The annual juried exhibition presents that a serious study of contemporary erotica and brings to the forefront new and imaginative formats for the exploration of sex, gender, fantasy, and love. As all artworks are limited by the 12 inches limitation, this means careful consideration by each artist requires a certain level of discipline due to the compression of space. In many cases, a close examination of the artist’s aesthetic looms large in the imagination. This tininess is also a clever nod to the secretive status of erotica, and functions beautifully as a metaphor for the keyhole voyeur.
A panel of twelve judges reviews all submitted artwork for the annual exhibition. 12 artists, 24 in total, are invited to exhibit for two categories: 12 Inches of Sin and Obscura. The Best in Show awardees for each category will be given an exclusive exhibition at Sin City Gallery.
As the juried art exhibition has increased in popularity, there are a significant number of meritorious works from the art submissions. Therefore, Le Salon Des Refusés Du Péché created to showcase additional art submitted to the annual juried art exhibition. This category is a curated by Dr. Laura Henkel.
In total, 36 works of art are selected to exhibit each year.
12 Inches of Sin
The 12 Inches of Sin exhibition embraces painting, collage, sculpture, drawings and all other mediums made by hand.
Obscura embraces photography, digital, video and all new technologies.
Le Salon Des Refusés Du Péché
As 12 Inches of Sin has increased in popularity, Le Salon Des Refusés Du Péché is a curated selection of meritorious works from the art submissions. The category is curated by Dr. Laura Henkel.