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Scott Krohn wins CPSA's 22nd International Exhibition

This is an interview with American coloured pencil artist Scott Krohn who has won the top prize at the 22nd International Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America.  More details after the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Companies who can resize your website for different screen sizes

Below you will find a list of companies that Google is highlighting as approved multi-screen vendors. By dw capital GmbH [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-SA-3.0-de], via Wikimedia Commons That means... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Project Confidence (Even If You Have to Fake It)

Confidence is one of the most collector-attractive qualities an artist can possess. You are more likely to get the commission, sell the work, fill your classes, and have your proposal accepted if we believe in you. And we are more likely to believe in you if you believe in yourself and your art. Show More Summary

Art Online: How tech savvy are you?

Do you need to be tech savvy as an artist?I'm delivering a workshop tomorrow about how to get your art online. One of the first issues I'm addressing is how "tech savvy" people are - helped by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Bruegel to Freud - Prints from the Courtauld Gallery

Dr Rachel Sloan, the Curator of the Bruegel to Freud - Prints from the Courtauld Gallery - the summer showcase exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery is giving a talk tonight which I'm not going to be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Spectra - for seven nights in August in London

If you're in central London this week, you can see a new art installation which is on view for just seven nights.  Spectra is a column of intense white light punctuating the London sky from dusk... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

888,246 poppies - Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red is the name of the art installation at the Tower of London which will be officially unveiled tomorrow. It comprises 888,246 ceramic poppies which spill out into the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Deliver Happiness To Your Guests

I’ve been reading Delivering Happiness by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh. I highly recommend it as an inspirational story about sacrifice, drive, perseverance, and personal mission. One of the things Hsieh stresses repeatedly is how much more interested he is in experiences than in acquiring things. Show More Summary

In praise of the older artist - Mary Anderson Grierson

It would appear that one of the perks of working for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew for a long time is you get a bench outside the Palm House on your retirement or death. I came across a bench... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Trust (and Verify) Artist Opportunities

There are all kinds of opportunities for artists to show and to sell their work. Your inbox probably has an email from a rich oil sheik in Qatar who wants to buy your art right now. What do you do? How can you tell the good opportunities from those you should avoid? My advice is always to trust first and to be cautious second and most importantly. Show More Summary

Derwent Art Prize 2014 - Two People's Choice Awards

The Derwent Art Prize offers two opportunities for the public to vote for the People's Choice Award in relation to the artwork selected for exhibition and - this year for the first time - all entries... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

28 July 2014 - Who's made a mark?

I've had three weeks off from blogging. The first week was because I had a bit of a shock health wise, ended up in hospital facing a battery of tests and decided to take it easy for a few... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What To Include In An Exhibition Proposal

When you ask to show your art at a venue, you need to be very clear about what you are offering. People don’t often say Yes to vague offers. Think about what ties the work together. This is your curatorial thesis – your big idea. Writing it out, as you’ll see below, helps you find the clarity you need. Show More Summary

How to Make Your Mailing List More Useful

One of the biggest excuses artists give for not being in more frequent contact with their lists is that they don’t want to bother people. You know what it’s like to receive tons of email and don’t want to contribute to the overwhelm....Show More Summary

I Love Email (But I Love Real Mail More)

You know I love email, right? I don’t necessarily love all of the spam that hits my inbox or the countless hours I spend reading and replying to email, but I can’t imagine running my business without it. How would I ever be able to help as many people as I do for such a bargain rate? And as much as I love email, I love real mail even more. Show More Summary

3 Thought-Provoking Questions for a Better Artist Statement

A strong artist statement is essential to the effective marketing of your art. There’s no skating by on this one. You need at least one artist statement for each body of work you create. Writing your statement is a process. Like any other type of writing or artmaking, you can’t expect to nail it in a single sitting. Show More Summary

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