N*des-of-the-Month from Barebrush

A Juried Selection by Joyce Pommer, Franklin 54 Gallery

January 2011

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sunday Rebecca by Bill Teitsworth, NWS
Ruth in Corset by Norman Darvie
Regal Maria by Jean Marcellino
study for art is long by Janet A. Cook
untitled by Darien Bird
Andrea's back by Chanit Roston
Leaning Nude by Hannah Davis
Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan
Within these Walls Series (I) by Victoria Coyle
On Bentwood Chair by Harald Grote
December Night by Robin Kappy
Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop
Lost in Thought by Tim Brian McSweeney
Thoughtful by Kelly Croisdale
Sun over water by Jeremy Holton
Light and Shadow by Hector Olvera, Etor
Spring by Tai Lin
We Two by Michael Seif
Follow by Guenter Knop
Standing Woman by Emily Stedman
Sunrise, Discarded by Joseph Mays
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee
Brenda by Alan Appel
N*de St*dy 2010 WB1 by C. Charles Wang
Incognito Witch Project G-6 by Mollie Kellogg
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez
Chrystelle by Geoffrey Stein
Nude in Repose by Cynthia Angeles
"Nothing Is Hard To Hold" by Gene Azzam
Deep thoughts by Alex Knowlton
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen

Hope and Light—In the afternoon quiet, the library of the Salmagundi Club in New York City is a great place to look at art. Barebrush guest curator, Joyce Pommer, owner and director of Franklin 54 Gallery, carefully selected the 31 artworks to launch 2011. The project: Art of the Nude from Barebrush.com. The title: N*des-of-the-Month January 2011. The result: An international calendar art show, unique to Barebrush, with one artwork for each day of January. The artwork for January: photography, painting, drawing, mixed media by artists local to New York as well as those from further afield—Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, California, Mexico, Panama, England and Australia. Three artworks have earned retirement, having now been in three calendars, selected by three different guest curators. Eight pieces are making their second appearance in a Barebrush calendar display, and 20 are appearing in the calendars for the first time, including five artists making their Barebrush calendar debut: Alan Appel, Gene Azzam, Norman Darvie, Hannah Davis and Robin Kappy.

Ms. Pommer commented on the five pieces she selected as Curators’ Choice nominees. She was intrigued by the playing with light in “Sunrise, Discarded” by Joseph Mays. “The light across the body is an interesting visual effect,” she stated. Pommer also admired “December Night” by Robin Kappy, saying “This is really just beautiful—the mood from the soft technique fits the mood of the figure.” About “We Two” by Michael Seif, Pommer noted, “The water figures have a very interesting energy. It becomes abstractive.” For “Regal Maria” by Jean Marcellino, Ms. Pommer noted, “She named it perfectly — it is a regal portrait. The pose is very stately.” Ms. Pommer selected “Sunday Rebecca” by Bill Teitsworth, NWS as January 1, 2011, launching the year in the spirit of hope and light. “She is adorable,” Ms. Pommer mused. “The painting is lush, the light is beautiful, it all fits together.” Then she continued, “She has so much hope and light about her, which we could use....”

The 31 artists represented in January, 2011, in day order are: 1* Bill Teitsworth, NWS, 2 Norman Darvie, 3* Jean Marcellino, 4 Janet A. Cook, 5 Darien Bird, 6 Chanit Roston, 7 Hannah Davis, 8 Jacqui Morgan, 9 Victoria Coyle, 10 Harald Grote, 11* Robin Kappy, 12 Penelope Przekop, 13 Tim Brian McSweeney, 14 Kelly Croisdale, 15 Jeremy Holton, 16 Hector Olvera, Etor, 17 Tai Lin, 18* Michael Seif, 19 Guenter Knop, 20 Emily Stedman, 21* Joseph Mays, 22 Tony Lee, 23 Alan Appel, 24 C. Charles Wang, 25 Mollie Kellogg, 26 Mary Ann Martinez, 27 Geoffrey Stein, 28 Cynthia Angeles, 29 Gene Azzam, 30 Alex Knowlton, 31 Ilene Skeen.

Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings. Five artists, indicated by asterisks (*), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards. Curators’ Choice nominees receive 8 additional complimentary listings. The top three artists receive additional prizes. You can also vote for “My Favorite N*de,” the poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artists in “My Favorite N*de” receive one (1) complementary listing. Winners announced February 1st.

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*Curators' Choice nominee. Nominees for the N*de-of-the-Month were selected by the guest curator as Curator's Choice. All barebrush curators have an opportunity to rank the Curator's Choice in their own special poll. Winners determined by a statistical combination of the curators and popular votes.

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Winners below:
(winner, day, prize)

Curators' Choice

Robin Kappy (11), +65 points
Bill Teitsworth, NWS (1), +30 points
Michael Seif (18), +16 points
Honorable Mention:
Jean Marcellino (3)
Joseph Mays (21)


My Fav N*de

Results for your Favs:
Cynthia Angeles (28)
Robin Kappy (11)
Tony Lee (14)


Congratulations all!



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