|29||30||31|| || || || |
Summer Marathon: Personality Plus — The art in this calendar, along with the art in the five others for July and August 2012, was selected by Robert W. Pillsbury, artist, teacher and First Vice President of the Salmagundi Club. In all, he selected 186 artworks. It was a marathon session, and Mr. Pillsbury approached the task with dedication, selecting art which displayed the kind of sensibility he was seeking: the skill and emotion that pushes the art experience. He launched the month with a watercolor, Evy, by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Wisconsin. Mr. Pillsbury selected a lot of portraits and clothed people. Barebrush artists seem to be people people. These genres dominate the Best of the Rest calendar entries. Even the dog portrait, Beagle Pup by Florida artist, Gil Conradis, has person-ality.
Mr. Pillsbury thought the oil, Bocce On A Sunday Afternoon, by Pacifico Palumbo of Massachusetts was interesting. He thought Sarah, an oil by Taehyub Lee of New York, very strong, and chose that and several others of her works, including John, whom he noted as a great model, always giving strong poses. He liked the attitude of Daphne by New York artist Stephanie Fuller. He was intrigued by Masquerade by Marie-Paule Martin, also of New York. On the non-people side, Mr. Pillsbury liked the looseness of A Day for Wine and Roses, a watercolor by Jacqueline Saunders of Virginia and the composition and mystery of Tree Frog by Justin Austin of North Carolina. And perhaps proving that even birds have people-qualities, he selected Romance Emplumado by Tony Lee of Panama.
Three artworks are retiring with this July calendar: The arresting, Madonna of the Pink Indian, an oil by New York artist, Geoffrey Stein; Sunday Portrait of Adjua, the strong drawing by Jean Marcellino, also of New York; and the remarkable, Tribute to Madam X, an oil by David Schulz of Connecticut, recalling the famous portrait of 1884 by John Singer Sargent. The Barebrush “retirement program” encourages artists to keep their art in the calendar competitions fresh and interesting for the best public response. After having been selected for three calendars by guest curators, Barebrush considers the art “validated” and no longer eligible for competition. The art, of course, remains on the Barebrush website in the calendar archives. Viewers can also see retired artwork of Barebrush Featured Artists on the Barebrush Honors page.
One artist is making her calendar debut: Ivy Klenetsky from Freehold, NJ with her authoritative pastel, Portrait of Jason.
At the end of the session, when he reviewed his choices, he said smiling, “I looked over the art I chose. I can see my vision.”
The 31 artists represented in July, 2012, in day order are:
1 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 2 David Schulz, 3 Peter Wong King, 4 Pacifico Palumbo, 5 Jacqueline Saunders, 6 Taehyub Lee, 7 Eddie Torres, 8 Gil Conradis, 9 Gil Conradis, 10 Jon Rettich, 11 Ivy Klenetsky, 12 Justin Austin, 13 Jon Rettich, 14 David Morrow, 15 Jacqueline Saunders, 16 Tony Lee, 17 Taehyub Lee, 18 Taehyub Lee, 19 Stephanie Fuller, 20 Angelique Moselle Price, 21 Alan Appel, 22 David Schulz, 23 Geoffrey Stein, 24 David Schulz, 25 Marie-Paule Martin, 26 David Schulz, 27 Jean Marcellino, 28 David Schulz, 29 Ilene Skeen, 30 Taehyub Lee, 31 Geoffrey Stein.
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 August 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.
Click here for more about Salmagundi Club
Thank you all for your interest and participation in barebrush.com, dedicated to the art of