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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Identity Theft by R. Butler Untitled by Michael Parker 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Human Nature by Penelope Przekop 
Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla 
Grief by Michael Hennessy Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Kirliam by Tony Lee Donna by Ilene Skeen 
H2-O by Tony Lee Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan Torus by Michael Seif 
N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack 
Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
Maia by Jon Rettich Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop 
Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price 
Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman We Two by Michael Seif 
Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar DANCING by A. Galban 
STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
Looking for Love by Bill Foote Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla 
States of Mind by Chanit Roston side view by Sara Swan 
Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith 
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky Layers of Memory by Michael Seif 
The Descent by Michael Seif StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey 
N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Together by Merrill  Brace 
Blinder by Sima Schloss Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan 
N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang With a twist by Sara Swan 

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Off Road Female by R. Butler Corazón Herido by Tony Lee 
Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 
Temps Tendu by Bill Foote STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder 
Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla December Night by Robin Kappy 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook Model by Robert Nizamov 
Erik by Sara Swan All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Spring by Martin Danjue 
Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee 
STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann 
Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack Smiling Man by Emily Stedman 
Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan 
Model by Robert Nizamov Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen 
Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 
Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop 
Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria 
Rita by Will Maller Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Absence by Matthew Smith Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price Model by Robert Nizamov 
Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith Model by Robert Nizamov 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez