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Happy Holidays -- Celebration of Art of the Nude, Part 2 -- Guest curator, Ed Brennan, has been a member of the Salmagundi Club since 1973. He is an active and popular artist member and patron, as well as a former Salmagundi President and former Chairman. The Salmagundi Club was founded in 1871, as a band of congenial artists and art patrons, sharing art fellowship, food and fun in New York City and beyond. The Club was "organized" by official charter in 1880 as the Salmagundi Sketch Club. It is now also known as the Salmagundi Art Club.
Mr. Brennan selected the three Curators' Choice nominees for December, launching the month with a strong composition of contrasts -- lights and darks, soft and hard, dense and sheer: Patrick - Shirt by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI. Mr. Brennan also selected an effectively shocking gray scale photo, Hidden Pearls by Bare Ass Art Studio-Gabe Edwards of Lutz, FL; and a demure shot, Between Poses by Richard Biemann of Sheboygan, WI.
Twenty-one artworks in this calendar appear in the Barebrush calendars for the first time. One artist is making his Barebrush calendar debut, Troy Cooper of Norfolk, VA, converting a photo to a poster with Cali as Art Nouveau. Three artworks are retiring, now having been selected for three calendars -- Blue Nude by Mike Rudahl from Albuquerque, NM; Perch by William Zuback from West Allis, WI; and Naked Lady 8 by Corrie Ancone from Sydney, Australia.
The art for December in this calendar comes from 7 states as well as Australia, Mexico, Panama and Russia.
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The 31 artworks for December, 2013 are by the following artists (in day order):
1* Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 2 Tony Lee, 3 Tony Lee, 4 Peter King, 5 Tony Lee, 6 Michael Seif, 7 Gabriel Sanchez, 8 Mike Rudahl, 9 Troy Cooper, 10 Peter King, 11* Bare Ass Art Studio-Gabe Edwards, 12 Peter King, 13 Troy Cooper, 14 Troy Cooper, 15 Corrie Ancone, 16* Richard Biemann, 17 Joseph Mays, 18 Bare Ass Art Studio-Gabe Edwards, 19 Joseph Mays, 20 William Thierfelder, 21 William Zuback, 22 Dan McCormack, 23 Joseph Mays, 24 Sergey Jeliseieff, 25 Joseph Mays, 26 William Zuback, 27 Joseph Mays, 28 William Zuback, 29 William Thierfelder, 30 Sergey Jeliseieff, 31 Gabriel Sanchez.
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 January 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, seleced by the Guest Curator.