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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Donna by Ilene Skeen December Night by Robin Kappy 
N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan 
DANCING by A. Galban reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
side view by Sara Swan Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Grief by Michael Hennessy Model by Robert Nizamov 
The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
Together by Merrill  Brace Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop 
H2-O by Tony Lee The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook 
This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith Model by Robert Nizamov 
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla 
Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith 
Identity Theft by R. Butler Feet Up by Merrill  Brace 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Untitled by Michael Parker 
Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla Off Road Female by R. Butler 
Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan Kirliam by Tony Lee 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder We Two by Michael Seif 
Blinder by Sima Schloss States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan Torus by Michael Seif 
Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Model by Robert Nizamov 
Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee The Descent by Michael Seif 

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Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang 
Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar Spring by Martin Danjue 
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif Erik by Sara Swan 
Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price Smiling Man by Emily Stedman 
Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Temps Tendu by Bill Foote 
Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop 
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank Human Nature by Penelope Przekop 
Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino Magical Flight by Chanit Roston 
Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Mysterious by Ilene Skeen Looking for Love by Bill Foote 
StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey Rita by Will Maller 
Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla Absence by Matthew Smith 
N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann 
Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack 
Reclining Muse by Peter King Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 
Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack Model by Robert Nizamov 
With a twist by Sara Swan Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky 
Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee Rooted 2 by Peter King 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price Maia by Jon Rettich 
All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan