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Happy Fifth Anniversary, Barebrush!—With the launch of the 2011-2012 art season, Barebrush continues to celebrate the nude. The September 2011 N*des-of-the-Month calendar is active and energetic, getting our sixth season off to a great start. Our guest curator, widely-shown artist, author and teacher, Sherry Camhy, is also energetic and inspiring. True to her lifelong fascination with materials (see March 2009 NOTM calendar), Camhy continues to intrigue, mentioning her current work in silverpoint on animal skin parchment. Her selections represent her sentiments well, as she put it:
I will be looking for artists who are honestly attempting to communicate their vision and have succeeded in a memorable manner.
The selection process was long, intense and elaborate. Camhy selected over 100 artworks in her first pass through the entries. The process of elimination was torturous. Camhy viewed and reviewed many of the works, reluctantly culling the selections with agonizing carefulness. Finally only 30 remained and she selected the Curators’ Choice nominees. Camhy launches September with an oil painting, Eyes of an angel by Jeremy Holton of Mount Helena, Western Australia. “Outstanding,” was her comment. Her four other Curators’ Choice nominees are: an oil painting, The Rest, by Daniel Maidman of Brooklyn, NY; Sisters -Lead, Zinc and Titanium, an oil painting by Janet A. Cook, NY; Val_W_10-03-10--6AB, pinhole photography by Dan McCormack of Accord, NY; Model and Sculptures a pastel by Tai Lin of Linden NJ.
Six Barebrush artists are making their calendar debut: Will Ellis from New York, NY; Betsy Podlach from Amagansett, NY; Ellen Wahl from New York City, NY; Bruce Erikson from Maineville, OH; Elinore Bucholtz from New York, NY; Desiree Rose from Holmdel, NJ; Marsha Karagheusian from Fort Mitchell, KY. Three artworks are retiring: Father Time by Barebrush Featured Artist, Emily Stedman; Curators’ Choice nominee, Eyes of an angel by Jeremy Holton; Waking by Christian Beels.The 30 artists represented in September, 2011, in day order are:
1* Jeremy Holton, 2 Pacifico Palumbo, 3 Joseph Mays, 4 Chuck Miller, 5 Peter King, 6* Profile Deleted, 7 Marsha Karagheusian, 8 Elinore Bucholtz, 9 Desiree Rose, 10 Emily Stedman, 11 Merrill Brace, 12 Christian Beels, 13 Christopher Smith, 14 Ilene Skeen, 15* Janet A. Cook, 16 Bruce Erikson, 17 Judith Araujo-Volkmann, 18 Hannah Davis, 19 Paul Rybarczyk, 20 Stephanie Fuller, 21* Dan McCormack, 22 Joe Moroni, 23 Donelli J. DiMaria, 24 Tony Lee, 25* Tai Lin, 26 Will Ellis, 27 Angelique Moselle Price, 28 Name Withdrawn, 29 Betsy Podlach, 30 Ellen Wahl.
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 October 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.
Click here for more about Sherry Camhy
Thank you all for your interest and participation in barebrush.com, dedicated to the art of the nude.
*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.