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New American Paintings #104 Sneak Peak by New American Paintings

Within the next few weeks the Northeast issue of New American Paintings, #104, will be received by subscribers and newsstands across the country. Juror, Nina Gara Bozicnik, Assistant Curator, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, spent a week selecting the artists you see below. In her essay, Nina notes, “There is no one theme that unifies the works features in these pages, but rather a shared invitation to look, feel, and thinks your way through the dynamic terrain of painting today. I based my selections on the extent to which a painting engaged my eyes, mind, and heart. I hope they have a similarly provocative and inspiring effect on you.”

Pick-up a copy and let us know what you think!

You can pre-order the issue here!

After the jump see a full list of the artists selected for the NAP #104!

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Cover Image: Eli Gabriel Halpern

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Last day to Vote! NAP Annual Prize: 2012 Reader’s Choice Poll by New American Paintings

Our final New American Paintings issue of the year is appearing on newsstands now. In each of the six 2012 issues, two artists were deemed “Noteworthy Picks” by our juror and editor. Now it’s your turn to choose whom among the twelve artists deserves the honor of winning our Reader’s Choice Annual Prize. That’s right, your online vote will decide!

In addition to being featured again in our June/July issue next year, the winner of the Reader’s Choice Annual Prize will receive a $500 Blick Art Materials gift certificate sponsored by:

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Voting is open through January 11, 2013!

The winner of the Reader’s Choice will be announced by Friday, January 18th.

Before you vote, you can learn more about each artist after the jump. Artists are placed in random order on the voting tool upon page-load. Only one vote will be allowed per computer.


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VOTE NOW! NAP Annual Prize: 2012 Reader’s Choice Poll by New American Paintings

Our final New American Paintings issue of the year is appearing on newsstands now. In each of the six 2012 issues, two artists were deemed “Noteworthy Picks” by our juror and editor. Now it’s your turn to choose whom among the twelve artists deserves the honor of winning our Reader’s Choice Annual Prize. That’s right, your online vote will decide!

In addition to being featured again in our June/July issue next year, the winner of the Reader’s Choice Annual Prize will receive a $500 Blick Art Materials gift certificate sponsored by:

Blick-120x60-web

Voting is open through January 11, 2013!

The winner of the Reader’s Choice will be announced by Friday, January 18th.

Before you vote, you can learn more about each artist after the jump. Artists are placed in random order on the voting tool upon page-load. Only one vote will be allowed per computer.


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Northeast Issue #98 Sneek Peek! by New American Paintings

The 2012 Northeast Issue, #98, is now hitting newsstands across the US. We expect them to ship to subscribers in the next 1 to 2 weeks, so check those mailboxes! The juror for the Northeast issue was Dina Deitsch, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA.

Deitsch notes in her essay, “While the Northeast can be characterized by its cold weather, ties to the earliest days of American history, a collection of some very good schools, and perhaps, what is politely termed a Yankee frugality or better yet, pragmatism, the truth of the matter is that the art here bears no such defining characteristics. In the realm of painting, where the limits are the mind and hand, there is a remarkable range of forward-thinking ideas, subject matter, and technique. In the grouping of painters featured in this issue of New American Paintings you’ll come across works that speak more to the human experience—both local and global—and a broadening effect of thinking through painting as a material, as color, and less as a means to an end. This shift towards the materiality of paint seems to almost reinvigorate the medium, taking it into the space of the world itself.”

— View a list of all featured artists after the jump!

You can pre-order the issue by calling 617-778-5265.

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Summer Wheat at samsøn, VOLTA NY by openstudiospress

We last featured Summer Wheat in our list of 11 To Watch In 2011: Editor’s Picks, featuring our picks for the emerging artists to keep an eye on this year, and her booth for samsøn, Boston, at VOLTA NY doesn’t disappoint one bit. Her acrylic and oil portraits are downright haunting, and the pair of three-dimensional painted objects exhibited here reveal deep, romantic sculptural qualities in her paintings. Not to be missed if you make it to VOLTA NY this weekend.

Don’t miss samsøn (and our interview with owner/director Camilo Alvarez) in our recent video with Future Shipwreck at Art Los Angeles Contemporary.  More Summer Wheat pics after the jump!

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11 to Watch in 2011: Editor’s Picks by openstudiospress

Jeffrey Gibson, Looped, 2010 | Acrylic, oil, and spray paint on linen, 16.5 x 21 inches. Courtesy Samsøn, Boston.

Through the course of a year, we see a lot of work. After reviewing thousands of artists annually through the New American Paintings jurying process, visiting hundreds of private gallery exhibitions and museum shows, attending major art fairs, and doing countless studio visits across the country, the editorial staff at NAP have put together a shortlist of artists that really stood out from the pack last year. These are the artists to watch in 2011.

2010 was an exciting year for contemporary painting, from a painting-heavy Whitney Biennial, to stand-out works in MoMA PS1‘s Greater New York, to huge showings at art fairs like NADA and Art Basel Miami Beach, and with each exhibition a new way of thinking about the medium itself. President and publisher of New American Paintings, Steven Zevitas, and I have each put together a list of 11 artists to look out for this year, which puts the total at 22 painters to watch! So keep your eyes peeled. Pics (and picks) after the jump.  —Evan J. Garza, Editor-at-Large

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