Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Barebrush Artist, Jean Marcellino at Spring Studio, NYC

Spring Studio
64 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
Minerva Durham, Director

Jean Marcellino: Tonal Figures

October 5th - 28th, 2008

Reception: Sunday, October 5th

6-8 pm

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday, 5 until 6 pm
and by appointment

Monday, September 29, 2008

Call for Entries: Lexington Art League Nude 2009

This is a brick & mortar show in Lexington, Kentucky of interest to barebrush artists.

January 10 - March 1, 2009
Entry Deadline: October 31

The human figure in art is timeless and universal and has reverberated throughout art history and contemporary art practice. Contemporary artists have refocused our gaze on personal identity as a viable and engaging conduit for explorations of modern life, modern identity, and the social and sexual politics that impact us all. So with one foot planted firmly in the past and the other endlessly searching out the future, we approach the twenty-third annual Nude presented by the Lexington Art League. Artists are invited to submit images of their work, in any medium, along with an exhibition statement and resume for consideration by the selection committee. All media will be considered.


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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fun Art from Florida -- Faces & Fannies

Received from a barebrush artist. Enjoy!

There is a party in Key West every year where the people only wear body paint.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Barebrush Artist in OranjeIndy This Weekend

Barebrush artist, Joe Mays, wrote with this news:

OranjeIndy 2008 is a juried art and music festival that takes place in Indy every year. It's a major event. Over 200 artists submitted work for the show this year, I was one of about 40 who were selected to show at the event. The event is unlike any other art show I've ever been to, and I was thrilled to get selected. It's a very edgy show, too, and all the artists are encouraged to be doing something interactive in their space. I'm going to be setting up a computer operated "photo booth" with a projector projecting abstract imagery similar to that used in my art, so people can go in and press a button and pose while 4 images are taken of them, which they will then get to keep. I will be encouraging people to pose nude while in the booth.

For a link to OranjeIndy, click here

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 20th 8pm-2am
WHERE: 2323 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN
WHO: Anyone Age 21+ (ID REQUIRED) COST: $20
WHAT: 45 Fine Artists, 25 Music Acts, 5 Performance Stages, Indie Film Lounge, ORANJE Fashion Lounge, Helicon Lounge, Graffiti Exhibition, Interactive Painting, Bar & Food Service

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Art Opportunity, Sep 22 Deadline: Barebrush Call for Entries October N*des-of-the-Month

Prizes. Includes Entry for November Calendar Contest.


New York, NY – September 4, 2008. All visual artists are invited by BAREBRUSH's founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen to submit art of the nude for the October 2008 N*des-of-the-Month calendar contest.

Claudia Seymour, president of the historic Salmagundi Club in New York (SCNY) and a prize-winning, widely collected artist, will serve as guest curator for October 2008. Although generally thought of as a "traditional" art venue, the Salmagundi Club has been enthusiastically supportive of the barebrush project since its inception. The late, past president of SCNY, Richard Pionk, was curator for the barebrush October 2006 calendar exhibition.

Claudia had this to say about the art of the nude:

I think the hardest aspect is to present reality and the beauty of the human form without descending into hyper realism or caricature. A portrayal of the nude should have a certain amount of intrinsic grace yet preserve the traditional artistic requirements of value, edge, and tone. This is much easier said than done.

About the October calendar, Skeen noted, "Looking at Claudia's work, I was first struck by the clarity of form presented in the classical tradition, but looking longer, especially at her latest pieces, I noticed that her use of space and surface is certainly modern. When I mentioned that barebrush welcomes all media, all styles, Claudia said that she looks at and learns from all types of art. Ongoing, she has been 'trying to get the Club to accept and show a wider variety of work.' " Skeen continued, "I'm very pleased that barebrush is bringing modern and traditional sensibilities together. This is an interesting opportunity for barebrush artists."

The deadline for contest entries is September 22. All artists who work in this controversial genre are encouraged submit their art DIRECTLY ON THE BAREBRUSH WEBSITE. DO NOT SUBMIT ART TO THE SCNY. 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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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Art News: Barebrush Announces September Nude-of-the-Month

New York, NY -- Barebrush.com announces the winners of the Curators' Choice Awards for August 2008. The winning artwork, Freedom, is by Australian artist Jennie Rosenbaum. The oil painting in Jennie's distinctive style presents a fanciful image of a woman, arms outstretched, long hair streaming back, soaring in flight. For the month of September Freedom will grace the front page of the barebrush website as N*de-of-the-Month.

The August 2008 N*des-of-the-Month calendar was curated by Ann Aptaker, who is curator of Exhibitions at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ. Aptaker 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 August 1st and closed August 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: Freedom by Jennie Rosenbaum

Freedom by Jennie Rosenbaum


2nd: Untitle Nude by Haydee Torres

Untitle Nude by Haydee Torres

3rd: The New Yorker by Guenter Knop

The New Yorker by Guenter Knop


Honorable Mention: Sketch 5 by Sara Swan

Sketch 5 by Sara Swan


Honorable Mention: Nips and Duct by Donna Cleary

Nips and Duct by Donna Cleary


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

Congratulations All!

To see the August 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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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

N*des-of-the-Month September - 2nd Anniversary - Calendar

"Risk, investment, guts." According to Bob Hogge, director of Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery, that's what art, and the business of making and selling art is all about. And that's what he was looking for when he curated the barebrush September 2008 calendar -- our second anniversary show. Bob was busy preparing his new Jean-Marc Calvet show for the 2008-2009 Monkdogz' art season launch and reception, September 4. "We're filming the opening. It will be historic. A million-dollar documentary, prelude to a major motion picture. Tell everyone."

Still, Bob took his time and looked at the artwork carefully and critically. He especially liked Cindy Sibilsky's Black River, White Hills for its simplicity and elegance, and chose her piece for the honor of launching the September calendar. "The artist does whatever the work dictates to find the truth." Afterwards he said, "You have some good work here."

The 30 artists represented for September 2008 (with day of month) are: Glen Abel (11), Michael Apice (22), Grant Besley (25), Ruth Butler* (23), Donna Cleary (16), Donelli DiMaria (18) , Rene Hinds (6), Mollie Kellogg (3), Guenter Knop* (14), Szn Kraft (27), Serge Lis* (9), John Luce Lockett (29), Lucinda Luvaas (5), Jean Marcellino (15), Joe Mays (7), Jen Mazza (13), Dan McCormack (30), Mercadoocasio (8), David Moreschi (26), Kathy Ostman-Magnuesen (12), Angelique Price (21), Charles Schindler (24), Cindy Sibilsky* (1), Ilene Skeen (20), Christopher Smith (19), William Theirfelder (2), Randy Thurman (17), Haydee Torres* (10), Judy Volkman (4), Tim Woodhouse (28).

Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings. Five artists, indicated by asterisks (*), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards (box at right). Each nominee receives 8 additional complimentary listings and is in the running for cash prizes as well. YOU CAN VOTE NOW. Winners announced October 1st.

Check the 'New Art' to see the entries in the "Art Log". You can also enjoy the art offline with the free printer-friendly version and weekly planner (click on the tiny calendar icons, next to the month/year, above), or shop for barebrush gear including the calendar on shirts and bags (top menu). Click on the link above for more about Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery.

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