The Art of Jacks
30 Years—See the Thing Itself
Exhibit runs one week only - March 24-31, 2013
at The Center for Sex and Culture
Opening reception with artists in attendance
Sun., March 24 - 31, 2013 • 2:00 – 6:00 pm
WHO: The SF Jacks, founded in 1983, is a Men’s Social Masturbation group—a fellowship of men who like to jack-off in the company of like-minded men. Staffed by volunteers, the Jacks is neither a business nor a religion.
WHAT: The Art of Jacks 30 Years—See the Thing Itself
To honor SF Jacks’ 30th Anniversary, this exhibit of art created by and for the Jacks will consist of acrylic paintings, sculpture, constructions/installations, photography, and graphics of all sorts. Bay Area artists represented include Lou Rudolph, Keith Hennessy, Seth Eisen, Jack Davis, Dan Becker, Lord Huckleberry, Dogtor Woof!, Jim James, Michael Johnstone, and Drs. Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence.
WHY: The Jacks’ 30th Anniversary is Monday, March 25, 2013.
WHEN: Sunday, March 24 - Sunday, March 31, 2013
Opening reception with artists in attendance,
Sunday, March 24, 2 PM to 7PM.
Exhibit Hours—Tues. March 26 thru Sun. March 31, 1:00 - 7:00 pm
except Saturday, March 30, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street (at Grace Alley btwn 9th and 10th streets); SF 94103
Editors and columnists—
This is a not-to-be repeated opportunity for a unique human interest story, appealing not only to the gay community, but to alternative persons of all persuasions, and the broader community of readers interested in the life style, novel activity, and broad range of creativity of some San Franciscans who fly just under the radar.
The Art of Jacks
Nude Aid, an erotic art-making and take-away event to benefit the Center for Sex & Culture
Saturday, February 2, 2013, from 3-8pm
Center for Sex & Culture: 1349 Mission Street in San Francisco
How much: $30 — admission entitles guests to take one piece of art. Silent Art Auction items are not eligible for the ticket exchange and can be purchased separately.
More info: 18 and OVER only, please. Relatively easy parking in the neighborhood; several MUNI lines stop in the vicinity, and CSC is three blocks from Civic Center BART.
Artists make art (from live models) before your eyes; take a piece of art home (included in price of admission)! Additional tickets to trade for additional pieces of art can be purchased. Refreshments available.
On Saturday, February 2, from 3-8pm, CSC is delighted to present its annual benefit, NUDE AID.
Here’s how the Nude Aid erotic art-making and takeaway event works: Admission to Nude Aid is $30. This entitles each guest to experience a spectacular erotic tableau vivant as artists make art, live, with live nude, nearly-nude and fetish-clad models to inspire them. Each guest can choose a piece of art to take home, and may purchase additional tickets (also $30) to trade for additional paintings, drawings, photos, sculptures, collages, or body prints. Handle Valentine’s Day shopping needs by purchasing more art and desirables from Nude Aid’s silent auction! Enjoy beverages and “whores d’oeuvres” too.
Nude Aid is continually the Center for Sex & Culture’s single most successful benefit. Donors, models, artists and special guests from past Nude Aid events have included Leonard Nimoy, Annie Sprinkle, Candye Kane, Charles Gatewood, Nina Hartley, Eric Kroll, Sharon Mitchell, Candida Royalle, Winston Smith, Jonathan Solo, Scarlot Harlot, Ruby Pearl, Madison Young, Gloria Leonard, David Steinberg and many more. Nude Aid’s 2013 full lineup will be announced soon.
Nude Aid was developed by Annie Sprinkle. The Center for Sex & Culture is grateful for her permission to use her concept and the title for its benefit. Nude Aid welcomes artists, donors of auction items, models, or other volunteers wishing to become involved to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, artists and local businesses have donated items for a silent auction.
CSC can accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover for silent art auction purchases, door admission, and donations.
CSC is a 501(c)(3) educational organization; for more detail, to sign up for twice-monthly mailings, donate, or peruse the events calendar, seewww.sexandculture.org.
We did it! Funding is complete for the Center for Sex and Culture’s Grace Alley Mural project on Offbeatr with $2,035 raised by December 22, 11:30 pm. Thanks for all of your support!
Further information here:
The Center for Sex & Culture is in the process of conceptualizing and creating a public art project, the Grace Alley Mural Project, to be featured on the exterior of the Center for Sex & Culture building on the wall at Grace Alley. We have a team of our very own notorious (and not-so-notorious) muralists prepared to collaborate on this Mural, a highlight of San Francisco’s sexual history and culture. Our group of talented artists includes Eddie Colla, Finley Coyl, Amandalynn, and Éclair Acuda Bandersnatch. Their work on Grace Alley will pay homage to our city’s past sexual renegades, founders, activists and healers.
The Mural will be situated amidst nightlife, non-profits, neighborhood residential and mixed commerce — but it’s also a location in need of beautification to our Public Spaces. It will emphasize the good work of non-profit organizations centered around sex, enhance the good work we are doing here and let the surrounding community know we are an organization that plans to stay and grow in this neighborhood. The Mural will be a celebration of sex-positivity, knowledge and the work San Francisco has pioneered and achieved on behalf of sexual health, education and openness.
This Mural is a true labor of love — for sex, the community and the sex community, but we ask for your financial support to make this loving project really happen. Specifically, your monetary donations would help toward the rental of electric scissor lifts (to be used to physically elevate the artists as they work on the wall), artists’ commissions and project supplies. Any contributions you may be able to provide toward that estimation will be deeply cherished!
From the Collection of Larry Townsend
Photos by Marilyn Roxie
February 3rd, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
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Photos by Marilyn Roxie
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