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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Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann 
Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
Mysterious by Ilene Skeen Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft Kirliam by Tony Lee 
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King 
STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder The Descent by Michael Seif 
Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder 
December Night by Robin Kappy The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton 
Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  Model by Robert Nizamov 
Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook 
Absence by Matthew Smith Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles 
reclining 2 by Sara Swan Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Erik by Sara Swan Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis 
Model by Robert Nizamov STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder 
States of Mind by Chanit Roston Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop 
N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang Maia by Jon Rettich 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Torus by Michael Seif 
TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen 
We Two by Michael Seif Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan Model by Robert Nizamov 
Model by Robert Nizamov Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla 
Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack 

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Grief by Michael Hennessy Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Identity Theft by R. Butler Temps Tendu by Bill Foote 
Rita by Will Maller Untitled by Michael Parker 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan 
With a twist by Sara Swan N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang 
Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban Smiling Man by Emily Stedman 
Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky Together by Merrill  Brace 
DANCING by A. Galban Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla 
Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Blinder by Sima Schloss 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla Donna by Ilene Skeen 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan 
Human Nature by Penelope Przekop Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
H2-O by Tony Lee Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino 
Looking for Love by Bill Foote Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman 
Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey 
Off Road Female by R. Butler Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan 
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Spring by Martin Danjue Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank 
AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
side view by Sara Swan Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan 
Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith