Monday, October 31, 2011

30th October 2011 - Who's made a mark this week?

Amur Ambush by Stella Mays
Overall and Endangered Species Winner - BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011

Today I seem to be running a temperature, am feeling 'under the weather' and generally having problems keeping my eyes open so this is a very short post as I can't do my normal "read round".  That requires my eyes to be open!

Reference to the image at the top of this post can be found below under Art Society Exhibitions.

Art Blogs and Artists

Drawing and Sketching
  • I now have a new Twitter account @drawingpencil for drawing and sketching related tweets ONLY - and more retweeting of your highlights.  @makingamark continues with the normal eclectic art-related tweets plus comment on the oddities of the day!
Art Business & Marketing
Art Competitions
Art Exhibitions

National Galleries
Other UK Galleries
Art Societies
Paintings in the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists
Art Bloggers
Art History and Museums

A new Art Gallery for regional art in the UK

William Morris: Story, Memory, Myth is the inaugural exhibition at Two Temple Place - in collaboration with the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow which is currently closed until July 2012.  It focuses on how Morris told stories through pattern and poetry.

I very much like the idea of being able to see art from the regional galleries and less well known galleries in London in a central London location.  The address is 2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD and it's very close to Temple tube station.
Two Temple Place is London’s first venue to specifically showcase publicly-owned art from UK regional collections. The building is one of London's hidden architectural gems, an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on Embankment.
Art Education, Tips and Techniques

Art Education

Three recommended reads about art education - or the lack of it - this week
  • Robert Genn wrote an excellent post MFA or bust 
  • Joanne Mattera's Marketing Mondays post last week asks Who's Self-taught?  She has particularly pertinent comments for anybody who has been successful in their first career and is now thinking of switching to a late career as an artist.  The comments are a good read as well
Dealers didn’t go to “dealer school” and most critics didn’t go to “critic school.”
  • If you have problems managing your time you might find The Sillyness of Busyness to be thought-provoking.  I recognised one or two naughty habits of mine!
Art Materials
Internet, webware and blogging
and finally....

This is Etsy's Guide to Facebook - which now forms part of its Sellers Handbook.  As you would expect it contains lots of practical hints and tips.

1 comment:

Bridget Hunter said...

Thankyou for the mention Katherine. Its always a bit of a shock to see your name on the internet. But a good shock !! As usual this blog is better than the Sunday papers for a good read.

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