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Wanted: an Executive Director for an International Art Society

I've been fascinated for a very long time by he different organisational forms that art societies around the world choose to take; and how they choose to organise themselves. Indeed being... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Video: The Small Works Room at RBA Annual Exhibition 2016

I visited the annual exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists yesterday. This is open every day (10am - 5pm) at the Mall Galleries until the 2nd April. View of the Main Gallery in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

List-Building Tactics For Artists Who Want To Increase Their Followers

Your email list is a means for nurturing trust, for building relationships, and, if you teach, for demonstrating your knowledge. Your list is, as I’ve often said, your most important asset. It’s unique to you, your art, and your goals. Show More Summary

Top 20 Universities for Art and Design - in the world

Are these the top 20 Universities for Art and Design in the World? That's what the latest 2016 QS World University Subject Rankings for Art and Design indicate. The 6th annual edition of these... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Changes in Tax and NI for artists in the UK

Artists living in and paying tax in the UK need to stay on top of changes to tax and national insurance contributions. There is good news and not so good news. Tax Good news for amateur artists -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

It’s a Big Mistake When You Are Not Getting Better

If you are not getting better, you are getting worse. Joe Paterno The Art Biz May Have Passion and Creativity, But It’s Still an Aggressive Marketplace. You are in a competitive field. There... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The dominant problem

Most of us would admit that our work comprises a complex bundle of interconnected problems. Each day we attack the particular problems in front of us (or the problems that pop up or pop into our workspace). And each day, we’re aware that there are more problems than we can actually solve. As Russell Ackoff […]

Fabriano, R K Burt and St Cuthberts Mill - and fine art watercolour paper for precision painting

The HP surfaces of Fabriano Artistico and Fabriano 5 have changed. (The latter being the paper which is used in the RKB FatPad). A number of botanical watercolour artists have recently reported... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Lucky You

When it comes to building an art career, I subscribe to Thomas Jefferson’s view of luck: I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. ? Thomas Jefferson In other words, don’t rely on luck to hand you a successful art career. Show More Summary

National Open Art 2016 - Call for Entries

The National Open Art Competition opened for entries at the beginning of March. The closing date for entries is 10th July 2016. There are two competitions: one for artists living or working in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review of the 2016 RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition

Yesterday I visited the annual exhibition of the Contemporary Watercolour Competition run by the Royal Watercolour Society.  The exhibition continues until 16th March at the Bankside Gallery (right... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Make Your Art Career Epic in Every Way

Go forth and make your art career epic. You can do it! Creating a successful art career is an evolutionary process. It doesn’t just happen. Fanciful myths abound. I don’t know which is worse. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Video of Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition 2016

This is my video, taken late Monday afternoon, of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition 2016. The exhibition for this prestigious prize for representational art continues to be on display until... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Self-Interrogation Process Before Taking On New Projects

You are in charge of your art career. That means you are the person who decides what to do today, tomorrow, next week, and next month. If you’re accustomed to a boss telling you where to focus your energy, entrepreneurship probably thumped...Show More Summary

Interviews with RHS Botanical Art Gold Medallists 2016 - from Asia

This is the first of my blog posts about my interviews with 12 of the 13 botanical artists who won a Gold Medal at the RHS London Botanical Art Show at the end of last month (27-28 February... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition 2016 - Prizewinners and Review

The £15,000 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize for 2016 - and a Gold Medal - has been awarded to Henry Kondracki for his oil painting of The Cowgate - in the snow - by The Worshipful Company of Painter... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

30 questions: a Website Checklist for Artists

Do you know what questions to ask when considering what to do about a website - and whether or not it needs improving? Working your way through the 30 questions in this post will give you a "to do"... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Lynn Painter-Stainers 2016 - Selected artists and works

The 2016 Exhibition for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize opens at the Mall Galleries tomorrow.  It's on from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th March and admission is free.  For those unable to get to London... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Learn about how to market you and your art online - at Heatherley's

"How to get on - online" is the title of my latest talk about websites and social media for artists.  I've been asked by Heatherley's Art School in Chelsea to do a talk on 21st March about how... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who Are The People On Your List and What Are They Doing There?

Art Biz Coach has been helping support artists since 2002. There are 25,000 people on my current email list, and perhaps thousands more who have left that list. There are 9,000 fans on the Art Biz Coach Facebook page, and thousands more that are somehow connected to me. Show More Summary

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