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Why Having No Boundaries Is Killing Your Art Career

A neighbor knocks on the door and invites you to coffee during studio time. Mmmmm. Coffee would be good, you think. Do you take her up on her offer? Everyone in your artist organization knows that you are the go-to guy to get stuff done, so they ask you to chair a committee for next year’s group show. Show More Summary

Making A Mark is a Top 10 Art Blog in the UK 2017

Making A Mark has been identified (yet again) as a TOP 10 ART BLOG IN THE UK. This time the company giving my blog this award are called Vuelio and they are marketing/PR/communications company who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Trump inauguration - artists to strike or not to strike?

An interesting development in the run-up to 20 January and the new President Elect's inauguration is the notion of artists going on strike! I was amazed at the number of articles this idea has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Mall Galleries Call for Entries Checklist 2017 - Federation of British Artists' Exhibitions

The dates for deadlines for submissions, receiving days and exhibition dates for all the 2017 open exhibitions at the Mall Galleries by national art societies - that are Federation of British Artists... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Know If Your Art Marketing Is Fearless or Feeble

Is This the Year You Make Marketing Your Art a Priority? How much importance do you place on your marketing? Most of the time we have a pretty good self-assessment of major things. But not always.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Getting Back Into The Groove (Podcast)

Any change in your routine — holidays, illness, vacations, family deaths or weddings — can bring a slump in your creative work. Even when you’re completely into your art, there’s often an inertia that keeps you from rebooting and being productive. Show More Summary

What’s Your #1 Goal for the New Year? (Curious Monday)

The New Year brings a time for reflection, but also renewal. There's a blank slate - a sense that we can accomplish whatever we set our minds to. These open-ended possibilities are often debilitating. If it's possible for us to do anything, why can't we do everything? Well, because you can't. Show More Summary

RA Summer Exhibition 2017 - Call For Entries

Today's the day that entry forms go on sale for the world's largest open art competition - the 2017 Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts! This post is for: for those who have NOT... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

John Berger (1926 - 2017) Videos and Obituaries

John Berger has died aged 90.  His essay on art criticism "Ways of Seeing" was hugely influential within the art world. Below you can SEE videos of some of his programmes and  READ his obituaries.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Bookmark a list of major art exhibitions in London in 2017

If you'd like one bookmark for a list of art exhibitions in London in 2017 - at the major art museums and galleries: TRY my new page Major Art Exhibitions in London in 2017 ACCESS it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

So Long, 2016

2016 was a year where a lot of bad things happened. Like, a LOT of bad things. A lot of really, really bad things. Some of it consumed us. Some of it flew under the radar, avoiding the headlines. Many … Continue reading ? The post So Long, 2016 appeared first on Bil Gaines.

McDonaldland – The Gritty Reboot

Recent Facebook musings have inspired what may be my best idea ever: the gritty, noir-ish reboot of the McDonald's universe. Continue reading ? The post McDonaldland – The Gritty Reboot appeared first on Bil Gaines.

Top 10 Facebook Pages - Art Galleries and Museums

Can you guess: which of the TOP art galleries and museums do well on Facebook which do much better than their GLOBAL ranking for visitors How many followers the top art galleries and museums have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How To Plan Your Year

One of the first things I ask of my Inner Circle members is to put together a calendar for the year so we can talk about what’s ahead for them and how my team and I can help. If the year looks sparse, we need to get busy. You can’t earn more money or increase recognition without exhibitions and events on your schedule. Show More Summary

Seasons Greetings | 2016 Post Roundup

Wishing You All the Best to You for the Coming Year! Mary and I are sending you warm wishes for the holiday season and the New Year. We wish you joy, love, and prosperity. Here are links to posts... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A&I Artist of the Year 2017 - shortlist, awards and sponsorship

I confess I'm always bemused by the idea that The A&I Artist of the Year 2017 should be chosen in 2016 from work completed by artists in 2016 - and then exhibited right at the beginning of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A Few of My Favorite Things

A few days before Christmas is the perfect time to share some of my favorite things with you: business and personal tips, recipes, online email classes, and products I love. Skip the famous eggnog recipe at the end at your own peril....Show More Summary

Summary of 2017 UK Art Competitions

For all those planning their entries to art competitions in 2017. This morning I updated Major UK Art Competitions 2017-18 - my Page devoted to a summary of details and deadlines about art... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Boost Your Career with a Special Little Gift

It’s the time of year for giving. You’ve probably checked off a list with lots of friends, family, co-workers, and more. But, did you save a little something to give to your career? I know. Your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Elections 2017

The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) is holding its elections for membership in February 2017. Membership is NOT limited to those living and/or working in the UK. The Society seeks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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