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Falling in Love with Art Again -- Guest Curator, Gary T. Erbe, is a widely-collected master of Levitational Realism, his own brand of trompe l’oeil painting. Erbe (pronounced err’-bee) has exhibited extensively museums and galleries throughout America, Asia and Europe. Erbe received an unprecedented 6 Gold Medals at The Allied Artists of America, Inc. Annual Exhibitions held at The National Arts Club, NYC. He also received the Medal for Lifetime Achievement in American Art from The Butler Institute of American Art, OH and the Salmagundi Club Medal of Honor, NYC. He continues to actively paint and will be having a one man exhibition in 2015 at the Canton Museum of Art in OH and in 2016 at The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, NY.
Mr. Erbe selected a striking oil portrait, The Countess of Razppha Yukii by Hector Olvera, Etor of Mexico to launch the month of September.
Eight artworks are making their calendar debut: #1 The Countess of Razppha Yukii by Hector Olvera, Etor; #3 Solar Disruption by Patrick McGauley; #4 Some Like It Hot by Sergey Jeliseieff; #8 Portrait of Paul by William Zuback; #10 Still Life with Bread and Wine by Peggy Dean; #11 Orchid in Bloom by Peggy Dean; #20 My Portrait by Darlene Kuhne; and #22 study 1480 by Richard White. Nine artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: What by Justin Austin of Graham, NC; Sketch of Kathy by Ivy Klenetsky of Freehold, NJ; Claudette by Stephanie Fuller of New York, NY; Tear by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald of Lexington, KY; She by Geoffrey Stein of New York , NY; Self by Rebecca Venn of Kenosha, WI; Portrait of Jason by Ivy Klenetsky of Freehold, NJ; Tropical Trio by Rebecca Venn of Kenosha, WI; Beagle Pup by Gil Conradis of Melbourne, FL.
Art for this calendar comes from 11 states, Mexico and Russian Federation.
The 30 artists represented in September, 2014, in day order are:
1 Hector Olvera, Etor, 2 Eddie Torres, 3 Patrick McGauley, 4 Serge Lis, 5 Justin Austin, 6 Ivy Klenetsky, 7 Seonyoung Kim, 8 William Zuback, 9 Stephanie Fuller, 10 Peggy Dean, 11 Peggy Dean, 12 Stephanie Fuller, 13 Rebecca Venn, 14 Ivy Klenetsky, 15 Donelli J. DiMaria, 16 Donelli J. DiMaria, 17 Seonyoung Kim, 18 Neal Smithwillow, 19 Justin Austin, 20 Darlene Kuhne, 21 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 22 Richard White, 23 William Zuback, 24 Darlene Kuhne, 25 Marie-Paule Martin, 26 Donna Ellery, 27 Geoffrey Stein, 28 Rebecca Venn, 29 Gil Conradis, 30 Geoffrey Stein.
Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings for each artwork included in this calendar.
Viewers can 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 October 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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