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The Best Art Competitions in the UK

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Art competitions can be a brilliant way for artists to develop their career and build a reputation in the art world. Award winners can find it easier to attract galleries, commissions and sales. These are just a few of the…

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The Best International Art Competitions in 2024

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Art competitions are a great way for artists to promote themselves and their artwork with the chance for coverage, exhibitions and even some cash prizes. There are thousands of art competitions throughout the year from painting competitions, textiles, ceramics, photography…

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How Artists Can Plan a Successful Year Ahead

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After the (hopefully) busy holiday rush of sales and commissions, all artists, whatever discipline or level of practice, should get creative with a plan for the year ahead. There’s plenty to arrange, sign up for, or design months in advance.…

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Artweb Showcase: Contemporary Landscape Painters

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The landscape has always held a unique fascination for artists. The miles of uninterrupted horizons where endless variations of light and weather conditions play across an almost endless vista have drawn painters to the countryside for centuries. Just writing that…

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Textiles as a Fine Art (and How to Adapt Your Work)

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Creating textiles as a fine art is simpler than it seems. Consider the current textile art you make: can you step on it, wear it or use it — or is it designed to hang on a wall? If it’s…

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New Year’s Resolutions For Artists

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Starting the new year by considering new ideas or putting together a good plan of work is a simple way to prepare for the success that you want. But put aside the plans for exhibitions and open studios and test…

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How to Become a Professional Artist

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Beyond the materials, becoming a professional artist requires a long shopping list of skills, inspiration and style. If you’re ready to get started on your creative journey, let Artweb guide you in joining the world’s best profession! Qualifications History has…

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How to Set Up a Professional Art Studio

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Moving from a home studio into a professional space is a dream for many artists. If you are outgrowing the spare room or the garden shed, getting a professional studio is the next step. But before you sign the lease…

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Elevate Your Ceramics and Pottery to Fine Art

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Pottery has always straddled the line between fine art and a more practical application. Cups, saucers, plates, and Ming vases all occupy a space along the ceramics spectrum. Priceless vases made from bone China and delicately hand-painted by skilled artists…

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How to Set Up Your Own Art Gallery to Generate Sales

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Allowing studio visits are a great way for professional artists to connect with customers, discuss commissions and sell work. Exhibiting or meeting in a working studio can be tricky, but there are plenty of upsides to selling your work directly.…

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How Do Artists Make Money?

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One school of thought suggests that a great artist shouldn’t worry about everyday things like paying the rent and feeding the family. But when we think of art and money, we generally turn (enviously) to artists whose work sells for…

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Payment Options for Selling Art

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Whether in person or online, making an art sale is only half the battle. Next is processing the payment—and if done right, it can drive more sales. Most art payments are done online, using platforms such as Shopify. But there…

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The Benefits of Joining an Art Community

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The art world is filled with inspiring stories about art movements, artist colonies and groups whose members found enormous success. Some were accidental, others were purposely created. So what are the pros and cons to being part of an art…

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En Plein Air: The Art of Painting Outdoors

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For centuries, landscape painters have immersed themselves in their subjects by painting outdoors The art of painting “en plein air” means to paint “in the open” (or outdoors) and has become synonymous with the French impressionist painters like Monet. This…

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How Artists Use Household Paint

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In the early 20th century, household paint (or interior paint) inspired a whole art movement: abstract expressionism. The enormous canvases favored by artists like Jackson Pollock would have made using traditional tubes of paint prohibitively expensive. More poetically, Pollock—one of…

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