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Lessons From The Past Year

It’s hard to keep up with weekly emails about your art business, so I thought I’d point out some things that you might have missed or forgotten about this past year. These are 12 valuable actions, from 12 different Art Biz Blog posts in 2015, to help you grow your art career while staying sane. Show More Summary

Art Exhibitions in London at Christmas 2015

As usual I have some suggestions as to art exhibitions to see in London over the Christmas/New Year period. Plus the all important details of when the galleries are open and when they are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Christmas e-cards for artists and by art galleries and museums in 2015

Did you know that the world's very first Christmas card was sent by the director of an art museum? Henry Cole, the Founding Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum sent the first Christmas card... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Robyn Sinclair: An Appreciation

I first got to know Robyn Sinclair as somebody who had an enormous talent for leaving encouraging comments and remarks on this blog and my sketch blog. I feel absolutely certain this was an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Call for Entries: Society of Botanical Artists' Annual Exhibition 2016

The process, fees and timescales have changed for the call for entries for the 2016 Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists These are explained below. However the key changes to note... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

55 Easy Ways to Grow Your Art Career

There are many ways to grow your art career. Here are some useful tips for making yours bloom all year long. If you have other quick tips and links for how to build your art career, please add them... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The John Ruskin Prize 2015: Shortlist

Thirty artists have been shortlisted for The John Ruskin Prize 2015. The Prize winners will be announced at the private view on 25 February 2016. This is an annual art competition about drawing -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Wrapping Up the Year with Your Personal Review

I thought I could get by without a personal review for one year. Or at least I thought I would skip mine. Then I thought that you probably don’t need a reminder either. Who will notice if I don’t send? Who has time to do a personal review anyway? Then I thought again. Show More Summary

The Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016: Shortlisted Artists

Six artists have been shortlisted for The Columbia Threadneedle Prize of £20,000 plus a solo exhibition at Mall Galleries. All visitors to the exhibition at the Mall Galleries in February 2016 will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to photograph your art for a digital submission

As more and more art competitions and open exhibitions change over to digital entry, it's becoming more and more important to know how to photograph your artwork. One thing I do know from the very... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to become a member of an art society - Part 1

A lot of artists like to get the letters after their name which mean they are a signature member of a prestigious art society.  For many this also helps them to get a 'proper art gallery' to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

So you want to sell art from home?

Lots of aspiring artists want to sell art from their home. I've been wondering how many have thought through the implications of doing so when it goes beyond simply selling online and then wrapping... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Arts and Numbers | How to Make Your Art Pay

Artists Have a Hard Time Balancing Arts and Numbers Few of us are gifted with equally with left and right brain strengths and talents. It’s the equivalent of being perfectly ambidextrous, which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The reasons why frames for art change over time

I learned a few new things about framing art while writing this week's blog post Do frames help to sell art? Today's post is also about framing and shares some facts you might not be aware of. You... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Call for Entries - UK Open Art Exhibitions 2016

I've just completed my 'end of year' update of this page - UK National Art Societies: Open Exhibitions 2016 on my blog. It provides summary details of all the major open art exhibitions in the UK in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

It’s a Choice, Not a Sacrifice

In 2000 I had been working in art museums for 10 years and had a great job as a director of education. And I was miserable. I had a choice. I could keep being miserable, or I could do something about it. I chose the latter. The next year I sold my house and donated many of my belongings. Show More Summary

Do frames help to sell art?

I was very taken with the new frames being used by a very well established member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at their annual exhibition last week. So much so that this was the first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The new Europe Galleries 1600-1815 at the V&A

After five years, the Europe Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum that house the permanent collection of 17th- and 18th century European art and design will reopen to the public on Wednesday.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

ROI Exhibition: Young Oil Painter Awards

One of the things I love to see is an art society which makes time to celebrate young emerging artists in its annual exhibition AND prize sponsors who believe in backing young artists. At the 2015... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Milton Glaser – 10 Things I Have Learned – The Secret of Art

Milton Glaser is personally responsible for the design and illustration of more than 300 posters for clients in the areas of publishing, music, theater, film, institutional and civic enterprise, as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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