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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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Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Blinder by Sima Schloss 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 
The Descent by Michael Seif TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen Smiling Man by Emily Stedman 
side view by Sara Swan DANCING by A. Galban 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace Corazón Herido by Tony Lee 
Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles Magical Flight by Chanit Roston 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop 
Model by Robert Nizamov N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang 
Model by Robert Nizamov H2-O by Tony Lee 
December Night by Robin Kappy AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich 
Spring by Martin Danjue Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan 
Model by Robert Nizamov Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang 
Together by Merrill  Brace Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif Temps Tendu by Bill Foote 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles 
Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
Rita by Will Maller Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King 
Donna by Ilene Skeen With a twist by Sara Swan 
Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan 
Maia by Jon Rettich Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee 

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Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton Erik by Sara Swan 
States of Mind by Chanit Roston Grief by Michael Hennessy 
Torus by Michael Seif Identity Theft by R. Butler 
Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria 
We Two by Michael Seif Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen 
Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis 
Human Nature by Penelope Przekop reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
Untitled by Michael Parker Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft 
Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey 
Looking for Love by Bill Foote Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang Model by Robert Nizamov 
Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla 
Kirliam by Tony Lee This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee 
Mysterious by Ilene Skeen Absence by Matthew Smith 
Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman 
Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank Off Road Female by R. Butler 
STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price 
N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price