Best-of-the-Rest

A Juried Selection by Alex Kaplan, Art Conservator
Best of the Rest JAN 2015

January 2015

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Daydreams by Richard Bulman
2
SERENDIPITY -- WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK B020 by Jon Rettich
3
Jaja, costumed by Peter Millward
4
"Direct Ht" by Patrick McGauley
5
Green by Seonyoung Kim
6
Tiki by Tony Lee
7
The Poet by Mateus Costa
8
Sri Lankan Tea Picker by Robert Markey
9
Woman of Color by Justin Austin
10
"Skewed Portrait" by Terry Tayler
11
Friends #1 by Donelli J. DiMaria
12
Diane by Geoffrey Stein
13
Carpe Noctem by Dan Simoneau, ISAP
14
Portrait of Frida II by William Zuback
15
Summer Bouquet and Glass by Rebecca Venn
16
Orchid in Bloom by Peggy Dean
17
Pinocchio Wins an Award by Donelli J. DiMaria
18
Carmel by Neal Smithwillow
19
Burma 1948 by Ilene Skeen
20
PORTRAIT STUDIES OF 2 MODELS by Jacqui Morgan
21
Bronze Lion by Richard Bulman
22
Magali by Marie-Paule Martin
23
Landscape In Coral and Jade by Richard Bulman
24
Cat Nap by Darlene Kuhne
25
The Tennis Star by Jacqui Morgan
26
Roman Maria by Jean Marcellino
27
# 28 by Richard White
28
Ease by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald
29
Work #631 by Robert Copelan
30
In corset by Hector Olvera, Etor
31
" Nathan's World Famous Hot Dogs" by Pacifico Palumbo

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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Winners below:

(winner, day, prize)

 

The Peoples Choice!

Results for your Favs:
1st:
Hector Olvera, Etor (30)
2nd:
Marie-Paule Martin (22)
3rd:
Mateus Costa (7)
3rd:
Robert Markey (8)
3rd:
William Zuback (14)

 

Congratulations all!

 

 

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