SEAF2018 Call For Art open December 1 – January 15

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival Announces Open Call for Entries for its 16th Annual Event!

Seattle Erotic Art Festival seeks artists of all mediums who create works that explore sexuality, gender, identity, and social mores for its annual show April 27-29, 2018. Over three days, Seattle Erotic Art Festival will showcase the finest, thought-provoking, contemporary erotic art from around the world.

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival (SEAF) announces its open call for its 16th annual event to be held April 27-29, 2018 in Seattle Center. SEAF is an internationally-recognized celebration of erotic art and performance unlike any other festival or gallery you’ve ever experienced. The three-day event touts some of the finest erotic art in the world. Event planning is underway for the 16th anniversary festivities that will transform the Seattle Center’s historic Exhibition Hall into a lively art festival. Artists, creators and experimenters are invited to propose projects large and small – visual art, exhibitions and installations, as well as burlesque performances, pantomimes, poetry readings, lectures and live music. SEAF proudly celebrates and promotes freedom of sexuality, speech and creativity through the erotic expression of fine art, in a glorious variety of forms.

“Creating erotic art is a form of activism,” says Executive Director Sophia Iannicelli. “When you create art, you are encouraging the world to accept sexuality as a vital element of the human experience. One of my goals is for everyone who attends the Festival to see some aspect of sexuality that they previously didn’t understand; to come away from the Festival with a sense of acceptance, and an understanding that joy is expressed in many different ways.”

Artists interested in submitting their work to the Festival can learn more about SEAF’s submission policies and jury processes here: Artists do not need to attend the Festival to be accepted.

Artists and creative teams are asked to submit their visual art, literary art, and merchandise for the Festival Store, and proposals of performance and/or interactive installations online starting noon, December 1, 2017.
Deadline for entries is 11PM, January 15, 2018.

About Seattle Erotic Art Festival (SEAF)
SEAF has been elevating erotic art since its first showing in 2003 as the largest program of the Foundation for sex Positive Culture. SEAF encourages the creation, enjoyment, and purchase of erotic art–sparking conversations to ignite personal and cultural evolutions.


Erotic Massage Night – Sunday, November 12th

This Sunday will be the final Erotic Massage Night of the year. The facilitators will be traveling in December and will be unable to host this sensual event next month.

Join your hosts, David and Karla, for a delightful evening of sensual touch in the lush atmosphere of Club Sapphire. Doors open at 5pm. Please arrive promptly, as doors will be closed at 5:45pm so the space can be set. Admission is only sold at the door. $20 each, cash only.

You can read more about Erotic Massage Night here.




Make Your Halloween Seductive…

Can you believe that Seduction is just a few days away? We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone at our Circus of Carnal Delights. The Seduction team has so many titillating treats in store to kick off your Halloween weekend! Check out our list of six reasons to come to our party and make your Halloween seductive. Seduction – Circus of Carnal Delights happens Friday October 27th from 8pm – 2am at WithinSodo. Tickets are still available, so make sure you get your tickets now—prices go up at the door!

1 – The Midway

Delve right into freaky fun with our Midway games, perfectly suited for a seductive Halloween! Guests can take part in experiences like ring toss, petting zoos, cornhole, a cigar lounge, the oh-so-stimulating electric chair, and more! Your admission includes 5 Midway tickets for you to go wild! If you decide you’re not quite done with the fun, purchase more tickets at the event for $1 each, or $20 for an inseam or bust measurement’s worth of tickets. Learn more about our marvelous Midway here.

2 – The Dancing

Seductive sounds from our DJs may lure you to the dancefloor…will you join us? We’ll have not one, but TWO rooms of amazing DJs guaranteed to make your booty shake and quiver with delight. House, Deep House, Industrial, Techno, and a variety of other grooves will keep the party going until 2am. Read about the 5 DJs gracing the stage at Seduction this year. You can find these aural masters in our Calliope and Big Top rooms.

3 – Erotic Art

Take a break from the dance floor by exploring our eerily erotic art. As you pass from the Midway to the Big Top, you will see visual art depicting the darker side of eroticism. This year, we’re featuring works from five artists, many of whom have graced the walls of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival! All art is available for purchase, so bring your art collecting appetite. If you’re the type who loves a good film, we encourage you to look above the bar in the Midway area. There, you’ll see five short, hauntingly erotic films by the wonderful John Santerineross. We love our artists, and we’re sure you will too. Read more about them here.

4 – Our Costume Contest

We love a good costume contest; don’t you? The Seduction costume contest always brings a lot of excitement, and we’re sure this year will be no exception! Put together your sexiest, scariest, or sexiest costume, then step right up to our stage! Individuals, couples, and groups can compete to win a number of super sexy prizes, including VIP ticket to next year’s Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Costumes are judged on creativity, level of detail, showmanship, quality of construction, and overall presentation. Think you have what it takes? Learn more, and pre-register here…we’ll be waiting!

5 – Stunning Performances

Aerial and burlesque and rope arts…OH MY! Our sexy circus is bringing a ton of acts for you to feast your eyes upon this Halloween! In the Midway, you’ll find roaming performers around every bend and turn. Be on the lookout, as they will be sure to present you with delightful visual treats. In the Calliope Room, brazen burlesque acts by some of Seattle’s steamiest performers await you. In the Big Top, performers go to the extreme with aerial acts and rope bondage. These thrilling acts are guaranteed to make your heart flutter! Read more about our amazing performers…you know you want to.

star wars halloween seduction seattle6 – Velvet VIP

Seduction offers premium ticket options for those that want to make this an extra-special Halloween. Your Velvet VIP pass gives you access to the Oddities Emporium, where you’ll find exclusive performances by our headliner, EmperROAR Fabulous, and other roaming performers. Take advantage of the dedicated bar, coat check, and restrooms so you’ll never have to wait long to join in the fun. Want even more? We’re pleased to provide VIP guests with a special candy and amuse-bouche bar, complimentary cigar, 10 midway tickets, and a gift bag of treats. Pamper yourself this Halloween…you’re totally worth it. Alternatively, consider supporting the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture/Seattle Erotic Art Festival by becoming an Art Activist. In return for your support, you’ll receive 2 VIP tickets to Seduction and the 2018 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, along with many more perks! VIP tickets and Art Activist Memberships can be purchased through our ticket link.

Whew…This list got us all excited! Seattle’s sexiest Halloween party is sure to provide you with an unforgettable night of bone-chilling antics. Get your tickets, and ENTER IF YOU DARE!!!!

Seduction is an FSPC event that directly fund-raises for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival.