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Happy 2014: A New Year's Toast to the Nude Truth -- Guest curator, Charles Yoder, paints full time, teaches printmaking part time at the School of Visual Arts, is Vice President of the Artists' Fellowship Inc. and is Chairman of the Art Committee of the Salmagundi Club.
Mr. Yoder selected the five Curators' Choice nominees for January, launching the new year with Persian Rug #4, a striking oil by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM. He selected a pencil drawing by Peter King of Cochiti Lake, NM, Arched Beauty. The extreme tension of the reclining nude is countered by the delicate handling of the medium -- a sensitive tour de force. Mr. Yoder also selected a lovely ink drawing on blue, k1 by Janet A. Cook of New York, NY; a sparkling oil, Tom Under Grape Arbor by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain, MA; and a photography-based, digitally manipulated and hand-colored mixed media transformation, Chair Study 3 by William Thierfelder of Bayport, NY.
Artworks making their calendar debut: 30. The repeater is On the Beach by Malcolm McCoull of Perth, Australia, where it is summer now, and we are reminded wistfully of sun and sand.
The art for this calendar comes from 14 states as well as Perth, Australia, Vancouver, Canada, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and Manchester, England.
The 31 artists represented in January, 2014, in day order are:
1* Donelli J. DiMaria, 2 Sandy Ryan, 3 Michael Apice, 4 Terence Kelly, 5 Jon Rettich, 6 Peter Bloch, 7* Peter Wong King, 8 Troy Cooper, 9 Tom Morgan, 10 Harald Grote, 11 Darlene Kuhne, 12 Lue Isaac, 13 Jeanne Sisson, 14 Jean Marcellino, 15* Janet A. Cook, 16 Donna Ellery, 17 Bruce Erikson, 18 Barrie Ripin, 19 Darryl King, 20 Rebecca Venn, 21* Pacifico Palumbo, 22 Robert Ferguson, 23* William Thierfelder, 24 Jerry Ralya, 25 Paul Rybarczyk, 26 Neal Smithwillow, 27 David Schulz, 28 Malcolm McCoull, 29 C. Charles Wang, 30 Sam Martine, 31 Bill Foote.
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 February 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.