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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Kirliam by Tony Lee El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee 
Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  Blinder by Sima Schloss 
Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack 
Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar Looking for Love by Bill Foote 
Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
Grief by Michael Hennessy Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Maia by Jon Rettich Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino 
Mysterious by Ilene Skeen Model by Robert Nizamov 
Off Road Female by R. Butler H2-O by Tony Lee 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Human Nature by Penelope Przekop Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price 
Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan Despair by Cynthia Angeles 
Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder 
Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith Model by Robert Nizamov 
Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook 
Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban Identity Theft by R. Butler 
Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis Torus by Michael Seif 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop 
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang 
TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee 
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang 
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen Corazón Herido by Tony Lee 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft We Two by Michael Seif 

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With a twist by Sara Swan reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
DANCING by A. Galban Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann 
StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Together by Merrill  Brace side view by Sara Swan 
Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang 
Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey The Descent by Michael Seif 
Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Absence by Matthew Smith 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank 
Spring by Martin Danjue Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla 
Model by Robert Nizamov Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan 
Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King 
Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 
December Night by Robin Kappy N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang 
This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder Untitled by Michael Parker 
Temps Tendu by Bill Foote Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan 
Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan Donna by Ilene Skeen 
Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack 
Erik by Sara Swan N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
Rita by Will Maller Model by Robert Nizamov 
Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla