Next stop – Art Miami December 1 – 5
Revisit Black Fine Art Month on Pigment’s YouTube channel
Pigment International ™ recently announced that its publication, Pigments review, was selected as one of the winners of the prestigious publishing industry award Folio 2021: Eddie and Ozzie Awards. Pigments magazine received the Ozzie Award for “Best Cover Design” for its Fall / Winter 2020 issue, in the “Magazines with less than 250,000 subscribers” category. The winners were announced at the Eddie / Ozzie Awards held in New York City last month.
Internationally renowned artist Deborah Roberts‘The multimedia piece “Fight the Power” was featured on the cover of the magazine. Much of the magazine’s content came from an investigation by Pigment International to determine how artists were resisting the pandemic and racial calculation brought on by the murder of George Floyd. The feature film was titled “Capturing a Moment in Time”. Additionally, the number celebrated female performers of all generations and featured stories about Roberts, Harmonia Rosales, and Samella Sanders Lewis. The magazine also included murals triggered by Floyd’s murder and an artistic tribute to Congressman John Lewis by Kevin Williams.
“We are thrilled to be a winner in our category,” said founder and publisher Patricia Andrews-Keenan. “Pigment Magazine was designed as an oversized and brilliant publication with relevant and dynamic content, but also beautiful on your coffee table. Plus, it continues to validate our belief that there is still a place for print, especially when the focus is on amazing works of art celebrating the aesthetics of noir art.
Tanya lyda was Creative Director for the Fall / Winter issue which was subscribed by the Joyce Foundation. Work is currently underway on the third issue of the magazine to be released by the first quarter of 2022 thanks to a generous grant from the Ground Foundation. Copies of the two award-winning issues can be purchased on the site Pigments shop.
Launched in December 2018, Pigment Magazine’s theme art, innovation and curation. The magazine is divided into three sections featuring stories about artists, collectors, curators, gallery owners and others who are part of the black art ecosystem.
Pigment International ™ will soon exhibit at Specter Miami in partnership with Golden Galleries / Art by Golden. The organized art fair presents more than 150 independent artists, studios and galleries. They will be in Stand 610 at the show held at Mana Contemporary in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. In addition, Pigment International ™ has just completed a series of programs for the past month. Black Fine Arts Month, which is now archived and available on the International Pigments YouTube Channel. The theme of this year’s recognition was “The Missing History” with discussions centered on the role of black artists in creating a more comprehensive narrative of our country’s history. The DuSable Museum of African American History, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, was Pigment International’s partner for Black Fine Art Month for the third year.
Pigment International™ is the founder of the founders of Black Fine Art Month and a multimedia art platform that evangelizes black art, conservation and innovation. The Chicago-based organization uses art journalism to advance contemporary black aesthetics in the visual arts; we honor the history and relevance of historic noir art; and we serve as a connector for emerging creators, collectors, curators, investors and other stakeholders. We create personalized programs that spark dialogue and inspire our constituents.