BELOW: Engelman and guests Christina Kortum and Melanie Melanie; conference room; lobby; contributing writer Martha Calhoon (left) and guests
All photos by Cori Stoddard
Posted: Wednesday June 08, 2011
Key Publishing Group—publisher of Make-Up
Artist magazine and its affiliated websites, and producer of the
International Make-Up Artist Trade Show—opened the doors to its new
location on June 7, 2011. Approximately 60 people, including local
make-up artists, came to tour the facilities, meet the staff and mingle
with families, friends and colleagues.
"We brought everyone
together to help celebrate our new digs and give them a chance to see
where we work and what we do," said Make-Up
Artist publisher Michael Key.
Leonard Engelman, the
veteran make-up artist and governor of the Make-Up Artists and
Hairstylists branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,
was on hand to celebrate the opening.
magazine is a great tribute to the art of make-up and that's one of the
reasons I think it's so fantastic," said Engelman in a toast to Key and
"In 1997, we had just one trade show. Now that we're
up to six, we needed to expand our staff—and our workspace—to handle
the ramped-up production schedule," said Make-Up Artist managing editor Heather Wisner. "We now
have a conference room and multimedia center as well as a make-up room
where we can do demos and tutorials. Having more room and updated
facilities will help us expand the reach of our magazine, our shows and
Key Publishing Group is now located
at a 4,500-square-foot building at 12808 NE 95th Street in Vancouver,
Washington, after nearly six years at the previous location, which was
nearly half that size, at 2,800 square feet. The company has grown from
its initial roster of a half-dozen people to the current group of 14.
publishes Make-Up Artist
magazine, which is read in more than 70 countries and was created in
1996 by Emmy Award-winning make-up artist Key. Make-Up Artist has been producing IMATS since 1997, with
shows in London; New York; Los Angeles; Vancouver, B.C.; Sydney and
Toronto. For more on the publication or IMATS, visit www.makeupmag.com
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.