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New American Paintings #103 Sneak Peek by New American Paintings
December 18, 2012, 8:25 am
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Within the next few weeks the Pacific Coast issue of New American Paintings, #103, will be received by subscribers and newsstands across the country. Juror, Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Senior Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art, carefully selected the artists you see below. In her essay, Monica notes, “The selection for New American Paintings makes evident the vitality and vibrancy of paintings, and  the impossibility of narrowing down the practice to one trend or style. Painting continues to be a sublime, visceral, fully fleshed, colorful, and witty facilitator of self-expression.”

We hope you will pick-up a copy and let us know what you think!

After the jump see a full list of the artists selected for the NAP #103 and few sneak peek photos!

#103 PC Cover.indd
Cover: Matt Momchilov

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Pacific Coast Deadline Approaching by New American Paintings
June 26, 2012, 8:24 am
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Our next New American Paintings deadline is for the Pacific Coast region, which includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.  If you reside in any of these states, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings. The Deadline is June 30, Midnight, EST. We are happy to have Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Senior Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art, as our 2012 juror. Learn more about the juror here.

So, what are you waiting for? The last few minutes of June to Apply? PLEASE DON’T (our technical support people thank you)!!! It’s easy to submit work, you just need 4 images, 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension or less, and a credit card for our submission fee. Go here and apply now if you live in AK, CA, HI, OR, WA!

As always, you can learn a little more about the competition on our website.  Or, check out our FAQs.

GOOD LUCK!



Pacific Coast Deadine Reminder by New American Paintings

Our next New American Paintings deadline is for the Pacific Coast region, which includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.  If you reside in any of these states, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings. The Deadline is June 30, Midnight, EST. We are happy to have Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Senior Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art, as our 2012 juror. Learn more about the juror here.

So, what are you waiting for? The last few minutes of June to Apply? PLEASE DON’T (our technical support people thank you)!!! It’s easy to submit work, you just need 4 images, 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension or less, and a credit card for our submission fee. Go here and apply now if you live in AK, CA, HI, OR, WA!

As always, you can learn a little more about the competition on our website.  Or, check out our FAQs.

GOOD LUCK!



Pacific Coast Juror: Mónica Ramírez-Montagut by New American Paintings

We are very excited to be working, once again, with Mónica Ramírez-Montagut. This time, given her new post at The San Jose Museum of Art, she will be jurying the 2012 Pacific Coast issue of New American Paintings. The competition includes artists residing in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.  If that is you, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings.

The Deadline is June 30, Midnight, EST.

Learn more about Mónica after the jump!

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New American Paintings Pacific Coast Deadline by New American Paintings
May 17, 2012, 8:30 am
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Our next New American Paintings deadline is for the Pacific Coast region, which includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.  If you reside in any of these states, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings. The Deadline is June 30, Midnight, EST. We are happy to have Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Senior Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art, as our 2012 juror. We’ll be posting more about Ms. Ramirez-Montagut soon, so stay tuned.

So, what are you waiting for? The last few minutes of June to Apply? PLEASE DON’T (our technical support people thank you)!!! It’s easy to submit work, you just need 4 images, 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension or less, and a credit card for our submission fee. Go here and apply now if you live in AK, CA, HI, OR, WA!

As always, you can learn a little more about the competition on our website.  Or, check out our FAQs.

GOOD LUCK!



New & Noteworthy: Jim Gaylord by openstudiospress
September 20, 2010, 10:00 am
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Force Field, 2010 | Oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches. Courtesy Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York.

Jim Gaylord was included in the 2006 MFA Annual, edition #43, and was selected as a Noteworthy artist in edition #86 of New American Paintings by Northeast competition juror Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Curator, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. I caught up with the Brooklyn-based artist last week to discuss his optically-charged works, which seem as if to use movement as medium. —Evan J. Garza

EJG: Your work evokes a great deal of movement, and some of your abstractions seem as if captured by a moving camera.
That makes sense because all of the current work is made up of abstract shapes I find in film stills. They’re the kind of forms that fly by quickly and are easy to miss, but I slow down certain sequences frame-by-frame and look for something interesting to work with.

The blurring effect that’s happening in a lot of the new paintings is a result of the fast-moving subjects, but I’m finding that the motion translates into painterly brush strokes in an interesting way. The trick for me is to make them seem like they just happened spontaneously, while in reality they’re planned out. It’s kind of a contradiction, but if you think about it, it’s not really even a process of abstraction because I’m depicting something that’s actually occurring on the screen.

EJG: Did you stare out of car windows a lot as a child?
Sure, and I still appreciate being a passenger in a car or a train. I guess it’s like watching a movie, or a campfire.

Lapse of Decorum, 2010 | Oil on canvas, 35 x 60 inches. Courtesy Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York.

EJG: The line between representation and abstraction in your work is, quite literally, blurred. How do you approach your compositions and how are they produced?
I’ve always liked pictures that I had to keep looking at to figure out what I was seeing, but keep changing, so they never settle into one thing. I used to make ‘automatic drawings,’ like the Surrealists did, just making these ambiguous, stream-of-consciousness forms. But after a while, they all began to look the same, and I wanted to come up with more contemporary ways of image making.

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