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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Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan 
Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla 
Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price Blinder by Sima Schloss 
The Descent by Michael Seif Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack 
States of Mind by Chanit Roston Rooted 2 by Peter King 
Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder Feet Up by Merrill  Brace 
All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank 
Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen 
Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
Model by Robert Nizamov Despair by Cynthia Angeles 
Model by Robert Nizamov This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang 
Spring by Martin Danjue Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky 
N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
Erik by Sara Swan Looking for Love by Bill Foote 
Together by Merrill  Brace Temps Tendu by Bill Foote 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen 
Absence by Matthew Smith AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen 
Grief by Michael Hennessy Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
December Night by Robin Kappy Magical Flight by Chanit Roston 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Torso 2 by Sara Swan 
Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price Layers of Memory by Michael Seif 

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Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee side view by Sara Swan 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 
Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton 
Reclining Muse by Peter King Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles 
Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
Donna by Ilene Skeen N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen 
We Two by Michael Seif StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey 
Off Road Female by R. Butler El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee 
Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop 
TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann 
Mysterious by Ilene Skeen Kirliam by Tony Lee 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Maia by Jon Rettich 
Torus by Michael Seif DANCING by A. Galban 
reclining 2 by Sara Swan H2-O by Tony Lee 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Rita by Will Maller Model by Robert Nizamov 
Identity Theft by R. Butler The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook 
Model by Robert Nizamov With a twist by Sara Swan 
Human Nature by Penelope Przekop Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla 
Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS Untitled by Michael Parker 
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan Corazón Herido by Tony Lee 
Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen