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Monday, March 05, 2007

Art-to-Art Palette print edition

The new issue is jam-packed with articles, events and information of interest to artists everywhere, but especially in the western Ohio/eastern Indiana region. Everything from museums to art groups to individual artists working in a great variety of media is in the magazine. My article titled, "All Art is Abstract," is included in this issue.

To read the online edition.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful Nita! Your words about the 2007 Annual Winter print issue has made a dramatic impact. Here is a little history:

About the Palette . . .
In 1988, the Art-to-Art Palette began publishing and established its central objective:

"...to serve as a contributing media for the promotion and support of the arts, and advocate for continuing education, and for the organizations, groups, societies, and clubs within its local roots of Western Ohio and Eastern Indiana.

Over the years, on a national scale, the Palette's editorial content centrally focused on art and education with the reporting of the past, present, and future events on schools, teachers, and other partners-in-education in the Art-to-Art: Building Friendships Through Art, an Ohio-based non-profit 501c2 k-12 art-based program that also integrated the other learning of Geography, History, Reading, Writing, and Communications through Human Relations in its educational forum. The Art-to-Art program has been deemed a national art education success.

In the spring of 2004, the Palette began its decent back to its rural roots with its stories, features, Calendars, and general news on those within Western Ohio and Eastern Indiana. Its print edition is currently published during the Fall-Winter and Spring-Summer seasons, and is distributed to art organizations, groups, societies, clubs, libraries, individuals, and general businesses where journals/magazines retain a longevity because of its editorial content spans from one issue to the next--such as---The Paletteboard section lists the upcoming events, shows, performances, classes, and sport the photos of award-winning individuals and works as well as news about the entities changing in the region. In addition, this section goes further by including the Calendars from the major museums within a few hours of driving distance.

The Palette is further divided among other sections: the Cover, the Main, the Paint Box, the Potter's Shed, the Bugle, the Storybook, The Back Porch, and the Artist Marketplace.

Its print advertising rates have been geared "rurally affordable" because of its fiscal "paying forward" mode of operation.

Additionally as a print media, it uses an advertising targeted 'readership-exposure' census for distribution purposes, which have an unaudited estimation of 7,500 per issue, based on the membership of the core organizations its serves.

In 2006, the Palette entered cyber land, and although it is still a work-in-progress, their pages have been accessed nearly 10,000 times. Small in comparison, however the Palette serves only the Eastern quarter of Indiana and Western quarter of Ohio.

According to Ben Rayman, beginning in March 2007, the Art-to-Art Palette’s cyber home and the its Fall 2007 print edition, editorially, coverage has been expanded to complete and include all counties in the Western and Eastern half regions of Ohio and Indiana. Beginning in the spring of 2008, the Art-to-Art Palette will add the southern quarter of Michigan to I-96, and northern part of Kentucky to Louisville-Lexington, and then looping back to Ohio’s Scioto County. “This forms the heart of the Palette,” said the publishing editor.

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to add to the comments about the "Pallet". I first found out about this wonderful resource about two years ago. I happened into the printer's shop that was running the pages. I picked up a copy and leafed through it. What a fantastic publication. They told me all about it.

Then last year I got in touch with Ben Rayman to find out more about the publication. I was meet with an open minded forward thinking individual that was all about promoting artists in the two state coverage area that they were reaching. What a breath of fresh air. I am a self-taught artist and have been completing works from the rural areas of northwest Ohio for a few years. It had always been tough to reach large numbers of people on my own with the work I feel so strongly about. So, when Ben approached me asking me to consider an article on my work, I welcomed the opportunity. The coverage of the many different venues for the promotion of the arts in any medium is well rounded. I am proud to have been able to be a part of this publication and look forward to future participation with the many qualified artists it covers. Thumbs up and "Keep On Creating" Ben..........

9:07 AM  
Blogger Nita said...

And now you know the rest of the story!

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been wonderful to watch your hard work in the magazine grow and hopefully prosper. This winter edition takes "Best Publication" in my world. Congratulations on such a fine 'Work of Art'

12:07 AM  
Blogger Trish Jeffers-Zeh said...

"The magazine is beyond exceptional. I am impressed with the content, layout, community coverage and presentation of "Art-to-Art" in print.
Please keep me in mind for future support....."
You've all got a great concept going, with an excellent editor. The lay out is not only gorgeous it is beckoning.
I have been a community advocate ever since I was a child. It's been my pleasure to support Dayton/Cincy Metro Partks, non-profit organizations such as We Care Arts & many centers/organizations that offer education such as Riverbend, Rosewood, Fitton, Middletown Art Center & locally owned businesses. It's nice to see a publication that covers all the bases. We need to support our Arts community in order for these opportunities to remain available. When you take a class at one of Centers or local businesses you are keeping art alive!
I want to be involved so please keep me on your list for future collaborations!!! Thank you so much for bringing me into the Art to Art World!
Namaste, Trish
Trish Jeffers-Zeh/Zeffers Farm Studios

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was very excited when first approached to appear as the Main Section Artist. I must admit that I was not aware of the magazine, but was very interested in expanding the audience my work is available to.

The wide variety of activity of artists and organizations represented in the magazine is a "What's Happening in Art" for Eastern Indiana and Western Ohio. What a great resource that not only brings information, but also a sense of local community. Living in a somewhat rural area, there have been times when I've felt like an island in the middle of a vast ocean with land barely recognizable in the horizon. The "contact" that Art-to-Art Palette brings to the table is priceless.

I am humbled by my experience with the people at Art-to-Art Palette. Thank you to all those involved who work so hard in its production. What a fantastic mission and wonderful magazine! I can only see it continue to grow.

Maria B. Davis
DAVIS Art & Photo

10:48 AM  
Blogger Ralph Stuckman said...

Thank you Nita for your professional assessment of the Art-to-Art Palette. I immensely enjoyed reading "All Art Is Abstract".
It has been a joy for me to see how the Palette has progressed over the last two years as it strives to deliver quality readings on art subjects as well as give rise to the artists and organizations in its "paying forward" mission.
As a professor emeritus from Wright State University and Urbana University, I became more active in the Palette last year. I serve as the Managing Editor for the Potter's Shed Section. It has brought me much happiness in carrying out the founding objectives.
This last issue was just a WOW WEE. The content, the design and overal production editing, I found to be exceptional. However, errors do happen. I have always told my students this and it is just part of life. No need to fret, but just go striving to do your best.
In my assessment, the Palette has reached that "journal- magazine" editorial platform, to presenting the news with that flare of a big city event and mixed with that rural hometown American flavor.
I am proud to be associated with this contributing print media serving now half of Ohio and half of Indiana, and I look forward to the final additions to complete the heart shape.

Dr. Ralph Stuckman

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 2007 Winter Edition of Art-to-Art Palette is a must read for anyone interested in the arts, especially Artists. The current edition is one of the best Artist Magazines I have read - one you can't put down - packed with information and insight for Artists who want to keep up-to-date on what is happening in the Art world.

I especially enjoyed the article by Vincent Whitehead, "FedEx Artist Keeps on Creating" - all about drawing which is one of my favorite subjects. A different approach, using a ball point pen, is what makes this article so interesting. Also of interest was Kay Sluterbeck's article "Drawing drapery correctly is vital for realistic art. Whatever your interest you will find it in this issue of the Palette.

NIta Leland's article "All Art is Abstract" caught my eye immediately as I couldn't put down her newest book "The New Creative Artist," and still go back to it time and time again for ideas and inspiration. But the Article in this current edition of Palette put another light on the subject - "All Art is Abstract" , never thought of it that way, but yes it is. Nita's articles are always filled full of "punch" - anyone would benefit from absorbing this Artist's words of wisdom and inspiration.

I could go on and on because this issue is packed full of talented artists - Trish Jeffers-Zeh, Maria Davis, but I would be remiss if I didn't include the Publishing Editor, Ben Rayman, what a feat of putting this all together - a true professional artist in this own right; Senior Editor, Kate /Eglan-Garton, and Art Director, Pat Rayman did an excellent job - all working together to put out a great publication! Bravo to you all...Joan Crawford Barnes

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the ATC article in the Winter Edition: I'd like to thank the Editor for spreading the word about ATC's! Rodney Ann Bensman and I had formed the group you mention in the article. We are having so much fun with this concept. Many of our members have told us that the cards are like thumbnail paintings that they can use for larger artwork. So, the cards are a great way to practice various elements of design,study color, esperiment with subjects, and develop skills in all kinds. Anything goes, so you can experiment to your heart's content and get very creative! Anyone can start a group. Rodney and I would recommend that you start with a few friends, then let it grow from there. Keep your group limited in number so you don't put anyone under too much stress to finish their cards on time. We trade every two months and this has worked out very well for our artists, but you can make up your own timeline. We have four long distance artists: one in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Michigan, and New York state. They all send their cards with a SASE so we can return their traded cards. So, you are not limited to local artists.
We are also very diverse. We have two men and ten women (I don't think the men mind, since they get a lot of attention!) We have one young girl in her early twenties, but most of us are in our forties and fifties. We are made up of many different occupations, such as an architect, a beautician, a retired art teacher, a cartoonist, a businessman, a few professional artists, and a college student. We do not require a certain skill level - everyone is welcome. The emphasis is placed on having fun, sharing of our talents, and enjoying the fellowship of the meeting. I just encourage you to try the cards and see if they are as addictive as our group believe. Once you start them...you just can't help yourself! You'll want to do more to trade for some really cool ones that someone else has done. Contact me at info@henkenerlogcabin.com for more information on how to make the cards and/or how to form a swap group. Thanks again for spreading the word!
Deb Henkener, Wapakoneta, Ohio

8:06 AM  

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