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Falling in Love with Nudes -- Our Ninth Year Begins -- Guest Curator, Gary T. Erbe, is a widely-collected master of Levitational Realism, his own brand of trompe l’oeil painting. Erbe (pronounced err’-bee) has exhibited extensively museums and galleries throughout America, Asia and Europe. Erbe received an unprecedented 6 Gold Medals at The Allied Artists of America, Inc. Annual Exhibitions held at The National Arts Club, NYC. He also received the Medal for Lifetime Achievement in American Art from The Butler Institute of American Art, OH and the Salmagundi Club Medal of Honor, NYC. He continues to actively paint and will be having a one man exhibition in 2015 at the Canton Museum of Art in OH and in 2016 at The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, NY.
Mr. Erbe selected three Curators' Choice nominees for September, (starred dates in the list): 1* Embrace (mixed media) by Terry Hinkle of St. Louis, MO; 11* Rapture (oil) by Bruce Erikson of Maineville, OH; 16* Mirror, mirror, ... #5 (oil) by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM. The selections emphaisize female sexuality: Embrace, evocative and erotic; Rapture, a mystery in triangles; and Mirror, mirror,... a sophisticated reflection on the passage of time.
Seven artworks are making their calendar debut: #3 Jess Stretching by David Michael Hollander; #6 Alley Lights by Jean Marcellino; #8 Girl with Pearls by Terence Kelly; #11 Rapture by Bruce Erikson; #13 N*de St*dy 2010 BW1 by C. Charles Wang;#22 PUERTA SAGUA by Rebecca Venn; #24 Pompeiian woman with pyxis by Bruce Erikson; Nine artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Sleeping Woman by David Schulz of Middletown, CT; Chocolate bling by Janet A. Cook of New York, NY; Embrace by Terry Hinkle of St. Louis, MO; Reclining 14 by Damian Huntley of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom; Crouching Man by Larry Scaturro of Brooklyn, NY; Nicole Twisting by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; Three Sisters by Marie-Paule Martin of New York City, NY; A Tender Moment -- Esteban and Latitia by Ilene Skeen of New York, NY; Mirror, mirror, ... #5 by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM.
Art for this calendar comes from 10 states, Guam, Mexico and United Kingdom.
The 30 artists represented in September, 2014, in day order are:
1* Terry Hinkle, 2 Jacqueline Saunders, 3 David Michael Hollander, 4 Jonathan Gonzales, 5 Neal Smithwillow, 6 Jean Marcellino, 7 Paul Rybarczyk, 8 Terence Kelly, 9 Marie-Paule Martin, 10 Rebecca Venn, 11* Bruce Erikson, 12 Janet A. Cook, 13 C. Charles Wang, 14 David Schulz, 15 Larry Scaturro, 16* Donelli J. DiMaria, 17 Victoria Coyle, 18 Christopher Smith, 19 William Jobling, 20 Paul Rybarczyk, 21 Damian Huntley, 22 Rebecca Venn, 23 Terry Hinkle, 24 Bruce Erikson, 25 David Schulz, 26 Darryl King, 27 Ilene Skeen, 28 Christopher Smith, 29 Chuck Miller, 30 Donelli J. DiMaria.
Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings for each artwork included in this calendar. Three artists, indicated by asterisks (*
), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards
. Curators’ Choice nominees receive 8 additional complimentary listings. The top artist receives an additional prize.
Viewers can 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 October 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.