Back by popular demand, Naughti Gras is offering that one of a kind place to observe kinky and deviant practices. Visit the Fetish Chamber and you’ll see the quirky and the eccentric at play! The “FetChamber” as we like to call it, is an eye-popping playground that is sure to hold your attention! Inspired by Henry Miller’s sexually candid novel, The Tropic of Cancer, the “FetChamber” is provocative, obscene, stimulating, and for some, forbidden! Stay tuned as we will feature some of the Fetish acts participating.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the performers scheduled to appear
As we approach this annual titillating event we want to give you a glimpse of some of the performers scheduled to tickle your fancy! Experience exciting live performances throughout the event spaces. Each night will showcase unique burlesque and pole dancing, erotic skits and for those who are into something a little more edgy. . . we’ll have it! The entertainment is ongoing, all night, all weekend long!
Our emcee this year is none other than, Charlotte Sumtimes a St. Louis Emmy Award winning producer, emcee, voice over talent, and performer. Charlotte is also the winner of the Riverfront Times Best St. Louis Talk Show Hos,t and the Los Angeles NATPE Next TV Award. She began performing the art of burlesque in her 40s as a one night bucket list dare. Seven years later and Charlotte has starred in, hosted, and produced hundreds of burlesque and variety shows in the St. Louis area, with a speciality in producing strip tease shows featuring drag performers. When not prancing around in feathers and sequins on stages throughout the St. Louis area, Charlotte is the proud stay at home mom of three children, two Pugs, and dozen of St. Louis drag queens who call her Mama Char Char.
Our good friend, Ami Amore is the head of Exotic Rhythms Bellydance and is a versatile, charismatic performer from St. Louis. She’s been performing since 2002 and is widely known in the St. Louis region and beyond for her fusion bellydance stylings and snake dancing.
SinDee Hoo Hoo is a classically trained dancer with experience in ballet, pointe, jazz and tap. She bourre’d herself onto the St. Louis burlesque scene in 2011 and hit the stage with grand jetes. Through her experience she has found her happy place through being a wild weirdo in St. Louis and beyond. She shares her passion for pussy… cats and fuckery through artistic expression. She is the Harlot of Hooville that brings Fuckery Catawampusly out of the Glitterbox.
Allura Fette is a performance artist with a flair for nerdiness and geekdom mixed with a dark and sultry edge. Known for her charismatic stage presence and stunning musicality, she has been strutting, shimmying, and burning her way across St. Louis stages and beyond since 2009, displaying her unique blend of burlesque, belly dance, fire flow, and fetish for captivated audiences. In addition to performing, Allura is a burlesque producer and teacher, as well as a lifelong learner of her craft. She is currently a member of Ami Amore’s ‘Mosaic Fusion’ student belly dance troupe and continues her burlesque education taking workshops at Van Ella Studios. Visit her online at allurafette.com.
Margaret Wilson aka Meg-a-Legs began stilting in St. Louis in the summer of 2009. She has since learned from stilt artists all over the world and developed her own aerial stilt repertoire. She is also an accomplished aerialist and costume maker, who can be seen stomping and dangling above the crowds in fashions of her own creation at various shows and events. Find her on Instagram: mergalegs
Rosy Glow discovered fire through her extensive background in belly dance. She began her fire performance career in 2007. Rosy dazzles audiences as a regular member in the St. Louis based fire troupe St. Louis Fire Technicians and performs at events and festivals across the midwest. Rosy is a multi prop madwoman her skills include; hoops, poi, fans, fire belly dance, most recently
double staves and of course fire eating. She is also a costume designer, mother, and owner of a small clothing business Mermaid Scout. A fierce, fiery and feminine force to be reckoned with.
ZiZi Valenti is a transient weirdo, an explorer of sensuality and sex, a Jill of many trades, and an avid creator of performance. She began her love affair with St. Louis in 2011 and has had the pleasure of working with The Randy Dandies, Subversion STL, St. Lou Fringe, and many other fine folks. She may also be known to you as ZooZooVee, The Clown That Couldn’t Quite… winner of the Greasepaint Debauchery Award at the 2015 Virginia Burlesque and Sideshow Festival. When she is not performing, she is busy performing. Selections of her work under her pseudonym, H. Blaize, can be glimpsed at www.hblaize.com.
Foxy La Feelion has been in the burlesque scene for 12 years now. But her passion for entertaining started much earlier …
Starting at the young age of 12, Foxy studied at COCA Center Of Creative Arts. Dancing nightly, she sharpened her jazz, tap, ballet and modern dance skills which led to her good fortune and performing with major dance companies such as Paul Taylor, Battleworks, River North, Twlya Tharp, Jason Samuels Smith, Doug Elkins and much more. Foxy’s first burlesque experience was with the first burlesque group in St. Louis, the Alley Cat Revue, where she performed weekly. Currently a solo artist and multiple award winning performer, choreographer for The Hoochie Coochie Girls, Beggars Carnivale and many others. She can be seen all over the country captivating audienceS with her famous glove removal!
Horchata Dentana is a St. Louis-based neo-burlesque and Pole performer with legs for days and a smile that bites.She performs all over the country and teaches pole at Mynx Academy. You may have seen her recently in Jeezy’s Juke Joint, Poletry in Motion, or the Show-me Buirlesque Festival.
Steele Starling has introduced women and men to pole dance at the Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance for the last 7 years and performs aerial pole, rope and chains across the country. His favorite shows included the Hubba Hubba Revue and Red Hots Burlesque in San Francisco as a featured performer, the Stage Door Johnnie’s show, the Americana, the Windy City, Fierce Queer and the Show Me Burlesque Festivals, including as part of the Beggar’s Carnival.
Sailem is a burlesque dancer from St. Louis, Missouri. She debuted in January 2016 as a graduated student from Van Ella Studios. In the past year, they’ve made several appearances- Travelled with the Van Ella Bordella show, performed with The Big Gay Soiree, debuted in the 8th annual Show me burlesque festival, The Roux festival in New Orleans, performed and traveled with Jeezy’s Juke Joint- and is ready to do even more! This fireball is a force to be reckoned with… and the one to put the BOO in booty! SAILEM! Here to capture your soul and heart (figuratively and literally).
I’ve been pole dancing for 6 years at the Mynx Academy and I don’t know what I would do with out it. Dancing brings be more joy than I could ever exrpress. Michelle Mynx has also helped me begin to embrace my sexuality, which I had never really been able to do before. She also gave me the best advice this year, to dance with the pain, don’t just use dance to distract from it. Using the pains of life, like a breakup, as fuel for practice and performing changed everything. I’m so excited to be dancing at Naughti Gras this year!
Sugar Rush is an entertainer who is sassy, sweet and will turn up the heat. They are versed in burlesque, drag and serving up the ridiculous. This gender-bending diva’s decadent dance moves and sexy sense of humor will leaving you wanting cavities. Graduate of Van Ella Studios and member of the Lola Van Ella’s nationally known burlesque troupe The Bon-Bons. Member the St Louis’s own Spectaculaire and Big Gay Soirée casts. Nine out of ten dentists recommend Sugar Rush!
Sydnee is currently the Owner/Artistic Director of Imagine Dance Project in St. Louis, MO and a dancer, choreographer and teacher for a dinner theatre variety show in downtown St. Louis. She is a former company member with Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company where she was also the administrative assistant to the artistic director. She has danced principal roles with The Opera Theatre of St. Louis and held an arts administration internship with The Big Muddy Dance Company.
Zi is a Magician and Mentalist who plays with your eyes, your attention, and your mind to show you a world of mystery and impossibility. Let him borrow your attention for a moment, and you’ll never trust what you see or think again.
Also scheduled to appear: Vera Valentinaa, Sofie De Sade, Blyre Cpanx, Bettie La-Bootie, and more … Just to name a few
Door prices the night of the event are 30.00 for a single night and 50.00 for a two night pass.
It’s all about the Art!
The Art is the heart and soul of the show. With over 100 local and regional artists exhibiting their talents and “naughti” imaginations, prepare yourself to revel in the simple pleasures of the human form and its interpretations expressed through all mediums of art. Enjoy this one of a kind playful, erotic evening. It doesn’t happen without the artists! Dare to take a walk on the wild side and come in costume … People watching at Naughti Gras is the best!
Eats and Drinks:
Visit the Koken Cafe for light fare food and drink!
New this year in the cafe, Confluence Kombucha, offering different infused Kombucha drinks, each with various medicinal & herbal benefits! They have something special brewing just for Naughti Gras!
Always provocative and always delicious, Chef Chris Ayala returns with his sensual take on sushi. Enter his Yakuza Style Lounge and enjoy elegant, freshly prepared sushi the way only the most elite in Japan can. His living platter is a marvel of performance art. Remaining perfectly still, our sushi goddess gracefully balances dozens of bite-sized morsels, lovingly prepared by Chef Ayala, on her nearly naked body. His nyotaimori sushi is both a feast for the eyes and the palate. One bite will have you saying, “domo arigato!”
Also featured are a variety of Vendors selling erotic and exotic jewelry, toys and intimate apparel.
Live Music all Night Long!
Feel like dancing? The Darrels, Naughti Gras’s rockin’ house band, returns to get the party started!
As we begin to make plans for Naughti Gras 11, Koken Art Factory’s one of a kind Art and Entertainment Event, we are excited to announce our “Call For Art” invite to new and past Artists. Be a part of this fun and exciting event and let’s put on the greatest Naughti Gras show to date!
Patrons can expect titillating entertainment, music, and art. We are seeking art for the show in all media and styles. Please submit your unique submissions portraying the playful, sultry, or provocative side of art. Just about anything goes! We are simply looking for tasteful erotic artwork.
Naughti Gras 11 / The St Louis Erotic Art Show
Friday February 2nd and Saturday February 3rd, 2018.
Time: 7:00pm -1:00am
Ages 18 and Up
Important Calendar Dates for Naughti Gras 11 Art Participants
-Submission Deadline: Friday, 01-19-18, by Midnight.
Our judges would like to try something new with their acceptance procedure. Judging shall be done soon after submission. This dynamic judging process will give accepted artists notification prior to the Gallery’s deadline. By doing this, artists will know if they are in the show earlier. There are only a finite number of spaces for art work depending on quantity and size of art submitted. This process will allocate space on a first come first serve basis until space gone.
Saturday: 01-27-18: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday: 01-28-18: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
-Naughti Gras 11, Friday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 3rd, 7:00pm-Midnight
Art Pick Up:
Saturday 02-10-18, Art Pick-Up: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday 02-11-18, Art Pick-Up: 1:00pm-4:00pm
*Art Pick-up AND Art Drop-off will be located at:
2500 Ohio Ave, St. Louis MO, 63104
Questions regarding the submission process should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submission. Our Call for Submissions is open to artists from the contiguous United States. We will accept shipments ONLY with prior notice. Artists working in all media are invited to submit recent EROTICA.
All artists must be at least 18 years of age.
Content is totally up to you, however, all submissions must have an EROTIC theme.
All submissions must be of original design and personal execution.
Artwork submitted to previous Naughti Gras exhibitions will not be accepted
Prepare your submission images beforehand according to the instructions below. Failure to follow these basic guidelines may result in your work being omitted from the selection process.
-If you are submitting more than one piece of work, your submissions must be sent at the same time, using one email ONLY. Sending multiple emails can cause confusion.
-You may submit up to Four (4) different pieces. Upload only ONE (1) photo of each piece.
-Very Important: Your Images CANNOT be any larger than 1MB (1024 kb)
-Each Image MUST be named in this way:
First Name_Last Name_Title, (Example: John_Smith_Footlover.jpg).
-Your email submission will be sent to email@example.com. It MUST include the following info: Your (REAL) name, address, phone number, and email. Then the number of pieces submitted, name of each piece, media, size in inches and price in the order they are uploaded. If you go by a nickname you can include that also.
-We will notify you, please do not email us inquiring as to the status of your submission(s).
-Artists with works selected to be included in the show will be notified via email. Upon acceptance, artists will receive the waiver information. ALL Artists must sign a waiver.
-PLEASE, PLEASE be sure that all accepted art must be ready for proper display. This means flat art should be framed with a wire across the back. No saw tooth hangers or other forms of hanging will be accepted. This in not negotiable. Art will be turned away if it does not have wiring across the back.
-We will not pin or tape-up work. If your work is three-dimensional and requires a base or pedestal, you will need to provide what is needed to display your work.
-Any work deemed difficult to install will not be accepted. For example we will not hang work from the ceiling unless it has been discussed in advance and approved.
Fees: There is no fee for submitting artwork.
Artists can submit up to 4 pieces. Fees will depend on how many pieces each artist wants to show depending on the pieces accepted. For those wanting to enter 3 or fewer pieces, the entry fee is $40.00. Those wanting to enter 4 pieces, the fee is $50.00.
Accepted NG11 artists will receive FREE admission to the event for both nights, a guest ticket for both nights and a complimentary drink ticket for both nights. The Koken Art Factory wants its submitting artists to know that Naughti Gras is our signature event of the year, and MANY pieces sell in our shows. We do not take a commission on ANY art sales. An information table staffed by the Koken Art Factory will assist with art purchase inquiries and provide purchase forms. Art purchase inquiries will be available to artists the following week during Art Pick Up. Art MUST hang for the duration of the Naughti Gras weekend.