New American Paintings, a periodical that serves as a juried exhibition-in-print of some of the most exciting work in painting today, is accepting applications to its Northeast Competition. Massachusetts artists are encouraged to apply – deadline in August 31, 2011.
Publication in New American Paintings has served as a key step in the careers of many talented artists, including past MCC awardees Laura Chasman, Anne Neely, Evelyn Rydz, Naoe Suzuki, and Helena Wurzel.
This year’s juror is Dina Deitsch, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art for the deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, Lincoln, MA. On the NAP blog, Editor-at-Large Evan Garza asked what Deitsch was most looking forward to in the Northeast Competition review process:
Deitsch: Seeing new work! It’s funny, I’ve always thought of myself as more of a time-based media type – video and all – but I have to say, there is nothing quite like looking at a painting. I think that it’s probably the least forgiving of mediums and therefore it either works or doesn’t – almost viscerally.
The program accepts four images of two-dimensional work, including a broad definition of “painting” (see the FAQs for the type of work that can be submitted). There is a $50 application fee.
Images: Laura Chasman, NICHOLAS (2008), gouache on illustration board, 12×11 in; Helena Wurzel, TEA FOR ONE WITH LUCINDA WILLIAMS (2009), Acrylic Paint and Paper Collage, 22×30 in; Anne Neely, SURPRISE (2009) Oil on linen, 45×60 in (photo by Clements/Howcroft).