Betts Gets New American Paintings Annual Award

by Bill Davenport January 22, 2012

Houston Artist William Betts has been selected for this year’s New American Paintings annual $1000 prize. Bett’s polished, mechanical images of photographs and surveillance video were featured in several editions of the magazine, and, as part of the award, will be hung at the NEXT art fair in Chicago. This year’s jury included CAMH Director Bill Arning, James Rondeau, Curator and Chair of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Peter Boswell, Senior Curator at the Miami Art Museum. Betts’ work will be on display in an upcoming show at Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas on February 18.

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