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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Layers of Memory by Michael Seif Together by Merrill  Brace 
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan 
Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann Spring by Martin Danjue 
N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 
Grief by Michael Hennessy Off Road Female by R. Butler 
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft 
Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla 
Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman Model by Robert Nizamov 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price 
Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky 
N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
We Two by Michael Seif Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen 
Absence by Matthew Smith STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder 
December Night by Robin Kappy Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria 
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop 
Identity Theft by R. Butler Model by Robert Nizamov 
AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich Untitled by Michael Parker 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith 
Model by Robert Nizamov Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Temps Tendu by Bill Foote 
Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 

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DANCING by A. Galban All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan 
Maia by Jon Rettich Donna by Ilene Skeen 
Looking for Love by Bill Foote Rooted 2 by Peter King 
STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder Despair by Cynthia Angeles 
Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino 
With a twist by Sara Swan Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
Human Nature by Penelope Przekop Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
Rita by Will Maller Reclining Muse by Peter King 
Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
Torus by Michael Seif Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace side view by Sara Swan 
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
Erik by Sara Swan El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee 
Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder 
The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack 
H2-O by Tony Lee Smiling Man by Emily Stedman 
Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan Kirliam by Tony Lee 
StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
Blinder by Sima Schloss Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack 
Model by Robert Nizamov Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee 
Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook 
This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith The Descent by Michael Seif 
Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen