New American Paintings sponsors six juried competitions per year. The forty winners of each competition receive a four-page, full-color spread in New American Paintings. Five of the annual competitions focus on geographic regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, West and Pacific Coast), and the sixth is only open to current Masters of Fine Arts candidates who are attending schools based in the United States, and current year graduates.
Eligibility: These competitions are open to all artists working within the United States. New American paintings defines the activity of painting broadly, and all styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular. There are no educational requirements to apply to these regional competitions, only the MFA competition. Artists applying to the MFA competition may also apply to their respective regional competition in the same calendar year.
Eligible States for the South Competition:
AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
To apply online you will need to prepare four jpegs of your work (no larger than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension) and a credit card for the entry fee of $50*. All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.
*Apply online now to take advantage of our special offer! Subscribe to New American Paintings for $99/1-yr and your $50 entry will be free. This option is available to you when you register to pay for your competition.