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July PhotoNudes: Clear Visions -- Guest Curator, Della Clason Sperling is an art historian, art appraiser and art lover. Ms. Sperling is Research Director and writer for the exhibition, "The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader," Canton Museum of Art, Ohio, to open December 2014. She received her doctorate in art history from Columbia University and has been curator, researcher and writer for historical art shows and publications. These include the Metropolitan Museum of Art [NYC], the Frick Collection [NYC], Whitney Museum of American Art [NYC], as well as curator and juror for contemporary shows including A.I.R. Gallery [NYC], Douglass College Art Gallery [NJ], and three times previously for Barebrush.
Ms. Sperling selected 3 Curators' Choice nominees for July, (starred dates in the list): 1* Salutation (photography) by Anthony Gordon of Toronto, Canada; 6* Viaje sin Fronteras (photography) by Tony Lee of Panama; 16* Awaiting the Unknown (photography) by Andrew Cromwell of Toronto, Canada.
Artworks making their calendar debut: 15. Seven artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Pol in toilet with by Sergey Jeliseieff of St. Petersburg, Russian Federation; Frank by Paul Rybarczyk of Buffalo, NY; Night Crossroads #266 by Joseph Mays of Louisville, KY; Between Poses by Richard Biemann of Sheboygan, WI; Patrick - Shirt by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI; Lydia in Gold 2 by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald of Lexington, KY; Current by William Zuback of West Allis, WI.
Art for this calendar comes from 6 states, Canada, Panama, Mexico and Russian Federation.
The 31 artworks for July, 2014 are by the following artists (in day order):
1* Anthony Gordon, 2 Andrew Cromwell, 3 William Zuback, 4 Troy Cooper, 5 Troy Cooper, 6* Tony Lee, 7 Tony Lee, 8 William Thierfelder, 9 Dan McCormack, 10 Tony Lee, 11 Peter King, 12 William Zuback, 13 Joseph Mays, 14 Gabriel Sanchez, 15 Dan McCormack, 16* Andrew Cromwell, 17 William Thierfelder, 18 Richard Biemann, 19 Paul Rybarczyk, 20 Peter King, 21 William Zuback, 22 Mike Rudahl, 23 Sergey Jeliseieff, 24 Joseph Mays, 25 Gabriel Sanchez, 26 Troy Cooper, 27 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 28 Gabriel Sanchez, 29 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 30 Bare Ass Art Studio-Gabe Edwards, 31 Richard Biemann.
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 August 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 which 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.