Blue Canvas: Making the Community a Magazine

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I stopped by Barnes and Noble over the weekend and happened to pick up a copy of the magazine Blue Canvas, which is a quarterly magazine devoted to visual art. I had never heard of it before, but the cover was catchy (now you know how I select wine), and the artwork inside was quite compelling.

However, the story behind the magazine is even more interesting than the art, in my opinion.

The magazine is an outgrowth of www.bluecanvas.com, which is a social network for artists, who upload their portfolios and discuss their work, as well as the work of others. In fact, the artwork that appears in the print publication is determined through community nominations.

I love this. I think that across the creative spectrum, this sort of online/offline showcasing of energy and talent is intriguing.

What could you do to showcase your community?

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