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NAP #102 Sneak Peek by New American Paintings

Within the next few weeks the West issue of New American Paintings, #102, will be received by subscribers and newsstands across the country. Juror, Bill Arning, Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX, spent quite a bit of time making the selections you see below. But he also reassures us in his essay that, “There were a lot of ‘almosts’ this round, many of whom could have made the cut, and while that usually is small consolation to those whose friends, dealers, and collectors don’t see them on these pages, it should be comforting to know that this is only the tip of the iceberg of new scintillating artworks coming your way at a gallery, museum, or alternative space near you.”

We hope you will pick-up a copy and let us know what you think!

You can order this issue online or by calling 617-778-5265 ext.0

After the jump see a full list of the artists selected for the NAP #102 and few sneak peek photos!


Cover Artist: Kent Dorn

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New American Paintings West Deadline by New American Paintings
April 25, 2012, 10:12 am
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We are nearing the deadline for our West competition which is April 30th, Midnight (EST). So, if you reside in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, or Wyoming, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings. We are excited to have Bill Arning, Director, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, as our 2012 juror.

So, what are you waiting for? The last few minutes of April to Apply? PLEASE DON’T (our technical support people thank you)!!! It’s easy to submit work, you just need 4 images, 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension or less, and a credit card for our submission fee. Go here and apply now if you live in AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, or WY!

As always, you can learn a little more about the competition on our website.  Or, check out our FAQs.

GOOD LUCK!



New American Paintings West Juror: Bill Arning by New American Paintings
April 23, 2012, 10:10 am
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We are thrilled to have our friend, Bill Arning, serve as the juror of the upcoming West region competition. The deadline is April 20th, Midnight, EST. In case you haven’t been following the blog in recent weeks, there is more information about the West competition, including the states invited, after the jump!

Bill Arning is the Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. At CAMH, he has organized the exhibitions Matthew Day Jackson: The Immeasurable Distance (2009) and Marc Swanson: The Second Story (2011). Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom (2011), which Arning co-curated with João Ribas, Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center, received the prestigious award of “Best Show Involving Digital Media, Video, Film, or Performance” from the United States section of the International Art Critics Association (AICA/USA). Arning was formerly the curator at MIT’s List Center for eight years where he organized such critically acclaimed exhibitions as America Starts Here – Ericson and Ziegler (2006). Other exhibitions include Chantal Akerman’s first American museum survey Moving Through Time and Space (2008) and Christian Jankowski – Everything Fell Together (2006). As a writer on art and culture, Arning’s essays have been published in Time Out New York, Aperture, Modern Painters, The Village Voice, Art in America, Trans, Out, and Parkett.

We are all looking forward to Bill’s picks for the 2012 West Issue!

 
Bill Arning, Courtesy Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Photo: Jenny Antill

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New American Paintings West Deadline by New American Paintings

We are already nearing the deadline for our West competition which is April 30th, Midnight (EST). So, if you reside in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, or Wyoming, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings. We are thrilled to have Bill Arning, Director, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, as our 2012 juror. We’ll be posting more about Bill later this month, so stay tuned.

So, what are you waiting for? The last few minutes of April to Apply? PLEASE DON’T (our technical support people thank you)!!! It’s easy to submit work, you just need 4 images, 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension or less, and a credit card for our submission fee. Go here and apply now if you live in AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, or WY!

As always, you can learn a little more about the competition on our website.  Or, check out our FAQs.

GOOD LUCK!



NAP Annual Prize Winner: William Betts by New American Paintings

This year’s New American Paintings Annual Prize has been awarded to William Betts. If you’re a longtime subscriber to New American Paintings you’re probably familiar with the work of the Houston-based artist. Betts has appeared in editions #60, #72, #84 and most recently as an Editor’s Pick in #96. Even if you’ve never picked up an issue there’s a chance you’ve seen his work somewhere — he’s represented by galleries in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Albuquerque and Denver, and is currently preparing for a group show at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. In other words, William Betts is an artist that’s hitting his stride, and this year’s Annual Prize is one more item in a growing list of accolades.


William Betts

Selected by a jury of distinguished curators and previous jurors, Betts will receive a cash gift of $1,000, courtesy of the magazine, and a $500 gift card sponsored by Blick Art Materials, for supplies. And, thanks to NEXT ART CHICAGO, Betts will also have a painting hung at the fair in April.

The panel for the Annual Prize consists of three previous NAP jurors who have not made selections in the last year, including Bill Arning, Director, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), James Rondeau, Curator and Chair of Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and Peter Boswell, Senior Curator, Miami Art Museum.

Fellow NAP contributor Ellen Caldwell and I caught up with Betts earlier this week to talk about his work and process. — Matthew Smith, Washington, D.C. contributor


William Betts | Untitled YYZ 10-30-2010, acrylic on canvas, dimension5: 36″ x 72″

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New American Paintings Annual Prize: 2011 Panelists by New American Paintings

As we have previously mentioned, it’s time for our Annual Prize. Every issue of New American Paintings features two “Noteworthy” artists, one selection made by our editorial staff, and the other by the issue’s juror. Those twelve artists are automatically in the running to receive top prize, which includes cash, a gift certificate sponsored by BLICK Art Materials, and a chance to have their work displayed at the Next Art Chicago fair. If you haven’t already voted for our Reader’s Choice component, you have until January 7th! The winner will be announced January 13th.

For the second component, the winner will be determined by a panel of distinguished curators.  The panel for the Annual Prize consists of three previous NAP jurors who have not made selections in the last year, including Bill Arning, Director, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), James Rondeau, Curator and Chair of Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and Peter Boswell, Senior Curator, Miami Art Museum. The winner of the Curator’s Choice will be announced on January 20th.

Noteworthy artists of 2011 nominated for the award included: William Betts, Joe Bussell, Jeremy Couillard, Marcus Jansen, Marcus Kenney, Erik Parker, Erin Payne, Josh Reames, Daniela Rivera, Brion Nuda Rosch, Maja Ruznic, Ann Toebbe.

Works by all artists follow below the jump. To see more about each artist, and to vote, click here by January 7th!

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