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Call for Entries: Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition 2019

The Society of Women Artists (SWA) published its brand new website today - just prior to the start of the digital submissions to its 2019 Annual Exhibition The website is a huge improvement and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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11 tips for how to get 1 million website visitors quickly

One of the reasons I don't write every day for Making A Mark is because I've got other websites to look after. One of these - Botanical Art and Artists - celebrated one million visitors sometime... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Why Watercolour on Google Arts and Culture beats Watercolour World

There's a new website called Watercolour World which purports to be making images of watercolours around the world accessible to all. The Watercolour World (TWW) is a registered charity that is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Review: Episode 1 of Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

I'm going to continue my habit of reviewing the episodes of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 and providing a commentary on each as I did last year (see the end) This time it's going to be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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The Politics of Sponsorship - a new reality for art galleries and museums

Sackler is a name I associated with sponsorship of the Arts. This is because Dr Arthur M Sackler who was a physician, scientist was also an art collector who endowed institutions of learning and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Challenge #2: Life Drawing Live - from the Royal Academy

I'm quite liking the idea of a monthly challenge during 2019. So, after snowy paintings, my Challenge for February (I'm thinking once a month is about right) is to watch the live streaming by the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Artists of the Year: Videos, Deadlines and Suggestions!!

Just a reminder for fans of the two major artist of the year programmes on Sky Arts re. Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 Portrait... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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120th Pastel Society Annual Exhibition - Prizewinners

The Pastel Society is holding its 120th Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries.   The first thing I want to say is "Congratulations!" for two reasons: First obviously for making it to its 120th... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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The snowy painting challenge - the results

Last Saturday, I asked to see the paintings people had been doing during the recent cold spell and snow. I'm thinking of doing a blog post about RECENT snow paintings. If you've been braving the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Where you can see the Leonardo da Vinci drawings

144 of Leonardo da Vinci's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection are currently on display in 12 simultaneous exhibitions of Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing across the UK. If you want to get... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Review: Connect Art Fair at the Mall Galleries

I visited Connect – The Independent Art Fair on Wednesday (see Two new art fairs in London plus goodbye to a popular old one) - and was rather glad I wasn't there for the Private View on the Tuesday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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VIDEO: Carl Randall paints Waterloo Bridge, London and 57 people from life

Carl Randall has produced another stunning large painting of an iconic place with lots of people in London. His painting of Waterloo Bridge, London measures 6.5 feet wide (200cm) includes 57 people... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Two new art fairs in London plus goodbye to a popular old one

There have been some major changes in independent art fairs in London in 2019.  There are two new fairs: Connect – The Independent Art Fair is a brand new art fair - run by art dealers - being held... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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How an art conservator cleans and restores an old master painting

I love watching videos of paintings being restored. My jaw drops every time when I see just how mucky some of them are - and how much sheer dirt is hanging alongside the painting! Below are two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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The PAOTY Trek to Battersea Arts Centre

I forgot to mention on Monday - in my post Call for Entries: Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 - that the venue for the Heats has CHANGED. Artists will no longer "enjoy" the ever-changing light on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Call for Entries: Portrait Artist of the Year 2020

You have a month to enter sky arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020. The deadline for entries to this prestigious art competition with a £10,000 commission first prize is 22nd February 2019 The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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RA Summer Exhibition 2019 UPDATE + prediction re emphasis of selected work

This is an update about the background of the coordinator and people who make up the Selection and Hanging Committee of the Summer Exhibition 2019 at the Royal Academy of Arts.  my prediction as to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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The Artisans #2 - Stephen Winstanley, Niamh Wimperis and Rod Hughes

It's the second episode of the Victorian House of Arts and Crafts tonight - and further to my last post - The Artisans without a credit on Arts and Crafts House - I'm very pleased to say that since... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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The Artisans without a credit on Arts and Crafts House

This post is about introducing the six artisans appearing in a short series on BBC called "The Victorian Arts and Crafts House" Today I'm doing the first three - Bryony Knox, Abdollah Nafisi and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Bbc, Crafts House, Making A Mark, Bryony Knox Abdollah Nafisi


The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts - Episode 1

I watched The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts on Friday night and was quite pleasantly surprised.  On the whole I'd recommend it as worth watching. It was mostly about the reality of making arts... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Thoughts while hibernating - about new websites

This time of year I like to hibernate. It's the short days.  It also gives me time to think about what next...In recent weeks I've been trying to work out what to do with respect to this blog and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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RA sends out hundreds of repeat emails to Summer Exhibition applicants

If today you tried to buy an application form to enter the 2019 Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, you've doubtless been facing down by a barrage of hundreds of repeat emails for a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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RA Summer Exhibition 2019: Call for 12,000 entries

Digital entries for the 2019 Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts can start being submitted online from tomorrow - 3rd January 2018. This post is about how to enter the world's largest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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About Sister Wendy (1930-2018) - nun, art critic and unlikely TV star

"Sister Wendy" as she was universally known - a.k.a. Sister Wendy Beckett, variously described as a broadcaster, art historian, art critic, consecrated virgin and hermit - died yesterday age 88 at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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How to be an artist - can you have rules?

I've often heard it said that you're an artist when you've learned enough about the rules to be able to break them. The question then becomes "What are the rules for how to be an artist?" According... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2019 - Call for Entries

The deadline for the call for entries for the RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2019 is Monday 14 January. I've been ambivalent about this competition in recent years (2012-2017).  However... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Do artists have to pay tax on art prizes?

Do artists have to pay tax on the value of art prizes? An art prize might feel like a windfall but, in fact - and tax law, artists generally have to pay tax on their value. This post explains... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Alert - Celebrity Portrait Artist of the Year

It's very nearly Christmas so by definition we start to get some silly programmes popping up. On Tuesday 18th December, there is going to be a one-off special edition of Portrait Artist of the Year... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Call for Entries: Landscape Artist of the Year 2019

If you are not afraid of painting in front of cameras AND lots of people (millions?) watching you paint a landscape for a television programme, you should consider applying to be in one of the pods... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Learning Points from Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 - a summary

This is a wrap-up summary of everything learned from the Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 - interspersed with images from the Exhibition of the work by the semi-finalists in London (see the end for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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