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Kenneth Reed – Charcoal Contours

“Do you want some oil?” she asked, disrobing. When artist Kenneth Reed said “yes”, her husband Sean* approached Sally* and began to oil down her entire naked body before announcing, “She’s all yours!”

Hold on a second. Have we stumbled into a “Dear Penthouse Forum” or could this have been the start of Kenneth Reed’s foray into ethical non-monogamy? To understand how we got here, let’s start at the beginning …

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Erotic Artbeat – Sensuous Oil Paintings by Ponciano

Sensuous Oil Paintings by Ponciano at Sanctuary Ponciano Ponciano is an internationally known modern contemporary artist based out of Portland. For more than three decades, their large-scale abstract and surrealist oil paintings have been a favorite of art collectors worldwide. Ponciano first gravitated toward the international language of art at the age of 6, exploring murals and paintings inside the ruins of “El Casino del Agua Caliente” near their grandparents’ home in Tijuana, Mexico. Ever

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Erotic Artbeat Northwest – Jason Belknap

The Sanctuary Club is a an upscale and elegant event space and nightclub. Sanctuary provides a gathering space for a large and diverse sex-positive community. Sanctuary welcomes all gender identities and relationship configurations, LGBTQ+, poly, swing, kink, POC, and all curious, like-minded, happy people. Their venue is ADA accessible. Sanctuary offers a full bar, lounge seating, dance floor, open play areas, dungeon furniture, ample sanitary supplies, and a fun, convivial atmosphere. Jason Belknap Jason Belknap

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Call for Artists!

We have an erotic art crisis going on…. all of our local art show curators are begging for artists to show in the various venues we have available to us. What is the point in creating art if you’re not giving people an opportunity to enjoy it and potentially purchase it? If we don’t keep these venues going with opportunities for rotating art… they will change over to static art and these opportunities to show your art will disappear.

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Erotic Artbeat NW – December 2019

One of the most amazing things about Portland is our love of art and all things creative. In our non-monogamous lifestyle we combine our love of art, along with our love of sex and we have several venues that host erotic art galleries. The following is a listing of those places, information about their galleries, and when and how you can view them. We will also talk a bit about the artists who are featured

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Artist Spotlight – Christopher Mooney

Christopher M. Mooney If Portland has a “poet laureate” of erotic art, it might be Christopher Mooney. Although creating such works for barely 10 years now, Christopher has made up for lost time with an impressive level of production. He estimates that to date, he has created over 30 finished erotic paintings, many of eye-popping proportions up to 4 x 5 feet. He has shown work in Seattle Erotic Arts Fest, Angst Gallery’s Celebration of

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