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"Sleeping" by Tracey Padron
November 2016 — BAREBRUSH presents Best-of-the-Rest calendar for November 2016. Barebrush offers the best art gallery and art contest, online since 2006. A total of 339 artworks were entered by 47 artists world-wide. Barebrush guest curator, David Masello, Art writer & editor, selected the art and chose the Curators’ Choice nominees. A total of 25 artists represent the 30 artworks for the 30 days in November. Three 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 Best-of-the-Rest calendar on the website.

The 25 artists for November 2016 are: 1* Tracey Padron, 2 Darlene Kuhne, 3 Donald Kolberg, 4 Richard White, 5 Robert Copelan, 6 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 7 Seonyoung Kim, 8* Jean Marcellino, 9 Mateus Costa, 10 Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, 11 Tony Lee, 12 Donelli J. DiMaria, 13* Peggy Dean, 14 Jean Marcellino, 15 Richard Bulman, 16 Neal Smithwillow, 17 Pacifico Palumbo, 18 Dennis Young, 19 William Thierfelder, 20 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 21 Jon Rettich, 22 Jacqui Morgan, 23 Peter Wong King, 24 Taehyub Lee, 25 William Thierfelder, 26 Chuck Miller, 27 Chanit Roston, 28 Seonyoung Kim, 29 A. Galban, 30 Tony Lee.

About the November 2016 Calendar

"The Two" by Jean Marcellino
Sala Reservada, part III -- 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* Sleeping (oil) by Tracey Padron of ELGIN, IL; 8* The Two (oil) by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; 13* The Daydreamer (oil) by Peggy Dean of Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

"The Daydreamer" by Peggy Dean
Artworks making their calendar debut: 2. Eight artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: "Swimming at Ally Pond Lake" by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA; The empires of the future are the empires of the mind by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI; PORTRAIT STUDIES OF 2 MODELS by Jacqui Morgan of New York City, NY; Chico on the 3rd day by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA; I’ll Just Text Him by Dennis Young of New Castle, DE; Saskia’s Music by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; Reflection of Infinity by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM; Romance Emplumado by Tony Lee of Panama.

Art for this calendar comes from 14 states, Panama and Mexico.

About the Barebrush Art Calendar Contests

Three artists, indicated by asterisks (*), are nominated for the Curators’ Choice Awards. Barebrush curators (past and present) vote on the Curators’ Choice nominees. The top artist receives an additional prize. 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/Central8CT, DE, FL, IL, MA, PA, VA
West7CO, NM, OR, TX, WA, WI
International2MEXICO, Panama

Price Ranges # More Info
9$500 - $5,000
1 Over $5,000
Price on Request
3 Contact Barebrush
5 Not for Sale or Sold

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