The Open Studios Press was founded in 1993 as a vehicle for facilitating contact between artists and art enthusiasts. New American Paintings has featured the work of more than three thousand painters from throughout the United States, many of whom have gone on to receive international attention. New American Paintings is a juried exhibition-in-print. Each museum-quality issue results from a highly selective juried competition and presents the work of forty painters. Thousands of artists enter the competitions every year, but only a limited number make it through the jurying process. Renowned curators select those artists whose work deserves to be seen by a wider audience. Unlike other art publications, New American Paintings does not discriminate by style or yield to art-world trends.