For Immediate ReleasePress Release
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"Reflections" by Donna Ellery
New York, May 2014 — BAREBRUSH presents Best-of-the-Rest calendar for May 2014. Barebrush offers the best art gallery and art contest, online since 2006. A total of 250 artworks were entered by 45 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 26 artists represent the 31 artworks for the 31 days in May. Viewers can see the Best-of-the-Rest calendar on the website and vote in the monthly poll for their favorite. Winners of the poll are determined by the public vote.

The 26 artists for the 31 days of May 2014 in day order are: 1* Donna Ellery, 2 Eddie Torres, 3 Jean Marcellino, 4 Marie-Paule Martin, 5 Svetlana Kanyo, 6 Bruce Erikson, 7 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 8 Mateus Costa, 9 Justin Austin, 10 Taehyub Lee, 11 Neal Smithwillow, 12 Richard White, 13 Seonyoung Kim, 14* Jacqui Morgan, 15 Jacqueline Saunders, 16 Donelli J. DiMaria, 17 William Zuback, 18 Gil Conradis, 19 Jacqueline Saunders, 20* Geoffrey Stein, 21 Taehyub Lee, 22 Lindsay Rabson, 23 Gil Conradis, 24 Eddie Torres, 25 Ivy Klenetsky, 26 Roger Cummiskey, 27 Jacqui Morgan, 28 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 29 Terence Kelly, 30 Rebecca Venn, 31 Pacifico Palumbo.

About the May 2014 Calendar

"Tangerine" by Jacqui Morgan
May Days of Fine Art -- 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 three Curators’ Choice nominees for May, (starred dates in the list): 1* Reflections (charcoal/carbon) by Donna Ellery of Mc Indoe Falls, VT; 14* Tangerine (watercolor) by Jacqui Morgan of New York City, NY; 20* Aly Sunglasses (oil) by Geoffrey Stein of New York, NY.

"Aly Sunglasses" by Geoffrey Stein
Artworks making their calendar debut: 4.

Twelve artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Look INto My Eyes by Rebecca Venn of Kenosha, WI; Moments with Sharon by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; Geese Into the Sunset by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald of Lexington, KY; Silence, sur fond by Bruce Erikson of Maineville, OH; Armageddon Iris by Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; Hannah by Marie-Paule Martin of New York City, NY; Impressionist’s Muse by Lindsay Rabson of Merrick, NY; Pazzi by Neal Smithwillow of San Miguel de Allende, MEXICO; Aly Sunglasses by Geoffrey Stein of New York, NY; Flamenco #1 by Donelli J. DiMaria of Santa Fe, NM; Tangerine by Jacqui Morgan of New York City, NY; Sleeping Boy by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY.

Art for this calendar comes from 13 states, Canada, Mexico, Spain and England.

About the Barebrush Art Calendar Contests

Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings. Three 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 artist receives an additional prize. The public may also vote for “The People’s Choice” the poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artists in “The People’s Choice” 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/Central10CT, FL, KY, MA, NC, NJ, OH, PA, VA, VT
West4NM, WI
International4Canada, MEXICO, Spain, UNITED KINGDOM

Price Ranges # More Info
9$500 - $5,000
1 Under $100
Price on Request
2 Contact Barebrush
6 Not for Sale or Sold

Contact information:
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