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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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Together by Merrill  Brace Torus by Michael Seif 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen Temps Tendu by Bill Foote 
Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla Donna by Ilene Skeen 
AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack 
Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino 
Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook Grief by Michael Hennessy 
Model by Robert Nizamov Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan 
Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin 
Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann reclining 2 by Sara Swan 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla 
Maia by Jon Rettich Blinder by Sima Schloss 
N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang December Night by Robin Kappy 
H2-O by Tony Lee Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft 
Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Nude by Mary Ann Martinez 
Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino Kirliam by Tony Lee 
This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Rita by Will Maller 
All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan Model by Robert Nizamov 

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Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang 
StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey The Descent by Michael Seif 
Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee Absence by Matthew Smith 
Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith 
We Two by Michael Seif States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
Erik by Sara Swan Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey 
Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder 
Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino Model by Robert Nizamov 
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank Off Road Female by R. Butler 
Looking for Love by Bill Foote Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King 
Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar 
Identity Theft by R. Butler Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles Human Nature by Penelope Przekop 
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
Spring by Martin Danjue Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 
Magical Flight by Chanit Roston Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan 
Model by Robert Nizamov STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis Untitled by Michael Parker 
Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS With a twist by Sara Swan 
Torso 2 by Sara Swan side view by Sara Swan 
Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen DANCING by A. Galban 
Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price 
Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria 
N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang