Launched in 2007 and nationally read, Two Coats of Paint publishes original content with an emphasis on contemporary painting, artists, and art fairs. It recently added two popular features: a monthly satirical horoscope for painters, and reviews of films related to art. Other features include interviews with artists, comprehensive NYC gallery listings, exhibition reviews, and comparative essays. Two Coats is required reading on many university syllabi, and has been sponsored by numerous museums, universities, galleries, and arts organizations including the Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, New Art Dealers Association (NADA), School of Visual Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, American University, and Rhode Island School of Design. In 2014, Two Coats of Paint received a prestigious Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writing Grant for blogging. Publisher Sharon Butler, an accomplished painter, is affiliated with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Connecticut. Two Coats of Paint is based in New York.
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Publisher and Editor: Sharon Butler
Contributing Editor and Film Critic: Jonathan Stevenson
Heather Leigh McPherson
Crystal “Kitty” Shimski
Barbara Campbell Thomas
The youngest of three children, Rob was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and raised by Margaret Kaiser and Roger Schatzlein. He concentrates primarily on drawing, but he is also a writer, photographer, and author of art books. His most recent book is called Why Bother.
Images of current work: www.robks.com
Betty Lou Starnes
Two Coats of Paint Internship Opportunities:
To apply for a 2015-16 internship, send a short (three paragraphs) note describing your interests, writing experience, art experience, and a link to your website and other online accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, Vimeo, etc.). Note that internships are educational experiences and as such are unpaid. Academic credit may be available at your college or university.
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Two Coats of Paint Residency Project:
Over the years I have participated in many small residency programs, including Peter Dudek's Bascom Lodge project, Austin Thomas's Pocket Utopia, Helen Chellin's Red Cinder Creativity Center, and Simon Draper's Habitat for Artists. With these experiences in mind, I introduced a modest artist residency at Two Coats of Paints' HQ in Brooklyn. The residency program's goal is simply to provide a short-term space(up to one week) where artists based outside the NYC area can hang work and have studio visits with curators, other artists, and gallerists. The residency is by invitation only because space is extremely limited.
Artist's book projects available online
(All sales support the blog.)
Grattan 117, a photographic sourcebook for paintings created in 2012-13. Available here.
Sketchbook 1 (2007) and Sketchbook 2 (2008-10), a two-volume set created on the occasion of an exhibition at TowerBrook Art Project. Available here.
The Tower Paintings: Keeping Our Distance, an artist's book that includes paintings, drawings, and an essay about local observation towers is available here.