A Juried Selection by Vaughn Lewis, Independent Curator

February 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
standard of beauty by Taehyub Lee
Classical Torso by Larry Scaturro
TEDRA   743 by Jon Rettich
COLD SHOULDER by Lynne Levin
Spring Studio Saturday by Robin Kappy
lineColorNegSpace by Gil Conradis
Golden Torso by Robert Markey
Andrea by Robert Buckley
Venus5 by guy delaroque
back view by Mateus Costa
Mysterious by Ilene Skeen
Nude Relaxed by Peggy Dean
Dilemma II by Jeanne Sisson
Stretch by Barrie Ripin
Desi by Jacqueline Saunders
Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank
Siesta by Ivanka Dukic
ELEGANT by Darlene Kuhne
Treestand by Gary Paul Stutler
Barbra by Joe Moroni
Fading Away by Geoffrey Stein
Leaning Man by Jean Marcellino
Grief by Michael Hennessy
N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang
Nappy Boy by Emily Stedman
Surrounded by Lucinda Luvaas
Bule by Seonyoung Kim
Looking Back II by Judith Araujo-Volkmann

Black History Month Observed -- Guest curator, Vaughn Lewis, is an independent curator with a long history at Barebrush. For this month, Mr. Lewis wrote:

For the February calendar, and in recognition of Black History month, I was in search of works which captured Black aesthetics, as an atmosphere, a feeling, tone, and body.

Each time I'm asked to curate, I always look forward to revisiting each artist's work over the years, as well as becoming familiar with new members added to the Barebrush family. In some ways the strong work viewed this year during the selection process made my job bittersweet; SO many strong works to choose from, but I was limited to only 28 for each calendar. However, in the end, I think you'll find all three calendars delightful treats.

Mr. Lewis selected five Curators' Choice nominees for February, (starred dates in the list): 1* standard of beauty (drawing) by Taehyub Lee of manhattan, NY; 7* Golden Torso (sculpture) by Robert Markey of Ashfield, MA; 10* back view (charcoal/carbon) by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA; 22* Leaning Man (charcoal) by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; 24* N*de St*dy 2009 D (Charcoal) by C. Charles Wang of VA.

Artworks making their calendar debut: 8. Seven artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang of , VA; Classical Torso by Larry Scaturro of Brooklyn, NY; Mysterious by Ilene Skeen of New York, NY; Spring Studio Saturday by Robin Kappy of New York, NY; Grief by Michael Hennessy of New York, NY; Fading Away by Geoffrey Stein of New York, NY; Treestand by Gary Paul Stutler of Vallejo, CA.

Art for this calendar comes from 9 states, France and Croatia.

The 28 artists represented in February, 2017, in day order are: 1* Taehyub Lee, 2 Larry Scaturro, 3 Jon Rettich, 4 Lynne Levin, 5 Robin Kappy, 6 Gil Conradis, 7* Robert Markey, 8 Robert Buckley, 9 guy delaroque, 10* Mateus Costa, 11 Ilene Skeen, 12 Peggy Dean, 13 Jeanne Sisson, 14 Barrie Ripin, 15 Jacqueline Saunders, 16 Carmiah Frank, 17 Ivanka Dukic, 18 Darlene Kuhne, 19 Gary Paul Stutler, 20 Joe Moroni, 21 Geoffrey Stein, 22* Jean Marcellino, 23 Michael Hennessy, 24* C. Charles Wang, 25 Emily Stedman, 26 Lucinda Luvaas, 27 Seonyoung Kim, 28 Judith Araujo-Volkmann.

Five artists, indicated by asterisks (*), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards. The top two artists as voted by Barebrush Curators, receive prizes. Winners announced February 20th.

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.

Click here for more about Vaughn Lewis

Thank you all for your interest and participation in barebrush.com, dedicated to the art of the nude.

*Curators' Choice nominee, selected by the Guest Curator.

Winners below:

Curators' Choice

Jean Marcellino (22)
Mateus Costa (10)
C. Charles Wang (24)
Honorable Mention:
Robert Markey (7)
Taehyub Lee (1)


Congratulations all!



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