I've been quietly sitting on a little secret for the last four months and it's time for the big reveal....TA DAA! I'm the "Artist in the Spotlight" for issue 2 of Featuring magazine!!! Featuring is a brand new art magazine based in the Netherlands, a glossy, full color, professionally-printed brain child of artist Marit Barentsen.
Here's what I love about Featuring in a nutshell: it has depth. It isn't a mash-up of endless ads and beautiful fluff nor is it a clique-y forum for well-established artists to show off their latest products. Featuring magazine lets the artists' voices shout from the rooftops. The "spotlight" article is entirely in my own words; after reading my blog, the editors sent me about a million questions and then used my answers word for word - no paraphrasing, no standard interview questions. I am so proud that my very first publication in a magazine ended up on the pages of Featuring, a much-needed breath of fresh air for the art magazine world.
As an aside, you'll see that I used my maiden name "Reuss" rather than "Remy" for this article. Both last names are me! For a little while now, I've been using my maiden name as a sort of pen name on the web. I felt that since this was such a big step in my art career, it would be only right to honor my roots. In short, I wanted my relatives to see the family name in print rather than my ex-husband's surname. All my writings and photos continue to carry "Remy" on the copyright until I can go through the process of officially changing my name...
Additional Note: Featuring is available to purchase online only (no subscriptions) so to get your hands on a copy, click on over to the Featuring website!