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...
Copying: Homage

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...

The Genghis Khan Principle…

The Genghis Khan Principle... The ‘Genghis Khan Principle’ as it applies to self-employed one-man professional artists is the same as it is for any other...
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ARTIST’S ADMINISTRATION and OFFICE SOFTWARE

ARTIST’S ADMIN SOFTWARE There is significant potential value in digital office administration packages and software programmes on computers for professional artists. But many artists do...
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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...

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Art fairs and Trade Fairs An ambitious artist might be interested in exhibiting at trade fairs or art fairs. These are usually annual events lasting...

THE INFLUENCE and IMPORTANCE OF PATRONAGE

PATRONAGE The subject of this post follows on a previous blog post focusing on the influential reasons for making art. That article was where I...

RELIGION IN ART

  RELIGION IN ART ‘Religious art or sacred art is artistic imagery using religious inspiration and motifs and is often intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual.’ Wikepedia. But is it? Is...

The Importance of Power and Politics in Art.

POWER AND POLITICS IN ART This is a big subject for a blog post. So goodness knows where to begin. First of all, what is art?...

More on a Gender Divide in Art.

In my recent blog post I questioned whether women artists were taking over. That was a rhetorical question based on a personal observation that there...