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"Cristiana" by Mateus Costa
March 2017 — BAREBRUSH presents Best-of-the-Rest calendar for March 2017. Barebrush offers the best art gallery and art contest, online since 2006. A total of 356 artworks were entered by 37 artists world-wide. Barebrush guest curator, David H. Reuss, Fine Art & Illustration, selected the art and chose the Curators’ Choice nominees. A total of 26 artists represent the 31 artworks for the 31 days in March. 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 26 artists for March 2017 are: 1* Mateus Costa, 2 Kathy Ostman-Magnusen , 3 Tim Woodhouse, 4 Dennis Young, 5 Seonyoung Kim, 6 Alex Tolstoy, 7 Jon Rettich, 8 Jerry Ralya, 9 Bruce Erikson, 10 Alex Tolstoy, 11 Ilene Skeen, 12 Mateus Costa, 13 Richard White, 14 Chanit Roston, 15* Jacqueline Saunders, 16 Robert Markey, 17 Tracey Padron, 18 Taehyub Lee, 19 William Zuback, 20 Jean Marcellino, 21 Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, 22* Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 23 Tony Lee, 24 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 25 Neal Smithwillow, 26 Peter Wong King, 27 Darlene Kuhne, 28 Taehyub Lee, 29 Peter Wong King, 30 Pacifico Palumbo, 31 William Thierfelder.

About the March 2017 Calendar

"Three Views of Desi, 2015" by Jacqueline Saunders
The Naked Power of Not 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 3 Curators’ Choice nominees for March, (starred dates in the list): 1* Cristiana (graphite) by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA; 15* Three Views of Desi, 2015 (watercolor) by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; 22* Marco (watercolor) by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI.

"Marco" by Dan Simoneau, ISAP
Artworks making their calendar debut: 13. Thirteen artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: standard of beauty by Taehyub Lee of manhattan, NY; Sleeping by Tracey Padron of ELGIN, IL; Crane at dawn by Peter Wong King of Cochiti Lake, NM; Marco by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI; STUDY 25 by William Thierfelder of Portland, OR; Red Beauty by Peter Wong King of Cochiti Lake, NM; AlterEgo by Darlene Kuhne of Arvada, CO; Joe by Seonyoung Kim of Woodside, NY; La Casita by Tony Lee of , Panama; Under the light by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA; Cristiana by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA; Power At Work No.2 by Elizabeth Sowell-Zak of New York, NY; Two Bulbs by Alex Tolstoy of McLean, VA.

Art for this calendar comes from 15 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/Central10CT, DE, IL, MA, OH, PA, VA, VT
West7CA, CO, NM, OR, TX, WI
International2MEXICO, Panama

Price Ranges # More Info
16$500 - $5,000
1 Under $100
Price on Request
2 Contact Barebrush
3 Not for Sale or Sold

Contact information:

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