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NAP MFA Annual (#105) Sneak Peek by New American Paintings

The New American Paintings, 2013 MFA Annual, Issue #105, is expected to hit newsstands across the US sometime in mid-April. The juror for the MFA Annual was Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri. The MFA Annual is one of our most highly anticipated issues. It contains artists that have recently completed their Masters of Fine Arts studies within the last year, or are current MFA candidates. Over 100 art schools from all over the country were represented in this competition.

You can pre-order the issue here!

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View a list of all featured artists and schools, and see a few more sneak peeks pictures after the jump!

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2012 MFA Competition Deadline by New American Paintings
October 25, 2012, 8:20 am
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Attention current MFA students and 2012 graduates!

We are currently accepting submissions for what has become our most anticipated publication of the year. The MFA Annual will feature painters that are currently studying to receive a Master of Fine Arts or current year (2012) MFA graduates. Even more exciting, we have an amazing juror for this year’s competition. New American Paintings is thrilled to have Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, prepared to review submissions and select the best and most promising artists to watch.

Dominic Molon is currently Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Photo: Walead Beshty.

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2012 MFA Competition Deadline by New American Paintings
October 10, 2012, 11:00 am
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Attention current MFA students and 2012 graduates…

We are currently accepting submissions for what has become our most anticipated publication of the year. The MFA Annual will feature painters that are currently studying to receive a Master of Fine Arts or current year (2012) MFA graduates. Even more exciting, we have an amazing juror for this year’s competition. New American Paintings is thrilled to have Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, prepared to review submissions and select the best and most promising artists to watch.

If you have received your MFA in 2012 or you are a current candidate, you are eligible to enter! The deadline is November 10th, 2012 (Midnight EST). So apply online now! Or, visit our competition page and follow the instructions. Submitting is easy! Just have four jpegs, less than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension, and a credit card for the entry fee.


Painting (Detail) by Benjamin Rogers, Featured in New American Paintings 2012 MFA Issue.

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Art+Auction’s 50 Next Most Collectible Artists by New American Paintings
June 22, 2012, 8:32 am
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An interesting article from Art & Auction on the 50 Next Most Collectible Artists. Some obvious omissions: Joe Bradley, Richard Aldrich and Sarah Braman, among them. However, we are glad to see New American Paintings‘ alum Matthew Day Jackson on list, who was featured in the magazine in 2001 while he was still an MFA candidate at Rutgers.  Enjoy the full article from artinfo.com after the jump. Let us know who you think is missing in our comments section.


Matthew Day Jackson | Sepulcher (Viking Burial Ship), 2004, Installation view, ‘Singular Visions’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2011. Photo Courtesy Hauser&Wirth, Photo by: Sheldan C. Collins

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Q&A: Randi Hopkins, Juror, 2010 MFA Annual Competition by openstudiospress

New American Paintings is pleased to announce that Randi Hopkins, Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA), will serve as the juror for the 2010 MFA Annual Competition, Edition #93. (Open to current MFA candidates. The deadline for entry is October 31, 2010. Apply online.)

Earlier this week we featured a Q&A with Evelyn Rydz, featured in editions #68 and #86 of New American Paintings and included as a finalist for the 2010 James & Audrey Foster Prize at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA). The exhibition was organized by Randi Hopkins, the juror for the 2010 MFA Annual Competition of New American Paintings, and we sat down to talk with her this week about the exhibition and the forthcoming competition.  —Evan J. Garza

EJG: You have a lot of experience working with emerging artists, from running Allston Skirt Gallery to now being at the ICA, to being on the selection committee for Artadia Boston, and now you just put together the 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize show built entirely of emerging artists.
I think that’s a place where I really offer artists something, and I enjoy that. It’s interesting for me to all of a sudden be on a different stage. Putting on a show at a museum is really different than putting on a show at a gallery, but working with artists is always this great process.

EJG: What do you enjoy about working with emerging artists?
I think it’s really that there’s a collaborative feeling, and a feeling of trying to see the world through their eyes, see their work, often brand new work—like the Foster Prize show… These are nine really different artists and trying to get each of them to look as good as possible in their own vocabulary. It’s really fun. It’s like a little bit of an adventure, and a journey for me, into their world.

EJG: Are you looking forward to going through MFA Annual competition submissions?
Very much so! I think that for someone who likes to look at things as much as we all do, why would you do this if you didn’t love to look at things? The idea of looking at something that’s new—not just in the sense of being novel but in the sense of seeing something taken in a new direction or seeing something reinvented in an interesting way—is really exciting. It’s something I really enjoy.

I feel about looking at this work that you really are looking at both something that’s grounded in something, and also to be going off in an inventive direction, that’s fun. You never know what you’re going to see or what’s going to feel strong to you.

EJG: I think what’s been the most remarkable thing for me, since becoming editor-at-large last year, has been creating a dialogue about exactly where painting exists now in contemporary art-making practices, because so many artists are working in several mediums, and how those practices inform their painting.
I also think it seems like New American Paintings has always thought in a broad way about what painting is as a concept. In some ways, a focus like this on a single medium, in this day and age, is really rare and so to be able to take a deep look at what that means is really, really interesting.

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