Professional Artist Takes Home Four FMA Awards


ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 5, 2013) — Professional Artist – the ultimate career resource for visual artists and creative professionals – received four awards from the Florida Magazine Association (FMA), including a coveted Charlie Award for Best Cover. Presented Friday, Aug. 2, during a gala event at the 2013 FMA Annual Publishing Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Fla., the FMA awards honor the year’s top achievements in magazine publishing in the Sunshine State.

Chosen from a pool of more than 680 entries across the state of Florida, Professional Artist’s 2013 FMA awards are as follows:

Design Excellence

• Charlie Award: Best Cover (Trade/Technical) – February/March 2013 Issue featuring cover artwork “Approaching Noise” by David Kassan.

• Silver Award: Best Department (Association; Trade/Technical) – “Headlines & Details”

General Excellence

• Silver Award: Best Redesign

• Bronze Award: Best Table of Contents (Association; Trade/Technical)

“We are especially proud of our 2013 honors as they celebrate Professional Artist’s brand-new look and format,” said Jannett Roberts, publisher of Professional Artist. “This year has been full of exciting changes for our brand, and we are thrilled that the Florida Magazine Association has acknowledged our efforts with these awards.”

Click here to learn more about Roberts, Art Director Kristen Schaeffer-Santoni, Editor Terry Sullivan and Assistant Editor Jenny Andreasson, and the rest of our staff.


To download the Professional Artist logo and an image of the award-winning cover, click here. To view the media kit, click here.

Press contact:

Kayla Mitchell, Marketing Communications Manager

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About Professional Artist

Professional Artist is the ultimate resource for visual artists who want to make a living with their art. Previously published under the name Art Calendar for more than 25 years, Professional Artist is dedicated to providing fine artists from all backgrounds with the insights, encouragement and business strategies they need to succeed. Each issue of the magazine reaches more than 15,000 artists worldwide. Professional Artist is a part of Turnstile Media Group, which specializes in developing diverse media platforms that engage and strengthen the communities they serve. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet Media Network, The Seminole Voice, The Winter Park/Maitland Observer and Turnstile Connect.