Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Barebrush Announces January & February N*des-of-the-Month

Happy New Year — Tom Picard, artist, and long-time member of the Salmagundi Club, selected the January and February 2010 N*des-of-the-Month with an eye towards variety and originality. His frequent comment was “Let’s take that one, it’s different.” Looking at the calendar itself, you can see sweetness of his choices — some are new to the calendars and others have been seen before. Old and new alike, they play well together.

If we are still shell shocked with two wars continuing, with the loss of more than 7 million jobs since September of 2008, and with the federal budget deficit being out of control, we may be relieved to see that January and February N*des of the Month offer a welcome respite to these woes, as the customary February thaw is a brief relief from winter. February is luscious without being impolite—truly a calendar to soothe. At the end of the session, Picard noted that he liked the process, calling it “interesting and fun,” and that he “tried to vary it.”

The 31 artists represented in January, 2010, in day order are:

1* Jean Marcellino, 2 Guenter Knop, 3 Chanit Roston, 4 Michael Apice, 5 William Thierfelder, 6 John Luce Lockett, 7 Hector Olvera, Etor, 8 C. Charles Wang, 9 Ilene Skeen, 10 Jon Rettich, 11* Judith Araujo-Volkmann, 12* Mollie Kellogg, 13 Malorie Shannon, 14* Donelli J. DiMaria, 15 Harald Grote, 16 Cindy Sibilsky, 17 Joseph Mays, 18 Dan McCormack, 19 Gary Paul Stutler, 20* BEN RIVIERE-NAZARENO, 21 Noah Aronson, 22 William Jobling, 23 Kristina Laurendi Havens, 24 Will Maller, 25 Tom Gore, 26 Tony Lee, 27 Gil Conradis, 28 Penelope Przekop, 29 Bill Teitsworth, NWS, 30 Jacqui Morgan, 31 Haydee Torres.

The 28 artists represented in February, 2010, in day order are:

1* Chanit Roston, 2 Mollie Kellogg, 3 Kelly Borsheim, 4* Janet A. Cook, 5 Stephen Panoushek, 6 Tony Lee, 7 William Thierfelder, 8 Tina Johnston, 9 Terry Hinkle, 10* David Michael Hollander, 11 Bill Teitsworth, NWS, 12 Peter King, 13 Kelly Croisdale, 14 William Jobling, 15 Grant Besley, 16* Christopher Smith, 17 Guenter Knop, 18 Anthony Gordon, 19 Sara Swan, 20 Ilene Skeen, 21 Jean Marcellino, 22 Susan (SZN) Kraft, 23* Joseph Mays, 24 Aryn Chapman, 25 Gary Paul Stutler, 26 Michael Apice, 27 tim woodhouse, 28 Kathy Ostman Magnusen.

Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings.You can also vote for “My Favorite N*de,” the poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artists in “My Favorite N*de” receive one (1) complementary listing. Five artists, indicated by asterisks (*), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards. Curators’ Choice nominees receive 8 additional complimentary listings. There is also a Curators' Choice poll which is a combination of public voting and the voting by past curators. The top three artists receive cash prizes. The polls close on the 28th of the month and the winners are announced on the first day of the following month. In the case of these calendars, February 1 and March 1, respectively

The January and Feburary calendars are in previews now (for members only). January will go live to the public on New Years at midnight. February will go live on February 1.

About Barebrush
The goal of barebrush is to increase the awareness, appreciation and acceptance of the art of the nude. Founded in 2006, the current calendars are numbers 41 and 42.

http://www.barebrush.com/
dedicated to the art of the nude

Press release
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Art Opportunity: Deadline December 16, 2009 - CALL FOR ENTRIES

Barebrush Jan & Feb 2010 N*des-of-the-Month. Curator to select 59 artworks. Prizes.

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."


CALL FOR ENTRIES: Details


Monday, November 02, 2009

Barebrush Announces N*des-of-the-Month for Nov & Dec 2009

NEW YORK/EWORLDWIRE/Nov 2, 2009 --- Barebrush.com, online publisher of the N*des-of-the-Month calendars announces calendars numbers 39 and 40. Guest curator was Marina Hadley of Monkdogz Urban Art in Chelsea. Hadley selected both November and October together, commenting that she liked having a good selection. “It's nice to see a minimum of five [works]... You really start to understand what the artist is trying to achieve.” For the two months, Hadley chose 61 artworks by 48 artists. Hadley was greatly impressed by the quality and variety of art. “I found it really difficult to choose.” At the end, she commented: “So many have a story. The art is part of the artist's ongoing life, before and after that moment.”

The 30 artists represented in November, 2009, in day order are: 1* Dan McCormack, 2* Jean Marcellino, 3 Tony Lee, 4 Cindy Sibilsky, 5 Michael Seif, 6 Grant Besley, 7 Randy Thurman, 8 Terry Hinkle, 9 Guenter Knop, 10 Christopher Smith, 11 tim woodhouse, 12 Kristina Laurendi Havens, 13 Malorie Shannon, 14 William Thierfelder, 15 Ilene Skeen, 16 Gary Paul Stutler, 17 Anthony Gordon, 18* Donna Cleary, 19* Kathy Ostman-Magnusen, 20 Roger Cummiskey, 21 Haydee Torres, 22 Janet A. Cook, 23 Donelli J. DiMaria, 24 John Luce Lockett, 25 Emily Stedman, 26 Ruth Butler, 27* Jacqui Morgan, 28 C. Charles Wang, 29 Harald Grote, 30 Ivanka Dukic.

The 31 artists represented in December 2009, in day order are: 1* Guenter Knop, 2* Gary Paul Stutler, 3 tim woodhouse, 4 Lucinda Luvaas, 5 Jean Marcellino, 6 Joseph Mays, 7* Tony Lee, 8 Anthony Gordon, 9 Judith Araujo-Volkmann, 10 Kasper Holten, 11 Susan (SZN) Kraft, 12 Aryn Chapman, 13 Francien Krieg, 14 Mollie Kellogg, 15 Hector Olvera, Etor, 16 Leon Nicholas Kalas, 17 Dan McCormack, 18 BEN RIVIERE-NAZARENO, 19 Michael Apice, 20* Ruth Butler, 21 C. Charles Wang, 22 Eric Angeloch, 23 Colleen Martin, 24 Tina Johnston, 25 David Michael Hollander, 26 Jacqui Morgan, 27 Kathy Ostman-Magnusen, 28 Mark Behme, 29* Kelly Borsheim, 30 Donelli J. DiMaria, 31 Chanit Roston.

The November calendar is live to the public on barebrush.com . The December calendar is in previews for members only and will be live to the public on December 1.

About BAREBRUSH.com
The mission of barebrush.com is to increase the public awareness, appreciation and acceptance of the art of the nude. Membership is free. Artist members pay nominal fees to list their artworks and participate in the competitions. Artwork is selected for the N*des-of-the-Month calendars by guest art professionals. Each of the artists selected for the calendars receive two (2) complimentary listings for each artwork selected. Asterisks (*) indicate Curators' Choice nominees. Curators' Choice nominees receive additional complimentary listings and are in competition for cash prizes. The site has recently upgraded to accept all art genres, but for now, only nudes have a calendar contest. Online since 2006.


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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Barebrush Announces Curators Choice Winners for September 2009

New York, NY -- Barebrush.com announces the winners of the Curators' Choice Awards for September 2009. The winning artwork, Off Road Female is a brash mixed media torso. For the month of October, Off Road Female is on the front page of the barebrush website as N*de-of-the-Month.

The September 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar was curated by Mary Logan of Kim Foster Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. Logan 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 28th. 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: Off Road Female by Ruth Butler


Off Road Female by Ruth Butler

New Mexico...
[more]



2nd: Magical Flight by Chanit Roston

Magical Flight by Chanit Roston
New York...
[more]




3rd: N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang
N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang
Virginia...
[more]


Honorable Mention: STUDY 10 by William Thierfelder

STUDY 10 by William Thierfelder

New York...
[more]



Honorable Mention: THE WAY WE WERE by Lucinda Luvaas


THE WAY WE WERE by Lucinda Luvaas

California...
[more]



All nominees receive complementary listings. First, second and third place are also awarded cash prizes. Winners of the second, popular poll, "My Favorite N*de" are posted on the August calendar.

Congratulations All!


To see the calendar, all of the winners and futher details, click here.

To see the calendar archives, all previous calendars and barebrush curators, click here.

To see this month's calendar and vote in the Curators' Choice and "My Favorite N*de", click here.

About barebrush.com
The mission of barebrush.com is to increase the public awareness, appreciation and acceptance of the art of the nude. Membership is free. Artist members pay nominal fees to list their artworks and participate in the competitions.

Online since 2006.

My apologies to the artists for the lateness of this release due to intense development work at barebrush for the new system.



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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Art Opportunity: Deadline October 16 - Barebrush N*des-of-the-Month

New York, NY – Sept 17, 2009. All visual artists are invited by BAREBRUSH founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen to submit art of the nude for the November and December 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar contests.

Guest curator for the November and December exhibitions is Ms. Marina Hadley, co-owner of Monkdogz Urban Art, NYC. Prior to the gallery, Hadley was responsible for a multi-million dollar corporate contemporary art collection. As a management consultant she has also provided marketing, sales, organizational and strategic support to art organizations. When asked what she will be looking for, Hadley said:

“I am looking for integrity of work above all else. I need to see the soul of the artist reflected in the work; the commitment and investment of the artist. I want to be able to understand the context within which the work exists; the past and the future, not just the moment that has been captured. I wish to have a dialogue with not only the artist but with the subject. I am hoping to being engaged, challenged and inspired by the work.”


About Monkdogz Urban Art
Monkdogz Urban Art is a contemporary art gallery and dealer in New York City, representing artists from around the world since 2005. The aim of Monkdogz is to provide exceptional artists with a platform to showcase their work on the world stage, bringing them together with collectors and art institutions for dialogue and mutual benefit. Bob Hogge, the galley's other co-owner was curator for barebrush N*des-of-the-Month, March 2007.


To see the complete call for entry details and prizes, click here.



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Friday, September 04, 2009

Attention Artists: The New Barebrush is Coming Soon

Just a note to let you know that the new barebrush enhancements are on their way. The enhancements include:

  • Larger images allowed for upload
  • Larger images displayed at the site
  • Dynamic pages
  • Online editing including text, expirations, renewals
  • Better search facilities
  • Simplified layout

I could write much more about these exciting developments, but I've got to get back to work to get them done for you instead.

Thank you all for your interest and participation. Barebrush is 3 years old this month and we are going to the "next level."

Best regards,

Ilene

www.barebrush.com
dedicated to the art of the nude

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Curators' Choice Awards -- August Winners from Barebrush

New York, NY -- Barebrush.com announces the winners of the Curators' Choice Awards for August 2009. The winning artwork, Angela, is an evocative and skillful contemporary image of the purposeful and the accidental combined. For the month of September Angela is on the front page of the barebrush website as N*de-of-the-Month.

The August 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar was curated by Vaughn Lewis of Magnan Projects in Chelsea, NYC. Lewis 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 28th. 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: Angela by Haydee Torres


Angela by Haydee Torres

Florida...
[more]



2nd: Pause by Eric Angeloch
Pause by Eric Angeloch

New York...
[more]




3rd: Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman

Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman
New York...
[more]




Honorable Mention: Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey


Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey

Malaga, Spain...
[more]



Honorable Mention: Reflections by Grant Besley


Reflections by Grant Besley

New Mexico...
[more]



All nominees receive complementary listings. First, second and third place are also awarded cash prizes. Winners of the second, popular poll, "My Favorite N*de" are posted on the August calendar.

Congratulations All!


To see the calendar, all of the winners and futher details, click here.

To see the calendar archives, all previous calendars and barebrush curators, click here.

To see this month's calendar and vote in the Curators' Choice and "My Favorite N*de", click here.

About barebrush.com
The mission of barebrush.com is to increase the public awareness, appreciation and acceptance of the art of the nude. Membership is free. Artist members pay nominal fees to list their artworks and participate in the competitions.

Online since 2006.



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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Adult Art: Sept & Oct Nudes-of-the-Month from Barebrush

NYC curator selects 2 months, 61 artworks, 41 artists for Barebrush 3rd anniversary

Funky, Parts 1 & 2: Mary Logan of Kim Foster Gallery loves to laugh. Her laugh is gentle and welcoming, never derisive or negative. When Logan agreed to curate September and October, launching the 2009-2010 art season, she worked hard at stating the essence of what she would like to see. Her final version on the call for entries:"Capturing a sense of personal identity or expression in a birthday suit display. What fun!"

The N*des-of-the-Month September calendar is the 37th barebrush monthly calendar. It celebrates the third anniversary of barebrush. All previous calendar art can be viewed in the calendar archives (link at right). As barebrush launches into its 4th year, creator Ilene Skeen says, "More than ever we are sure that by demonstrating success at barebrush, we move toward our goal of increasing the awareness, appreciation and acceptance of the art of the nude."

October 2009 N*des-of-the-Month was part 2 of Logan's curation effort. For the two months, she chose 61 artworks by 41 artists. Logan had a singular vision for both months. In terms of artistic skill, she looked for form and color, energy and solidity on the page. In terms of personality, she looked for humor and narrative. Funky was her byword for a down-home compliment.

The September calendar is live to the public on the website now. The October calendar is in previews (for members only) and will be live to the public on October 1.

About BAREBRUSH.com
The mission of barebrush.com is to increase the public awareness, appreciation and acceptance of the art of the nude. Membership is free. Artist members pay nominal fees to list their artworks and participate in the competitions.

Each of the artists selected for the calendars receive two (2) complimentary listings for each artwork selected. Asterisks (*) indicate Curators' Choice nominees. Curators' Choice nominees receive additional complimentary listings and are in competition for cash prizes. Barebrush.com the "sexy art calendar"contest, dedicated to the art of the nude. Online since 2006.

For the complete list of artists represented, see the press release or http://www.barebrush.com/.


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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Art Opportunity - Deadline Aug 14th - Call for Entries

Only one week left - Start the 2009-2010 art season with your best shot!

New York, NY – August 6, 2009 - Friendly reminder. If you haven't entered your art of the nude for the September calendar, now is the time. September 2009 is the 37th monthly calendar from barebrush.com. That's right, our third anniversary!

Right now, we're in transition, going through a "makeover" to make barebrush more user friendly, but you don't want to miss this opportunity to launch the 2010 art season with the most professional, no nonsense display of YOUR art on the internet.

I am looking forward to seeing (and presenting) more great art on barebrush.com. By the way -- the curator is going to select the October calendar at the same time, so winning artists will have lots of time to notify contacts (and press) of their success.

Here is the opening text of our call for entries, first published July 14th. For more information, click on the link below.

All visual artists are invited by BAREBRUSH founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen to submit art of the nude for the September and October 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar contests.

More info


Thanks for your interest and many, many thanks to barebrush artists and art lovers. Barebrush is dedicated to increasing the awareness, acceptance and appreciation of the art of the nude. Online since 2006.

With sincere regards,

Ilene Skeen
CEO

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Curators Choice Awards -- July winners from Barebrush

New York, NY -- Barebrush.com announces the winners of the Curators' Choice Awards for July 2009. The winning artwork, Lupe_8-07-07--8CD, is a pinhole camera digital print by New York artist Dan McCormack who writes, "That is a wonderful image. I owe it all to Lupe!" For the month of July, Lupe_8-07-07--8CDis on the front page of the barebrush website as N*de-of-the-Month.

The July 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar was curated by Vaughn Lewis of Magnan Projects in Chelsea, NYC. Lewis 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 28th. 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: Lupe_8-07-07--8CD by Dan McCormack


Lupe_8-07-07--8CD by  Dan McCormack

New York...
[more]



2nd: Three Ugly Ladies by Colleen Martin
Three Ugly Ladies by Colleen Martin

New York...
[more]




3rd: Lipo on a budget by Donna Cleary

Lipo on a budget by Donna Cleary
New York...
[more]




Honorable Mention: The Animal Within III Series by Leon Nicholas Kalas


The Animal Within III Series by Leon Nicholas Kalas

New York...
[more]



Honorable Mention: Find a way in by Frank Olesen


Find a way in by Frank Olesen

Denmark...
[more]



All nominees receive complementary listings. First, second and third place are also awarded cash prizes, and are featured on the barebrush microsite at ArtInfo, the online web resource of the Gallery Guide.Congratulations All!


To see the July 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar and further details, click here.

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

To see the barebrush microsite at ArtInfo, featuring the Curators' Choice winners, (updated shortly)click here


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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Polls Open for Voting on the August 2009 N*de-of-the-Month Art Calendar

Voting underway for the August 2009 N*des-of-the-Month art calendar contest, July 2009 contest results to be announced August 1.



Polls opened today for voting on the August 2009 N*des-of-the-Month art calendar contest provided by barebrush.com. The August calendar is in previews (members only) at the website and will be live to the public for viewing (and voting) on August 1.



Results of the voting on the July 2009 calendar are being tallied and winners will be announced at the website on August 1.



About the N*des-of-the-Month Polls

Each month a guest curator selects the calendar exhibition and the "Curators Choice" nominees. Previous barebrush curators review the nominees and vote in a special poll. The public is also invited to vote. Winners are determined by a statistical combination of curators' poll and the public voting. Prizes include complimentary listings and cash. There is also a second poll, "My Favorite N*de" contest, which includes all art of the calendar art (with more complementary listings to winners). For the last year, curators have been commenting about how they wished the months were longer, so that they could choose more artwork. To resolve this problem, beginning in July 2009, the curators choose two months at a time. Barebrush is currently accepting submissions of art for September and October 2009.



About barebrush.com

Membership is free. Membership is required to submit art. There is a nominal fee to submit art. Instructions are at the website, http://www.barebrush.com/.




Each of the artists selected for the calendars receive two (2) complimentary listings for each artwork selected. Curators' Choice nominees receive additional listings and are placed in the Curators' Choice Poll. All the art in each calendar is included in the "My Fav N*de" poll.

As part of the Barebrush continual submission process, art entered on or before August 14 , 2009 will be automatically considered for the September and October 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendars. For more information, and the call for entries for Sept/Oct, click here.



The curator for November and December contests will be announced during September.



Barebrush.com the "sexy art calendar"contest, dedicated to the art of the nude. Online since 2006.



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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

BAREBRUSH BLAST-O-GRAM Summer 2009

In This Issue:

N*des-of-the-Month - Sept/Oct 2009

Enhancements at BAREBRUSH

The Sad Tale of Videonomorefornow



FYI: I changed to a text-only newsletter because it is quicker and less hassle. In the archives, the email company posted the Blast-O-Gram with no carriage returns or line feeds and no spaces between words at the start and end of sentences. What are they thinking?

N*des-of-the-Month - Sept/Oct 2009
Guest curator for the September and October exhibitions is Ms. Mary Logan of Kim Foster Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. Logan is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art with a degree in Fine Arts.

When asked what she would like to see for the September and October calendars, she said, laughing:

"Capturing a sense of personal identity or expression in a birthday
suit display. What fun!"

See the complete call for entries here.

By the way, as her comment implies, Mary Logan has a sense of humor as well as an eye for art. Kim Foster, the gallery owner and founder, had the same approach back in 2007 -- "It made me laugh," Foster said about one piece, "That counts for something!"

Please note the entry deadline: Aug 14

Enhancements at BAREBRUSH
Several major improvements are in the works at barebrush.

1. Curators select two months at a time
For over a year, every curator has mentioned that there were just "not enough days in the month" and art they wanted to include had to be left out. The right ratio of selection seems to be about 12 to 1 so if there are over 400 entries for a contest, we can open it up to include the second month.

For the July contest, I asked Vaughn Lewis to curate August as well. Lewis chose 62 pieces. The rules were simple: an artist could have one piece in either or both calendars, but no duplicates. Lewis chose 62 pieces from 44 artists, 10 artists as Curators' Choice.

The July calendar is live to the public now and the August is in previews (to members only). August will go live on August 1st. Voting for the July Curators' Choice is underway and will start for August on July 29.

Happily, we have over 400 entries for the current contest, so Mary Logan will definitely be doing two months as well (Sept/Oct).

2. Enhanced Membership System
On June 2, our website host provider upgraded their system causing three critical barebrush components to fail. Needless to say this was a huge problem and strain of resources to find solutions. One of the solutions was to upgrade our membership system (which has been completed). It looks very much like it did before, but several new components are installed which will make the following improvements possible (to be completed by summer's end). Among the most welcome improvements will be:

A. A standard login form on the pages (goodbye pop-up window!)

B. Integration with e-commerce -- (you will see your account balances on your mybarebrush page)

C. Artist info database (your artist name exactly the way you want it, your contact info, location, etc.) The big benefit of this is that if you move or change your preferred contact, ALL of your detail pages on barebrush will change automatically, hooray!)


3. Enhanced Uploader/Lightbox System
There are fundamental structural improvements to the uploader system process. The lightbox will become integrated with the Uploader. Here are the changes you will notice and which will have the most impact on your use of the system:

A. Bigger image size, bigger upload file size, more file formats accepted.

B. Edit capability for your image text - if you notice that you need to make a change after the artwork is on the web.

C. Choice of image term and renewal status at uploader time. Display of expiration date, renewal status, etc. (to you, the artist only, not to the public).

D. Possible multiple image uploads -- upload up to 5 images and see the thumbnails as you enter your title and descriptive information. This is complex and may not be initially available.

E. "Next" capability -- when your viewers are looking at your lightbox,they will be able to click "Next/Previous" to the detail pages without having to go back to the lightbox each time. From the number of people who have asked about this, NEXT is the biggie!


4. Better Search Engine Capability
In the "new and improved" barebrush, art pages will be made dynamically from the mySQL database using css for formatting. The reformatting will result in better headline control and thus higher position in standard search engines.

5. Ad for 2009-2010
The ad for 2009-2010 will appear in the Gallery Guide beginning with the September issue. It is directed to the public and art buyers. I hope to run it in upscale general magazines like "The New Yorker" and others.

The aim of these enhancements is to make barebrush more user friendly, more artist friendly and capable of automatically supporting the BUY-NOW program which will allow you to sell your art directly from barebrush.

Although I can't make any promises because of constraints of technology and time, if you have a "wish-list" idea that you would like to see in barebrush, let me know, and if we can do it and it is consistent with our program, we'll make it happen.

Final question on this topic: the June 2 disruption was major. As a user and an artist on barebrush, you probably want to know "Will this happen again?" The answer is, I don't think so. The changes the website host made were legitimate and for security purposes. There are ways of implementing code which does not create vulnerabilities and the enhanced barebrush is taking advantage of these more sophisticated techniques.


The Sad Tale of Videonomorefornow
Well, we did videos from November through May and we had no problems, but in June, I made the mistake of putting the band's name in my press release headline. Their management wanted $$ instead of publicity.

"Well," I said, "We're not making any money on it. What do you want?"
"You have to stop using it," was the answer.
"Okay," I said, "We'll take it down."
"How soon can you do this?" was the question.
"Immediately."
"Oh." He sounded disappointed.


Some savvy music management companies know how to put a buy-now button on a page featuring their music so that the user could buy the album then and there. Unfortunately this was not one of them.

Videos will come back when bands seek us instead of the other way around. Have to concentrate on the fundamentals of the site -- we're too small to get sidetracked right now.

Sept/Oct contest deadline Aug 14.

Launch your 2009-2010 art season with a good display.

Remember: new nudes are good news!

Best regards,

Ilene

Note for Newbies: You can catch up on developments with back issues of recent BLAST-O-GRAMs at the website. Or just write me if you have a question: iskeen@barebrush.com.

The BLAST-O-GRAM is produced by:
ILS Designs, LLC,
372 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7D,
New York, NY 10018


N*des-of-the-Month
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On line since 2006
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Membership in barebrush.com is free, fees to post art, $1 per artwork for 60 days. Art judged by guest art professionals. Prizes.

We never sell or share your email address or info. We send one (1) general mailing per month, called the Barebrush Blast-O-Gram.



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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Art Opportunity: Deadline Aug 14: Barebrush N*des-of-the-Month

New York, NY – July 14, 2009. All visual artists are invited by BAREBRUSH founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen to submit art of the nude for the September and October 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar contests.

Guest curator for the September and October exhibitions is Ms. Mary Logan of Kim Foster Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. Logan is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art with a degree in Fine Arts. When asked what she would like to see for the September and October calendars, she said, laughing:

"Capturing a sense of personal identity or expression in a birthday suit display. What fun!"

About Kim Foster Gallery
Kim Foster Gallery promotes a select group of contemporary artists that have been with the gallery for over a decade. The gallery is focused on enabling these artists to explore and evolve in significantly different ways, but with remarkable coherence within the gallery's affinity towards unconventional work. Kim Foster, the galley's owner/director was curator for barebrush N*des-of-the-Month, June 2007.

To see the complete call for entry details and prizes, click here.

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Curators Choice Awards from barebrush.com

New York, NY -- Barebrush.com announces the winners of the Curators' Choice Awards for June 2009. The winning artwork, Hand behind the back, is a drawing by New York artist David Michael Hollander who writes, "I am always trying to capture movement within the stillness of drawings." For the month of July, Hand behind the backis on the front page of the barebrush website as N*de-of-the-Month.

The June 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar was curated by widely-collected artist, Del-Bourree Bach, represented by several galleries in New England and Florida. Bach 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 June 1st and closed June 28th. 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: Hand behind the back by David Michael Hollander


Hand behind the back by David Michael Hollander
New York...
[more]

2nd: Tuesday N*de by Bill Teitsworth, NWS

Tuesday N*de by Bill Teitsworth, NWS
Pennsylvania...
[more]


3rd: Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith Pennsylvania...
[more]





Torus by Michael Seif
Massachusetts...
[more]



Honorable Mention: Transparency by Gerard Lartigue


Transparency by Gerard Lartigue
Toulouse, France...
[more]



All nominees receive complementary listings. First, second and third place are also awarded cash prizes, and are featured on the barebrush microsite at ArtInfo, the online web resource of the Gallery Guide.Congratulations All!


To see the June2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar and further details, click here.

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

To see the barebrush microsite at ArtInfo, featuring the Curators' Choice winners, click here


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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Adult Art: July & August N*des-of-the-Month from barebrush

Curator selects 2 months, 62 artworks, 44 artists

SUB-CONTEXT -- When Vaughn Lewis of Magnan Projects agreed to curate July, he said, "I will be looking for something edgy, gritty and fresh. I will be very interested to see work which adds sub-context to the image, pushing the genre into nude-plus."

For N*des-of-the-Month July 2009, Lewis chose images which he felt generated an affecting presence. What's going on? Who are these people? Is the factor of their nakedness central or incidental to their story? The July calendar gives viewers a lot to look at and think about. Laughing out loud, Lewis launched the month with Dan McCormack' s Lupe. "The finger and naked on a tractor," he said, "that's sub-context."

ESSENCE OF NUDE - When Lewis agreed to curate July 2009, little did he know that he would also be asked to participate in an experiment! For months, curators have been saying that they wished there were more days in the month so they could pick more works. As part of the selection of the July 2009 calendar, Lewis was asked to curate August -- so he got to pick 62 pieces (with no duplicates). Lewis was very excited about the selection process and the fact that he was the first to get this opportunity. He themed this calendar as a dedication to the skill, sensibility and aesthetic of the art of the nude. When asked about the experience, he was almost at a loss for words, "I had to look at every artist, not to miss anyone, especially newcomers." For August, Lewis chose Haydee Torres' Angela to launch the month - an evocative and skillful contemporary image of the purposeful and the accidental combined.

In all, 62 artworks by 44 artists were selected. The July calendar is live to the public on the website now. The August calendar is in previews (for members only) and will be live to the public on August 1.

For the complete list of artists represented, see the press release or http://www.barebrush.com/.


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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Barebrush Announces May 09 Curators Choice Awards

New York, NY -- Barebrush.com announces the winners of the Curators' Choice Awards for May 2009. The winning artwork, Balanced Vulnerability, is an unusual painting, done with Sharpie® markers by Tennessee artist, Angelique Price. For the month of June, Balanced Vulnerability is on the front page of the barebrush website as N*de-of-the-Month.

The May 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar was curated by artist, gallerist and independent curator, Sarah Hardesty. Hardesty 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 May 1st and closed May 28th. 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: Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Price


Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Price
Tennessee
...
[more]



2nd: The mirror by Chanit Roston

 The mirror by Chanit Roston
New York
...
[more]


3rd: Internet Dating by Donna Cleary

Internet Dating by Donna Cleary
New York
...
[more]





The Descent by Michael Seif
Massachusetts
[more]



Honorable Mention: He Did Not Say No. He Said, Please Don't. by Irina Sarnetskaya


He Did Not Say No. He Said, Please Don't. by Irina Sarnetskaya
New York
...
[more]



All nominees receive complementary listings. First, second and third place are also awarded cash prizes, and are featured on the barebrush microsite at ArtInfo, the online web resource of the Gallery Guide.

Congratulations All!


To see the May 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar and further details, click here.

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

To see the barebrush microsite at ArtInfo, featuring the Curators' Choice winners, click here




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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Art Opportunity: Deadline June 22: Barebrush N*des-of-the-Month

New York, NY – June 2, 2009. All visual artists are invited by BAREBRUSH founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen to submit art of the nude for the July 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar contest.

Guest curator for the July exhibition is Mr. Vaughn Lewis. Lewis is a young artist as well as a gallery assistant at Magnan Projects, a well-established Chelsea art gallery. In our continuing efforts to provide both diversity and continuity of curators, Alberto Magnan, founder of Magnan Projects, who curated the July 2007 barebrush N*des-of-the-Month calendar, graciously endorsed Vaughn Lewis as curator for July 2009.

When asked what he will be looking for when selecting the art, Lewis said:

I will be looking for something edgy, gritty and fresh. I will be very interested to see work which adds sub-context to the image, pushing the genre into nude +.

For more about Vaughn Lewis, Magnan Projects and the complete details of the call for entries, click here.





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Monday, June 01, 2009

Adult Art: June '09 N*des-of-the-Month from Barebrush

"The Sexy Art Calendar" 30 Artists. Curators' Choice.


MIXING IT UP -- Del-Bourree Bach is a widely-collected artist who is very active in several art organizations (American Society of Marine Artists, Salmagundi Club, AAPL and others). He is represented in galleries in New England and Florida. Bach approached the curation with enthusiasm and decisiveness. As he went through the selection, he looked especially for good design and unusual statements in a variety of media. He had said in the call, "I will be looking for mastery of the medium, but also uniqueness -- something that really grabs me."


True to his intention, some of his choices are elegantly simple in design, others complex. All are visually arresting, even in the thumbnail size where clear design is the major requirement. What's more, all invite a closer look at the detail, and deliver a satisfying "ah" to the discerning art lover.


The 30 artists represented in June 2009 (with day of month) are: Ruth Butler (9), Donna Cleary (30), Janet Cook (6), Donelli DiMaria (14), Anthony Gordon (8), David Hollander* (4), Mollie Kellogg (20), Guenter Knop (25), Francien Krieg (10), Gerard Lartique* (12), Tony Lee (7), Lucinda Luvaas (16), Jean Marcellino (3), Joe Mays (23), Dan McCormack (24), Jacqui Morgan (13), Kathy Ostman-Magnusen (15), Angelique Price (22), Chanit Roston (17), Michael Seif* (1), Cindy Sibilsky (26), Ilene Skeen (21), Christopher Smith* (18), Bill Teitsworth, NWS* (19), William Thierfelder (11), Randy Thurman (27), Judy Volkmann (5), C. Charles Wang (28), Kathryn Wasserman (29), Tim Woodhouse (2).


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. Curators' Choice nominees receive 8 additional complimentary listings. The top three artists receive cash prizes. You can also vote for “My Favorite N*de,” the poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artists in “My Favorite N*de” receive one (1) complementary listing. YOU CAN VOTE NOW. Winners announced July 1st.



Curators Choice winners for May 2009.

National press release
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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Art Opportunity: Deadline May 23: Barebrush N*des-of-the-Month

Call for Entries. Prizes. Video. Includes Entry for July Calendar Contest.

New York, NY – May 5, 2009. All visual artists are invited by BAREBRUSH founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen to submit art of the nude for the June 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar contest.

Guest curator for the June exhibition is Mr. Del-Bouree Bach, a widely-collected and represented artist, very active in numerous art organizations on their boards and their art comittees. When asked what he will be looking for in the June calendar, Mr. Bach said:

I will be looking for mastery of the medium, but also uniqueness -- something that really grabs me. So it's really about two things: all the normal things --- good design, technique, etc., but also, and sometimes more so, "out there."
More about artist, Del-Bouree Bach, and call for entries details


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Monday, May 04, 2009

Curators Choice Awards Apr 09 from barebrush.com

New York, NY -- Barebrush.com announces the winners of the Curators' Choice Awards for April 2009. The winning artwork, A Celebration of Life, is an oil painting by New York artist, Judith Araujo-Volkmann. For the month of May, A Celebration of Life is on the front page of the barebrush website as N*de-of-the-Month.

The April 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar was curated by Tom Taffe, artist and officer of the Salmagundi Club. Taffe 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 April 1st and closed April 28th. 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: A Celebration of Life by Judith Araujo-Volkmann


A Celebration of Life by Judith Araujo-Volkmann
New York
...
[more]



2nd: Hands and Wings by David Michael Hollander

 Wings by David Michael Hollander
New York
...
[more]


3rd: Red Hat #2 by Donelli J. DiMaria

Red Hat #2 by Donelli J. DiMaria
New Mexico
...
[more]





Terra Pranas by Christopher Smith
Pennsylvania
...
[more]



Honorable Mention: The Other Woman by Mark Behme


The Other Woman by Mark Behme
Maryland
...
[more]



All nominees receive complementary listings. First, second and third place are also awarded cash prizes, and are featured on the barebrush microsite at ArtInfo, the online web resource of the Gallery Guide.

Congratulations All!


To see the April 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar and further details, click here.

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

To see the barebrush microsite at ArtInfo, featuring the Curators' Choice winners, click here




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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Adult Art: May '09 N*des-of-the-Month From Barebrush

May Calendar: 31 Artists, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed Media

INTENSE DIVERSIONS -- Sarah Hardesty is a young, energetic artist, the assistant director of a well-established Chelsea art gallery and independent curator. She approached the N*des-of-the-Month curation task iteratively - sweeping through, taking notes, and sweeping through again and again, taking more notes, crossing out, adding. It was a silent, intense process. When she was finished, she read her choices and said that she enjoyed it.

Some of her choices push the genre: is it nude? is it figure? Maybe, maybe not, but is it fun? Definitely! Emotive power and skill were keys to her selection.

The 31 artists represented in May 2009 (with day of month) are: Grant Besley (4), Kelly Borsheim (25), Ruth Butler (15), Donna Cleary* (1), Janet Cook (16), Kelly Croisdale (7), Donelli DiMaria (22), Harald Grote (17), David Hollander (8), Kasper Holten (31), Leon Kalas (2), Guenter Knop (20), Szn Kraft (3), Francien Krieg (23), Gerard Lartique (13), Lucinda Luvaas (4), Jean Marcellino (9), Will Maller (28), Joe Mays (21), Dan McCormack (14), Angelique Price (10), Chanit Roston* (12), Irina Sarnetskaya* (27), Michael Seif* (11), Ilene Skeen (24), Christopher Smith (30), Bill Teitsworth, NWS (29), William Thierfelder (18), Randy Thurman (19), C. Charles Wang (6), Kathryn Wasserman (26).

The May 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar is in previews now at barebrush.com (for members only). Public release May 1 for the May calendar and winners of the April Curators' Choice awards.

Press Release
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Curators Choice Awards from barebrush.com

Polls are closed. Results to be announced May 1.



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May N*des-of-the-Month from barebrush.com

In previews now to members only. Update to follow.




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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Art Opportunity: Deadline April 23 - barebrush May N*des-of-the-Month

All visual artists are invited by BAREBRUSH founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen to submit art of the nude for the May 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar contest.

Guest curator for the May exhibition is Ms. Sarah Hardesty, artist, assistant director of a well-established contemporary Chelsea art gallery, and independent curator. When asked about curating the May calendar, Ms. Hardesty wrote:

I am interested in seeing work that is intellectually, emotionally, or socially stimulating, paired with an innovative use of materials. Also, work that extends beyond any limitations of what it means to reference the figure.


Ms. Skeen noted:
Barebrush is absolutely committed to the guest curator approach and to helping artists find collectors and make connections with galleries. Artists succeed by getting people excited about their work. This includes dealers, collectors, other artists, and art professionals. Independent curators also have a many contacts in the art world and it is very encouraging that barebrush is finding a lot of interest from this part of the business. I believe that barebrush is supplying a unique service: validation of art of the nude by a wide-variety of well-respected art professionals. In addition, it it evident that the public especially enjoys the monthly calendars and the videos. By
demonstrating success at barebrush, we more toward our goal of increasing the awareness, appreciation and acceptance of the art of the nude.

Call for entries details

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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Curators Choice Awards March 09 from barebrush.com

New York, NY -- Barebrush.com announces the winners of the Curators' Choice Awards for March 2009. The winning artwork, 4pm, is a relief sculpture by Pennsylvania artist, Christopher Smith. For the month of April, 4pm is on the front page of the barebrush website as N*de-of-the-Month.

The March 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar was curated by artist and teacher, Sherry Camhy. Camhy 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 March 1st and closed March 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: 4PM by Christopher Smith


4PM by Christopher Smith
Pennsylvania
...
[more]



2nd: Red Hat #3 by Donelli J. DiMaria

Red Hat #3 by Donelli J.   DiMaria
New Mexico
...
[more]


3rd: Symmetry by Guenter Knop

Symmetry by Guenter Knop
New York
...
[more]


Honorable Mention: Circuitboard Jungle #80 by Joseph Mays

Circuitboard Jungle #80 by Joseph Mays
Kentucky
...
[more]



Honorable Mention: Greeting The Day by Lucinda Luvaas


Greeting The Day by Lucinda Luvaas
California
...
[more]


All nominees receive complementary listings. First, second and third place are also awarded cash prizes, and are featured on the barebrush microsite at ArtInfo, the online web resource of the Gallery Guide.


Congratulations All!


To see the March 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar and further details, click here.

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

To see the barebrush microsite at ArtInfo, featuring the Curators' Choice winners, click here


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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April N*des-of-the-Month from Barebrush.com

STARTING WITH A TWANG -- Tom Taffe, artist and officer of the Salmagundi Club, the oldest art club in NYC, has a definite sense of art and fun. Taffe launches the month with humor in the shape of Mark Behme's "The Other Woman," a fully functional guitar. A number of barebrush artists appear in the N*des-of-the-Month calendar for the first time: Eric Angeloch, Aryn Chapman, Kelly Croisdale, Raymond Smith, and C. Charles Wang.


In the selected work, it is notable that all of the images in the calendar thumbnails demonstrate strong composition even at the reduced size. Taffe looked at the detail pages to confirm the artist's skill and the artwork's impact. The range from realism to abstraction is also notable. Efficient and professional, Taffe studied each artist's body of work, made a selection (or not), and moved on. In the end, he wound up with too many and reluctantly had to eliminate. "Good fun" was his summary comment.


The 30 artists represented in April 2009 (with day of month) are: Eric Angeloch (15), Mark Behme* (1), Ruth Butler (20), Aryn Chapman ( 11), Janet Cook (18), Kelly Croisdale (27), Joyce DiBona (30), Donelli DiMaria* (19), Harald Grote (17), David Hollander* (13), Mollie Kellogg (16), Guenter Knop (10), Francien Krieg (26), Tony Lee (12), Lucinda Luvaas (14), Jean Marcellino (5), Will Maller (23), Joe Mays (2), Jacqui Morgan (9), Benjamin Nazareno (24), Jennie Rosenbaum (3), Chanit Roston (29), Cindy Sibilsky (7), Christopher Smith* (21), Raymond Smith (22), Randy Thurman (8), Haydee Torres (25), Judy Volkman* (28), C. Charles Wang (4), Tim Woodhouse (6).



Music for the April Video provided by Black Lab (http://www.blacklabworld.com/)



BAREBRUSH.com is dedicated to the art of the nude giving artists recognition for their work in this controversial art genre and helping them to connect with interested dealers and collectors worldwide. Online since 2006.



National Press Release

eworldwire


Here is a note from Mark Behme about "The Other Woman"

Hi, Ilene. Thanks to you and Tom for selecting me for the honor of being the First Day of April's Artist...And that's no joke! I want to share with you, Tom, and any others, the video clip on YouTube of Ken Moss playing "The Other Woman" (The winner) with Glenn Kowalski, playing "Nutjob", at Gallery Neptune last weekend at the artist talk there. They are in the group, "7 Door Sedan". See the video at [here]



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Kid Porn? Controversy and Test in Australia

Shauna, age 12

Century Project Child Images Published in Art Monthly Australia

Last July, consternation and panic erupted down under when an art magazine published a demure photograph of a six-year-old girl showing mostly her beautiful eyes, long brown hair and a little bit of thigh (but no clothing in evidence).

The Australian prime minister was horrified and the girl, Olympia, then eleven, was insulted that people could criticize her, her family and the picture of which she was very proud. Barebrush advertiser and friend, Dr. Paul Rapoport, weighed in charging that the brouhaha was inciting an unnecessary "moral panic." He wrote:

The goal of protecting children should have no argument. But making children
afraid of all nudity doesn’t protect them. It makes them anxious, insecure and
more susceptible to poor body image and other problems, including abuse....
On March 25, Arts Australia Monthly has published three full-frontal photographs taken by Frank Cordelle (The Century Project) to illustrate a book review on another child nudity case in Australia. The Australian government has tried to establish child nudity guidelines.

The three images in question are: Kelsi at 7, Nora at 11, and Katie at 16. A headshot of Kelsi at 7 is on the barebrush front-page ad on Tuesdays & Saturdays. All three of these images are in the book and the image of Katie is at Cordelle's website.

Further links:

theAge.com.au

Barebrush News & Events

The image introducing this post is of Shauna at 12 (also from Cordelle's book). It is in the barebrush archives: February 9, 2007.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Barebrush Artists in LA Pulp: Opening April 2nd




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ALL ARE WELCOME

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Barebrush Best of 2008 Video

New York -- Scores of artists participated and twenty-five artists won first, second or third place in the Curators' Choice competitions in 2008. The Barebrush Best of 2008 Video is the perfect "marriage" of Art and Music. Enjoy!





About BAREBRUSH, N*des-of-the Month and the Curators' Choice
Barebrush is working to increase the awareness, appreciation and acceptance of the art of the nude. The nude is under represented in galleries and some Americans equate the art of the nude with pornography. The mission of barebrush is to show that it's okay, it's fun to enjoy the art of the nude.

Each month a different guest art professional selects art for the online calendar exhibition called "N*des-of-the-Month." The number of artworks selected equals the number of the days in the given month. Of the artists selected for each calendar, five are nominated for the Curators' Choice awards.

All barebrush curators have an opportunity to rank the Curators' Choice. Winners determined by a statistical combination of the curators' and popular vote. Results announced monthly. The Barebrush Best of 2008 Video is the compilation of the 2008 winners.

BAREBRUSH.com is dedicated to the art of the nude giving artists recognition for their work in this controversial art genre and helping them to connect with interested dealers and collectors worldwide. Online since 2006



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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Summer Sketch Group (with Bar) in GV

This note is from a cool guy I've known since the 90's, Jeff Sauber. If you're in NYC and looking for some challenging drawing action, you might want to check it out.

Hi Ilene!

Wanted to share this with you & the Brush:

The Summer Sketch nude sketch group is up and running for another summer! This is a group that started about 12 years ago and has been running (on & off) ever since. It meets on alternate Sundays in a cool East Village location from 3-6pm., and features short & long poses (from 30 second to 20 minute). There's even a bar on premises for refreshments & liquid inspiration. Each session is $15. Space is limited, so please prepay to be sure of to get in.

To register please go to:http://www.meetup.com/Summer-Sketch-Figure-Drawing-NYC/


Info can also be found at:http://nyfiguredrawing.blogspot.com/http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=60429577406


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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Artwork by Mollie Kellogg


Artwork by Mollie Kellogg
available at
Blynn Galleries
4225 N Marshall Way, Studio One
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480.990.1165
blynngalleries@qwestoffice.net
Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun 1-6pm, Tues 11am-6pm, Thurs (Art Walk) 1-9pm, Sat 1-10pm



Mollie Kellogg is a Featured Artist at http://www.barebrush.com/

Barebrush.com is an online marketplace dedicated to widening public awareness of, access to and appreciation for the art of the n*de. I want to help artists to find dealers, help dealers to find collectors, help collectors to find enjoyment, and help us all to find each other. Founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen


Way to go, Molly!


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