The Independent Artist Podcast

The Independent Artist Podcast

Independent artists who represent their work at art festival events are a unique and inspired group. We often endure great risk in the pursuit of following our dreams. The connections we form on the road and the experiences shared make for a truly rewarding life. The Independent Artist Podcast is where we connect with our tribe. We explore topics to share our struggles and to celebrate our successes. These are the conversations we have before the show opens or afterward at the bar. We talk with artists and show directors who share their remarkable stories. Whether it is to inform or to entertain, we strive to shine a spotlight on this amazing community of professional artists. We invite you to tune in. Bring us along on your drive to a show or as you create your next masterpiece in the studio.

Episodes

September 20, 2021 85 min

Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. Douglas and Will give their personal reviews from Art in the Pearl, Cherry Creek, and The St. Louis Art Fair.

Douglas interviews painter Eric Lee, https://www.presteau.com/ Eric's background before becoming an independent artist is in a...

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Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. Douglas and Will jump into a discussion about a packed September run of shows, finishing studio artwork, and studio equipment repairs.

Will interviews jeweler Debra Adelson https://debraadelsonjewelry.com/ They discuss the unique challenges ...

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Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. Douglas and Will discuss the assumed risks involved in being an Independent Artist as it relates to cross-country travel, financial liabilities, and COVID risks.

Douglas chats with fellow glassblower Amber Marshall https://ambermarshallglass...

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Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. This week's preamble discussion includes topics around travel trailers, van campers, and breakthrough COVID infections.

Will chats with watercolor painter William Kwamena-Poh https://www.williamkfineart.net/. William shares his experienc...

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July 26, 2021 90 min

Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. This week's preamble discussion includes a report on Ann Arbor, selling in the rain, show junkies, and making choices that seem counterintuitive.

Douglas chats with the President of The Art of Events LLC, Cindy Lerick. Cindy is a member ...

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***The audio in this episode has been re-worked and re-released. Give it another listen to capture all of Daryl Thetford's pearls of wisdom.

Join the conversation with artist Daryl Thetford as he reveals his experience with jurying into shows when the new category of digital art first started and the courage it takes to walk away from an established career.

Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Ar...

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June 28, 2021 92 min

Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. We're back, baby! We talk about our show events this past weekend, reading the subtleties of our collectors, and finding inspiration from unexpected sources.

Douglas chats with sculptor and mixed media artist, Kina Crow https://kinacrow....

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Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. This week we discuss COVID restrictions lifted in Chicago prior to The Old Town Art Fair, selling superstitions, and being an independent artist.

Will chats with Michele Friedman and John Ames from Artist Intersection https://www.artistinter...

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Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. This week we discuss Ann Arbor's about face on their cancellation, turning a customer maybe to a YES, and a toast to Russell Yerkes.

Douglas has a conversation with artist and career mentor Chris Dahlquist https://chrisdahlquist.com/. Ch...

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Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. This week we discuss the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival award winners and showing work that was juried into a show pre-pandemic. 

Will has a conversation with photographer Clifton Henri https://www.cliftonhenri.com/ about his career. Topi...

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Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. This week we discuss more show cancellations for July, alternative show options, and handling crazies in the booth. 

Douglas sits down with Miky Cunningham and Reiko Uchytil https://www.helloimreiko.com/. Miky and Steve Cunningham had a 30 y...

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Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. This week we discuss heading out to Artisphere and Winter Park and the rug being pulled out.

Will interviews artist Tai Taeoalii, https://artbytai.com/. A bad ass with a ballpoint pen and a consummate family man. Tai shares stories of his ca...

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Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. This week we discuss ruptured Achilles and unpack the digital marketing debate.

In this episode, Douglas interviews Carroll Swayze, life long artist and advocate for the road show art show industry. Carroll reveals the advocacies she spearhe...

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April 26, 2021 75 min

Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists.

In this episode, Will interviews Stephen King,  the executive director of the Des Moines Arts Festival. Stephen reveals the joys and pitfalls of managing a major art show during COVID. Stephen also shares his journey in the art festival busi...

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Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists.

In this episode, Douglas interviews Marjolyn Vanderhart https://marjolyn.com/artwork/ as she explains what she has learned from selling her work through her website. Marjolyn has developed techniques using social media and digital data colle...

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April 9, 2021 2 min

Episodes are coming this week!! Subscribe now!

Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they touch base with each other after a 1 year hiatus from being on the road at fine art fairs.

Featured Guests:
David Oleski  https://www.davidoleski.com/
Marjolyn Vanderhart https://marjolyn.com/artwork/
Carroll Swayze http://www.carrollswayze.com/
Stephen King https://www....

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Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they touch base with each other after a 1 year hiatus from being on the road at fine art fairs.

Will interviews David Oleski  https://www.davidoleski.com/ with his report from the road. Getting back to shows with masks and social distancing.

Douglas and Will are self funding this podcast. If you like what we do and wou...

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Douglas and Will are self funding this podcast. If you like what we do and would like to financially support the podcast to offset it's costs you may gift The Independent Artist Podcast using VENMO/ username @independentartistpodcast or through PAYPAL.ME by clicking on this link https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US

Email us at independentartistpodcast@gmail.com

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