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2016 Nudes Emerge -- Happy New Year -- Guest curator, Della Clason Sperling is an art enthusiast in fields as disparate as late nineteenth century Victorian Painting, Feminist Issues, and Outsider Art. She received her doctorate in art history from Columbia University in 1993. Ms. Sperling has served as curator, researcher, and writer for several art exhibitions. Most recently, Ms. Sperling worked on "The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader," at the Canton (Ohio) Museum of Art, for which she both lectured and published, and was co-juror of the 72nd May Show at the North Canton/'s Little Art Gallery.
Ms. Sperling selected three Curators' Choice nominees for January, (starred dates in the list): 1* Amanda Emergent (charcoal/carbon) by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; 14* One Taken One Left (watercolor) by Marie-Paule Martin of New York City, NY; 19* Heat (pastel) by Jerry Ralya of Craftsbury Common, VT.
Artworks making their calendar debut: 7. Eleven artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Spring by Martin Danjue of , NY; Sepia Sprawl by Barrie Ripin of Bethesda, MD; J. J. Meditates by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; Resting by Stained Window by Guadalupe Herrera of Houston, TX; The Separation by Ione Citrin of Los Angeles, CA; Heat by Jerry Ralya of Craftsbury Common, VT; Music pausing for Love by Bruce Erikson of Maineville, OH; THE FEMININE LANDSCAPE by Rebecca Venn of Kenosha, WI; Green Mirror by Christian Beels of New York, NY; Troso 2 by Joe Moroni of Watertown, WI; Female Torso by David Schulz of Middletown, CT.
Art for this calendar comes from 14 states and Canada.
The 31 artists represented in January, 2016, in day order are:
1* Jean Marcellino, 2 Christian Beels, 3 Alex Tolstoy, 4 Tina Johnston, 5 Peter Millward, 6 Robert Copelan, 7 Sara Swan, 8 Ilene Skeen, 9 Tom Morgan, 10 Guadalupe Herrera, 11 Patricia McDermond, 12 Christopher Smith, 13 Rebecca Venn, 14* Marie-Paule Martin, 15 Bruce Erikson, 16 Chanit Roston, 17 Darlene Kuhne, 18 Lue Isaac, 19* Jerry Ralya, 20 Robert Markey, 21 Jacqueline Saunders, 22 Barry Seelig, 23 Barrie Ripin, 24 Gary Paul Stutler, 25 Martin Danjue, 26 Jean Marcellino, 27 David Schulz, 28 Lindsay Rabson, 29 Joe Moroni, 30 Ione Citrin, 31 Thomas Andrew Wilson.
Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings for each of their artworks selected
Three artists, indicated by asterisks (*
), are nominated for the Curators Choice Awards
. Curators’ Choice nominees receive 8 additional complimentary listings. All the Barebrush curators have an opportunity to view and judge the art. The top artist receives an additional prize. Winners announced February 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, selected by the Guest Curator.