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The growth - and demise - of Etsy?

Etsy is up for sale. It wants to go 'public' - but it also wants to maintain its ethos and credibility. Some would say they lost it some time ago. There are quite a few articles around at the moment... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Royal Society of British Artists 2015 - Annual Exhibition

It was a pleasure to walk into the 298th Exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists yesterday  - particularly after my very disappointing visit to the RWS Contemporary Painting Exhibition on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Rx for Sloppy Newsletter Syndrome

There’s an epidemic going around. Don’t panic. If it strikes, you won’t need to rush to the ER or be quarantined. But you will need to take immediate action. Your physical health isn’t in peril, but the health of your art business is at stake. Show More Summary

11 Artist Videos to Whet Your Appetite Plus 1 Bonus

Your photos aren’t reaching as far as they used to on Facebook. A number of marketing experts have recently pointed out that photos are the least likely to reach their audience on Facebook. Even links and plain status updates (sans links/photos) get more organic reach than photos. Show More Summary

See the results of the Sketchoff

The 90 minute WHS / Derwent Pencils Sketchoff (spin off from The Big Painting Challenge) on Tuesday night is over. some of the entries for the WH Smith / Derwent Pencils sketchoff. You can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2015

The exhibition for the 2015 Contemporary Watercolour Competition run by the Royal Watercolour Society finishes today. This post is for  all those who might be thinking of applying next year members... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Value is in the eye of the beholder?

Somebody sent me the link to an art video about an exercise to find out what a piece of contemporary art is worth. I I thought you might find it interesting. It's in Dutch but it has excellent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Conheça alguns exercícios bons para perder sua barriga

Os mitos e as verdades Há inúmeras fábulas no ramo de diminuição de peso. Por causa disso liberte-se dos mitos, por exemplo anote esses pontos: não ajuda fazer exercícios abdominais sem o cuidado com a perda gordura da barriga. Os estudiosos de Deus arquitetaram suas teses a respeito da política a partir das escrituras sagradas […]

Construindo uma redação sobre Importação e exercícios para perder barriga

Não adianta inventar muitas ideias jogadas e desfragmentadas. Recentemente, promover descontos é uma saída inteligente para promover um serviço ou produto. Mas conseguir isso em sítios eletrônicos de compras coletivas é muito caro, principalmente para as médias e pequenas empresas. Felizmente, há um local onde é fácil de se alcançar essa meta de propaganda eficiente […]

Fazer Importação é Legalizado

Há muitos detalhes a se considerar quando o assunto é a legalização da importação. Esses detalhes e informações provavelmente de terem um custo. Em contrapartida, Nicolau preparou uma tese política completamente inédita, partindo da prática bem como na vivência real. Afinal uma importação pode render uma grande economia, além de poder produzir ganho de dinheiro, […]

Review: The Big Painting Challenge - Episode 4

Episode 4 of The Big Painting Challenge was a really serious challenge for any artist. I can think of a number of professional artists who would have struggled with this one.  The reason why... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

An Education in Classical Painting

While in Belfast I met John Angel, Head of the Angel Academy of Art in Florence and a prominent portrait painter. This is a video of John Angel introducing the three year programme of work... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

From Artist to Author - Ulster University Festival of Art & Design

This time tomorrow I'll be in Belfast. That's because I'm a speaker at two events in the Ulster University Festival of Art and Design.  This is the 8th year that the Festival has run and it covers... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: The Big Painting Challenge - Episode 3

More commentary on The Big Painting Challenge - which this week was in Oxfordshire. Episode 3 was all about Still Life - which I personally think might have been more accurately described as being... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Love

Earlier this week, tenor Nicholas Phan spotted [Dame] Mitsuko Uchida on BuzzFeed. Yes, you read me right: Dame. Mitsuko. Uchida. Was On BuzzFeed.   And there she is: right in front of Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper (…in…matching suits?). It’s just really too amazing.     Photobombing is, of course, a time-honored tradition (animal photobombing […]

Return policy

ArtsJournal is all fancy and new! So I thought I, too, would emerge phoenix-like from the ashes of lots of work, a carb-free + personal trainer attempt to look good in my first-ever bridesmaid dress ((lasted two weeks)), and a lot of retweeting of baby animal photos. I have a whole post about buying Balanchine […]

Keeping company

On Monday nights, I watch The Bachelor/-ette in Brooklyn. This started about three years ago, when a friend tried to set me up with a guy who “just dropped off the face of the earth.” Turns out, he had been taping the show, so of course I had to watch my once and future husband…make-out in a […]

Till there was you

Last sunday, Lang Lang played, inexplicably, with Metallica at the Grammys. Tonight–out of all the singers and lip-synchers in the land–Renée Fleming will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. A great or terrible week for classical music, depending on how you slice it, but it remains that, in any industry, there is usually […]

Stream come true

I was recently at a party (not drinking because I’m on this tragic cough medicine that promises a face rash if I mix it with booze – or maybe the doctor lied about that when I seemed vain?) and an artist was complaining that his album only sold 400 units (digital and physical) in its first […]

New years

It’s the start of the concert season, which is essentially the gym in January. There’s a run on PR firms in the fall, because artists–rightfully so–are deciding, this is the year I bump things up to the next level. Once the season starts rolling along, the focus–also rightfully so–goes back to art-making and performances, but in this […]

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