The Tom of Finland Foundation, which preserves and promotes the legacy of the iconic gay artist, is returning with its Emerging Artist Competition, an opportunity for young, queer artists to showcase and gain notoriety for their work.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the competition, and the Foundation has gathered an impressive panel of queer artists to judge the submissions. These individuals include Richard Hawkins, Ryan Heffington and Bruce LaBruce, among others.
The Tom of Finland Emerging Artist competition is meant to be an open forum for queer artists to showcase their work in a freeing and nonrestrictive fashion.
"In actively mentoring emerging artists," Durk Dehner, President and Co-founder of the Tom of Finland Foundation, said in a statement, "being guardians of culture, and providing safe environments for the arts, we pursue Tom of Finland’s ethos and practice that inspired generations."
Head here for more information on the competition and check out the Grand Prize for the 10th Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition below.