The Listings

Art is listed in a blog format, latest listing first. A click on the entry in the Art Log opens a page with a larger image and full description. To see the barebrush Art Log, click here. The list of artists has three sections: Featured Artists, Active Artists and Artists in Calendars. Each artist appears alphabetically on the appropriate lists. Barebrush provides each artist with a personal Barebrush Gallery to showcase the artwork (click on the artist's name to see the gallery for that artist). The Barebrush Gallery provides a convenient, personal link to send to contacts and collectors. The artist of the day appears in the menu (above).

N*des-of-the-month and New Calendar Contests

The N*des-of-the-Month is a juried online exhibition of the art selected from the entries in the Art Log. In November 2011, we added two new calendars: PhotoArt N*des-of-the-Month and Best-of-the-Rest (all non-nude genres). The exhibitions are presented on the web in a unique calendar format, one artwork per day of the month per calendar. Art which is selected for a calendar stays on the site permanently appearing in the current month and then as part of the BAREBRUSH archives. The N*des-of-the-Month art calendar contest has been published at since 2006. Each month a guest art professional curator selects the nominees for the Curators Choice Awards. Winners of the Curators Choice Awards receive additional recognition and prizes.

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Rules and procedure for the Barebrush Juried Art Calendar Shows:

Members upload art to the website. Each month, the number of artworks selected for the calendars is equal to the number of days in the month times the number of calendars (presently 3).

To be considered for the N*des-of-the-month contests, the artwork must represent art of the nude, meaning people. All artwork is posted in the Art Log, but only nudes qualify for the N*des-of-the-Month contests. Multiple nudes are okay, of course.

Rules and procedure for Juried Calendar Exhibitions:

Because the Barebrush is an efficient and convenient place to display art to collectors and dealers, Barebrush was redesigned in 2009 to accept more art genres. Artists who wish to display their art show them in their gallery page. This includes work related to the nude figure or not: clothed figures, denuded forests, bare branches, landscapes, portraits, still lifes, genre paintings, abstracts, etc. In this way, viewers can become acquainted with and enjoy the full extent of the artist's creativity.

In May 2010, Barebrush opened a call for six new genres: portraits, people in clothes, animals, landscapes, still lifes, and abstracts. In November 2011, we launched two new calendar series to provide more opportunities for artists to win calendar placement and succeed in raising interest in their art and art careers. The photography/digital nude art calendar, called PhotoArt N*des, now separates the art which is primarily photographic into its own series. In addition, although we do not yet have enough submissions to make a calendar for each genre, we do have enough to make a calendar of them all. Thus, Barebrush launched a new calendar series, Best-of-the-Rest — art of the six new genres together. See the current competition info: call for entries.

Barebrush is dedicated to providing an online venue to show art at a reasonable price. Art lovers may also buy art directly on the website in our Artists' Market.

Barebrush and Barebrush artists — getting better together.

BAREBRUSH welcomes all media, all styles. However, please note that BAREBRUSH reserves the right to reject any artwork. BAREBRUSH is committed to maintain the quality of the website for the viewing and collecting public.

Barebrush welcomes all media, all styles: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video stills, mixed media, found objects, etc. The genres are: nude, portrait, landscape abstract, still life, clothed people, animals. No pornography (see our terms of use).

Membership Features and Options: is a website dedicated to the art of the nude and to increasing public awareness, acceptance and appreciation of art of the nude in particular and contemporary artists generally. Membership on the site is free, and listing art on the site for 60 days is a nominal cost of $1 per artwork. There is a $10 minimum for 10 listings which can be used all at once or over time at the artist’s option. There is no pre-set monthly charge. Listings may be renewed automatically or allowed to expire (artist's option). Interested collectors may contact the artist or dealer directly about the artworks. Commissions are not charged on sales unless Barebrush is directly involved in the sales process, also at the artist's option. The Featured Artist page is an optional extra offered only to artists who have been in 6 or more N*des-of-the-Month calendars.

Also on the site is an Art News & Events blog which presents opportunities, events and news in the world of the nude in art.

Privacy and bulk mail:

Barebrush respects your privacy. For our privacy policy, click here. Barebrush sends one general newsletter per month, called the BAREBRUSH BLAST which relays news of site events and developments. Members may unsubscribe. Barebrush does not sell or rent members' names to anyone. However, as with any active and popular website, spammers occasionally send mail pretending to be from Barebrush or from Barebrush CEO, Ilene Skeen. In general, Barebrush does not send any mail with attachments. If you think you may be receiving fraudulent email with a Barebrush return address, do not open the attachment. Kindly use our "Contact Us" form to let us know. If you can, please forward the email you received with the subject "Possible Spam" to Ilene Skeen, iskeen--iskeen--com. (We are not entering the actual address here to prevent robot spammers from getting it. Use the "at sign" and "dot" substitutions, please).

Terms of Use:

You must agree to our terms of use. You must be 18 or over to use this site. For terms of use, click here.

Our terms of use were revised in 2009. Revisions are incorporated into the full text of the document and are also set forth below for your convenience.

(paragraph added 3/24/2009):

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Your interest in barebrush is very important to us and we want your experience with our site to reflect our consideration for your preferences when dealing with third-party advertisers. Please note that your use of the "Opt out" selection at Google's site will apply to all of your interaction with Google advertising anywhere on the internet and is not specifically against or about Google has required advertising websites to inform their viewers. Barebrush is trying to make it easy for you to understand what's going on and easy to opt out if you so desire.


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About Ilene Skeen and

Ilene Skeen is 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....[more]