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Derwent Prize Exhibition 2014 - Other prizewinners

Further to yesterday's post Derwent Art Prize 2014 - ineligible drawing wins first prize?,  the other prizewinners are detailed below - with photographs of the winners where I have them and my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Derwent Art Prize 2014 - ineligible drawing wins first prize?

I have two beliefs about art competitions. The first is that if you put your work into an art competition with a significant money prize, then you are putting your work up for critique. I therefore... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A Cheat Sheet for Your Art Marketing Tasks

Do you ever wonder what a regular marketing schedule for your art would look like? Every week I comb through the hundreds of ideas I have for articles because I always find something new. Something that didn’t strike a chord a year ago suddenly calls my name. Show More Summary

Derwent Art Prize 2014 - Selected Artists

The exhibition for the Derwent Art Prize 2014 opens on the 15th September at the Mall Galleries and I'm going to the Preview tomorrow  evening at which the prizewinners will be announced. (Thanks to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What's the payoff for a degree in art? (Plus a new POLL)

It's coming up the beginning of a new academic term in higher education. So what's the payoff for a degree in art? Plus a new POLL! - See the side bar for the new poll - Education and art: which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Video and review: Florum 2014 Exhibition

Part of the Florum exhibition 2014 at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve. Two of my macro drawings of succulents are second from the right on the front panel all artwork: copyright - the artists I initially... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Strength of Artists as a Community

I struggle for ways to acknowledge this solemn anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Should I ignore the date on my calendar, or try to write something profoundly moving? ©Gail Haile, Setting Sun Mandala. Photo collage. Used with permission. Show More Summary

How to Decide What Marketing Tasks to Invest In

Your marketing mix is a blend of actions you take – both online and offline – to promote your art. Your ideal mix is your ideal mix and nobody else’s. You have to figure out what works best for you. At the same time, all of the options for where to spend time and energy could drive a person batty. Show More Summary

Three very green drawings and two Scottish art exhibitions

three of my drawings at Florum I went to the Florum Private View last night - and got to see my artwork hanging in the exhibition. I'm there again tomorrow - stewarding from 10am to 5pm - and hope... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

An introduction to Google Open Gallery

I read a post on James Gurney's blog today about a new Google product called Google Open Gallery. So naturally I decided to find out more about it! Screenshot from Google Open Gallery... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

5 Steps to Take Charge of Your Art Marketing (and Why You Must)

Stop waiting for the famous gallery dealer to call you up. Stop waiting for the artist agent-fairy to wave her wand. Stop waiting to win the lottery. ©2014 Claire Browne, Stem. Mixed media, 7 x 3 feet. Used with permission. Start taking charge. Show More Summary

My cacti and succulent drawings - in coloured pencils

Coloured pencil drawings of Cacti and succulents for Florum 2014copyright Katherine Tyrrell This is my contribution to Florum 2014 - an exhibition celebrating plant life which opens to the public on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Kathryn Maple wins Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014

Winner of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014Fatboys Diner by Kathryn Maple88cm x 64cm (dimensions from her website) Kathryn Maple, age 25, has won the £10,000 first prize in the Sunday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Improve Your Slide Submissions for Juries

One of the sessions at the Arts Festival Conference in Portland, sponsored by ZAPP, was “Public Portfolio Critique.” A mock jury of 6 people sat at the front of four screens in a large room. One at a time, artists’ slide presentations were projected as they might be in a slide jurying situation. Show More Summary

Wildlife Artist of the Year - Call for Entries

Click to see a larger version of this competition flyer The Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015 art competition has issued its call for entries. This is its 8th year and the competition is now... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Florum Exhibition 2014

Below is a list of the artists who have been invited to show their artwork at the Florum exhibition which opens on Saturday after a private view next Friday night. I'm one of them! Florum... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

BBC Four Goes Abstract in September

This autumn there's going to be a series of programmes about abstract art on BBC4.  The programmes are: The Rules Of Abstraction with Matthew Collings, BBC Four  (90 minutes) Mon 8 Sep 2014... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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