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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Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen DANCING by A. Galban 
StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen 
Model by Robert Nizamov Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith 
Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack 
Spring by Martin Danjue Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price 
Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
Erik by Sara Swan Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Model by Robert Nizamov Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
Torus by Michael Seif A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin 
States of Mind by Chanit Roston Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria 
Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla Model by Robert Nizamov 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan 
Human Nature by Penelope Przekop STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
Looking for Love by Bill Foote Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
Kirliam by Tony Lee Corazón Herido by Tony Lee 
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang 
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Despair by Cynthia Angeles 
The Descent by Michael Seif The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
We Two by Michael Seif reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich Together by Merrill  Brace 

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Blinder by Sima Schloss Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price Absence by Matthew Smith 
Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
Off Road Female by R. Butler Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky 
Maia by Jon Rettich All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan 
Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman Model by Robert Nizamov 
Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg 
H2-O by Tony Lee Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis 
December Night by Robin Kappy Rita by Will Maller 
Identity Theft by R. Butler Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan With a twist by Sara Swan 
N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang Donna by Ilene Skeen 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang 
Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee 
Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino Torso 2 by Sara Swan 
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop Grief by Michael Hennessy 
N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino Temps Tendu by Bill Foote 
Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan 
Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 
Untitled by Michael Parker STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder 
Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
side view by Sara Swan Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft 
Smiling Man by Emily Stedman