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Spotlight interview with surrealist artist Valerie A. Smith

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Valerie Smith is a surrealist artist from Maryland. She shares the artistic process, ideas, and inspiration behind her incredible paintings.

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Media in focus: mosaic art

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Mosaic at Park Guell in Barcelona by Antoni Gaudi

Mosaic is an ancient art form that once enjoyed enormous prestige in both secular and religious architecture across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

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Express yourself: the art history of the selfie

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The desire for control over one’s self-image has been a concern of artists for centuries

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Art supplies: what to splurge on and where to save

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We’ve compiled a list of art supplies worth splurging on, and where you can afford to cut a few corners.

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8 New Year’s resolutions for artists to rekindle your creative spark

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new year goals for artists checklist

As we say goodbye to 2020, there’s no better time to reflect on the challenges and successes of the past year and start planning for the twelve months ahead. The start of a new calendar marks a fresh slate ready…

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8 exciting opportunities for artists in January

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Few years in recent memory have been awaited with as much hope and expectation as 2021, and thankfully this January brings a flurry of exciting opportunities for artists. Here is ArtWeb’s round-up of the projects and deadlines to look out…

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Call for art submissions: Togetherness Project

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A Bracknell Forest councillor is calling on artists for an inspiring initiative for 2021. Deputy Mayor Michael Gbadebo is seeking artists’ help to celebrate the values of kindness and togetherness in society, and to raise money for local charities. “I…

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How to name and write descriptions about your art

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Side view portrait of young Black man looking at paintings and thinking at art gallery

ArtWeb’s guide on how to name art and write descriptions that can make or break a sale!

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Art you can enjoy outdoors: the UK’s best sculpture gardens and art trail

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Here is ArtWeb’s guide to the UK’s best sculpture parks and art trails, chock-full of works by renowned contemporary artists.

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Spotlight interview with painter Margaret Denholm

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Margaret Denholm is a Scottish painter whose love for the sea knows no bounds. Learn more about her artistic process, ideas, and inspiration.

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Media in focus: portrait miniatures

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Before photography, miniature paintings played a crucial role in both personal and diplomatic relationships, and were prized for their technical virtuosity and portability.

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How to ask for feedback as an artist (and whom you should ask!)

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female artists discussing work

Asking for artistic feedback is essential to improving your practice, achieving career goals & finding new ways to connect with your audience.

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How to make festive artwork without slipping into clichés

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Wintery scene - how to make Christmas art

Practical considerations for making Christmas art, spotlighting the work of Artweb members who share their top tips for avoiding cliché this holiday season

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9 exciting opportunities for artists in December

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Exciting open calls and residency programs in Europe, Japan and the US.

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Media in focus: painting on copper

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Learn why copper, a medium that particularly appealed to collectors in the 16th and 17th centuries, has been rediscovered by artists today.

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