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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TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Kirliam by Tony Lee 
Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 
Absence by Matthew Smith Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan 
All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee 
Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith 
Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman 
Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
H2-O by Tony Lee N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang 
Human Nature by Penelope Przekop Feet Up by Merrill  Brace 
Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria Erik by Sara Swan 
Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
Identity Theft by R. Butler Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop 
Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
Untitled by Michael Parker Model by Robert Nizamov 
Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
Blinder by Sima Schloss STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
Torus by Michael Seif Model by Robert Nizamov 
We Two by Michael Seif Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price 
This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith With a twist by Sara Swan 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack 

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Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  Off Road Female by R. Butler 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook Model by Robert Nizamov 
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
side view by Sara Swan Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
DANCING by A. Galban Looking for Love by Bill Foote 
Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Maia by Jon Rettich Together by Merrill  Brace 
Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino Magical Flight by Chanit Roston 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif The Descent by Michael Seif 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla 
December Night by Robin Kappy Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Despair by Cynthia Angeles 
Temps Tendu by Bill Foote Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Spring by Martin Danjue Rita by Will Maller 
Grief by Michael Hennessy Model by Robert Nizamov 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee 
Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang 
Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey 
Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
Donna by Ilene Skeen