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13: Interview with Artist Power Couple Julianna & Joe Menna

ABOUT THIS EPISODE In Episode 13 we interviewed artist power couple Julianna and Joe Menna. Julianna is a painter producing highly detail and frighteningly fashionable oil paintings and Joe is best known for his sculpture work in both traditional and digital media and classical drawing abilities. In length we discuss 3D printing and how digital art plays a big role in the past and future of the art world.  We also discuss DC Comics, Dark Horse, and how Julianna recently became sponsored by Grumbacher. They also share their passion for their partnership together, their family, and  upcoming projects. UPCOMING EXHIBITION November 2014 Sick Angels Gristle Art Gallery 26 Bushwick Ave Brooklyn, New York 11211 SHOW QUOTES Art is not not a sporting event. – Joe Menna Click…

12: How to Effectively Value and Price Your Own Art 

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Pricing artwork can be very hard for artists just starting out and even those that have been at it for some time. More than anything it feels good to sell work, and feel like you are honored for your talent, however you also have to make sure you are valuing your time, effort, talent, and creativity with a monetary value. In this episode we help you with ideas how to approach pricing your work. SHOW QUOTES Pricing is actually a pretty simple and straight forward thing. Customers will not pay literally a penny more than the true value of the product. – Ron Johnson If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is…

11: Interview with Planet of the Apes Special Effects Artist Chet Zar

ABOUT THIS EPISODE In Episode 11 we interview California based artist Chet Zar who is notable for his dark visual art, make-up effects, and digital animation. He is most widely known for his work with Tool’s music and live videos and he designed and created prosthetic effects for movies such as The Ring, Planet of the Apes, and Darkman, but after being unimpressed with politics in the film industry, Zar took the advice of horror author Clive Barker, and decided to pursue his passion of producing original works and oil-painting which he is widely known for today as well. SHOW QUOTES “Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.” Carl Jung SHOW LINKS Chet Zar Chet’s Studies & Art for Sale Chet in…

10: Why to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

ABOUT THIS EPISODE We have all wanted to give up at some point or another in something we are doing. When the going gets tough, it hard to now want to throw in the towel. You ask: “Is this even worth it?” In Episode 10 we share stories of failure from some of the most successful and influential people in the world, provide some insightful quotes and resources to help you navigate the feeling of giving up and bring you back to the notion that “presence” is key! SHOW QUOTES A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. – Elbert Hubbard Tweet This Energy and persistence conquer all things.  – Benjamin Franklin Tweet This Fall seven times and stand up eight – Japanese…

9: Marketing and Exposure with Google+

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Google+ plus still seems very new and also many people are unsure if it’s worth their time, since time is precious and already spread throughout many social networking platforms. In Episode 9 we want to provide some information to help you consider if using Google+ is right for you. SHOW QUOTES As for the data, GlobalWebIndex says that 25 percent of worldwide Internet users are now active on Google+ at least once a month — second behind Facebook (51 percent), but ahead of YouTube and Twitter (both 21 percent). – Marketing Land SHOW LINKS Learn About SEO @ Moz.com HootSuite Marketing Land Google Google+ Aunia Kahn’s FB Art Page

8: 30 Inspirational Tips to Artists from Other Creatives (1of 3)

ABOUT EPISODE In Episode 8 we got advice from 30 artists, galleries owners, magazine editors, authors, creative business owners, etc answering this question: “If you could give one bit of advice to an artist just starting out what would that be?” This is part 1 of 3.  SHOW QUOTES 1: Follow your heart, not your wallet. – Martine Johanna 2: Make a 5 year plan and write down what your goal is. Be conscious of who you are making art for and why. – Tina Imel 3: To educate yourself with the business side of being an artist. – Maria Pabico LaRotonda 4: Don’t worry about what other people might think. (Except this!) – Jack Lind 5: Do not confine your work or technique within the…

7: Getting Your Art Exhibited in Galleries

ABOUT THIS EPISODE In Episode 7 we discuss how to get artwork into galleries as either a represented artist or part of an exhibition. We also talk about how to approach galleries, some things to avoid, juried vs invitational exhibitions, and much more. SHOW QUOTES I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together. ― Lisa Kleypas

6: Interview with Jim Mckenzie

ABOUT THIS EPISODE We interview Jim Mckenzie who is a New York based director, designer, and animator for TV shows, commercials, and films as well as an established painter, sculptor, musician about upcoming his solo show at Copro Gallery, and his visions as a creator.  SHOW QUOTES I know one thing: that I know nothing – Socrates Tweet This LINKS Jim’s Website Copro Gallery Chet Zar The Making of King Gordo Video

5: Fear in Association with Creativity

ABOUT THE EPISODE In Episode 5 we discuss fears associated with being a creative person. We touch on specific fears, what you can do about them and ways to move past them. SHOW QUOTES I believe so much in the power of performance I don’t want to convince people. I want them to experience it and come away convinced on their own. – Marina Abramovic “The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves….

4: Why You Need A Professional Portfolio & Websites

ABOUT EPISODE In Episode 4 we touch base on on what it means to have an online professional portfolio. We talk about hosting, urls, WordPress, SEO, CMS, and how important it is to have a portfolio that best showcases your best more relevant work. SHOW QUOTES The lavish presentation appeals to me, and I’ve got to convince the others. – Freddie Mercury SHOW LINKS Wix, Weebly, WordPress, Squarespace

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