Monday, January 13, 2014

Four Art Magazines Every Artist Should Read

Best Art Magazines for Artists
Best Art Magazines for Artists
No secret that I am a bit of an art one of my favorite guilty pleasures is receiving my art magazines each month. From just plain fun eye candy to practical tips that help my career to learning new techniques, here is my round up of some art magazines every artist should read!














  1.  Professional Artist
    Professional Artist

    Formerly known as Art Calendar, this magazine is about the business of being an artist. I look forward to Jack White's inspirational columns as well as those of Eric Meisel who can talk any artist off a cliff. You'll also find practical advice on building your blog, teaching courses, approaching galleries and so much more. 

  2. Art News
    Art News

    This is another "art business" magazine but is geared toward the elite art world of museums and galleries whereas "Professional Artist" encompasses the independent artist. In this magazine, you can read reviews of art shows in museums across the country as well as articles on  art fraud, restitution and more. In this periodical, I have discovered fun music videos riffing on famous paintings and art humor books that I never would have known about without this wonderful magazine.

  3. Somerset Studio: The art of Paper and Mixed Media

    Somerset Studio
    There are so many publications put out by Stampington & Company, it will make your head spin but you can find all the monthly inspiration you need for mixed media art in here. This magazine has the least information about the business of art but has plenty of eye candy from a diverse selection of artists. Love it for their open submission process and reader challenges. 

  4. Cloth Paper Scissors

    Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine
    This magazine is currently my secret favorite. In this magazine there is a nice mix of artist portfolios, sharing techniques you can use, and great writing. Look for regular columnist Julie Fei-Fan Balzar for practical advice on being a professional artist and art techniques by Jodi Ohl.

    What magazines do you like to read?