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.
First Thursday Discussions 7:00 pm
First Thursday Discussions @ Gallery Erato
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Pan Eros Foundation is pleased to create space for people to meet, talk, and share conversation and ideas. Each month, Pan Eros will host a discussion at Gallery Erato with a different topic to encourage the sharing of ideas and to create and expand communities. Pan Eros means “all love” and we support participants in cultivating and celebrating their sexuality. To support this mission, our monthly discussion topics will range among the educational and artistic realms. Our goal in hosting these meetings is to grow a community that has rich conversations about sexuality. By fostering open discussions, we hope to end the stigma around sex and sexuality so that people may live more authentically and happily. Each month’s topic and host will be announced as they are confirmed. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, and religions are welcome and celebrated. Kindness and a willingness to respect another point of view are expected.
Men Tying Men – Discussion & Practice 7:00 pm
Men Tying Men – Discussion & Practice @ Gallery Erato
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Our fabulous rope practice and discussion group for men and folks who have lived experience as men returns to Gallery Erato in Seattle. Facilitated in the loosest way possible by @knotkin and @visiblerestraint. Neither a workshop nor a play party, but learning does happen, play does happen – and nudity is perfectly fine. Bring rope and your enthusiasm. Money donations are requested and go to https://www.pan-eros.org/ – the educational and cultural non-profit that produces events such as Seattle Erotic Art Festival. This is a quarterly event. It happens the third Wednesday of the second month of every quarter. Proof of vaccination required for attendance. (A photo of your vaccination card is acceptable.) No registration is needed for this event but no late entries are allowed. Doors will be locked at 7:30pm. This event is for men and those who have lived experience as men. All races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, abilities, and religions are welcome and celebrated. 18+ with ID and vax cards (legible photos of vax cards accepted) Attendance is limited to 60 people.
[Consent Academy] Consent & Leadership: Consent Incident Management 10:00 am
Hypnokink Enthusiast Group 1:00 pm
Hypnokink Enthusiast Group @ Gallery Erato
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Have you thought about including hypnosis in your kink or sex life? Infinitely adaptable, you can use hypnosis to enhance arousal, do bondage without restraints, build fear play and mindf*ck scenes, strengthen D/s training, increase relaxation for sensual scenes, and much more! Doors open for the Hypnokink Enthusiasts’ Group at 1pm, and we start our programming at 1:15pm with introductions, icebreaker activities, and demos. For details on the theme of one of our meetings, you can visit the Seattle Hypnokink Enthusiasts FetLife group at https://fetlife.com/groups/53446 or email [email protected]
Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group 5:00 pm
Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group @ Gallery Erato
May 22 @ 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.
SOLD OUT! Sensual Rope Bondage: It’s not what you tie but how you tie it 2:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Sensual Rope Bondage: It’s not what you tie but how you tie it @ Gallery Erato
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This rope bondage workshop will be a hands-on class with active participation. The workshop is fully inclusive and open for individuals of all genders and skill levels. We will briefly analyze the methodology of sensual rope bondage highlighting rope bondage as a erotic process rather than a simple means to an end. To begin, we will summarize 4 elements of sensual rope bondage: Set up, Intent, Connection, Unravel. Following, we will focus on 4 rope handling skills/techniques for increasing tension, flow, and intimate connection with your partner/s. At the end we will have the skills to tie both a fisherman’s harness and a spiral futomomo. Prerequisites: None. This class is designed for all levels including new beginners. The ability to tie a “single column tie” is not required but will help you. Participants are encouraged to bring their own rope if they have some, however, loaner rope will be provided. 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 40 people. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Scholarships available. Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Educator: Shibari Shawn is a local gay shibari artist and rope bondage educator. He started working with rope bondage in 2016. He has taken rope workshops with Iowa Friction in Cedar Rapids, IA, Studio Friction in Denver, CO, VoxBody in Oakland, CA, and RopeBurn in San Francisco, CA. Shawn has participated in international shibari conferences including RopeCraft in Chicago, G.R.U.E in Wisconsin, Tethered to Wifi out of Rhode Island, and Meet The Master series with Hajime Kinoko by Avalon in Australia. In 2019, Shawn started teaching classes by organizing the Homer Shibari Dojo in Homer, Alaska. In November 2021, Shawn presented 2 rope bondage workshops at the CLAW21 conference in Los Angeles and participated in the Bound and Beautiful art installation. In Seattle, he organized a 6 class series with the Seattle Leather Service Corps and a 3 class series with the Seattle Men in Leather. You can follow his work under the handle Bound To Be Knotty on social media. This event is presented by the Pan Eros Foundation. Please go to Pan-Eros.org for more information.