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Weekly Blog Recap (Week of February 20) by New American Paintings
February 25, 2012, 8:00 am
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It was a busy week on the blog. Just in case you missed something, here is a quick recap of events with links to the original posts. Enjoy!

On Monday we released the names of the featured artists from New American Paintings #98, the Northeast Issue. Only two more issues until our 100th publication! Go here to see the entire list of winners!

Whitney Kimball, our New York City contributor, visited Terry Winter’s exhibition at Matthew Marks. She notes in her post, “Winters has long held an interest in natural and scientific forms; the press release cites his initial fascination with “cells, spores and seeds,” which progressed to “biological processes, scientific and mathematical fields, and issues raised by the interaction of information technologies and the human mind.” Read the full review.

Terry Winters | Tessellation Figures (10), 2011, oil on linen, 80 x 76 inches, Courtesy Matthew Marks

Mid-week we posted another poll, this time to see whether or not you wanted to see more or less artists in New American Paintings. The voting results indicated that the publication should be left as is (we have no plans to make any changes to the number of artists or reproductions). In our comments section, “David” wrote, “By reducing the number of artists included in each publication the juror’s professional and personal tastes would only be more amplified in the selections and the publication may become less comprehensive.” It’s not to late to vote and to voice your opinion here!

If you live in the Midwest, now is your chance to enter our competition. the deadline for this year’s Midwest Competition is February 29th (Midnight EST). If you’re a painter residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, or Wisconsin, this is your opportunity to submit work to New American Paintings. The juror for the 2012 competition will be Lisa D. Freiman, Senior Curator and Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art Department, Indianapolis Museum of Art. APPLY NOW!!!

Finally, Matthew Smith, our Washington, D.C. contributor, reviewed an exhibition by Gina Beavers at Nudashank. Smith noted, “Culled from the unremarkable — quotidian moments and bits of cultural flotsam — her work is grounded by the immediacy of her source material. Despite the occasional abstraction, these representations aren’t meant to veer far from their physical subjects; they’re tethered to experiential moments that are as concrete as the sculptural reliefs on her canvases.” Read more about the show!


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