PhotoArt N*des

A Juried Selection by Ilene Skeen,

August 2013

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Russian girl with accordion by Serge Lis
Self-portrait with nurse by Serge Lis
Girl in a bathroom with flute and jug by Serge Lis
Russian girl in scarf on a beach by Serge Lis
Confusion by Tony Lee
Kadir by Tony Lee
El Angel Caido by Tony Lee
Fuga al Paraíso by Tony Lee
Homage to Arp and Giacometti by Peter Wong King
Fantasy / Reality by Peter Wong King
Woman's gaze by William Zuback
Embrace by William Zuback
GARAGE STUDIO 1 by William Thierfelder
KALEIDOSCOPE 14 by William Thierfelder
KALEIDOSCOPE STUDIO 10 by William Thierfelder
STUDY 59: MULTIPLICATION by William Thierfelder
Vera_V_7-27-12--04AC by Dan McCormack
Carling_D_8-09-11--1AB by Dan McCormack
Portrait Study by William Zuback
A Twist of Beauty by Peter Wong King
Relaxing by Peter Wong King
Siren by Janet E Gorman
Naked Lady 4 by Corrie Ancone
James I by Robert Ferguson
Shaving the Angel by Gabriel Sanchez
Night Post by Joseph Mays
Pink Magnolia by Bare Ass Art Studio-Gabe Edwards
Botanical Garden by Bare Ass Art Studio-Gabe Edwards
Drifiting by Bare Ass Art Studio-Gabe Edwards
Jake - Stretch by Dan Simoneau
Captive of the Glance by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald

Six Degrees of Summer: Part V—Guest curator, Claudia Seymour, was unavailable for August, so Barebrush CEO and founder, Ilene Skeen, selected the Curators' Choice nominees. All Barebrush curators will still have the opportunity to see the art and vote on the selections. The public also votes in the Curators' Choice poll.

Ms. Skeen selected Russian girl with accordion by Sergey Jeliseieff of St. Petersburg, Russia to launch the month. She said, "The complexity of this image is intriguing. I like the contrast of nakedness and slender fragility of the woman's body with her determined, worldly wise expression, her polka dot headscarf and the incongruity of the accordion balanced on her thigh." Ms. Skeen also selected Embrace by William Zuback of West Allis, WI, saying "the composition of this casual close up is arresting, startling." Her third choice also presents an unusual viewpoint. "The satin-like sheen of a tapestry pattern is an almost shocking contrast to the discovery of the actual repeated image and the play of the pink against green in the background gradient. Sophisticated."

Ms. Skeen added:

I really enjoy looking at the art each month and my anthropology training has helped me understand the principles which underlie the selection and enjoyment of art. After years of observation and listening to comments from curators, casual art viewers and collectors, I realized all people who are comfortable judging art, although they may have widely varying aesthetics and approaches always looks for three fundamentals when selecting art: skill, importance and emotion. In photography, that skill translates to the capture of a dramatic or unusual moment, a play of light and shadow, exquisite or novel representation of the forms, or ingenious design. The importance could relate to the representational subject. It could be a new or unusual way of focusing on the subject. Emotion, of course, answers the experiential question: Why do we bother to look at all? It could be any emotion or even a display of restraint when overt emotion would be expected. I also did my best to relate how each Curators' Choice nominee struck me as far as one or more of these factors.

Six photographs in this calendar are retiring having now been selected for three calendars. These are: Botanical Garden by Bare Ass Art Studio-Gabe Edwards of Lutz, FL; Vera_V_7-27-12--04AC and also Carling_D_8-09-11--1AB by Dan McCormack of Accord, NY; Night Post by Joseph Mays of Louisville, KY; Kaleidoscope Studio 10 by William Thierfelder of Bayport NY; and Shaving the Angel by Gabriel Sanchez from Mexico City , Mexico.

About Relaxing by Peter King of Cochiti Lake, NM, Ms. Skeen noted, "In the thumbnail, this image is indecipherable, but a look at the full picture presents us with the startling analogy of a sheltering chrysalis protecting a later to emerge human butterfly. Sweet dreams."

The 31 artists represented in August, 2013, in day order are: 1* Serge Lis, 2 Serge Lis, 3 Serge Lis, 4 Serge Lis, 5 Tony Lee, 6 Tony Lee, 7 Tony Lee, 8 Tony Lee, 9 Peter Wong King, 10 Peter Wong King, 11 William Zuback, 12* William Zuback, 13 William Thierfelder, 14* William Thierfelder, 15 William Thierfelder, 16 William Thierfelder, 17 Dan McCormack, 18 Dan McCormack, 19 William Zuback, 20 Peter Wong King, 21 Peter Wong King, 22 Janet E Gorman, 23 Corrie Ancone, 24 Robert Ferguson, 25 Gabriel Sanchez, 26 Joseph Mays, 27 Bare Ass Art Studio-Gabe Edwards, 28 Bare Ass Art Studio-Gabe Edwards, 29 Bare Ass Art Studio-Gabe Edwards, 30 Dan Simoneau, 31 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald.

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 “My Favorite PhotoArt N*de,” a poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artworks in My Favorite PhotoArt N*de win one (1) complementary listing for their artists. Winners announced September 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.

Click here for more about Ilene Skeen

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

*Curators' Choice nominee

Click on the images to see
each artist's gallery.

Winners below:

(winner, day, prize)

Curators' Choice

Sergey Jeliseieff (1), +16 points
Honorable Mention:
William Zuback (12)
William Thierfelder (14)


My Fav Photo N*de

Results for your Favs:
Tony Lee (8)
William Zuback (12)


Congratulations all!



September 2013
July 2013
June 2013

PhotoArt N*des

Calendar Archives