N*des-of-the-Month from Barebrush

A Juried Selection by Robert Curcio, TheGreatNude.tv

April 2011

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Untitled (raised knees, on back) by Guillermo Velasco
Remember the sun by Jeremy Holton
Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price
December Night by Robin Kappy
The Sicilian Expedition by Profile Deleted
TOKYO LUSH by Corrie Ancone
Velazquez Pose by Geoffrey Stein
red white black and blues (two) by Tim Duffy
Standing Woman by Emily Stedman
The Lonely Boots by Hannah Davis
Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
The Flame by Janet E Gorman
Full spectrum by Chanit Roston
Moonlight Snooze by Paul Rybarczyk
Pomegranate by Matthew Smith
Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan
Within these Walls Series (II) by Victoria Coyle
STUDY 47 by William Thierfelder
Anna by Eddie Torres
Hands and Wings by David Michael Hollander
Surrender by Haydee Torres
Figure 20100206_10_1522 by Sandro La Ferla
Honey Bee reenacted with bunny slippers by gretchen mahnkopf
Contemplation - Red Ribbon Series by Sharon Sieben
Reclining 8 by Damian Huntley
G-4 by Mollie Kellogg
Nips and Duct by Donna Cleary
Ithaca_J_8-15-09--11AB by Dan McCormack
Chocolate bling by Janet A. Cook
James at Liesure by Ilene Skeen

Nude Humans Being Human—True to his interest and intent, guest curator, Robert Curcio, writer, art dealer and art enterpreneur, selected a wide variety of materials, techniques and attitudes for the Barebrush April 2011 N*des-of-the-Month calendar. He showed a distinct interest in the fluidity and ambiguity of watercolor, selecting three as Curators’ Choice nominees. Untitled (Raised Knees, on Back) by Guillermo Velasco has the honor of opening the month. Curcio enjoyed the idea that as the artist struggled to pull the figure out of the puddle, the viewer is similarly challenged and has to work to see it, to put it together. Curcio chose Ryan Dissolving by Barebrush Featured Artist Jacqui Morgan, saying generally that Morgan’s work is “masterful and accomplished.”

Curcio also liked the handling, effect and allusion of the watercolor, Honey Bee Reenacted with Bunny Slippers by Gretchen Mahnkopf. Another Curators' Choice selection was the oil painting, The Sicilian Expedition by Daniel Maidman. Curcio praised Maidman’s skill, technique, but especially expressed interest in Maidman’s work with contemporary myths. Finally, he noted his special interest in pin-hole photography. He thought that Ithaca_J_8-15-09--11AB by Barebrush Featured Artist Dan McCormack “excellent” because of its compositional use of the two mirrors and the fact that it is saying something more without being obvious, trite or contrived.

Two artists are making their calendar debut, Guillermo Velasco, mentioned above, of Newton, Massachusetts, and Paul Rybarczyk of Buffalo, New York. Five artworks are “retiring,” having been selected for the third time to appear in a Barebrush calendar. Among them are works by Barebrush Featured Artists, Jacqui Morgan with Ryan Dissolving, Emily Steadman with Woman By Window and Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen. Also retiring are artworks by Donna Cleary and David Michael Hollander. Seventeen pieces are new to the calendars entirely. Overall, Curcio made many comments as he reviewed the art. Where possible, comments are relayed to the artist.

The 30 artists represented in April, 2011, in day order are: 1* Guillermo Velasco, 2 Jeremy Holton, 3 Angelique Moselle Price, 4 Robin Kappy, 5* Profile Deleted, 6 Corrie Ancone, 7 Geoffrey Stein, 8 Tim Duffy, 9 Emily Stedman, 10 Hannah Davis, 11 Kathy Ostman-Magnusen , 12 Janet E Gorman, 13 Chanit Roston, 14 Paul Rybarczyk, 15 Matthew Smith, 16* Jacqui Morgan, 17 Victoria Coyle, 18 William Thierfelder, 19 Eddie Torres, 20 David Michael Hollander, 21 Haydee Torres, 22 Sandro La Ferla, 23* gretchen mahnkopf, 24 Sharon Sieben, 25 Damian Huntley, 26 Mollie Kellogg, 27 Donna Cleary, 28* Dan McCormack, 29 Janet A. Cook, 30 Ilene Skeen.

Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings. Five artists, indicated by asterisks (*), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards. Curators’ Choice nominees receive 8 additional complimentary listings. The top three artists receive additional prizes. You can also vote for “My Favorite N*de,” the poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artists in “My Favorite N*de” receive one (1) complementary listing. Winners announced May 1st.

The Barebrush Provenance for each artwork is viewable by clicking on the calendar thumbnail (above) or on the caption under the artwork from each artist’s Barebrush Gallery page. The Barebrush program of retiring artworks which have been selected for three calendars is designed to encourage all artists to show their best new work and keep their online galleries fresh and interesting.

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*Curators' Choice nominee. Nominees for the N*de-of-the-Month were selected by the guest curator as Curator's Choice. All barebrush curators have an opportunity to rank the Curator's Choice in their own special poll. Winners determined by a statistical combination of the curators and popular votes.

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Winners below:
(winner, day, prize)

Curators' Choice

Daniel Maidman (5), +65 points
Jacqui Morgan (16), +30 points
Dan McCormack (28), +16 points
Honorable Mention:
Gretchen Mahnkopf (23)
Guillermo Velasco (1)


My Fav N*de

Results for your Favs:
Eddie Torres (19)
Robin Kappy (4)
Janet E. Gorman (12)


Congratulations all!



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