Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Barebrush Artist for Australian Relief

Scorched Sunday - Painting for Relief
by Jennie Rosenbaum

Dear Ilene Skeen,

Australia is being wracked by bushfires, Victoria has had the worst fires in recorded history with (at time of writing) 128 confirmed dead and over 500 homes lost. the projected death toll is 230 at this stage. whole towns are gone. families are devastated, homeless, grieving.

Fires were already raging when Victoria had it's hottest day in history on Saturday with a recorded top of 46.4 (115.5 f). there have been uncountable fires, some getting uncomfortably close to home and loved ones. the call has gone out for anyone who can do anything, volunteer, donate, give blood, give housing, whatever you can. My husband is giving blood. I am unable to donate blood or help physically in any way due to my disabilities. we have clothes bagged and ready to donate but I would like to do more.

I am selling [some of my n*de art] paintings. 100% of the proceeds will go to bushfire relief in Victoria. it's all I can do to help so please - whether you live in Australia or another part of the world you can own a work of art and know that you have made a difference.

For Jennie's website, click here

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Barebrush Artist at Debut Show of Art

Barebrush Artist, Benjamin Nazareno, London, is participating in the inaugural show of Art Raw Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. The painting, "Woman in the Cellar" (Barebrush N*de-of-the-Day, Dec 26, 2008), is included in the show with several more of Nazareno's works.

Debut Show Featuring 300+ Artists
Grand opening with a reception
February 19, 6-9pm JOIN US!
Art:Raw Gallery -- 210 Eleventh Ave. 905 [@ W25th St], New York, NY 10001

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Art Opportunity, Feb 19 Deadline March N*des-of-the-Month

Call for Entries. Prizes. Video. Includes Entry for both March & April Calendar Contests.

New York, NY – February 3, 2009. All visual artists are invited by BAREBRUSH founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen to submit art of the nude for the March 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar contest.

Guest curator for the March exhibition is energetic, inspiring and widely-shown artist, author and teacher, Sherry Camhy. When asked what she would like to see for the March calendar, Ms. Camhy wrote:

I will be looking for artists who are honestly attempting to communicate their vision and have succeeded in a memorable manner.

About Sherry Camhy
Camhy’s work is in permanent collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the Telfair Museum, Savannah, Ga. the New York Public Library Collection. It has recently been on exhibit at the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, the Katonah Museum of Art, the Arnot Museum, the Salander-O’Reilly, the Eleanor Ettinger, and Sherry French Galleries. Camhy is the author of “Art of the Pencil” published by Watson- Guptill and articles on Silverpoint. Camhy teaches at the Art Students League, the New York Academy and New York University, as well as privately in her Chelsea studio. Excerpted highlights of her extensive résumé can be seen at her website (link below).

Ms. Skeen noted:

Sherry Camhy is a popular teacher with a great sense of fun, mischief and appreciation of the "challenges" of art. When people say an art approach "can't be done," she delights in picking up that gauntlet and proving them wrong. Her forays into the almost forgotten medium, silverpoint, and her explorations of black on black using the shine from a graphite pencil to provide the lights are only two superb examples of her skill and inventiveness. Camhy is an artist who knows and loves modern art. She has taken its lessons of abstraction, color and composition and transformed them into her own powerful representational and figurative world. It is a great honor to have Ms. Camhy select the March 2009 N*des-of-the-Month, and I encourage all barebrush artists to participate with their best work.

Call for Entry details, click here

Schedule, click here

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Curators Choice Awards Jan 09 from barebrush.com

New York, NY -- Barebrush.com announces the winners of the Curators' Choice Awards for January 2009. The winning artwork, Big City Nude, is a photograph (silver gelatin print) by German-born, New York City-based artist, Guenter Knop. For the month of February Big City Nude graces the front page of the barebrush website as N*de-of-the-Month. The January 2009 N*des-of-the-Month calendar was curated by D.S. Wade of First Street Gallery in NYC. Wade 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 January 1st and closed January 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: Big City Nude by Guenter Knop

Big City Nude by Guenter Knop
New York

2nd: Crow In The Storm by David Michael Hollander

Crow In The Storm by David MichaelHollanderNew York

3rd: Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman

Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman
New York

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

Congratulations All!

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

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

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

“This is My N*de” -- Celebrating the Individual Approach -- February 2009 is the thirtieth barebrush N*des-of-the-Month calendar. The work of each artist stands distinctly and recognizably from the others, definitively individual. One marvels at the differences which the art of the nude genre continues to inspire. "Recognition for our artists is what we're after," notes barebrush CEO Ilene Skeen.

The curator, Della Clason Sperling, is co-founder of Dulack & Sperling Art LLC, specializing in art advisory, certified appraisals and collections management. Sperling bemoans that February is far too short . "I'm cheated," she jokes, but comments that she could have picked several more days worth, at least. Sperling is no stranger to barebrush, having curated August 2007. She marvels at the "incredible technique" and the impressive increase in the quality and quantity. "Fabulous" is her one-word summary.

The 28 artists selected for February 2009 (with day of month) are: Ruth Butler (2), Roger Cummiskey (3), Joyce DiBona (26), Donelli DiMaria (7), Terry Hinkle* (27), Mollie Kellogg (28), Guenter Knop* (13), Szn Kraft (18), Francien Krieg (12), Lucinda Luvaas (20), John Luce Lockett (25), Jean Marcellino* (1), Joseph Mays* (16), Jacqui Morgan (11), Benjamin Nazareno (19), Angelique Price (14), Emily Rich (10), Chanit Roston (9), Cindy Sibilsky (21), Ilene Skeen (15), Sara Swan (5), Christopher Smith (24), Emily Stedman* (22), William Thierfelder (23), Randy Thurman (17), Haydee Torres (8), Timothy Woodhouse (6), Judy Volkmann (4). Asterisks (*) indicate Curators Choice nominee.

Curators' Choice Awards for January Announced

Winners for the January Curators' Choice Awards are announced after a month of voting. Top honors go to German-born, New York City-based photographer Guenter Knop, for "Big City Nude." The January calendar was curated by D.S. Wade of First Street Gallery in NYC. All of the winners are posted at the web site, www.barebrush.com

About BAREBRUSH and the N*des-of-the-Month Contest
Each N*des-of-the-Month calendar contest is curated by a different guest art professional. Voting by past and present barebrush curators, and the public determine the Curators' Choice Awards winners. Voting is underway now at BAREBRUSH.com for Curators' Choice and "My Favorite N*de."

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

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