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What to stand for

I haven’t been able to assemble many words since November, so I’m grateful for those who have. On the one hand, thoughtful rhetoric and reasoned language seem increasingly discounted and disdained as core values. On the other, talk seems empty when focused and persistent action is so clearly required. I was particularly grateful to Rip […]

A.B.E. (Always Be Evolving)

You might have noticed something about Art Biz Coach and me: we’re always changing. I can’t help it. I am continually learning, so why should my services and offerings remain the same? I always look for ways to offer more information in a fresh way that best serves my clients. Show More Summary

Best Ways How to Breakthrough to Art Marketing Mastery

Is Art Marketing Is Crucial to Your Vision of Success?   Start using the 8-steps to art marketing mastery Creating success and enjoying its rewards are at the heart of every entrepreneurial... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

BBC's NEW Big Painting Challenge

The Big Painting Challenge on the BBC - last seen in 2015 - is back on our screens - starting in mid-February 2017. Below I look at what remains the same and what's different in Series 2 - in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Take Heart and Make Selling Art Awesome

Stop the Angst! Learn these how to sell art tips that will get you results and make you happy! For most artists, making art comes easier than selling it. It’s the old left brain versus right brain... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How Do You Know If You’re a Real Artist? (Curious Monday)

Does this scenario sound familiar? You're at a and Smarty Pants asks you what you do. I'm an artist, you say with confidence (of course). Not missing a beat, Smarty Pants says, "Oh! My aunt is an artist. She does these..." You restrain...Show More Summary

Calendar of Major Art Society Open Exhibitions in 2017 - and the need for change!

I have a page on this blog dedicated to UK Art Societies: Open Exhibitions 2017-18. This has just been updated for 2017 It now includes: a calendar of deadlines for entries by month in 2017 summary... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Why Having No Boundaries Is Killing Your Art Career

A neighbor knocks on the door and invites you to coffee during studio time. Mmmmm. Coffee would be good, you think. Do you take her up on her offer? Everyone in your artist organization knows that you are the go-to guy to get stuff done, so they ask you to chair a committee for next year’s group show. Show More Summary

Making A Mark is a Top 10 Art Blog in the UK 2017

Making A Mark has been identified (yet again) as a TOP 10 ART BLOG IN THE UK. This time the company giving my blog this award are called Vuelio and they are marketing/PR/communications company who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Trump inauguration - artists to strike or not to strike?

An interesting development in the run-up to 20 January and the new President Elect's inauguration is the notion of artists going on strike! I was amazed at the number of articles this idea has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Mall Galleries Call for Entries Checklist 2017 - Federation of British Artists' Exhibitions

The dates for deadlines for submissions, receiving days and exhibition dates for all the 2017 open exhibitions at the Mall Galleries by national art societies - that are Federation of British Artists... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Know If Your Art Marketing Is Fearless or Feeble

Is This the Year You Make Marketing Your Art a Priority? How much importance do you place on your marketing? Most of the time we have a pretty good self-assessment of major things. But not always.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Getting Back Into The Groove (Podcast)

Any change in your routine — holidays, illness, vacations, family deaths or weddings — can bring a slump in your creative work. Even when you’re completely into your art, there’s often an inertia that keeps you from rebooting and being productive. Show More Summary

What’s Your #1 Goal for the New Year? (Curious Monday)

The New Year brings a time for reflection, but also renewal. There's a blank slate - a sense that we can accomplish whatever we set our minds to. These open-ended possibilities are often debilitating. If it's possible for us to do anything, why can't we do everything? Well, because you can't. Show More Summary

RA Summer Exhibition 2017 - Call For Entries

Today's the day that entry forms go on sale for the world's largest open art competition - the 2017 Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts! This post is for: for those who have NOT... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

John Berger (1926 - 2017) Videos and Obituaries

John Berger has died aged 90.  His essay on art criticism "Ways of Seeing" was hugely influential within the art world. Below you can SEE videos of some of his programmes and  READ his obituaries.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Bookmark a list of major art exhibitions in London in 2017

If you'd like one bookmark for a list of art exhibitions in London in 2017 - at the major art museums and galleries: TRY my new page Major Art Exhibitions in London in 2017 ACCESS it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

So Long, 2016

2016 was a year where a lot of bad things happened. Like, a LOT of bad things. A lot of really, really bad things. Some of it consumed us. Some of it flew under the radar, avoiding the headlines. Many … Continue reading ? The post So Long, 2016 appeared first on Bil Gaines.

McDonaldland – The Gritty Reboot

Recent Facebook musings have inspired what may be my best idea ever: the gritty, noir-ish reboot of the McDonald's universe. Continue reading ? The post McDonaldland – The Gritty Reboot appeared first on Bil Gaines.

Top 10 Facebook Pages - Art Galleries and Museums

Can you guess: which of the TOP art galleries and museums do well on Facebook which do much better than their GLOBAL ranking for visitors How many followers the top art galleries and museums have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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