Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Barebrush Artist, Donna Cleary, in NYC Show

Donna Cleary to show in The Meat Packing District, NYC

Donna Cleary is part of a group show at the Leo Kesting Gallery at 812 Washington St, New York, New York. Opening reception on September 4th from 7-10pm. This night is the opening of the NYC art season!Her work shows her fascination with the idolatry and taboos associated with the female figure particularly as it relates to youth and beauty. Her images also address the notion of identity and intimacy in the context of an increasingly digitalized world where communication is instantaneous, fragmented, illusory and often anonymous.
Be sure to come and check it out!

Ephraim Natkins: April 28, 1916 - July 1, 2008

By profession a mechanical engineer, who was still actively running his own business up until three months before his death at the age of 92, Eph was a dedicated artist by avocation. He first joined the Art Students League at the age of 21 and in 1950 became the monitor for the Saturday member's sketch classes. Although he never exhibited his work formally, once he discovered in 2006, he became an enthusiastic contributor.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Call for Entries: September Anniversary Art Calendar Contest

New York, NY – August 5, 2008. All visual artists are invited by BAREBRUSH's founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen to submit art of the nude for the September 2008 N*des-of-the-Month calendar contest.

Bob Hogge, director of Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery in the Chelsea art district of NYC will serve as guest curator for September 2008, the barebrush 2nd Anniversary Calendar. Bob and the Monkdogz team curated the March 2007 calendar for barebrush. For that calendar, Bob wote:

The nude’s relevance to the history and future of art.Could be compared to the essential need of oxygen and water to mankind.In this arena both of the above statements share a common purpose. Keeping the human body alive.
Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery is an International platform designed to showcase
artists from around the globe based on their commitment, talent, imagination,
and the integrity of their work. What I am looking for in evaluating work:
Excellence in structure and imagination.

About the September calendar, Skeen commented, "September 2008 is the 2nd Anniversary of Barebrush. I am very pleased that Bob has agreed to be guest curator for this important show. When I asked Bob if he wanted any changes to what he said in 2007, he shot back, 'sounds like poetry to me.'"

The deadline for contest entries is August 23. All artists who work in this controversial genre are encouraged submit their art DIRECTLY ON THE BAREBRUSH WEBSITE. DO NOT SUBMIT ART TO THE GALLERY. ONLY ART SUBMITTED ON BAREBRUSH WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE CALENDAR CONTESTS.

To see the complete text of the call for entries, click here

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Art News: Barebrush Announces Nude of the Month for August 2008

New York, NY -- announces the winners of the Curators' Choice Awards for July 2008. The winning artwork, Amy, is by Los Angeles artist and designer Sara Swan. The charcoal drawing, showing the model from chin to knee is notable in its simplicity and elegance. For the month of August, Amy will grace the front page of the barebrush website as N*de-of-the-Month.

The July 2008 N*des-of-the-Month calendar was curated by Tim Newton, dedicated collector, independent curation and exhibition founder of "American Masters at SCNY." Newton also selected the five nominees for the Curators' Choice Awards. Previous barebrush curators were sent ballots to rank the selections. The poll opened for public voting on the nominees July 1st and closed July 29th. The winners were determined by a statistical combination of the curators and popular vote. The grand prize winner of the Curators' Choice becomes N*de-of-the-Month.

The results are below:

1st: Amy by Sara Swan

Amy by Sara Swan


2nd: 4PM by Christopher Smith

4PM by Christopher Smith

3rd: 1920 by Guenter Knop

1920 by Guenter Knop


Honorable Mention: LOE by Mercadoocasio

LOE by Mercadoocasio


Honorable Mention: Elyssa by Jon Rettich

Elyssa by Jon Rettich


All nominees receive complementary listings. First, second and third place are also awarded cash prizes.

Congratulations All!

To see the July 2008 N*des-of-the-Month calendar and further details, click here.

To see the archives and all the barebrush curators, click here

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