Professional Artist voted best trade/technical magazine in Florida

Professional Artist's awards 2013-2015

Professional Artist — the foremost business magazine for visual artists — took home three awards from the Florida Magazine Association (FMA), including two first-place Charlie Awards for Best Overall Magazine and Best Cover.

Each year the FMA recognizes excellence in the Florida publishing industry at the FMA Annual Publishing Conference & Exposition. This year, Professional Artist was awarded the following honors:

• Charlie Award (1st): Best Overall Magazine (Trade/Technical) . We submitted three consecutive issues for review: October/November 2014, December 2014/January 2015 and February/March 2015. Professional Artist’s team is made up of Publisher Jannett Roberts, Editor Gigi Rosenberg, Art Director Kristen Schaeffer-Santoni and Assistant Editor Jenny Andreasson.

• Charlie Award (1st): Best Cover (Trade/Technical) – “April/May 2015 Issue.” The art on the cover is Love Letters, 2013, by Sarah Jarrett. Mediums used were digital photography, collage and painting. Read more about the artist on Page 42 of the issue.

• Bronze Award: Best Feature Design (Trade/Technical) – “How Artists Use Twitter,” October/November 2014. This piece was designed by Art Director Kristen Schaeffer-Santoni, written by Vicki Krohn Amorose and featured the recurring work titled withafterbetween, 2014, by artist Marie Kazalia.

Congratulations to our talented staff, and thank you to our loyal readers for being such a big part of what makes Professional Artist an award-winning magazine.

“Year after year we strive to deliver the most comprehensive business advice to our readers in a stunning, easy-to-read format,” Professional Artist Publisher Jannett Roberts said. “Being recognized through these awards from the FMA is truly an honor. I attribute this to a superb, talented team that diligently works to provide excellence in everything we do.”

About Professional Artist

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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 bimonthly 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, Seminole Voice, Winter Park/Maitland Observer and Turnstile Connect.