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August Best Delight -- Guest Curator, David H. Reuss, is an Executive Member of the Society of Illustrators where he serves as the Membership Chairman, Special Events Chairman and the Treasurer. He has been a member of the Salmagundi Club since 1997 where he teaches painting and drawing. Mr. Reuss is also Club Treasurer. Mr. Reuss has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts and a Master of Professional Studies from Pratt Institute in Arts and Cultural Management. With over twenty years experience in illustration and fine art his work encompasses an array of subjects, mediums and clients.
Mr. Reuss selected 3 Curators' Choice nominees for August, (starred dates in the list): 1* In Shadow/Chris (drawing) by Eddie Torres of New York, NY; 9* Jack (oil) by Seonyoung Kim of Woodside, NY; 20* Three Rubber Ducks #2 (oil) by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM.
August 2014 is the 96th Barebrush Nudes-of-the-Month calendar, completing the eighth year of celebrating contemporary art.
Artworks making their calendar debut: 11. Ten artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Winter Hibiscus by Rebecca Venn of Kenosha, WI; Pinocchio by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM; Navigating Freedom by Stephanie Fuller of New York, NY; Desi on Friday, 2 by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; Goddess and Woman by Peter King of Cochiti Lake, NM; In Shadow/Chris by Eddie Torres of New York, NY; Dog Portraits by Donna Ellery of Mc Indoe Falls, VT; Twisted Heart by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald of Lexington, KY; In Shadow/DC by Eddie Torres of New York, NY; Three Days, Three Men by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA.
Art for this calendar comes from 7 states, Canada and Mexico.
The 31 artists represented in August, 2014, in day order are:
1* Eddie Torres, 2 Seonyoung Kim, 3 Svetlana Kanyo, 4 Seonyoung Kim, 5 Jacqueline Saunders, 6 Anthony Gordon, 7 Stephanie Fuller, 8 Jacqui Morgan, 9* Seonyoung Kim, 10 Eddie Torres, 11 Eddie Torres, 12 William Zuback, 13 Justin Austin, 14 Peter Wong King, 15 Eddie Torres, 16 Jean Marcellino, 17 Geoffrey Stein, 18 Donelli J. DiMaria, 19 Stephanie Fuller, 20* Donelli J. DiMaria, 21 Donna Ellery, 22 Neal Smithwillow, 23 Geoffrey Stein, 24 Rebecca Venn, 25 William Zuback, 26 Donelli J. DiMaria, 27 Stephanie Fuller, 28 Eddie Torres, 29 Rebecca Venn, 30 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 31 Jacqueline Saunders.
Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings for each artwork included in this calendar. Three artists, indicated by asterisks (*
), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards
. Curators’ Choice nominees receive 8 additional complimentary listings. The top artist receives an additional prize.
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 September 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, selected by the Guest Curator.