I'm only familiar with two of these artists by name: Ryan Mulligan and Suzanna Fields. Ryan particpated in the One Word Project here and Suzanna is in the current Stricly Painting 5 show at McLean Project for the Arts.
I do want to apologize to my friends who were finalists but got rejected. It seems we were the minority here. 2/3rds of the finalists were selected but the few finalists that I am friends with all got rejected.
Given my recent search for abstract/minimal work in DC, I've found that minimal art especially is not all that prevalent. It doesn't seem to be particularly prevalent among the emerging artist crowd. So I was glad to see this quote in Lumpkin's statement:
...one could easily organize a Minimalist-style exhibition that would rest comfortably in New York or Los Angeles.
If it could be easily done for NYC or LA, then I say let's do it! Of course though, I have a vested interest in that happening. I do want to know where this other minimalist work can be found.
The one remaining outstanding question, other than who the heck these artists are and what type of work do they make, is where will the show be held? I have a request in to the WPA\C for that information.
I'll probably do some Google sleuthing to find out more about these artists but in the meantime do you have any thoughts?