A Juried Selection by Della Clason Sperling, Art Historian

July 2014

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Reflections by Donna Ellery
A Bloom for Molly by Roger Cummiskey
Midnight by William Zuback
La Playa by Roger Cummiskey
Women of War by Donelli J. DiMaria
She by Geoffrey Stein
Structural Failure Part II by Patrick McGauley
Brianna by Jean Marcellino
Dog Portraits by Donna Ellery
Beach Flip by Neal Smithwillow
Geometric Construction by Darlene Kuhne
Alla Prima Self Portrait by Jean Marcellino
Emma's Mood by Jean Marcellino
Gavin by Mateus Costa
"Daddy's Little Girl" by Pacifico Palumbo
Jade Vine by Rebecca Venn
DUET by Rebecca Venn
The Anderson Seat by Ilene Skeen
Jenne's Closeup by Jean Marcellino
Aviva wearing a black bra by Peggy Dean
Profile of Dc Morale' by Eddie Torres
Sketch of Kathy by Ivy Klenetsky
Work # 538 by Robert Copelan
Twilight On The Bay by Susan (SZN) Kraft
Daphne by Stephanie Fuller
Mona Lisa updated by Jacqui Morgan
Curle by Pacifico Palumbo
Transcending by William Zuback
Beagle Pup by Gil Conradis
Organic Square by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald
Red-violet Beauty by Ilene Skeen

July Art: Faces, Flowers and Follies -- Guest Curator, Della Clason Sperling is an art historian, art appraiser and art lover. Ms. Sperling is Research Director and writer for the exhibition, "The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader," Canton Museum of Art, Ohio, to open December 2014. She received her doctorate in art history from Columbia University and has been curator, researcher and writer for historical art shows and publications. These include the Metropolitan Museum of Art [NYC], the Frick Collection [NYC], Whitney Museum of American Art [NYC], as well as curator and juror for contemporary shows including A.I.R. Gallery [NYC], Douglass College Art Gallery [NJ], and three times previously for Barebrush.

Ms. Sperling selected 3 Curators' Choice nominees for July, (starred dates in the list): 1* Reflections (charcoal/carbon) by Donna Ellery of Mc Indoe Falls, VT; 5* Women of War (oil) by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM; 17* DUET (watercolor) by Rebecca Venn of Kenosha, WI.

Artworks making their calendar debut: 11. One artist is making a calendar debut, Patrick McGauley of San Rafael, CA. Ten artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Alla Prima Self Portrait by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; Reflections by Donna Ellery of Mc Indoe Falls, VT; Organic Square by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald of Lexington, KY; Brianna by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; Transcending by William Zuback of West Allis, WI; "Daddy's Little Girl" by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain, MA; A Bloom for Molly by Roger Cummiskey of Malaga, Spain; Red-violet Beauty by Ilene Skeen of New York, NY; Curle by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain, MA; Daphne by Stephanie Fuller of New York, NY.

Art for this calendar comes from 12 states, Spain and Mexico.

The 31 artists represented in July, 2014, in day order are: 1* Donna Ellery, 2 Roger Cummiskey, 3 William Zuback, 4 Roger Cummiskey, 5* Donelli J. DiMaria, 6 Geoffrey Stein, 7 Patrick McGauley, 8 Jean Marcellino, 9 Donna Ellery, 10 Neal Smithwillow, 11 Darlene Kuhne, 12 Jean Marcellino, 13 Jean Marcellino, 14 Mateus Costa, 15 Pacifico Palumbo, 16 Rebecca Venn, 17* Rebecca Venn, 18 Ilene Skeen, 19 Jean Marcellino, 20 Peggy Dean, 21 Eddie Torres, 22 Ivy Klenetsky, 23 Robert Copelan, 24 Susan (SZN) Kraft, 25 Stephanie Fuller, 26 Jacqui Morgan, 27 Pacifico Palumbo, 28 William Zuback, 29 Gil Conradis, 30 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 31 Ilene Skeen.

Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings for each artwork included in this calendar. Three artists, indicated by asterisks (*), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards. Curators’ Choice nominees receive 8 additional complimentary listings. The top artist receives an additional prize. Viewers can also vote for “The People's Choice,” a poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artworks in The People's Choice win one (1) complementary listing for their artists. Winners announced August 1st.

The Barebrush Provenance for each artwork is viewable by clicking on the calendar thumbnail (above) or on the caption under the artwork from each artist’s Barebrush Gallery page. The Barebrush program of retiring artworks that 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.

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Thank you all for your interest and participation in, dedicated to the art of the world.

*Curators' Choice nominee, selected by the Guest Curator.

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Winners below:

(winner, day, prize)

Curators' Choice

Donelli J. DiMaria (5), +16 points
Honorable Mention:
Donna Ellery (1)
Rebecca Venn (17)


The Peoples Choice!

Results for your Favs:
Ivy Klenetsky (22)
Eddie Torres (21)
Donelli J. DiMaria (5)


Congratulations all!



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