Monday, 16 May 2011

International Artist Graham Short Likes ArtGrad!

Famed engraver and International artist Graham Short has become a new fan of ArtGrad.

Graham recently wrote this comment on ArtGrad’s facebook page:
"Congratulations to for providing a superb service, not only to art students but to buyers and investors who are always keen to buy work from emerging, up-and-coming contemporary artists. The opportunity for students to showcase their work is fraught with difficulties. is to be commended for allowing students to show their work, and also for the artist to retain their independence while showing their art to a very broad market. Maria Potempski’s experience gained in PR and Marketing - at the highest level - will allow art students to concentrate on their creativity, knowing they are being guided expertly and securely towards a potentially rewarding and exciting career".
Check out Graham’s amazing work and read the comments of Kevin Roberts CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi

Monday, 9 May 2011

Eco design company 4G Launch Art Student Competition worth £250 in association with

4G Design help retailers and their supplier’s source, manufacture, install and maintain shop-fixtures more sustainably. They are very environmentally conscious and work with many high street brands, assisting them with resource-efficient ways of designing and developing store equipment, embracing its complete life-cycle from cradle-to-cradle.

4G Design have moved into new offices in Kettering and now wish to hold a competition for graduating artists as part of their business launch.

The Competition
The competition is only open to art students who have registered on and have uploaded images (which must be for sale) onto the site.

The prize is £250, to purchase the chosen piece of work.

Entrants have until the 10th of June 2011 to email an image their chosen artwork, with details including it size, media and a short description of why you think it would be an appropriate piece to feature in the reception area of 4G Design.

The judges of the competition will be from 4G Design, The Body Shop, HSBC and E3 – a reclamation and recycling organisation.

Short-listed candidates will be emailed on the 15th June and their work will appear in a ‘virtual exhibition’ at the 4G Design launch event on 23rd of June when the winner will be announced and presented with their cheque.

The winner will also be featured on the Artgrad blog and also in associated press that accompanies the launch of the new 4G Design premises.

If you have any further questions please email for further help.