Wednesday, December 19, 2007

March of Dimes -- On the N*de Bandwagon (Reluctantly)

March of Dimes gala gets nude awakening

By Jose Lambiet
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
palmbeachpost.com

The yearly March of Dimes fund-raiser rocked the stodgy old Breakers Friday when the edgy entertainment turned too sexy for Palm Beach.

The $500-a-plate gala has been known on the do-gooder circuit as one of the season's wildest, one that has featured belly dancers, a Brazilian carnival band and a donkey auction.

This year's version had a naked lady.

"It was a faux pas, and we'll learn from it," said event co-Chair Annie Falk.
The jaws of some of the 300 supporters of the children's health charity dropped when an obviously surgically enhanced model ended up nude on the dance floor during what was billed as performance art....

Although some not-so-open-minded patrons walked out, then e-mailed Page Two, philanthropist Peter Rain said he wasn't offended: "There were three little girls selling raffle tickets who sat there with their mouths agape, but adults should not have been offended. It was very tastefully done."

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Winners Announced -- "Curators Choice" and "My Favorite N*de" Contests, November 2007

The winners of the monthly competition for the barebrush Curators Choice Awards and the popular "My Favorite N*de" contest are announced today on the website, barebrush.com, dedicated to the art of the n*de.

The November N*des-of-the-Month calendar was curated by Ronnie Cutler, artist and member of the Salmagundi Club and of the American Watercolor Society, of NYC and Massacheusetts. All historic barebrush curators were sent ballots to rank the selections for the "Curators Choice" Awards. The results are below:


1st: Alley As Venus by Jean Marcellino


Alley As Venus by Jean Marcellino

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2nd: African Drum #3 by Donelli J. DiMaria


African Drum #3 by Donelli J. DiMaria

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3rd: Her Profile...Pinup or classic? by Jacqui Morgan


Her Profile...Pinup or classic? by Jacqui Morgan

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Honorable Mention: The Birds and The Bees by Lucinda Luvaas


The Birds and The Bees by Lucinda Luvaas

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Honorable Mention: Nude Figure in Abstract Expression style by Emily Rich


Nude Figure in Abstract Expression style by Emily Rich

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Honorable Mention: Glow by Jennie Rosenbaum


Glow by Jennie Rosenbaum

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My Favorite N*de

The winners of the "My Favorite N*de" contest were selected on the basis of popular votes. Voting was open to the public from November 10th through December 15th. The results are:

1st: Accion y resistencia by Hector Olvera Etor


Accion y resistencia by Hector Olvera Etor

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2nd: Surviver by Tony Lee


Surviver by Tony Lee

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3rd: Her Profile...Pinup or classic? by Jacqui Morgan


Her Profile...Pinup or classic? by Jacqui Morgan

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Honorable Mention: Daydreaming by Chanit Roston


Daydreaming by Chanit Roston

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Honorable Mention: Glow by Jennie Rosenbaum


Glow by Jennie Rosenbaum

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Congratulations All!

To see the November 2007 N*des-of-the-Month calendar, click here

Monday, December 03, 2007

Call for Entries -- N*des-of-the-Month January 2008 -- Launch of the New Year, the 17th calendar in the BAREBRUSH series

Deadline December 21. All visual artists are encouraged to submit art of the nude to the barebrush.com for selection by Alexander Katlan, art conservator, collector and author, for the January 2008 N*des-of-the-Month exhibition.

New York, NY – Dec. 3, 2007. barebrush.com announces today that Alexander Katlan, art conservator, author and collector, will select and curate the January 2008 N*des-of-the-Month virtual exhibition. The entry deadline for the January 2008 calendar is December 21. Art must be uploaded to barebrush.com on or before December 21 to be eligible for the January exhibition. Artists are strongly encouraged to upload their entries early and avoid being closed out due to overflow in the closing days of the contest.

About Alexander Katlan
Alexander Katlan, MA, MFA, founder of Alexander Katlan Conservator, Inc. provides in-depth museum quality conservation, documentation of fine paintings and research.

Alex has Master of Fine Arts degree in painting conservation (Florence, Italy) and a Master of Art in art history (Queens College, NY). Professional Associate status has been awarded by the American Institute of Conservation. He has been a recipient of numerous grants and awards from the Smithsonian Institution, the New York State Council on the Arts, and The Institute of Museum Services. He is a founding organizer of the New York Conservation Association. He has lectured at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the West Point Museum and numerous historical societies and universities. Mr. Katlan has taught appraisal studes at NYU and has published articles in many conservation journals. He is the author of The Black and White Exhibitions of the Salmagundi Sketch Club 1878-1887: A Guide to Etchings, Engravings, Drawings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Oils and Monotypes (2007).

"In keeping with our policy to select barebrush curators from a variety of art backgrounds, I am very pleased that Alex Katlan has agreed to curate the January 2008 show for barebrush," says CEO, Ilene Skeen. "Alex is unflagging in his enthusiasm for art, his attention to detail and his comittment to preserving both art and art-related history. He comes to barebrush with a lifetime of experience in preserving, appreciating and collecting fine art."

Alex's concentration has been on the artists of the nineteenth century, and when asked what he would like to see from the artists of today for the January 2008 calendar, he expressed sentiments consistent with his classical training and background as a conservator: "I look for line, form and composition in all artwork, as well as inventiveness, color, technical stability and sound painting methods, whether contemporary or historical."

To see the complete call for entries, click here