Friday, February 26, 2010

The People of Haiti Need Our Help

The Haiti Art Fund is organizing a silent auction of small original artworks. 100% of all proceeds will go directly to UNICEF, Partners in Health and Habitat for Humanity.

Artists are donating a 5"x7" (13 cms x 18 cms) postcard sized flat work of art which will be displayed on this website and be available for a silent auction. New artwork will now be accepted until March 1st. Artists are encouraged to sign the works on the back of the artwork.

Bidding is open now and the auction deadline is 11:59 pm EST on March 31st.

Take a look at the artwork -- there are delightful pieces: abstracts, landscapes, still lifes, portraits and even some nudes.  Register and bid on these delightful works, a truly innovative way to help the people of Haiti.

Haiti Art Fund

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Figure Drawing Book by Barebrush Featured Artist, Donelli J. DiMaria

Barebrush Featured Artist, Donelli (Dan) J. DiMaria and his wife Diane DiMaria have just finished writing and publishing a book on figure drawing entitled "Figure Drawing from Life: Tools, Techniques, and Tricks". This handbook is 75 pages long (11in.x8.5in.x1in.) with several demonstrations and a gallery. It covers drawing the human figure from start to finish using the "Reilly" technique in less than 45 minutes. The cost is $25 per copy (plus shipping) payable by check or through paypal to anyone that is interested.

You can contact Dan through his Featured Artist page at Barebrush

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Barebrush March & April N*des-of-the-Month in Previews Now!

Attention Barebrush Artists, Art Lovers, Friends and Fans:

Two lively, new monthly calendars, curated by Beth DeTal of Rogue Space|Chelsea are in previews (for members only) at  Please join me in thanking Beth for an excellent job!

As for the art -- there was a lot to choose. 61 pieces of art were choosen for the 61 days in March and April. Ten artists are nominated for the Curators' Choice awards. Only one artist appears in both calendars. Find out who by seeing the art in previews at Previews are for members only. The March calendar will be live for "public" viewing on March 1. The April calendar will come out of previews on April 1.

Winning artists will be credited with their points and notified by email. Artists who are represented in the calendar win two (2) points per artwork. Artists who are nominated for Curators' Choice get eight (8) additional points and are in the running for the Curators' Choice Awards (and additional points). Points are added to the artist's account balance and can be used for listing new art, renewals and/or Featured Artist subscription.

Congratulations all!

Polls are open now for voting for the Curators' Choice awards and for My Fav N*de. Polls for March close on March 28 and for April on April 28.

The offical press release will be issued Monday, March 1 through eworldwire. All of the artists will be listed by name.

About Barebrush
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. Online since 2006.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Last Three Days to Enter for N*des-of-the-Month March & April 2010

Art of the Nude Opportunity: Deadline Feb 18.

NY, NY -- Attention Barebrush Artists and Friends. Time is running out for entry into the March and April 2010 N*des-of-the-Month calendar contests.

Guest curator for the March and April exhibitions is Ms. Beth DeTal, curator for Rogue Space, Chelsea (NYC). DeTal holds a BFA degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She has been associated with Rogue's FilmsOnArtist series and served as the coordinating director of the recent, and highly successful, West Chelsea High Line Open Studios project.

Membership is free. Entry fee is nominal ($1 per artwork). Your art can win a place in the N*des-of-the-Month calendars for March and/or April 2010. Works selected win free listings, permanent display in the archives of, more.

Online since 2006. Proving it's OKAY to enjoy the art of the nude.

Call for entries details

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Barebrush Artists Make Strong Showing at Rogue Space Chelsea Valentines Weekend Nude Show

NYC --Feb 12, 2010 - Barebrush Artists were well-represented in the opening of Rogue Space Chelsea Valentine's Weekend Nude Show.

Big winners of a show at Rogue, were Joe Mays, Barebrush Featured Artist from Kentucky and his collaborator, Jill Morgan. Pictured at the opening on Friday night are Morgan (right) and Barebrush founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen.

The Mays and Morgan team showed three photographic images which manipulate light and color over the nude form: Open Range, Night Post, and Alternate Ending. For Mays' Featured Artist page, click the link: Joe Mays at Barebrush

Two other Barebrush Featured Artists were represented, Dan McCormack of upstate New York and Featured Artist Michael Apice of Oceanside, NY. Apice showed his large acrylic, Astrea, which is on Barebrush and McCormack showed a pinhole camera image, Jena, which is not on Barebrush (yet!). Here is a link to McCormack's Featured Artist page at Barebrush.

Other Barebrush artists represented in the Rogue Space Chelsea Valentine's Weekend Show were: Janet A. Cook (NY) showing two oils, Malorie Shannon (FL), showing the large original of Morning and Emily Rich (NY), showing an oil. In addition, one of our barebrush curators, DS Wade of First Street Gallery, showed an intaglio print.

Says Skeen,

It was great to attend the opening and see the works of these fine artists in person. It was also great to meet so many fine artists and art lovers interested in this challenging and often maligned genre.

The experience of the online gallery at is complemented well with seeing these beautiful, and sometimes astounding works in person. I'm very excited about increasing our exposure and physical presence in the art marketplace. Many thanks to Kevin O'Hanlon and the Rogue Space team for making the show a great success. Congratulations to all of the artists and art lovers who know it is OKAY to enjoy the art of the nude!

Rogue Space Chelsea, 2/12/10

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Valentines Day Weekend Schedule

Valentine's Day Weekend 2010

Hello to all artists participating in the Rogue Space "Art of the Nude" Weeekend Workshop!

This is shaping up to be an exciting weekend so we are sending along the itinerary.

We have 3 very qualified speakers (including barebrush founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen), as well as an opening reception sure to rival any Rogue has held as of yet and a drawing for one artist to have a solo show!

Invite all your people because they won't want to miss it!

Any questions, feel free to send them over.

We look forward to seeing you!

Here is the schedule

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Barebrush Artist Featured In American Artist Drawing Magazine

Here is a note received from Barebrush Featured Artist, Jean Marcellino (congratulations Jean!):

Hi all,

I’m delighted to report that I’m the subject of a ten-page article in the current Winter issue of American Artist’s “Drawing” Magazine. It’s entitled “Making Quick Progress with a Confident Hand,” and was written by Bob Bahr. It includes a step-by-step demo drawing. “Drawing” Magazine has very wide distribution. I usually buy it in Borders, but I know it’s also for sale in Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and just about any magazine store that features an art section. The article begins on page 58. I’m attaching a PDF of the cover, and the first spread.

See the PDF


Jean Marcellino

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