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August Delight: Eight Years Running -- Guest Curator, David H. Reuss, is an Executive Member of the Society of Illustrators where he serves as the Membership Chairman, Special Events Chairman and the Treasurer. He has been a member of the Salmagundi Club since 1997 where he teaches painting and drawing. Mr. Reuss is also Club Treasurer. Mr. Reuss has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts and a Master of Professional Studies from Pratt Institute in Arts and Cultural Management. With over twenty years experience in illustration and fine art his work encompasses an array of subjects, mediums and clients.
Mr. Reuss selected 5 Curators' Choice nominees for August, (starred dates in the list): 1* Music pausing for Love (oil) by Bruce Erikson of Maineville, OH; 7* Zeki (oil) by Barrie Ripin of Bethesda, MD; 12* Springtime (graphite|wood) by William Jobling of Clarence, NY; 20* Bottoms Up (mixed media) by Terry Hinkle of St. Louis, MO; 27* Sleeping Woman #2 (oil) by David Schulz of Middletown, CT.
August 2014 is the 96th Barebrush Nudes-of-the-Month calendar, completing the eighth year of celebrating contemporary art.
Artworks making their calendar debut: 9. Eleven artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: french 3 by Sara Swan of Los Angeles, CA; After Tiepolo by Janet A. Cook of New York, NY; Leah on Thursday by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; THE DECISION by Rebecca Venn of Kenosha, WI; Zeki by Barrie Ripin of Bethesda, MD; JD on the Shore by Paul Rybarczyk of Buffalo , NY; Seated Nude by Chuck Miller of Corsicana, TX; A really awkward situation by Kasper Holten of Copenhagen, Denmark; Lovely Livia by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; Rain by Michael Apice of Oceanside, NY; Tatiana And....... by Jacqui Morgan of New York City, NY.
Art for this calendar comes from 12 states, United Kingdom, France and Denmark.
The 31 artists represented in August, 2014, in day order are:
1* Bruce Erikson, 2 Victoria Coyle, 3 Chuck Miller, 4 Bruce Erikson, 5 Gary Paul Stutler, 6 Michael Apice, 7* Barrie Ripin, 8 guy delaroque, 9 Seonyoung Kim, 10 Christian Beels, 11 Penelope Przekop, 12* William Jobling, 13 David Michael Hollander, 14 Michael Bailey, 15 Jacqui Morgan, 16 Paul Rybarczyk, 17 Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, 18 Rebecca Venn, 19 Larry Scaturro, 20* Terry Hinkle, 21 Christopher Smith, 22 Eddie Torres, 23 Donelli J. DiMaria, 24 Sara Swan, 25 Alan Appel, 26 Tim Woodhouse, 27* David Schulz, 28 Jacqueline Saunders, 29 Jean Marcellino, 30 Kasper Holten, 31 Janet A. Cook.
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 September 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.