I received a note recently that New American Paintings, a juried painting publication produced annually by Steven Zevitas, has just introduced the New American Paintings Annual Prize. The Prize includes two components: a cash prize of $1,000 awarded to one artist selected from the artists featured in the publication by a panel of curators, and a $500 (gift crertificate) Readers’ Choice Award. Zevitas has asked me to invite Two Coats readers to participate by taking a look at the twelve finalists and voting for your favorite. The voting deadline is January 7, and the winner will be announced on January 17.
Here are the finalists:
Matthew Bourbon, “For Your Own Good,”acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72”
Joseph Cohen, “Proposition 138,” reclaimed latex on walnut, 54 x 39 x 2″
Megan Dirks, “Glass House Seamount,” oil on canvas, 72 x 96″
Jim Gaylord, “Particulated Bronco,” gouache on paper, 26.5 x 40.25″
Vera Iliatova, “Excursion,” oil on canvas, 42 x 36″
Annie Lapin, “The Ssion,” oil on linen, 50 x 54″
Mike Nudelman, “It Doesn�t Get Much Better Than This 8 (After F.E.C. Again),” ballpoint pen on paper, 26 x 40″
Matthew Penkala, “Incomprehensible,” acrylic on canvas stretched panel, 60 x 60″
Chris Scarborough, Untitled (Orbital Debris), graphite and watercolor on paper, 19 x 15″
Ellen Siebers, “Christmas with the Voegler,” oil on canvas, 48 x 39″
Amy Sherald, “Well Prepared and Maladjusted,” oil on canvas, 54 x 43″
Bart Vargas, “Paroxysm,” acrylic paint, epoxy resin on panel, 32 x 32″
For more information about the artists and to submit a vote, click here.