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ART FOR YOUR EAR brings you stories from some of my favorite contemporary artists. When I studied Art History, the best part was, well, the gossip. I loved finding out why artists did certain things, what was going on in their personal lives, and behind-the-scenes details about other artists they knew and worked with. This podcast is exactly that ... inside-scoop stories from the artsiest people I know. You'll hear first-hand from these talented, successful, full-time artists (who also happe ...
 
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Join Kat and Alicia as they chat about releasing their new book, The Complete Smartist Guide! We discuss: Why we wrote the book and what kind of artist it's for The background and story behind the book Challenges and setbacks we experienced Working with a publisher vs. self-publishing More behind the scenes experiences, trials, and triumphs! The bo…
 
Alicia takes over Art & Cocktails for a guest-hosted episode where she interviews Nilé Livingston, a Philadelphia-based artist & creative entrepreneur. Nilé, the founder and CEO of Creative Repute, is an award-winning visual artist and graphic designer whose repertoire spans more than twenty murals in Philadelphia. Her work has been recognized by R…
 
Join Kat and Amira Rahim on a brand new episode of Art & Cocktails! Amira Rahim is an LA-based artist who has been creating art since she was 13. In this episode, we discuss her original plan to be an attorney after graduating from the University of Pittsburg, but life had a different plan. After traveling, she discovered her interest in sociology,…
 
Join Kat and Stef Sutton as they chat about the artist's exploration of photography that celebrates street art. Stef's Artist Statement The birthplace of graffiti and home to its own unique style of writing, Philly is filled with various forms of street art; yet tags are often the most overlooked form of street art, often appearing on (and quickly …
 
Join Kat and Glenyse Thompson on this empowering chat about how the artist followed her intuition and became a painter. In this episode, we discuss: How Glenyse took a chance on herself and applied to her first juried exhibition The power of networking and making the most of opportunities The artist's intuitive approach to painting Getting featured…
 
In this episode, Alicia returns as a guest host to interview Toronto-based figurative painter Kestin Cornwall. Over the past ten years, Cornwall has focused on creating relevant progressive art. He has used a varied practice of combining hand drawings, digitally removing the human hand and then forcing the element of the human hand back into the wo…
 
Hang out with Kat and Sasha-Loriene to learn about the artist's inspiring journey of leaving a corporate career to becoming a full-time artist and community leader behind BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT. BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT (BGWP) is a safe space created to support & empower Black women painters by promoting positive representation, sisterhood, & community…
 
Join Kat and Meggan Joy on an uplifting episode of the show. We discuss: Meggan's journey as a photographer and collage artist Allowing long-term projects to be a part of our practice Meggan's process and how some of her pieces take up to a year Reverse engineering our busines goals to be able to support ourselves with our artwork The artist's empo…
 
In this episode, Alicia returns as a guest host to interview Vancouver-based abstract artist Amy Stewart. Stewart has been drawn to the interconnections of art, play and nature since her childhood. Memories of her childhood and nature shape her adult imagination, and they are reflected in her paintings’ rich textures and vibrant tones. Her pieces a…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Kat shares why she started the membership for womxn artists and artpreneurs right before the pandemic and shares about what it means to be an Art Queen. She invited one of the Art Queens, Elyse Jokinen, to talk about her art journey and experience with the community. Elyse is a collage artist from Minnesota who uses …
 
Join Kat and artist and art and art therapist Leah Guzman, who shares her journey and talks about how she became interested in art therapy. We also discuss Leah's fantastic new book, full of healing exercises. Art therapy is a therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist and utilizes the arts to help us express ourselves. Leah and …
 
In this episode, Shenequa Brooks shares her journey as an interdisciplinary textile artist. We talk about how she uses her interest in her cultural background to create beautiful pieces of art. Through her journey as an artist, she developed an interest in using textiles with African and Ghanaian influences. The artist is interested in the story be…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Tiffany Alfonseca and Kat chat about how she got into painting and what inspires her, including the drawings she made during the lockdown. Tiffany talks about her work, which focuses on Afro-Latinx diasporic culture. We also talked about Tiffany's hopes for the future as she finishes her education and what she hopes …
 
On this guest-hosted episode, Alicia interviews LA-based artist Betsy Enzensberger. Betsy sculpts works that create a visceral longing and remembrance of the most nostalgic delights from childhood. The artist uses the familiarity of those sweet treats to help us remember the simplicity, value and culture of desserts so often associated with positiv…
 
Join Kat and Tam Gryn as they discuss the role of artists in today's society. Tam shares her journey and her passion for supporting artists through retail, career development, and more. Tam is the current Head Curator at SHOWFIELDS where she is helping to bridge art with retail. She is the former Head of the Curatorial Department of the Artist Pens…
 
Listen as we introduce you to the maker behind Eaton House Studio in this episode of our podcast. Amy talks about her journey as an artist and a creative director and how she manifested her dreams. Moving to London and working in the fashion industry for years, Amy was initially looking for a space to do photoshoots for magazines. Eventually, she a…
 
Happy second birthday to the show! Today's episode marks the second year of Art & Cocktails. Listen as we bring back our very first guest - Danielle Krysa, as we talk about a dream come true - writing her children's book. Danielle shares her routine during quarantine and how it made her produce art despite how the anxiety-inducing situation. Daniel…
 
Join us an incredible episode of the Art & Cocktails podcast with Jerry Saltz. Jerry Saltz is an American Art Critic. Since 2006, he has been Senior Art Critic and Columnist for New York Magazine. Formerly the senior art critic for The Village Voice, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2018 and was nominated for the award in 2001 and 20…
 
Join Kat and Brian for a special episode in which the artist shares excellent tips for networking on social media! Brian Hoffman is a designer, illustrator, and printmaker living in Boston, Massachusetts. In this episode, we chat about his work and how he manages to balance his time between his family and career. He tells us how he started his jour…
 
Listen to this episode as Claira Heitzenrater shares how she discovered that she was a witch, learned to paint, and embraced her spiritual identity through art. Pursuing her dreams as an artist, Claira had a difficult start that made her switch majors in college. We discuss how she ended up going back to art school again to learn the technical aspe…
 
Join Kat, Sara, and Jason for a special episode that invites you behind the scenes of Paradigm Gallery! Celebrating ten years, Jason and Sara look back on how they started the project as a studio to create their own artwork, to featuring friends' works through exhibitions, and finally creating a contemporary gallery setting showcasing incredible ar…
 
In this episode, Marissa Huber and Heather Kirtland - founders of Carve Out Time for Art - discuss their new book, building a community and their individual journeys as artists. "In 2015, I was just frustrated that everybody was saying like I couldn't do anything for myself! I did the 100-day project and ended up making more art than before, even a…
 
Join Kat and Christa David in this inspiring conversation. We talk about: How Christa David became an artist and left her job as a public health researcher to become an artist Raising awareness to critical cultural issues through art and storytelling Approaching our careers from a big picture perspective + More Christa David is a visual artist, wri…
 
Discover the stunning work and story of Ali M Williams and learn what it takes to become a mural artist on this episode of our podcast, Art & Cocktails. Ali M Williams is a Philadelphia based artist and public muralist. She began creating murals after she graduated from Moore College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fine Art. She has exhibited her w…
 
Join Kat and A’Driane Nieves as they chat about creating your own space in the art world, building a community, learning essential lessons and persevering when things get hard. A’Driane Nieves is a USAF disabled veteran, multi-disciplinary abstract artist, activist, and speaker with a heart for serving others and social good. She is a mental health…
 
Join Kat and Cait Byrnes as they chat about ways to heal, reconnect with yourself, and get centered during the lockdown and beyond. If you have little ones around, please wear headphones as this episode includes some adult language. We talk about: Healing Burnout New moon rituals Cait's story and how she became a holistic health and business coach …
 
Something a little different for this episode :) I'm sharing a complimentary meditation to help us reconnect with our higher self and uncover the next body of work we are meant to create. Enter the safe space of this meditation to heal your relationship with yourself as an artist and get back in the flow state. www.theartqueens.com/membership…
 
On this episode of our podcast, Sophie Derrick shares her creative journey and how she got started with using her skin as the canvas in her vibrant work. We discuss: How Sophie's work evolved Overcoming negative voices and criticism from Art School Trusting your intuition when it comes to your work + more www.createmagazine.com/podcast…
 
Please tune in to this episode for an inspiring conversation about Nicolle Cure’s journey as an artist, her Columbian background, and a sudden disability that impacted her life. Nicolle vulnerably shares her hearing loss story and how this life-changing event inspired my series "The Colors of Sound." Nicolle is passionate about creating awareness o…
 
On this episode, Kat gets to know Kate Mothes, curator, and founder of Young Space. Kate shares: - What inspired her to start this platform and soon to be publication - Her process of curating exhibitions and working with galleries - What she looks for in artists online and beyond www.createmagazine.com/podcast…
 
Meet Christopher Jobson, Founder, Editor-in-Chief of an incredible art and design blog, Colossal, on this episode. We chat about Christopher's background The real story of how Colossal was born What kind of work gets featured on this award-winning blog The future of online art media + more Fascinated by visual culture across a wide-range of discipl…
 
On this episode of our podcast, join us for an inspiring conversation with Artist Anne Siems who shares her story and discusses the evolution of her paintings. Anne shares pivotal moments in her life, including: Feeling isolated in art school and not connecting with professors Moving from Germany to Seattle Making work on paper bags Art mentorship …
 
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