The MAZ team has a few spots open for poets in the December 2012 issue. Poems should be no more that 24 lines and contain wintry overtures. . To submit please email your name, poem, and return contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org .
In the October 2012 issue of MAZ we will take a look at artwork inspired by magic. By showcasing everything from a tarot deck inspired by tea, to high-fire ceramic tiles, to figurative paintings that allude to the divine feminine in every woman, we beg the question of the very nature of magic. In doing so, the MAZ team would like to put forth for your consideration, that true magic is the ongoing hope that makes each and every day worth living.
Join us as we go on a quest for truth and beauty and explore the bold fragility of human magic, hopes, and dreams.
The MAZ team is scouting for our 2012 tutorials! Now is you chance to tell us what you really want. Is there a project you are dying to do but do not know how? Tell the design team and we will see what we can do!
To participate in this survey please simply click the link below.
We at the MAZ team have been getting a lot of questions about what software MAZ is using lately. This is due to more and more artists wanting to self publish, do their own portfolios, edit their own photos… you get the idea.
So here is the deal. The MAZ
Microsoft word / Excel / Powerpoint
If you need a basic microsoft office without the microsoft price gouge try kingsoft office suite. Does everything the basic microsoft suite does. Here is a safe link where you can download it.
If you need and know photoshop download gimpshop. It is free, looks the most like photoshop, and has countless you tube help tutorials. Even if you have never seen photoshop you should probably use this program so if you ever encounter photoshop you will have some idea of what you are doing.
This is the motherlode! This is the program for creating books, novels, magazines posters, flyers, etc. if you need InDesign functions but do not have a few hundred bucks to toss try Scribus. It is totally free and acts a lot like InDesign. (They moved a few functions around but you can learn FAST!) MAZ ♥ ♥ ♥ scribus!
Dennis Young is best known professionally as the percussionist for the 80’s legendary NYC band “Liquid Liquid”. In the past few years he has started to paint. He seems to have a strong relationship between his music and paintings which rely on spontaneity, rhythm, and the textures he creates. Dennis’s feature will appear in the November 2012 volume of MAZ.
Check out Dennis’s new website and portfolio at : http://www.artfromedge.com/
Recently the MAZ team has received a great deal of inquiries about our 1 page full color ads. Rather than responding to dozens of messages we have decided to just give you the scoop!
MAZ is funded through generous donations and grants (not ads) . We believe that charging for ads will run the risk of creating an icky relationship of special interests within MAZ. As such our 1 page full color ads are FREE TO ARTISTS & SMALL BUSINESSES!
Ads are made available to artists with sound, safe and marketable products. Space is on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in a free ad please send an email to email@example.com subject line must read “ATTN: DESIGN DEPT. – ADS”. We will take care of the rest!
The September 2012 issue of MAZ channels the unique ability of artists to in vision our world as they wish to see it. Artists have the power to create images and objects from nothing and manifest them into physical reality. In this issue we will take a look at the visions of artists all over the world. From fractals to jewelry the world a creative canvas.