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How do you create time to concentrate? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) This subject comes up a lot as a result of modern living. The phone in your pocket vibrates, telling you a new email has arrived, your computer chirps to indicate a new social media post, or event, or invitation. How can you escape from all these distractions to make art, write blog ...

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Do you argue yourself out of increasing the price of art? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) I frequently speak with artists and gallerists who know it’s time to increase prices, but are worried about making the change. Here are some real-life stories with take-away points to help you objectively think about the matter.A London-based printmaker was successfully selling limited edition prints on his website. Pieces were in limited ...

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The importance of credibility Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)  Is your resume impressive enough to taken seriously? What can you do to improve it? And, most importantly, do you take yourself seriously?Self-taught artists often ask me if they ‘need to’ or ‘should’ get an MA or MFA in order to be credible to galleries (noting that art dealers also worry ...

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A fresh perspective on crowdfunding for the arts Post

Image above: Susan's childhood Summertime initiative, selling a sweet fruit punch drink called 'Kool-Aid' on the street corner, with her first team (i.e., neighbours).  ----------Here at Be Smart About Art, we’re 29 days into a 35-day rewards-based crowdfunding campaign. A big part of the reason we set to doing this is you.As time goes, an increasing number of people in ...

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Do you have to be rich to collect art? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Many people assume this to be the case. When I owned an art gallery, well-intending friends and associates would say things like, “Hey Susan, I’ll introduce to my client Joe. He’s filthy rich and would be ideal for you to meet!”Really? Because “Joe”, has a lot of money?Tempting though it is to ...

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How do you know if you're making progress in your art career? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) It’s tempting to tell yourself that you’re progressing slowly – or at least not as fast as you had in mind.  Here’s a great quote on the matter:“Everyone always vastly overestimates what they can do in the short-term, and vastly underestimates what they can do in the long-term.”  Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive ...

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Seize the moment - and today that's #lovewins Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) The majority of people who see this blog post on the date of publication will immediately understand what it’s about, with the rainbow colours symbolising the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to recognise same-sex marriage as a Constitutional right. However, should you happen upon this page at say ...

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10 Questions Interview with... Artist Chris King Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with artist Chris King... Where were you born and/or raised, and where do you now call home?I grew up in Warwickshire, just outside Leamington Spa, in a house that my parents rescued from being demolished - the oldest parts of it were dated to ...

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Compelled to give friends huge discounts on art purchases? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) You’re not the only one.While both artists and dealers are both guilty of this, artists in particular often find it challenging to sell pieces or arrange commissions for family and close friends without offering enormous reductions.  How much? The number one amount that artists tell me time and time again as the ...

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Losing once doesn't (have to) mean permanent defeat Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) What if you don’t get accepted into an open submission show or art fair? Does that mean permanent defeat? Sure, if you allow it to prevent you from ever trying again. Does getting a “no” a collector equate to them never buying anything from you (for the first time or again)? Absolutely, ...

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