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West Deadline Extension by New American Paintings

We have extended the deadline for our West competition which is now May 8th, Midnight (EST). So, if you reside in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, or Wyoming, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings. We are thrilled to have Veronica Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Blanton Museum of Art, as our 2013 juror. We’ll be posting more about Veronica in a few weeks, so stay tuned.

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So, what are you waiting for? PLEASE DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!! 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 AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, or WY!

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

GOOD LUCK!



New American Paintings West Deadline Reminder by New American Paintings

We are already nearing the deadline for our West competition which is April 30th, Midnight (EST). So, if you reside in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, or Wyoming, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings. We are thrilled to have Veronica Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Blanton Museum of Art, as our 2013 juror. We’ll be posting more about Veronica in a few weeks, so stay tuned.

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So, what are you waiting for? PLEASE DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!! 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 AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, or WY!

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

GOOD LUCK!



New American Paintings West Deadline by New American Paintings

We are already nearing the deadline for our West competition which is April 30th, Midnight (EST). So, if you reside in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, or Wyoming, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings. We are thrilled to have Veronica Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Blanton Museum of Art, as our 2013 juror. We’ll be posting more about Veronica in a few weeks, so stay tuned.

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So, what are you waiting for? PLEASE DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!! 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 AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, or WY!

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

GOOD LUCK!



Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth by New American Paintings
November 21, 2012, 8:25 am
Filed under: Art World, Museum Admission, On the Road | Tags: , ,

I recently went back home to Kansas City and documented my favorite spots to see contemporary art while visiting. This past weekend I traveled west again, this time to Fort Worth, Texas. My trip was short so right after landing I drove directly to the the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. I had heard great things about the building and collection, both of which ended up meeting expectations. Although I was sad that the upstairs was closed for installation (while they didn’t mention it would be closed when I paid for admission, I should have known since it was “half price”), the first floor was packed with goodies. After the jump I’ve shared some works that caught my attention, just in case you can’t make it to the Fort Worth area anytime soon. Enjoy! – Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher

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New American Paintings West Deadline by New American Paintings

We are already nearing the deadline for our West competition which is April 30th, Midnight (EST). So, if you reside in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, or Wyoming, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings. We are thrilled to have Bill Arning, Director, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, as our 2012 juror. We’ll be posting more about Bill later this month, so stay tuned.

So, what are you waiting for? The last few minutes of April 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 AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, or WY!

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

GOOD LUCK!



Character Development: A Q&A with Raul Gonzalez by openstudiospress

Raul Gonzalez, Alarums!!, 2010 | Ink and acrylic, 41.75 x 41.75 inches. Courtesy the artist and Carroll & Sons Gallery, Boston.

Somerville, Massachusetts-based artist Raul Gonzalez has just installed And Their Families, part of the 2011 Community Arts Initiative at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is a 2009 Artadia award winner, has recently had solo exhibitions at the New England Gallery for Latin American Art (NEGLAA) and Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, and is a founding member of The Miracle Five artist collective. Gonzalez is currently preparing for exhibitions at the Boston Center for the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute.

I spoke with Gonzalez on a rainy day in the South End about living in Boston, family, fatherhood, comics, and the violent situation in the border town of Juarez, near the artist’s native home of El Paso, Texas. Our conversation, and images of Raul’s work, after the jump.  —A.D. Jacobson, Boston contributor

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Q&A: Heyd Fontenot by openstudiospress

Aleks with Seven Others, 2009

Featured in edition #66 and on the cover of edition #84 of New American Paintings, Heyd Fontenot isn’t afraid to bare it all, at least not when it comes to his work. The Austin, TX-based artist creates intimate renderings of nude friends and models that are as weirdly natural as they are delicately altered. Whether painting nude portraits on naked wood or drafting subtle works on paper, Fontenot’s work is undoubtably captivating. We caught up with the Texas artist this week to talk about his work (and getting naked).  —Evan J. Garza

EJG: So, why the nude?
Well, Evan, I think I’ve always been sort of fascinated by the nude. Ever since I was a child, I was supremely interested in erotically-charged material. And having said that, I should clarify that I don’t necessarily classify the work that I’m doing as “erotic.” I realize that there is a “sexy” element in the work, but I think that has more to do with a degree of intimacy. And the playfulness in the work is also important, in that it perhaps signifies that the nudity isn’t a threat. I think I originally conceived this body of work as an attempt to present a loaded, and perhaps confrontational subject in a straight-forth, unflinching, kind and gentle manner.


Jessica, Alexandre, Bill, 2010

EJG: Much of your work is painted on wood. Tell me about what you enjoy about using wood. (Not a euphemism, I swear.)

See, I think it’s totally okay to use a dirty joke here and there. Because I feel that the “nude” is sometimes “neutered” in order to be acceptable. And in that case, we are denying our true responses to the visual stimuli. Yes, I’m looking at a nude and it did occur to me that this could be sexual. And no, that doesn’t have to be my only response (even though it was my first response). I can find other valuable and worthwhile content.  I love a double entendre and I encourage naughtiness. Please feel free to make the off-handed comment, as long as it’s followed up by something thoughtful.

Regarding wood as painting surface, there may be something nostalgic about my use of raw wood as a surface for painting, but there’s also the metaphor for nudity. And I think there may be a secondary metaphor – letting the painting surface be what it actually is, rather than a platform to build illusion, which is traditionally the alchemy practiced by painters.

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