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See the art world through my eyes as an art dealer with thirty years in the business. Interviews of unique and interesting individuals that collect, deal and find art as compelling as I do. Learn the pitfalls of the art world and the interesting cast of characters that are a constant thread of entertaining commentary. Pull up a chair with me, Mark Sublette and the Art Dealer Diaries.
 
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I had Navajo artist Shonto Begay on for his second episode of Art Dealer Diaries. I love Shonto because he's not only a wonderful artist that I've collected for a long time in my own home, but also because he's a truly mystical individual. Shonto has this innate ability to channel the earth and his heritage into his work, and then infuse his own cr…
 
This episode was recorded during our virtual opening / Q&A event held on April 2nd, 2021 First-time "three-peat" guest Billy Schenck joins us for the 147th edition of the Art Dealer Diaries Podcast. It's always fun to have Billy on my podcast because no two interviews are the same. It doesn't matter how much I know about him, I always learn somethi…
 
This episode was recorded during our live zoom opening / Q&A event held on March 19, 2021 Celebrated Western painter Dennis Ziemienski joins us on Art Dealer Diaries for a special episode discussing his new show "Grand Canyon State" with works celebrating Arizona's natural wonders and unique tourist destinations. Dennis goes in-depth about his back…
 
This is part two of a two-part podcast. In the second part of the Kristin Atwell Ford podcast, we elaborate on the involvement of Ed Mell on the production of "Riders of the Purple Sage" and discuss the films Kristin filmed earlier in her career. This includes a film produced for the Salt River Project narrated by Peter Coyote which received an Emm…
 
This is part one of a two-part podcast. I had Emmy-winning filmmaker Kristin Atwell Ford on the podcast today. Kristin has an interesting connection to the world of Western art. One thing you'll notice when you listen to my podcasts is that I love to go through the backstories of my guests. I've found that if I can get a better understanding of whe…
 
************************************************************ At the time of recording, Bill Anton was slated to have an exhibition at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, AZ. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition has been postponed until December 2021. ************************************************************ I've probably said thi…
 
Part two of a two-part podcast. I had Star Liana York on the podcast back in December and we had a great chat that went long enough that I decided to make it a two-part interview. Star York is an amazing sculptor and an interesting human being. It's a fun podcast because you get the sense of how full of life and joy Star is and how it translates in…
 
Part one of a two-part podcast. I had Star York on the back in December and we had a great chat that went long enough that I decided to make it a two-part interview. Star York is an amazing sculptor and an interesting human being. It's a fun podcast because you get the sense of how full of life and joy Star is and how it translates into her sculptu…
 
Part two of a two-part podcast with Gary Ernest Smith This is the second episode of Gary Ernest Smith's artist story, we discussed his field paintings and how they resonate with not only myself but with others. This is a wonderful podcast to watch as Gary shows some of his paintings. He's been painting his entire whole life and he tells us some ver…
 
This is part one of a two-part podcast. Part one of a two-part podcast. Now Gary Ernest Smith is a guy who has been painting basically his whole life and he tells us some very interesting stories, not only of how he got to do what he did in life, but also how he became the successful western landscape painter he is today. I love that about doing a …
 
Dr. Tricia Loscher and I did a podcast back in December, I've been fortunate enough to be a co-curator with Tricia on the major Maynard Dixon exhibit "Maynard Dixon's American West" and she wrote the foreword for my Dixon book. That Maynard Dixon exhibit is hanging at the Scottsdale Museum of the West and will run through August 2021. If you haven'…
 
Kevin Macpherson took time a month ago from his painting schedule to Zoom with me on the podcast. He's a renowned painter and author who has written four instructional books and was one of the very first artists to start writing these types of books in the early 90s. Kevin also had a PBS show that lasted for two years with 26 episodes - and he's an…
 
Dr. Larry Peterson joined me for a podcast in November. He's a fascinating, interesting man and you know every once in a while you meet somebody and you say to yourself "this guy's done a lot more than I have" and in this case he really has. Dr. Peterson is a dermatologist that published numerous medical research papers before pivoting at the age o…
 
Had a great time with Eric Rhoads. Eric is the publisher of Fine Art Connoisseur as well as PleinAir Magazine. He does live interviews on his Facebook and his Youtube every day at noon for an hour, as well as two podcasts - The Art Marketing Podcast and Plein Air Podcast. Eric is very committed not only to his own artistry but to the art community …
 
Had a great time today with Eric Rhoads. Eric is the publisher of Fine Art Connoisseur as well as Plein Air Magazine. He does live interviews on his Facebook and his Youtube every day at noon for an hour, as well as two podcasts - The Art Marketing Podcast and Plein Air Podcast. Eric is very committed not only to his own artistry but to the art com…
 
I had Forbes and Essential West writer Chadd Scott on the podcast today. Chadd is such an energetic person that it's hard not to get revved up when I get to talk to someone that is even more enthusiastic about art than I am, and it's hard to find because I really love art. Whether it's collecting, seeing art, or being around artists. Chadd has that…
 
I had Martha Braun on the show today. You know this is an interesting podcast for those who are into interior design. Martha was a world-class interior designer who had her own company in San Francisco for 25 years. She also built high-end spec homes and sold them in San Francisco but really found her calling in being an abstract painter. We get a …
 
I had David Michaels on today. He is one of the more unique guests I've had quite frankly, an artist with a background probably like no other. David Michaels has produced and directed some of the largest sporting events for television. Think the Olympics, the Tour de France - he has like 14 Emmys so he's extremely gifted in that field and he's done…
 
I had New Mexico landscape painter Bill Gallen on the podcast today. He's such an interesting guy and his heart and soul are poured into every painting he does. We get to hear his story about struggling to find a path in the art world. Bill had an encounter with an artist during an art fair, and after seeing this artist's painting that resonated wi…
 
I had William Haskell on the podcast today and it's interesting - all of these podcasts I do have common threads running through them which you can pick up, in this case, it happens to be one that I hear from many artists. Somewhere early on in their lives, they had an art teacher or mentor that affected them greatly. William find's his own commona…
 
Register for our live Q&A with artist David Meikle on Dec. 4th at 2 pm (MST) here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElc-mrpzoqHdF4JjTcpGNUC5ZqZFPRIblI David Meikle was my guest on the podcast today and I just have to say that I love doing these interviews over a Zoom call. Initially, I thought that the personal process of listing to someo…
 
I had John Coleman Cowboy Artist of America on the podcast today. John is just such a deep, interesting human being. John is one of the most successful artists of his generation but believe it or not, he didn't start out as an artist even though he knew he had this innate artistic talent inside him. John had to go through finding that artistic voic…
 
I had Josh Elliott on the podcast today and what a fun and interesting individual to interview. I’ve been fortunate enough to join Josh on a couple of painting trips to observe his painting acumen and you can learn so much as an art dealer when you get to actually see what an artist does with their skill set in the field. It helps one understand th…
 
I had the Director and CEO of the Tucson Museum of Art, Jeremy Mikolajczak, on today. Jeremy is a unique individual who has run the gamut in life. He was not only a world-class swimmer in high school and college but was an artist as well. He went the BFA route and then worked in the gallery circuit, but it was running his first museum where he real…
 
I had landscape painter Matt Smith on the podcast today. He's such a good plein air artist and I was a fan and collector long before I ever representing him in my gallery. It took me 20 years before I was lucky enough to get Matt Smith to show in my gallery and it's fun to hear the story of how he got to be one of the best western painters in the c…
 
I had Mark Magggiori on today. Wow, really an interesting human being. He's one of the best Western artists working today and I'm a big fan of his artwork. This is a Western artist who has 150,000 Instagram followers. Yes, you read that correctly. Having that many followers is kind of unheard of in the Western art game but there's a definite reason…
 
I had artist Julia Arriola on the podcast today. She is a new artist for us and our gallery-artist relationship has developed into one of those special situations where you get a new artist and their work really resonates with you as a collector and as an art dealer but is also immediately recognized by clients and collectors alike. Julia is of Mex…
 
I had Laura Finlay Smith, the curator for the Tia Collection on the podcast today. The Tia Collection is a unique gathering of paintings and sculptures including top-notch Contemporary and the best of the best Western and recently Native American artwork as well. Laura has been curating for the Tia Collection for the last 8 years building this fant…
 
What a fun podcast I had with Jill Carver. Jill grew up in England and has been living in the Southwest since 2002. She had this circuitous road to becoming the well-respected painter she is today, beginning with her education in the UK and the thought of becoming a finance professional, getting a degree in history, to finally following her heart a…
 
I had Utah artist Greg Newbold on the podcast today. I've represented Greg for only a couple years and, believe it or not, I found him on Facebook. For those artists out there that wonder: "how do I get into a great art gallery," people like myself look on social media from time to time and we find the artists that have a voice and unique sensibili…
 
I had Davison Koenig on the podcast today who is the Director/Curator of the Couse-Sharp Historical Museum in Taos, New Mexico. This Northern New Mexico museum is a wonderful experience as I've been there a couple of different times. I've visited the Couse residency before it was ever a museum and was amazing then and now it is spectacular. It was …
 
I had the award-winning Santa Clara potter Susan Folwell on the podcast today. She followed up a podcast that I recorded with her husband, Davison Keonig, the director of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site in Taos, NM. I loved this interview because I got to hear Susan's backstory in great and entertaining detail. Susan's mom, the famous contemporary po…
 
I had Jared Chavez on the podcast a silversmith I carry and a person that I really respect as an artist. His father San Felipe silversmith Richard Chavez who I started buying his work 20 years ago whose work graces numerous museum collections. Father and son have done collaborative work but their styles are different and very unique. Jared experien…
 
Had a wonderful discussion with the contemporary pueblo potter Russell Sanchez of San Ildefonso pueblo. I've known Russell Sanchez for at least 30 years and we had a nice talk about what it means to be a potter and how pottery became his chosen field, including his tutelage from the famed pueblo potters Rose Gonzales and Tony and Anita Da who influ…
 
Kathleen Wall is a vibrant individual and well known Jemez potter who creates her figurine pots at Jemez New Mexico. She does wonderful figurines and masks, some of them being very large pieces. Kathleen explains her journey as a potter and how she got to where she is today and what it took to get there. It's a long hard road to be a potter especia…
 
I had the pleasure of interviewing the contemporary artist Marla Allison today on Art Dealer Diaries. Marla is full of energy, creativity, smart, and was a very interesting guest. We discuss growing up in New Mexico at the historic Laguna Pueblo, and what it's like being Laguna, Hopi, Jemez, and Anglo, and what those cultural elements provide to yo…
 
I had Mateo Romero on the podcast today. He is a fantastic painter and interesting individual and this interview is one of the more unique podcasts I've had the pleasure to record. On the Art Dealer Diaries, we generally talk about art but with Mateo, we gravitated to the topic of the current racial divide in the United States. Mateo has been invol…
 
I had Kim Peone on the podcast today who is the newest Executive Director of the non-profit organization SWAIA (Southwestern Association For Indian Arts). Every year SWAIA's banner event the Santa Fe Indian Market brings in millions of dollars for Native artisans and acts as a huge boost for the local economy. The event is always in the third week …
 
I had Dr. Michael F. Brown on the podcast today and he's president of the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM. I've been a long time supporter of this museum and institution and I highly encourage people to go to their website which is sarweb.org. The school supports native causes and various research projects in the region. It started as …
 
I had Jim Jacobs come to the gallery today to join me for an episode of the Art Dealer Diaries that is unlike any other so far. Jim is a realtor in Tucson, actually the BEST realtor in Tucson and someone that I've bought quite a few houses from over the years. He has great instincts about what architecture and art mean to a home and a homeowner. Hi…
 
Frank Patania Jr. owner of the Thunderbird shop of Santa Fe and Tucson, and the son of Frank Patania Sr. tells the second half of his 87-year story in this edition of the Art Dealer Diaries Podcast. Frank and I spoke for almost 3 hours so this is a two-part podcast with the first portion of the story appearing in episode 107. Part two focuses on Fr…
 
I had an important historical figure on the podcast today, Frank Patania Jr. original owner of the Thunderbird shop of Santa Fe and Tucson, and the son of Frank Patania Sr. tells the story of the lives of three generations of silversmiths. I had Sam Patania, Frank Jr's son on an earlier podcast which you might want to listen to as well. Frank and I…
 
Associate Director of the BYU Museum of Art, Ed Lind stopped by the gallery today to share his fascinating story. Ed is somebody who was born an artist, but his career path just didn't let him go that direction. He was involved in computers very early on in the '80s, realized he wanted to follow his passion, and then went back to school when he was…
 
Billy Schenck came to deliver some paintings and wound up in the Medicine Man Gallery Studio for this episode of the Art Dealer Diaries. There's no reason why I can't grab somebody for another podcast that's already done one, especially if it's Bill Schenck. I wanted to get an update on Billy and how he's doing, and it turns out he's has had some p…
 
Shirley Wagner was on the podcast today. She is a three-dimensional artist specializing in modern sculpture inspired by the great Louise Nevelson. An interesting podcast for any artist who is in the struggle to find a way to create and make a living in the difficult field of art. To live a full life while trying to follow your vision when life does…
 
Sam Patania took the time to come to the Medicine Man Gallery Studio for this episode of the Art Dealer Diaries. We've been kinda slow, hunkering down through quarantine, so it was wonderful to spend an hour and talk face to face with an actual human being. One of the best silversmiths in the business, Sam's has an amazing family history. He's a th…
 
This episode was taped In early March right before Heard Museum Native American show and sale when Peter Miller came to Tucson to visit and before Covid19 had closed down the country. Peter is a collector who I've had the pleasure of selling to and during these brief visits we've always had wonderful conversations not only surrounding the art he co…
 
Jeff Timan stopped by the gallery today for this edition of the Art Dealer Diaries. A special individual, Jeff is one of the owners of the world-famous Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort founded in Tucson in the 1920s as well as one of the founding members of the group SculptureTucson.com. We had a wonderful discussion about Jeff's life in Tucson …
 
Jim Ballinger, an important figure in the Arizona art world and my 100th podcast guest, provided one of my more fascinating interviews. Jim Ballinger is the former director of the Phoenix Art Museum for 40 years, a curator for 7 years, and the director for 33. Working for the Phoenix Art Museum was his first job and turns out his last, spending an …
 
Deladier Almeida discusses his life story of growing up in Brazil and starting as an architecture student, graphic artist, and illustrator before gravitating to fine art, first starting as a portrait painter inspired by a book on John Howard Sanden's work before becoming a landscape artist. Del shares his method and motivation giving me insight int…
 
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