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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Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino 
N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
December Night by Robin Kappy Blinder by Sima Schloss 
Kirliam by Tony Lee Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee 
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang 
Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla Reclining Muse by Peter King 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan 
N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee Model by Robert Nizamov 
Spring by Martin Danjue side view by Sara Swan 
Grief by Michael Hennessy Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder Corazón Herido by Tony Lee 
Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price 
Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank 
Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
The Descent by Michael Seif Human Nature by Penelope Przekop 
H2-O by Tony Lee Temps Tendu by Bill Foote 
Maia by Jon Rettich Together by Merrill  Brace 
Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen DANCING by A. Galban 
Donna by Ilene Skeen The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez reclining 2 by Sara Swan 

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Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino 
Model by Robert Nizamov Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft 
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif With a twist by Sara Swan 
Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann 
Absence by Matthew Smith Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
Rooted 2 by Peter King Despair by Cynthia Angeles 
Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop 
Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla 
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen Looking for Love by Bill Foote 
Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook 
Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
Off Road Female by R. Butler Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
We Two by Michael Seif AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich 
Erik by Sara Swan Untitled by Michael Parker 
Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen Identity Theft by R. Butler 
Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace Rita by Will Maller 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky Model by Robert Nizamov 
Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman 
This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop 
STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Model by Robert Nizamov Torus by Michael Seif 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman