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The May issue of the art journal New American Paintings spotlights 40 mid-Atlantic artists, selected by Stephen Bennett Phillips, curator of the Phillips Collection. Among those selected are five D.C.-area painters: Rachel Jeffers, Courtney Jordan, Kevin Kepple (whose The Fuse is pictured), Amy Lin, and Renee Stout. (Phillips on Stout, in the issue’s introduction: “Her multilayered collages contain passages of abstract surface interest, photorealist painting, and faux naif content that blends biography and fiction.”)