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Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017: Call for Entries

Registration is now open for entries for The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 which has a first prize of £8,000. View of part of last year's Jerwood Drawing Exhibition  This is the last year of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Want to Know the Truth about What Kind of Art Sells Best?

Stop worrying and wondering about what kind of art sells best. Researching to discover what the bestselling art subjects is mostly a waste of your time. And, if you are using the information to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What to Include in a Catalog of Your Art

A catalog can be a snapshot of your career at a moment in time or a retrospective documenting your entire life’s work. With the advent of on-demand, inexpensive publishing, every artist should be using catalogs to promote their art. And, yes, I recommend print catalogs above electronic versions. Show More Summary

BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2017 - Selected Artists

This year 2,580 artists entered portraits for the BP Portrait Award - but only 53  from 87 countries were selected for the 2017 Exhibition of the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

BP Portrait Award 2017 - The Shortlist

The three artists shortlisted for the First Prize in the 38th BP Portrait Award are: Thomas Ehretsmann (Germany) for Double Portrait, by  Benjamin Sullivan (UK) for Breech!  Antony Williams (UK)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to enter my BP Portrait "Best of the Rest" 2017

The consolation prize for the 218 artists... who made it through to the final round of the BP Portrait Award 2017  BUT did not get selected for the exhibition at the National Portrait... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Noli me tangere

"Noli me tangere" is a phrase which has generated paintings across the centuries. It's particularly relevant to Easter Sunday as the phrase is the Latin version of what Jesus Christ is supposed to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017 - Call for Entries

This is my annual post about the Call for Entries for the 30th Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. For the 2017 competition, you will find below: a summary of the process ips for those thinking... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Why art prices rise - inflation, status and market value

There are three main reasons why the price of art rises: an increase in the perceived worth of the art in the marketplace a change in the status of the artist  inflation I'm going to unpick these... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Organize Your Busy Art Career with Evernote

I am writing this draft in Evernote on my iPad while taking the light rail train into Denver to see a few art shows. When I want a document that I will reuse and share with students, clients, or my team, I create it in Word, Pages, or Google Docs. Show More Summary

Watching a heat of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018

Today I went to the Wallace Collection to watch a Heat of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019. However, I can't tell you who the sitters are and who the artists are or show you the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Damien Hirst back from the deep - with an awfully expensive wreck

This is by way of a round-up of all the reviews of the latest Damien Hirst extravaganza with a summary of ratings and comments. I've tried to sort out who has seen the exhibition as opposed to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Top Ten Art Marketing Tools to Transform Your Career

Essential Art Marketing Tools These art marketing tools are like building blocks. Learning to use them and interweave them with each other is how you can efficiently grow your art business. They are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

RI Annual Exhibition 2017 - Candidates and Awards

How to become a member of a national art society and then how to be recognised via an award are two of the questions which perplex artists who want to progress their careers.  Both are of course... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

205th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour

Yesterday was the Private View of the 205th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.  You can view it from today until Saturday 22 April at the Mall Galleries, The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Make a Dynamite First Impression

You only get one chance to make a first impression. True? True! Competition is fierce in today’s art market, and you must distinguish yourself. How will people come to know you? More importantly, how will they remember you? Consider this advice when you want to be memorable in the right way. Show More Summary

Accessible or hospitable

We talk a lot in the arts about being “accessible” — which tends to mean open and available to many different people. The assumption (and often the experience) is that a lot of artistic work is difficult to approach and challenging to engage, whether in the content itself, or in the places and practices we […]

More productive, less destructive

One of my favorite moments in any planning or strategy meeting is when someone looks suddenly resolute, and says something like: “You know what the problem is? The problem is that we don’t have a system to [do or decide or develop the thing we’re talking about].” I love this moment because, almost always, in […]

Review: Bird Art by Alan Woollett

a new book about drawing birds If you want to learn how to draw birds - in graphite or coloured pencils - then 'Bird Art' a new book by renowned bird artist Alan Woollett, was designed for you! One... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sue Scullard - Wood Engraver

It was lovely to see the wood engraving work of Sue Scullard celebrated in BBC1's Countryfile's programme about Forests last night. I've purchased Sue's work (see below) as we are fellow exhibitors... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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