March 11, 2013

100 Painters Of Tomorrow


So this is interesting.  Publishers Thames & Hudson have initiated a worldwide open call to painters, inviting them to submit their work for a chance to be part of a new book, to be published in 2014, definitively titled 100 Painters of Tomorrow.  It basically sounds like New American Paintings on crack.

From the 100 Painters of Tomorrow website:
"100 Painters of Tomorrow is an ambitious new project, initiated by editor-curator Kurt Beers and the publishers Thames & Hudson, to find the 100 most exciting painters at work today.  Culminating in a major publication that will introduce and present each artist and their work, creating a snapshot of the best new talent in painting from across the globe."
The job of selecting "the 100 most exciting painters at work today" from an international applicant pool seems beyond daunting.  10 jurors, under the chairmanship of Kurt Beers, have been brought in to complete the task, including Cecily Brown (the only painter), Barry Schwabsky (contributor to the popular painting surveys Vitamin P and Vitamin P2), and Sir Norman Rosenthal (a knight).  Los Angeles is represented on the jury by Suzanne Hudson, an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Southern California.

If you're interested in applying you'll need to hurry as the deadline to submit is March 15, 2013 March 22, 2013.  The application calls for a CV, a brief artist statement, 4 images of your work, and £10 ($14.93 at today's exchange rate).  I imagine it wouldn't hurt to already be a fairly well known young painter, as well.  Remember, you will be up against the entire world.

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