Tag Archives: Mark I. Chester

Hot Draw! Mark I. Chester hosts Gay Men’s Kinky Sketch Group in San Francisco

Hosted by Mark I. Chester, an institution in the San Francisco gay art scene for a long time now. Best known as a photographer, Chester is also an underground artist who opens his SOMA studio to regular life-drawing sessions, including the monthly Hot Draw! – Devoted to fans of kinky gay male erotica. Themes of power, control, submission, fetish, gear, S/m and kink galore dominate at these events. Pictured here is Dan Becker’s quick sketch of artist Richard Bolingbroke’s sub bear paul on all fours. That would be Bolingbroke’s boot: good bear! More on Hot Draw! here. Interested in getting your hot self in front of Chester’s hot camera lens? That can happen, too. Information here.

Living on a Fault Line: SF Shibari Relief – Kinky Artists to benefit Quaked Japan

Last year, Chile. Last month, New Zealand. Last week, Japan and now its aftermath, ongoing. What next? Who knows. What now? Do what we each can. In that spirit, a loose group of kinky artists in San Francisco are presenting Shibari Relief: “We know what it’s like to live on a fault line.”

From their website: “Mark I Chester and Patti Beadles are organizing Shibari Relief. There will be a silent auction/sale and raffle of BDSM art, sexual art and other related items. There is no door fee, but a suggested $20+ donation can be given at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross earmarked for disaster relief in Japan.

As a special added bonus, anyone making a donation at the door will get a ticket to get two free digital pix taken by San Francisco gay radical sex photographer, Mark I Chester at his studio at 1229 Folsom St., just 1/2 block from Wicked Grounds, from 3-5pm during the fundraiser.”

Shibari Relief takes place in San Francisco at the kink-oriented Wicked Grounds Cafe at 289 8th St. on Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 2 – 5 pm.This is an all orientations and genders event. Artists who may be of particular interest to readers of this site include Mark I. Chester, Charles Gatewood and Michael Rosen.

Artists interested in contributing to the relief effort can contact Mark I. Chester through his website.