Social media dos and don’ts for arts businesses

Living in the digital age, it's pretty clear that social media is a strong and valuable marketing tool for yourself and your business. Using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can really boost your online presence  and promote your art, if done correctly. Below is an article by Kath Dolan that will tell you the do's and don'ts…

3 is the magic number – artists of the month

There are so many influential and inspiring artists out there at the moment I couldn't just pick one this month, I've gone ahead and showcased 3 exciting artists for you with very distinctive (and pretty cool) practices.   HAYLEY EICHENBAUM Capturing scenes on her epic trips across America, Hayley's photos are eloquently sublime and cooly simplistic.…

Rolling Deadlines – APRIL

Spring has finally arrived! So to put a Spring in your step I have found some awesome competitions for you to apply for! As always I will add these to my deadlines page and anymore great opportunities I find. Goodluck! Jackson's Open Art Prize - 4 April Plymouth Young Contemporary Open - 8 April Open…

Rolling Deadlines – MARCH

Another month and another chance to enter your awesome artwork for this month's competitions. As always, I will attempt to update these so you guys don't miss out! Goodluck! Gazelli Window Project - 1 March Starts prize - 4 March Pavilion Open Art Exhibition - 7 March Chroma: Call for Submissions - 12 March Artrooms…

Market yourself right – 5 tips for artists

The majority of us when we finish an arts degree want to be successful in the practice we've worked so hard to develop and realise. So why waste that hard work? Outside of a shared studio environment it can be difficult to sustain those creative connections, to have those invaluable critiques in order to asses…

Artist of the month – Nicholas Stathopoulos

Nick Stath explores space in very 'spacey' and otherworldly compositions Australian-based architect nick stath has created a series of digital drawings called ‘space, scale, composition and atmosphere’, where he explores these subjects while showing his point of view on contemporary architecture. for him, what we are living today is a representation of excess and abstract forms which produce…

Artist of the month – Seonna Hong

Dreamy, psychadelic art from an Emmy Award winning artist Californian Seonna Hong is colourful to say the least! Her bizarre, marbled, dreamy landscapes are very emotive and expressive and are built on her wonderful imagination. There is also a deep consideration of the minimal and naturalistic landscapes she creates, that are not only filled with…

Rolling Deadlines to start off your 2016 – Jan/Feb

Happy New Year you creative bunch! I have started 2016 with even more opportunities to apply for, from January to February. Keep checking the page for more updates. And Goodluck! The Other Art Fair - 15 JAN Call For Submission: SEEING Exhibition - 21 JAN Call for Artists - Le Dame Art Gallery - 31…

ARTIST OF THE MONTH – Ashley Eliza Williams

Glorious nature in all its alien-like beauty Ashley has a fascination with natural patterns and colour, finding beauty in the prosaic form of rocks, creating these mysterious alien-like shapes that float seamlessly mid air or stand alone in a desolate, apocalyptic landscape.   By studying ecological interconnections, we become increasingly aware of the tenuous relationship between…

When did drawing become so boring?

I managed to finally catch the Jerwood Drawing Prize before it closed and the Other Art Fair! But as a comparitive I was left feeling disappointed with the former. Jerwood Drawing Prize - Jerwood Visual Art, Southwark, London Every year the Jerwood Drawing Prize is a must see show for any emerging artist who loves…