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Against The Grain; Auction Benefitting LA Art Students by New American Paintings

We received word of a great auction this weekend (Saturday) at the Mark Moore Gallery that will raise grant funds for one Los Angeles-based student artist. Against the Grain, according to its creators, 5790projects, the auction will,”feature works on paper that showcase diversified studio practices through a shared medium. Unlike any other charity arts auction, Against the Grain pioneers an artist community-based project in direct support of the next generation of emerging artists.” We are proud to say that many past feature New American Paintings artists will be participating, including, Eddie Martinez, Taravat Talepasand, Allison Cortson, Libby Black, Ryan Schneider, Brian Cooper, Ana Fernandez, Aaron Zimmerman, Bob Snead, Scott Anderson, Jason Adkins, Karl  Connolly, and Annie Lapin.


After the jump, you can read the full press release and see all artists that are having their works auctioned off (for a modest starting price of $100).

Annie Lapin Untitled, 2012 Oil paint on oil paper 10″ x 7″

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Lee Gainer From The Armory and Scope Art Fairs by New American Paintings

Our guest photo bloggers are on the ground and covering fairs in NYC this weekend. We first heard from Lee Gainer, a painter from Arlington, VA, who sent some notable pieces from the Armory Show and Scope Art Fair. Gainer noted that, “Scope was lean this year. Due to gusty winds, the tent was rockin’!  It also made the floor twist a bit and some works on pedestals were in danger of tipping.  Funny thing, there were many works involving doughnuts or optical illusions using mirrors…While Scope had doughnuts, the Armory had many (!) mirrored and or chromed works.  Also the free Nordic gallery section posters was a big hit.  Many guests were grabbing at least one of each.  Later that evening, two lovely young ladies knocked over a large multi-chair sculpture with their rolled poster bundles. They left in an embarrassed shuffle, leaving behind a few of their posters but the sculpture was unharmed. Sculpture 1, guest 0.”

Check out one of Lee’s paintings directly below, and see her favorites from Scope after the jump! And look for more pictures throughout the weekend.

Lee Gainer, | Gay Dolphin Park, 2011, Acrylic on Panel, 36 x 48

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