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Changes—In March 2013, Barebrush founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen, selected the art. Artist and independent
curator, D. S. Wade, selected three Curators' Choice nominees for the Photo Art N*des of the Month calendar.
When asked about this change, Ms. Skeen said:
I want to encourage artists to actively participate in multiple calendar contests. I want to encourage photographers to actively manage their work in the monthly calendar competitions. Since September 2007, the Curators' Choice awards in the N*des-of-the-Month have been rewarding worthy artists with recognition and prizes. Now that recognition comes to the Photo Art N*des. Going forward, three nominees will be selected each month by the guest curator. As participation grows, so will the rewards.
The three Curators Choice nominees, selected by Ms. Wade are: Carnaval by Tony Lee of Panama; Abstraction by Peter King of Cochiti Lake, NM and Allison_C_10-17-10--10AC by Dan McCormack of Accord, NY. Ms. Wade selected Carnaval to launch the month.
Five photographs are being retired this month from the competitions, having been in three calendars: In the Fog by Guenter Knop from NY; Kaleidoscope Studio 2 by William Thierfelder from Bayport, NY; Allison_C_10-17-10--10AC by Dan McCormack from Accord, NY; Alien Attack! by Mike Rudahl from Albuquerque, NM; and Abstract Chests by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald from Lexington, KY. The 31 artists represented in March, 2013, in day order are:
1* Tony Lee, 2 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 3 Tony Lee, 4 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 5 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 6 William Thierfelder, 7 William Thierfelder, 8 Tony Lee, 9 William Thierfelder, 10 Tony Lee, 11 Joseph Mays, 12 Janet E Gorman, 13 Joseph Mays, 14 Joseph Mays, 15 Joseph Mays, 16 Janet E Gorman, 17 William Thierfelder, 18 Guenter Knop, 19 Gabriel Sanchez, 20 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 21 Peter Wong King, 22 Peter Wong King, 23* Peter Wong King, 24 Tony Lee, 25 Dan McCormack, 26 Bare Ass Art Studio-Gabe Edwards, 27 Dan McCormack, 28* Dan McCormack, 29 Dan McCormack, 30 Gabriel Sanchez, 31 Mike Rudahl.
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 also vote for “My Favorite PhotoArt N*de,” a poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artworks in My Favorite PhotoArt N*de win one (1) complementary listing for their artists. Winners announced April 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.
Click here for more about D.S. Wade
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*Curators' Choice nominee