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May Days–Complex Visions—When gallerist Lee Vasu, accomplished artist, experienced curator and partner at the Dacia Gallery began the selection of the calendar art for May, his excitement was palpable. “I like this!” he exclaimed as he clicked through his selections with speed and efficiency, stopping quickly for a second or third look and then moving forward.
When asked to provide a personal statement for the art selection, Mr. Vasu had said:
“My goal as an artist and a curator is to create and exhibit artwork that is meaningful, timeless and beautiful that people can treasure and be inspired by. This is what I strive for in all my artistic endeavors: Inspire.”
Mr. Vasu did the selection in the e-Lightbox, the custom facility used each month by the Barebrush guest curators to choose the art for the calendars. Barebrush founder, Ilene Skeen noted, “The ease of the selection process allows the Barebrush curators to concentrate on their personal vision for the calendars. I am pleased and proud that it worked so well for Lee Vasu.”
To lead off the month of May, Mr. Vasu selected New York artist, Janet A. Cook's oil, Sisters -Lead, Zinc and Titanium. The other Curators’ Choice nominees are: Back of the Rower, a charcoal/carbon drawing by Connecticut artist, David Schulz; an oil painting, Reflecting on her past by Bruce Erikson of Maineville, Ohio; DAPHNE, a charcoal/carbon drawing by artist, Damir Simic of Sisak Croatia; and The Maja, and oil painting by Daniel Maidman, of Brooklyn, NY.
Seven artworks are retiring with this calendar having now been selected for three calendars. In addition to the lead, Sisters -Lead, Zinc and Titanium, others retiring are: Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price; Perfectly Naked Suite (detail) by Christopher Smith; Terra with a Twist by Jacqueline Saunders; Rob in Rock Pose by Paul Rybarczyk; L 2 by Tim Woodhouse; and model and sculptures by Tai Lin.
Three artists are welcomed making their calendar debut: Damir Simic from Sisak, Croatia; Marie-Paule Martin from NYC; and Bob Laurie from NYC.
The 31 artists represented in May, 2012, in day order are:
1* Janet A. Cook, 2 Marie-Paule Martin, 3 Merrill Brace, 4 Paul Rybarczyk, 5 Victoria Coyle, 6 Robin Kappy, 7 Judith Araujo-Volkmann, 8* David Schulz, 9 Jeremy Holton, 10 Eddie Torres, 11 Tracey Padron, 12* Bruce Erikson, 13 Donelli J. DiMaria, 14 Bill Foote, 15 Christopher Smith, 16* Damir May, 17 Chuck Miller, 18 Philip Gladstone, 19 John Luce Lockett, 20 Bob Laurie, 21* Profile Deleted, 22 Tai Lin, 23 Terry Tayler, 24 Barrie Ripin, 25 Joy Becker, 26 Vaughn Butland, 27 Angelique Moselle Price, 28 Jacqueline Saunders, 29 Bill Teitsworth, NWS, 30 William Jobling, 31 Tim Woodhouse.
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.
Viewers can also vote for “My Favorite N*de,”
a poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artworks in My Favorite N*
de win one (1) complementary listing for their artists. Winners announced June 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 that 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