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Eureka! The Purpose Of Your Newsletter

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article about why artists should publish newsletters. I’m delighted that people read it and remembered its basic premise: that artist newsletters aren’t for making sales. However, I’m troubled that some of that article has been misunderstood, or perhaps I left too much room for misinterpretation. Show More Summary

The John Ruskin Prize 2015: Call for Entries

The John Ruskin Prize 2015 invites artists to submit entries in a range of 2D media in response to the theme: ‘Recording Britain Now: Society’. The First Prize is £5,000 and there's a runner up prize... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Do Hobby Artists need to complete Tax Returns?

This weekend I got my Notice to complete a tax return from HM Revenue & Customs. It shouted at me "It's time to complete your tax return"! My tax return - with the personal bits removed Do... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Add Value: take less photos and draw more

This is a video from The School of Life which is well worth watching if you've ever wondered what's good about drawing from life and why photography can get in the way of appreciating what we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

BP Portrait 2015 - Artists with their paintings

Here are some of the artists who have a portrait in the BP Portrait Exhibition. I've ordered the artists by country. Click the images to see a larger version. You can also view the websites of more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Reduce the Boring Factor: Add Variety to Your Marketing Message

No more repetitive emails, please. Your art exhibition, class, workshop, or event has so many facets that there is no reason to send the same emails and social media posts for your promotions. They get a little stale after awhile. Years ago, Marcia Yudkin wrote a guest post for me on this topic. Show More Summary

Review: New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2015

In 2015, the Annual Exhibition of the New English Art Club has moved from the "last exhibition before Christmas" slot to the "opens at the same time as the RA Summer Exhibition" slot. Which, to my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Video Interview with Winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015

Matan Ben Cnaan, the Winner of the First Prize in the at the BP Portrait Exhibition 2015 kindly gave me a video interview last week. Judging by the coverage of the exhibition that I've found via... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Michael Gaskell (2nd Prize BP Portrait 2015) - a video interview

Apologies to those who sat and waited last night for this video interview with Michael Gaskell who this week won the second prize of £10,000 in the BP Portrait Award 2015. I've finally found a work... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Major Broadband problems

I'm having HORRENDOUS problems with upload speed at present due to the road being dug up around my local BT box in the street. I've currently got a massive error rate on my broadband line which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A video interview with Michael Gaskell (2nd Prize BP Portrait 2015)

This post includes a video interview with Michael Gaskell who this week won the second prize of £10,000 in the BP Portrait Award 2015. Michael Gaskell BP Portrait Award 2015 - 2nd... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Art Exhibition Checklist and Timeline to Customize

A checklist can keep you on task for your exhibition. The tasks on your checklist, and the deadlines you give them, will depend on the following: - The type of exhibition (juried, self-curated, open studio) - If the venue is in charge...Show More Summary

Israeli artist Matan Ben Cnaan wins BP Portrait Prize 2015

The winners of the prizes at the BP Portrait Awards Ceremony last night are as follows.... BP Portrait Award 2015 - £30,000 First Prize 35-year-old Israeli artist Matan Ben-Cnaan won the £30,000... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Summer Exhibition on the BBC

The BBC's coverage of the RA Summer Exhibition 2015 includes: BBC iPlayer: an hour long BBC Film about the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition  BBC Arts Page: an article RA Summer Exhibition 2015 earns... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Last of the Tide: Portraits of D-Day Veterans

HRH Prince of Wales has commissioned twelve portraits of D-Day veterans which can be seen in an exhibition called The Last of the Tide at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace until 17 June... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How To Attract More Followers to Your List

At last week’s Social Sharing Savvy training sessions, I received numerous questions along these lines: “How can I get more subscribers/followers/fans?" Watch the language you use and the energy around it. In particular, I’m worried about using the g-word: get. Show More Summary

Review - Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition 2015

I've had an ambivalent relationship with the Society of Women Artists in the past. In principle, I support the idea of an art society intentionally made up of women as too often the artwork of women... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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