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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DANCING by A. Galban Model by Robert Nizamov 
Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang 
Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey Untitled by Michael Parker 
With a twist by Sara Swan reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack We Two by Michael Seif 
Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
side view by Sara Swan Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman 
Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban Torus by Michael Seif 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla 
Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles Model by Robert Nizamov 
Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis 
Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
Grief by Michael Hennessy Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King 
Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price 
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Model by Robert Nizamov 
N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen 
N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
Identity Theft by R. Butler Absence by Matthew Smith 
Rita by Will Maller Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky 
Together by Merrill  Brace Erik by Sara Swan 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 

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All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook Kirliam by Tony Lee 
H2-O by Tony Lee Maia by Jon Rettich 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Looking for Love by Bill Foote Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria 
AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich Off Road Female by R. Butler 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee Spring by Martin Danjue 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price 
N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles 
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop 
Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar Torso 2 by Sara Swan 
Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King 
Blinder by Sima Schloss Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
The Descent by Michael Seif StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey 
Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price Smiling Man by Emily Stedman 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Donna by Ilene Skeen 
December Night by Robin Kappy Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith 
Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
Temps Tendu by Bill Foote Feet Up by Merrill  Brace 
Model by Robert Nizamov Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan 
Human Nature by Penelope Przekop