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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Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price Human Nature by Penelope Przekop 
Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder 
Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop 
Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton Donna by Ilene Skeen 
Identity Theft by R. Butler Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank 
Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky The Descent by Michael Seif 
Looking for Love by Bill Foote Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack 
This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith DANCING by A. Galban 
Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis 
We Two by Michael Seif Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman 
Model by Robert Nizamov Model by Robert Nizamov 
Model by Robert Nizamov Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop 
Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria With a twist by Sara Swan 
Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen 
Maia by Jon Rettich The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder Rita by Will Maller 
N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang Model by Robert Nizamov 
Reclining Muse by Peter King Torus by Michael Seif 
Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey Despair by Cynthia Angeles 
Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang 
Temps Tendu by Bill Foote A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin 
Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price 
Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 

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Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace December Night by Robin Kappy 
Spring by Martin Danjue Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla 
Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack 
Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan Grief by Michael Hennessy 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder 
H2-O by Tony Lee Blinder by Sima Schloss 
N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang Off Road Female by R. Butler 
Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
Erik by Sara Swan Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
Rooted 2 by Peter King El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee 
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif Torso 2 by Sara Swan 
Untitled by Michael Parker Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles 
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen side view by Sara Swan 
Together by Merrill  Brace All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan 
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino 
Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop Absence by Matthew Smith 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan 
N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman Kirliam by Tony Lee 
StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey