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The Graduates: UCLA’s MFA Painters by New American Paintings

As the school year draws to a close, it’s time for graduating art students to pack up their studios, take down their thesis shows, and set out on the life of financial uncertainty and critical scrutiny they have pursued so enthusiastically for the past several years. Hopefully they are equipped with as much knowledge, ability, and determination as UCLA’s graduating MFA painters Jonathan Apgar, Leon Benn, Michael John Kelly, and Christine Wang.  I asked the four talented young artists about their work, their time in school, and their plans for the future. – Trevor Spaulding, Los Angeles Contributor

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Jonathan Apgar | Deep Gate, Violet Black, 2013, oil on canvas, 96 x 84 inches.

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Iona Rozeal Brown in the New York Times by New American Paintings
February 26, 2013, 2:57 pm
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We’ve been keeping an eye on Iona Rozeal Brown since she made an appearance in our 2002 MFA Annual. On Friday she was featured in the Art and Design section of the New York Times. After the jump, read the entire article. Congrats Iona!

Photo By Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

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MFA Annual Competition Deadline Extended by New American Paintings
November 12, 2012, 8:36 am
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Because so many students and recent graduates were effected by Sandy, we have decided to extend the MFA Annual deadline to NOVEMBER 16th, Midnight, EST. Below is our original call for entries…

Attention current MFA students and 2012 graduates…

We are currently accepting submissions for what has become our most anticipated publication of the year. The MFA Annual will feature painters that are currently studying to receive a Master of Fine Arts or current year (2012) MFA graduates. Even more exciting, we have an amazing juror for this year’s competition. New American Paintings is thrilled to have Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, prepared to review submissions and select the best and most promising artists to watch.

If you have received your MFA in 2012 or you are a current candidate, you are eligible to enter! The New deadline is November 16th, 2012 (Midnight EST). So apply online now! Or, visit our competition page and follow the instructions. Submitting is easy! Just have four jpegs, less than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension, and a credit card for the entry fee.


Painting (Detail) by Benjamin Rogers, Featured in New American Paintings 2012 MFA Issue.

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2012 MFA Competition Deadline by New American Paintings
October 25, 2012, 8:20 am
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Attention current MFA students and 2012 graduates!

We are currently accepting submissions for what has become our most anticipated publication of the year. The MFA Annual will feature painters that are currently studying to receive a Master of Fine Arts or current year (2012) MFA graduates. Even more exciting, we have an amazing juror for this year’s competition. New American Paintings is thrilled to have Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, prepared to review submissions and select the best and most promising artists to watch.

Dominic Molon is currently Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Photo: Walead Beshty.

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2012 MFA Competition Deadline by New American Paintings
October 10, 2012, 11:00 am
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Attention current MFA students and 2012 graduates…

We are currently accepting submissions for what has become our most anticipated publication of the year. The MFA Annual will feature painters that are currently studying to receive a Master of Fine Arts or current year (2012) MFA graduates. Even more exciting, we have an amazing juror for this year’s competition. New American Paintings is thrilled to have Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, prepared to review submissions and select the best and most promising artists to watch.

If you have received your MFA in 2012 or you are a current candidate, you are eligible to enter! The deadline is November 10th, 2012 (Midnight EST). So apply online now! Or, visit our competition page and follow the instructions. Submitting is easy! Just have four jpegs, less than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension, and a credit card for the entry fee.


Painting (Detail) by Benjamin Rogers, Featured in New American Paintings 2012 MFA Issue.

GOOD LUCK!



MFA Annual Deadline Extended! by New American Paintings
November 1, 2011, 8:45 am
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MFA ANNUAL EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 7th, 2011

We are currently accepting submissions for what has become our most anticipated publication of the year. The MFA Annual will feature painters that are currently studying to receive a Master of Fine Arts or recent MFA graduates. Even more exciting, we have an amazing juror for this year’s competition. New American Paintings is thrilled to have Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, ready to review submissions and select the best and most promising artists to watch.

If you have received your MFA in 2011 or you are a current candidate, you are eligible to enter! The extended deadline is November 7th, 2011 (Midnight EST). So apply online now! Or, visit competition page and follow the instructions. Submitting is easy! Just have four jpegs, less than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension, and a credit card for the entry fee.

You may download a PDF of our postcard announcement here (ignore the original deadline). Good luck!



Attention MFA Students and Current Year MFA Graduates! by New American Paintings
September 30, 2011, 11:17 am
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MFA ANNUAL DEADLINE: October 31, 2011

We are currently accepting submissions for what has become our most anticipated publication of the year. The MFA Annual will feature painters that are currently studying to receive a Master of Fine Arts or recent MFA graduates. Even more exciting, we have an amazing juror for this year’s competition. New American Paintings is thrilled to have Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, ready to review submissions and select the best and most promising artists to watch.

If you have received your MFA in 2011 or you are a current candidate, you are eligible to enter! The deadline is October 31, 2011 (Midnight EST). So apply online now! Or, visit competition page and follow the instructions. Submitting is easy! Just have four jpegs, less than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension, and a credit card for the entry fee.

You may download a PDF of our postcard announcement here. Good luck!




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