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"standard of beauty" by Taehyub Lee
February 2017 — BAREBRUSH presents N*des-of-the-Month for February 2017. Barebrush offers the best nude art gallery and nude art contest, online since 2006. A total of 887 artworks were entered by 64 artists world-wide. Barebrush guest curator, Vaughn Lewis, Independent Curator, selected the art and chose the Curators’ Choice nominees. A total of 28 artists represent the 28 artworks for the 28 days in February. 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 28 artists for February 2017 are: 1* Taehyub Lee, 2 Larry Scaturro, 3 Jon Rettich, 4 Lynne Levin, 5 Robin Kappy, 6 Gil Conradis, 7* Robert Markey, 8 Robert Buckley, 9 Guy Delaroque, 10* Mateus Costa, 11 Ilene Skeen, 12 Peggy Dean, 13 Jeanne Sisson, 14 Barrie Ripin, 15 Jacqueline Saunders, 16 Carmiah Frank, 17 Ivanka Dukic, 18 Darlene Kuhne, 19 Gary Paul Stutler, 20 Joe Moroni, 21 Geoffrey Stein, 22* Jean Marcellino, 23 Michael Hennessy, 24* C. Charles Wang, 25 Emily Stedman, 26 Lucinda Luvaas, 27 Seonyoung Kim, 28 Judith Araujo-Volkmann.

About the February 2017 Calendar

"Golden Torso" by Robert Markey
Black History Month Observed -- Guest curator, Vaughn Lewis, is an independent curator with a long history at Barebrush. For this month, Mr. Lewis wrote:

For the February calendar, and in recognition of Black History month, I was in search of works which captured Black aesthetics, as an atmosphere, a feeling, tone, and body.

Each time I’m asked to curate, I always look forward to revisiting each artist’s work over the years, as well as becoming familiar with new members added to the Barebrush family. In some ways the strong work viewed this year during the selection process made my job bittersweet; SO many strong works to choose from, but I was limited to only 28 for each calendar. However, in the end, I think you’ll find all three calendars delightful treats.

Mr. Lewis selected five Curators’ Choice nominees for February, (starred dates in the list): 1* standard of beauty (drawing) by Taehyub Lee of manhattan, NY; 7* Golden Torso (sculpture) by Robert Markey of Ashfield, MA; 10* back view (charcoal/carbon) by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA; 22* Leaning Man (charcoal) by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; 24* N*de St*dy 2009 D (Charcoal) by C. Charles Wang of VA.

"back view" by Mateus Costa
Artworks making their calendar debut: 8. Seven artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang of , VA; Classical Torso by Larry Scaturro of Brooklyn, NY; Mysterious by Ilene Skeen of New York, NY; Spring Studio Saturday by Robin Kappy of New York, NY; Grief by Michael Hennessy of New York, NY; Fading Away by Geoffrey Stein of New York, NY; Treestand by Gary Paul Stutler of Vallejo, CA.

"Leaning Man" by Jean Marcellino
Art for this calendar comes from 9 states, France and Croatia.

About the Barebrush Art Calendar Contests

"N*de St*dy 2009 D" by C. Charles Wang
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 two 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/Central8FL, MA, MD, NY, PA, VA
West4CA, CO, WI
International2Croatia, France

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

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