Looking for art career inspiration and ideas while you’re working in the studio or schlepping your art across the country? Alyson Stanfield helps you be a more productive artist, a more empowered artist, and a more successful artist.
Returning to Graduate School with Kelly M. O'Brien (#85)
Successful artists know when it’s time to adjust their approach, whether it’s making little tweaks, looking at new possibilities, or even turning a successful art business and career upside down. My guest today proves that making these adjustments can give us better results or may just make us happier. Join in as Kelly M. O'Brien and I discuss the why behind her major career adjustment, the ins and outs of juggling two very different art businesses
Money Mindset Breakthrough Secrets with Lea K. Tawd (#84)
In this cleaning-out conversation I’m talking with Lea K. Tawd about what she eliminated in 2020 that has allowed her to dive deeper into her creativity and step into her business more fully. We discuss the book she wrote, how she structures her days as a mom with a 6-year-old who has to show up for the virtual classroom, and how she quickly replaced the income from an outside source she had been holding onto out of fear.
Tools to Help You Emerge from a Struggle Even Stronger Than Before with Kelly Milukas (#83)
This month we’re focusing on the benefits of cleaning out — from physical clutter to organizing our lives, eliminating obligations that are no longer serving you to slowing down enough to focus on what matters most, in your art business and in your life. This conversation is about coming out on the other side of a long struggle stronger than you were previously.
Spring Cleaning to Streamline Your Art Business (#82)
In this episode, I’m highlighting some of my previous interviews with artists who have discussed cleaning out in one form or another, from removing physical items to cleaning out business ideas and strategies, modes of working, and even the venues where you show and sell your art. If you are ready to deep clean your art business, to release what isn’t serving you and banish all that is getting in the way of your productivity and creativity
Art Business Procedures to Keep You Organized (#81)
Today’s solo episode focuses on the secret weapon of a successful art business — your art biz handbook. An art biz handbook is the number one way to organize every aspect of your business. If you’re looking for ways to stay on top of the never-ending tasks that every artist faces, this episode is for you. You’ll hear the step-by-step process that will keep you in control of every aspect of your schedule, how I have evolved systems that weren’t working for me, and the satisfaction,
Systems to Effectively Manage a Dizzying Increase in Your Art Business with Betty Franks (#80)
Betty Frank’s art business has exploded over the last four years — by 440%. You can't have and sustain this kind of business growth if you don't have solid systems in place. In this episode, we discuss the digital and analog systems that Betty depends on to support her growth. She generously shares her real numbers, the new postage system she just started using, her daily and weekly routines, and how she organizes all of the digital images of her paintings.
Thanks so much!
I have been listening to your podcasts for the past few months and wanted to let you know I really appreciate your candid discussion and helpful advice.
One of my favourite podcast episodes is with Ali Cavanaugh, I first came across her work when one of my art students showed me her artist inspiration for her watercolour painting. I really loved hearing her speak, how she transitioned from having gallery representation to working independently on commissions. I am also an artist who has been working on their craft for a long time and found it inspiring to hear that galleries are not the only vehicle for success. I have been exhibiting in galleries for many years and find it hopeful to know there are diverse pathways.
I look forward to hearing in your next interview with Ali about juggling motherhood, being a mother of two art teacher and artist myself.
Really appreciate this podcast, one of my favourites.
Rachel Favelle from Australia @favelleart
Great listen. Lots of inspiration
I just wish I’d started listening sooner. Thanks for this interesting and informative podcast.