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Facing 2015 -- Guest curator, Alexander Katlan, is a professional art conservator to museums, historical societies, corporations and fine private collections. Mr. Katlan holds a MA in Art History and an MFA in painting conservation. He is the author of four books on exhibition history and many articles on painting conservation. In 2008, Mr. Katlan was awarded the Medal of Honor and Merit from the Salmagundi Club of New York City.
To launch Best-of-the-Rest (all non-nude genres) for 2015, Mr. Kaplan selected the moody Daydreams, a beautiful, contemplative oil by Richard Bulman of Bellingham, WA. As the model in this artwork is facing left, her position in the calendar could be a reverie of 2014. Maybe for us she is taking stock before she turns around and faces the new year.
Artworks making their calendar debut: 6. Thirteen artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Ease by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald of Lexington, KY; Roman Maria by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; Cat Nap by Darlene Kuhne of Arvada, CO; Magali by Marie-Paule Martin of New York City, NY; " Nathan's World Famous Hot Dogs" by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA; # 28 by Richard White of Coventry, CT; The Tennis Star by Jacqui Morgan of New York City, NY; Portrait of Frida II by William Zuback of West Allis, WI; Diane by Geoffrey Stein of New York , NY; Daydreams by Richard Bulman of Bellingham, WA; "Skewed Portrait" by Terry Tayler of Wauconda, IL; In corset by Hector Olvera, Etor of Mexico, Mexico; Burma 1948 by Ilene Skeen of New York, NY.
Art for this calendar comes from 13 states, Mexico and Panama.
The 31 artists represented in January, 2015, in day order are:
1 Richard Bulman, 2 Jon Rettich, 3 Peter Millward, 4 Patrick McGauley, 5 Seonyoung Kim, 6 Tony Lee, 7 Mateus Costa, 8 Robert Markey, 9 Justin Austin, 10 Terry Tayler, 11 Donelli J. DiMaria, 12 Geoffrey Stein, 13 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 14 William Zuback, 15 Rebecca Venn, 16 Peggy Dean, 17 Donelli J. DiMaria, 18 Neal Smithwillow, 19 Ilene Skeen, 20 Jacqui Morgan, 21 Richard Bulman, 22 Marie-Paule Martin, 23 Richard Bulman, 24 Darlene Kuhne, 25 Jacqui Morgan, 26 Jean Marcellino, 27 Richard White, 28 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 29 Robert Copelan, 30 Hector Olvera, Etor, 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 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 February 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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