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"Untitled (The Dance)" by William Zuback
February 2017 — BAREBRUSH presents PhotoArt N*des calendar for February 2017. Barebrush offers the best nude art gallery and nude art contest, online since 2006. A total of 385 artworks were entered by 14 artists world-wide. Barebrush guest curator, Vaughn Lewis, Independent Curator, selected the art and chose the Curators’ Choice nominees. A total of 12 artists represent the 28 artworks for the 28 days in February. 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 PhotoArt N*des calendar on the website.

The 12 artists for February 2017 are: 1* William Zuback, 2 William Thierfelder, 3 Dan McCormack, 4 Joseph Mays, 5 Tony Lee, 6* Tony Lee, 7 Tony Lee, 8 Ricardo Arnaldo, 9 Ricardo Arnaldo, 10* Ricardo Arnaldo, 11 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 12 J. Wayne Higgs, 13 Kathy Ostman-Magnusen, 14 Gabriel Sanchez, 15 William Thierfelder, 16 J. Wayne Higgs, 17 Peter Wong King, 18 William Zuback, 19 Joseph Mays, 20 Guenter Knop, 21 Peter Wong King, 22 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 23 Peter Wong King, 24 William Thierfelder, 25 Guenter Knop, 26 William Zuback, 27 Joseph Mays, 28 Guenter Knop.

About the February 2017 Calendar

"Aferrado" by Tony Lee
Black History Month: Beyond Black and White -- 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 three Curators’ Choice nominees for February, (starred dates in the list): 1* Untitled (The Dance) (photography) by William Zuback of West Allis, WI; 6* Aferrado (photography) by Tony Lee of , Panama; 10* Nude Woman Sunbathing. (photography) by Ricardo Arnaldo of Miami, FL.

"Nude Woman Sunbathing." by Ricardo Arnaldo
Artworks making their calendar debut: 5. Eleven artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: 2 Halves by Peter Wong King of Cochiti Lake, NM; The Barrier by Joseph Mays of Louisville, KY; Dimittere by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen of New York, NY; Enlighten by William Zuback of West Allis, WI; Simple Machines by Joseph Mays of Louisville, KY; 1920 by Guenter Knop of , NY; In to the blue by Gabriel Sanchez of Mexico City, MEXICO; Claire_W_3-10-07--01BH by Dan McCormack of Accord, NY; Self-Portrait, Washington DC, 1968 by J. Wayne Higgs of Hughesville, MD; Low key water drops by Peter Wong King of Cochiti Lake, NM; Circuitboard Jungle #34 (Daniella’s Tribe) by Joseph Mays of Louisville, KY.

Art for this calendar comes from 7 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/Central3FL, KY, MD
West4NM, OR, WI
International2MEXICO, Panama

Price Ranges # More Info
6$500 - $5,000
5 Under $100
Price on Request
7 Contact Barebrush

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