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July Nudes: Lush and Lively -- Guest Curator, Della Clason Sperling is an art historian, art appraiser and art lover. Ms. Sperling is Research Director and writer for the exhibition, "The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader," Canton Museum of Art, Ohio, to open December 2014. She received her doctorate in art history from Columbia University and has been curator, researcher and writer for historical art shows and publications. These include the Metropolitan Museum of Art [NYC], the Frick Collection [NYC], Whitney Museum of American Art [NYC], as well as curator and juror for contemporary shows including A.I.R. Gallery [NYC], Douglass College Art Gallery [NJ], and three times previously for Barebrush.
Ms. Sperling selected 5 Curators' Choice nominees for July, (starred dates in the list): 1* Wounded Cupid from Carpeaux (graphite) by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; 6* Seated Nude (oil) by Chuck Miller of Corsicana, TX; 11* Pattern Woman Cut #2 (acrylic|drawing|mixed media) by Donald Kolberg of Palm Coast, FL; 16* Tom On Red Ice Cream Chair (oil) by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA; 24* Saturday Night Daydream (graphite) by Robin Kappy of New York, NY.
Artworks making their calendar debut: 14. Eight artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: DIPTYCH C-4/5 (F&B) by Tom Morgan of Vancouver, Canada; Man Looking Away by Emily Stedman of New York, NY; " Wonderwoman" by David Michael Hollander of NY; Ursula by Tina Johnston of NY; Marie Leatitia by Stephanie Fuller of New York, NY; Saturday Night Daydream by Robin Kappy of New York, NY; Surrender 2 by Terry Hinkle of St. Louis, MO; Chrystelle by Geoffrey Stein of New York, NY.
Art for this calendar comes from 14 states, Russian Federation and Canada.
The 31 artists represented in July, 2014, in day order are:
1* Jean Marcellino, 2 Larry Scaturro, 3 Sara Swan, 4 Thomas Stevens, 5 Ilene Skeen, 6* Chuck Miller, 7 Jacqueline Saunders, 8 Jerry Ralya, 9 Richard Biemann, 10 David Michael Hollander, 11* Donald Kolberg, 12 Emily Stedman, 13 Gil Conradis, 14 David Schulz, 15 Stephanie Fuller, 16* Pacifico Palumbo, 17 Tina Johnston, 18 Peter Bloch, 19 Bruce Erikson, 20 Serge Lis, 21 Darlene Kuhne, 22 Terry Hinkle, 23 Tom Morgan, 24* Robin Kappy, 25 Donna Ellery, 26 Seonyoung Kim, 27 Geoffrey Stein, 28 Alan Appel, 29 Marie-Paule Martin, 30 Jacqui Morgan, 31 Donelli J. DiMaria.
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 August 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.