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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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VOTE NOW! New American Paintings’ Annual Prize: Reader’s Choice Poll by New American Paintings

Our final New American Paintings’ issue of 2011 is out on newsstands, so it’s once again time to ask our readers who they think deserves some extra attention. We are pleased to present the New American Paintings’ Second Annual Prize, which includes two components:

  1. $1,000 cash prize and a $500 gift certificate, sponsored by BLICK Art Materials, will be awarded to one of New American Paintings‘ 12 Noteworthy artists featured this year. The winner will be determined by a panel of distinguished curators (Stay tuned  to learn more about our panel soon).
  2. $500 gift certificate sponsored by BLICK Art Materials, with the winner decided by YOU, our reader! Take a look at all 12 of this year’s Noteworthy artists after the jump and VOTE NOW!

Thanks to our sponsor Next Art Chicago, the two winners will also be prominently displayed at the Next Art Chicago fair at the Merchandise Mart, April 27th – April 29th, 2012.

Voting is open through January 7 (one vote per computer)

The winner of the Reader’s Choice will be announced by Friday, January 13th, and the winner of the Annual Prize will be announced January 20.

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Must-See Exhibitions: A Summer Guide by openstudiospress


Chris Johanson, Hey There, That’s You, 2011 | Acrylic and latex and mirror on wood, 45 1/2 x 54 inches. Courtesy Altman Siegel, San Francisco.


It’s time to break out the sunscreen and the summer group shows (and there’s no shortage of each). 
Our editorial staff have put together our Summer Must-See list for July and August, our guide to more than 50 of the best contemporary painting exhibitions in the country, including dozens of notable and not-to-be-missed shows by masters like De Kooning and serious emerging talent like Matt Connors, Lesley Vance, Leidy Churchman, Chris Johanson, and more. Also included are our picks for summer shows by artists previously featured in New American Paintings.

From L.A. to Chicago, Houston to New York and back, our guide includes exhibitions in every corner of the country. Images and listings after the jump!

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Must-See Painting Shows: December by openstudiospress

Liz Markus, Christopher Wool, 2010 | Acrylic on unprimed canvas, 84 x 72 inches. Courtesy ZieherSmith, New York.

The editorial staff at New American Paintings has put together a list of more than 50 of the top painting exhibitions on view at private galleries across the country in December—from New York to L.A. to Miami, Houston, Chicago, and more—including 20 shows from artists previously included in New American Paintings and featuring more than 30 notable and not-to-be-missed shows from emerging artists to major players like Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer, and Brice Marden. ‘Tis the season to gallery hop, so get to it.  —Evan J. Garza


NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS ARTISTS ON VIEW


NEW YORK

Liz Markus – Edition #74 (2008 Northeast)
ZieherSmith
November 18 – December 18, 2010
www.ziehersmith.com

LOS ANGELES

Lisa Sanditz, Cat Shit Pastoral, 2009 | Acrylic and oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy ACME, Los Angeles.

Lisa Sanditz – EDITOR’S PICK MFA 2001, Edition #50 (2004 Northeast), #74 (2008 Northeast)
ACME
November 20 – December 18, 2010
www.acmelosangeles.com

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Must-See Painting Shows: November by openstudiospress

Kyle Field, from the exhibition KYLE FIELD: Waxing Marks, Courtesy Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles.

This fall there are some really exciting shows at commercial galleries all across the country, especially in the case of artists previously featured in New American Paintings, and we’re pleased to share with our readers the must-see gallery shows of the season. Our staff has put together a list of 40 of the top painting exhibitions at private galleries across the country—from New York to San Francisco to Houston, Chicago, L.A. and more—featuring more than 25 notable and not-to-be-missed shows of contemporary painting from major painting players like Brice Marden, Luc Tuymans, and Danny Rolph. Let the gallery hopping begin!  —Evan J. Garza

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