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Dallas Muralist Makes Cover Of ‘New American Paintings’

by Jerome Weeks 4 Nov 2013 4:14 PM

Carlos Donjuan’s painting ‘Dreamers’ was one chosen from thousands of entries – for the latest issue of ‘New American Paintings.’


carlos coverA painting by Dallas artist and muralist Carlos Donjuan— best known these days, perhaps, for his sherbet-colored murals along the wall near the Belmont Hotel — now graces the cover of the latest issue (#108) of New American Paintings. The publication is set up like a “juried exhibition in print” — with thousands of artists entering the competition each year and only 40 making it into print. (Donjuan had appeared once before, in issue #90, but not on the cover.)

The 2013 painting, called “Dreamers” (mixed media on a birch panel), is one of a series on “illegal aliens,” according to Donjuan, and is currently in Milan, Italy.