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"Startle" by Mateus Costa
July 2017 — BAREBRUSH presents Best-of-the-Rest calendar for July 2017. Barebrush offers the best art gallery and art contest, online since 2006. A total of 291 artworks were entered by 27 artists world-wide. Barebrush guest curator, Ilene Skeen,, selected the art. A total of 26 artists represent the 31 artworks for the 31 days in July. Viewers can see the Best-of-the-Rest calendar on the website.

The 26 artists for July 2017 are: 1* Mateus Costa, 2 Marie-Paule Martin, 3 William Thierfelder, 4 Andrew Lukish, 5 Mateus Costa, 6 Peter Millward, 7 Jacqueline Saunders, 8 Richard White, 9 Jerry Ralya, 10 Dennis Young, 11 Andrew Lukish, 12* Stephen Panoushek, 13 Kathy Ostman-Magnusen , 14 Jeanne Sisson, 15 Jon Rettich, 16 Alex Tolstoy, 17 Tracey Padron, 18* Jean Marcellino, 19 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 20 Robert Markey, 21 Jon Rettich, 22 Robert Markey, 23 Tony Lee, 24 Peggy Dean, 25 Peter Wong King, 26 Seonyoung Kim, 27 Alex Tolstoy, 28 Robert Buckley, 29 Pacifico Palumbo, 30 Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, 31 Ilene Skeen.

About the July 2017 Calendar

"Portrait of Jenny Bauer" by Stephen Panoushek
The Last Hurrah -- Ilene Skeen is the founder of Barebrush and a member of the Salmagundi Club since 1999. This is the final calendar month of the Barebrush calendar series. This is the final calendar month of the Barebrush calendar series -- a bittersweet start to the summer.

Ms. Skeen selected three Curators’ Choice nominees for July, (starred dates in the list): 1* Startle (oil) by Mateus Costa of Cheltenham, PA; 12* Portrait of Jenny Bauer (oil) by Stephen Panoushek of South Woodstock, VT; 18* Maria’s Gypsy Dress (oil) by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY.

"Marias Gypsy Dress" by Jean Marcellino
Artworks making their calendar debut: 13. Seven artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Acuity by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI; The Daydreamer by Peggy Dean of Croton-on-Hudson, NY; Spotty Catches Spring Fever by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA; Three Views of Gazelle by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; Deep in thought by Peter Wong King of Cochiti Lake, NM; Convergence (On the Path) by Jeanne Sisson of Northfield, MA; Sad Cat by Tony Lee of Panama.

Art for this calendar comes from 12 states and Panama.

About the Barebrush Art Calendar Contests

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.

Images available upon request. Press releases are available at


For the Editors:

Locations of Artists # More Info
New York
East/Central12CT, DE, IL, MA, PA, VA, VT
West4CA, NM, OR, WI

Price Ranges # More Info
19$500 - $5,000
1 Under $100
Price on Request
1 Contact Barebrush

Contact information:

ILS Designs
8437 Tuttle Ave #105
Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone: 917-806-7992

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