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"Three Pears and a Vase" by Alex Tolstoy
May 2017 — BAREBRUSH presents Best-of-the-Rest calendar for May 2017. Barebrush offers the best art gallery and art contest, online since 2006. A total of 293 artworks were entered by 28 artists world-wide. Barebrush guest curator, D.S. Wade, Curator & Artist, selected the art and chose the Curators’ Choice nominees. A total of 22 artists represent the 31 artworks for the 31 days in May. 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 22 artists for May 2017 are: 1* Alex Tolstoy, 2 Jerry Ralya, 3 Peter Millward, 4 Seonyoung Kim, 5 Kathy Ostman-Magnusen , 6 Seonyoung Kim, 7 Richard White, 8* Jacqueline Saunders, 9 Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, 10 Bruce Erikson, 11 Dennis Young, 12 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 13 Ilene Skeen, 14 Mateus Costa, 15 Alex Tolstoy, 16 Chanit Roston, 17 Peter Wong King, 18 Pacifico Palumbo, 19 Robert Buckley, 20 Tom Morgan, 21 Robert Markey, 22 Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, 23 Robert Markey, 24* Mateus Costa, 25 Jean Marcellino, 26 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 27 Jean Marcellino, 28 Peter Wong King, 29 Peggy Dean, 30 Pacifico Palumbo, 31 Tony Lee.

About the May 2017 Calendar

"Three Views of Gazelle" by Jacqueline Saunders
Faces, Places and Flowers of Spring -- Guest Curator, DS Wade, is an independent curator, art administrator and artist. Ms. Wade, a native of the Midwest, has juried and curated shows in Michigan and New York, including shows for Rogue Productions, NYC, The Box Factory, St Josephs, MI, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, and First Street Gallery, NYC. As an artist, Ms. Wade has exhibited in many states across US.

"I am looking for most are sound compositions in all genres that compel me me to examine the works more closely....compositional elements tell a story about the artist and their creative vision."

Ms. Wade selected three Curators’ Choice nominees for May, (starred dates in the list): 1* Three Pears and a Vase (watercolor) by Alex Tolstoy of McLean, VA; 8* Three Views of Gazelle (watercolor) by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; 24* Hugh the Marquis (charcoal/carbon) by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA.

"Hugh the Marquis" by Mateus Costa
Artworks making their calendar debut: 7. Seventeen artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: study 744 by Richard White of Coventry, CT; One Night by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; The absent granny by Chanit Roston of , NY; Ericka by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; Marianne by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA; Focus by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI; Study for Flaming June by Bruce Erikson of Cincinnati, OH; Gerber Dasies by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA; Lips by Peter Wong King of Cochiti Lake, NM; Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI; Maria by Seonyoung Kim of Woodside, NY; Hugh the Marquis by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA; Power At Work No.1 by Elizabeth Sowell-Zak of New York, NY; Poised by Dennis Young of New Castle, DE; Reclaimed Innocence by Tom Morgan of vancouver, CANADA; Power At Work, No.9 by Elizabeth Sowell-Zak of New York, NY; Zinnias on Irish Tablecloth by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA.

Art for this calendar comes from 11 states, Canada 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 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, MA, OH, PA, VA, VT
West3CA, NM, WI
International2CANADA, Panama

Price Ranges # More Info
20$500 - $5,000
1 Under $100
Price on Request
2 Contact Barebrush
2 Not for Sale or Sold

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