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A new £15,000 prize for portrait painting

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters have announced a new £15,000 prize for portrait painting. You have just three months to paint a submission! The prize will be called "Conversations".  The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

An important US Tax Court Ruling for all US artists

This is about a particularly important tax ruling in the USA. It affects in particular all artists who are also teachers. Most particularly it affects all those who earn more from their teaching than... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Do artists ever retire?

I'd be retired now if I hadn't already retired early. Having a BIG birthday makes me want to reflect on how I want my retirement to be. Plus I've been looking around at what has already been said... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

This Is Only A Test: Marketing Experiments to Improve Results for Your Art Business

You are undoubtedly investing a lot of time and resources into your art business: websites, blogs, social media, newsletters, postcards, and more. As an entrepreneur interested in earning money from your art, you want to understand what’s working and what isn’t. Show More Summary

The Big Draw month is October

The Big Draw is the world's biggest drawing festival and is run by the Campaign for Drawing. It's also an annual event which takes place in October each year in UK - and 20 countries around the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Major new Singer Sargent exhibition announced - in London and New York

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends will be on display next year at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I'm sure this will delight many fans... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: Threadneedle Prize Exhibition 2014

I got a little distracted last week by the installation of new technology (yay - a new iMac!) and hence did not post my review of the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition following on from: Threadneedle... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Snowdon and the world of arts

Snowdon - a life in view opened today at the National Portrait Gallery.  It continues until 15th June 2015 and admission is free. I anticipate it will be very popular. Lord Snowdon has always so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Interview with Winner of Threadneedle Prize 2014

This is an interview with Tina Jenkins, the winner of the Threadneedle Prize 2014 - the sixth female winner of the prize in the seven years it has been running. Tina has won prizes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Attract More Blog Traffic

This article is an edited excerpt from the soon-to-be-released newest edition of I’d Rather Be in the Studio. This Quick-Start Manual outlines the key areas you need to work on if you want more blog visitors. And who doesn’t want more blog visitors? Focus on Content More than anything else, good content will attract people to your blog. Show More Summary

Tina Jenkins wins Threadneedle Prize 2014

Winner of the Threadneedle Prize 2014 Tina Jenkins with her painting "Bed Head" Gloss paint and acrylic on plastic sheeting 170 x 170 x 8cm £3,950 (sold) Tina Jenkins won The Threadneedle Prize 2014... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Threadneedle Prize 2014 - The Shortlist

Six finalists have been selected for the Shortlist for the Threadneedle Prize 2014 awarded to the very best in new figurative and representational art. The prize on offer is a £20,000 Prize and a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Afraid of Sending Too Many Emails to Your List?

You have a lot going on. Back-to-back-to-back exhibitions, openings, and events. How do you make sure the people on your list receive invitations without bugging them too much? ©2013 Nadia Nadege, Caminus. Mixed media on wood, 42 x 62 inches. Show More Summary

Who's made a mark in art? September 2014

POLL: Should people be able to photograph art in galleries & museums?Right click to see a larger version Nearly 50% of the respondent's to last month's POLL: Photography in Art Galleries and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who painted this? #62

Who painted this? #62 Apologies for the delay in restarting Who Painted This? I wasn't planning on having to move quite so many websites in quite so short a space of time - and getting ready for an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition opened to the public on Monday and continues until 5pm on Saturday 20th September in the (large) West Gallery of the Mall Galleries in London. I definitely... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Out of Practice: The Physics of Your Art Business

The reason you’re out of ideas is that you’re out of practice. I was so proud of saying this to a client the other day that I asked her to hold while I wrote down the quote. I knew to write it down because I’m in the practice of gathering ideas for my writing. Show More Summary

Review: Derwent Art Prize 2014 Exhibition

The Derwent Art Prize 2014 celebrates pencil art and its current exhibition at the Mall Galleries is very successful at demonstrating the range of artwork and approaches to making art that can be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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