Kinky Art Show

Request for Submissions

About CLAW Corp:

  • Adult interest in leather, fetish and BDSM is natural and healthy. We learn that from one another in person.
  • CLAW is a 501c3 charity organization dedicated to fundraising, education, volunteerism and other charitable needs of the leather community. CLAW has raised over $950,000 dollars for important community charities.

CLAW 20 Event Information:

  • CLAW 20 will be at the Westin, Hampton, and Aloft hotels in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and is expected to be attended by 3000 people from around the world, including more than 1000 volunteers.
  • The CLAW 20 itinerary includes more than 150 different education sessions, 50 vendors, dozens of parties, three huge silent auctions, banquets, entertainment and much more. More information is at clawinfo.org.

Kinky Art Show:

  • CLAW 20 will feature a juried show of kink inspired art. It is our ninth art show, and our first since 2012.

Invitation:

  • Artists are invited to submit up to 5 works for consideration for this year’s show.
  • An Art Sales Counter will accompany the show to sell originals or prints of artwork in the show. Artists receive 75% of all sales and a 25% commission will be donated to the CLAW community charities.
  • Artists need not attend CLAW to participate in the Art Show or the Art Sales Counter.
  • There is no entry fee to apply for the show, but artists selected must make a donation of art or merchandise to the CLAW Silent Auction. 100% of monies raised by the auction will be donated to CLAW charities.
  • Artists in the Show are responsible for all shipping charges to and from the Westin.

Criteria for the Juried Show:

  • Each work must depict a form of leather or other fetish eroticism.
  • All types of media are acceptable.
  • Submission of works must be made by email (jpg or pdf) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with information about the size of the work and short artist biography.

Deadlines and Dates:

  • Submissions must be made by March 23, 2020.
  • Artists will be notified about acceptance within twenty days of receipt.
  • The Kinky Art Show will be displayed at the Westin Downtown Cleveland from April 24-26.
  • The Opening Party for the show will be Friday April 24th, from 8:00 – 10:00 pm.
  • Two CLAW Art Awards will be given on Sunday, April 26:
    1. Best of Show as determined by the jury
    2. People’s Choice Award as chosen by the convention attendees.