ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 30, 2016) — Professional Artist – the foremost business magazine for visual artists – was recognized for excellence with three awards from the Florida Magazine Association (FMA), including one first-place Charlie Award for Best Feature. Each year the FMA honors high achievements in the Florida publishing industry at the FMA Annual Publishing Conference & Exposition. This year, Professional Artist was awarded the following honors:

  • Charlie Award: Writing Excellence, Best Feature (Trade/Technical) – “7 Business Practices to Emulate From the Life of Georgia O’Keeffe” by Thea Fiore-Bloom
  • Silver Award: Best Cover Design (Trade/Technical) – “August/September 2015 Issue”
  • Bronze Award: Best Overall Magazine (Trade/Technical)

“Four years ago Professional Artist went through a major redesign overhaul,” said Professional Artist Publisher Jannett Roberts. “And this year marks the fourth consecutive year our magazine takes home multiple FMA awards. I am extremely proud of how far our publication has come, and I am very honored to work with a team that is as dedicated to serving fine artists and growing the art culture as ours is.”


About Professional Artist

Professional Artist is dedicated to providing independent visual artists from all backgrounds with the 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, Professional Artist is the ultimate career resource for fine artists everywhere. 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, Winter Park/Maitland Observer and Turnstile Connect.


Katie Reyes, Marketing Communications Manager

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