2012 MFA Competition Deadline

Attention current MFA students and 2012 graduates!

We are currently accepting submissions for what has become our most anticipated publication of the year. The MFA Annual will feature painters that are currently studying to receive a Master of Fine Arts or current year (2012) MFA graduates. Even more exciting, we have an amazing juror for this year's competition. New American Paintings is thrilled to have Dominic Molon, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, prepared to review submissions and select the best and most promising artists to watch.

Dominic Molon is currently Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Photo: Walead Beshty.
Prior to joining the  Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Molon was curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. There, he curated major thematic survey exhibitions with a broad international and historical scope such as Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-Out (2010) where the exhibition addressed the pivotal role of the studio in artists' practice; and Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll since 1967 (2007). This monumental exhibition was the most serious and comprehensive look at the intimate and inspired relationship between the visual arts and rock-and roll culture to date. He also organized solo exhibitions of such significant contemporary artists such as Liam Gillick (2009), Wolfgang Tillmans (2006), Paul Pfeiffer (2003) coorganized with MIT List Visual Arts Center, Gillian Wearing (2002), and Sharon Lockhart (2001), while coordinating numerous traveling exhibitions including Take your time: Olafur Eliasson, Karen Kilimnik, Kai Althoff: Kai Kein Respekt (Kai No Respect) and Charles Ray. Molon holds a Master of Arts in Art History and Criticism from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

If you have received your MFA in 2012 or you are a current candidate, you are eligible to enter! The deadline is November 10th, 2012 (Midnight EST). So apply online now! Or, visit our competition page and follow the instructions. Submitting is easy! Just have four jpegs, less than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension, and a credit card for the entry fee.



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