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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 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…
 
Art expert and critic Elaine A. King found her way to the Podcast studio, mask and all. This was filmed during the coronavirus pandemic with social distancing, shortly after Arizona governor Ducey issued a stay at home order. Elaine's story as a professor, historian, critic, and curator was enlighting. King was a tenured Professor at Carnegie-Mello…
 
This was a long time coming podcast as I finally got Ray Roberts to stop by the Medicine Man Gallery Studio to discusses his life and the painting world he orbits. Ray Roberts was the first contemporary artist I represented at Medicine Man Gallery (beginning in 1995 ), Ray is a wonderful teacher and well respected in his field for his teaching abil…
 
Tucson artists Fred Borcherdt came by today, I've been trying to get Fred on the Podcast show and finally found time. I've represented Fred for 15 years and own his sculpture in my personal collection. Borcherdt trained at the University of Arizona and got his masters of fine art at the Chicago Art Institute, where he would eventually teach 3D desi…
 
This podcast was recorded before Arizona went to a shelter in place. Jim Woodside who was painting in self-isolating deep in the Sonoran Desert checks in for a follow-up podcast (Episode 53) on the Art Dealer Diaries. Jim teaches art and lives in Boston which is currently near the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Woodside arrived in early Mar…
 
I had the pleasure of having Charles Geoffrion on the podcast today. A very interesting and knowledgeable man, Charles is the Vice President of the Pima County Board of Health and is on the Board of Directors for Allied Bioscience. On top of all that - he's married to an artist, Moira Geoffrion, who we've done a podcast with and represent at Medici…
 
A timely interview with 96-year old world-renowned neuroendocrinologist and researcher Dr. Seymour Reichlin who discussing the role stress has on disease and the issues surrounding psychosomatic disease as well as briefly discuss the 1918 Pandemic flu, Babe Ruth and the deployment of the Atomic bomb. Dr. Reichlin joins our host, Dr. Mark Sublette w…
 
A timely interview with 96-year old world-renowned neuroendocrinologist and researcher Dr. Seymour Reichlin who discussing the role stress has on disease and the issues surrounding psychosomatic disease as well as briefly discuss the 1918 Pandemic flu, Babe Ruth and the deployment of the Atomic bomb. Dr. Reichlin joins our host, Dr. Mark Sublette w…
 
Plein air painter Gregory Hull stops by Medicine Man Gallery to explore the psychology of on-site painting. Greg shares stories of his youth, including a traumatic train crash that he and 7 others walked away from, as well as his days as a machinist assistant working for the railroad. Greg Hull is known for his Grand Canyon paintings both from deep…
 
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