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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Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla With a twist by Sara Swan 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook Identity Theft by R. Butler 
Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen side view by Sara Swan 
DANCING by A. Galban Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla 
Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich 
Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino 
Maia by Jon Rettich Blinder by Sima Schloss 
Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino Spring by Martin Danjue 
Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King Human Nature by Penelope Przekop 
Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price 
Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Model by Robert Nizamov 
Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King Torus by Michael Seif 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack Off Road Female by R. Butler 
Mysterious by Ilene Skeen Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank 
Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
Looking for Love by Bill Foote Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles 
December Night by Robin Kappy Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price 
Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price Together by Merrill  Brace 

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STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder We Two by Michael Seif 
Erik by Sara Swan H2-O by Tony Lee 
Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey 
Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan 
Absence by Matthew Smith Model by Robert Nizamov 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Grief by Michael Hennessy 
All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan Kirliam by Tony Lee 
STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price 
Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Temps Tendu by Bill Foote Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee 
This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
Model by Robert Nizamov A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang 
Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith Model by Robert Nizamov 
Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton 
Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen 
reclining 2 by Sara Swan Rita by Will Maller 
Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey Donna by Ilene Skeen 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles The Descent by Michael Seif 
Untitled by Michael Parker