Artist deadlines – November/December

The 'C' word is fast approaching! But before the dreaded Christmas shop, and the tedious task of wrapping (because why wrap when you can gift bag it), there are still some last minute opportunities to apply for. One that could see you accelerate your artistic career is the Art Laguna Prize. Now in its 13th…

Artist deadlines – October

As we blast our way into Autumn, there are still loads of creative opportunities to inspire and work towards in the colder months. I don't often include residencies in my listings (as there are so many out there), but this Artist in Residence at the William Morris Gallery sounds amazing, and a beautiful opportunity to…

Artist deadlines – September

Don't be disheartened that Summer is nearly over, as there is a crisp, fresh batch of opportunities on the horizon. Summer is winding down and the temperatures are cooling, but there's sill a chance to enter that prize or exhibition and get your work seen by you're fellow contemporaries. From a Christmas window display in…

Artist deadlines – August

We're already into August, and just like the current weather, the competitions are heating up! Summer is the perfect time to showcase your work and there's a scorcher of opportunities to be had this month. A pretty cool one to go for if you're looking for a residency is at the Horniman Museum. In partnership…

Artist deadlines – March

Another month, another chance to get some valuable exposure for your work. We're 2 months into 2018, and it can be difficult to get going and find the time to motivate yourself to just create! Believe me, I know! Hopefully you can see this list as markers in your timeline - deadlines to work towards.…

What’s in a frame? Artist of the month: Holly Lane

How important are frames to artworks in the contemporary world? Can they add context  or meaning to the painting it surrounds? Well, artist Holly Lane repurposes religious items to create ornate and elaborate frames that envelop the artwork and helps give new meaning to an archaic, and somewhat dated practice.   When you visit an…

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Artist deadlines – February

January has just flown by and here we are in February, ready to take on even more creative challenges. And there's plenty to be had! You still have time to enter the RA Summer Exhibit with the deadline for entries on 14 February. With the famously charismatic artist Grayson Perry helping to judge this year,…