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"November Pose" by Robin Kappy
March 2017 — BAREBRUSH presents N*des-of-the-Month for March 2017. Barebrush offers the best nude art gallery and nude art contest, online since 2006. A total of 838 artworks were entered by 54 artists world-wide. Barebrush guest curator, David H. Reuss, Fine Art & Illustration, selected the art and chose the Curators’ Choice nominees. A total of 31 artists represent the 31 artworks for the 31 days in March. 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 31 artists for March 2017 are: 1* Robin Kappy, 2 Jon Rettich, 3 Gary Paul Stutler, 4 Neal Smithwillow, 5 Jerry Ralya, 6 Tim Woodhouse, 7* Bruce Erikson, 8 Dennis Young, 9* Tracey Padron, 10* Mateus Costa, 11 Seonyoung Kim, 12 Sara Swan, 13 Robert Markey, 14 Pacifico Palumbo, 15 Damir May, 16* Larry Scaturro, 17 Marie-Paule Martin, 18 Tom Darrah, 19 Taehyub Lee, 20 Barrie Ripin, 21 Chanit Roston, 22 Peter Millward, 23 Jacqueline Saunders, 24 Gil Conradis, 25 Ilene Skeen, 26 Jean Marcellino, 27 C. Charles Wang, 28 Lucinda Luvaas, 29 Merrill Brace, 30 William Thierfelder, 31 Michael Newberry.

About the March 2017 Calendar

"Vendemiaire" by Bruce Erikson
The Naked Power of Nude Art -- Guest Curator, David H. Reuss, is an Executive Member of the Society of Illustrators. He has been a member of the Salmagundi Club since 1997 where he teaches painting and drawing. Mr. Reuss has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts and a Master of Professional Studies from Pratt Institute in Arts and Cultural Management. About his aesthetics in art he says:

Strength is what appeals mostly to me in art. The work can be any medium, style, subject or size, however in the end the work must have power.

Mr. Reuss selected 5 Curators’ Choice nominees for March, (starred dates in the list): 1* November Pose (charcoal/carbon) by Robin Kappy of New York, NY; 7* Vendemiaire (oil) by Bruce Erikson of Cincinnati, OH; 9* A Man at His Bath (oil) by Tracey Padron of ELGIN, IL; 10* back view (charcoal/carbon) by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA; 16* Classical Torso (sculpture|wood) by Larry Scaturro of Brooklyn, NY.

"A Man at His Bath" by Tracey Padron
Artworks making their calendar debut: 6. Nine artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Livia on Thursday by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; Figure with Leaves by Sara Swan of Los Angeles, CA; Pithy by Gil Conradis of Melbourne, FL; huddled by Robert Markey of Ashfield, MA; Venus by Michael Newberry of Santa Monica, CA; SLAM! by Merrill Brace of Erie, PA; Redhead With Fruit by Tom Darrah of La Luz, NM; Tom & Bella by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA; Pushcurve by Gary Paul Stutler of Vallejo, CA.

"back view" by Mateus Costa
Art for this calendar comes from 15 states, Mexico and Austria.

About the Barebrush Art Calendar Contests

"Classical Torso" by Larry Scaturro
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/Central13CT, DE, FL, IL, MA, MD, OH, PA, VA, VT
West7CA, NM, OR, TX
International2AUSTRIA, MEXICO

Price Ranges # More Info
15$500 - $5,000
2 Over $5,000
Price on Request
1 Contact Barebrush

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