About

Two Coats of Paint is an NYC-based art project, that includes an award-winning art blog, artists residency, and other special undertakings. Questions, comments, and other inquiries may be sent to twocoatsofpaint@gmail.com

About the art blog: Launched in 2007 and nationally read, the art blog Two Coats of Paint publishes original content with an emphasis on contemporary painting and related issues.  Two Coats 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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Please send books, exhibition catalogs and announcements to:

Two Coats of Paint / Sharon Butler
55 Washington Street #321
Brooklyn, NY 11201

For links to articles published in other publications, other projects and presentations click here.

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Publisher and Editor: Sharon Butler
Contributing Editor and Film Critic: Jonathan Stevenson 

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.
Address: twocoatsofpaint (at) gmail (dot) com.

In subject area, please put INTERNSHIP APPLICATION
Deadline: Applications will be considered as they are received until positions are filled.

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Two Coats of Paint Residency Program:
In 2015, Two Coats of Paint began a small residency program for artists. The 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. Read more about the project here.
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Two Coats of Paint Books
(All sales support Two Coats of Paint projects.)

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.

Habitat, an artist's book that recounts my experience working in a 4' x 5' studio shack in the summer of 2008 is available here.