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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Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook 
With a twist by Sara Swan Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen 
Kirliam by Tony Lee Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price Donna by Ilene Skeen 
Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
Temps Tendu by Bill Foote Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino 
Model by Robert Nizamov Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen 
Looking for Love by Bill Foote Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan 
N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang Together by Merrill  Brace 
Identity Theft by R. Butler Grief by Michael Hennessy 
Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan 
Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan Untitled by Michael Parker 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop 
Off Road Female by R. Butler Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
Rooted 2 by Peter King Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino 
This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang 
Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann Feet Up by Merrill  Brace 
Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles Reclining Muse by Peter King 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack 
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
Model by Robert Nizamov Torus by Michael Seif 
Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Layers of Memory by Michael Seif 
Blinder by Sima Schloss Magical Flight by Chanit Roston 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles We Two by Michael Seif 
StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan 

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The Descent by Michael Seif H2-O by Tony Lee 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
Spring by Martin Danjue Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen 
TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria 
The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 
STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder Corazón Herido by Tony Lee 
Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla 
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Rita by Will Maller Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith 
side view by Sara Swan Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee 
Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Maia by Jon Rettich N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla 
Human Nature by Penelope Przekop Erik by Sara Swan 
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack Model by Robert Nizamov 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich 
Absence by Matthew Smith Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder December Night by Robin Kappy 
Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder DANCING by A. Galban 
States of Mind by Chanit Roston Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan 
Model by Robert Nizamov Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price 
Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price