New American Paintings -- Southern Juried Competition -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

The Open Studio Press is accepting submissions for its Southern Juried Exhibition.  The deadline is December 31, 2010 and you can now apply online.  The Open Studio Press sponsors 6 juried competitions per year.  Winners receive full color spreads in their nationally distributed periodical, New American Paintings.  The exhibitions are divided into six different regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, West, Pacific and US based MFA's), each of which is the focus of an annual competition and publication.

This is one of my favorite periodicals and the Southern addition is something I look forward to every year.  I can also confirm that many gallery owners, much more than would admit it, look toward this publication for new artists to represent.  The juror this year for the Southern addition is Dan Cameron who has in the past ten years put together some of the largest and most impressive art exhibitions in the world.  Dan is currently Artistic Director of U.S. Biennial, Inc, a not-for-profit (501c3) organization that produces Prospect New Orleans.

The entry fee is $40 and they require 4 images.  Although being selected is always a long shot, I strongly suggest any mid-career Florida artist to apply.  The exposure and stature of this publication is well worth the $40 submission fee.  GL

Website link to find out more and apply online.

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