A Juried Selection by Robert W. Pillsbury, Salmagundi Club

July 2012

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The Woman by David Schulz
"Woman on the Rocks" by Bruce Erikson
Bound Figure by David Michael Hollander
CERES by Damir May
Tactile Torso by Tracey Padron
Figure 3 by Elinore Bucholtz
BLUE GIRL by Rebecca Venn
state of mind by Tai Lin
Chrystelle by Geoffrey Stein
Rob Standing by Paul Rybarczyk
Me and My Girls by Angelique Moselle Price
Be alive by Taehyub Lee
N*de St*dy 2011 B12 by C. Charles Wang
Perfectly Naked Suite by Christopher Smith
Lady with blue mask by Svetlana Kanyo
In To The Light by Terry Hinkle
Blue by Dan Simoneau
Everette by Brian Crede
Sexy Back by Lauren Rinaldi
Cindy by Michael Apice
Absent Friends by Profile Deleted
Pinched Nose Woman by Justin Austin
November Pose by Robin Kappy
junction by Tim Woodhouse
Head in Hands by Roberta Goschke
Nude 1 by Joy Becker
Eric by Bill Foote
Honey Bee reenacted with bunny slippers by gretchen mahnkopf
Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
Nude Study by Bill Teitsworth, NWS
Miss Pinky's Act by Jacqui Morgan

Summer Marathon: In Your Face — To accommodate the summer schedule, Barebrush guest curator, Robert W. Pillsbury, artist, teacher and First Vice President of the Salmagundi Club selected the art for July and August.

Mr. Pillsbury is no stranger to Barebrush, having selected the art for the May 2008. That calendar caused a controversy and our long-time pr firm was forced by an irate advertiser to drop Barebrush as a client because of the nude artwork for May 2, 2008. Interested viewers can still find it (and all previous Barebrush calendars) in the Barebrush history archives. And what did Barebrush and Barebrush artists do when this happened? We all laughed and kept going! True to his vision, Mr. Pillsbury’s selections for July 2012 have that same confident and defiant attitude.

When asked to provide a personal statement for the art selection, Mr. Pillsbury had said:

My work reflects an ongoing process of seeing and focusing on the relationship between conscious and unconscious observations.... In selecting the art for Barebrush, I will be looking to find the the essence of the idea, never restrained by process, subject nor media.

Mr. Pillsbury chose an oil painting, The Woman, by Connecticut artist, David Schulz to start the month of July. “She’s out there,” he said. Mr. Pillsbury’s other Curator’s Choice nominees are: the strong pastel, State of Mind, by Tai Lin of New Jersey; an intriguing mixed media piece, In To The Light, by Terry Hinkle of St. Louis, MO. (“I like the effect of the blue on the black; it pops,” he said); an oil, Absent Friends, by Brooklyn artist, Daniel Maidman (“Tremendous and impressive”); and a watercolor, Head in Hands, by Roberta Goschke of Waldoboro, ME. "I like the looseness and authority,” he commented.

Two artists are making their Barebrush calendar debut in July: Roberta Goschke of Waldoboro, ME and Lauren Rinaldi of Philadelphia, PA.

Four artworks are retiring with this calendar, having been selected for three calendars under our unique retirement program which is designed to keep the Barebrush contests fresh and lively for the art-viewing public. The artworks which are retiring are: Be Alive by Taehyub Lee; Eric by Bill Foote; Honey Bee reenacted with bunny slippers by Gretchen Mahnkopf; and Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen.

Barebrush is an international monthly art competition with Barebrush artists from 37 states and 25 countries. In addition to the localities already mentioned above, artists in this calendar come from California, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Canada and Croatia.

The 31 artists represented in July, 2012, in day order are: 1* David Schulz, 2 Bruce Erikson, 3 David Michael Hollander, 4 Damir May, 5 Tracey Padron, 6 Elinore Bucholtz, 7 Rebecca Venn, 8* Tai Lin, 9 Geoffrey Stein, 10 Paul Rybarczyk, 11 Angelique Moselle Price, 12 Taehyub Lee, 13 C. Charles Wang, 14 Christopher Smith, 15 Svetlana Kanyo, 16* Terry Hinkle, 17 Dan Simoneau, 18 Brian Crede, 19 Lauren Rinaldi, 20 Michael Apice, 21* Profile Deleted, 22 Justin Austin, 23 Robin Kappy, 24 Tim Woodhouse, 25* Roberta Goschke, 26 Joy Becker, 27 Bill Foote, 28 gretchen mahnkopf, 29 Kathy Ostman-Magnusen , 30 Bill Teitsworth, NWS, 31 Jacqui Morgan.

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. Viewers can also vote for “My Favorite N*de,” a poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artworks in My Favorite N*de 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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*Curators' Choice nominee

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Winners below:
(winner, day, prize)

Curators' Choice

Daniel Maidman (21), +65 points
Terry Hinkle (16), +30 points
David Schulz (1), +16 points
Honorable Mention:
Tai Lin (8)
Roberta Goschke (25)


My Fav N*de

Results for your Favs:
Elinor Bucholz (6)
Lauren Rinaldi (19)
Daniel Maidman (21)


Congratulations all!



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