The April issue of The Artist’s Magazine is officially on newsstands! If you’re not a subscriber, you can also order a digital or print issue from North Light Shop today. In the meantime, I’d like to share with you this gorgeous slideshow of the art that’s featured, along with a letter about this issue from Maureen Bloomfield.
Behind the Scenes, a letter from Maureen Bloomfield
Putting together a magazine may seem mysterious and possibly ethereal, but it’s really a down-to-earth process. We are fortunate to have offices in Cincinnati, a city with a vibrant arts—visual, musical, theatrical—scene from which we often derive ideas, images and, in the case of this issue, information. In planning an article on framing works on paper, we called upon Paul Schaff of Wellage & Schaff Fine Art Services, who graciously welcomed associate editor Cherie Haas, senior art director Brian Roeth, F+W staff photographer Al Parrish and me to the showroom and work space. See the article that resulted from our consultations with Schaff and with Litsa Spanos of Art Design Consultants, as well as with several working artists (“In the Frame”).
We first spotted the affecting picture on our cover, Katie O’Hagan’s Aine, Death Valley, as a digital image projected onto a screen, when we were assessing entries to the 2011 Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition; we remembered Aine when choosing finalists’ images for the 2012 calendar. This past year, O’Hagan won second place in the portrait/figure division (December 2012), and we’re thrilled that we can show more of her work and tell her story in “Serious Serendipity”).
In this issue, too, you’ll see how another portrait painter, Alejandro Rosemberg, freshens up old master techniques (“Classical Technique in a Contemporary Context”) and how Tim Gaydos conquered the challenge of painting and installing murals at a train station in New Jersey (“Bayonne Tapestry”). Stephen Cefalo shows how to liven up your line (Drawing Board); Koo Schadler explains egg tempera’s past and future (Brushing Up); and Paul Dorrell urges you to show your work outside the gallery circuit (Business).
As always, we thank our contributing writers and artists—generous confederates here and everywhere—and all of you, our faithful readers and fast friends, as we look forward to more adventures in the new year. ~Maureen Bloomfield, Editor, The Artist’s Magazine