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Presenting Bare with Flare -- For 14 years, guest curator, Margot Luftig, was Executive Director of the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in New York city. She has been a member of the Salmagundi Club since 1995. Before her association with the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Ms. Luftig had a career in fashion merchandising. She is a graduate of NYU.
Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest art organizations in the United States. Housed in an historic brownstone mansion in Greenwich Village, New York City, the Club offers programs including art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations, and art auctions throughout the year for members and the general public.
Ms. Luftig selected three Curators' Choice nominees for September, (starred dates in the list): 1* Balance (sculpture|wood) by Larry Scaturro of Brooklyn, NY; 9* The Dancers (acrylic) by Darlene Kuhne of Arvada, CO; 18* Bath #3 (oil) by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM.
Artworks making their calendar debut: 18. Nine artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Saint Claudia by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; Profile with Bare Breast by David Schulz of Middletown, CT; Man In Shadows by Emily Stedman of New York, NY; Backside by Eddie Torres of New York, NY; Mirror, mirror, ... #6 by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM; Recline by Darlene Kuhne of Arvada, CO; The Dancers by Darlene Kuhne of Arvada, CO; Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI; Reflections 2 by Neal Smithwillow of San Miguel de Allende, MEXICO.
Art for this calendar comes from 11 states, Mexico and Russian Federation.
The 30 artists represented in September, 2015, in day order are:
1* Larry Scaturro, 2 Peter Millward, 3 Neal Smithwillow, 4 Donelli J. DiMaria, 5 Jon Rettich, 6 Ilene Skeen, 7 Peter Millward, 8 Eddie Torres, 9* Darlene Kuhne, 10 Jean Marcellino, 11 Gil Conradis, 12 Jean Marcellino, 13 Hector Olvera, Etor, 14 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 15 Serge Lis, 16 Christopher Smith, 17 Pacifico Palumbo, 18* Donelli J. DiMaria, 19 Emily Stedman, 20 Patricia McDermond, 21 Mateus Costa, 22 Richard White, 23 Terry Hinkle, 24 Darlene Kuhne, 25 Paul Rybarczyk, 26 Robert Markey, 27 Emily Stedman, 28 Bruce Erikson, 29 Gary Paul Stutler, 30 David Schulz.
Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings for each of their artworks selected
Three artists, indicated by asterisks (*
), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards
. Curators’ Choice nominees receive 8 additional complimentary listings. All the Barebrush curators have an opportunity to view and judge the art. The top artist receives an additional prize. 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.