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Charms—The Best-of-the-Rest October 2012 calendar seemed to get selected in a flash. Guest curator, Ann Aptaker, was finished before she even realized it. She selected Duck Soap by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM, calling it “Charming.” and liked his Pinocchio as well. People in groups or multiplied got a lot of play in this calendar. Among the drawings are: As Long as I Can Feel My Fingers and Mark, Gady, Joe & Ellen by New York artist, Jon Rettich; Ringmaster by Sam Martine of Long Island, NY; Face Off by New York artist, Alex Knowlton. In paintings, Ms. Aptaker selected: Market and Powell - San Francisco and Medium Rare by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI; The Rendezvous by Edward Cascone of Long Island, NY; Temporal Expression by Elizabeth Sowell-Zak of Lincroft, NJ; and Aunt Lola’s Engagement by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain, MA.
There are also many single subject portraits as well. Two oils by New York artist, Jean Marcellino, Seated Robert and Robert Premier Coup; two drawings by Eddie Torres, also of New York, Sonja, and Profile of Dc Morale; two drawings by Connecticut artist, David Schulz, The Fisherman and Sybil.
From Brooklyn artist, Hannah Davis, Ms. Aptaker selected two still-life fantasies, Big Pimpin Penguin and Surrender You Scallywag which Ms. Davis bills as about the “dangers” of Nutella. Ms. Aptaker groused at the title, but liked the painting and selected it. Another selection worthy of note is by Terry Tayler of Illinois. Looking at his work, she had said, “He has so many styles. He needs to decide who he is.” Then she selected Searching which seems to be precisely about that issue.
One artist, Elizabeth Rothschild of New York City is making her calendar debut with a watercolor, Woman in Purple and Yellows. Seven artworks are retiring having now been selected for three calendars: Sonja by Eddie Torres; Big Pimpin Penguin by Hannah Davis; Seated Robert and Robert Premier Coup by Jean Marcellino; The Fisherman by David Schulz; the striking Paper Doll, No. 6 by Penelope Przekop of Philadelphia; and Duck Soap by Donelli J. DiMaria.
The 31 artists represented in October, 2012, in day order are:
1 Donelli J. DiMaria, 2 Jon Rettich, 3 Sam Martine, 4 Sam Martine, 5 Hannah Davis, 6 Jean Marcellino, 7 David Schulz, 8 Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, 9 Chuck Miller, 10 Alex Knowlton, 11 Svetlana Kanyo, 12 Penelope Przekop, 13 Pacifico Palumbo, 14 Eddie Torres, 15 Rebecca Venn, 16 Edward Cascone, 17 Eddie Torres, 18 Edward Cascone, 19 Jean Marcellino, 20 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 21 Tai Lin, 22 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 23 Terry Tayler, 24 Jon Rettich, 25 Robert Nizamov, 26 Donelli J. DiMaria, 27 David Schulz, 28 Elizabeth Rothschild, 29 Pacifico Palumbo, 30 Hannah Davis, 31 Pacifico Palumbo.
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 November 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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