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I Like Your Work supports artists! Each week artist Erika b Hess interviews artists, gallerists, collectors, and curators to cover topics that will help you in your art practice! From inspiring interviews from the lives of artists to business practices you will walk away ready to get in the studio!

I Like Your Work: Conversations with Artists, Curators & Collectors Erika b Hess

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I Like Your Work supports artists! Each week artist Erika b Hess interviews artists, gallerists, collectors, and curators to cover topics that will help you in your art practice! From inspiring interviews from the lives of artists to business practices you will walk away ready to get in the studio!

    How to Reach Out On Social Media (and have your work seen!)

    How to Reach Out On Social Media (and have your work seen!)

    On this week's mini episode, I'm joining you to talk about how you can authentically reach out on social media and get your work seen.  I go over some of the things you shouldn't do and offer some tips on what you should be doing to get your work seen by the right people!
    Free Guide: https://www.ilikeyourworkpodcast.com/socialmedia
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    • 13 min
    Managing Chronic Conditions & Prioritizing Health In The Arts with Charlie J. Meyers

    Managing Chronic Conditions & Prioritizing Health In The Arts with Charlie J. Meyers

    Charlie J. Meyers is an American artist and curator working in figurative abstraction and portraiture. His work explores intimacy, memory, and the contemporary queer experience. 
     
    In 2021, Charlie was featured in several magazines including Alien Literary Magazine, Clover and Bee, and The Purposeful Mayonnaise, appeared on the Bold Creatives Collective podcast, wrote a curator’s pick for PxP Contemporary, and an art review for Vantage Art Projects. 
     
    In 2020, he began an online curatorial project, the Moon Cheese Curator, through which he facilitates connection and discussion with artists, curators, collectors and others, examining the interface between the body and art production. Via this project, Vantage Art Projects invited him to curate his first virtual exhibition. Charlie will be expanding the Moon Cheese Curator project in 2022.
     
    The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, United States Artists, and Creative Capital awarded Charlie an Artist Relief Grant In 2020 in response to the pandemic. His work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions throughout North America and the UK.
     
    From 2019 to 2021, he managed the production and assembly of haute couture clutch handbags by designer Jeffrey Levinson, which are carried by high-end boutiques such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter.
     
    Noted exhibitions in 2019 include Penn State University, Sanger Gallery, and Amos Eno Gallery of NYC. In 2020, he participated in shows in Key West, FL, and London UK. 
     
    Charlie has been a recipient of several grants and awards including the Vermont Studio Residency Grant, Helene Couture Award for Excellence in Painting, and the Concordia University Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship. In 2017, he was a visiting artist lecturer at the Sherwin B. Nuland Institute in Bioethics at Yale University. 
     
    From 2016 to 2017, his work was on tour in public and private galleries throughout the province of Québec with the Montreal Arts Council. Other highlighted exhibitions in Montreal include Parisian Laundry, Donald Browne Gallery, Lilian Rodriguez Gallery, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, and Gallery B312.
     
    He currently paints in his studio in North Philadelphia.
     
    LINKS: 
    Instagram.com/mooncheesecurator
    Instagram.com/charliejmeyers
    https://charliejmeyers.com/
     
    Artist Shout Outs: 
    Sarah Rose Jansen
    Pam McDonnell
    Christina Mallet
    Ekaterina Popova
     
    I Like Your Work Links:
    Exhibitions
    Studio Visit Artists
    I Like Your Work Podcast
    Instagram
    Submit Work
    Observations on Applying to Juried Shows
    Studio Planner

    • 49 min
    Tips on Networking and Community Building

    Tips on Networking and Community Building

    On this week's mini episode, I'm joining you to talk about why it's important to network and build a community as an artist and how you do it authentically.  I go over some different scenarios and ways that you can network that feel comfortable for you so you can get the most out of building a community. 
    Join The Works Membership: 
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    • 20 min
    Balancing Motherhood, Teaching and Art with Amy Sacksteder

    Balancing Motherhood, Teaching and Art with Amy Sacksteder

    Amy Sacksteder is an artist and curator whose work explores personal and collective relationships to landscape and artifact. She works across media, most commonly in painting, collage, drawing, cut paper, installation, and ceramics. She has participated in exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo venues include Divisible Projects (Dayton, OH) and Alma College (Alma, MI). Recent group venues include Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn, NY); BasBlue via Belle Isle Viewing Room (Detroit, MI); Buckham Gallery (Flint, MI); Contemporary Art Matters Gallery (on Artsy and in NY); Scene Metrospace (Lansing, MI); and Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL).
     
     
    Sacksteder has completed artist residencies at SÍM (Reykjavík, Iceland); Takt (Berlin, Germany); The Hungarian Multicultural Center (Budapest, Hungry); and the Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL); among others. In 2012 she was awarded a Gallery-as-Studio Residency and solo exhibition at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her work has been featured and reviewed in journals such as The Offing, Flint Magazine, New American Paintings and the Chicago Tribune and is included in the curated online registries of The Drawing Center and White Columns and in the Flat File 2022 Program at Ortega y Gasset Projects. In 2021, Sacksteder was invited to join the Long Island City Studio Collective in New York, where she maintains a selected inventory of artwork. Her work can also be viewed at Belle Isle Viewing Room in Detroit and on ArtFare. She is now represented by IBIS Contemporary Art Gallery in New Orleans.
     
     
    Amy Sacksteder has curated and co-curated the national and international exhibitions Island: 22 Artists on Iceland in 2011 (co- hosted at 'CAVE Gallery, Detroit, MI); Atmosphere: Artists' Responses to Space(s) in 2015; and Vitrine in 2018, all at Eastern Michigan University. Sacksteder and her family live in Ypsilanti, Michigan, outside of Detroit. Sacksteder works from her studios in Ypsilanti and Long Island City, and is a professor in the School of Art + Design at Eastern Michigan University.
     
    Artist Shout outs:

    https://www.bock-nelson.com/

    http://www.kellyannemueller.com/

    http://www.yaseminkackar.com/

    https://www.kristendroz.com/

    http://www.markjoshuaepstein.com/

    https://www.hannahburr.com/

    https://www.joesacksteder.com/

    https://www.emich.edu/art/index.php

    https://www.nicole-pietrantoni.com/


     
     
    LINKS: 
    https://amysacksteder.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/amysacksteder_studio/
    www.instagram.com/object_affinity
     
    https://www.nyccritclub.com/
    https://go.sunlighttax.com/ilyw
    https://www.tjwalshcoaching.com/
     
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    Exhibitions
    Studio Visit Artists
    I Like Your Work Podcast
    Instagram
    Submit Work
    Observations on Applying to Juried Shows
    Studio Planner

    • 1 hr 3 min
    "Why Can't I Get into Galleries?"- It's a Numbers Game

    "Why Can't I Get into Galleries?"- It's a Numbers Game

    Over the course of the last few episodes Pennylane has shared the most common obstacles her company Dazed and Confucius hears from their clients each day and a few notes of advice for overcoming them.
    Today she outlines a useful tip in response to the common question: “Why can't I get into galleries?” In this episode, Pennylane explains how when it comes to getting into galleries it's often a numbers game and how you can present yourself to galleries to better increase your chances of getting into them. 
    For a limited time, listeners of I Like Your Work can receive exclusive free access to our online video seminar The Artist Took Kit, regularly $35 by subscribing to our mailing list. The Artist Tool Kit outlines 9 of the most important tools recommended for artists approaching the fine art industry, including a CV, Take-Away Card, a Price list, Website and more. Visit dazedandconfucius.com/ilikeyourwork to get your copy today.

    • 12 min
    Psychology of the Landscape: Artist Julie Himel

    Psychology of the Landscape: Artist Julie Himel

    Julie Himel received a Diploma of Fine Art from Langara College, Vancouver, BC; a BFA Honours Degree from York University, Toronto, ON, and a Graduate Diploma from the Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON. Her work has been exhibited across North America, including recently being featured in digital exhibitions with Visionary Projects, New York, NY;  and the TD Thor Wealth Management Juried Exhibition: Quest for the Environment, Quest Art, Midland, ON. Himel’s paintings are part of private collections across the world and public collections including The University of Calgary, Calgary, AB; Westfield State University, Westfield, MA; the Armenian Centre Art Collection Canada, Toronto, ON and several corporate collections. Julie lives and works in Toronto.  
    Julie Himel's vivid paintings push the genre of landscape into dreamlike abstractions. Her newest works present an experiential portrait of human interaction with the natural world during this environmentally complex time. Man made structures, anthropogenic traces, and unnatural light sources become part of the view, through dream and memory-scapes that question time and connection to nature. A nod to the beautiful that inevitably unfolds as the environment adapts to human intervention.
     
    LINKS: 
    www.juliehimel.com
     
    Artist Shoutouts:
    Ben Reeves
    Emma Webster
    Madeline Peckenpaugh
    Arden Bendler Browning
     
    I Like Your Work Links:
    https://www.nyccritclub.com/
    https://go.sunlighttax.com/ilyw
     
    Exhibitions
    Studio Visit Artists
    I Like Your Work Podcast
    Instagram
    Submit Work
    Observations on Applying to Juried Shows
    Studio Planner

    • 1 hr 11 min

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EJF982 ,

New favourite :)

Just discovered the podcast and I’ve been bingeing all week… great to listen to in the studio while I’m painting. I love that there is such a diverse range of interviewees, I’ve picked up heaps of ideas

paperandpostcardsblog ,

Interesting Women Artists

It’s always wonderful to hear of not only “new-to-me” artists, but also their thoughts and processes. I like your work is great as most episodes are in easily digestible 30-ish minute blocks - the perfect length for my commute!

TashaRileyArt ,

Informative and real

I love listening to “I Like Your Work” podcasts while painting or walking to work. Erika’s interviews have introduced me to a number of fascinating artists I may not have been aware of otherwise. I appreciate Erika’s easy-going interviewing style. She’s relatable and she asks her fellow artists good questions that help to provide valuable insight into their work and practice. I also appreciate Erika’s philosophy in relation to building a supportive art community. Her compassion for collaboration and community building comes through in her interviewing style. When I listen to her podcasts, I often feel like I’m catching up with some creative, compassionate, and inspiring friends for coffee and art talk. It’s incredibly motivating! Keep up the excellent work!

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