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."


Monday, November 02, 2009

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

NEW YORK/EWORLDWIRE/Nov 2, 2009 ---, 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 . The December calendar is in previews for members only and will be live to the public on December 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. 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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