A Juried Selection by Ilene Skeen,
Jury of Awards: Mikaela Sardo Lamarche, ACA Galleries

November 2011

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Study of Man #3 by David Schulz
Strong woman by Hector Olvera, Etor
Markos by Brian Crede
Elegance by Chanit Roston
Nude # 2 by Carmine Santaniello
Fig Leaf by Merrill  Brace
Repose by Chuck Miller
BAREBRUSH6 by Lynne Levin
Marie Leatitia by Stephanie Fuller
One Long Lazy Afternoon by Marsha Karagheusian
Rob in Rock Pose by Paul Rybarczyk
Man Looking Away by Emily Stedman
Entwined by John Luce Lockett
net by Tim Woodhouse
Self Portrait as Hockney by Profile Deleted
Embrace by Terry Hinkle
Pink Room by Betsy Podlach
Artist Tools #2 by Donelli J. DiMaria
Infinity by Name Withdrawn
Jimmy's No.43 - 2 by Leslie Lambert
Marissa 2 by Sara Swan
On The Bed by Eddie Torres
THE ARCHANGEL by Rebecca Venn
Leaning Nude by Hannah Davis
Melissa's choice by Darryl King
Doug As Landscape by Gil Conradis
Contemporary David by Gary Paul Stutler
Sarah's portrait by Tina Johnston
On the Beach by Malcolm McCoull
N*de St*dy 2011 WB1 by C. Charles Wang

My Turn — Shimmering with life and movement, this calendar art was selected by Barebrush founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen. Veteran Barebrush guest curator, Mikaela Sardo Lamarche selected the Curators’ Choice nominees. Ms. Skeen remarked,

After more than five years of carefully watching Barebrush guest curators as they struggled to select the art, I said to myself, ‘It’s my turn.’

It was a lot harder than I thought. So much good art and even some great art. I have to admit, I gravitated toward well-designed art from artists who diligently maintain their gallery on Barebrush. I want to show site viewers wonderful art from a wide variety of artists. I hoped to make a calendar filled with life and fun. I think November 2011 N*des-of-the Month calendar has both.

The calender launches with an oil, Study of Man #3 by David Schulz of Middletown, CT. Ms. Lamarche selected this painting as Curators’ Choice nominee, and Ms. Skeen was happy to place it on November 1, noting “The attitude is arresting, the composition is satisfying and the skill is evident. What could be more important?”

Ms. Lamarche also nominated Repose, an oil by Chuck Miller of Corsicana, TX. This large work could be a lesson for all artists. With a minimum of detail, the figure is solid and the ground is solid as it appears to move away in space: a masterful performance. Artist Tools #2 by Donelli J. DiMaria, located in New Mexico, is also an oil. DiMaria gives us a nude in the guise of a still life, filled with humor, color, and showing off his love for art. Two nominees are graphite. Ms. Lamarche chose On The Bed by Eddie Torres of New York, NY whose diagonal composition is intriguing in its simplicity and expression. She also chose Leaning Nude by Hannah Davis of Brooklyn NY, also diagonal, emphasizing the femininity of the model’s lines and curves.

Two artists are making their calendar debut at Barebrush: Darryl King from Pensacola, FL and Malcolm McCoull from Perth, Australia. One artwork is retiring: Entwined by John Luce Lockett of Northampton, England.

Other artworks in this calendar of special note are: Markos by Brian Crede for its design; the unusual ceramic, One Long Lazy Afternoon by Marsha Karagheusian; Daniel Maidman’s conceit, Self Portrait as Hockney. In addition, the shocking attitude of Embrace by Terry Hinkle is beautifully executed, as is the fanciful exuberance of Defiant Angel by Rebecca Venn, and finally, ending the month with another masterful representation of space, N*de St*dy 2011 WB1 by C. Charles Wang.

The 30 artists represented in November, 2011, in day order are: 1* David Schulz, 2 Hector Olvera, Etor, 3 Brian Crede, 4 Chanit Roston, 5 Carmine Santaniello, 6 Merrill Brace, 7* Chuck Miller, 8 Lynne Levin, 9 Stephanie Fuller, 10 Marsha Karagheusian, 11 Paul Rybarczyk, 12 Emily Stedman, 13 John Luce Lockett, 14 Tim Woodhouse, 15 Profile Deleted, 16 Terry Hinkle, 17 Betsy Podlach, 18* Donelli J. DiMaria, 19 Name Withdrawn, 20 Leslie Lambert, 21 Sara Swan, 22* Eddie Torres, 23 Rebecca Venn, 24* Hannah Davis, 25 Darryl King, 26 Gil Conradis, 27 Gary Paul Stutler, 28 Tina Johnston, 29 Malcolm McCoull, 30 C. Charles Wang.

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. Viewers can also vote for “My Favorite N*de,” a poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artworks in My Favorite N*de win one (1) complementary listing for their artists. Winners announced December 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

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Winners below:
(winner, day, prize)

Curators' Choice

Eddie Torres (22), +65 points
Donelli DiMaria (18), +30 points
Chuck Miller (7), +16 points
Honorable Mention:
David Schulz (1)
Hannah Davis (24)


My Fav N*de

Results for your Favs:
Hector Olvera, Etor (2)
Eddie Torres (22)
Daryl King (25)


Congratulations all!



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