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Pokémon Gone

This is a post for people who aren’t into Pokémon Go. I am one of you. I grew up in the 90’s surrounded by Pokémon and, as with the Backstreet Boys and bleached hair tips, I never understood the appeal. … Continue reading ??? The post Pokémon Gone appeared first on Bil Gaines.

Improve the Visual Impact of Your Email, Blog, and Website

Your emails, blog and website have the potential to engage readers or turn them off. How can you design your content so that people keep reading and look forward to hearing from you? You’re creating a composition not only with your art, but also with words and design elements. Show More Summary

Why artists need to be business-like with expenses and tax

My latest published article - with more than 40 tips about tax for artists - in the September edition of the very popular "The Artist" Magazine somehow managed to lose its proper title during the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Where and How Do You Retreat? (Curious Monday)

It's well proven that we need rest and relaxation for peak performance. Artists need to get away or get out of their heads in order to be refreshed and newly inspired. Enter the artist's retreat. You might have official getaways planned in the form of retreats. Show More Summary

How to Find New Customers for Artists and Frame Shops

On the hunt to find new customers, artists and picture framers face similar challenges. Both groups offer products and services aimed at discretionary income. Neither are near the base of Maslow’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Guerrilla Girls at the Whitechapel Gallery this Autumn

Come October there will be a new artwork in the Whitechapel Gallery in London which expands on the statement created by the Guerrilla Girls - "It's even worse in Europe" - within the original 1986/7... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Gender imbalance: Are women artists under-represented in art?

This is a round-up of and commentary on surveys about women artists and gender imbalance in art around the world. Regular readers will know that I've regularly commented on this blog about the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Being Seen: The Social Part of the Artist’s Life

Meeting people and building relationships is the most important thing you can do for your art career. This means you have to get out of the studio and socialize. You must, gasp, be social in the real world as well as online. This goes against the natural tendency of so many artists who would prefer to be alone with their art supplies. Show More Summary

London Portraits by Carl Randall

Carl Randall's London Portraits - on display at the National Portrait Gallery When Carl Randall won the BP Travel Award in 2012, he produced an exhibition of portraits of the people of Japan at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

27 Ways Belief and Action Lead to Superior Success

Action: To Know and Not to Do Is Not to Know It’s possible you can work hard all your life and make a great success. It’s also possible you can work hard all your life and just barely make it. What... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

5 Ways to Follow Up with Students in Your Art Classes

The follow-up process for students is different than that for buyers and collectors. Once someone has studied with you, they are likely to take additional classes from you, which means it’s just as important to follow up with students as it is with your collectors – if you want to grow your class sizes and offerings. Show More Summary

Review: Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition 2016

The 155th annual exhibition of the Society of Women Artists has a lot to recommend it. The exhibition opened last week at the Mall galleries and continues until 7th August. A very well hung... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Do You Reveal Your Politics? (Curious Monday)

Things are heating up in the presidential race and online. And it's getting nasty. One client asked me how I deal with reading about it all in my Facebook feed and I said, I don't. I really don't read my feed much. It's too upsetting. Show More Summary

How not to run an online art competition

This morning I experienced an emphatic learning lesson in how NOT to run an art competition online. An online art competition which prevents you voting If you run an online art competition there... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Straight Advice | How to Market Art Online Now

Who Doesn’t Want Straight Advice? We are long past the point where any artist or nearly any small business that needs to find new customers can avoid marketing online. It’s a way of life.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

National Trust: second open call for artisans and craft makers

Did you know that the retail arm of the National Trust collaborates with craftspeople and artisans to produce artisan products? The National Trust and The Heritage Crafts Association and the Craft... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

BP Sponsorship of the Arts - latest developments

Back in January this year I wrote about how Tate's BP funding figures revealed - less than expected. The Guardian announced this morning that an Information Tribunal has now ordered the Tate to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Impatient Artist: Time and Your Art Career (Podcast)

With today's post, we’re introducing a new feature: a monthly podcast. My previous Art Marketing Action podcast was an audio version of the weekly newsletter, which you can still find online here and on iTunes. I’m not sure what will happen in the future, but I am committed to deliver at least one content post a month in audio. Show More Summary

Imagine Georgia O'Keeffe on television

The latest episode in the current series of Imagine on BBC1 is a programme about Georgia O'Keeffe: By Myself. It's timed to coincide with the major exhibition of her work at Tate Modern - Georgia... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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! ]]

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