Best-of-the-Rest

A Juried Selection by David Masello, Art writer & editor

November 2016

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  1*
Sleeping by Tracey Padron
2
Mother Nature by Darlene Kuhne
3
Lover's by Donald Kolberg
4
# 60 by Richard White
5
Work #576 by Robert Copelan
6
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind by Dan Simoneau, ISAP
7
waltrus by Seonyoung Kim
8*
The Two by Jean Marcellino
9
Chico on the 3rd day by Mateus Costa
10
Power At Work No.1 by Elizabeth  Sowell-Zak
11
Danza con el Sol by Tony Lee
12
Reflection of Infinity by Donelli J. DiMaria
13*
The Daydreamer by Peggy Dean
14
Saskia's Music by Jean Marcellino
15
Jason by Richard Bulman
16
Beach Flip by Neal Smithwillow
17
"Swimming at Ally Pond Lake" by Pacifico Palumbo
18
I'll Just Text Him by Dennis Young
19
STUDY 25 by William Thierfelder
20
Acuity by Dan Simoneau, ISAP
21
TANK HAPPY by Jon Rettich
22
PORTRAIT STUDIES OF 2 MODELS by Jacqui Morgan
23
Home Tweet Home by Peter Wong King
24
my younger brother by Taehyub Lee
25
YELLOW MAN 9 by William Thierfelder
26
Ern by Chuck Miller
27
Big Sur by Chanit Roston
28
Joe by Seonyoung Kim
29
mi divina comedia by A. Galban
30
Romance Emplumado by Tony Lee
   

Sala Reservada, part III -- Guest curator, David Masello, writes about art and culture. He is executive editor of Milieu, a national print magazine about interior design and architecture. He has written scores of essays and features for the New York Times, Fine Art Connoisseur, Wall Street Journal, Salon, Boston Globe, Cottages & Gardens, and numerous other national periodicals and literary journals. Mr. Masello added some curatorial notes about his selections:

It was an eerie coincidence, but when I got the call to curate this show, I was researching a phenomenon in 17th-century Spain called the sala reservada, referring to secretive rooms reserved in royal palaces and grand houses where nude works could be seen in private. A show at the Clark Art Institute of nudes from the Prado elicited this interest in finding out more about such places. I chose images here that were unabashedly erotic, but also ones that are more suggestive than overt.

I always feel that with nudes, suggestion can be far more powerful than something more overt.... I also liked that many of the works show couples (straight and gay) and that other works require a longer viewing before deciding what is really being shown (eg. the work showing hands and feet together). Also, many of the chosen works hint at a narrative quality, which automatically animates any canvas. And I like, too, that some of the nudes are accidental, in that a body is shown retrieving a fallen item or a mother is holding her naked baby. Being nude, obviously, is not always an intentional or erotic or sexual state.

Mr. Masello selected 3 Curators' Choice nominees for November, (starred dates in the list): 1* Sleeping (oil) by Tracey Padron of ELGIN, IL; 8* The Two (oil) by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; 13* The Daydreamer (oil) by Peggy Dean of Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

Artworks making their calendar debut: 2. Eight artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: "Swimming at Ally Pond Lake" by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA; The empires of the future are the empires of the mind by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI; PORTRAIT STUDIES OF 2 MODELS by Jacqui Morgan of New York City, NY; Chico on the 3rd day by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA; I'll Just Text Him by Dennis Young of New Castle, DE; Saskia's Music by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; Reflection of Infinity by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM; Romance Emplumado by Tony Lee of Panama.

Art for this calendar comes from 14 states, Panama and Mexico.

The 30 artists represented in November, 2016, in day order are: 1* Tracey Padron, 2 Darlene Kuhne, 3 Donald Kolberg, 4 Richard White, 5 Robert Copelan, 6 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 7 Seonyoung Kim, 8* Jean Marcellino, 9 Mateus Costa, 10 Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, 11 Tony Lee, 12 Donelli J. DiMaria, 13* Peggy Dean, 14 Jean Marcellino, 15 Richard Bulman, 16 Neal Smithwillow, 17 Pacifico Palumbo, 18 Dennis Young, 19 William Thierfelder, 20 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 21 Jon Rettich, 22 Jacqui Morgan, 23 Peter Wong King, 24 Taehyub Lee, 25 William Thierfelder, 26 Chuck Miller, 27 Chanit Roston, 28 Seonyoung Kim, 29 A. Galban, 30 Tony Lee.

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 November 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.


Winners below:

(winner, day, prize)

Curators' Choice

1st:
Tracey Padron (1)
 
Honorable Mention
Jean Marcellino (8)
Peggy Dean (13)

 

Congratulations all!

 

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