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The Independent Artist Podcast

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Visual Artists! You are not alone! IAP gives voice to the working artist. Inspirational and entertaining conversations with successful road show artists. Every story delves into the process of self-discovery behind the work and the career path that creates financial success. Douglas Sigwarth is a glassblower, and Will Armstrong is a mixed-media artist. Both have been working as independent artists for over 20 years on the art fair circuit. As cohosts, their contrasting experiences and styles make for comical and relatable talks that affect today’s contemporary artists.

Location:

United States

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Visual Artists! You are not alone! IAP gives voice to the working artist. Inspirational and entertaining conversations with successful road show artists. Every story delves into the process of self-discovery behind the work and the career path that creates financial success. Douglas Sigwarth is a glassblower, and Will Armstrong is a mixed-media artist. Both have been working as independent artists for over 20 years on the art fair circuit. As cohosts, their contrasting experiences and styles make for comical and relatable talks that affect today’s contemporary artists.

Language:

English

Contact:

715-377-3210


Episodes

Paying Your Dues/ Christopher Jeffries

2/19/2024
Working Artists! You are not alone! Listen to these entertaining and inspirational podcast conversations with working artists. When Christopher Jefferies caught the glassblowing bug in high school, he charted a course that would ultimately result in building his own glass shop by "paying his dues." From working on Dale Chihuly's team to sleeping on the floor of a Czech hot shop, Christopher immersed himself in the fast-paced environment of production glass studios that created hundreds of pieces daily. Once he launched his own studio, his work evolved into multiple-element wall installations on a large scale. Christopher talks about going after those "big fish" on the art festival scene and how he navigates his unique career. https://jeffriesglass.com/ #blownglassart #residentialwallart #lagunabeachglassartist #modernwallart #customglassartdecor #art #corporateart #homedecor #chihuly #glassinstallation #wallglass #studioglassmovement #glassartist #interiorstylehunter #designerwallart #homestaging #crystalglass #sculpture #artistinspiration #independentartist #independentartistpodcast #indieartspod #artistpath #artistpodcast #artistconversations #artistprocess #workingartist #contemporarycraft #artisticvision #youtubepodcast Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. In today's preamble, we discuss going to Miami, being an ADHD artist, and making money off your art that is meant to help a cause. The link to the article about corporate filing https://news.artnet.com/art-world/corporate-transparency-act-impacts-self-employed-artists-2417585 File your Beneficial Ownership Information here https://www.fincen.gov/boi FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@theindependentartistpodcast Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Email independentartistpodcast@gmail.com PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW VENMO/ username @independentartistpodcast or through PAYPAL.ME by clicking on this link https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:01:18:16

Less Answers, More Questions/ Matthew Naftzger

2/5/2024
Working Artists! You are not alone! Listen to these entertaining and inspirational podcast conversations with working artists. Step into the mind of Matthew Naftzger! "Stubborn!" he says, "I don't want to work in a shitty job just to pay for an expensive house. I don't even want to make artwork I don't want to make." Living and working out of a box truck or buying abandoned houses to renovate are ways he feels free. In his pursuit of "choosing a life," Matthew describes how he has adapted his behavior to how his brain works. Discovering as an adult that he experiences ADHD brought into focus the "self-taught mechanisms" he's used to convert "circular thinking to linear thinking." Matthew is an artist who works in various mediums, such as metal sculpture, jewelry, and painting. This conversation shares his experiences with mental health while listening to the universe along the way. https://matthew.works/ #stubbornartist #artistinspiration #independentartist #independentartistpodcast #indieartspod #artistpath #artistpodcast #artistconversations #artistprocess #workingartist #matthewnaftzger #metalsmithing #contemporaryjewelry #getfunky #workworkwork #contemporarycraft #adhdartist #customring #smallsculpture #scifi #dystopiantableware #process #oddities #futureartifact #futurepast #rocket #dystopian #pghartist #morequestions #listentotheuniverse #choosingalife #artistinspiration #starvingartist #artisticvision #youtubepodcast Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@theindependentartistpodcast Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:05:19

TRANSformation/ Randy Thomae and Cammy Rahore

1/22/2024
Working Artists! You are not alone! Listen to these entertaining and inspirational podcast conversations with working artists. Randy Thomae has embarked on a journey that has resulted in a radical realignment in their quest to be their best self. At first, Cammy Rahore was their alter ego, a persona and drag name they adopted as they traveled the country in pursuit of their art career. Once they embraced that being trans was indeed their superpower, Cammy's ultimate goals have shifted to include saving the lives of trans people through their artwork and as a role model by being their most authentic self. A powerful conversation that will inspire you to be a kind human and an ally to anyone struggling to be their best self. Follow their story on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cammyrahore/ and help spread the visual virus of love and understanding. Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@theindependentartistpodcast Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:02:31

Black Casts and Blue Shitters- The Anxious Artist’s Guide to 2024

1/8/2024
I'm not anxious.........you're anxious! What a tumultuous time of year for an art fair artist! Application results, economic struggles, and a whole host of other challenges can beat down even the most optimistic of humans. In this episode, we try to make sense of 2023, as we navigate creatively into this New Year. Tune in as Douglas https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will http://www.willarmstrongart.com/#/ try to make sense of it all in a thoughtful and entertaining way! Call for Entry (CaFE) website https://www.callforentry.org/ Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:11:42

Black Casts and Blue Shitters- The Anxious Artist’s Guide to 2024

1/8/2024
I'm not anxious.........you're anxious! What a tumultuous time of year for an art fair artist! Application results, economic struggles, and a whole host of other challenges can beat down even the most optimistic of humans. In this episode, we try to make sense of 2023, as we navigate creatively into this New Year. Tune in as Douglas https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will http://www.willarmstrongart.com/#/ try to make sense of it all in a thoughtful and entertaining way! Call for Entry (CaFE) website https://www.callforentry.org/ Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:11:42

Fingerprint on the Wall of Life/ Athlone Clarke

12/18/2023
Working Artists! You are not alone! Listen to these entertaining and inspirational podcast conversations with working artists. As a child, Athlone Clarke https://www.athloneclarke.com/ used his drawings to communicate with his mother, who passed away giving birth to him. This therapeutic activity developed a perception in Athlone that is the foundation of his creative process as a visionary artist. When describing his artistic style, Athlone says he wants to be surprised with each artistic outcome and avoids defining limits that will "contribute to the building of his own prison." He aims to make his most authentic work and "leave his fingerprint on the wall of life." A genuinely inspirational conversation. Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. In today’s preamble, the hosts talk about the end of year chaos, the downturn in sales, and walking back Des Moines. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@theindependentartistpodcast Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show Support the show

Duration:01:31:04

State of Bliss/ James and Carrie Pearce

11/27/2023
Working Artists! You are not alone! Listen to these entertaining and inspirational podcast conversations with working artists. Carrie Pearce https://www.carriepearce.com/ experienced every artist's nightmare, a creative block. Fearing that her creativity was broken, she went back to school to teach and in the process, discovered her bliss. This metamorphosis propelled her forward into a new body of mixed media work. James Pearce https://pearcepearce.com/ has been working with wood his entire life, inspired by the generations of woodworkers before him. James is fascinated with mechanisms and implements them into his aesthetic. He struggles with the two sides of his brain that argue between his work being functional versus sculptural. An interesting conversation with an amazing artist couple. Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. In today’s preamble, the hosts talk about commission shows, coming home with COVID, and another round of ankle surgery. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@theindependentartistpodcast Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:17:34

Legit Roadie/ Rob Matthews

11/13/2023
Working Artists! You are not alone! Listen to these entertaining and inspirational podcast conversations with working artists. Rob Matthews https://www.hiddenspringdesigns.com/home moved around a lot in his youth which fostered a comfort level with new experiences and adventure. His teenage years found him smack in the middle of a thriving music scene around Los Angeles. He crossed paths with many famous musicians that shaped his own artistic career as a mixed media artist. Once Rob aqcuired his VW bus in the 1970’s, he stumbled into becoming a “Legit Roadie” by transporting band members and equipment to gigs. In this conversation, Rob recounts his numerous experiences with the likes of Steve McQueen, Willie Nelson, and Mamma Cass. Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. In today’s preamble, the hosts talk about being “invited,” van build outs, and the book, “Stolen Focus,” by Johann Hari. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@theindependentartistpodcast Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:36:42

Pushing Back on the Nonsense/ Sarah Collier

10/30/2023
Working Artists! You are not alone! Growing up in Nashville, Sarah Collier https://thecharmschooldropout.com/home.html was schooled in the art of manners and social graces. She was enrolled in charm school and attended Cotillion as a means to learn proper etiquette amongst high society. The experiences from her formative years serve as some of the inspiration for her mixed media work to "push back on the nonsense." In this conversation, Sarah reveals her personal discoveries from meeting her birth family, which affirmed her strong drive towards being an artist. Tune in to this remarkable story from The Charm School Dropout. Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. Evan Reinheimer https://www.youtube.com/@EvanReinheimer PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@theindependentartistpodcast Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:32:04

Comfort Zone/ Keith Grace

10/16/2023
Working Artists! You are not alone! Have you ever been at a point in your life where you need the spark of inspiration? Keith Grace http://www.keithgrace.com/ has spent his entire life stepping out of his comfort zone and talks about it on today's episode. He began his career as an illustrator and graphic editor for newspapers. In partnership with his wife, Shari, they started their own graphic design business while Keith explored his career as a fine artist. Most recently, they uprooted and moved to the mountains of Greenville, SC. In every aspect of their busy lives, the Grace's employ their creativity, all the while stepping outside of their comfort zone. Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:28:21

Honoring the Past in Present Time/ Mick & Paige Whitcomb

10/2/2023
The Whitcomb's are both artists working on their own bodies of work in different mediums. Each captures elements of the past presented with a contemporary eye. Mick Whitcomb https://www.artifactsbynomad.com/ is fixated on the American Machine Age and the advent of electric lighting. He transforms 19th-century machines and scientific instruments into utilitarian sculptures. Paige Whitcomb https://www.paigewhitcomb.com/ creates photos using the traditional method of wet collodion photography with an authentic 19th-century studio camera. She creates tintypes to capture a staged fictional world. Her images are the opposite of modern photography; in a society where anyone can take a picture anywhere, her meticulously staged scenes allow the viewer to see the world through the artist’s perspective, which is often an allegorical view of modern culture. Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:35:10

Business in the Front

9/18/2023
Can't make this $#!T up!!! The stories from the road we all experience, while outrageous to most, seem so normal to all of us. In this episode, we unpack the stories from the St. Louis Art Fair. As we anticipate a wrap of the summer art fair season, we've got the winter applications nagging away at us. Tune in as Douglas https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will http://www.willarmstrongart.com/#/ try to make sense of it all in a thoughtful and entertaining way! Will Armstrong's PRINTDROP23 (Use code at checkout) http://www.willarmstrongart.com/#/ Reproduction Sale!! Please take the ZAPP artist survey. bit.ly/ZAPPArtistSurvey Please help out these amazing members of our community. Read their stories and give if you can: Oliver Hampel: https://www.gofundme.com/f/oliver-hampel-needs-our-help Carol Greiwe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-carol-after-brain-hemorrage-studio-robbery?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer Amy Lansburg: https://www.gofundme.com/f/surviving-hurricane-idalia Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:08:08

No Limitations/ Marlene Rose

9/4/2023
When Marlene Rose https://marlenerose.com/ discovered molten glass, she was energized by the adrenaline rush of the material. While pursuing her BFA, she learned that glass could be used for more than just craft, but as a means to convey an idea of what she wanted to say. Although glassblowing was more common at the time, she was drawn to an ancient technique of sand casting, typically used for metal. Sculpting molten glass in a mold of sand sent her in a direction where everything was new and exciting with no limitations. Please take the ZAPP artist survey. bit.ly/ZAPPArtistSurvey Please help out these amazing members of our community. Read their stories and give if you can: Oliver Hampel: https://www.gofundme.com/f/oliver-hampel-needs-our-help Carol Greiwe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-carol-after-brain-hemorrage-studio-robbery?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer Amy Lansburg: https://www.gofundme.com/f/surviving-hurricane-idalia Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:39:07

Paint with a Seriousness/ Beth Bojarski

8/21/2023
When it comes to painting, Beth Bojarski https://bethbojarski.com/ has three rules. "Don't take yourself too seriously. Don't take your subject matter too seriously. But paint with a seriousness." Beth compares her creative process to looking up at the clouds and seeing what imagery emerges. Her characters arise from the board as she works tirelessly to allow the humanity to show through her subjects while expressing her clever sense of humor. To watch her YouTube series, See Saw Project, follow this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxCgo2AN4N_nU55fIqt8QOw In today's intro, Douglas and Will discuss the challenges of being on the road for the last two weeks and when a big show doesn't work for you. Thanks to Dylan Strzynski, there is now an Independent Artist Podcast drinking game. Find out which of the co-hosts common phrases gives you permission to take a sip. Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:20:24

A Mighty Purpose/ Listener Q & A

7/31/2023
George Bernard Shaw wrote, "This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one." Being an art fair artist can push you to your max, but the rewards are exhilarating! This entire episode is part 2 of listener questions. Will and Douglas react to the topics of alternative selling funnels, opportunity scams, selling techniques, and when it's time to throw in the towel. Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:31:40

Leap of Faith/ Emerging Artists Q&A

7/17/2023
Working Artists! You are not alone! Today, Douglas and Will dedicate the entire episode to answering questions from new and emerging artists. The co-hosts give their personal reactions to what has helped them in their careers, which have spanned 22 years each. They also have an entertaining conversation where they catch up after their last show in Denver at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. This podcast episode has pearls for new, emerging, and veteran artists alike. To purchase used artist equipment like tents, displays, and chairs, go to the https://www.facebook.com/groups/artistgaragegroup NAIA Board Members heading up the emerging artist program and mentoring project Diane French diane@naiaartists.org Cindy Lerick cindy@ifea.com Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:22:43

Nature AND Nurture/ Jeffrey Zachmann and Carl Zachmann

6/26/2023
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It's difficult to say regarding this father/ son pair of kinetic sculptors. Jeffrey Zachmann http://www.zachmann.com/brought his son Carl Zachmann https://carlzachmann.com/ on the road with him throughout his career as an independent artist. It is no wonder that Carl eventually followed step with his dad after exploring his interest in engineering and archeology. What seemed like a random collection of interests coalesced around his body of work involving gears and artifacts, encouraging the viewer to go internal. Conversely, Jeffrey's work is a lively experience that allows his collectors to actively engage in the movement within his pieces which disarms them and allows their natural and unfiltered reactions to emerge. These men are extremely creative, and their stories about their experiences on the road are truly entertaining. In the preamble conversation, Douglas and Will discuss hiding from tornadoes, canceling a show, and mistaken identities. Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:27:24

Once in a Lifetime Moment/ David Mayhew

6/12/2023
Chasing storms and capturing their image is what photographer David Mayhew https://davidmayhewphotography.com/ is passionate about! He combines his knowledge of science with his love for adventure to photograph once-in-a-lifetime moments. In this podcast, David shares his stories of the beauty and the powerful destruction he witnessed from these storms and the ethics involved with documenting the aftermath. In the preamble conversation, Douglas and Will discuss vehicle challenges, metal detectors at events, and stepping into our collector's world. Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:24:14

Risk Factor/ Erica Iman

5/29/2023
When Erica Iman http://ericaiman.com/ was a middle school art teacher fresh out of college, she recognized a trend among her coworkers. Her fellow teachers were counting down to retirement. She also identified that her favorite educators were those who led interesting lives. This prompted her to experience life and get outside her personal bubble. Erica and her husband joined the Peace Corps and spent two years of service in Mongolia. Her experiences in Asia fueled her drive to pursue her own art practice with ceramics as her medium. After years of working with clay, Erica's curiosity inspired her to explore 2D paintings that work seamlessly within her entire artistic vision. Erica's work has garnered many notable awards, and reputable shows look to her as a voice when selecting their artist exhibitors. Tune in to her thought-provoking conversation. Douglas and Will discuss celebrity sightings, logistical nightmares, and art show reactions in the preamble discussion. Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:35:36

Not Just the Biggest Party in Miami/ Camille Marchese

5/15/2023
When Camille Marchese was hired as the Executive Director for the Coconut Grove Arts Festival https://cgaf.com/, she posed a very important question to the Board of Directors. She asked, "Would you like this to be the biggest party in Miami or the best art festival in the country?" The decision to focus on the art became the benchmark that impacted every decision related to the planning and execution of the festival moving forward. In this conversation, Camille describes her experiences with making hard choices and the pressure to stand behind her conviction regarding issues like the jury, the number of exhibitors, and the emerging artist program. Evan Reinheimer's video from the Emerging Artist Program at Coconut Grove https://youtu.be/NGc5BBVvy_w Visual artists Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ co-host and discuss topics affecting working artists. Each episode is a deep dive into a conversation with a guest artist who shares their unique experiences as an independent professional artist. PLEASE RATE US AND REVIEW US.......... and SUBSCRIBE to the pod on your favorite streaming app. SUPPORT THE SHOW 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 with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/independentartistpodcast/ Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxquKvRx9sI_DuXRLy-tyA Mailing List http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b Sponsors The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/ ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org Music "Walking" by Oliver Lear Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3X Support the show

Duration:01:27:19