N*des-of-the-Month from Barebrush

A Juried Selection by David Thompson, Serrano Contemporary
Nudes of the Month DEC 2008

December 2008

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 1*
Bathing by Roger Cummiskey
2
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price
3*
Reflections by Grant Besley
4
Man With Outstretched Arms by Emily Stedman
5
Seated in Stillness by Cindy Sibilsky
6
At the Desk by Harald Grote
7*
Bronze N*de ll by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
8
Pensive N*de by Jim VanKirk
9
Reach by Susan (SZN) Kraft
10
Amy by Sara Swan
11
Elle's back by Peter Matthews
12
Anastasia on Strathmore by Jacqui Morgan
13*
The Amazon by Hector Olvera, Etor
14
A bath in the Moonlight by Guenter Knop
15
Monica by Chanit Roston
16
Waitingroom by Francien Krieg
17
Harrington Park by Lucinda Luvaas
18
Charcoal Figure Study by Haydee Torres
19
Kirliam by Tony Lee
20
Hidden by Mollie Kellogg
21
Figure Study JH by Jon Rettich
22
Seated Figure by Judith Araujo-Volkmann
23
from the back by Richard Rabkin
24
Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino
25
Dreamer by Michael Apice
26
WOMAN IN THE CELLAR by BEN RIVIERE-NAZARENO
27
Cold by Jennie Rosenbaum
28*
A Little Night Music by John Luce Lockett
29
Liability by Donna Cleary
30
Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria
31
Street Level by Joseph Mays
   

EMOTIVE POWER—When David Thompson of Serrano Contemporary sat down with the curator’s lightbox to select the N*des-of-the-Month for the December 2008, he exclaimed, “Wow, there’s a lot of great work here.” Then Thompson studied the art silently, looking up and down the lightbox for some long, quiet minutes. His choices are notable for both the variety of the overall selection and the individuality of the artists. In the call for entries, Thompson had said,

In the December exhibition I’m interested in finding a unique connection with the artist’s sensibilities. I always look for the artistic ability to connect and share tender and intimate conditions with the viewer. Without limitations, I would like to see the human figure revealed in the most genuine, delicate and emotive form.

True to his intent of selecting work with emotive power, each of these pieces is its own world of power, mystery, pleasure or pain. When the selection was over, Thompson said, “It was much harder than I thought....”

The 31 artworks represented in December, 2008, in day order are by: 1* Roger Cummiskey, 2 Angelique Moselle Price, 3* Grant Besley, 4 Emily Stedman, 5 Cindy Sibilsky, 6 Harald Grote, 7* Kathy Ostman-Magnusen, 8 Jim VanKirk, 9 Susan (SZN) Kraft, 10 Sara Swan, 11 Peter Matthews, 12 Jacqui Morgan, 13* Hector Olvera, Etor, 14 Guenter Knop, 15 Chanit Roston, 16 Francien Krieg, 17 Lucinda Luvaas, 18 Haydee Torres, 19 Tony Lee, 20 Mollie Kellogg, 21 Jon Rettich, 22 Judith Araujo-Volkmann, 23 Richard Rabkin, 24 Jean Marcellino, 25 Michael Apice, 26 BEN RIVIERE-NAZARENO, 27 Jennie Rosenbaum, 28* John Luce Lockett, 29 Donna Cleary, 30 Donelli J. DiMaria, 31 Joseph Mays.

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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:
Hector Olvera (13), $50
2nd:
John Luce Lockett (28), $25
3rd:
Kathy Ostman-Magnusen (7), $15
 
Honorable Mention:
Grant Besley (3)
Roger Cummiskey (1)

 

My Fav N*de

Results for your Favs:
1st:
Hector Olvera (13)
2nd:
Harald Grote (6)
3rd:
Donna Cleary (29)

 

Congratulations all!

 

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