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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Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan Off Road Female by R. Butler 
Maia by Jon Rettich N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan Model by Robert Nizamov 
Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King Torus by Michael Seif 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder side view by Sara Swan 
Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder 
Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen Smiling Man by Emily Stedman 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton 
reclining 2 by Sara Swan Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez H2-O by Tony Lee 
Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
Identity Theft by R. Butler States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen 
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank Spring by Martin Danjue 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Absence by Matthew Smith 
Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan Donna by Ilene Skeen 
Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin 
With a twist by Sara Swan Temps Tendu by Bill Foote 
Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price 
AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
Erik by Sara Swan Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla 
Blinder by Sima Schloss Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop 

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Rita by Will Maller Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman 
N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King 
Untitled by Michael Parker StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey 
Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Layers of Memory by Michael Seif 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack Grief by Michael Hennessy 
Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria 
Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder December Night by Robin Kappy 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan 
Human Nature by Penelope Przekop We Two by Michael Seif 
Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee Model by Robert Nizamov 
Looking for Love by Bill Foote N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang 
Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith DANCING by A. Galban 
STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace The Descent by Michael Seif 
Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee 
Model by Robert Nizamov Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan Together by Merrill  Brace 
Model by Robert Nizamov Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith 
Kirliam by Tony Lee