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Twitter Tweekly for May 17, 2014

An abbreviate list of my top tweets from the past two weeks since I'm away. Sometimes artists have awesome newsletters that I'd like to share with people. Try including an online link to yours.... Frieze Fair interpreted by @artadvocate huffingtonpost.com/paul-klein/buo… [...]

"Mr Turner" - a new film about JMW Turner

'Turner on Vanishing Day' by William Parrott See a trailer and watch a review of Mike Leigh's new film "Mr Turner" - about the life and career of JMW Turner - and see some small excerpts. It's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

VAT for non-UK artists and UK exhibition organisers

This post provides an introduction to recent changes in Value Added Tax and VAT registration for both  artists living outside the UK who want to exhibit and sell their art in the UK; and  hose... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A Mission for Each of Your Social Media Channels

"I am setting up a social media plan, and I am a little confused about how to use external sites (like Facebook, Twitter, etc.) in addition to my blog.... I feel like any update that I could post on Facebook, I’d also like to post on my blog. Show More Summary

The Threadneedle Prize 2014 - what's changed and how to enter

Some important changes have been made to the Call for Entries for the Threadneedle Prize 2014 for figurative painting and sculpture with a prize valued at £30,000 This post  highlights the changes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Certificates of Botanical Merit at SBA Annual Exhibition 2014

Read on to discover the artwork and artists which artists were awarded Certificates of Botanical Merit in the 2014 Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists Botanical merit, as we have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Prizewinners at the Society of Botanical Artist's Annual Exhibition 2014

Sandra Wall Armitage, the new President of the Society of Botanical Artists led the prize giving ceremony for the deserving botanical artists at this year's Annual Exhibition. She was assisted by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

An Appreciation of Mothers and of My Mom

Here's to the mothers who are artists. And to the mothers who raise healthy, informed artists who make the world a better place. To My Mom... Who is forgiven for not taking me to museums because she didn't want me to misbehave in public. (She was probably right.) [...]

What every art society needs - an exhibition shop

There are lots of people who'd love to buy art but only some can afford to do so. Those who can't afford to buy the original art they like for the price it costs are however happy to settle for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review - 123rd Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Jennifer McRae's portrait "Conversations with Duncan" won the £10,000 Ondaatje Prize plus the RSPP Gold Medal at the 123rd Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters for the most... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Speak Up on Behalf of Your Art Career

In her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says, "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any." She encourages women, whether they are in the workplace or at home, to "lean in" to their potential rather than sitting back and accepting unfavorable situations. I’m asking you to speak up. [...]

The Arrival of Spring - David Hockney's latest exhibition

Something like 85% of digital drawings in The Arrival of Spring sold before David Hockney's new exhibition opens tomorrow at Annely Juda Fine Art.  However the stars of the exhibition are a new set... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How do you market an exhibition or open studios?

Here's a reminder of some material I highlighted on this blog some time ago.  This has been prompted by the fact that I've had about four different versions of the same question asked today - which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who’s Who in the Art Museum

This post is for you if you're interested in having a museum exhibition, volunteering or working at a museum, or seeing your art in a museum collection. You need to know how a museum administration is structured. While I haven't been part of the museum world since 2001, I am fairly confident that what I share below can still be helpful to you. [...]

4 May 2014 - Who's made a mark?

Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition Invitation I'm back "on the book" this month - we're now at the editing / design / layout stage and refinement re images.  For those involved I may be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Twitter Tweekly for May 3, 2014

A slightly annotated list of my top tweets from the past two weeks. Worth Standing On Its Own >>Online art sales to grow fast -- study | BusinessWorld Online buff.ly/1fuNnbm... Art Marketing >> Top 10 Tips for being an artist fr award-winning artist Susanne du Toit bbc.com/news/entertain… BBC News [...]

Van Dyck self portrait saved for the nation by most successful fundraising campaign ever

The Save Van Dyck's Self Portrait  fundraising campaign jointly run by the National Portrait Gallery and the Art Fund has proved to be the most successful campaign run in the last 100 years. A... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Yep, It’s Art and It’s for Sale

Imagine the scenario: A patron visits your open studio event, walks around for a few minutes, and asks, "Are these for sale?" Or this version: A friend shares an image of your art that you posted on Facebook. Hundreds of people see it and a handful wish they could own it. But they think they can’t afford it because there’s no price. So they forget about it and move on. [...]

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