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,

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 -- 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


2nd: Pause by Eric Angeloch
Pause by Eric Angeloch

New York...

3rd: Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman

Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman
New York...

Honorable Mention: Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey

Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey

Malaga, Spain...

Honorable Mention: Reflections by Grant Besley

Reflections by Grant Besley

New Mexico...

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.

The mission of 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.

The mission of 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. 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

Press release

dedicated to the art of the n*de

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