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WEBSITE CRITERIA for an ARTISTS ONLINE GALLERY

ARTISTS WEBSITE CRITERIA Two recent blog posts have been about retail art galleries and how an ambitious artist can show and sell their work on...

ARTIST RUN GALLERIES

ARTIST RUN GALLERIES Community cooperative galleries i.e. Skylark Galleries in London. This blog follows my recent post on Commercial Art Galleries that explained some of the...
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COMMERCIAL ART GALLERIES

COMMERCIAL ART GALLERIES Here in the UK there are several different sorts of art gallery. Impressive public institutions like the Tate Modern dominate the list....
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LICENSING thoughts for artists

LICENSING for artists Licensing is an important item in an artist’s tool cupboard. It does a couple of things that really make a difference. And...
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AUTHORITY IN THE ART WORLD

Authority is “… the confident quality of someone who knows a lot about something or who is respected by other people.” This blog is...
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ELEVATOR PITCH for ARTISTS

An ELEVATOR PITCH for ARTISTS A so called ‘elevator pitch’ is a valuable tool in any sales process. The term comes from an imagined scenario...

ZEN AND THE ART OF ART.

ZEN AND THE ART OF ART ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ by Robert Pirsig is a rather special book. First published back in...

AIDA is a secret, not an Egyptian opera

AIDA is not just an opera. This isnt about a Giuseppe Verdi opera or an Egyptian heroine. Instead the AIDA that I explain here is...
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COLIN RUFFELL ARTIST [INTERVIEW]

COLIN RUFFELL ARTIST to coincide with 'featured artist' exhibition at Skylark One Gallery “I have been a full-time professional artist for over 50 years. I...

HOW TO MAKE A LIVING AS AN ARTIST

‘HOW TO MAKE A LIVING AS AN ARTIST’ was the title of my first book. It’s about ways to succeed in the professional art business...

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Topics on my list.

Next blog topic on the list? That is actually a list that I set myself ages ago, in January 2016 The list has 449 blog-post topics and titles that...

The Fine Art Trade Guild revisited

THE FINE ART TRADE GUILD In a couple of recent blog posts I have mentioned the Fine Art Trade Guild. In particular the Guild standards...

GICLEE IS STILL THE BEST THING SINCE …

GICLEE IS STILL THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD I wrote a blog post about giclee printing a couple of years ago. It claimed that giclee is...

Open Studios and Artist’s Open Houses

OPEN STUDIOS AND OPEN HOUSES This blog-post is about ‘Open Studios’ and ‘Artist’s Open Houses’. Open Studios is an established system that artists have long...

COPYING is it HOMAGE, PLAGIARISM or FRAUD?

from 'Art and Framing Today' magazine April 2018 Artist and Guild Past Master Colin Ruffell tackles the complex subject of intellectual property theft in the...