end of the Festival on Sunday, April 28th. Art Activists who cannot join us at the Affair will be provided an online gallery to preview the art. Entertainment for the Evening Performances are sure to astound and amaze, leaving you breathless for what is to come at the Festival. More information will be available on our website soon! Nibbles and Desserts: This year’s amuse bouche is sure to delight. These delicious treats are perfect for your after-dinner nibbling pleasure. Complimentary non-alcoholic libations will be on hand to help wash down the tasty treats, along with a no-host bar that accepts cash and cards. More ways to support the Festival Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win three baskets filled with sexy goodies from our sponsors, supporters, and donors. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $5 each, $40 for a bust or inseam measurement. You will then take your tickets and choose which basket you want to enter the drawing to win. This year’s raffle baskets will feature items from our wonderful donors. Dress to Impress! Our idea of “black tie” is more risqué than the average cocktail party, so feel free to wear those outfits you don’t normally get to pull out of your closet! For of those of your who enjoy costuming more than formal- or fetish-wear, we invite you to join us by dressing in the theme of depth. Creative interpretation is encouraged. When in doubt, wear what makes you feel fancy or sexy. Details All new information will be added to A Black Tie Affair webpage, located here. Become an Art Activist Society Member Here. Your ticket purchase may be applied toward a Art Activist Society membership if you become an Activist before April 15th, 2024. Join the Art Activist Society and attend this celebration for free. Join the Society or renew your membership during the party and your entrance fee will be applied towards your membership. (Note that there is no obligation to join.) COVID-19 Safety: Attendance is limited to accommodate reduced capacity.  Vaccination is encouraged but not required. Masks are encouraged unless you are eating or drinking, but are not required. Ventilation fans will be running the whole evening. Hand sanitizer will be available. All proceeds benefit the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. The Festival is produced by the Pan Eros Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations and a portion of Art Activist Society membership dues are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
A Black Tie Affair 8:00 pm
A Black Tie Affair @ Gallery Erato
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
You are cordially invited to an exclusive soirée benefiting the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. We are pleased to host you at Gallery Erato, Seattle’s year-round home of erotic art. Join us for an evening of performances, exquisite food, a unique way to participate in the art and support the festival, and a sneak peek at the 2023 selected art. Sneak Preview One of the most exciting parts of this evening, is the preview of what SEAF2023 will offer. A slideshow of accepted and invited visual artists will be playing throughout the evening. Jurors and curators will be on hand to share stories about why particular pieces of art were chosen. The Festival Director and Exhibition Curator will reveal exciting details of festival plans. Art Activists have the first opportunity to purchase visual art at this Black Tie Affair.  What better way to avoid the disappointment of seeing a red dot on the piece of art you fall in love with? Art Docents will be on hand to answer questions about art and process sales. All art that is purchased at the Black Tie Affair will be available for pick up at the end of the Festival on Sunday, April 23rd. Art Activists who cannot join us at the Affair will be provided an online gallery to preview the art. Entertainment for the Evening Performances are sure to astound and amaze, leaving you breathless for what is to come at the Festival. More information will be available on our website soon! Nibbles and Desserts: This year’s amuse bouche is sure to delight. These delicious treats are perfect for your after-dinner nibbling pleasure. Complimentary non-alcoholic libations will be on hand to help wash down the tasty treats, along with a no-host bar that accepts cash and cards. More ways to support the Festival Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win three baskets filled with sexy goodies from our sponsors, supporters, and donors. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $5 each, $40 for a bust or inseam measurement. You will then take your tickets and choose which basket you want to enter the drawing to win. This year’s raffle baskets will feature items from our wonderful donors. Dress to Impress! Our idea of “black tie” is more risqué than the average cocktail party, so feel free to wear those outfits you don’t normally get to pull out of your closet! For of those of your who enjoy costuming more than formal- or fetish-wear, we invite you to join us by dressing in the theme of depth. Creative interpretation is encouraged. When in doubt, wear what makes you feel fancy or sexy. Details All new information will be added to A Black Tie Affair webpage, located here. Become an Art Activist Society Member Here. Your ticket purchase may be applied toward a Art Activist Society membership if you become an Activist before April 15th, 2024. Join the Art Activist Society and attend this celebration for free. Join the Society or renew your membership during the party and your entrance fee will be applied towards your membership. (Note that there is no obligation to join.) COVID-19 Safety: Attendance is limited to accommodate reduced capacity.  Vaccination is encouraged but not required. Masks are encouraged unless you are eating or drinking, but are not required. Ventilation fans will be running the whole evening. Hand sanitizer will be available. All proceeds benefit the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. The Festival is produced by the Pan Eros Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations and a portion of Art Activist Society membership dues are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group 5:00 pm
Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group @ Gallery Erato
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly Open-Shoot Meetup 4th Sunday of every month Overview Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group exists to facilitate networking and the creation of art in the PNW photography and modeling communities while providing a safer, semi-public space to have first or repeated interactions with co-creators. Beginning January 23rd, 2022 the group organizer, Thrice, will be running a monthly meetup where we discuss and shoot nude, erotic, and boudoir photos, share knowledge and inspiration, and network with others in our creative communities. What to Expect After an initial hour of mingling and conspiring, all the fun and excitement of creation starts when we close the doors at 6pm. Come introduce yourself, mingle and meet, then we will collect the event fee and shooting can begin. At this point, no more attendees will be admitted so no new faces surprise you while you’re shooting. Some gear will be available to rent or borrow, we will go through the available supplies at the start of the event. Open Shoot Format Throughout the event, photographers, assistants, and models will use the large, versatile shooting space to collaborate, have fun, and make art. Come with an idea in mind and a photographer in tow or meet someone here and come up with a spontaneous shoot inspired by the surroundings and your model’s style. Bring all your own gear, ready to shoot, and explore the space to find the perfect spot. Take advantage of any down time to connect with your fellow creatives, find inspiration, share your knowledge and experience. Consent + Consideration Make sure that you have the consent of all bodies in your frame before you shoot. Watch your backgrounds and try not to walk through active shooting space you’re not participating in as a courtesy to all. Lingerie, suggested nudity, and nonsexual nudity are welcome throughout the space. We ask that explicit or overtly sexual acts (use your judgement, ask if you’re not sure) be shot downstairs. We will continually evaluate the ways we use the space and adjust for the comfort and needs of our community to best facilitate free creation. No one is required to shoot with anyone else or to shoot any content they do not wish to participate in. Pressure is unacceptable, both photographers and models are expected to take “No” as a complete sentence any time it is given. Our Hosts + Facility Gallery Erato and the Pan Eros Foundation are pleased to offer those who create art that explores themes of sexuality, gender, relationships, identity, orientation, and love a place to showcase and create their work. This 6000+ square foot space in Pioneer Square spans 2 floors. The ground floor Gallery is fully accessible. There is a 3″ lip at the front entry and a ramp is available upon request. The lower level Studio is currently only accessible by stairs. We encourage the use of public transit or rideshare. Forr more information about the space, go to: https://www.pan-eros.org/galleryerato/ COVID Precautions As per King County guidelines, all attendees must present a valid vaccination record or negative test results within 72 hours of the event start time. Wash your hands frequently, keep your distance whenever possible, wear masks if you’re not modeling, and consider your COVID precautions when sharing gear. Sanitizer will be available throughout the event for hands and equipment.  
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