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 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 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

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Curators Choice Awards -- July winners from Barebrush

New York, NY -- 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...

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

New York...

3rd: Lipo on a budget by Donna Cleary

Lipo on a budget by Donna Cleary
New York...

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

The Animal Within III Series by Leon Nicholas Kalas

New York...

Honorable Mention: Find a way in by Frank Olesen

Find a way in by Frank Olesen


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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