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Erotic Artbeat Northwest October Art Shows

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 there when the information is available. 

Gallery Privata

Gallery Privata is well known for all things stylish and posh, but their Art Gallery is one of the featured aspects of the establishment. On Thursday, October 3rd, Gallery Privata will be celebrating an opening of the artistry of two unique but distinctly different artists.

Michael Love

Michael never actually intended to be a photographer. Despite years of Art studies through high school, he never found a medium that truly resonated with him. Then one day, just playing around taking photos of his wife and sharing them, he discovered a form of art that resonated with him… that gave him the creative outlet, while also satisfying a more primal urge. 

Then one day, Michael got his first DSLR… and that was where the real learning curve started. Determined to learn his craft, he enrolled in studies, and joined photography clubs to help hone his knowledge of photography, and how to utilize light, and time to capture and create the image he wanted, only then to use Photoshop to enhance the image to further communicate the effect he wanted to create. 

After a few years of playing model/photographer with his wife, he moved on to begin photographing others, eventually even hanging out his shingle as a photographer for hire. Michael works in all forms of photography, from family portraits to professional head shots, senior portraits to wedding photography. His true passion, and focus of his work though, is a more seductive glamour-type boudoir. He loves to capture ordinary people, and depict them in ways that are magazine worthy…

Lead Me to Many Temptations

Michael, who is the editor-in-chief and publisher of PDXScene Magazine, works with his Tribe of lovers and friends to create this very publication. Shooting under the name of Lovelines, Michael is the primary photographer for the magazine, and is the photographer who has photographed almost all Temptation of the Month photos. The magazine has become a bit of a passion project for him, and he enjoys the outlet for his work, and the purpose for staying in his creative juices.  He loves combining his love for Ethical Non-monogamy with his love of photography and his passion for capturing people in their most beautiful and seductive moments. The images Michael will be showing are just a few of his favorites from the last two years.


Baylee will also be showing a collection of black and white photographs of women in various provocative poses. Natural light is used to provide a delicate sensuality and enhance the mystique of the model.

Club Privata will be hosting a Public art opening of these artists’ fine work, with no door fee and no membership requirement, from 6-8pm on Thursday October 3rd. Come view the art, talk with the artists, and sample some of the tasty beverages from local breweries, wineries and distillers. 

Club Privata 
824 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR
Thurs – 8pm-2am
Fri and Sat – 9pm-4am

Sanctuary Club

The Sanctuary Club is 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.

Richard Wade

Richard Wade started painting in 2015. He grew up watching television painters like Bob Ross and Bill Alexander on PBS.  He had never tried painting before, but watched the shows because he found them relaxing and entertaining. The first time he tried, it was a disaster because there are some things that you can’t learn by watching, but he learned from his mistakes and has continued to improve with each new painting. Richard moved to Oregon from Georgia at the end of 2012 and found the environment and laid back attitudes of the people refreshing. His painting takes inspirations from the beautiful nature scenes all around us. During the summer of 2016, Richard connected with the people at CCTV, the public access station in Salem, Oregon, and began filming a painting show to try to teach others to paint so they could experience the satisfaction of creating the scenes they imagine when they close their eyes. The show was called The Salem Painter and is available for streaming on Youtube. The show quickly gained a large following and continued for three seasons. Richard has been busy with other projects, but has plans to continue filming the show sometime in the near future. In 2017, he came up with the idea for his current series of paintings, which he calls Tittyscapes. Since beginning this series, he has been invited to several large events and met so many amazing people along the way. He is working on a book full of the paintings and plans to donate part of the proceeds to charities that help breast cancer patients/victims and their families.


For the gallery showing at Sanctuary PDX, Richard Wade will be bringing several examples of his art work including both Tittyscapes and regular landscapes. All of the paintings on display are oil paints on canvas with a few mixed media works that have an acrylic undercoating. The opening night of the art display will be on October 3rd at Sanctuary PDX. An event page will be posted on the Sanctuary PDX website and will also be available on Facebook on the Tittyscapes project page ( There will be several of the regular landscapes available for purchase; however all of the Tittyscapes painting on display belong to the models who posed for the painting. There will, however, be prints available of several of the Tittyscape paintings. Richard was contacted about doing an art display at Sanctuary PDX after an event in Hillsboro called Turbulence: A Dance Party at a Plane in the Woods. Several of the attendees mentioned to Richard that they felt like Sanctuary PDX would be a good place to display his art and told him that they always go out of their way to promote the featured artists. When he was contacted about doing the art show, he was honored to be a part of it. He says that the response from everyone has been overwhelming and way more than he expected at the outset of the Tittyscapes project. Richard states that often people thank him for creating a safe and body-positive space. He feels that this is one of the greatest compliments that he has received and hopes that is a feeling he continues to convey throughout the project.

One of the questions that Richard is often asked is how he came up with the idea for Tittyscapes. He was doing live painting at a bar in Salem called The Triangle at Legacy Club Nights, with DJ Gitdown (Justin Down). Justin is a DJ who plays an exciting mix of music, both new and old, with many different genres. He does weekly shows on Wednesdays at the Triangle. One night, Richard was painting landscapes and went outside for a break. Justin was also outside the bar because another performer was on the DJ decks. Richard told Justin that he was bored with the regular landscapes he had been painting and asked him what he should paint next. Justin replied that he should just paint what he likes. Richard jokingly replied, “What…Titties?”

That was when he knew exactly what he had to do. Richard went inside and started on what would be the first of over sixty Tittyscapes. That number continues to grow and will soon be enough to publish the book of artwork he has been working on. 

First Thursday Opening is on 
Thursday October 3rd at 7pm;
No membership or door fee required before 9pm

The Sanctuary Club
33 NW 9th Ave Portland, OR 97209
Above Splash Bar  enter on 9th

Cabaret des Arts: A Fusion of Visual Arts & Burlesque

Awaken your senses as the visual and performing arts collide at Lacy Productions’ Cabaret des Arts: A Fusion of Visual Arts & Burlesque on Friday, October 4th at the West End Ballroom/Theater in Portland! Cabaret des Arts raises up sex/body positivity, feminism, and inclusivity through the visual arts and burlesque. When these two genres come together, audiences will experience an empowering, entertaining, and exclusive evening full of artistic sensuality.

Guests will begin their evening by perusing the Artist Exhibition, showcasing Pacific Northwest local artists working in a variety of mediums, while sipping cocktails and sampling food available to purchase in the speakeasy-style soirée downstairs provided by the West End Ballroom.

Afterwards, attendees will head upstairs into The West End Ballroom Theater for the Cabaret des Arts live performance and experience burlesque inspired by both classic and contemporary works of art.

“I believe there is power when you bring differing art genres together,” said producer and creator, Lacy Knickers. “I have a love for the visual arts and art history, just like I do with the literary arts, and I wanted to bring it together with burlesque.”

Featured Artists
Sophia Shalmiyev
Amy Pedersen
Katie Guinn
Rebecca Rodela (Arte y Alma)
Simran Narmis (Slow Paparazzi Camera)
Elena Fowler
Kizzy Anel Art
Mika Martinez (M. Martinez Photo)
A.J. Newell
Noelle Sundberg
Jeremy Gardels (Aesthetic Shadows Photography)

Burlesque Artists
Egypt Blaque Knyle (from Los Angeles)
Mia Maravilla (from Seattle)
Sandria Dore
Zora Von Pavonine
Mamie Demure
Miss Doe Chanterelle
Luz de la Concha

West End Ballroom
1220 SW Taylor St
Portland, OR 97205

Friday, October 4, 2019 — Doors open at 6pm, Burlesque at 7pm
Advance Tickets available at:  

About Lacy Productions

Lacy Productions brings together high low brow, sauciness and sophistication, and intelligence and sexiness one show at a time. Founded in Portland, Oregon, Lacy Productions produces sex-positive, body-positive, feminist, and inclusive shows such as Booklover’s Burlesque, MasterTease Theatre, Burly Night Live!: A Burlesque Tribute to Saturday Night Live, Tease As Old As Time: A Burlesque Tale Inspired by Beauty & the Beast, The Burlesque Over Broadway Spectacular, Glitter Fever: A Burlesque Tribute to Disco, Phantom Burlesque: A Tribute to Phantom of the Opera, Storylesque: A Storytelling and Burlesque Medley, and many more.

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