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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.

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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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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English

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5207227798


Episodes

Marla Allison: Laguna Pueblo Artist - Epi 113, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

8/12/2020
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 your art and perspective. Laguna is a small community and she goes from a small pueblo community to being IAIA trained and a School for Advanced...

Duration:01:11:27

Mateo Romero: Artist and Native American Advocate - Epi. 112, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

8/5/2020
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 involved in a lawsuit for 20+ years against the Washington Redskins organization to change their name so we had a chance to discuss all of the recent...

Duration:01:52:37

Kim Peone: Executive Director of SWAIA - Epi. 111 Host Dr. Mark Sublette

7/29/2020
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 of August and I myself have had the privilege of attending for the past 30 years. Well, this year the event got canceled. For the first time in 99...

Duration:01:07:17

Anthropologist and President of S.A.R. Dr. Michael F. Brown Epi. 110, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

7/22/2020
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 an archeology museum in 1922 and it's an amazing place with a huge array of pottery and artifacts, as well as some of the finest contemporary...

Duration:01:33:29

Tucson Real Estate and Fashion Expert Jim Jacobs Epi. 109, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

7/15/2020
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. His backstory involves 20 years of fashion industry expertise in Atlanta and New York City before ever becoming a realtor as well as working at the...

Duration:01:06:28

Renowned Santa Fe and Tucson Silversmith Frank Patania Jr. original owner of the Thunderbird Shop (Part 2) Epi. 108, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

7/8/2020
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 Frank Patania Jr's own career and the process behind some of his most important works. We hear about Frank using styrofoam to cast a 9ft tall cross...

Duration:01:17:32

Renowned Silversmith Frank Patania Jr. (Part 1) Epi. 107, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

7/1/2020
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 spoke for almost 3 hours so this is a two-part podcast with the remainder of the story appearing in episode 108 which is part two. Part one...

Duration:01:24:46

Ed Lind, Associate Director of BYU Museum of Art Epi. 106, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

6/24/2020
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 in his 30's and received a fine art degree. He eventually got a call from Brigham Young University to be a part of their museum administration,...

Duration:01:31:20

Pop Western Artist Billy Schenck Epi. 105, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

6/17/2020
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 pretty traumatic stuff going on in his life recently, namely a heart attack and being in the hospital in the middle of a global pandemic. We also...

Duration:01:08:56

Modern Sculptor and Jewelry Designer Shirley Wagner Epi 104. Host Dr. Mark Sublette

6/10/2020
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 doesn't want to let you go down that alley is exactly what Shirley Wagner faced. Whether it was her mom dying as soon as she graduated from art school...

Duration:01:10:36

3rd Generation Silversmith Sam Patania Epi. 103, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

6/3/2020
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 third-generation silversmith whose grandfather, Frank Patania Sr, opened the Thunderbird Shop in 1927 in Santa Fe and not long after that in 1937,...

Duration:01:14:44

Entrepreneur and Pueblo Pottery Collector Peter Miller Epi. 102, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

5/27/2020
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 collects, but also his world as an entrepreneur working at MIT. He was educated at MIT and was involved in several different software companies that...

Duration:01:25:26

Owner of Tucson's Historic Hacienda del Sol Ranch and Resort Jeff Timan Epi. 101, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

5/20/2020
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 and the evolution he's seen take place since 1958, what it's like to run a resort in the middle of a pandemic, and finally how he feels about art...

Duration:01:25:28

Former Phoenix Museum Director Jim Ballinger, Epi. 100, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

5/13/2020
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 entire career taking the museum from a small regional entity to a major institution in American Art. Jim's early life, including being a tennis...

Duration:01:57:42

Modernist California Landscape Painter Del Almeida Epi. 99, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

5/6/2020
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 into how he creates his work, how his architecture with city planning influenced his landscape paintings, not only from a technical standpoint, but...

Duration:01:06:37

Art Critic and Curator Elaine A. King Epi. 98, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

4/29/2020
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-Mellon University in Art History & Theory and has curated over 50 art exhibitions. We had a lively discussion on the nuances of what it means to be an...

Duration:01:23:18

Western Landscape Painter Ray Roberts Epi. 97, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

4/22/2020
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 abilities. I refer to Ray Roberts in my gallery as a Painter's Painter as so many artists look up to Ray for inspiration and admire his painting...

Duration:00:50:55

Modern Sculptor Fred Borcherdt Epi 96. Host Dr. Mark Sublette

4/15/2020
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 design for 5 years. Fred takes us through his art career chronologically, specifically how sculpture came into his life and how traveling the world on...

Duration:01:42:29

Artist and Art Teacher James Woodside Epi. 95, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

4/8/2020
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 March just before the full Covid19 meltdown. An interesting discussion on isolation and his love of painting and what people can do during this...

Duration:00:44:31

Public Health Expert Charles Geoffrion Epi. 94, Host Dr. Mark Sublette

3/31/2020
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 Medicine Man Gallery. The first part of this podcast is all about the coronavirus, where it's going, what we should do, what's happening in Arizona as...

Duration:01:14:45