New York, NY –- Nov 17, 2009. All visual artists are invited by BAREBRUSH founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen to submit art of the nude for the January and February 2010 N*des-of-the-Month calendar contests.
Guest curator for the January and February exhibitions is Mr. Tom Picard, artist and long-time member of the Salmagundi Club. As a member of the Salmagundi since 1984, Picard has actively participated in the artistic life of the club including his long-time service as chairman of the Art Committee. Other responsibilities have included chairman of the Curators' Committee, co-chair of the Coast Guard Art Program, and First Vice President. Before his recent retirement, Picard had a successful career in set design for ABC-TV. He is also well-known and loved in the Salmagundi for leading artist's painting, sketching and art sightseeing trips to Europe and Asia (since 1970). His latest art trip was this past September to Amsterdam and to Art Basel in Switzerland. When asked about barebrush and the calendars, Picard said simply:
“I am interested in seeing what's going on."
About the Salmagundi Club
The Salmagundi Club was founded in 1871 as a center for art in New York City's historic Greenwich Village. Located on Fifth Avenue at 12th Street, it is the last brownstone to have a residential stoop (and not a storefront) on lower Fifth Avenue. In talking about Mr. Picard, Ms. Skeen added:
“Tom Picard is a good friend and a fine artist. His work is unfailingly fresh and interesting. I am very happy that he has agreed to launch 2010 for barebrush and I hope the barebrush artists do themselves proud."