Friday, January 20, 2017

Curators' Choice Awards for January 2017

Curators' Choice Awards for January 2017 announces the winners of the January 2017 competitions. Grand prize winner is Gary Paul Stutler, whose Treestand is on the front page of for the month of February.

Nominees for the N*de-of-the-Month were selected as Curators' Choice by the guest curator, Coli Mihai Caranica, Independent Curator, Photographer. All Barebrush curators have an opportunity to rank the Curators' Choice. Results are announced on the 20th of the month.

Art of the Nude

Curators' Choice 1st Place: N*de-of-the-Month, January 2017

Treestand by Gary Paul Stutler of Vallejo, CATreestand
From my "Naked Men" series, exhibited in the Phoenix Gallery June 20-July 14, 2012....[more]

Curators' Choice 2nd Place

study 1611 by Richard White of Coventry, CTstudy 1611
charcoal on toned paper...[more]

Curators' Choice 3rd Place

If I Had Wings I Would Fly by Judith Araujo-Volkmann of New York, NYIf I Had Wings I Would Fly
Female figure day dreaming of possibilities....[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention

Figure with Leaves by Sara Swan of Los Angeles, CAFigure with Leaves
Standing figure surrounded by field of leaves, done in pastel on paper....[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention

My Skin is Just a Suit I Wear by Penelope Przekop of Philadelphia, PAMy Skin is Just a Suit I Wear
Acrylic, Ink & Pastel on Canvas Galleries: Monkdogz Urban Art (NYC) James Oliver Gallery (Phila) Spazio-Tempo Arte...[more]

Photography Art of the Nude

Curators' Choice 1st Place: Photo Art N*de-of-the-Month, January 2017

Catch of my life by Guenter Knop of NYCatch of my life
*When my eyes caught these legs I never expected them to stay with me for life...[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention

Self-portrait withTatyana, Washington DC, 1981 by J. Wayne Higgs of Hughesville, MDSelf-portrait withTatyana, Washington DC, 1981
Nude self-portrait with female model, Tatyana in my Atlantic Building Studio, 930 F Street NW, Washington DC, 1981. NOTE...[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention

Aferrado by Tony Lee of PanamaAferrado
Te aferras a cualquier cosa con tal que no te arrastre la corriente....[more]

All Media, Genres

Curators' Choice 1st Place: Best-of-the-Rest, January 2017

un done by Tim Woodhouse of TXun done
ever feel...undone?...[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention

Streaming by Alex Tolstoy of McLean, VAStreaming
Stream in the trees...[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention

mi divina comedia by A. Galban of ST PETERSBURG, FLmi divina comedia
Unlike Dantes, i found my Beatriz....[more]

Congratulations all!


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