Monday, March 20, 2017

Curators' Choice Awards for March 2017

Curators' Choice Awards for March 2017 announces the winners of the March 2017 competitions. Grand prize winner is Robin Kappy, whose November Pose is on the front page of for the month of April.

Nominees for the N*de-of-the-Month were selected as Curators' Choice by the guest curator, David H. Reuss, Fine Art & Illustration. 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, March 2017
November Pose by Robin Kappy of New York, NYNovember Pose
Figure drawn from life, charcoal and white pastel on Canson paper, 11/2010....[more]

Curators' Choice 2nd Place
Vendemiaire by Bruce Erikson of Cincinnati, OHVendemiaire
A depiction of the personification of autumn months, named after the French Republican calendar: Vendemiaire....[more]

Curators' Choice 3rd Place
back view by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PAback view
Saturday morning life drawing class...[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
A Man at His Bath by Tracey Padron of ELGIN, ILA Man at His Bath
Women have been painted ad nauseum.."At Their Bath'...its about time men get equal time. This little oil is a strike in that...[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
Classical Torso by Larry Scaturro of Brooklyn, NYClassical Torso
Handcarved Walnut...[more]

Photography Art of the Nude

Curators' Choice 1st Place: Photo Art N*de-of-the-Month, March 2017
1920 by Guenter Knop of NY1920
A form and curve can bring time back....[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
Shell by Tony Lee of PanamaShell
De repente nos refugiamos del resto del mundo cuando nuestra alma desnuda es expuesta al comentario de los demás....[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
Vera_J_6-28-15--08AC by Dan McCormack of Accord, NYVera_J_6-28-15--08AC
Pinhole camera portrait of Vera nude at home in Philmont, NY....[more]

All Media, Genres

Curators' Choice 1st Place: Best-of-the-Rest, March 2017
Three Views of Desi, 2015 by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VAThree Views of Desi, 2015
I painted Desi from three different positions, seeking to capture a more complete portrait of this strong, young man. ...[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
Cristiana by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PACristiana
Graphite drawing of my daughter...[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
Marco by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WIMarco
Marco is a transparent watercolor. I was experimenting with my photography when I created the image that was the source for...[more]

Congratulations all!


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