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Happy 10th Anniversary to Barebrush -- Guest curator, James Patrick Reid, is a New York City-based artist and teacher. He is a member of the Painting Center gallery in Manhattan, where he will have an exhibition of his recent paintings this November 1 through 26.
When asked what he looks for in art, Mr. Reid answered:
There is a quality which characterizes the great art of all epochs and styles, from the Chauvet caves to Mondrian. It is vital form, form that lives thanks to the integrity and completeness of its relationships of line, shape, and tone, and by virtue of the resonance of the volumes and the space. Great abstract art aims directly at this quality, and the masterpieces of representational art from antiquity to the present time impressively embody it. This is the standard by which I judge art.
Mr. Reid selected three Curators' Choice nominees for September, (starred dates in the list): 1* Thames (oil) by Marie-Paule Martin of New York City, NY; 14* WATTS SPRAWLED A616 (color pencil) by Jon Rettich of New York, NY; 19* Marianne (graphite) by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA.
Artworks making their calendar debut: 1. Eightteen artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Ericka's Closeup by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; Mona Lisa updated by Jacqui Morgan of New York City, NY; Ventana by Roger Cummiskey of Malaga, SPAIN; Back to the World by Gil Conradis of Melbourne, FL; Pencil Drawing of Young Girl Wearing Dress with Scarf by Patricia McDermond of Peekskill, NY; Meet Rico by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA; Shari Gives a Hard Stare by Ilene Skeen of New York, NY; Secret Gardens; The Tree; Chicago by Rebecca Venn of Kenosha, WI; Portrait Of The Artist by David Morrow of San Francisco , CA; A Love I by William Zuback of West Allis, WI; Evy by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI; Balaklava by Robert Nizamov of Moscow, Russia; peter by Seonyoung Kim of Woodside, NY; With Child by Lauren Rinaldi of Philadelphia, PA; Red Shirt by Sam Martine of Commack, NY; STANDING BEETS by Rebecca Venn of Kenosha, WI; Mimi in the studio by Alan Appel of Scarsdale, NY; Bridges Florence by Richard Bulman of Bellingham, WA.
Art for this calendar comes from 10 states, Spain, Russia and Austria.
The 30 artists represented in September, 2016, in day order are:
1* Marie-Paule Martin, 2 Darlene Kuhne, 3 Jean Marcellino, 4 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 5 Richard Bulman, 6 Mateus Costa, 7 Jon Rettich, 8 Ilene Skeen, 9 Seonyoung Kim, 10 Patricia McDermond, 11 David Schulz, 12 Roger Cummiskey, 13 Seonyoung Kim, 14* Jon Rettich, 15 William Zuback, 16 Lynne Levin, 17 Peter Wong King, 18 Taehyub Lee, 19* Mateus Costa, 20 Sam Martine, 21 Gil Conradis, 22 Lauren Rinaldi, 23 Jacqui Morgan, 24 Robert Nizamov, 25 Damir May, 26 David Morrow, 27 Alan Appel, 28 Rebecca Venn, 29 Rebecca Venn, 30 Pacifico Palumbo.
Three artists, indicated by asterisks (*
), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards
. The top artist as voted by Barebrush Curators, receives a prize. Winner announced September 20th.
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.