PhotoArt N*des

A Juried Selection by David Masello, Art writer & editor

November 2016

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  1*
ASPECTS OF NARCISSUS NO. 7 by William Thierfelder
2
Self-portrait withTatyana, Washington DC, 1981 by J. Wayne Higgs
3
SANJAY by William Thierfelder
4
Two Nude Men, 2012 by J. Wayne Higgs
5
The Fugitive/Contemplation by Craig Sheely
6
Abstract Nude #3 by Craig Sheely
7
Woman Fantasizes in the Hot Sun by Ricardo Arnaldo
8
Nude by the Window Light. by Ricardo Arnaldo
9
Jake - Blue and Orange 3 by Dan Simoneau, ISAP
10
The necklace by Gabriel Sanchez
11
Nava_S_7-16-15--04AC by Dan McCormack
12*
Indecision by Craig Sheely
13
Natures Curves by Peter Wong King
14
La Bella Donna by Peter Wong King
15
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee
16
The rug by Gabriel Sanchez
17
The Dance by William Zuback
18
Circuitboard Jungle #80 by Joseph Mays
19
man meditating by Robert Markey
20
Kelly_B_7-10-07--10CD by Dan McCormack
21
Destino by Tony Lee
22
Patrick - Reflection by Dan Simoneau, ISAP
23
In Memory by Guenter Knop
24
Frida III by William Zuback
25
The Eagle by Tony Lee
26*
Hands and Feet by Peter Wong King
27
Circuitboard Jungle #84 by Joseph Mays
28
ISIS by Corrie Ancone
29
Beyond the City by Corrie Ancone
30
Moment of True Love by Guenter Knop
   

Sala Reservada, part II -- Guest curator, David Masello, writes about art and culture. He is executive editor of Milieu, a national print magazine about interior design and architecture. He has written scores of essays and features for the New York Times, Fine Art Connoisseur, Wall Street Journal, Salon, Boston Globe, Cottages & Gardens, and numerous other national periodicals and literary journals. Mr. Masello added some curatorial notes about his selections:

It was an eerie coincidence, but when I got the call to curate this show, I was researching a phenomenon in 17th-century Spain called the sala reservada, referring to secretive rooms reserved in royal palaces and grand houses where nude works could be seen in private. A show at the Clark Art Institute of nudes from the Prado elicited this interest in finding out more about such places. I chose images here that were unabashedly erotic, but also ones that are more suggestive than overt.

I always feel that with nudes, suggestion can be far more powerful than something more overt.... I also liked that many of the works show couples (straight and gay) and that other works require a longer viewing before deciding what is really being shown (eg. the work showing hands and feet together). Also, many of the chosen works hint at a narrative quality, which automatically animates any canvas. And I like, too, that some of the nudes are accidental, in that a body is shown retrieving a fallen item or a mother is holding her naked baby. Being nude, obviously, is not always an intentional or erotic or sexual state.

Mr. Masello selected 3 Curators' Choice nominees for November, (starred dates in the list): 1* ASPECTS OF NARCISSUS NO. 7 (photography) by William Thierfelder of Portland, OR; 12* Indecision (photography) by Craig Sheely of Littlestown, PA; 26* Hands and Feet (photography) by Peter Wong King of Cochiti Lake, NM.

Artworks making their calendar debut: 6. Seventeen artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: El Cielo es el Limite by Tony Lee of , Panama; Two Nude Men, 2012 by J. Wayne Higgs of Hughesville, MD; Frida III by William Zuback of West Allis, WI; Patrick - Reflection by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI; Kelly_B_7-10-07--10CD by Dan McCormack of Accord, NY; Beyond the City by Corrie Ancone of Sydney, Australia; Circuitboard Jungle #84 by Joseph Mays of Louisville, KY; The rug by Gabriel Sanchez of Mexico City, MEXICO; The Eagle by Tony Lee of , Panama; La Bella Donna by Peter Wong King of Cochiti Lake, NM; SANJAY by William Thierfelder of Portland, OR; Indecision by Craig Sheely of Littlestown, PA; ASPECTS OF NARCISSUS NO. 7 by William Thierfelder of Portland, OR; The necklace by Gabriel Sanchez of Mexico City, MEXICO; Moment of True Love by Guenter Knop of , NY; man meditating by Robert Markey of Ashfield, MA; ISIS by Corrie Ancone of Sydney, Australia.

Art for this calendar comes from 9 states, Mexico, Panama and Australia.

The 30 artists represented in November, 2016, in day order are: 1* William Thierfelder, 2 J. Wayne Higgs, 3 William Thierfelder, 4 J. Wayne Higgs, 5 Craig Sheely, 6 Craig Sheely, 7 Ricardo Arnaldo, 8 Ricardo Arnaldo, 9 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 10 Gabriel Sanchez, 11 Dan McCormack, 12* Craig Sheely, 13 Peter Wong King, 14 Peter Wong King, 15 Tony Lee, 16 Gabriel Sanchez, 17 William Zuback, 18 Joseph Mays, 19 Robert Markey, 20 Dan McCormack, 21 Tony Lee, 22 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 23 Guenter Knop, 24 William Zuback, 25 Tony Lee, 26* Peter Wong King, 27 Joseph Mays, 28 Corrie Ancone, 29 Corrie Ancone, 30 Guenter Knop.

Three artists, indicated by asterisks (*), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards. The top artist as voted by Barebrush Curators, receives a prize. Winner announced November 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.

Winners below:

(winner, day)

Curators' Choice

1st:
Craig Sheely (12)
 
Honorable Mention:
Peter Wong King (26)
William Thierfelder (1)

 

Congratulations all!

 

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