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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Looking for Love by Bill Foote Torso 2 by Sara Swan 
Spring by Martin Danjue Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Rita by Will Maller Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey 
N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang Untitled by Michael Parker 
Reclining Muse by Peter King Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino Donna by Ilene Skeen 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price 
Absence by Matthew Smith Together by Merrill  Brace 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee Model by Robert Nizamov 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price 
N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
Erik by Sara Swan Model by Robert Nizamov 
Blinder by Sima Schloss This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 
Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen side view by Sara Swan 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith 
December Night by Robin Kappy Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 
Grief by Michael Hennessy Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla 
STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop 

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All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
reclining 2 by Sara Swan Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
DANCING by A. Galban Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack 
Rooted 2 by Peter King Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla 
Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan Human Nature by Penelope Przekop 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Kirliam by Tony Lee 
Model by Robert Nizamov Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman 
The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton H2-O by Tony Lee 
Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann Layers of Memory by Michael Seif 
Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank The Descent by Michael Seif 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria Magical Flight by Chanit Roston 
We Two by Michael Seif Torus by Michael Seif 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price 
Maia by Jon Rettich Identity Theft by R. Butler 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith 
N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky 
Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles With a twist by Sara Swan 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Temps Tendu by Bill Foote 
Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee Off Road Female by R. Butler 
Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop Model by Robert Nizamov 
Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen