Thursday, April 20, 2017

Curators' Choice Awards for April 2017

Curators' Choice Awards for April 2017 announces the winners of the April 2017 competitions. Grand prize winner is Tracey Padron, whose Blue Roiling Man is on the front page of for the month of May.
Nominees for the N*de-of-the-Month were selected as Curators' Choice by the guest curator, Charles Yoder, Salmagundi Club. 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, April 2017
Blue Roiling Man by Tracey Padron of ELGIN, ILBlue Roiling Man
Drawing of a man turning, and floating, and spinning through the universe. Drawn over several days from life with one amazing...[more]

Curators' Choice 2nd Place
Sleeping Male Nude by Michael Hennessy of New York, NYSleeping Male Nude
I was introduced to the world of art by my Grandfather, who, from his wheelchair, gave me my first drawing lesson in...[more]

Curators' Choice 3rd Place
Mirrored Red by Tom Darrah of La Luz, NMMirrored Red
Acrylic painting on paper....[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
Summer Idyl by Chanit Roston of NYSummer Idyl
With nothing to hide, at ease with each other. Would it not be wonderful if we could exist like that on our beautiful green...[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
Morgan by guy delaroque of 38080 L'Isle d'Abeau, FranceMorgan
Nude drawing...[more]

Photography Art of the Nude

Curators' Choice 1st Place: Photo Art N*de-of-the-Month, April 2017
Infrared Torso #1 by Peter Le Grand of 4817 N. Leavitt St., Chicago, ILInfrared Torso #1
One of my first successful sessions with Kodak b&w infra red film in 1983. Part of the excitement of working with this film...[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
Twisted by Peter Wong King of Cochiti Lake, NMTwisted
In studio, models feel free to do such dynamic poses, to be captured by photography. Why my works are collaborations of that...[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
Woman with a Lizard Tatoo (1/5) by Ricardo Arnaldo of Miami, FLWoman with a Lizard Tatoo (1/5)
*Blond woman sunbathes nude by her pool....[more]

All Media, Genres

Curators' Choice 1st Place: Best-of-the-Rest, April 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
Postcard from Manhattan by Ilene Skeen of New York, NYPostcard from Manhattan
Created Sept 2013. View of W 35th from my bedroom window. Signed, numbered limited edition of 100 postcards. Mailed in...[more]

Curators' Choice Honorable Mention
Medium Rare by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WIMedium Rare
This is another scene from my day on a Maine beach. I was randomly seeking images that captured the essence of summer. In...[more]

Congratulations all!


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