Pigment Magazine, published by the art collective Pigment International™, has been selected as a finalist for the publishing industry’s prestigious 2019 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Award. Pigment Magazine is entered for an Ozzie under the category Design/New Magazine. The awards will be presented October 30th at the Hilton in New York.
Launched in December 2018, Pigment Magazine has as its focus art, innovation and curation. The magazine is broken into three sections featuring stories on artists, collectors and the ancillary groups that support the arts including curators, gallery owners and others. Stories in the inaugural issue include features on fabric artist Fabiola Jean-Louis, artist Frank Frazier, gallerist Soraya Sheppard, appraiser Diane Carr and uber collector Russell Goings. Atlanta Gallery owner September Gray and financier Eric McKissack also penned articles for the publication.
The centerpiece of the magazine was a photo spread on the work of the Pigment artists collective that includes Paul Branton, Lesley Etherly, Gerald Griffin, Jason E. Jones, Blake “BLen” Lenoir, James Nelson, Raymond Thomas, Dana Todd-Pope, Martha Wade, Eddie Santana “Edo” White, Reisha Williams and Minnie Watkins.
“Our team is ecstatic about this recognition,” said founder and publisher Patricia Andrews-Keenan. “It validates our belief that there is still a place for print, especially when the focus is the amazing artwork created by multicultural artists that highlight the Black art aesthetic.”
Raymond Thomas, a former creative director for Johnson Publishing Company, served as creative director of the magazine. Photographers were Madison Wilds Berger, Joe Jones and Tony Smith. Writers, in addition to Andrews Keenan, were Devorah Crable and Alexy Irving. The stunning cover art for the Magazine entitled, “Isys” was done by Pigment artist James Nelson.
Work is currently underway on the second issue of the magazine with new writers including noted art’s author Halima Taha and artist Debra Hand.
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