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RHS Botanical Art Show 2015 - Selected Artists

One of the exhibitions I cover extensively every year is the RHS Botanical Art Show. This post lists the botanical artists selected for the 2015 Exhibition  Please note the exhibition's dates have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Why Aren’t You Motivated?

I want to help you with your art business. Each blog post, class lesson, consultation, or live event is designed to help you get one step closer to your dream. In these formats … I can teach you what you should be doing to promote your art. Show More Summary

Plagiarism on Facebook

This is about people who claim other people's artwork as their own - and highlights a case study of an example on Facebook. A couple of days ago I was sent this message. This is probably a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Top tips for art competitions - a precis

My article 8 Tips for Entering Art Competitions is featured in Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine for February 2015. You can buy a digital version via Ann Kullberg's website - which also gives... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Art Business Interest List on Facebook

While you’re creating interest lists on Facebook to help you stay connected, how about adding an interest list for staying up-to-date on your art business. You could start by adding the Art Biz Coach page. Just sayin’. Here are the business pages on my art business interest list, though note that I also have individual profiles on my list as well. Show More Summary

Social Media: How Long is Optimal?

Length is everything - right? Especially in social media. So the theory goes that there is (1) an "optimal length" and (2) that this can be measured scientifically. Which is why, if you are an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Use Facebook Interest Lists for Your Art Business

Doesn’t it just get your goat that Facebook is keeping your business page posts from your fans? Doesn’t it drive you batty that you don’t see posts from your favorite businesses in your feed anymore? The reason for both of these is that Facebook thinks businesses should pay for exposure. Show More Summary

Cost-cutting and Petitions at London Art Galleries

Did you know a five-day strike is planned at the National Gallery?  There's also a petition suggesting that the public should say 'No to privatisation of the National Gallery' (see... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Art from Auschwitz

Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. One of the very important functions of art is to record important life events and events in history. This post is about art produced by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tate's BP funding figures revealed - less than expected

Today the Tate was forced to reveal the extent of its sponsorship by BP. Some, like me, were left thinking that its reluctance to reveal the figures was due to fact it was so very much less than... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Plagiarise at your peril - the Luc Tuymans case

Following Luc Tuyman's conviction for plagiarism this week, this post examines: he facts and reporting of the case he copying of photographs by artists; and  he use of 'parody' as an exception... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

"Holbein: Eye of the Tudors" - Waldemar Januszczak's Culture Show Special tonight

Tonight Holbein: Eye of the Tudors  - Waldemar Januszczak's programme about Holbein - airs on BBC2 tonight at 9pm. It looks at the life and work of Holbein, how he came to paint King Henry VIII and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Artes Mundi - A new kind of Art Prize?

Did you know that: he biggest contemporary art prize in the UK is the Artes Mundi - or that it is worth £40,000? hat the exhibition is held in Cardiff and not London? he winning piece is called A... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

5 tips for artists trying to get a grant

This post is for grant virgins and all those who would like to get better at making grant applications. A friend asked me to help with a grant application today. She had been made aware of it at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Is Your Artist Brand Missing You?

At the mastermind retreats with my coach and mentor, everyone in the group receives a “hot seat,” where we are given the opportunity to tackle one big issue in our businesses. For my hot seat, I chose to talk about my brand. I drop a cat photo every so often as I share peeks of my everyday life. Show More Summary

My book - what happened next

Sketching 365 in Foyles - nearly next to Andrew Loomis! My book published at the beginning of this month. Below I highlight what has happened since publication and the many different countries where... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Fix mobile usability issues found on.....

Getting an email from Google Webmaster Tools is not something I look forward to. One that tells me to do something - such as "Fix mobile usability issues found on....." on my portfolio website makes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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