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Lemonade and art fairs, fallen leaves and commissions Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Anyone who knows me understands that I love both art and business. As I have said many times, having both in my life provides a fantastic balance. And two stories from childhood can be likened to selling activities in the art world...   Story 1:  During the summer when I was a kid, ...

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Christmas, New Year and... networking! Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) This time of the year is absolutely wonderful for seeing friends and family. I for one am writing from Arkansas in the Deep South of the USA, where I am having a soul-satisfying time catching up with people. In my case, many conversations gravitate towards a community-engaging art ...

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New Year's resolutions happen in January... Here's something to do now Post

rom our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Have you heard the phrase ‘work on your business’ as opposed to ‘in’ your business? This phrase is commonly used in the business world, yet not so much in the creative industries. As artists and gallerists are running businesses too, I think we creative industries business owners should embrace this thinking. In ...

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Do your research - and be prepared for others to research you Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) The fish on the bone was perfect. Scott’s, a famous seafood restaurant in Mount Street, Mayfair, was bustling. “Will I leave the restaurant with a new client?” I wondered. It was already a done deal, I just didn’t know it yet. I had met Eric several weeks earlier, and he’d subsequently ...

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Mothers Who Rock the Arts - Persistent Action in Practice Post

'Mothers who Create: Persistent Action in Practice', is the final installment in a 3-part article / video short series by Tamara Gal-On, an expert coach for women in the creative industries. She addresses challenges that parents face when juggling an art practice with parenting.Persistent Action in Practiceby Tamara Gal-OnThe magic ingredient about persistent action is that you are holding the ...

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From start-up to veteran: Be open to both learning and teaching Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Many years ago when I was a baby art dealer, I made a big faux pas and upset an experienced art dealer at his own show opening. Newbie me was very excited, as I had consigned a bronze sculpture for an exhibition in this prestigious St James’s, London, showroom.  What could ...

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Why an artist should keep in touch with the art dealer who said NO Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I was once introduced to an artist who is the sister of a friend and collector. At a meeting in my Soho gallery, the artist and I viewed her portrait paintings and discussed the subjects and inspirations. The work wasn’t a suitable fit for the gallery, so I thanked her for the ...

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Mothers who Rock the Arts - The Resignation Problem: A Be Smart About Art Short Post

'Mothers who Create: The Resignation Problem', is a 4-minute video in which Tamara Gal-On, an expert coach for women in the creative industries, talks about the challenges that mothers face when juggling an art practice with parenting. Issues with juggling an art practice & motherhood are remarkably common, as our Founder Susan Mumford has discovered from mentoring numerous artists and ...

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Mothers who Rock the Arts - The Guilt Problem Post

Do you experience guilt in your art practice? A Be Smart About Art Short. ‘Mothers who Create: The Guilt Problem’, is a 4-minute video in which Tamara Gal-On, an expert coach for women in the creative industries, talks about the challenges that mothers face when juggling an art practice with parenting. The issue is common for women in the industry, ...

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Raffle Winners Announced! Video clip of live draw presenting our 5 new Members Post

We are excited to announce the winner of our Pre-Website Raffle. In the 10 days prior to launching the website, we presented a live count-down on our interactive holding page that listed the days, hours, minutes and seconds to go until the website launched. A big THANK-YOU! to the 41 people who entered the raffle. It was good fun, and ...

6) BSAA Events, Announcements & Opportunities 3138 views