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"Redhead" by Ilene Skeen
September 2016 — BAREBRUSH presents N*des-of-the-Month for September 2016. Barebrush offers the best nude art gallery and nude art contest, online since 2006. A total of 933 artworks were entered by 148 artists world-wide. Barebrush guest curator, James Patrick Reid, Artist & Art Lecturer, selected the art and chose the Curators’ Choice nominees. A total of 30 artists represent the 30 artworks for the 30 days in September. Five of the artworks were selected as nominees for the Curators’ Choice awards. Winners will be determined based on voting by the curators. Viewers can see the N*des-of-the-Month calendar on the website.

The 30 artists for September 2016 are: 1* Ilene Skeen, 2 Sandy Ryan, 3 Joy Becker, 4 Jacqueline Saunders, 5 Mateus Costa, 6 Richard White, 7* Marie-Paule Martin, 8 Pacifico Palumbo, 9 Thomas Andrew Wilson, 10 J. Wayne Higgs, 11 Christopher Smith, 12* Robin Kappy, 13 Daniel Potter, 14 Seonyoung Kim, 15 Rebecca Venn, 16* Dennis Young, 17 Christian Beels, 18 Michael Newberry, 19* Jacqui Morgan, 20 David Michael Hollander, 21 Nancy Devine, 22 Hector Olvera, Etor, 23 Bruce Erikson, 24 Jean Marcellino, 25 Grant Besley, 26 Mary Ann Martinez, 27 Rene Hinds, 28 Robert Nizamov, 29 Peter Millward, 30 C. Charles Wang.

About the September 2016 Calendar

"Pascal" by Marie-Paule Martin
Happy 10th Anniversary to Barebrush -- Guest curator, James Patrick Reid, is a New York City-based artist and teacher. He is a member of the Painting Center gallery in Manhattan, where he will have an exhibition of his recent paintings this November 1 through 26.

When asked what he looks for in art, Mr. Reid answered:

There is a quality which characterizes the great art of all epochs and styles, from the Chauvet caves to Mondrian. It is vital form, form that lives thanks to the integrity and completeness of its relationships of line, shape, and tone, and by virtue of the resonance of the volumes and the space. Great abstract art aims directly at this quality, and the masterpieces of representational art from antiquity to the present time impressively embody it. This is the standard by which I judge art.

Mr. Reid selected five Curators’ Choice nominees for September, (starred dates in the list): 1* Redhead (acrylic) by Ilene Skeen of New York, NY; 7* Pascal (watercolor) by Marie-Paule Martin of New York City, NY; 12* Friday Morning Pose (charcoal/carbon) by Robin Kappy of New York, NY; 16* Composed (pastel) by Dennis Young of New Castle, DE; 19* Perhaps Rainbow (watercolor) by Jacqui Morgan of New York City, NY.

"Friday Morning Pose" by Robin Kappy
Artworks making their calendar debut: 2. One artist is making a calendar debut, Daniel Potter of Stonington, CT.

Nineteen artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Reapparation by Bruce Erikson of Cincinnati, OH; Friday Morning Pose by Robin Kappy of New York, NY; Night Light by Nancy Devine of Hyannis, MA; Reclining female nude life drawing, 1988 by J. Wayne Higgs of Hughesville, MD; N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang of , VA; Perhaps Rainbow by Jacqui Morgan of New York City, NY; Model by Robert Nizamov of Moscow, Russia; Nude by Mary Ann Martinez of Hollis, NY; Athlete by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; Sennelier Barbara by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; At the garden by Hector Olvera, Etor of Mexico, MEXICO; Sankofa Kore (detail) by Christopher Smith of Philadelphia, PA; Direct Light Study by David Michael Hollander of , NY; Alicia Looking Up @ PAFA by Thomas Andrew Wilson of West Chester, PA; Woman draped with white shirt by Peter Millward of Stamford, CT; Pascal by Marie-Paule Martin of New York City, NY; When Girls Share Parts by Rene Hinds of , NY; together by Grant Besley of , NM; Portrait of Daria by Joy Becker of Tenafly, NJ.

"Composed" by Dennis Young
Art for this calendar comes from 12 states, Mexico and Russia.

About the Barebrush Art Calendar Contests

"Perhaps Rainbow" by Jacqui Morgan
Five artists, indicated by asterisks (*), are nominated for the Curators’ Choice Awards. Barebrush curators (past and present) vote on the Curators’ Choice nominees. The top three artists receive additional prizes. Selection limits and prizes are determined dynamically based on the number of entries. See the call page for more information.

Winning art is historic and is viewable in the calendar archives (dating from 2006). Winning art becomes a permanent part of the history of In addition, each artwork's detail page show the date and curator of each calendar win as part of its Barebrush Provenance. 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.

The goal of Barebrush is to increase the public awareness, acceptance and appreciation of the art of the nude. Online since 2006.

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For the Editors:

Locations of Artists # More Info
New York
East/Central14CT, DE, MA, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA
West3CA, NM, WI
International2MEXICO, Russia

Price Ranges # More Info
8$500 - $5,000
3 Over $5,000
2 Under $100
Price on Request
3 Contact Barebrush
1 Not for Sale or Sold

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