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THE NAKED BRUSH
ORIGINALLY A THRILLING RIDE IN WHICH THE ARTIST, TERRE RYBOVICH, GAMBLED HER OWN TIME, MONEY AND GOOD NAME TO VISIT DOZENS OF GALLERIES IN NORTH AMERICA WITH THE AIM OF EXHIBITING AND SELLING HER LARGE CHARCOAL DRAWINGS. NOW THE RIDE TAKES US EVEN DEEPER, INTO THE HEART OF THE ARTIST'S CREATIVE PROCESS, INCLUDING ART-MAKING, WINE AND MUSIC.

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NAKED BRUSH PONDERS 2009

How we love to think we can plan our lives! Chances are we can't even map the next five minutes (and as I write this the phone rings and my day is changed). Yet we persist in thinking our plan rules the day.

As soon as I bought the plane tickets for Phase 1 of The Naked Brush Tour last summer, my mom's health declined. Late Christmas Eve she died. It was, as they say, a blessing. Still it hurts like hell.

It has been months since I reported on my visits to select galleries in search of representation for my large charcoal drawings. I have successfully concluded Phase 1, traveling to Montreal, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Scottsdale and Atlanta. In every city I met with dealers who seem interested in both my drawings and my tour. It seems premature to start to generalize—I need to finish reporting on the last three visits first. But clearly the amount of work entailed by my protocol was more than I anticipated.

The good news is we still have lots of ground to cover, reporting on trips made and hypothesizing about trips to come. Without a doubt the economy casts a lackluster light when it casts any at all.

But art is long; we know that.

Holland Cotter's look back at the art world in 2008 for the New York Times is entitled "Out With the Fat, In With the Hungry" (Dec. 21, 2008). Typically insightful and original, he says, "In the past eight years American art and American politics had a lot in common. Both favored big money, insularity and retrograde conservatism. Now some changes."

"…Important to remember: The last crash opened the art world's tightly guarded gates to a wave of upstart talent and radical new ways of thinking. That was great. It could happen again."

We live in hope.

And we work to make it real.

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