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JADE Erotic Awards
 
     
     
     
     
 
JADE main award
 
 
This specially commissioned sculpture in white by leading master sculptor Ken Clarke was presented to this year's winner.
 
     
 
JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2015 AWARDS
 
 
 
     
     
Eric Wallis
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: ERIC WALLIS - Artist
 
 
We are delighted to add Eric Wallis’ name to the growing pantheon of talented artisans which comprise previous winners of this award. Eric has, ever since his very first appearance in JADE, impressed us with the sheer breadth and beauty of his work. The passion and love for his subject is clearly evident in every piece of art he creates; breathtaking artworks which are both sensuously intimate and visually striking, delving into the soul of the viewer almost like a lover. In making this award we want to recognising Eric’s long-term support and involvement with both JADE magazine and The Guild of Erotic Artists, of which he is a long-standing member, and his creative talent which proves quite clearly that the very best erotic art is the most uplifting and edifying form of artistic expression there is.
 
     
     
Andy Riley
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: ANDY RILEY- Photographer
 
 
We are extremely pleased to be able to make this award to one of JADE’s most recent contributors. The work of photographer Andy Riley captured our imaginations and fired our interest with his outdoor location shoots, which we thought were some of the best we had seen in the magazine. Working in both colour and black-and-white, Andy has created some of the most sensuous images to grace our pages. From his choice of models and poses, to his sets, props, natural locations and choice of lighting, he has applied both the skill of his craft and his artistic vision to leave the viewer of his work wanting more every time.
 
     
     
Mark Page
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: MARK PAGE - Photographer
 
 
We are delighted to make this award to one of JADE’s most supportive and active contributors. Photographer Mark Page (Photoswithattitude) has worked long and hard to establish a body of work which is not only the envy of many, but which continues to push at the boundaries of erotic art. Innovative, original and always visually beguiling, Mark has carved a niche for himself and his unique style within the erotic genre. From colour to black-and-white, Mark is able to find just the right amount of seductive sensuality with which to entice and seduce the viewers of his work. Featuring his work in the magazine is always both a privilege and a delight.
 
     
     
Ken Clarke
 
Special Achievement Award: KEN CLARKE - Sculptor/Photographer
 
 
The winner of this year’s JADE Special Achievement Award is sculptor, erotic art photographer and former joint founder of the Guild, Ken Clarke. A man of many talents with a huge passion for his art, Ken has been an active supporter of JADE since the outset and his outstanding contribution to the first decade of The Guild helped to shape the organisation. In presenting this award we pay tribute to Ken’s dedication, his artistic flair, imagination, skill and undoubted creativity. Few artists can boast creative expertise in both sculpture and photography, yet he has shown that a love of the genre can produce a sensual feast for the senses of both touch and sight.
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2014 AWARDS
 
 
 
     
     
 
Mark Roberts
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: MARK ROBERTS - Artist
 
 
We are delighted to add Mark Roberts’ name to the growing pantheon of talented artisans which comprise previous winners of this award. Mark is the first fully-fledged ‘artist’ to receive the award and it is given in no small part in recognition of his commitment to the genre, his dedication to his art and the creation of his own gallery in which to display his wonderful work. Mark’s unique erotic artwork is always sensuously bold and visually striking, instantly recognisable as a piece of ‘Provocative Art’ and has gone from strength to strength over the past decade. In making this award we are also recognising Mark’s long-term support and involvement with both JADE magazine and The Guild of Erotic Artists of which he is a long-standing member.
 
     
     
 
Ruth Bircham
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: RUTH BIRCHAM - Artist
 
 
We are extremely pleased to be able to make this award to one of JADE’s most recent debutantes. Artist Ruth Bircham’s work captured our imaginations and fired our passion for her art not only through her beautiful use of colour, but because of the subject matter she has committed to canvas; not only does she delight in the soft curves of the female form, but is one of the few artists we have come across in the last fourteen years who has embraced the rampant male member and brought it glistening and pulsing into the mainstream of modern erotic art. Her ability to turn an erect penis into a work of art is alone reason enough for this award.
 
     
     
 
Steve DT
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: STEVE DT - Photographer
 
 
We are delighted to make this award to one of JADE’s most supportive contributors and long-standing members of the Guild of Erotic Artists. Photographer Steve DT has worked long and hard to establish a fine body of work which continues to push hard at the very boundaries of erotic art. Often innovative, Steve has developed a unique style, a blend of both subtle and ‘in your face’ erotic adult art photography, using his artistic vision to capture not only the beauty of the female form but also those more intimate moments between lovers which often go unseen and provide the viewer with an almost voyeuristic experience.
 
     
     
 
Len Gifford
 
 
Special Achievement Award: LEN GIFFORD - Sculptor
 
 
The winner of this year’s JADE Special Achievement Award is sculptor and erotic photographer and artist Len Gifford, for his support of JADE and his outstanding contribution to The Guild of Erotic Artists and in helping to make the organisation what it is today. In presenting this award we would like to honour and pay tribute to Len’s many years of hard work and dedication, his artistic flair, imagination, skill and undoubted creativity. Few artists can boast creative expertise across the entire erotic art spectrum, but Len straddles the work of sculpture, art and photography like a colossus and his commitment has always been nothing less than complete.
 
     
     
     
     
     
 
JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARDS
 
 
 
     
     
 
John Coles
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: JOHN COLES - Photographer
 
 
The work of the recipient of this year’s award, photographer John Coles, so impressed us that the decision to make the award was both unanimous and instantaneous. On first sight of John’s work in August we were simply stunned by its very high quality, beautiful compositions and perfect lighting. The clarity of his vision, his dedication to detail and his flair for capturing his models at their best within the environmental setting, enhancing the whole image with his striking use of light and shadow has, in our view, brought a new strength and dimension to the very best of sensual, erotic art photography. John justifiably takes his place this year among the small but elite pantheon of highly gifted and skilled photographers which comprise our previous winners of this award.
 
     
     
 
Boris Ivkov
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: BORIS IVKOV - Artist
 
 
We are extremely pleased to be able to make this award to one of JADE’s most recent debutants. Although very well established in Germany, Boris did not come to our attention until he joined the Guild of Erotic Artists, and on seeing his work we were captivated by his skill and style. Boris’s gifted art work is of the very highest calibre and quality, and there was simply no hesitation in putting his name forward for the award this year. We have been enthralled by the beauty and quality of his work, which, for us, has defined precisely what sensual erotic art is all about; capturing the essence and beauty of the human form and seductively engaging the viewer.
 
     
     
 
Nora Ness
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: NORA NESS - Photographer/Model
 
 
We are delighted to make this award to one of the Guild of Erotic Artists’ long-standing members. Model and photographer Nora Ness has established an enviable body of work which continues to go from strength to strength. Innovative and inspiring in her technique and execution, being both model and photographer, Nora has developed her own unique style of erotic adult art photography where the viewer accompanies her on an erotic and intensely sensual journey into her imagination as she realises her artistic vision and translates it into the finally composed image in a way which engages and stimulates the viewer.
 
     
     
 
John Tisbury
 
 
Special Achievement Award: JOHN TISBURY - Photographer
 
 
The winner of this year’s JADE Special Achievement Award is presented to a simply outstanding exponent of high quality erotic art photography. Not only has photographer John Tisbury developed a unique and inspiring body of work over the past years, but his professionalism, temperament and work ethic are second to none and should serve to act as both an inspiration and a catalyst for all aspiring erotic art photographers, in whatever genre they decide to specialise. In presenting this award we would like to honour and pay tribute to John’s hard work and dedication, his artistic flair, imagination, skill and undoubted creativity.
 
     
     
 
Edition Reuss
 
 
Art Publisher of the Year: EDITION REUSS (Germany)
 
 
We are delighted to confirm that leading German publisher Edition Reuss, is the winner of this year’s award. Under the leadership of its visionary founder Matthias Reuss the publisher has continued to consistently deliver to the true lover of erotica, stunning, high quality photographic art books covering subjects and themes as diverse as simple nude studies to more avant-garde, bizarre and graphic subjects like urination. Not only has Edition Reuss succeeded in bringing some of the world’s finest photographers to print but does so with a justifiable pride in the high quality of their publications which always delights the reader.
 
     
     
     
     
     
 
JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2012 AWARDS
 
 
 
     
     
  Tim Rosier  
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: TIM ROSIER- Photographer
 
 
The recipient of this year’s award, photographer Tim Rosier, has continued to both expand his repertoire and develop his skills in recent years. With a keen artistic eye, he has created a style of high quality, sensual erotic photography which both pleases and excites the viewer. His most recent exemplary ‘location work’, in which he features his models in both breathtaking natural and abandoned industrial settings, has served to secure him this award, one which we feel is justified not only by his on-going professionalism, but by his acute attention to detail and artistic eye in creating such a stunning portfolio of work.
 
     
     
 
Eric Wallis
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: ERIC WALLIS- Artist
 
 
We are extremely pleased to be able to make this award to one of JADE’s most recent debutants. Although very well established in the United States, Eric did not come to our attention until he joined the Guild of Erotic Artists, and on seeing his work we were totally captivated by both his skill and his style. Eric’s gifted work is of the very highest calibre and quality, and there was simply no hesitation in putting his name forward for the award this year. We have been totally entranced by the subtle beauty of his work, which, for us, has defined precisely what erotic art is all about; capturing the essence and beauty of the human body and engaging the viewer.
 
     
     
  PWP Images  
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: PWP IMAGES - Artist
 
 
We are delighted to make this award to one of the Guild of Erotic Artists’ most long-standing members. PWP Images is a tried and tested, well-established professional whose studio-based work continues to go from strength to strength. Using both black-and-white and colour to enrich his work, PWP has developed a style which brings to the fore all the subtleties of a true artist as he captures the natural female form in all its beauty. His work ethic and ability are second to none and he can rightly be held up as an example to newer, up-and-coming photographers who could do no better than follow his fine example in this genre. .
 
     
     
  Colin Ballard  
 
Special Achievement Award: COLIN BALLARD- 'The Guild of Erotic Artists''
 
 
The winner of this year’s JADE Special Achievement Award is presented to the long-standing Secretary of the Guild of Erotic Artists for his enduring hard work and endeavour on behalf of the Guild’s many members and the promotion and marketing of a generation of erotic artists. Although we applaud the work of the artists each year, we tend to overlook those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make things happen, those who create opportunities and support the efforts of members working in the erotic art genre. Colin has, for more than a decade, been the main driving force behind the Guild and many of its successes can be laid squarely at his door. We honour his hard work and dedication with this award.
 
     
     
     
     
 
JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2011 AWARDS
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
The 2011 recipients, left to right: Nicole Klein (Special Achievement Award), Eden (presenter), Gregory Brown (Winner) and Alan Wright (Runner Up). Sally Trueman was unable to attend.
 
     
     
     
     
 
Gregory Brown
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: GREGORY BROWN - Photographer
 
     
 
Sally Trueman
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: SALLY TRUEMAN - Artist
 
     
 
Alan Wright
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: ALAN WRIGHT - Artist
 
     
 
Nicole Klein
 
 
Special Achievement Award: NICOLE KLEIN - 'The Hourglass'
 
     
 
Xcite Books
 
 
Erotic Fiction Publisher of the Year: XCITE BOOKS
 
     
 
Edition Reuss
 
 
Art Publisher of the Year: EDITION REUSS (Germany)
 
     
     
     
     
     
 
JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2010 AWARDS
 
 
 
     
 
JADE award winners 2010
 
     
 
The 2010 recipients, left to right: Colin Ballard (Guild Secretary), John Tisbury (winner), Nicole Klein (presenter), Toby Jackman (runner-up) and Ken Clarke (co-founder of the Guild). Kursty Jones was unable to attend.
 
     
 
John Tisbury
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: JOHN TISBURY- Photographer
 
     
 
Kursty Jones
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: KURSTY JONES - Artist
 
     
 
Toby Jackman
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: TOBY JACKMAN - Photographer
 
     
 
Edition Reuss
 
 
Art Publisher of the Year: EDITION REUSS (Germany)
 
     
 
Harmony
 
 
Adult Film Producer of the Year: HARMONY
 
     
 
Xcite Books
 
 
Erotic Fiction Publisher of the Year: XCITE BOOKS
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
 
JADE: EROTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2009 AWARDS
 
 
 
     
 
JADE Award Winners 2009
 
     
 
Sunday 20th September 2009: Karen Middleton, Robert Babylon and Dave Hare with their awards.
 
     
 
Robert Babylon
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Winner: ROBERT BABYLON - Photo-Artist
 
 
 
 
Dave Hare
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: DAVE HARE - Photographer
 
     
 
Karen Middleton
 
 
Erotic Artist of the Year Runner Up: KAREN MIDDLETON - Artist
 
     
     
 
Janine Ashbless
 
 
Writer of the Year: JANINE ASHBLESS
 
     
 
Sarah's Education
 
 
Book Jacket of the Year: SARAH'S EDUCATION (Black Lace)
 
     
 
Edition Reuss
 
 
Art Publisher of the Year: EDITION REUSS (Germany)
 
     
     
     
 
ABOUT THE AWARDS
 
 
 
 

They were a long time in coming, but finally 2009 saw the launch of the JADE Erotic Artist of the Year awards, with the winner being presented with a specially commissioned kneeling nude sculpture in white by leading master sculptor Ken Clarke (see image below left - the image on the right is the new award also created by Ken Clarke). The winner and the two runners-up also received framed certificates.

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The main awards form part of JADE magazine's active support of The Guild of Erotic Artists and are presented to members of the Guild whose work has appeared in the magazine. The winners are chosen each year by the magazine's editorial staff based on a combination of professional assessment of the work which has appeared in the magazine and on readers' response as shown through the mailbag.

Although limited to this single award at present, it is hoped eventually to expand the system of awards to include a wide range of fields and accomplishments, and perhaps to encourage other organisations and companies to create awards of their own.

The awards are presented to the winners at a special event at the Guild's Headquarters at Beaumont Hall Studios, St Albans. JADE is proud to continue to support the Guild of Erotic Artists and to promote the sensual art of erotica for the modern age. Details of the award ceremony appear in the magazine after the event.

The secondary awards, in other areas of erotica, are presented by the editor in the form of framed certificates, on behalf of the magazine's editorial staff and the categories for these are intended to be flexible year on year to allow for a wide range of erotica to be recognised and acknowledged as the JADE staff see fit.

 
 
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