Gallery Show

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My N*de Valentine was the first-ever “brick & mortar” gallery show for N*des-of-the-Month, the monthly, world-wide online art calendar contest. Hosted by Barebrush.com at Rogue Space | Chelsea in New York City, there were 46 artists participating with art coming from the US as well as Australia, Panama, Russia, and Spain. The public was invited! Many came out to see this art in person. We sold out of the books at the show, but you can buy it online (below, limited time only).

Will we do it again? Well, that's the idea!

Dates

Thursday, February 10 through Sunday, February 13, 2011


Thursday, February 10, 6-9pm — Reception

Friday, February 11, 10am-6pm — Meet the Artists Gallery Hours

Saturday, February 12:

10am-6pm — Meet the Artists Gallery Hours

1-3pm — Artists’ Circle Discussion and Interviews

Sunday, February 13:

noon-5pm — Meet the Artists Gallery Hours

4pm — Awards Presentation

Location

Rogue Space|Chelsea, 526 West 26th Street, 9th Fl, New York, NY 10001

Sales

100% to the artist, no commissions

Awards

Peoples’ Choice
Curators’ Choice Nominees
Best in Show

About Rogue Space|Chelsea

RogueSpace (“the gallery”) is a premier gallery and exhibition space. Located in the West Chelsea Building, the gallery is in the heart of the Chelsea art district which has become one of the most popular destinations for New York art lovers.

About Barebrush.com

Barebrush.com is a worldwide monthly art calendar contest and exhibition. Each artist member gets a personal gallery page to show his or her work. Art for the calendars is selected by guest curators. Artists gain recognition for their work and win prizes. Online since 2006 with Barebrush N*des-of-the-Month. Barebrush founder and CEO, Ilene Skeen states:

Barebrush is absolutely committed to the guest curator approach and to helping artists find collectors and make connections with galleries. Artists succeed by getting people excited about their work. This includes dealers, collectors, other artists, and art professionals. I believe that Barebrush is supplying a unique service: validation of art of the nude by a wide variety of well-respected art professionals. In addition, it it evident that the public especially enjoys the monthly calendars. By demonstrating success at Barebrush, we move toward our goal of increasing the awareness, appreciation and acceptance of the art of the nude.

Ms. Skeen adds this message: “The underlying mission of Barebrush is about personal liberty. There’s a lot of censorship and antagonism towards the art of the nude in the US and even in New York. To me, the art of the nude is about our shared humanity and personal freedom. I hope that promoting it in a non-threatening and positive way will open people’s minds to the fact that it is important to stand up for all of our personal freedoms and the individual right to choose the art one holds dear.”

Barebrush.com is owned and operated by ILS Designs, LLC, New York, NY.

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Model by Robert Nizamov Off Road Female by R. Butler 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft DANCING by A. Galban 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban Blinder by Sima Schloss 
Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang December Night by Robin Kappy 
AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey 
Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price Despair by Cynthia Angeles 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Model by Robert Nizamov 
Kirliam by Tony Lee Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
With a twist by Sara Swan Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King 
reclining 2 by Sara Swan Torso 2 by Sara Swan 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria 
Model by Robert Nizamov El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee 
Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
We Two by Michael Seif Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla Human Nature by Penelope Przekop 
Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang 
Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin 
Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop 
Model by Robert Nizamov Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang 

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All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles 
Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky Together by Merrill  Brace 
States of Mind by Chanit Roston Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
Spring by Martin Danjue Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Absence by Matthew Smith Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
H2-O by Tony Lee Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Torus by Michael Seif 
Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS side view by Sara Swan 
Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop 
Maia by Jon Rettich Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
Looking for Love by Bill Foote Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan 
Temps Tendu by Bill Foote Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif The Descent by Michael Seif 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman Erik by Sara Swan 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino 
Identity Theft by R. Butler Grief by Michael Hennessy 
Untitled by Michael Parker Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen 
Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla Rita by Will Maller 
N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King 
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla Donna by Ilene Skeen 
Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 
Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee