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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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AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich Torso 2 by Sara Swan 
Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla Layers of Memory by Michael Seif 
Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen Spring by Martin Danjue 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino We Two by Michael Seif 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky 
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price Despair by Cynthia Angeles 
Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith With a twist by Sara Swan 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Rita by Will Maller 
Model by Robert Nizamov The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Model by Robert Nizamov 
Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen H2-O by Tony Lee 
Off Road Female by R. Butler Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan 
Mysterious by Ilene Skeen Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla 
Model by Robert Nizamov Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price Absence by Matthew Smith 
N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price 
Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang 
Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar side view by Sara Swan 
December Night by Robin Kappy Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen 
Donna by Ilene Skeen Grief by Michael Hennessy 
StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price Erik by Sara Swan 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 

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Untitled by Michael Parker The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook 
Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
DANCING by A. Galban Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen 
Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg Smiling Man by Emily Stedman 
Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop 
Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder 
Together by Merrill  Brace Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
Identity Theft by R. Butler reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
Human Nature by Penelope Przekop Looking for Love by Bill Foote 
Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank 
Temps Tendu by Bill Foote Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King 
Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith Maia by Jon Rettich 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack 
Blinder by Sima Schloss Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman 
All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 
Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee Kirliam by Tony Lee 
Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann 
The Descent by Michael Seif STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder 
Model by Robert Nizamov States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
Torus by Michael Seif Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan 
TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder