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Professional Artist is dedicated to providing independent visual artists from all backgrounds with the insights, encouragement and business strategies they need to make a living with their artwork. Each issue of the magazine presents practical business advice on subjects such as art marketing, art law, portfolio development, exhibition presentation, communication skills and sales techniques, as well as articles to help artists feel encouraged and motivated. Along with a comprehensive list of calls to artists available both in the magazine and online at www.ProfessionalArtistMag.com, Professional Artist is the ultimate career resource for fine artists everywhere.

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Previously published under the name Art Calendar for more than 25 years, Professional Artist is the industry’s foremost business magazine for visual artists. Founded in 1986, Professional Artist acts as a beacon to guide artists on their journey toward making a living with their art.

Written by knowledgeable industry pros and successful working artists, Professional Artist offers practical business advice on subjects such as art marketing, art law, portfolio development, exhibition presentation, communication skills and sales techniques, as well as advanced technical applications of photography, computer and Web tools. It also offers the most extensive and recent listings of Calls to Artists, including galleries reviewing portfolios, juried competitions, grants, fellowships, festivals, publishing opportunities and residencies.

Best described as “the artist’s guide to making it,” Professional Artist is the only subscription-driven, business-oriented magazine published specifically for visual artists. Professional Artist enables professional artists to make a living doing what they love. Offering innovative ideas, along with all of the necessary tools to sell their work and further their careers, Professional Artist has established itself as the ultimate resource for visual artists.

Thanks for reading, and happy creating!

~ The Professional Artist team

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