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Artists Allen Vandever and Derek Hopkins on a Journey to Stop Child Sexual Abuse. Episode 118

Artists Allen Vandever and Derek Hopkins on a Journey to Stop Child Sexual Abuse. Episode 118

Childhood Fractured Art Project Childhood Fractured is a Humanities based Human Rights Initiative centered on exploring, defining, and preventing the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. The foundation of this project is a series of 13 paintings each with a written narrative meant to explore the childhood sexual abuse of artist, Allen Vandever. This contemporaryRead more about Artists Allen Vandever and Derek Hopkins on a Journey to Stop Child Sexual Abuse. Episode 118[…]

116 Artist / Curator Chuck Gniech and The Art of Social Change

116 Artist / Curator Chuck Gniech and The Art of Social Change

LISTEN TO PODCAST In this episode, Sergio Gomez talks with Chicago-based artist and curator Chuck Gniech about art, curating and the art of social change. Charles Gniech (b 1962) is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Joliet Junior College and has been teaching at various colleges and universities for more then twenty-five years. Gniech served asRead more about 116 Artist / Curator Chuck Gniech and The Art of Social Change[…]

115 From Attorney to full-time artist, Justin Vining on building a sustainable art career from the ground up.

115 From Attorney to full-time artist, Justin Vining on building a sustainable art career from the ground up.

There is not a one way to build an art career. In this episode, artist Justin Vining shares his story of going through Law School , becoming an attorney and building a sustainable art career from the ground up. Justin Vining is an Indianapolis-based artist, specializing in landscapes and cityscapes. Justin studied Art Education at Purdue UniversityRead more about 115 From Attorney to full-time artist, Justin Vining on building a sustainable art career from the ground up.[…]

113 Fighting Procrastination. Not today… maybe tomorrow?

113 Fighting Procrastination. Not today… maybe tomorrow?

In this episode, Sergio & Dr. Yanina Gomez discuss procrastination and provide four practical strategies to get things done. Often it is the mundane, boring or tedious tasks that as artists we put away for later. Things like updating the website, following up with people, taxes filings, and others are the common tasks we tryRead more about 113 Fighting Procrastination. Not today… maybe tomorrow?[…]

109 Protecting Yourself from Online Art Scams. A Conversation with Renée LaVerné Rose

109 Protecting Yourself from Online Art Scams. A Conversation with Renée LaVerné Rose

Avoid becoming a victim of online art scams Are you protecting yourself from online art scams? In this episode Sergio talks to gallery owner Renée LaVerné Rose about identifying red flags and preventing possible scams to artists and galleries. Increasingly, scammers get more cleaver in their message and pursue of victims. Artists need to be savvy andRead more about 109 Protecting Yourself from Online Art Scams. A Conversation with Renée LaVerné Rose[…]

104 When Plans Don’t Go as Planned [podcast]

104 When Plans Don’t Go as Planned [podcast]

What happens when the plans you make for your art career do not go as you wish they would? What happens when plans have to change?  In this podcast episode, Sergio & Dr. Yanina Gomez address this issue and provide 4 practical suggestions to avoid feelings of frustration and defeat before they pop up. LISTENRead more about 104 When Plans Don’t Go as Planned [podcast][…]

099 How John Zilewicz and the IHSAE raised over 50M in scholarship money for high school art students

099 How John Zilewicz and the IHSAE raised over 50M in scholarship money for high school art students

About John P. Zilewicz John P. Zilewicz Jr. is an Artist, Art Educator and advocate for the Visual Arts. Zilewicz works out of his home studio in Arlington Heights. His artwork ranges from works on paper to found object assemblage. He is a full time  Art Educator and has been teaching visual art for the pastRead more about 099 How John Zilewicz and the IHSAE raised over 50M in scholarship money for high school art students[…]

098 Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler shares how art can serve as an effective medium to break cultural stereotypes

098 Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler shares how art can serve as an effective medium to break cultural stereotypes

In this podcast episode, Sergio chats with Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler about the power of art to bring people together and break cultural barriers and stereotypes. Rev. Chandler shares his passion for art and the international traveling exhibitions he organizes with Caravan to promote peace and understanding between world faiths. Listen to Podcast   I AM ExhibitionRead more about 098 Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler shares how art can serve as an effective medium to break cultural stereotypes[…]

097 Finance Expert Michael Pak provides practical tax advice for visual artists.

097 Finance Expert Michael Pak provides practical tax advice for visual artists.

Listen to Episode If you are a visual artist filling out taxes in the US, this episode is right for you! In this conversation between artist/curator Sergio Gomez and finance expert Michael Pak you will learn about deductions, tax tips, how the IRS sees artists, selling art abroad, deductions and much more. The episode is packedRead more about 097 Finance Expert Michael Pak provides practical tax advice for visual artists.[…]

Increase Your Exhibition Opportunities by Creating Smart Strategies

Increase Your Exhibition Opportunities by Creating Smart Strategies

  Get More Exposure It is no secret that EXPOSURE is essential to get more attention, recognition and increase sales. But how do you create exhibition opportunities for your art career? Isn’t it just making the work enough? Unfortunately, that is not enough. You can wait for opportunities to knock at your door or youRead more about Increase Your Exhibition Opportunities by Creating Smart Strategies[…]