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NAP #100 Sneak Peek by New American Paintings

In about two weeks the South issue of New American Paintings, our 100th, will be hitting newsstands around the country and arriving in the mailboxes of our subscribers. It is a special issue for us, as Steven Zevitas, Editor/Publisher, mentions in his Editor’s Note. He describes the first issue and how it came to be, as well as the great accomplishments to date.

The juror for #100 was Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia. He sums up the issue well by stating that, “These artists…have much to say, in a variety of voices and from differing vantage points that reflect the multiplicity of approaches and pluralistic nature of contemporary art. They represent a cross-section of what the South has to offer, and I congratulate them all.”

A full list of participating artists, as well as a few more pictures of the issue, is after the jump!

To pre-order the issue for the newsstand rate of $20, please call 617-778-5265 x0. Better yet, subscribe today!

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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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