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Comfortable Skin — Guest curator, Ann Aptaker has been an arts professional for over twenty years as curator, exhibition designer and art writer in museums and galleries on the east and west coasts of the United States. In addition to her present work as an independent curator and art writer in New York, Ann is an adjunct professor of Art History at New York Institute of Technology.
Ms. Aptaker selected the five Curators' Choice nominees for October. To start the month, she gives us a close-up torso in oil, At Rest by Linda Streicher of Morristown, NJ. Ms. Aptaker also selected a vibrant watercolor, Melonie by Darlene Kuhne of Arvada, CO; a quick and well-composed pastel, Green Words by Peter Bloch of New York, NY; a horrific street scene in oil, New York, Lower East Side by Robert Markey of Ashfield, MA; and a cerebral drawing, Duality of the S-Curve by Lindsay Rabson of Merrick, NY.
These artists are making their calendar debut: David Christiansen from Clearwater, KS; Peter Bloch from New York, NY; Lue Isaac from Seattle, WA; and Peggy Dean from Croton-on-Hudson, NY.
The art for October comes from 15 states as well as Canada, Mexico and England.
The 31 artists represented in October, 2013, in day order are:
1* Linda Streicher, 2 Lynne Levin, 3 Lue Isaac, 4 Donald Kolberg, 5 Jean Marcellino, 6 Harald Grote, 7* Darlene Kuhne, 8 Richard White, 9 Gil Conradis, 10 Terence Kelly, 11 Pacifico Palumbo, 12* Peter Bloch, 13 Darryl King, 14 Neal Smithwillow, 15 C. Charles Wang, 16* Robert Markey, 17 Addo Ashong, 18 Richard Bulman, 19 Tom Morgan, 20 Christian Beels, 21 Marsha Karagheusian, 22 William Thierfelder, 23* Lindsay Rabson, 24 Bruce Erikson, 25 Robert Copelan, 26 Gary Paul Stutler, 27 Brian Crede, 28 Larry Scaturro, 29 Barrie Ripin, 30 David Christiansen, 31 Peggy Dean.
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 November 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, selected by the Guest Curator.