New Column: State of the Art

As artists, we live in this same tech-laden world, yet many of us face additional challenges to the ones the rest of the culture is dealing with.

Mentor of the Year Announced

Out of about 200 entries, we selected Pat Witt as the 2014 Mentor of the Year, along with Jim Garrison and Philip Barlow as honorable mentions.

Submission Guidelines

Interested in writing for Professional Artist magazine? Read our guidelines here to see what you can do to get your name on our site or in print.

How to Make Your Mailing List More Useful

Each artist has his or her own unique circumstances that should be considered when segmenting a list. Here are five to consider:

Portrait of a Professional Artist Finalists Posted

We loved getting a glimpse into the images that resonate with you and serve as metaphors to your hectic, multitasked, wonderful and creative lives. Our top entry was…

Professional Artist 2014 Survey

We want to hear what you think! We want to gain a better understanding about you, your preferences, your art business and how you use Professional Artist and its products.

Muse Madness Finalists Posted!

We loved getting a personal tour of the people, places and things that inspire our readers. Out of about 300 entries, here is our top pick!

Branding Your Art Business

I’ve been teaching basic tenets of branding for years, but, boy, I had no idea about everything that goes into creating a memorable brand.

Going Small: Warren Wayne Kessler

The Professional Artist competition called for artists to create an original piece of art in a 2.5-by-3.5 inch space, and more than 100 readers took the challenge.

Your Big Talent, One Small Space finalists

We asked you to create a masterpiece in a 3.5-inch-by-2.5-inch space for Professional Artist magazine's second annual "Your Big Talent. One Small Space."

Professional Artist Takes Home Four FMA Awards

Florida-based Magazine Professional Artist was honored Aug. 2 for publishing excellence by the Florida Magazine Association, including a first-place award for best cover.

**This contest is now closed** Enter Our Blank Canvas Art Contest

Professional Artist presents its Second Annual Blank Canvas Art Contest. Enter by Oct. 1 for a chance to be published in the magazine!

Preview the Pocket Guide to Self-Publishing

Preview several of the chapters appearing in the Pocket Guide to Self-Publishing for Artists, on sale now.

NEW! Pocket Guide to Self-Publishing for Artists

Get started with self-publishing your art in print and online with this easy-to-use and informative 40-page pocket-sized guide authored by Professional Artist contributor E. Brady Robinson.

Happy Professional Artist Month

Professional Artist is taking its mission of empowering artists to the next level with the first-ever Professional Artist Month.

Preview the June/July 2013 Issue

Preview several of the articles appearing in the June/July issue of Professional Artist, on sale now.

Professional Artist | June-July 13 (Volume 27 · Number 3)

This issue covers the ins and outs of publishing in print and digital markets. Learn how to get press coverage, publish your own book of your work, submit works to blogs, and more.

Preview the April/May 2013 Issue

Preview several of the articles appearing in the April/May issue of Professional Artist, on sale now.

Preview the February/March 2013 Issue

Preview several of the articles appearing in the February/March issue of Professional Artist, on sale now.

Preview the December 2012 / January 2013 Issue

Preview several of the articles appearing in the December/January issue of Professional Artist, on sale now.

Video: A Chronicle Of Gratitude

Professional Artist contributor Brenda Hope Zappitell discusses her process as an abstract painter and why she's thankful. For more on Zappitell, visit

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