Monday, March 05, 2007

Barebrsush Call For Entries

Below is an email from Ilene at Barebrush. If you paint, sculpt or draw nudes Barebrush is a great site.

Aloha, Kathy
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Dear Members,

Here is the Call for entries for April 2007. I am very excited about this show. ACA is an 'old-time' well-established gallery with an A-list of collectors. Also in March, barebrush has a 1/3 page ad in the NY Gallery Guide, in addition to the regular impact ad (p 59, big ad & p 43 impact ad).

I'm looking forward to seeing lots of great art for this show.

Regards to all,


Deadline March 23. All visual artists are encouraged to submit art of the nude to the for selection by Mikaela Sardo Lamarche, Curator, ACA Galleries, New York, for the April 2007 N*des-of-the-Month exhibition.

New York, NY – March 5, 2007. announces today that Mikaela Sardo Lamarche, curator at ACA Galleries of New York will select and curate the April 2007 N*des-of-the-Month virtual exhibition. The entry deadline for the April 2007 calendar is March 23. Art must be uploaded to on or before March 23 to be eligible for the April exhibition. "I am extremely pleased that Mikaela and ACA Galleries are interested in the barebrush project," says Ilene Skeen, founder and CEO. "ACA has a long history of supporting art of the human condition. Mikaela has a wonderful eye as well as being a terrific person to know. It is a privilege to make this announcement."

About Mikaela Sardo Lamarche and ACA Galleries

ACA Galleries, established in 1932, specializes in 19th and 20th century American Art, Modern and Contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture including American Impressionism, Stieglitz Circle, Ashcan School, 14th Street School, Regionalism, WPA, American Abstraction, Social Realism and Abstract Expressionism.

Mikaela is responsible for organizing all special thematic and historical exhibitions as well as traveling shows for ACA Galleries. Since 2004 she has curated numerous exhibitions including the first retrospective in over 40 years of the artist, Francis Luis Mora, as well as Continuum: Celebrating the 130th Anniversary of the Art Students League of New York and Masters of Tempera, a survey of 20th century American tempera painters. Currently she has two traveling exhibitions on view; African American Masters at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey and Jon Schueler: The Sign of the Gale, at the Opalka Gallery of the Sage Colleges in Albany, New York.
When asked to provide some insight into her approach to the April calendar, Mikaela wrote,

"For the April exhibition on, I am looking for originality among the individual artists. I would like to see artworks that enlarge the boundaries of the genre and somehow move beyond the classically inspired and stylized nudes that we typically associate with the genre."

About -- dedicated to the art of the nude is a start-up website dedicated exclusively to the art of the nude. Membership on the site is free, and entering listing art in the "Art Log" on the site for 30 days is also free. The N*des-of-the-Month is a virtual juried exhibition of the art selected from the entries in the “Art Log” by a different guest art professional each month. The exhibition is presented on the web in a unique calendar format. Also on the site is an “Art News & Events” blog which presents opportunities, events and news in the world of the nude in art. There are some nominally-priced optional extras. For example, a 60-day listing costs $1 and automatically enters the artwork into 2 successive N*des-of-the-Month contests.

The N*des-of-the-Month exhibition series began in September 2006 with an exhibition curated by Brigitte Saint-Ouen, founder and director of Gramercy 32 Fine Arts. All previous calendars are still live in the archives of The current calendar, March 2007, was curated by Bob Hogge, director of Monkdogz Urban Art.

“I want to increase the acceptability and interest in the art of the nude. Unlike many other websites, recognizes the importance of the dealer in the art process. With, I am trying to widen public awareness of, access to and appreciation for the art of the nude. I want to help artists to find dealers, help dealers to find collectors, help collectors to find enjoyment and help us all find each other.” says Ilene Skeen, a native of NYC, who has a unique background: artist, MBA, business systems designer, and graduate anthropologist. Ilene is a resident artist member of the Salmagundi Club and former chairman of the Curator's Committee.
In February 2007, barebrush experienced a record 360,000 hits and 30,000 page views. Unique visitors exceed 10,000 for 2007. The site is averaging over 12,000 hits daily.

Contact information:

Ilene Skeen
372 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7D
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 917-806-7992
dedicated to the art of the nude

Mikaela Sardo Lamarche
Curator: ACA Galleries
529 West 20th St
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10001

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Ilene Skeen
ILS Designs, LLC
372 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7D
New York, NY 10018

Tel: 917-806-7992
dedicated to the art of the nude

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