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POLL: Photography in Art Galleries and Museums

There's been a lot of discussion about the photography of art in art galleries of late. However today you've got an opportunity to express your views. Tourists photographing the Mona Lisa in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

'Making A Mark' passes 6 million pageviews - and resource move begins

On Saturday, Making A Mark notched up 6 million pageviews, since Blogger started counting in 2008. What's even more amazing to me is that the last million pageviews have been achieved in just over... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

I Recommend These Services for Your Art Business

In the beginning months and years of Art Biz Coach, I thought of my services as a one-stop shop. Bad idea. It’s never a good idea to try to be everything because you then become known for nothing. Over the years, I have learned to work...Show More Summary

How pencils are made

This is a very informative video about how pencils are made today made by Derwent Pencils. It tells the story of how pencils came to be made in the Lake District - in Cumbria - where Derwent (also... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

It’s All About Your Mailing List

Michelle, a woman in my mastermind group, marveled at my list size: How did you get that many people on your email list? It was easy for me, I replied, because I understood the value of a list when I started my business. I was fortunate to appreciate the importance of a list due to positions in my past work experience. Show More Summary

ING Discerning Eye 2014 - Call for Entries

The call has gone out for the 2014 ING Discerning Eye art competition.  Unfortunately it came out in July round about the time I was rushed off to hospital followed by enforced break and the last... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

BP Portrait Award 2015 entry goes digital

It could only be a matter of time before the BP Portrait Award switched to digital entries - and so it has come to pass. Next year, in 2015, the entry process for this very prestigious and world... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Notes From an Artist Lecture

As I was flipping through my notebook last week, I came across notes from a lecture by ceramic artist Doug Casebeer at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado on January 25, 2014. Doug Casebeer, Vessels. Image found without credit details on Northern Arizona University site. Show More Summary

Making A Mark on Art - and the end of Squidoo

Over the last seven years I've created some 160 websites about art (Making A Mark on Art) and artists (About Artists) on Squidoo. Yesterday I had news that Squidoo is closing down. Seth Godin has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who painted this? #61

"Who painted this?" returns following the break while I wrote my book!    This week we'll start with a painting which is both seasonal and is a painting I've never seen before. However I could tell... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sophie Ploeg and The Lace Trail - BP Travel Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

Sophie Ploeg's BP Travel Award exhibition 'The Lace Trail" can currently be seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London - until 21 September 2014.  It then tours to Sunderland and Edinburgh in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Shine a Light on Your Art Business

I recently came across this quote from a student from 2005: I have adopted the habit of NEVER leaving my studio dark! … Nothing positive EVER happens in the dark. Life comes from the light around it. Art is created to live and to be seen and felt, not to be hidden away in some dark studio (even overnight). Show More Summary

The Secret of Drawing

In 2005, the history of drawing was explored by Andrew Graham Dixon in a four part series called The Secret of Drawing. That series of programmes are now on YouTube.  I'm not sure how they got... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014 - Selected Artists

93 works by 73 artists from across the UK have been selected for Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014. The first prize is £10,000 and the exhibition opens at the Mall Galleries on 15th September... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Nail an Art Commission

Commissions for artists are limited only by one’s imagination: people, house, and pet portraits, funerary urns, custom jewelry, garden sculpture, and more. Regardless of the commissions you might be offered, use these pointers to make sure you pull off your project with flying colors and enjoy the process. Show More Summary

Scott Krohn wins CPSA's 22nd International Exhibition

This is an interview with American coloured pencil artist Scott Krohn who has won the top prize at the 22nd International Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America.  More details after the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Companies who can resize your website for different screen sizes

Below you will find a list of companies that Google is highlighting as approved multi-screen vendors. By dw capital GmbH [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-SA-3.0-de], via Wikimedia Commons That means... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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