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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STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop 
Absence by Matthew Smith Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price 
Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith 
Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino Model by Robert Nizamov 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace With a twist by Sara Swan 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack 
side view by Sara Swan Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan 
Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen Torso 2 by Sara Swan 
Blinder by Sima Schloss Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino 
Maia by Jon Rettich Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria Rita by Will Maller 
STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder Layers of Memory by Michael Seif 
Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla H2-O by Tony Lee 
Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen 
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith Magical Flight by Chanit Roston 
Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan 
Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
Temps Tendu by Bill Foote Together by Merrill  Brace 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla 
Model by Robert Nizamov Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank 
Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar Identity Theft by R. Butler 
StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price 
December Night by Robin Kappy Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles Off Road Female by R. Butler 

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STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
Untitled by Michael Parker DANCING by A. Galban 
Kirliam by Tony Lee N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang 
Donna by Ilene Skeen N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang 
Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban Corazón Herido by Tony Lee 
All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla 
TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Grief by Michael Hennessy 
The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton Model by Robert Nizamov 
We Two by Michael Seif Erik by Sara Swan 
Torus by Michael Seif Model by Robert Nizamov 
Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino 
Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles 
Spring by Martin Danjue Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Human Nature by Penelope Przekop 
The Descent by Michael Seif Looking for Love by Bill Foote 
Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee 
Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
reclining 2 by Sara Swan