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Point of View — Guest curator for February 2013 is Marina Hadley, co-owner of Monkdogz Urban Art, NYC. When asked what she would be looking for, Ms. Hadley had said:
I am looking for integrity of work above all else. I need to see the soul of the artist reflected in the work; the commitment and investment of the artist. I want to be able to understand the context within which the work exists; the past and the future, not just the moment that has been captured. I wish to have a dialogue with not only the artist but with the subject. I am hoping to being engaged, challenged and inspired by the work.While making her selections, she added, “I’m looking for a finished product, not just a study.”
Ms. Hadley chose to launch the month with an unusual and quirky oil painting on a folding chair, Self Portrait by the late William Jobling of Clarence, NY. Other Curators’ Choice nominees selected the a large abstract-like oil, Corset by Laura Warburton of Toronto Canada; an acrylic portrait, Eva Tomando el Sol by A. Galban of St. Petersburg, FL; an unusual mixed media 3-D illustration of steel and wire, Cody by Brian Crede of New York City; and Joelle an elegant ink drawing with great style and economy by New York artist Stephanie Fuller.
One artist, Lindsay Rabson of Merrick, NY is making her calendar debut with a charcoal drawing, “’Til Death Do Us Part.” Four artworks are retiring in accordance with the Barebrush program of retiring artworks (as mentioned below). For all the artists, these works will still be visible in their respective calendars. For the Barebrush Featured artists, they will also appear on the Barebrush Honors page in the Art Menu of Barebrush.com. The retiring artworks are: Bound Figure by David Michael Hollander from NY; Pure Gold by John Luce Lockett from Northampton, England; Primal Decisions by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen; and Joelle by Stephanie Fuller, previously mentioned. Congratulations to all calendar art and artists: excellent work. As Ms. Hadley remarked during the selection, “Oh, Ilene, this is so much fun!”
The 28 artists represented in February, 2013, in day order are:
1* William Jobling, 2 William Thierfelder, 3 Barrie Ripin, 4 Chanit Roston, 5 Lindsay Rabson, 6 Ione Citrin, 7* Laura Warburton, 8 Janet A. Cook, 9 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 10 David Michael Hollander, 11* A. Galban, 12* Brian Crede, 13 Penelope Przekop, 14 Bruce Erikson, 15 Kasper Holten, 16 John Luce Lockett, 17 Kathy Ostman-Magnusen , 18 Marsha Karagheusian, 19 Tim Woodhouse, 20* Stephanie Fuller, 21 David Schulz, 22 Guadalupe Herrera, 23 Pacifico Palumbo, 24 Marie-Paule Martin, 25 Jacqueline Saunders, 26 Merrill Brace, 27 Terry Hinkle, 28 Ilene Skeen.
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 March 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