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Sharply in Focus -- 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 On the Bed by Troy Cooper of Norfolk, VA for the honor of launching the month of September.
Artworks making their calendar debut: 12. Seven artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Self-portrait with Tatyanna, Washington DC, 1981 by J. Wayne Higgs of Hughesville, MD; Girl on beach by Serge Lis of St. Petersburg, RUSSIAN FEDERATION; Ithaca_J_8-15-09--11AB by Dan McCormack of Accord, NY; Chilly by Paul Callahan of Wauwatosa, WI; Julz_C_6-10-12--02AB by Dan McCormack of Accord, NY; Sitting Still by Kenneth Vonderberg of Milwaukee, WI; Molly_R_4-14-13--13AC by Dan McCormack of Accord, NY.
Art for this calendar comes from 7 states, Mexico, Russian Federation and Panama.
The 30 artworks for September, 2015 are by the following artists (in day order):
1 Troy Cooper, 2 Gabriel Sanchez, 3 Craig Sheely, 4 Serge Lis, 5 Craig Sheely, 6 Tony Lee, 7 Tony Lee, 8 Gabriel Sanchez, 9 Joseph Mays, 10 Dan McCormack, 11 Dan McCormack, 12 Gabriel Sanchez, 13 Dan McCormack, 14 Joseph Mays, 15 Craig Sheely, 16 William Thierfelder, 17 Craig Sheely, 18 Joseph Mays, 19 Dan McCormack, 20 Martin Danjue, 21 Kenneth Vonderberg, 22 Paul Callahan, 23 William Thierfelder, 24 William Thierfelder, 25 J. Wayne Higgs, 26 Mike Rudahl, 27 Paul Callahan, 28 J. Wayne Higgs, 29 Peter Wong King, 30 Peter Wong King.
Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings for each of their artworks selected
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.