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"COLLAGE NO. 1" by William Thierfelder
December 2016 — BAREBRUSH presents Best-of-the-Rest calendar for December 2016. Barebrush offers the best art gallery and art contest, online since 2006. A total of 350 artworks were entered by 46 artists world-wide. Barebrush guest curator, Sherry Camhy, Art Students League, selected the art and chose the Curators’ Choice nominees. A total of 30 artists represent the 31 artworks for the 31 days in December. Three of the artworks were selected as nominees for the Curators’ Choice awards. Winners will be determined based on voting by the curators. Viewers can see the Best-of-the-Rest calendar on the website.

The 30 artists for December 2016 are: 1* William Thierfelder, 2 Taehyub Lee, 3 Robert Markey, 4 Robert Buckley, 5 Dan Simoneau, ISAP, 6* Tim Woodhouse, 7 Tracey Padron, 8 Alex Tolstoy, 9 Jerry Ralya, 10 Seonyoung Kim, 11 Penelope Przekop, 12 Jon Rettich, 13 Donelli J. DiMaria, 14 Marie-Paule Martin, 15 Jean Marcellino, 16 Patricia McDermond, 17* Will Ellis, 18 Mateus Costa, 19 Jean Marcellino, 20 Ilene Skeen, 21 Darlene Kuhne, 22 Tony Lee, 23 William Zuback, 24 Richard Bulman, 25 Neal Smithwillow, 26 Donald Kolberg, 27 Pacifico Palumbo, 28 Chanit Roston, 29 Peter Wong King, 30 Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, 31 Damir May.

About the December 2016 Calendar

"un done" by Tim Woodhouse
Spirit and Wisdom: Finding Peace of Mind for Year-End. #3 -- Guest curator, Sherry Camhy, is an artist, author and teacher. Her work is in the permanent collection of several museums and has been featured in art magazines as well as museum and gallery shows. As an artist-in-training, Ms. Camhy was class monitor to a world-famous anatomy teacher and author. Her latest contribution to art history is the publication of her lecture notes and drawings from his classes. About this gorgeous and impressive book, Robert Beverly Hale, she says,

Ever since I started teaching, I have attempted to carry on the tradition of his knowledge, wisdom and spirit in my art.

Look closely at each artwork in December to allow yourself to delight in that same spirit and wisdom from Sherry Camhy.

Ms. Camhy selected 3 Curators’ Choice nominees for December, (starred dates in the list): 1* COLLAGE NO. 1 (mixed media) by William Thierfelder of Portland, OR; 6* un done (charcoal/carbon) by Tim Woodhouse of , TX; 17* Clay Head #1 (sculpture) by Will Ellis of New York, NY.

"Clay Head #1" by Will Ellis
Artworks making their calendar debut: 5. One artist is making a calendar debut, Robert Buckley of Roosevelt Island, NY.

Thirteen artworks are being retired, having now appeared in three calendars: Power At Work, No.11 by Elizabeth Sowell-Zak of New York, NY; Big Sur by Chanit Roston of , NY; The Two by Jean Marcellino of New York, NY; JUNO (self portrait) by Damir May of Vienna, AUSTRIA; Catalyst on a Rock by Ilene Skeen of New York, NY; Close Up by Peter Wong King of Cochiti Lake, NM; Red Horse by Pacifico Palumbo of Colrain , MA; Mavis in Coordinated Black Prints by Patricia McDermond of Peekskill, NY; Shadow of a Dream by Dan Simoneau, ISAP of Kenosha, WI; Cup match by Neal Smithwillow of San Miguel de Allende, MEXICO; Thames by Marie-Paule Martin of New York City, NY; Midnight by William Zuback of West Allis, WI; My Portrait by Darlene Kuhne of Arvada, CO.

Art for this calendar comes from 13 states, Panama, Mexico and Austria.

About the Barebrush Art Calendar Contests

Three artists, indicated by asterisks (*), are nominated for the Curators’ Choice Awards. Barebrush curators (past and present) vote on the Curators’ Choice nominees. The top artist receives an additional prize. Selection limits and prizes are determined dynamically based on the number of entries. See the call page for more information.

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/Central8FL, IL, MA, PA, VA, VT
West8CO, NM, OR, TX, WA, WI
International3AUSTRIA, MEXICO, Panama

Price Ranges # More Info
11$500 - $5,000
1 Over $5,000
1 Under $100
Price on Request
3 Contact Barebrush
3 Not for Sale or Sold

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