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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Human Nature by Penelope Przekop Large Woman With Fan by Emily Stedman 
STUDY 35 by William Thierfelder Primal 1 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  
Blue Mood by Cynthia Angeles This is Liz_ detail by Christopher Smith 
Tidal Rhythm detail by Christopher Smith Kirliam by Tony Lee 
Antonia - standing. by Roger Cummiskey With a twist by Sara Swan 
A Mom's Tattoo by Tai Lin Maia by Jon Rettich 
Figure 2005_09_29_22 by Sandro La Ferla Figure 2006_06_15_20 by Sandro La Ferla 
N*de St*dy 2009 A by C. Charles Wang States of Mind by Chanit Roston 
We Two by Michael Seif N*de St*dy IV by C. Charles Wang 
December Night by Robin Kappy side view by Sara Swan 
Model by Robert Nizamov Chuck Alert by Ilene Skeen 
DANCING by A. Galban Figure 2006_06_16_21] by Sandro La Ferla 
Model by Robert Nizamov Model by Robert Nizamov 
StickWoman 2 by Roger Cummiskey Magical Flight by Chanit Roston 
Despair by Cynthia Angeles Figure 20051115_23 by Sandro La Ferla 
Exposed in Chaos by Penelope Przekop Audacious by Susan (SZN) Kraft 
Layers of Memory by Michael Seif Khajuraho Lovers by Suhas Tavkar 
Nude 14 by Suhas Tavkar Study for Backstroke by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Reclining Muse by Peter Wong King TINTERN'S MAN No. 8 by William Thierfelder 
Temps Tendu by Bill Foote Torus by Michael Seif 
Sunlit Peaks and Valleys by Cindy Sibilsky STUDY 21 by William Thierfelder 
STUDY 17 by William Thierfelder Red Hat #7 by Donelli J. DiMaria 
Ryan Dissolving by Jacqui Morgan Odalisque 57 by Jean Marcellino 
Model by Robert Nizamov Swimmer by Bill Teitsworth, NWS 
Balanced Vulnerability by Angelique Moselle Price All Curled Up by Jacqui Morgan 
STUDY 12 by William Thierfelder Sleeping Jessica by Jean Marcellino 
Night Bloom by Mollie Kellogg Eva y Mariela III by A. Galban 

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Kate_A_7-09-09--8BD by Dan McCormack Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series by Matthew Smith 
El Cielo es el Límite by Tony Lee Identity Theft by R. Butler 
The Descent by Michael Seif Flavors of Drapery by Jean Marcellino 
Brute Strength by Penelope Przekop Modern Woman By Window by Emily Stedman 
Woman Looking Two Ways by Carmiah  Frank Blinder by Sima Schloss 
Erik by Sara Swan Spring by Martin Danjue 
Intentional Openness by Angelique Moselle Price Looking for Love by Bill Foote 
Simbiosis / Symbiosis by Tony Lee Ryan's Ballet by Jacqui Morgan 
Bound by Judith Araujo-Volkmann Woman Standing by Carmiah  Frank 
Corazón Herido by Tony Lee N*de St*dy -- WC1 by C. Charles Wang 
Grief by Michael Hennessy Reflective Willingness by Angelique Moselle Price 
The Other Twin by Janet A. Cook Rooted 2 by Peter Wong King 
Night Out New Hat by Sandy Ryan Eve's Fall by Cindy Sibilsky 
Nude by Mary Ann Martinez Untitled by Michael Parker 
reclining 2 by Sara Swan Rita by Will Maller 
H2-O by Tony Lee Twisted Limbs by Gil Conradis 
Apollo in the Sky by Jacqui Morgan Torso 2 by Sara Swan 
Sitting in the Light by Ilene Skeen Absence by Matthew Smith 
N*de St*dy 2010H by C. Charles Wang Mysterious by Ilene Skeen 
Off Road Female by R. Butler N*de St*dy 2009 D by C. Charles Wang 
Feet Up by Merrill  Brace Together by Merrill  Brace 
The sweetest smile by Jeremy Holton Donna by Ilene Skeen 
Niki after 2nd child by Jacqui Morgan Smiling Man by Emily Stedman 
AVIVAS  (mutiple) by Jon Rettich Unconditional Self Knowing by Angelique Moselle Price 
Primal Block Party, All 4 by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen  Shattered in Black and White by Penelope Przekop 
Light of Heaven by Angelique Moselle Price Adela_Z_4-18-10--4AC by Dan McCormack 
Blue Nude by Ilene Skeen