On this guest-hosted episode, Alicia interviews LA-based artist Betsy Enzensberger. Betsy sculpts works that create a visceral longing and remembrance of the most nostalgic delights from childhood. The artist uses the familiarity of those sweet treats to help us remember the simplicity, value and culture of desserts so often associated with positivity and joy.
Perhaps you’re already familiar with her whimsical sculptures of dripping, melting popsicles and other sweets, but if not, in this episode you’ll hear all about her childhood growing up in New York and her early memories about experiencing art there, making the transition from a painter to a resin sculptor, and her parallel career working in galleries.
We talk about:
Why she initially chose to work in a gallery, what she’s learned from over a decade of doing it, and how this experience has helped her build confidence as an artist!
Her best advice on professionalism for emerging artists & how to put your best foot forward when submitting to galleries.
How she developed her signature style and artistic voice.
Top tips on social media, how to find the right gallery for your work, and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with galleries.