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Calendar of Contemporary Art | ILENE SKEEN | 917-806-7992 | iskeen@barebrush.com
BAREBRUSH PRESENTS
BEST OF THE REST FOR FEBRUARY 2017
—INCLUDING 3 NOMINEES FOR THE CURATORS’ CHOICE AWARDS
—paintings, drawings, sculptures & photographs
—SELECTED FROM OVER 320 ARTWORKS, 37 ARTISTS WORLD-WIDE

 

 


"The Anderson Seat" by Ilene Skeen
February 2017 — BAREBRUSH presents Best-of-the-Rest calendar for February 2017. Barebrush offers the best art gallery and art contest, online since 2006. A total of 329 artworks were entered by 37 artists world-wide. Barebrush guest curator, Vaughn Lewis, Independent Curator, selected the art and chose the Curators’ Choice nominees. A total of 21 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 Barebrush.com curators. Viewers can see the Best-of-the-Rest calendar on the website.

The 21 artists for February 2017 are: 1* Ilene Skeen, 2 Jean Marcellino, 3 Darlene Kuhne, 4 Chanit Roston, 5 Jeanne Sisson, 6 Neal Smithwillow, 7 Alex Tolstoy, 8 Alex Tolstoy, 9 Chanit Roston, 10 Taehyub Lee, 11* Jacqueline Saunders, 12 Robert Markey, 13 Robert Markey, 14 Tim Woodhouse, 15 Pacifico Palumbo, 16 Richard White, 17* Taehyub Lee, 18 Peggy Dean, 19 William Zuback, 20 William Thierfelder, 21 Tony Lee, 22 Jon Rettich, 23 Peter Wong King, 24 Richard White, 25 Gil Conradis, 26 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 27 Peter Wong King, 28 Darlene Kuhne.

About the February 2017 Calendar


"Three Views of Desi, 2015" by Jacqueline Saunders
Black Aesthetics: A Curator’s World -- 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* The Anderson Seat (print (etch/litho/mono/wdcut)) by Ilene Skeen of New York, NY; 11* Three Views of Desi, 2015 (watercolor) by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; 17* african (pastel) by Taehyub Lee of New York, NY.


"african" by Taehyub Lee
Artworks making their calendar debut: 9. Three artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: "Sicilian Boy" by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA; Megan-Jean by Gil Conradis of Melbourne, FL; La Casita by Tony Lee of Panama.

Art for this calendar comes from 10 states, Mexico and Panama.

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 Barebrush.com. 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.

Images available upon request. Press releases are available at barebrush.com.

 

For the Editors:

Locations of Artists # More Info
New York
6
DOWNSTATE 6
East/Central7CT, FL, MA, VA
West6CO, NM, OR, TX, WI
International2MEXICO, Panama



Price Ranges # More Info
Fine
13$100-$500
Important
11$500 - $5,000
Price on Request
2 Contact Barebrush
NFS/SOLD
2 Not for Sale or Sold



Contact information:

ILENE SKEEN
ILS Designs
8437 Tuttle Ave #105
Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone: 917-806-7992
Email: iskeen@barebrush.com
Website: www.barebrush.com

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