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Plagiarism: Major corporates vs Indie Artists

I've spotted another case of what appears to be gross plagiarism of work by an indie artist. This one has now made it to Bored Panda - see Zara Accused Of Stealing Designs From Independent Artists,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Top Tips for the Travelling Artist

It's summer and artists are travelling with their art media - after they've had a good long hard think about what to take and how to pack it. Then - very often - they have another think! Facebook is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Opening Lines at Art Openings: Starting a Conversation

It’s easy to meet people when you’re at an opening of your own art because you're the host or hostess. Your job is to meet everyone and to introduce your guests to one another. Not true when you're the guest at someone else's opening. Show More Summary

Should My Hometown Deaccession Public Sculpture of Lesser Quality? (Curious Monday)

There's an art controversy in my sleepy little hometown of Golden, Colorado. Six bronze sculptures have been recommended for deaccession from the City's collection. The reasoning: - They were mass produced in China. - They are judged to be of lesser quality. Show More Summary

Gratitude and Abundance – Playing for Change

Like me, I'm sure you are abundantly grateful to have the talent to make something from your own imagination, the drive to find others to appreciate it and the freedom to pursue both in a democracy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Test Your Social Media Effort

As I said in last week’s post: In marketing your art, there are no absolutes. Everything is a test. That was about testing your email marketing results. This week I want to look at testing your social media results, and the same principle applies: Everything is a test. Show More Summary

UPDATE #2: Fabriano Paper - a meeting and conclusions

We have progress in matters related to Fabriano Paper! This will come as good news to all botanical artists who favour their watercolour paper as being the best for their very precise and highly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2016 - Selected Artists

The judges for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition (STWC) have selected the artwork and artists for the exhibition which will be held at the Mall Galleries between 19-24th September. The Winner... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Balancing Business and Marketing (Curious Monday)

Know that you are not alone in wanting to know the answer to this question. It's asked of me so often that I thought I'd throw it out to you. Loyal reader Tami Bone put it this way... How do other artists juggle or balance studio time...Show More Summary

Georgia O'Keeffe at Tate Modern - a review of the exhibition reviews

The Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition - which includes the most expensive painting by a woman sold at auction - opened at Tate Modern last week. Tate Modern presents the largest retrospective of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

First Things First and the Genuine Big Why

Begin with the End in Mind—First Things First! If you have read more than a few of my posts, you know I mostly take the keep it real, logical approach to creating success and getting things done.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

V&A wins Art Fund's £100,000 Museum of the Year Award 2016

The Art Fund Museum of the Year Award is one which many art museums across the UK yearn to win - not least because it brings with it a £100,000 prize and the accolade which can go on all their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Test Your Email Marketing and Track Your Results

In marketing your art, there are no absolutes. Everything is a test. Is it better to send your newsletter on a Tuesday or on a Friday? Will you get better engagement from posting to Facebook at 7:00 a.m. or noon? Are your Instagram followers more likely to engage with you once or twice a day? In this article I’m going to focus on email testing. Show More Summary

Interview with Benjamin Sullivan (BP Portrait Award 2016 3rd Prize)

The major benefit of NOT winning the BP Portrait Award - but being a regular exhibitor - is that the exhibition enables a lot of people to see your work. That, in turn, means more opportunities for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Interview with Clara Drummond - Winner of BP Portrait Award 2016

I've uploaded my video of my interview with Clara Drummond, the 2016 Winner of the BP Portrait Award to YouTube Clara Drummond with the portrait which won the First Prize in the BP Portrait Award... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What Are You Reading This Summer? (Curious Monday)

When I heard about Architecture's Odd Couple, the new bio about Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, I couldn't wait to read it. I have a thang for architecture, and reading about the friendly rivalry between these two opposites was too appealing to pass up. It's my summer reading. What's on your list? About CM Continue reading...

Video and review of BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2016

The 2016 Exhibition for the BP Portrait Award is very different from previous years.  That's not a surprise given that threre's been a change in the Director of the National Portrait Gallery and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Want to study Art at a UK University?

If you want to study art at a UK University, you might like to take a look at the Guardian Rankings of the different Universities offering degree courses for both Art and the History of Art. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sketches from The Battle of The Somme

Today is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme in which over a million people from 50 countries died in five months during the First World War. This is about the way the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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