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Does the Nosedive in Facebook Reach Affect How You Market Your Art?

Have you noticed? Facebook has dramatically reduced the number of people who are organically seeing the posts on your business page. The reach of your posts has probably gone down 50% or more since October of 2013. This means that even though someone has liked your page, they probably won't see what you share unless you pony up and pay for promoted posts and ads. [...]

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision at the NPG (July-October 2014)

This summer, Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision will be on display from 10 July until 26 October at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition will take the form of a visual biography through... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

10 top tips for art blogs

I've just been providing advice to a rather prominent blog about something they hadn't implemented on Blogger which makes a great deal of difference to how Google ranks your blog posts. Click... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Truth About Why Nobody Came to Your Art Show

It doesn’t take a genius to understand why nobody came to your art show. Let’s set aside the bad weather, natural disaster, flu epidemic, or major tragedy in the community. And not count people who are out of town or live too far away, or those who have tickets to the theater or a sick child. Show More Summary

How to design a stand for an art fair

How would you go about designing a stand for an art fair? If you're not sure where you'd start I suggest you read Lisa Call's blog post The Value of Questions – aka Smithsonian Prep on her blog Lisa... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Contemporary Watercolour Painting - Exhibitions in London

Lovers of watercolour painting are in for a treat! From tomorrow you can visit two major exhibitions of watercolour painting in London by two of oldest watercolour societies in the world. The Royal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

"Draw In" - a symposium about drawing

I've been invited to be one of the invited artists participating in Draw-In, a Symposium about Drawing. This is being held on 30-31 August at the Belfast School of Art.  I've got to take some of my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A new exhibition by Urban Sketchers London

You can catch up on my latest exhibition over on my travel sketchbook - see Urban Sketchers London - new exhibition at Timberyard (Old Street) Below you can see a video I took this morning - and one... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Evaluating Your Art Instructors

Artists often go out of their way to learn new techniques from well-established instructors. You might drive a long distance, hop on a plane, or invest a good chunk of change. Today's deep thought comes from a reader who thinks you probably have something to say about these classes. [...]

Tips about how to write an artist statement

What's the best way to write an artist statement is a perennial topic of interest to artists. That's why I put together a compendium of all the best resources which are available for free online -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to write an artist's CV

How to write an Artist's Resume or CV If you want to know how to write an artist's CV or resume - for an art exhibition, an art gallery, employment or a grant application I recommend you visit the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Why The Ladder of Success Doesn’t Apply to Your Art Business

One of the most-used business metaphors is the ladder of success. It’s assumed that you start at the bottom and work your way to the top in a nice, progressive fashion. A few months ago, I woke up with the epiphany that this is not how it works. [...]

Copyright infringement - why Courts make people pay

If you infringe copyright you can be liable for financial damages relating to: he financial benefit you derived through the use of the images he financial benefit lost by the copyright owners... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Twitter Tweekly for March 23, 2014

A feature of my top tweets from the past couple of weeks. This week, my favorites are marked with a . >>> Report: Super-rich, favoring just a few artists, drive art market latimes.com/entertainment/…

Review and video of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition 2014

This is a video pan around the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition at the Mall Galleries courtesy of the new mini iPad which is not great quality because I forgot to switch on the HDV! I don't... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Stunning sculpture in Transcending Boundaries

If you'd like to see some absolutely fabulous sculpture, get down to the Mall Galleries and visit the Transcending Boundaries Exhibition 2014. It's an exhibition of contemporary art by leading West... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Simon Weston portrait unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

Simon Weston by Nicky Philipps was unveiled in the Balcony Gallery at the National Portrait Gallery this morning. It's the first joint commission by the BBC and the National Portrait Gallery. It... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to photograph your artwork

How To Photograph Your Work is a document produced by the Royal Academy of Arts as advice to artists submitting work for the digital entry to this year's Summer Exhibition. It's the best summary... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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