DAMNED II - Call For Dark Art


damned -adj. 1. condemned to eternal punishment. 2. detestable; loathsome. 3. complete; absolute

Within the word "damned", it is easy to envision devils, Hades and hellfire. However, damnation may also reflect the eternal condemnation of self and the subtle abuse of one's mind against itself. It may reflect the emotional trappings within the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps the immeasurable tendrils that bind us to our deepest longings or deprivations.

DAMNED is an exhibition of those extraordinary artists who know that without darkness, there is no light, that beauty does reside within the repulsive and enlightenment within our darkest hours. This art may be the one true reflection of self that make us balanced within our personal damnations...or possibly it is an expressive visual therapy...or simply a sign that there is something inexplicably damaged inside without comparison.


Artists of all mediums from anywhere in the world are welcome to submit their work for DAMNED. There are no restrictions on genre or content but the more beautifully disturbing or powerfully introspective, the better.

For further information and to submit your art, please visit:


Submission deadline is September 25 2009 and there are no fees for submitting.


On October 29 2009 in Detroit, there will be a congregation of the most controversial fine art artists from across the nation and overseas to display their darkest of creations at DAMNED II. From the famous to the freshest of talent, this ominous assembly will exhibit a diversity of artistries from the deeply depraved to the intensely introspective guaranteed to intrigue, disturb, captivate or repulse. This is not Halloween-themed art but a submergence within the shadowed realms of consciousness within an intimate ambiance of haunting ethereal soundscapes, intimate gallery vignettes and cirque-inspired stage performances.

Then, on Devil's Night (October 30), we celebrate this artistic submergence with an intimate six-course dinner of aphrodisiac delights followed by a grand ball of masquerade and dance within the milieu of exotic rhythms, floor performances and art. To nightcap the ball evening, we now welcome the sensuous noir cabaret sounds of Jill Tracy (www.jilltracy.com) in a rare midnight solo performance.

Current confirmed special guests artist for 2009 include HR Giger, Chad M Ward, Christian Correra, Jose Manuel Schmill, Rich Rethorn, Paul Rumsey, John U Abrahamson, William B Hand, JL Robbins, Eli Livingston, Stephen Blickenstaff, Janina Magnussen, Peggy Wauters, Aunia Kahn, Brian Viveros and dozens of other artists from all over the world!

To see the 2008 DAMNED Exhibition, please visit:


DAMNED II - A Dark Fine Art Exhibition
and Formal Masquerade Ball wsg/Jill Tracy
October 29 & 30 2009 - Detroit, MI
Tangent Gallery / Hasting Street Ballroom

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THIS WEEKEND: DVS @ Marquis de Sade Ball

On July 17 and 18 2009, the Society of Erotic Art (formerly the
MidWest Society of Erotic Photography) will exhibit an intimate
showcase of fine fetish art as part of the festivities at the Marquis
de Sade Ball (www.marquisdesadeball.com).  Unlike previous exhibitions, this will be themed towards the more extreme realms of erotic art.

event itself is 2 nights and 3 Floors of seductive and stimulating
festivities that include cirque performances, various fetish and
corsetry fashion shows, burlesque, live music, vendors and much more. 
Detailed scheduling can be found at the official website at "www.marquisdesadeball.com".

Doors are open on Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 1pm until 2am both nights.  Advance tickets can be purchased online via TicketWeb.

The Eagle Theater is located at 15 S Saginaw, Pontiac, MI where the old Industry/Have A Nice Day Cafe used to be.



DVS @ the Motor City Comic Con this weekend!

Yep, I'm showing and selling my work at the 20th Anniversary Motor City Comic Con this weekend!  I am bring EVERYTHING I have in stock (old old stuff, rare unseen things and new new stuff) and EVERYTHING MUST GO!  Here is the link for info, if interested:


Look, I'm listed as a comic artist!  :D


04/17&18 The Seduction of Art @ CPOP (MWSEP Exhibition w/DVS)

I'll have new never-exhibited work here in a new direction/style...hope to see you there!

CPOP presents: The Seduction of Art

A limited-engagement exhibition from the MidWest Society of Erotic Photography (www.mwsep.com)

Friday • April 17 • 6pm-11pm • 7pm Opening Reception

Saturday • April 18 • 1pm-11pm • 7pm Evening Gala w/ special stringed performance by Dixon

Featuring fine art by: A Owen Layne, AJ Kahn, Allan Teger, Chris Maher, Ckreationz, Dave Levingston, DVS, Eric Cain, Frank Piccolo, Gary Mitchell, Irakly Shanidze, Jim Young, Lisolette Gilcrest, Patricia Izzo and VATO

Gourmet edibles provided by: Silvios and Centerella Inc.

CPOP is located at: 4160 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48226 • 313.833.9901


Detroit Erotic Meet & Greet, Workshops & Shoot - Dirty Show weekend!

I would like to inform and invite all models and photographers reading of/to the events I am hosting on February 6-8 2009 in Detroit.

MEET & GREET: On Friday February 6 2009, there will be a Meet & Greet for the erotic models and photographers of the Detroit Erotic Arts Collaborative shooting event happening the following two days.  The Meet & Greet will begin at 8pm in the lobby bar of the Leland Hotel in downtown Detroit, MI.  There is no cover charge, but it is $3 to park in the hotel's secure fenced parking lot if you are not renting a room. It's a great time to meet other erotic artists and models for DEAC and the Dirty Show. There will be music, drinks, snacks and good times. This will also be announced to Dirty Show feature artists as well so it will be interesting to see who shows up next! You can find further information on our event posts on Model Mayhem and MySpace.

WORKSHOPS: On Saturday February 7, there will be a variety of workshops and seminars designed to cover a diversity of topics presented in large part by the MidWest Society of Erotic Photography and select honored guests. These will range from novice introductions to shooting erotica, post production techniques, exhibiting to marketing erotica, 2257 federal regulations and more including a special guest Q&A presentation by Steve Diet Goedde. Beginning at 10am, these workshops are open to the general public on a first-come basis. See the Official Workshop Schedule for times, course descriptions, related fees and presenter biographies. (psst...I am hosting my own workshop at 1pm)

EROTIC SHOOT: On Saturday February 7 and Sunday February 8, the Detroit Erotic Arts Collaborative, a closed shooting event dedicated solely to the creation of fine art erotic photography, will begin at noon until 8pm Sat and 6pm Sun. Shooting styles include, but is not limited to, artistic nudes, fetish, lingerie and pinup. The format is of the pre-scheduled trade variety in one hour intervals predetermined by the models and photographers prior to the event. Photographers and models 18+, from novice to professional, are welcome, but due to the erotic nature of the DEAC, all participants must register to be reviewed for security within our professional and creative event. Visit our Official Website for further details, to register or view the growing Participation List.  You may also visit our forum thread on Model Mayhem.

Hope to see you there!