In The Art Scene. Show about artists, their journeys, art business, successes, failures, inspiration
By In The Art Scene
We explore topics like:
- personal artist journeys
- how to find your artistic voice
- how to run your art business
- inspirational art stories
- NFT, AI, and other new techs in the art world
- how to become a successful artist
And many, many more...
Welcome to ITAS, an art podcast that has it all :)
In The Art Scene. Show about artists, their journeys, art business, successes, failures, inspirationDec 01, 2023
S9 E2 - Multimedia artist and art business coach Jane Bellante is sharing her secrets to successful art career
Jane Bellante is an expert at helping people let go of negative thought patterns to create the art and personal brands they have always wanted with joy, confidence, and ease. She has been a mixed media artist for 30 years, is an International Best Selling Author, a 3 time published artist, and has a Masters Degree in Adult Education. She is a founder of the 5 Day Letting Go Workshop, the Creating Confidently (ArtFusion) course, IGNITE mastermind leader, and is a married mother of 2 kids and 2 pets.
S9 E1 - Form and Flow by Kyrstin and Bryce Nihill
Kyrstin and Bryce Nihill are a creative couple with an extensive background in advertisement and graphic design. After moving to California from New York, they both reconnected with their art practice and created a conjoint show called Form & Flow.
The show is on display at Perspectives Space in Encinitas, CA in December 2023.
S8 E10 - Alex Catano from Catanation Studios and I the San Diego Art Directory
S8 E9 - New York artist and musician Tim Fite on ginormous doodle murals, printmaking residency and more
Tim Fite is one of those gems you thank the universe for bringing you together (I thank Ezerd Land for connecting us!)
Tim Fite - called a “cultural gadfly” by the New York Times and “ferally original” by the New Yorker - used to be an artsy rapper. Now he's just artsy. He doesn't drink. He doesn’t do drugs. He prefers solitude/contemplation to hobnobbing/affectation. This preference affords Fite the time/freedom to make large scale, compositionally complex, allegorical, black and white drawings that occasionally have a musical or performative component. Fite believes creativity, communication, compassion, and hard work are the keys to fostering a more benevolent and inclusive society, and hopes his art can contribute to that end.
S8 E8 - Textile Artist Bree Angela Creates Magical Places for Children
Colorado-based textile artist from Bree Angela shares the story about her journey to becoming a creator of magical world interractive museum installations for children.
"My overall goal in all that I do is to help spark a sense of wonder and play in exploring imagination and the world around us" - Bree Angela.
Bloom exhibit is opening at the Children's Museum of Denver October 11th, 2023
S8 E7 - San Diego artist and non-profit founder Jay Bell on creating economic opportunities for artists
Jay Bell is a businessman, artist, printmaker, a founder of Campana Studios art non-profit, and a newly appointed Commissioner for Arts and Culture in San Diego County. This man is a whole orchestra of different roles and he is successful in every one of them. I love bringing guests like this on the show because we can learn so much from them!
Jay's biggest goal is to create as many economic opportunities for local artists as possible and change the narrative of making artists volunteer their time and talent because their work should be valued and compensated! It's a huge undertaking, and as a San Diego artist myself, I am the most curious to follow Jay's journey.
Jump on this episode to learn more about Jay's vision for the local Arts and Culture and how he applies his philosophy to his own non-profit work.
S8 E6 - Jonathan Hanwit, CEO of THINK Parallax on sharing business office with local artists
This episode is different because my guest has very little to do with art besides opening his company's office for local artists as an alternative space for art shows and workshops. This unique choice is the result of changing work style after the pandemic. What else would you do with your underutilized facilities when 2/3 of the time you and your team work remotely? You might as well help out a local art community. Johnathan Hanwit, CEO of THINK Parallax did exactly that.
S8 E5 - Photographer from Australia Tania Malkin takes stunning aerial pictures of inhabitable places from the plane
Photographer from Australia Tania Malkin spends most of what she makes at her day job to hire a plane and travel to inhabitable places only to take pictures from thousands of miles above the earth. And if you think that this is too much, I've got a surprise for you - this is only a tiny part of what goes into making this kind of photography! Listen to Tania explain her entire process in this episode!
S8 E4 - Corinne Whitaker on pioneering in digital art in America
Corinne Whitaker, aka the Digital Giraffe, has been acclaimed for 45 years as a pioneering artist in digital imaging and digital sculpture. Her journey as a woman artist exploring completely new media for that time is fascinating! Join us for a full conversation and learn more about Corinne, the Digital Giraffe, and more!
"Girls With the Golden Veins" book is available on amazon.com
S8 E3 - Morgan Hancock of Bourbon With Heart
In this episode, I'm chatting with Morgan Hancock, a US Army veteran, mother of two, and founder of a unique art non-profit in Kentucky. Morgan decided to bond two things Kentuckians love - bourbon and art and created a truly fun and purposeful community-based organization that is shaping the arts and culture scene in the state. And the best thing is that Morgan is trying to make this model scalable so every state can have its own version of Bourbon With Heart!
S8 E2 - Artist Susan Hensel is using industrial embroidery machines to create abstract artwork
In this episode, I'm venturing away from traditional visual media. My guest Susan Hensel has found a way to use industrial embroidery machines with their complicated software to create some amazing works of art! We are geeking on the details of her process because I actually have some experience with such machines as well. She is telling the story of her entire journey from being a traditional artist to discovering and developing her current art practice. We are also talking a bit about running an art studio and a gallery, getting grants, and other interesting things.
Artists books: http://susanhenseldesign.com/
S8 E1 - San Diego artist Ann Golumbuk on becoming an artist after debilitating trauma, on art licensing and spreading love
Ann Golumbuck is one of those people who exude so much positive energy that you can't help but get inspired! In this episode, Ann is sharing a story about quitting her career in sports after being hit by a car and severely injured, and how that put her on a path of becoming a colorful, expressive, and highly sought-after artist.
S7 E10 - Painter Caroline Karp on plein air performance painting, new books and International Online Art Collective
You may remember Caroline Karp from the collab episode we did in season 2. This time, I invited her to talk specifically about her art practice which is fascinating! Caroline travels a lot and paints everywhere she goes - AND she makes a performance out of it!
S7 E9 - Artist, intentional creativity teacher and executive business coach Sylvia Becker-Hill on how it all works together
My today's guest Sylvia Becker-Hill is a successful executive coach by trade and an artist by heart. After years of coaching, she realized that creativity is a missing component in helping her clients with their transformation. She successfully incorporated intentional creativity into her coaching practice. What it looks like? Listen to my conversation with Sylvia to learn more.
S7 E8 - Award-winning portrait photographer Kristina Varaksina on doing meaningful work no matter what
Fine art photographer Kristina Varaksina has traveled from Russia to California, to New York, and then to London to create an environment and opportunities for pursuing her creative career. Kristina's work is internationally recognized and awarded by professional art and photography organizations. In her portraiture, Kristina is telling vulnerable stories about the personal struggles of her subjects, social injustice, and lack of communication about various issues of our times.
Generation Climate: https://alsojournal.com/people/editorial-people/generation-climate/
S7 E7 - Ingrid Hoffmeister on art and Jungian psychology
S7 E6 - Jena Olson
Watercolor artist, photographer, and grassroots activist Jena Olson found her passion in non-profit operations and is working hard on making the world a better place one artist at a time. She started as a teaching artist at AjA Project and now is a Director of Operations at WIA (Women in Animation), an organization that helps women-identified folks find jobs in the Animation industry.
Listen to the full episode and learn more!
S7 E5 - Educator and youth advocate Dr. Michael Bitz on Comic Book Project
My guest, an educator, and youth advocate Dr. Michael Bitz is a founder of a Comic Book Project, a literacy and creativity initiative that has engaged young people in planning, writing, designing, and publishing original comic books since 2001! Comic Book Project is one of those rare gems that are not shining on social media but have spread their influence all over the country and abroad and inspired hundreds if not thousands of kids to explore their creativity.
S7 E4 - Polychromatic designer from San Diego Jenna Pilant on making the most of the traumatic life experiences
Jenna Pilant is one of THE most colorful people in the interior design arena. Although she's technically not a fine artist, I couldn't pass on the opportunity to bring her on the show to talk about her love for color, her inspiring story of finding herself, AND her wonderful friendship with artist Sarah Stieber from the previous episode.
S7 E3 - Vibrant artist from San Diego Sarah Stieber on holographic tape, rainbows and colorful interiors
I am a huge fan of Sarah Stieber's colorful art, her vibrant personality, positive attitude, and strong confidence in all the great things. She works hard to make her way as an artist, although it may look on the outside like things are just happening in the best possible way. I'm honored to live in the same town with Sarah! And I really appreciate her time to tell her story and how much it takes to live a truly authentic, integrated art life.
Soon after this episode is out, Sarah is opening a pop-up gallery in the heart of San Diego. So, if you are local or planning to visit at the end of April - May, 2023 I highly encourage you to check out her event page
Follow Sarah Stieber on social Instagram
S7 E2 - Keeley Miller San Diego Boudoir Photographer
Keeley Miller is a San Diego based photographer specializing in boudoir portraits for women.
Her studio combines contemporary black and white boudoir photography with an empowering experience that will change the way you see yourself. Her mission as a photographer is more than just photography — it’s about creating an entire self love experience that shows her clients as the works of art that they are, at all ages, all shapes, and all sizes.
S7 E1 - Neo-Japonism artist and calligrapher Rie Takeda on meaning and traditions of Shodo
Japanese calligraphy artist Rie Takeda who mainly resides in Europe is telling a story of her discovery of the traditional art of Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) when she was just a child and how it transformed her life. Rie is so beautifully describing her relationships with her art, and the way she is bringing it to the new century.
Buy the book: https://www.shodocalligraphy.com/my-book.html
Online Workshop for beginners: https://www.shodocalligraphy.com/shodo-online-workshop-for-beginners.html
Online Workshop for improvers: https://www.shodocalligraphy.com/shodo-online-live-themed-workshop.html
S6 E10 - A photographer from California Allison Davis goes on a challenging adventure by herself and documents it
A photographer from California Allison Davis took a leap of faith and traveled the entire Pacific coast by herself in 30 days while documenting everything along the way. She turned her adventure into a stunning art book called "Revealed at the edge". These days, Allison is planning a trip along the East Coast and many other brave things she wants to do as an artist.
Buy the book "Revealed at the edge" on Amazon
S6 E9 -Australian-American artist Cybele Rowe on living an interesting life and never apologizing for your art
Australian-born multimedia artist Cybele Rowe lives on two and a half acres in Joshua Tree where she feels unconstrained to oursue whatever art ideas she wants. In her words, it's better to invest 100% of your time to strive to make good art than be spending 50% of your time making money for someone else.
Her abstract work includes scuplture, painting, tufting and many other mediums. She is inspired by the scientific discoveries, litrature on psycology and phisics.
S6 E8 - Canadian artist Amy Friend is turning vintage photos into stunning works of art
In this episode, I'm speaking with Canadian artist Amy Friend whose love for photography and history and a passion for family roots exploration is beautifully manifested through her work with vintage photographs and slides. I was fascinated by her stories, her vision of our global connection, and her out-of-the-box experimental processes.
official website: amyfriend.ca
The Atlantic: The Transcendent BrainCurrent exhibitions
Houston Center for Photography – 2023 Print Auction Exhibition
February 17th - March 1st, 2023
Seoul Museum 10th anniversary – 3650 Storage
S6 E7: Russian artist Masha Kechaeva on set design, rituals and the funeral of the fly
Russian-born artist and designer Masha Kechaeva expresses herself in a multitude of media: from costume and set design to photography and performance. Her ideas are based on dreams, ancient rituals and unconscious memories. And the result is absolutely unique, deeply sensual, and thought-provoking surrealistic work that you have to see for yourself to fully comprehend it.
S6 E6: Fine art photographer Peter Merts on photo advocacy and making world a better place
Peter has been photographing for several decades, specializing in documentary, portrait, and fine art forms. He has been working with socially oriented non-profit organizations for over 30 years. Some of Peter’s prison arts photography was funded by the California Arts Council, which administers the state’s Arts in Corrections program.
Organizations Peter has worked with:
Mother Miracle School, a free school for poor children in Rishikesh, India
S6 E5: San Diego artist Wendy Colt Kleine on living life, teaching art and licensing your work
I've known Wendy for a few years but only recently did I learn her story about becoming an artist. Today, she is a successful artist and art teacher. Her work is being featured in TV shows and magazines. We talked about how to live life, teach art and license your artwork (listen till the end to learn more!)
Leftbank Art: leftbankart.com
S6 E4: Artist Annalise Neil creates philosophical cyanotypes
Artist from California Annalise Neil is taking cyanotypes to a whole new level. Her multi-step highly precise process and manual enhancement of every piece result in complex surrealistic artwork full of philosophical meaning and messages about the world around us.
S6 E3 - American artist Ruby Silvious is using unconventional and recycled materials to paint on and create art objects
What do you see when you look into your trash can? Trash? Ruby Silvious sees opportunities. Throughout her career, she painted on eggshells, pistachio shells, acorns, and other stuff, she used fast food wrappers to create bras. But more than anything, she is known for her work with teabags. Not only she has been painting intricate scenes and portraits, but she also used teabags as a medium to create collages and even clothing garments.
Check out her latest book "Reclaimed Canvas. Reimagining The Familiar"
S6 E2 - Ecuadorian artist and visual anthropologist Tatiana Lopez explores indigenous tribe's beliefs in spirits and dreams
What on Earth is a visual anthropologist?.. When I first saw Tatiana's work I thought 'Ooh, this is a very unique multimedia'. But in our conversation, Tatiana uncovered so much more about her project with indigenous women in the Ecuadorian forest. With her work, she truly created a multisensory experience that brings a deeper understanding of the culture and people's concerns with the environmental situation in the region.Links and references
Official website: tatianalopez.space
Limited edition prints: tatianalopez.space/prints
Feature in LensCulture
Other links: linktr.ee/tatianalopez_om
S6 E1: Irish-Italian artist Vittoria Colonna on how to bring your inspiration to life in any medium
Named after her renaissance ancestor, poetess, and muse to Michelangelo Buonarroti, VITTORIA COLONNA carries a strong lineage in the world of art.
A strong advocate for women in the arts globally, Vittoria became a World Women Hour 2020 honouree #Shesmyhero for empowering change through her work in the arts and entertainment.
Vittoria will be part of XIV Florence Biennale 2023
Join our Patreon to hear more from our guests! patreon.com/intheartscene
S5 Holiday Bonus - Small Art Store With A Big Heart
Altruism, community building, and lots, and lots of local art - it's what makes Vervor shop a special destination! Learn how one small business owner is aiming to make his neighborhood a new art district of San Diego.
S5 Holiday Bonus - Artist from Oregon Cori Derfus on her new brand of handmade natural watercolor paints Dusty Bee
Cori Derfus, the creator of Fur Beast Forest who you might remember from Season 2, recently came up with a new art enterprise. She is making organic, natural watercolors - and they are beautiful!!! The brand is called Dusty Bee and is available on Etsy. The quantities are limited for obvious reasons. But if you have a chance to get your hands on Dusty Bee paints it is going to make the perfect gift for an artist in your life or for yourself!
S5 Holiday Bonus - The neighborhood art shop Arte De Luz in City Heights, San Diego
Luz Maria Clayton is a digital artist and a small business owner in San Diego, CA. Her tiny art shop in City Heights just turned 2 years old and it's already a landmark of the neighborhood! Luz and her mother create and sell gift items, jewelry, art prints, crocheted hats, aprons, throw blankets -- you name it! The items that will make truly unique gifts from San Diego for any visitor to our city!
S5 E10: Latvian artist and designer Daiga Atvara on her art alchemy experiments and obsession with asteroids
Latvian artist and designer Daiga Atvara on her art alchemy experiments and obsession with asteroids
S5 E9 - SoCal artist scott davis takes photography to a level you never thought of
Forget everything you thought you knew about fine art photography because scott davis (and - before you come for me - he does prefer to spell his name with lowercase) is reimagining the way it's supposed to be.
S5-E8: English-born artist Simon Bull explains his approach to painting and successful art business
English-born artist Simon Bull explains his approach to painting and successful art business
S5-E7: Mexican-born artist Marianela de la Hoz on painting with egg tempera and expressing her feelings through art
Mexican-born artist Marianela de la Hoz is expressing her thoughts and feelings about the world through highly detailed surrealistic egg tempera paintings. Influenced by her Mexican heritage, her style reminds many people of Frida Kahlo's work and carries the same level of deep thought, symbolism, and loud statements.
S5-E6: Art as a human right. Annie Buckley, artist, educator, and founder of Prison Arts Collective, the San Diego-based non-profit.
Art is a human right. Annie Buckley is an artist, educator, and founder of Prison Arts Collective, the San Diego-based non-profit.
S5-E5: Child of Nature. Brazilian filmmaker Marcos Negrao on ways of the universe and how children are changing the world.
Brazilian filmmaker Marcos Negrao talks about how the universe has ways to help you do the work you are meant to do, about his amazing journey around the world meeting the children who make the real change for their local communities and for the planet.
S5-E4: New York artist Rose Brawn on her new perfect-imperfect art series.
New York artist Rose Brawn is talking about how her personal experience with physical issues informed her current work. Her new Circle series explores the idea of a "perfect shape" gaining more beauty after being distorted or damaged.
S5-E3: Good Things Vending. Chicago artist Steph Krim on being a mom, running an art vending business and helping local artists
Wouldn't it be cool if buying art was as easy as using a vending machine? Chicago artist Steph Krim is doing exactly that! Her small business Good Things Vending is helping local artists and makers vend their products at prime locations through vending machines. How was she able to pull it off while having a newborn baby and working a day job? Listen to this episode to find out!
S5-E2: Award-winning fine art photographer Gala Semenova on inner beauty and social justice
In this episode, an award-winning fine art photographer Gala Semenova talks about her very vulnerable projects that are meant to reveal the inner beauty and strength of her subjects. One project is celebrating the imperfections of female bodies and another is raising awareness about domestic violence.
S5-E1: The queen of seed pods. Australian artist Chelsea Baker turns native trees seed pods into stunning artwork.
Australian artist Chelsea Baker turns native trees seed pods into stunning artwork. How did she find a passion for it and everything about her process and inspiration -- listen to this episode!
S4-E10: How to build your own art community. Panel discussion with Art Dart
We are wrapping up this season with a panel discussion - the first one on the podcast - about the role of the art community and how to find (or create) one that's right for you.
Art Dart is a diverse group of artists from all over the States, a community of like-minded individuals that share knowledge and provide support for each other.
S4-E9: Artist-friendly NFT platform - Emily Drewry, Direcror of Marketing at Voice.com
In this episode, I'm talking to Emily Drewry, Marketing Director of Voice.com about the future of NFT and how Voice.com makes it easy and accessible for artists and collectors.
S4-E8: Paper World. Photo realistic paper collages by the Boston-based artist Betsy Silverman
S4-E7: San Diego artist MD Ferrera (Michele Lubin) on being connected to your feelings and expressing them through art
This is one of those episodes that need to be listened to on a quiet Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and a mood to be inspired for a day. I had a very heartwarming conversation with an amazing San Diego artist Michelle Lubin, a.k.a. MD Ferrera, about vulnerability, journaling, being honest with yourself, and raising children.
S4-E6: Kevin Wallace, Director of Beatrice Wood Center for Arts in Ojai, CA on life, legacy, and influence of Beatrice Wood on art of the 20th century
If you have a chance to travel to Ojai, CA you absolutely have to visit Beatrice Wood Center for Arts in Happy Valley! A modest house turned into a museum and art center tells a great story about a woman who had a significant influence on the 20th-century art scene.