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NAP #101 Sneak Peek by New American Paintings

Within the next few weeks the Midwest issue of New American Paintings, #101, will be received by subscribers and newsstands across the country. Publisher/Editor, Steven Zevitas, remarks in his Editor’s note, “I have a feeling that this issue of New American Paintings might be a bit provocative to a portion of our readership on account of the ways it pushes the idea of what constitutes a ‘painting.'” Juror, Lisa D. Freiman, Senior Curator and Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, mentions in her essay that, “Most of the works by Midwest artists chosen…challenge traditional definitions of painting or sculpture and instead explore a hybrid state that incorporates aspects of both…” We hope you will pick-up a copy and let us know what you think!

You can order this back-issue online or by calling 617-778-5265 x0

After the jump see a full list of the artists selected for the NAP #101, and a few sneak peek photographs of the issue. Enjoy!

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Abstraction in the Forecast; Gabriel Pionkowski at New Yorks Galerie Lelong by New American Paintings
June 25, 2012, 8:15 am
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New American Paintings can work in mysterious ways. When Lisa Freiman, Senior Curator and Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum if Art, completed the jurying of our 2012 Midwest Competition, the results of which will be published in August as Issue #102, we had a discussion about the overwhelming amount of abstraction in the applicant pool; indeed, the book will strongly reflect this. We were both excited about what we were seeing, and Lisa passed on some of her picks to a colleague at the museum, Adjunct Curator, Veronica Roberts, who was working on a group exhibition titled “Stretching Painting.”

Long story short…Veronica has included one of those artists, Gabriel Pionkowski, in her group exhibition, which has just opened at New York’s Galerie Lelong. In Veronica’s carefully selected show, Gabriel finds himself in the mix with nine other artists, including two New American Paintings’ alumi, Sarah Cain (NAP #73) and Kate Shepherd (NAP #44). The exhibition makes a strong case for just how slippery the definition of painting has become.

These are exactly the kinds of things that we hope New American Paintings will lead to for featured artists. I want to congratulate Gabriel on inclusion in “Stretching Painting.” His work, as well as the exhibition, are well worth a look.


Gabriel Pionkowksi, Untitled, deconstructed, hand-painted and woven canvas, acrylic, and pine, 49 x 39 inches

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New American Paintings Midwest Competition by New American Paintings
February 23, 2012, 8:20 am
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It’s a leap year, so the deadline for this year’s Midwest Competition is February 29th (Midnight EST). If you’re a painter residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, or Wisconsin, this is your opportunity to submit work to New American Paintings.

The juror for the 2012 competition will be Lisa D. Freiman, Senior Curator and Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art Department, Indianapolis Museum of Art.

In the meantime, if you live in the Midwest (IL, IN, IO, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI), APPLY NOW!


Last year’s Midwest cover, painting by Andrew Mazorol & Tynan Kerr


Midwest Juror: Lisa D. Freiman by New American Paintings
February 14, 2012, 8:15 am
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New American Paintings is excited to have Lisa D. Frieman serve as juror for the upcoming Midwest competition (including states: IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI). The deadline for submissions is February 29th, Midnight, EST. APPLY NOW!

Read more about the juror after the jump!


Photo by Nick D’Emilio, Courtesy Indianapolis Museum of Art

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New American Paintings Midwest Deadline by New American Paintings

It’s a leap year, so the deadline for this year’s Midwest Competition is February 29th (Midnight EST). If you’re a painter residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, or Wisconsin, this is your opportunity to submit work to New American Paintings.

The juror for the 2012 competition will be Lisa D. Freiman, Senior Curator and Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art Department, Indianapolis Museum of Art. We will post more about Ms. Freiman in upcoming weeks.

In the meantime, if you live in the Midwest (IL, IN, IO, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI), APPLY NOW!


Last year’s Midwest cover, painting by Andrew Mazorol & Tynan Kerr



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