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How to Sell at an Art Fair

How to Sell at an Art Fair

People always ask me for advice when it comes to selling their work and setting up tables at our Art Fairs. So I thought I would go through a few of these more frequently asked questions to help give some advice and guidance based of previous event’s we’ve hosted.

Salford Uni: Degree Show Exhibition Review

Salford Uni: Degree Show Exhibition Review

love a Fine Art Degree show! They are a great way to see a variety of new artists, new talent, a culmination of their 3+ years at University, a real show-off of the student’s best work – and the Salford University Degree Show 2022 was just that.

Manc of the Month: Mary Naylor

Manc of the Month: Mary Naylor

We’re so happy to introduce you to our June Manc of the Month artist, Mary Naylor! Mary creates large-scale acrylic paintings, murals, and digital works that are filled with amazing life and colour, and we are so excited to have Mary share some their inspirations and experiences with us.

What’s On: June

What’s On: June

Enjoy the beautiful summer weather by exploring Manchester and the art it has to offer. We have listed a whole bunch of art events for you to attend this June – take a peek!

Manc of the Month: Liz West

Manc of the Month: Liz West

We are very excited to introduce our May Manc of the Month, Liz West. Liz creates amazing large-scale installations, utilising light and colour to create immersive, all-encompassing experiences in which you can completely lose yourself.

What’s On: May

What’s On: May

May has finally arrived! With several bank holidays coming up what could be a better way to spend them than exploring what Greater Manchester has in store for you this month!

Manc of the Month: Georgia Noble

Manc of the Month: Georgia Noble

We’d like to introduce our April’s Manc of the Month, Georgia Noble. Georgia’s creates unbelievably stunning abstract landscape work.

What’s On: April

What’s On: April

Spring is here, Easter weekend is coming, the days are longer, so why not spend your extra time at one of the amazing art events coming up this month?

Planning the Art All Dayer

Planning the Art All Dayer

So the Art All Dayer: Spring Edition is less than a week away and we are crazy busy here at the Cotton On MCR headquarters. Here’s a little insight into what we get up in the last week before the event and a bit more of a teaser of what to expect this Saturday!

Manc of the Month: Alex Giles

Manc of the Month: Alex Giles

We are super excited to introduce our March Manc of the Month, Alex Giles. Alex has found himself super busy after lockdown and the opportunities just keep coming for him.

What’s On: March

What’s On: March

Not only is it the Cotton On MCR: Art All Dayer this month, there’s also lots of talks and art exhibitions around the city too, so read on to find out more.

Exhibition Preview: ‘Habitat’

Exhibition Preview: ‘Habitat’

We have written a couple of articles across Cotton On MCR and Cotton On Leeds discussing women artists and lack there of showing their work in galleries. One gallery right in the heart of Manchester City Centre is doing their bit to change the scale and balance out their statistics, with a new, female-led exhibition named ‘Habitat.’

Exhibition Open Calls: Who should pay?

Exhibition Open Calls: Who should pay?

Hosting exhibitions cost money, but there is controversy about asking artists to pay for open calls. So why are we asking artists to pay to be part of our events?