Saturday, October 18, 2008

Barebrush Artist in Erasing Borders Exhibition

Barebrush artist Suhas Takvar is participating in the Indo-American Arts Council exhibit, "Erasing Borders 2008"

Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Indian Diaspora

Queens Museum of Art
Flushing Meadowns, Corona Park, New York

Reception: Sunday October 19, 3-6 PM

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome


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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Art Opportunity, Oct 23 Deadline: BAREBRUSH Call for Entries

November N*des-of-the-Month. Prizes. Includes Entry for Dec & Jan Calendar Contests.

New York, NY – October 2, 2008. All visual artists are invited by BAREBRUSH founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen to submit art of the nude for the November 2008 N*des-of-the-Month calendar contest.

Makaela Sardo Lamarche, curator for ACA Galleries, located in the Chelsea art district of NYC, will serve as guest curator for the November 2008 calendar exhibition. Mikaela was previously curator for barebrush in April 2007.

For the November exhibition, Mikaela wrote:

I am looking for originality among the individual artists as well as excellent technique and execution. I would like to see strong images executed with masterful technique.

Ms. Skeen noted that the April '07 calendar was a great success and the first calendar in which only one image was selected from each artist. This is the procedure which in now standard at barebrush. I am delighted to welcome Makaela back to show her how barebrush has grown and the excellent art we have on the site.

Call for Entry Details


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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Curators Choice: "Black River, White Hills"

New York, NY -- announces the winners of the Curators' Choice Awards for September 2008. The winning artwork, Black River, White Hills, is a photograph by New York artist Cindy Sibilsky. The photograph is a landscape of the torso (with tie). For the month of October, Black River, White Hills will grace the front page of the barebrush website as N*de-of-the-Month.

The September 2008 N*des-of-the-Month calendar was curated by Bob Hogge, founding director of Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery in the Chelsea art district of NYC. Hogge 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 September 1st and closed September 29th. 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: Black River, White Hills by Cindy Sibilsky

Black River, White Hills by Cindy Sibilsky


2nd: Mourning by Guenter Knop

Mourning by Guenter Knop

3rd: Zouka by Haydee Torres

Zouka by Haydee Torres


Honorable Mention: Heat by Ruth Bilowus Butler

Heat by Ruth Bilowus Butler


Honorable Mention: Motherhood by Serge Lis

Motherhood by Serge Lis


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

Congratulations All!

To see the Sepbember 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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LOOK HERE: October N*des-of-the-Month

Mystery in the darks -- When Claudia Seymour, president of the historic Salmagundi Club (oldest art club in NYC, founded 1871), sat down to select the October 2008 calendar, she had no idea of the variety and excellence of the selection. “Some of the art is absolutely fabulous,” she said afterwards.

Looking at the n*des of October, one is drawn in, pulled, maybe even impelled to look at each image more closely -- to click on the thumbnail and see the larger image behind it. There is a mystery and a romantic intimacy here. Some of the images appear easy to read in the thumbnail, but all invite closer inspection. “This is one of our most unusual and beautiful calendars, in the most positive and modern sense of the word,” said barebrush CEO, Ilene Skeen.

The 31 artists represented for October 2008 (with day of month) are: Glen Abel (9), Michael Apice (26), Ruth Butler (24), Donna Cleary (31), Donelli DiMaria (3), Mollie Kellogg (11), Guenter Knop (20), Donald Kolberg (8), Szn Kraft (6), Francien Krieg (12), Trisha Lambi (29), Serge Lis* (22), John Luce Lockett (21), Lucinda Luvaas (23), Will Maller* (19), Jean Marcellino (18), Mercadoocasio (13), Jacqui Morgan (4), Linda Moses (28), Kathy Ostman-Magnuesen* (5), Peter Matthews (14), Benjamin Nazareno* (1), Angelique Price (17), Jon Rettich (30), Cindy Sibilsky (2), Ilene Skeen (25), Christopher Smith (27), Sara Swan (7), Suhas Tavkar (15), Haydee Torres (10), Judy Volkman (16).

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). Curators' Choice nominees receive 8 additional complimentary listings and are in the running for cash prizes as well. YOU CAN VOTE NOW. Winners announced November 1st.

Check the 'New Art' to see the entries in the “Art Log”. Enjoy the n*de-of-the-day on the main page of barebrush. You can also enjoy the art offline with the free printer-friendly version and weekly planner (tiny calendar icons, barebrush), or shop for barebrush gear.

National press release

Salmagundi (SCNY)

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