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Tweekly for April 19, 2014

Before I get to my top tweets from the past couple of weeks, I have something on my mind.... Nineteen years ago I was living in Oklahoma City when our museum doors blew open and we simultaneously heard an explosion. The days that followed are both unforgettable and seem like a lifetime ago. Show More Summary

Shortlist announced for BP Portrait Award 2014

Two elderly women and a homeless man painted by an international shortlist of three male artists are in competition for the £30,000 BP Portrait Award 2014. These are: Thomas Ganter (Germany) for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Impatience Killed the Blog (Revive It!)

Your blog won’t become popular overnight. Blogging is a process, a commitment. After last week’s article, The Gold Mine in Your Artist Blog, several people commented to the tune of: My blog is no gold mine. I can’t get any traffic or interaction with people. Show More Summary

Sarah Simblet and The New Sylva - a video

Back in 2008 I did a drawing class with Sarah Simblet about Drawing Trees at the National Gallery. She talked about a major project she had embarked upon to draw trees. Little did I realise at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

More Top Tips for winning an RHS Gold Medal for Botanical Art

Last year I wrote Ten Top Tips for winning an RHS Gold Medal for Botanical Art - which proved very popular with botanical artists around the world.  So this year I'm back with more Top Tips from this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Hire Someone to Help with Your Art Business

st hired my first employee, other than myself, at Art Biz Coach. Yes, I have other assistants who work with me on a contract basis, but Maeve Eichelberger is a full-fledged employee. I'm not encouraging you to hire an employee. But I do think that most artists can benefit from an assistant. Here are some steps you can take to help move that process along. [...]

15 Top Tips for presenting work at an RHS Botanical Art Exhibition

There are two important aspects of artwork in the RHS Botanical Art Exhibition - the artwork and its presentation. The latter is very important - as discussed below. Poor presentation will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

RHS Botanical Art Show 2014 - Medal winners

Below you can find a list of the awards made this morning at the RHS Botanical Art Show 2014 at the RHS Horticultural Halls in Westminster.  The exhibition continues tomorrow. Best Botanical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Video: Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours - Annual Exhibition

This is a video panning around the walls of the 202nd Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours view of the West Gallery at the RI Annual Exhibition 2014 The purpose... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Searching for Content for Your Artist Blog

In my last post, I made the case that your blog is a gold mine for you. What I didn't say is that it's only a gold mine if you are consistently committed to blogging and to improving with each post. You can only fulfill this commitment with rich content. [...]

Pop Up Studio at the RHS Botanical Art Exhibition

The RHS London Orchid and Botanical Art Show is open to the public on Friday and Saturday this week at the RHS Horticultural Halls (Lawrence & Lindley Hall) in Westminster, London SW1P 2PE. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Gold Mine in Your Artist Blog

Last week I asked on the Art Biz Blog how you’re going to be marketing your art differently now that Facebook Reach is plummeting. It’s tempting to just jump to another social media site. (Google+ anyone?). I would encourage you, as I always have, to build up content on your site first. [...]

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 - Call for Entries

Entries for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 close on 1st May. Last year some 1,800 artists entered the competition and 84 artists were chosen to participate in the regional heats.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Complete the draft and then upload it.......

Today is upload day - via Dropbox.  My book about drawing and sketching has started its journey to the Editor......... Not quite sure when that journey is going to end as..... It's going very... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Fridge Magnet Art

This is what the bottom half of my (eyelevel) fridge door looks like - decorated with fridge magnets from various top art galleries and museums. My Fridge Magnets There's something of a colour... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Twitter Tweekly for April 6, 2014

Others might take issue, but I say these are my top tweets from the past two weeks. Please Share with the Art Biz Coach Community... It's Brag Saturday on my FB page! C'mon over and tell us what you've been doing facebook.com/artbizcoach/ph… [...]

Why social media matters in 2014

Ever wondered whether you ought to be doing more on social media - but didn't know where or how to apply your efforts? Watching this video about the 10 social media facts and statistics in 2014... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Does the Nosedive in Facebook Reach Affect How You Market Your Art?

Have you noticed? Facebook has dramatically reduced the number of people who are organically seeing the posts on your business page. The reach of your posts has probably gone down 50% or more since October of 2013. This means that even though someone has liked your page, they probably won't see what you share unless you pony up and pay for promoted posts and ads. [...]

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