New American Paintings MFA Competition

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New American Paintings MFA Competition



Eligibility: Current Candidates and Graduates from 2019 – 2021 only


Juror – Bana Kattan, Pamela Alper Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL


We are pleased to be accepting applications for New American Paintings’ 2022 review. Since 1993, we have presented a juried exhibition-in-print featuring 40 exceptional painters working in the northeast of the United States.

Meaningful exposure is essential for any artist. For 26 years, New American Paintings has built an engaged audience of thousands of collectors, art world professionals, and art enthusiasts internationally. These are individuals who are serious about discovering new artistic talent. As a result, many past featured artists have gone on to achieve substantial critical and commercial success. Among them are Dana Schutz, Eddie Martinez, Amy Sherald, James Siena, Jordan Casteel, Brian Calvin, Shara Hughes, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

Click here to Register and Submit your entries to the competition!


* 1) Four jpegs of your work (no larger than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension)

* 2) A credit card for the entry fee of $50 (You may also take advantage of a special artist’s offer: $99, which includes your application fee and a one-year subscription to the magazine).

We define the activity of painting broadly. All styles and media are welcome as long as they involve or are conceptually related to the activity of painting. Works must be original and cannot be editioned.

Please note that if you have been in a past issue of New American Paintings, or have applied to competition in the past five years, you already have an account on the website. DO NOT REGISTER A NEW ACCOUNT. Please follow the instruction on the site to gain access to your account.

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