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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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#94: Southern Competition, Juror: Dan Cameron, Now on Newsstands by openstudiospress

Cover: Marcus Jansen

For the 2011 edition of the Southern Competition, we’re thrilled to feature the curatorial expertise of Dan Cameron, the founder and director of Prospect New Orleans, a post-Katrina effort that is single-handedly changing the landscape of contemporary art in the Southern United States. As the man behind the largest international biennial of contemporary art in America, Cameron’s experience working with emerging artists dates back several years, and New American Paintings is proud to exhibit his perspective as this issue’s juror.

The Spotlight feature for #94 focuses on the work of Knoxville, Tennessee’s Jered Sprecher, whose optically charged abstractions have more in common with representational forms than they reveal at first glance. The winner of a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Sprecher is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a wily investigator of commonplace mark-making. Sprecher speaks with us about abstraction, Dollywood, and where you go looking for inspiration in the cornfields of Nebraska.

No conversation about contemporary work in the South would be complete without talking about Miami, and OHWOW’s Lydia Ruby speaks to us about the risk-taking sensibilities of the South Florida art capital, her move from Boston, and her experiences in the art world working with emerging artists.

With American institutions like The Whitney increasingly acquiring work from artists in the South, it’s clear that the region is more vital than ever before, and New American Paintings is excited to be a stalwart site for this growing conversation. Order your copy online! A full list of winners, and preview images, after the jump!

Evan J. Garza, Editor-at-Large

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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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