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Nudes Female: Falling into Summer—To accommodate the vacation season, Barebrush guest curator, Vaughn Lewis of MagnanMetz Gallery in Chelsea, selected the art for the July and August calendar in the same session. No stranger to Barebrush, having curated July and August 2009, Mr. Lewis suggested a male/female split between the months. About what he would be looking for, he had this to say:
I will be reflecting on the medium and artistic techniques used to portray all subject matters in the artwork while paying close attention to extraordinary landscapes and/or the atmosphere the artists create in each work of art using the human body.
During the selection process, which was intense, Lewis paid close attention to composition and page structure. Here he launches July with a digital collage from Sydney, Australia, TOKYO LUSH by Corrie Ancone. “I want to put the viewer in the right frame of mind. This has atmosphere. It's a dream-like landscape,” Lewis said about starting the month. His four other Curators’ Choice nominees are: a watercolor from Kamloops, Canada, ‘From Life’ No.28 by Vaughn Butland; an oil from Corsicana, Texas, Barbadospearl No.2 by Chuck Miller; an oil from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, Reclining 8 by Damian Huntley; and photography from Cochiti Lake, New Mexico, Twisted by Peter King. Of these five artists, Vaughn Butland is making his Barebrush calendar debut and Damian Huntley is seeing his entry, Reclining 8 retire after being in three calendars.
Featured Artist, Sarah Swan, is also seeing her entry, Reclining 2, retire with honors. In addition to Butland, four other artists are making their calendar debut: Leslie Lambert from Palo Alto, CA; Taehyub Lee from New York, NY; Deb Miller from Corsicana, TX; and Guy Delaroque from L'Isle d'Abeau, France
Mr. Lewis commented on the process and the fun it was to select the art. “Extraordinary work!” he exclaimed. “It was absolutely fun.”
The 31 artists represented in July, 2011, in day order are:
1* Corrie Ancone, 2 Name Withdrawn, 3 Christian Beels, 4 Sima Schloss, 5 Kimberly Berg, 6* Vaughn Butland, 7 Tim Woodhouse, 8 Leslie Lambert, 9 Norman Darvie, 10 Sandro La Ferla, 11* Chuck Miller, 12 Jennie Rosenbaum, 13 Angelique Moselle Price, 14 Roy Shifrin, 15 Deb Miller, 16 Geoffrey Stein, 17 Jeremy Holton, 18 Thom Peters, 19 Guillermo Velasco, 20* Damian Huntley, 21 William Jobling, 22 Taehyub Lee, 23 Nancy Devine, 24 C. Charles Wang, 25 Alan Appel, 26 Matthew Smith, 27 Chanit Roston, 28 guy delaroque, 29 Profile Deleted, 30 Sara Swan, 31* Peter Wong King.
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 August 1st.
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 which 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.
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.