October issue is now live!

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.

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MAZ Shares Open Source Secrets

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

 team is huge fans of open source everything. In other words we support small mod companies that have taken the time to create programs that do not cost big bucks and still get the job done right. Here are some totally free programs that work as alternatives to very expensive programs, have youtube videos for help, and are MAZ tested and approved. They are listed by the program you need / want!

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.

http://www.kingsoftstore.com/kingsoft-office-freeware.html

Photoshop

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.

https://www.download-free.com/photo-editor?source=ga&gclid=CNf60-_j4rICFShxQgodB34A3g

InDesign

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!

http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus

MAZ to feature legendary artist and percussionist Dennis Young!

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/

Free ad space in MAZ

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 museartszine@gmail.com subject line must read “ATTN: DESIGN DEPT. – ADS”. We will take care of the rest!