For Immediate ReleasePress Release
New York | ILENE SKEEN | 917-806-7992 |
31 paintings, drawings & sculptures of the nude
—31 artists US and international



"Zeki" by Barrie Ripin
New York, May 2014 — BAREBRUSH presents N*des-of-the-Month for May 2014. Barebrush offers the best nude art gallery and nude art contest, online since 2006. A total of 644 artworks were entered by 96 artists world-wide. Barebrush founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen selected the art and guest curator, D.S. Wade, Curator & Artist, chose the Curators’ Choice nominees. A total of 31 artists represent the 31 artworks for the 31 days in May. Five of the artworks were selected as nominees for the Curators’ Choice awards. Winners will be determined based on voting by the public and the curators.

The 31 artists for the 31 days of May 2014 in day order are: 1* Barrie Ripin, 2 Jerry Ralya, 3 Gary Paul Stutler, 4 Donald Kolberg, 5 Jean Marcellino, 6 Michael Apice, 7 Robert Markey, 8 Mark Lightfoot, 9 Addo Ashong, 10 Marsha Karagheusian, 11 Darryl King, 12 Lue Isaac, 13 Darlene Kuhne, 14* Peter King, 15 Paul Rybarczyk, 16 Larry Scaturro, 17 Marie-Paule Martin, 18 Richard White, 19 Chuck Miller, 20* Jacqueline Saunders, 21 David Michael Hollander, 22 Jonathan Gonzales, 23* Donelli J. DiMaria, 24 Ilene Skeen, 25* Robin Kappy, 26 Terry Hinkle, 27 Joe Moroni, 28 Damian Huntley, 29 David Schulz, 30 Jacqui Morgan, 31 Carmiah Frank.

About the May 2014 Calendar

"arched beauty" by Peter King
May Days of Nudes -- Guest Curator DS Wade is an independent curator, art administrator and artist. Ms. Wade, a native of the Midwest, has juried and curated shows in Michigan and New York, including shows for Rogue Productions, NYC, The Box Factory, St Josephs, MI, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, and First Street Gallery, NYC. As an artist, Ms. Wade has exhibited in many states across US. This is her third time curating for Barebrush. She noted,

"I am looking for most are sound compositions in all genres that compel me me to examine the works more closely....compositional elements tell a story about the artist and their creative vision."

Ms. Wade selected five Curators’ Choice nominees for May, (starred dates in the list): 1* Zeki (oil) by Barrie Ripin of Bethesda, MD; 14* arched beauty (graphite) by Peter King of Cochiti Lake, NM; 20* Serenity (watercolor) by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; 23* Bath #2 (oil) by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM; 25* Saturday Night Daydream (graphite) by Robin Kappy of New York, NY.

"Serenity" by Jacqueline Saunders
Artworks making their calendar debut: 8. One artist is making his calendar debut, Jonathan Gonzales of Tamuning, GUAM with Arise (graphite).

Five artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Serenity by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; Torso 1 by Joe Moroni of Watertown, WI; arched beauty by Peter King of Cochiti Lake, NM; Ryan @ Ballet Rest by Jacqui Morgan of New York City, NY; Barbadospearl No.2 by Chuck Miller of Corsicana, TX.

"Bath #2" by Donelli J. DiMaria
Art for this calendar comes from 16 states, England and Guam.

About the Barebrush Art Calendar Contests

"Saturday Night Daydream" by Robin Kappy
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. Barebrush curators (past and present) vote on the Curators’ Choice nominees. The public is also invited to vote. The top three artists receive additional prizes. The public may 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 June 1st.

Winning art is historic and is viewable in the calendar archives (dating from 2006). Winning art becomes a permanent part of the history of In addition, each artwork's detail page show the date and curator of each calendar win as part of its Barebrush Provenance. The Barebrush program of retiring artworks which 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.

The goal of Barebrush is to increase the public awareness, acceptance and appreciation of the art of the nude. Online since 2006.

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For the Editors:

Locations of Artists # More Info
New York
East/Central11CT, FL, GA, KY, MA, MD, MO, VA, VT
West8CA, CO, NM, TX, WA, WI
International2GUAM, United Kingdom

Price Ranges # More Info
17$500 - $5,000
1 Over $5,000
Price on Request
2 Contact Barebrush
1 Not for Sale or Sold

Contact information:
ILS Designs, LLC
372 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7D
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 917-806-7992
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