New American Paintings West Juror: Bill Arning

We are thrilled to have our friend, Bill Arning, serve as the juror of the upcoming West region competition. The deadline is April 20th, Midnight, EST. In case you haven't been following the blog in recent weeks, there is more information about the West competition, including the states invited, after the jump!

Bill Arning is the Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. At CAMH, he has organized the exhibitions Matthew Day Jackson: The Immeasurable Distance (2009) and Marc Swanson: The Second Story (2011). Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom (2011), which Arning co-curated with João Ribas, Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center, received the prestigious award of “Best Show Involving Digital Media, Video, Film, or Performance” from the United States section of the International Art Critics Association (AICA/USA). Arning was formerly the curator at MIT's List Center for eight years where he organized such critically acclaimed exhibitions as America Starts Here - Ericson and Ziegler (2006). Other exhibitions include Chantal Akerman's first American museum survey Moving Through Time and Space (2008) and Christian Jankowski - Everything Fell Together (2006). As a writer on art and culture, Arning's essays have been published in Time Out New York, Aperture, Modern Painters, The Village Voice, Art in America, Trans, Out, and Parkett.

We are all looking forward to Bill's picks for the 2012 West Issue!

Bill Arning, Courtesy Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Photo: Jenny Antill

We are nearing the deadline for our West competition which is April 30th, Midnight (EST). So, if you reside in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, or Wyoming, now is your chance to apply to New American Paintings.

So, what are you waiting for? The last few minutes of April to Apply? PLEASE DON'T (our technical support people thank you)!!! It's easy to submit work, you just need 4 images, 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension or less, and a credit card for our submission fee. Go here and apply now if you live in AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, or WY!

As always, you can learn a little more about the competition on our website.  Or, check out our FAQs.



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