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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Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Off Road Female by R. Butler 
Rita by Will Maller Kirliam by Tony Lee 
side view by Sara Swan Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen 
Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
Looking for Love by Bill Foote Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan 
Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price Torus by Michael Seif 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook Erik by Sara Swan 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey H2-O by Tony Lee 
Spring by Martin Danjue Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen 
Blinder by Sima Schloss AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich 
Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang 
We Two by Michael Seif Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop 
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft 
Model by Robert Nizamov Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
reclining 2 by Sara Swan Temps Tendu by Bill Foote 
States of Mind by Chanit Roston Despair by Cynthia Angeles 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton 
Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla 

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Maia by Jon Rettich Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky 
Donna by Ilene Skeen TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
December Night by Robin Kappy Grief by Michael Hennessy 
Identity Theft by R. Butler Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla 
Mysterious by Ilene Skeen Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop 
Model by Robert Nizamov Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
Model by Robert Nizamov Together by Merrill  Brace 
The Descent by Michael Seif This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang 
Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop Layers of Memory by Michael Seif 
Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis 
Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann 
Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder 
Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg Model by Robert Nizamov 
Untitled by Michael Parker N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles 
N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack 
Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino Corazón Herido by Tony Lee 
Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar Human Nature by Penelope Przekop 
Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee With a twist by Sara Swan 
DANCING by A. Galban El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee 
Absence by Matthew Smith