N*des-of-the-Month from Barebrush

A Juried Selection by Robert W. Pillsbury, Salmagundi Club

May 2008

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Title Withdrawn by Name Withdrawn
Man's point of view by Francien Krieg
Fall by John Luce Lockett
Aftermath by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
Strengh of a Woman by Charles Schindler
Spring by Mollie Kellogg
Flamenco Dancer Diptych by Trisha Lambi
The big catch by Kasper Holten
Looking Back II by Judith Araujo-Volkmann
Amanda_L+Nidia_F_7-21-07--1BA by Dan McCormack
Mannequins by Donelli J. DiMaria
Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar
Silver Belle by Chanit Roston
Looking at the Bright Side by Jean Marcellino
Tsss by Serge Lis
Between Venus and Uranus by R. Butler
Erased by Donna Cleary
Circuitboard Jungle #84 by Joseph Mays
RICHARD HC by Jon Rettich
Levitation Stretch by Ilene Skeen
Find a way in by Frank Olesen
Girl Study by Haydee Torres
LOE by Harvey Mercadoocasio
Alan by Jacqui Morgan
random pandemonium 1 by Tim Woodhouse
Lost In A Portrait by Randy Thurman
With a twist by Sara Swan
full frontal by Richard Rabkin
Flying Over City by Lucinda Luvaas
The call by Guenter Knop
Model Observing Herself In Mirror by David Moreschi

Focus, attitude, risk, skill: these are the terms most used by barebrush guest curator, artist Robert W. Pillsbury, as he selected thirty one artists from among the 48 who entered. Bob reviewed a record 541 pieces, looking at everything. “I like to do a deep dive,” he said. “Everything needs to be looked at.”

Bob consistently opted for the riskier, edgier pieces and had a lot of comments. Of Jen Mazza, he said, “I want to see more of her work on barebrush.” He continued, emphasizing, “She needs to put up more work. If Philip Pearlstein could paint with as much emotion as Jen Mazza, I'd like his paintings better.” Bob called Jacqui Morgan’s Allen, “thrilling” and Jon Reddich’s Richard HC “powerful.” He said that the work by Serge Lis was like looking at Magritte as a photographer. He called Ruth Butler’s photograph, Between Venus and Uranus “painterly,” and Tim Woodhouse’s drawing, Random Pandemonium 1 “suggestive rather than literal”. He considered Donna Cleary (Erased) and Lucinda Luvaas (Flying over City) as pushing their media. He enjoyed selecting Jean Marcellino (Looking at the Bright Side), Guenter Knop (The Call), Joe Mays (Curcuitboard Jungle #84), Trisha Lambi (Flamenco Dancer Diptych) and called them “risky.” With Francien Krieg (Man’s Point of View) and Charles Schindler (Strength of a Woman), he was speechless, and then finally said “I didn't realize you had anything like this out here, wow.”

“I am immensely grateful to Bob for the thorough review of all the artworks and I am proud of this calendar and the caliber of the artists barebrush is attracting,” says CEO Ilene Skeen, “Bob dove deeply into the process, as he intended, and had a few words for almost every artist he reviewed. and I believe this calendar is one of the strongest we've ever had. I feel that the calendar itself is emphasizing Bob’s four key tenets: focus, attitude, risk, skill. You won't find a better small show of this genre anywhere.”

The 31 artworks represented in May, 2008, in day order are by: 1* Name Withdrawn, 2* Francien Krieg, 3 John Luce Lockett, 4 Kathy Ostman-Magnusen , 5 Charles Schindler, 6 Mollie Kellogg, 7 Trisha Lambi, 8 Kasper Holten, 9 Judith Araujo-Volkmann, 10 Dan McCormack, 11* Donelli J. DiMaria, 12 Suhas Tavkar, 13 Chanit Roston, 14* Jean Marcellino, 15 Serge Lis, 16 R. Butler, 17 Donna Cleary, 18 Joseph Mays, 19* Jon Rettich, 20 Ilene Skeen, 21 Frank Olesen, 22 Haydee Torres, 23 Harvey Mercadoocasio, 24 Jacqui Morgan, 25 Tim Woodhouse, 26 Randy Thurman, 27 Sara Swan, 28 Richard Rabkin, 29 Lucinda Luvaas, 30 Guenter Knop, 31 David Moreschi.

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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

Francien Krieg (2), $50
Jen Mazza (1), $25
Jean Marcellino (14), $15
Honorable Mention:
Jon Rettich (19)
Donelli J. DiMaria (11)


Congratulations all!


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