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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Blinder by Sima Schloss This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Donna by Ilene Skeen Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann 
Model by Robert Nizamov Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith 
Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 
Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
Identity Theft by R. Butler AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee Torus by Michael Seif 
Untitled by Michael Parker Together by Merrill  Brace 
Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles 
Kirliam by Tony Lee Model by Robert Nizamov 
Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price 
Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
Temps Tendu by Bill Foote N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang 
Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  Magical Flight by Chanit Roston 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino Looking for Love by Bill Foote 
Off Road Female by R. Butler Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee Absence by Matthew Smith 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Erik by Sara Swan 
STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky 
Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan Model by Robert Nizamov 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder H2-O by Tony Lee 
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop Human Nature by Penelope Przekop 
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang 

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Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis 
December Night by Robin Kappy Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles The Descent by Michael Seif 
Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey DANCING by A. Galban 
STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder Model by Robert Nizamov 
Grief by Michael Hennessy With a twist by Sara Swan 
Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino 
The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank 
Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
States of Mind by Chanit Roston A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin 
Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen 
Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith Feet Up by Merrill  Brace 
Spring by Martin Danjue N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang 
side view by Sara Swan Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King 
Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen We Two by Michael Seif 
Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria Maia by Jon Rettich 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla 
Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan Rita by Will Maller 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee 
Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack