A Juried Selection by Charles Yoder, Salmagundi Club

June 2012

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Falling with Phaethon's horses by Janet A. Cook
Cesar Deep in Thought by Jean Marcellino
Green Stockings series#2 by William Jobling
Marcello by Marie-Paule Martin
Untitled by Guillermo Velasco
Children Watching the Magic of TV by Jacqui Morgan
N*de St*dy 2011 B12 by C. Charles Wang
Bearded model by Sam Martine
Melissa's choice by Darryl King
When I'm 64 by David Schulz
Erased by Donna Cleary
The Letter by Bruce Erikson
Zoetrope' by Chanit Roston
La Famille by Philip Gladstone
Soft Portrait by Tracey Padron
stairs by Tai Lin
Red Hat #2 by Donelli J. DiMaria
Pithy by Gil Conradis
Perfectly Naked by Christopher Smith
Back Portrait by Gary Paul Stutler
STUDY 23 by William Thierfelder
The Shock by Profile Deleted
Be alive by Taehyub Lee
At the garden by Hector Olvera, Etor
Nude by Thomas Stevens
Tom Under Apple Tree by Pacifico Palumbo
Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price
Livia on Thursday by Jacqueline Saunders
Fish Girl by Ione Citrin

Summer: Cool Attention — In selecting the art for the Barebrush June N*des-of-the-Month calendar, Charles Yoder followed a simple mantra:

“What I appreciate in any art work is an interesting balanced rhythm of light and dark, a presentation that holds my attention and pleases my eyes and a personal experience unique from the norm.”
Mr. Yoder, artist, teacher and Chairman of the Art Committee of the Salmagundi Club carefully and dilligently reviewed all of the art submitted for the calendar. He selected over 100 artworks for the N*des-of-the-Month in his first round through the Barebrush e-lightbox (out of over 800 submitted). Then, with a heavy sigh, he had to eliminate all but the thirty artworks which became the N*des-of-the-Month for June 2012.

Next he selected the five Curators’ Choice nominees. He picked Falling with Phaethon’s Horses, an oil by Janet A. Cook to start the month. “I like the composition, the colors and the Greek mythology,” he said. He selected the unusual ring-shaped oil, Zoetropé by Chanit Roston, saying it was almost Fauvist and reminded him of the Joy of Life by Henri Matisse (1905-1906). He selected Back Portrait an oil and oil pastel by Gary Paul Stutler, calling it “simple and strong.” Mr. Yoder thought that Daniel Maidman's oil, The Shock, had a “nice feel.” He said it was “beautifully painted” and that he liked “the contrast of the geometrics with the body.” He also liked several of the nudes in dappled light by Pacific Palumbo, and was happiest with Tom Under Apple Tree. “I like the light and dark contrast,” he said simply.

Seven artworks are retiring with this calendar, having been selected for three calendars under our unique retirement program which is designed to keep the Barebrush contests fresh and lively for the art-viewing public. Retiring artworks include: Bearded model by Sam Martine, Erased by Donna Cleary, Stairs by Tai Lin, and Perfectly Naked by Christopher Smith.

Of course, all of the calendar art is still visible in the calendars and in the active artists’ calendar galleries. For Barebrush Featured Artists, retired art appears on the Barebrush Honors Page. Featured Artists with artwork retiring this month are: Curators’ Choice nominee, Chanit Roston with Zoetropé; David Schulz with When I’m 64; and Angelique Moselle Price with Light of Heaven. Barebrush Featured Artists are invited to become “Featured” when their art has appeared in six or more calendars. Their display of interest and dedication to their craft and their history of success at Barebrush is a sign to the art-loving public of contemporary art and artists worthy of recognition.

One artist is making his calendar debut this month: Thomas Stevens from Hillsborough, NC with Nude which he describes as from the “Golden Series.”

The 30 artists represented in June, 2012, in day order are: 1* Janet A. Cook, 2 Jean Marcellino, 3 William Jobling, 4 Marie-Paule Martin, 5 Guillermo Velasco, 6 Jacqui Morgan, 7 C. Charles Wang, 8 Sam Martine, 9 Darryl King, 10 David Schulz, 11 Donna Cleary, 12 Bruce Erikson, 13* Chanit Roston, 14 Philip Gladstone, 15 Tracey Padron, 16 Tai Lin, 17 Donelli J. DiMaria, 18 Gil Conradis, 19 Christopher Smith, 20* Gary Paul Stutler, 21 William Thierfelder, 22* Profile Deleted, 23 Taehyub Lee, 24 Hector Olvera, Etor, 25 Thomas Stevens, 26* Pacifico Palumbo, 27 Angelique Moselle Price, 28 Jacqueline Saunders, 29 Damir May, 30 Ione Citrin.

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 July 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 that 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

Pacifico Palumbo (26), +65 points
Chanit Roston (30), +30 points
Janet A. Cook (1), +16 points
Honorable Mention:
Gary Paul Stutler (20)
Daniel Maidman (22)


My Fav N*de

Results for your Favs:
Hector Olvera (24)
Marie-Paul Martin (4)
Chanit Roston (13)


Congratulations all!



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