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Christmas in London 2014: Art Exhibitions

This is a list of art exhibitions for those planning to visit London over the Christmas and New Year period.  Current exhibition dates are listed in red - and many of them close in early-mid... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Tate must release details of BP sponsorship

The ethics and sponsorship of art debate took a step forward on Monday. A campaign by a pressure group to force national art museums in the UK to give up sponsorship funding from BP took an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Top Art Biz Blog Posts of 2014

At year’s end, a look back at the top posts here from the past year. Top 6 Most-Commented-On Posts Yep, It’s Art and It’s for Sale ©Patricia Coulter, Jubilant. Acrylic on gallery wrapped stretch canvas, 48 x 42 inches. Used with permission. Show More Summary

Royal Academy Videos: how we made Mr. Turner

For those planning a viewing of "Mr Turner" over the seasonal break - here's a few links to some very helpful videos, websites and blog posts by the Royal Academy of Arts.  JMW Turner was of course... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Art Marketing Lessons at Christmas

This is an invitation to share the lessons you've learned this year about the successes and failures you have had in marketing your art..... EITHER as a present for Christmas OR what you've learned... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Celebrate Your Year: 2014 Personal Review

You’re surely already thinking about and planning for the New Year. But before you get too far into everything you want to do, take a moment to look back on what you accomplished in 2014. Time to celebrate! ©Victoria Eubanks, Red Sticks & Stones. Show More Summary

Petition to UK MEPs: Stop the EU ban of cadmium in artist's paints

Today I became aware that there is  petition on 38 Degrees - "Stop the EU ban of cadmium in artist's paints." However to date it doesn't have a lot of signatures! The 38 Degrees website and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A Rethink: about proposed ban on Cadmium in artists' paints - and artists' professional practices

Back in June, I posted Will Cadmium be banned in artists' paints in Europe? about the European Chemicals Agency's (ECHA) proposal for legislation to ban artists paints containing cadmium pigments... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: Royal Institute of Oil Painters - Annual Exhibition 2014

Last week I visited the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. This can be seen at the Mall Galleries until 1pm on the 21st December - so lots of opportunities for last minute... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Are Art Consultants Right For You?

This article is excerpted and summarized from an interview with artist Leslie Neumann for my Art Biz Incubator. Leslie generously shared her experience working with art consultants. The key points here are provided by Leslie and with include my annotations. Show More Summary

Vincent Van Gogh's Notebooks

I'm updating websites at the moment while playing an old BBC programme about Vincent van Gogh's Notebooks on my Mini iPad which sits just in front of my iMac. Do play it - it's excellent! It's the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What are your favourite things - related to art?

Today I've been focused on sorting out the answers to an email interview with Steve Pill, the Editor of Artists & Illustrators Magazine - which is a very popular art magazine in the UK. recent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Why colour converts and creates sales on websites

Did you make any deliberate decisions about which colours to use when putting together your website or blog? Talking of websites (as I was yesterday) - and selling art online - I've just been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Mall Galleries has a NEW website

Lewis McNaught, the Director of the Mall Galleries has been promising me that a new website for the Mall Galleries was on the horizon for a wee while.  The new website 'landed' in virtual terms last... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Christmas e-cards 2014 by art galleries, museums and artists

Want to send a fine art ecard for Christmas to artist friends both near and far? Have you wondered about whether seasonal ecards are available from art galleries or museums - or artists? This is my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How an artist's brush is made

One thing leads to another - and after hearing about the Da Vinci 1287 yesterday I had a jolly good look around their website. Which is how I came to find this fascinating video by Da Vinci Artist... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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