N*des-of-the-Month from Barebrush

A Juried Selection by Ann Aptaker, Morris Museum
Nudes of the Month AUG 2008

August 2008

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     1*
Freedom by Jennie Rosenbaum
2
Nude #88 by Suhas Tavkar
3
Kelly_B_7-10-07--10CD by Dan McCormack
4
My True Feeling by Sylvia Cheung
5*
Sketch 5 by Sara Swan
6
Strengh of a Woman - Pose III by Charles Schindler
7
sketch by Ariel Velez ariel
8*
The New Yorker by Guenter Knop
9
When Girls Share Parts by Rene Hinds
10
Reaching by Charmaine Frost
11
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price
12
Max - breathing under water by Peter Matthews
13
States of Mind by Chanit Roston
14*
Nips and Duct by Donna Cleary
15
Men by Lucinda Luvaas
16
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank
17
Mannequins by Donelli J. DiMaria
18
The Dancer by Judith Araujo-Volkmann
19
Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban
20
Enigma by Tony Lee
21
Cigarette Ladies by Sima Schloss
22
Standing Nude From Behind by David Moreschi
23
It's Here Somewhere.... by Ilene Skeen
24
Poised to Spring by Jean Marcellino
25
Butch by Linda Moses
26*
Untitle Nude/SOLD by Haydee Torres
27
Fit by John Luce Lockett
28
LOE by Harvey Mercadoocasio
29
N*de by Jim VanKirk
30
Woman in Love by Serge Lis
31
Figure 2- N*de by Michael Mooney
      

Commitment to skill—When the Morris Museum Exhibitions Curator, Ann Aptaker, sat down to select the barebrush August calendar, she noted the general loss of skill in the art world over the last 30 years, but thought that maybe this was starting to turn around. Happily, barebrush artists pleasantly confirmed her hopes. “There is a lot of talent here,” she said, “and the artists are taking skill seriously.” Aptaker chose Jennie Rosenbaum to launch the month with her sweeping use of space. She praised Donna Cleary for her “fearlessness,” and Guenter Knop for his wonderful humor and composition. She thought Sara Swan showed simplicity, understanding and beautiful choices. Aptaker called John Luce Lockett’s painting “unusual and a lot of fun,” and Jim Van Kirk's drawing “sensitive.” Aptaker thought Haydee Torres showed an understanding and sensuousness of line which makes her piece “very sexy.” A. Galban also used “strong and very graceful lines.” Overall, she was “happy to see the artists enjoying themselves,” and commented that “really fine art requires both skilled labor and inspiration.”

The 31 artworks represented in August, 2008, in day order are by: 1* Jennie Rosenbaum, 2 Suhas Tavkar, 3 Dan McCormack, 4 Sylvia Cheung, 5* Sara Swan, 6 Charles Schindler, 7 Ariel Velez ariel, 8* Guenter Knop, 9 Rene Hinds, 10 Charmaine Frost, 11 Angelique Moselle Price, 12 Peter Matthews, 13 Chanit Roston, 14* Donna Cleary, 15 Lucinda Luvaas, 16 Carmiah Frank, 17 Donelli J. DiMaria, 18 Judith Araujo-Volkmann, 19 A. Galban, 20 Tony Lee, 21 Sima Schloss, 22 David Moreschi, 23 Ilene Skeen, 24 Jean Marcellino, 25 Linda Moses, 26* Haydee Torres, 27 John Luce Lockett, 28 Harvey Mercadoocasio, 29 Jim VanKirk, 30 Serge Lis, 31 Michael Mooney.

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*Curators' Choice nominee. Nominees for the N*de-of-the-Month were selected by the guest curator as Curator's Choice. All barebrush curators have an opportunity to rank the Curator's Choice in their own special poll. Winners determined by a statistical combination of the curators and popular votes.

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Winners below:
(winner, day, prize)

Curators' Choice

1st:
Rosenbaum (1), $50
2nd:
Haydee Torres (26), $25
3rd:
Guenter Knop (8), $15
 
Honorable Mention:
Sara Swan (5)
Donna Cleary (14)

 

Congratulations all!

 

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