XOXO Erotica: The Original LGBT Expo Wrap

Du Jour Marketing was pleased to bring XOXO Erotica to NYC for the all new LGBT Expo

Curated by Fang Ling Lee, the newly expanded booth received an incredible outpouring of interest, and support, making this the best showing of XOXO Erotica to date!

The two day LGBT Expo, held at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center is the nation's largest, and longest running event dedicated to the LGBT community.  Under the direction of Life Out Loud Events, the show floor was updated to showcase an expanded entertainment stage, informative seminars, travel, and wedding pavilions, and top of the line vendors from across the country.

LGBTSunday

The Du Jour Marketing team worked closely with event organizers, and artists to ensure a variety of styles, and themes were represented at the event. This attention to detail, along with the superior quality of our submissions allowed us to bring XOXO Erotica to one of the biggest cities in the world.  

Event organizer Jay Handy commented “Our main goal from the beginning was to maintain the integrity of the 22-year-old event while enhancing and expanding the attendee experience."  As one of over 300 vendors, and companies involved with this year's show, we can say that this goal was realized, and then some! 

LGBT Expo Crowds

Our next event will be EXXXOTICA Chicago, being held June 12 - 14th, at the Rosemont Convention Center.

If you wish to have your art returned to you before this show, please contact us with your address, and payment for shipping and handling.

A collection of photos from the XOXO Erotica at The LGBT Expo are available in our dropbox, located here: 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3puafyqz4ye71xt/AACmtZltsNShrraZ8uwfKO4Na?dl=0

Thank you once again for your incredible talent, and support!  Stay tuned for more information on XOXO 2015!

XOXO Erotica - New Jersey Wrap

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet comes to a close for the year with a showing at Exxxotica Expo in New Jersey!  It's been a wild ride and a huge thank you goes out to all those involved!

Our curator Fang Ling Lee and Team DuJour took the show on the road with XOXO Erotica running a feature booth on the convention floor all weekend long.  Many of the artists had pieces in both the Vancouver and New Jersey editions, and we were lucky enough to pick up a few new artists as well.  Mixed medium artist Meghan Willis had a fantastic XOXO premiere selling both of her pieces and other works by Steve PrueAunia KahnLaurie Mcclave and Lou Pimentel were also purchased by enthusiastic collectors

The wonder team - Tita and Fang Ling Lee

The wonder team - Tita and Fang Ling Lee

Our shows in Vancouver, BC & Edison, NJ raised hundreds of dollars for local charities.  This was a huge part of the XOXO mission statement, and was very much appreciated by everyone involved - from models, and artists, to patrons and the charities themselves.  

Pieces by Meghan Willis

Pieces by Meghan Willis

Tita and Fang Ling Lee

Tita and Fang Ling Lee

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet

BBW Performer of the Year    Kelly Shibari   stopped by the XOXO booth

BBW Performer of the Year  Kelly Shibari stopped by the XOXO booth

The XOXO Booth

The XOXO Booth

XOXO at Exxxotica

XOXO at Exxxotica

Sold!

Sold!

Pieces by Steve Prue

Pieces by Steve Prue

Team DuJour meets Team   Vilonious

Team DuJour meets Team Vilonious

Curator Fang Ling Lee

Curator Fang Ling Lee

Stay tuned for news about what the future holds for XOXO and more from DuJour Marketing and Fang Ling Lee!

Fang Ling Lee: www.fanglinglee.com | Facebook@fangart

DuJour Marketing: 
Facebook | @dujourmarketing

Exxxotica Expo:
Facebook | @EXXXOTICA 
www.exxxoticaexpo.com

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet: LAURIE MCCLAVE

Featured Artist   LAURIE MCCLAVE

Featured Artist LAURIE MCCLAVE

“Laurie McClave, prolific figure and fantasy artist, features myth, legend and vision in her female representations of the elegant goddess and mystical divine. Precise and bold, her work helps us imagine moral, ethical and political import while simultaneously wowing us with sophistication and style.”

http://lauriemcclave.com | Facebook | @lauriemcclave | Instagram 



Du Jour Marketing and EXXXOTICA present XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet

October 4-6th
Edison Convention Center, Edison, NJ

Official Event Page http://nj.exxxoticaexpo.com/xoxo-art-exhibit/
EXXXOTICA Expo Tickets available here http://nj.exxxoticaexpo.com/tickets/

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet: MEGHAN WILLIS

Featured Artist   MEGHAN WILLIS

Featured Artist MEGHAN WILLIS

Female textile artist and erotica crafter a.k.a. Tsurubride
http://tsurubride.com @tsurubride

 


Du Jour Marketing and EXXXOTICA present XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet

October 4-6th  
Edison Convention Center, Edison, NJ

Official Event Page http://nj.exxxoticaexpo.com/xoxo-art-exhibit/
EXXXOTICA Expo Tickets available here http://nj.exxxoticaexpo.com/tickets/

All Things SG - XOXO Erotica: The Wrap Up

Chivalry and Philanthropy are alive and well in Vancouver! Last weekend Tita Suicide teamed up with sponsors Lords of Gastown, and HUSH Magazine to host XOXO Erotica, a multi media art show and online extravaganza, designed to celebrate art, and raise awareness about women’s support services.

“Definitely not your run of the mill art show. #XOXOErotica proves that art, love, and the internet can coexisit with the greater good” –@tenimess

The show turned out to be an an outstanding night of music, mixers, and multi media, and the audience showed its appreciation by staying late into the night, sipping on local ales, and dancing, while videos by tmronin and tsurufoto played in the background.

Models and members of the SG community, including AadieGlitchHarajuku ,MeshellPiratePeatrieRin, and Rydell Suicide were on hand to discuss the show’s powerful theme, contribute to charity, and enjoy incredible erotic art and media from across North America.

“Had SO much fun @xoxoerotica. Great to hang with my #Vancouver Suicidegirl friends.  ” – @AlexSevy84

Meanwhile an extended conversation was helped along by remote participants, who joined in online to advocate for erotic art. It was a perfect capsule in which to discuss topics ranging from the importance of nude modelling in the art world, to the NSA and freedom of expression in North America.

“Where are all my #XOXOErotica Vancouver people at? #wishiwereincanada” – @Jherm

With excitement for the next event already building, Tita and curator Fang Ling Lee are headed to New Jersey, where they will host the second round of the show during EXXXOTICA at the Edison Convention Centre, October 4-6th. This time East Coast Suicide Girls and members including FabriziaSpliffKarma, and Lux have been invited to participate, as well as members from across New England. It promises to be a great addition to the already expanded dialogue and social commentary created by the Vancouver show, and will definitely give the internet something to talk and post about!

Check out the full event photos in the official Facebook albums of Du Jour Marketing and HUSH Magazine. As always, you can keep plugged into the event by watching for the hashtag #XOXOErotica and following @cupcakedujour‪, @DuJourMarketing and @xoxoerotica online.

Kelly Shibari lends support to "Erotica With A Cause"

Kelly Shibari Returns to Edison, NJ to Meet Fans at EXXXOTICA Expo October 4 - 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EXXXOTICA BBW Performer of the Year at Fannys Trophy Creator & Progressive Artist Fang Ling Lee’s Booth All Weekend!

SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 –  EDISON, NJ 

2013 EXXXOTICA BBW Performer of the Year Kelly Shibari will be returning to Edison, NJ, to meet fans at EXXXOTICA, October 4 - 6. During the 3-day love and sex expo, Kelly will be signing autographs for the show’s thousands of attendees; fans will also able to purchase Kelly’s DVDs and take photos with her.

Kelly will be appearing at artist Fang Ling Lee’s booth; a progressive artist with a successful niche in the adult industry, Fang is a long time EXXXOTICA exhibitor, who was commissioned earlier this year to design and create the one-of-a-kind, numbered trophies for EXXXOTICA’s fan-vote based awards, The Fannys. Admirers of Fang’s work spans from private collectors to a wide range of public personalities, including notable names Jenna Haze, Sasha Grey, and the Sorrentinos of Jersey Shore fame. The Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas also includes Fang’s painting, “Pet,” in its permanent collection. 

“I’m so pleased to be appearing at Fang Ling Lee’s booth this weekend,” says Kelly. “I was one of the very lucky ones to have an original Fannys trophy on my mantle at home. It only makes sense that I am able to thank my fans in person at her booth; it was because of them that I was able to win the award. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in Edison soon!”

Fang Ling Lee’s booth will take over a significant section of the EXXXOTICA show floor at the Edison show; part of the booth will be dedicated to “Erotica with a Cause” fundraiser project XOXO, an Erotic Art Exhibition featuring over 20 international artists, of which Fang is a curator. With proceeds going to help women’s shelters and other women’s causes, XOXO’s current exhibition, “Empowerment vs Exploitation,” focuses on the “sensuality and seductiveness of the female form, and how it has helped shape and mold the Internet landscape.”

“As a plus size adult entertainer, the internet and porn have definitely been integral to my own journey towards size acceptance and self-confidence,” adds Kelly. “The concept of XOXO’s collection, and its mission to then support and donate to women’s causes, makes me doubly proud to be appearing at Fang Ling Lee’s booth.”

As part of XOXO’s fundraising efforts, EXXXOTICA attendees will be able to enter a raffle to win a Fannys trophy of their own – Fang Ling Lee will present one lucky winner a copy of the iconic trophy, a sensual work of art that perfectly encapsulates the allure of the EXXXOTICA brand.

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet: AARON TSURU

Featured Artist   AARON TSURU

Featured Artist AARON TSURU

tsurufoto. the DIY nudie & art photographer & zine creator

http://tsurufoto.com | @tsurufoto | Facebook


Du Jour Marketing and EXXXOTICA present XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet

October 4-6th
Edison Convention Center, Edison, NJ

Official Event Page http://nj.exxxoticaexpo.com/xoxo-art-exhibit/
EXXXOTICA Expo Tickets available here http://nj.exxxoticaexpo.com/tickets/

XOXO Erotica - Vancouver Wrap

Vancouver 

Vancouver 

That's a wrap!  DuJour Marketing and Lords of Gastown joined forces on September 21st to bring a night of art, love and the internet to Vancouver's Railtown district.  With the help of curator Fang Ling Lee and media sponsor Hush Magazine, the DuJour team was able to bring this erotic art exhibition and social media experience to life!

 

The focus of the night was philanthropy, with donations collected at the door going to support select women's shelters in the Downtown Eastside.  Hundreds of dollars were raised as we explored the concept of "Exploitation vs Empowerment".  Several pieces were sold throughout the night and one of the works even found a new home before the doors opened!  Featured artists - including Aaron White ,Rick LegalTerby WonderFred Fraser, and Mandy Tsung were on hand to cultivate a creative environment at XOXO Erotica with unique and varied mediums.

DuJour's Tita and Avery were heading up the social media aspect of the event and creating a buzz online and in house all night long.  An expanded conversation was made possible by many active participants from all over North America.  The success and excitement of the night was largely due to the solid support of our extended online audience, putting the Internet in "Art, Love and the Internet."

XOXO Erotica - Marina LeClair

The next stop for XOXO Art, Love and the Internet is EXXXOTICA New Jersey!  Round two will feature some of the same artists as the Vancouver edition, plus exciting new additions!  Find a complete list here:

Confirmed Artists for EXXXOTICA New Jersey.  And don't forget to follow the adventure online using the tag #XOXOErotica.

Check out our album for more photos of the event on Facebook

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet at EXXXOTICA - Confirmed Artists

DuJour Marketing and Fang Ling Lee are proud to present the confirmed artists for XOXO EXXXOTICA New Jersey. Check out their work and follow along on Social Media to be involved in exclusive deals and content on the night of the event.

#XOXOErotica

Fang Ling Lee
http://fanglinglee.com | Facebook | @FangArt

Sig Velez
Facebook

Ted Houser
http://www.tbsdesigns.com/ | @tedhouser1 | Tumblr

Aunia Kahn
http://www.auniakahn.com/ | Facebook | @auniakahn

Devin Lawson
http://spicydonut.com/ | Facebook | @spicydonut

Jessica Ward
http://jessicawardart.webs.com/ | @jessicawardart | Facebook

Ryan Myers
http://rmyersart.com/ | Facebook

Lou Pimentel
http://www.lou-pimentel.com/ | @loupimentel | Facebook

Rudy Fig
http://www.rudyfig.com/ | Facebook | @RudyFig

Jel Ena 
http://www.jel-ena.com/ | @jelartist | Facebook

Steve Prue 
http://www.teamrockstarimages.com/ | @tmronin | Facbook

Aaron Tsuru
http://tsurufoto.com | @tsurufoto | Facebook

Meghan Willis
http://tsurubride.com | @tsurubride

Laurie McClave
http://lauriemcclave.com/ | @lauriemcclave | Facebook

Jennifer Marie James 
http://jennifermariejames.com/ | @JenJamesArtist | Facebook

Mandy Tsung 
http://mandytsung.com/ | Facebook | @MandyTsung

Dean McDowell 
http://www.deanmcdowellartist.com/ | Facebook

Jeremy Pershall
Facebook | @jeremypershall

Adam Padilla
http://adampadilla.com | @AdamPadilla

Aaron White
http://www.designerwhite.ca/ | Facebook | @designerwhite

Official Event Page http://nj.exxxoticaexpo.com/xoxo-art-exhibit/

EXXXOTICA Expo Tickets available here http://nj.exxxoticaexpo.com/tickets/

XOXO Art, Love, and the Internet In Review By: HUSH Magazine

Photos by Anastasia Chapman

Photos by Anastasia Chapman

This was definitely not your run of the mill art show at the Vancouver Art Gallery: It was a social and stimulating full-bodied artistic experience.  The “XOXO Art, Love and the Internet” exhibition was an erotic art and social media extravaganza headed by the creative heads of DuJour Marketing and Lords of Gastown in the Railtown district of our very own Vancouver, B.C.

Mind-blowing artwork was featured on various mediums including photography, canvas art, and short films broadcasted from the social media hub. The event featured both local and internationally acclaimed artists who used their pieces to showcase the beauty of the female form through their choice of artistic expression. To make the event even more beautiful from the inside out, proceeds went towards women’s shelters in the greater Vancouver area, further proving that art, love, and the internet can coexist with the greater good.

XOXO drew an eclectic mix of Vancouverites: artists, business owners, Suicide Girls, and everyone in between came to enjoy the art and atmosphere of the event. Even some of the artists showcased at XOXO came by to sip on Parallel 49 pale ale and support their fellow artists, two in particular being the very talented artist, Aaron White, and local photography powerhouse, Rick Legal. Vancouver models and performers also came in to support the cause, and even our HUSH family joined in on the experience, taking some of the art home to enjoy in the future.

Even though XOXO has come and gone, the aura left on Dunlevy Street will stay for quite some time. It isn’t very often that art gets to be experienced in innovative and engaging ways, so it goes without saying that this event has left it’s mark in Vancouver and won’t be fading away any time soon.

Words |  TENIEL MESSADO

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet: Fred Fraser

Featured Artist   FRED FRASER  Photo by Fred Fraser

Featured Artist FRED FRASER Photo by Fred Fraser

Alternative Process Photographer

http://www.wetfred.com/

https://twitter.com/WetFred

http://fredfraser.tumblr.com

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Du Jour Marketing and Lords of Gastown present XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet

September 21st - 7pm
9 Dunlevy Ave - Railtown Design District 

Sponsored by Hush Magazine

Official Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/366385403464160/
Official Eventbrite Page: http://xoxoerotica.eventbrite.ca/

 

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet: STEVE PRUE

Featured Artist   STEVE PRUE

Featured Artist STEVE PRUE


Du Jour Marketing and Lords of Gastown present XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet

September 21st - 7pm
49 Dunlevy Ave - Railtown Design District 

Sponsored by Hush Magazine

Official Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/366385403464160/
Official Eventbrite Page: http://xoxoerotica.eventbrite.ca/

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet: MANDY TSUNG

Featured Artist  MANDY TSUNG

Featured Artist MANDY TSUNG

Figurative Surrealist painter based out of Vancouver, Canada

http://mandytsung.com/

Facebook | @MandyTsung

 

 

 

 

 

 


Du Jour Marketing and Lords of Gastown present XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet

September 21st - 7pm
49 Dunlevy Ave - Railtown Design District 

Sponsored by Hush Magazine

Official Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/366385403464160/
Official Eventbrite Page: http://xoxoerotica.eventbrite.ca/

All Things SG - XOXO Erotica: Art, Love and The Internet

On September 21st, 2013 Tita Suicide will team up with renowned artist and curator Fang Ling Lee, in association with  Lords of Gastown, and HUSH Magazine for XOXO Erotica, an international art exhibit and event, designed to bring the world wide web and the SuicideGirls community into a gallery setting.

Exploring the concept of “Empowerment vs. Exploitation,” the exhibit will focus on the “sensuality and seductiveness of the female form; and how it has helped shape and mold the Internet landscape.”

Online muses including Vancouver SuicideGirls AadieCruellaRydellRin, and Tita, as well as pin up starlettes, burlesque beauties, and adult stars will serve as inspiration for featured artists including members and supporters of the SuicideGirls community like Mandy TsungtmroninTerby Wonder, and Aaron White. The resulting creations will surprise and delight patrons with their unique interpretation of the “Erotica meets the Internet” theme.

In addition to the real time art show, an online version of the show will be available in real time via social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook and Google hangout. Using this format; the artists, guests and media can experience an expanded conversation about erotic art, as well as unlock behind the scenes photos & video, and discounts on art and prints.

Don’t miss your chance to join the Vancouver art community, models, muses, and SG members alike, as they survey incredible art, listen to DJs, and enjoy drinks at the bar from 7 pm – 11 pm.

Where:

 49 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver, BC

When:

 Saturday, September 21st, 2013 7 PM – 11 PM

Entry:

 $10 suggested donation at the door – with proceeds going to help women's shelters and support centres in Vancouver.

Info:

facebook.com/events/366385403464160/

twitter.com/xoxoerotica

dujourmarketing.blogspot.ca

Tweet up:

 Tweet and post Twitpics/Instagrams using the #XOXOEROTICA

 hashtag, and we’ll include our favorite comments and pix from the night in a special post show wrap up here on the blog. And be sure to follow Tita (@Cupcakedujour) for the latest on XOXO – Art, Love, and the Internet!

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet: TERBY WONDER

Featured Artist   TERBY WONDER

Featured Artist TERBY WONDER


Du Jour Marketing and Lords of Gastown present XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet

September 21st - 7pm
49 Dunlevy Ave - Railtown Design District 

Sponsored by Hush Magazine

Official Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/366385403464160/
Official Eventbrite Page: http://xoxoerotica.eventbrite.ca/

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet: AARON WHITE

Featured Artist   AARON WHITE

Featured Artist AARON WHITE

"Aadie Suicide"

Vancouver based artist of the alternative and burlesque.

http://www.designerwhite.ca/
Facebook@designerwhite

 

 

 


Du Jour Marketing and Lords of Gastown present XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet

September 21st - 7pm
49 Dunlevy Ave - Railtown Design District 

Sponsored by Hush Magazine

Official Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/366385403464160/
Official Eventbrite Page: http://xoxoerotica.eventbrite.ca/

XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet: RICK LEGAL

Featured Artist   RICK LEGAL

Featured Artist RICK LEGAL


Du Jour Marketing and Lords of Gastown present XOXO - Art, Love and the Internet

September 21st - 7pm
49 Dunlevy Ave - Railtown Design District 

Sponsored by Hush Magazine
Official Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/366385403464160/
Official Eventbrite Page: http://xoxoerotica.eventbrite.ca/