I am beyond honored to be included among so many amazing painters in the current issue of New American Paintings!
I have been in love with this publication since the early 90's. I can remember working at Starbucks on the Ave in Seattle, and spending way too much time at Bulldog News looking through New American Paintings, because I couldn't afford to buy it. Each 9" x 9" issue was beautifully laid out on heavy paper, full of colorful paintings by emerging and established painters.
Here is a little more about them from the front of the magazine:
" New American Paintings was founded in 1993 as an experiment in art publishing. With over five thousand artists reviewed annually, it has become America’s largest and most important series of artist competitions. Each competition is catalogued in a unique volume: Northeast, South, Midwest, West, Pacific Coast, and MFA Annual. Featured artists are selected on the basis of artistic merit and provided space for free."
That's the great news. The not so great news is that because of COVID related shipping delays, this issue will be released in digital format only. While I was slightly disappointed not to be able to hold beautiful, colorful volume in my hands, the silver lining is that anyone with an internet connection can view the magazine and download it for free. I actually think more people will see the magazine, which is great.
To access your free issue, go to newamericanpaintings.com. When you get there, click the button that says "GO TO FREE ISSUE #157". When you get to the #157 home page, you have a couple of choices. You can download a PDF of the magazine pages, or get a free copy on issuu.com by entering a special code which you will find close to the top of the page. The Issuu method takes a few more steps, but it is a great way to look through the magazine. Images of my paintings are on pages 152 - 155.
Other than that milestone, my work continues in the studio and I have a group of paintings on exhibit in a salon in Tacoma called Studio 253 Salon. I don't have any other shows planned for this year (yet), but I am always willing to open and welcome visitors to the studio. Feel free to contact me if you would like to stop by. ❤️