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The Naked Power of Nude Art -- Guest Curator, David H. Reuss, is an Executive Member of the Society of Illustrators. He has been a member of the Salmagundi Club since 1997 where he teaches painting and drawing. 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. About his aesthetics in art he says:
Strength is what appeals mostly to me in art. The work can be any medium, style, subject or size, however in the end the work must have power.
Mr. Reuss selected 5 Curators' Choice nominees for March, (starred dates in the list): 1* November Pose (charcoal/carbon) by Robin Kappy of New York, NY; 7* Vendemiaire (oil) by Bruce Erikson of Cincinnati, OH; 9* A Man at His Bath (oil) by Tracey Padron of ELGIN, IL; 10* back view (charcoal/carbon) by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA; 16* Classical Torso (sculpture|wood) by Larry Scaturro of Brooklyn, NY.
Artworks making their calendar debut: 6. Nine artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Livia on Thursday by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; Figure with Leaves by Sara Swan of Los Angeles, CA; Pithy by Gil Conradis of Melbourne, FL; huddled by Robert Markey of Ashfield, MA; Venus by Michael Newberry of Santa Monica, CA; SLAM! by Merrill Brace of Erie, PA; Redhead With Fruit by Tom Darrah of La Luz, NM; Tom & Bella by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA; Pushcurve by Gary Paul Stutler of Vallejo, CA.
Art for this calendar comes from 15 states, Mexico and Austria.
The 31 artists represented in March, 2017, in day order are:
1* Robin Kappy, 2 Jon Rettich, 3 Gary Paul Stutler, 4 Neal Smithwillow, 5 Jerry Ralya, 6 Tim Woodhouse, 7* Bruce Erikson, 8 Dennis Young, 9* Tracey Padron, 10* Mateus Costa, 11 Seonyoung Kim, 12 Sara Swan, 13 Robert Markey, 14 Pacifico Palumbo, 15 Damir May, 16* Larry Scaturro, 17 Marie-Paule Martin, 18 Tom Darrah, 19 Taehyub Lee, 20 Barrie Ripin, 21 Chanit Roston, 22 Peter Millward, 23 Jacqueline Saunders, 24 Gil Conradis, 25 Ilene Skeen, 26 Jean Marcellino, 27 C. Charles Wang, 28 Lucinda Luvaas, 29 Merrill Brace, 30 William Thierfelder, 31 Michael Newberry.
Five artists, indicated by asterisks (*
), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards
. The top two artists as voted by Barebrush Curators, receive prizes. Winners announced March 20th.
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.