Ever think of yourself as a RAP artist? No, not a hip-hop performer who talks in rhyming phrases to a pounding beat, but a reader of American Artist’s print magazines, e-newsletters, or website who is willing to advise the editors. The New York staff is setting up an invitation-only Reader Advisory Panel (RAP) group on our website where artists can comment on topics for upcoming articles, alternative cover choices, subjects of potential blogs, article layouts, and the text of feature stories we are considering. Your responses to short, simple questionnaires will help us develop content targeted to meet your needs as a practicing artist.
Want to see more articles on pastel, colored pencil, etching, sculpture, or acrylics? Wish we would publish more articles on portraiture, landscapes, still lifes, or abstractions? Think the feature articles are short on demonstrations, repetitive, or too long? Join the RAP group to tell us what we can do to better serve you. Click here to join!
Your Valuable Advice
The internet has become a valuable way for people to express their opinions and have a strong influence on legislation, political campaigns, reality show contests, product developments, and news reports. Answering questions in an online survey is one of the ways we can all earn discounts, enter contests, shape the daily news, and influence the development of new products and services.
American Artist is participating in a comprehensive study to find out how you currently use artists' paints and surfaces and what products you might want to try or have changed to better suit your needs. What do you like best about acrylic paints? What would you change about oil colors? Do you use watercolors because they are portable or because they are water-soluble? Those are the types of easy questions you will be asked to respond to if you participate in the survey.
I recently completed the survey and really liked having the chance to speak directly to companies that make products I use for drawing and painting. I encourage you to click on the link below and take a few minutes to offer your opinions.