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VIDEO: Tour of the National Open Art 2017! Led by Susan J Mumford Post

The 21st edition of The National Open Open Art has opened, featuring the works of approximately 200 artists. (This includes a small selction of impressive pieces created by children!)As Be Smart About Art is a sponsor of the 2017 exhibition, offering the Be Smart About Art Award (providing the winner £500 towards the BSAA programme, including mentoring, coaching, memberhsip and more) ...

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PODCAST: "Does the presentation of (sublime) art entice the world to visit? Not quite" - with Susan Mumford Post

[SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST ON ITUNES]About this 5-minute episode: This week's episode recalls a time that I received an ineffective invitation to an art show that could've easily been rectified. This symbolises a key component of planning and staging exhibitions in the busy current day.  Press 'Play' and Enjoy:  

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The birth of a collective Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)In late spring 2010, my gallery had survived the worst part of the recession. By January 2009, the focus had become entirely on survival (this resulted in the idea to start a niche network for women art dealers, to help support one another, which later became an entity of its own). This ...

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PODCAST: "How social media helps art get out of the studio" - with Susan Mumford Post

[SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST ON ITUNES]About this 3-minute episode: This piece provides insight in social media's role in enabling artists to gauge responses to pieces before they leave the studio, all the while growing and engaging audiences who become active buyers.Press 'Play' and Enjoy:  

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That time bubble wrap left an impression across a painting... And how (painful) lessons are the best teachers Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)It's without doubt that the best teacher is experience. However much someone tells you about how badly things can go, you, as with most people, like don't *really* 'get it' until you've painfully learned the lesson, too. Telling real-life stories can help make something real, so I'm going to tell you about the ...

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Harvey Weinsten, #metoo, Power and the Power of Community Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I personally contemplated long and hard whether or not to participate in the #metoo campaign that's been spreading across social media, which highlights the scale of sexual harassment and abuse of women in society. What's clear in reading threads and articles about the campaign is that a key issue is power - ...

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Have you considered what rights you have to use photographs taken by someone else? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) I was once emailed in a panic my a three-dimensional artist based in London who I was mentoring at the time: "I have been asked by an interiors company to blow up one of my images to display in a hotel and they would like a quote for doing this. We emailed ...

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PODCAST: "How a Tom Petty song helped me pursue the career of my dream" - with Susan Mumford Post

[SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST ON ITUNES]About this 3-minute episode: This episode recalls a period of great change in my life, when Tom Petty's song 'Runnin' Down a Dream' became the theme tune. This helped to make intended change, and the lyrics emphasise the importance of being open to change in combination with seeing things through. This podcast is being posted in ...

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PODCAST: "Have a clear reference point to harness in dark moments" - with Susan Mumford Post

[SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST ON ITUNES]About this 4-minute episode: This episode recounts a family story of my own that provides you an easy tool to use in challenging moments, when you feel you've bitten off more than you can chew and more.Press 'Play' and Enjoy:  

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Our September 2017 monthly networking event (or "mixing and mingling!") wrapped up the first five year period of this monthly occasion that sees a gorgeous blend of creative practice (art on display) with professional practice (meeting artists, curators and others in the industry). For this special occasion, we visited an exhibition presented by ArtCan, on-site at the A&D Gallery in ...

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