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Summer: A Personal Experience — Guest curator, Charles Yoder, selected David Schultz’ tour de force oil, Covered Woman to launch June for the Best-of-the-Rest calendar. A gripping work of skill, devotion and intrigue, it announces to the art world, beyond doubt, that representational art is back and worth celebrating.
Eight 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: Last Huff by Guadalupe Herrera, Portrait by Jeff Caramagna, and Afternoon Glow - Kenosha Theater by Dan Simoneau, ISAP.
For Barebrush Featured Artists, retired art appears on the Barebrush Honors Page. Featured Artists with artwork retiring this month are the previously mentioned, David Schulz with Covered Woman, as well as Jean Marcellino with Nina, T. F. McDonald with Sunset and Tree, Chuck Miller with Size 9 and Pacifico Palumbo with Sunflowers on a Stone Table.
Barebrush CEO, Ilene Skeen, (Resident Artist member of the Salmagundi Club since 1999) had this to add:
The 30 artists represented in June, 2012, in day order are:
1 David Schulz, 2 Jean Marcellino, 3 Angelique Moselle Price, 4 Gil Conradis, 5 Donelli J. DiMaria, 6 Tony Lee, 7 Jacqui Morgan, 8 Alan Appel, 9 Cynthia Angeles, 10 David Schulz, 11 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 12 Terry Tayler, 13 Jacqueline Saunders, 14 Taehyub Lee, 15 Jacqui Morgan, 16 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 17 Chuck Miller, 18 Justin Austin, 19 Pacifico Palumbo, 20 Hannah Davis, 21 Guadalupe Herrera, 22 Jeff Caramagna, 23 Pacifico Palumbo, 24 Penelope Przekop, 25 Joseph Mays, 26 Guillermo Velasco, 27 Peter Wong King, 28 Robert Nizamov, 29 Eddie Torres, 30 Ilene Skeen.
I am extremely pleased and proud to present the Barebrush calendars to the art-loving public. And once again, the Salmagundi Club has proved a valuable resouce in which to find serious (and friendly) art professionals who love to look at art. I am happy to welcome artist, teacher and Art Committee Chairman, Charles Yoder into our growing cadre of Barebrush curators who review art each month for Barebrush and vote on the Curator's Choice.
In time, when the level of submissions warrant, each genre will have its own calendar, and each calendar will have its own a Curator’s Choice poll.
It is interesting to note that in the world of representational art, the Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest art organizations in the United States, has stood its ground since 1871. Firmly in the forefront of the artworld in the 1880’s with its avant-garde “Black & White” exhibitions organized for etchers, staunchly during the early years of abstraction, lonely during the hey-day of abstract expressionism, as a relic at the beginning of the representational rebirth, and now, once again in the forefront of real art in real America.
Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings for each artwork included in this calendar.
Viewers can also vote for “The People's Choice,” a poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artworks in The People's Choice 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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