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Pastel Society Workshops and events

One of the things I very much like about the national art societies that exhibit at the Mall Galleries is they always have a good range of events, demonstrations and workshops. In February, the main... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Techie: Facebook Page share button has disappeared

Earlier this week, the Share button disappeared from all posts on Facebook Pages for a number of people. This makes it virtually impossible (as in 'very difficult and longwinded') to share anything... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Spoiler Alert: Humans Have Bodies

I began my professional life as an arts management educator just over 20 years ago, in Fall 1995. My focus, since then, has been rather specific: effective management of (mostly) professional (mostly) nonprofit organizations that produce, preserve, present, and support creative human expression. After so many years, it’s embarrassing to admit that I’ve missed a […]

Art Visionaries - a review

I have a problem with contemporary art. I always feel like I need a map to navigate what's happened in the last 100 years. There's just so many different artists and so many different art movements -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

5 Crucial Things To Do After Your Art Opening

Your art opening is not the end. It’s only the beginning. It’s common for artists to be bummed after an opening. So much work went into making the art, promoting the event, and installing it. No wonder you’re deflated when you wake up the next morning. Show More Summary

The 3rd Derwent Art Prize - Call for Entries

The Cumberland Pencil Company announced the Call for Entries from international artists for The 3rd Derwent Art Prize on Monday.  The deadline for entry is 1st June 2016. The competition is now a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Reasons for moving

One of the challenges of connecting aesthetics and “beauty” to arts organizations is that aesthetics and reason work on different terms. We all know the “reasons” to do things as a cultural manager: To attain or optimize a stated goal of the enterprise; to get work made; to connect it with an audience; to do […]

Ashes to ashes...

About the passing of David Bowie, his vision, visuals, paintings and my youth. David Bowie in 2002 Photo by Adam Bielawski Bowie is the man who elevated his music to what can only be described... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

15 Reasons Why Now Is the Best Time to Be An Artist

It is a great time to be an artist. Learn to celebrate and utilize the blessings you have. The post 15 Reasons Why Now Is the Best Time to Be An Artist appeared first on ? Art Marketing News | By... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The descent into order

Anyone who took physics or wore a black turtleneck and smoked clove cigarettes will know about ‘entropy’ – the tendency of a system to descend into disorder, to lose working energy over time. Entropy is the reason hot things cool down, and the reason philosophy students are such downers at parties. But lately I’ve been […]

RA Summer Exhibition 2016 - Call for entries

Every year I write about how to enter the world's largest open submission art competition - the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. You need to know Artists wishing to enter need to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Investigating Venues for Showing Your Art

If you have exhibiting your art on your list of goals (as you should), you’re probably overwhelmed. First, there’s the research into potential venues. As soon as you begin the process (and it is a process), you will uncover venues you never knew existed if you live in a metropolitan area. Show More Summary

Art on BBC iPlayer - January 2015

The only channel on British television which does programmes about art and artists on a regular basis - using people who are credible commentators is the BBC. In other programmes about art that are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Copyright infringement - recent lawsuits involving artists

This week I came across a different approach to copyright infringement on an artist's website. The message on the website didn't look to dissimilar to those you see on many websites with respect to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sargy Mann: Thoughts towards a talk - on video

I included a link to a video of Sargy Mann talking about what it's like to be a blind painter - and how to see more and see better - on my Facebook Page at the weekend. These are some of the words... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Cost effective ideas for artists - a series of articles for "The Artist" magazine

In 2016, The Artist magazine (in the UK) will be publishing a series of ten articles by me on the theme of 'Cost effective ideas for artists". The first one is in the February 2016 edition -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How Big Is Your Stack? It’s A Double Challenge to Get It Right.

Asking how big is your stack is not a personal question. So, don’t take me wrong. You have stacks. I have stacks. We all have stacks. We all have all kinds of stacks. In this post, we’re... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

10 Years of Making A Mark

First of all I'd like to take the opportunity to wish a Happy New Year from Making A Mark here in London. May you and your art enjoy the best of times in 2016 wherever you live around the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Fill In The Blanks to Set Your Goals

It’s a New Year and new start. Everyone is talking about either setting goals or why you should avoid setting goals or making resolutions at all costs. I’m not big on resolutions, but I stand firmly in the “goals are good for you” camp. Show More Summary

Camera update - the shortlist!

I've now been reading camera reviews for three days and feel like I've been reading them almost non-stop for the last 24 hours! So here's where I'm up to!  Comments and suggestions continue to be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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