Art Journal has won an Independent Press Award from Utne Reader, the nation’s leading magazine of alternative ideas. Art Journal was cowinner with The Comics Journal for coverage in arts and literature. Utne said, “Visually compelling without glitz, rich in ideas without succumbing to art-theory-speak, Art Journal presents substantial essays and wide-ranging Q&As that bring readers deep into the minds of today’s artists.”
Since 1989, winners of the Utne Independent Press Awards have been chosen exclusively by the editors of the magazine through extensive reading and careful examination, rather than by entry forms and fees. All winners of the 14th annual awards were published in the January/February 2003 issue of Utne.