(originally posted 4/3/12)
Chicago Art Magazine will be closing on April 13, 2012. The primary reason for the close is due to the publisher, Kathryn Born, going on an 8-month medical leave. Robin Dluzen, the Editor-in-Chief, could have solely sustained the editorial and operational aspects of the magazine, but not the financial demands.
Running Chicago Art Magazine has been a wonderful experience; it’s been life-changing for those of us who have dedicated our work-lives to the magazine we built in 2009. In the days to follow, we will post some final editorials and thoughts, and the “transparency pages” will complete its mission to offer some degree of analysis of the publication and lessons learned, in an attempt to help the next endeavor.
Chicago Art Magazine will remain online, in its current form, for the next five years as an archive to the 935 posts and 5,260 images.
Over the past 3 years, we have worked with some of the finest writers, artists, gallerists and organizations in the city, and would like to thank you all for the support and for the amazing art and writing that made our magazine possible.
We leave this magazine in high spirits. We are in a different place as professional artists and writers, and we believe strongly that we helped Chicago’s art world be more prominent on the global map. We have no regrets.
(note: we’re doing a “soft close”, so although we have an official end date, some additional content may be posted after the close)