N*des-of-the-Month from Barebrush

A Juried Selection by Bob Mueller, Salmagundi Club

November 2010

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A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin
La naturaleza by Hector Olvera, Etor
Tranquility by Anthony Gordon
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS
New Hope by John Luce Lockett
Funny by Tony Lee
side view by Sara Swan
Taking the Rays by Roger Cummiskey
Still Life by Christopher Smith
Pomegranate by Matthew Smith
Manou's Brief Return by Jean Marcellino
Black River, White Hills by Cindy Sibilsky
untitled by Darien Bird
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop
Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price
STUDY 8 by William Thierfelder
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif
Figure On The Beach by David Michael Hollander
DI02 by William Jobling
Cheeky by Alex Knowlton
Red Hat  #4 by Donelli J. DiMaria
Bathing 1 by Damian Huntley
Bottoms Up by Terry Hinkle
Woman By Window by Emily Stedman
Greeting The Day by Lucinda Luvaas
Dream by Guenter Knop
Helen_W_4-27-08--7BB by Dan McCormack
I Lean by Tim Woodhouse
Back Portrait by Gary Paul Stutler

Classical Surprises— Guest curator Bob Mueller, curator at the Salmagundi Club, successful artist and designer, prides himself on his classical training and point of view. However, after selecting nearly 60 pieces on the first pass and then eliminating all but 30, when the selection of art for the Barebrush November 2010 N*des-of-the-Month was complete, he remarked, “Some of the works I picked surprised me. I lean toward the academic, but I like the oil that looks like a woodcut, [La naturaleza by Hector Olvera, Etor]. I’m also surprised to see that abstract, Exposed in Chaos [by Penelope Przekop] still there.” He also thought Funny by Tony Lee was unusual fun.

For his five Curators’ Choice nominees, Mr. Mueller picked A Mom’s Tattoo by Tai Lin to start the month because it has “impact.” Mueller paid classical homage to Jean Marcellino’s Manou’s Brief Return. He selected Red Hat #4 by Donelli J. DiMaria, mentioning the painting’s “nice flow across the canvas.” He also selected Layers of Memory by Michael Seif, saying “I’ve never seen [something like] that! I love it.” Finally, in a choice between two buff butts, he struggled for a while, eventually choosing Bottoms Up by Terry Hinkle over the more “in your face,” I Lean by Tim Woodhouse. Three popular works will be retired after this calendar, having been in three calendars: Taking the Rays by Roger Cummiskey, Greeting the Day by Lucinda Luvaas, and New Hope by John Luce Lockett.

Barebrush founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen remarked, “There is something edgy and very male about this calendar, once again proving the wisdom of having a variety of guest curators. Bob selected for Barebrush December 2006 (calendar #4). Now (with calendar #51), there is much more art from which to choose, the automated system makes it smoother and easier, but still, and most of all, the guest curator concept continues to prove its validity.”

The 30 artists represented in November, 2010, in day order are: 1* Tai Lin, 2 Hector Olvera, Etor, 3 Anthony Gordon, 4 Bill Teitsworth, NWS, 5 John Luce Lockett, 6 Tony Lee, 7 Sara Swan, 8 Roger Cummiskey, 9 Christopher Smith, 10 Matthew Smith, 11* Jean Marcellino, 12 Cindy Sibilsky, 13 Darien Bird, 14 Penelope Przekop, 15 Mollie Kellogg, 16 Angelique Moselle Price, 17 William Thierfelder, 18* Michael Seif, 19 David Michael Hollander, 20 William Jobling, 21 Alex Knowlton, 22* Donelli J. DiMaria, 23 Damian Huntley, 24* Terry Hinkle, 25 Emily Stedman, 26 Lucinda Luvaas, 27 Guenter Knop, 28 Dan McCormack, 29 Tim Woodhouse, 30 Gary Paul Stutler.

Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings. Five artists, indicated by asterisks (*), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards. Curators’ Choice nominees receive 8 additional complimentary listings. The top three artists receive additional prizes. You can also vote for “My Favorite N*de,” the poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artists in “My Favorite N*de” receive one (1) complementary listing. Winners announced December 1st.

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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

Donelli DiMaria (22), +65 points
Tai Lin (1), +30 points
Jean Marcellino (11), +16 points
Honorable Mention:
Michael Seif (18)
Terry Hinkle (24)


My Fav N*de

Results for your Favs:
Hector Olvera (2)
Tony Lee (6)
Donelli DiMaria (22)


Congratulations all!



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