While I'm on the subject of American Artist magazine, I should mention that they're celebrating their 75th anniversary by hosting an exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York next year.
The core artists have already been chosen, but they're inviting others to enter via a competition. If your work is in the tradition of the following artists, or if you "consider representational art a significant part of your influence or practice, but are expanding and experimenting in new directions," then this exhibition is for you.
Exhibiting core artists include: Stephen Assael, Bo Bartlett, Judith Carducci, Jacob Collins, Martha Erlebacher, Daniel Graves, Daniel E. Greene, Quang Ho, Everett Raymond Kinstler, David A. Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Dan McCaw, Odd Nerdrum, Anne Packard, Philip Pearlstein, John Howard Sanden, Richard Schmid, Nelson Shanks, Burton Silverman, Mary Whyte, and Jamie Wyeth.
The competition is limited to USA artists. The fee for entering three pieces is $75. There's a student rate, and there are prizes. Deadline is October 8.
About the exhibition
Rules for American Artist Competition