Playing in the bathtub



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Since I didn't post anything new lately, maybe it's time for a hot bear playing in the bathtub. Just saying....

Steve Edwards



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Steve Edwards - http://stevepedwards.blogspot.com
I am an artist printmaker with a shared studio in East London. I mainly work in linocut and etching. The majority of my work centres around masculinity and the absent father. I love the lo-fi displays of manhood found on the internet, and am drawn to the ways men choose to portray themselves in this virtual arena.






Call for art/photo submissions:FUR the love of hair



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Open call for art/photo submissions: FUR the love of hair



Following a successful third print run ofHAIR—HAIRY MEN IN GAY ART, publisherBRUNO GMÜNDER returns with FUR: THE LOVE OF HAIR in an even larger format!
Authors Ron Suresha and Scott McGillivray, both well-known and respected in the Bear community, team up to offer a guided pictorial tour of the hirsute male physique. As Ron wrote in his introduction to HAIR, “To love hair is human — to fur-give is divine.”
FUR: THE LOVE OF HAIR will further explore the manscape of the hirsute male using dozens of contemporary images. These photographs and illustrations will portray male body hair by the top names in the Bear art world, including many independent and lesser-known artists; giving them a chance to display their outstanding work.
Essays in both English and German, interspersed among the images, will examine various aspects of gay/bi/queer male fur as they are displayed on various parts, and the whole, of the body.
The book will portray a fully diverse range of male images in age, body size and shape, disability, ethnicity and race, and geography.
Fur will be a visually captivating and provocative coffee-table book that celebrates the worldwide cult of the hairy masculine man.
About the authors: Ron J. Suresha is the author of Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussionsand a three-time Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Scott McGillivray was the Editor, Designer, and Associate Publisher of Bear Magazine 1998 – 2002 and of 100% Beef Magazine 2002 – 2010.
Specifications: 256 pp., 8.25 x 11.5 inches, hardbound and softbound.
Show us your finest FUR
We want to offer as many artists as possible the opportunity to be featured in FUR: THE LOVE OF HAIR. To prepare, please review Hair: Hairy Men in Gay Art on the BG websitehttp://tinyurl.com/3v7fafu to see what sort of images we seek. To participate, select between six and ten pieces of your best work, and submit them according to the technical specifications below. Every featured artist and every piece will be credited in the book’s overview and in the artist index. Please inform us if the pieces have titles you want to list alongside the artwork.
Remuneration
Your artwork will be showcased in one of Bruno Gmünder’s most popular publications, following the successes of these art anthologies: Stripped, Stripped Uncensored, Hair, Kissed, Jewels, Porn: from Andy Warhol to XTube, and Big Love: Sexy Bears in Gay Art.
Furthermore, all artists will receive two (2) copies of the publication shipped cost-free to their home address.
Closing date for submissions:
Wednesday, December 14 2011
We require that all artists submit with their materials a completed and signed contributor agreement (Fur Our Consideration) form. One part of the form grants BG permission to print the artist’s materials in the book and for book promotion and press releases only, and the other part verifies the originality of the artwork and the age of any photographic models.
Submitting your FUR artwork
Please completely fill out and sign the Fur Our Consideration submission form and include it with your submission.
Page size: 21,5 x 28,5 cm (8.25 x 11.5 inches plus bleed)
Our deadline requires that artwork submissions be high-resolution, print-ready digital in one of the following formats: TIF, PSD, EPS, uncompressed JPG. Color format RGB preferred, no embedded color profile.
Artwork should be: 600 dpi (maximum), 300 dpi (ideal), or 220 dpi (minimum).
Artists may either upload their artwork online or mail us by post a digital copy and form.
To submit digitally
Upload your artwork online to the Bruno Gmünder FTP (File Transfer Protocol) server: 92.79.136.6. Case-sensitive: Username: FURLOVE – Password: Fur2012
At the same time, email a scanned copy (JPG, TIF, or PDF only) of your completed, signed Fur Our Consideration form to photo@brunogmuender.com
To submit postally
Mail your artwork on a CD/DVD ROM with your completed, signed Fur Our Consideration form:
USA / North America:
R.J. Suresha
137 Danbury Road, PMB 123
New Milford, CT 06776 USA
Europe / Everywhere else:
Bruno Gmünder Verlag GmbH
Attn: Photobook Dept.
Kleiststr. 23 – 26
10787 Berlin GERMANY
To submit interrogatively
We would be happy to answer any questions you may have by email:
photo@brunogmuender.com or via Facebook: brunogmuenderphotobooks.
Summary
Authors Ron J. Suresha and Scott McGillivray are preparing a men’s art anthology for Bruno Gmünder entitled FUR: the love of hair.
If you are interested in contributing to the volume, which will be published midyear 2012 and made available in Europe, North America, and worldwide, please send the authors your submission by December 14th, 2011.
Check the technical specifications for your digital files. Ideal: 8.25 x 11.5 inches at 300 dpi, RGB. Indicate the titles of any of the works submitted and if certain of the pictures are to be presented together in a special manner (e.g., three-in-a-row as a triptych). Carefully read, complete, sign, and date the Fur our Consideration form.

Thomas McMillen-Oakley



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Thomas McMillen-Oakley's art blog

I am an artist, a Professor, a Dad and Husband living in Jackson, Michigan. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio and attended the University of Toledo and the School of Design at the Toledo Museum of Art for my degree in Art Education. Upon graduating, I began teaching art at Columbia Central High School in Brooklyn, MI and in 2000; I began teaching at Jackson Community College as the Lead Faculty for the Studio Art Department. In 2004 I was named the Michigan Art Education Association’s Higher Education Art Teacher of the year.




I am a working artist and consider my primary craft the ability to teach art and make it relevant to my students. My artwork spans the dimensions from 2D to 3D with emphasis in pottery and ceramic sculpture as well as photography and manipulated digital images. My work has been shown all over the state and has been honored by the Jackson Civic Art Association and the Michigan Education Association. 

 


I am a former board member of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County and a Collaborator for the Gallery Project in Ann Arbor. I am currently represented by Arts & Ideas Gallery in Plymouth, MI as well as Windsor Cottage in Grand Rapids, MI.
You can learn more about my family, and what it’s like for two Dads to raise two kids in the birthplace of the Republican Party on my blog: http://jesushas2daddies.blogspot.com/ 
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