The Artist Academy Podcast hosted by Andrea Ehrhardt. The purpose of this series is to show aspiring painters that it's completely possible to make a great career in the arts. We focus on the business side of art to help you reach more customers, increase profits, and ultimately live a life of creative freedom.
215. Selling Prints via TikTok with Andrea Nelson
his week’s episode features 46-year-old TikTok star, artist, and mother, Andrea Nelson.
If you think TikTok is just for kids or the algorithm is long past favorable to art, think again! Andrea will give you tips on how to create better videos and “sell” online without actually selling.
You’ll love this guest and how open she is about business! In just a couple of short years, she’s built an art career she loves and shares tips to inspire you to do it too, at any age!
Let me know what you think of this week’s episode with Andrea Nelson.
214. Local Artist Competition
This episode is all about the subject of how to handle the local artist competition and turn it into a helpful community.
There are going to be heated situations that arise from conflict between you and another artist in your area or online. How do you deal with it?
Listen to hear how I approached a variety of different situations having been on both ends of the conflict. Spoiler alert: simple communication solves everything!
213. NFTs with DKleine
This week’s episode features Canada-based artist/educator/podcaster DKleine.
I was first introduced to him through the NFT’s for Newbies podcast and became immediately intrigued by the fact that this guy is a teacher who has found a way to make money as an artist online through NFTs.
The idea of making easy money by sitting behind a computer amazes me, if you haven’t figured that out yet. So, I brought him on the podcast to explain a bit more in-depth how he got his start with art and NFTs, and how he’s making sales. Because that’s the magical question, right? How can one make money through art? Lucky for us, he shares his “secrets.”
Let me know what you think of this week’s episode with DKleine.
212. Emotional vs Logical Business Decisions
This week's episode on the Artist Academy Podcast is something that I believe has been one of the reasons why I’ve had such a smooth mural career.
Taking the time to step back and think logically before reacting has saved me in many situations. Burning bridges over emotional reactions and decisions vs. looking at it from more of a logical standpoint can not just cost you referrals, but arguably something more important, it can cost you your peace of mind.
In this episode I’m going to be sharing some of my personal business experiences, plus ones that I see pop up frequently with other artists, to give examples of emotional vs logical situations.
I don’t want to scare you by talking about some negative things that come up when dealing with customers, but rather help you be better prepared for when these situations arise.
211. Project WXLLSPACE with Jordan Giha
This week’s episode is an introduction to Jordan Giha’s project: WXLLSPACE.
Doesn’t it seem like there are a small number of top artists getting a ton of high-profile work while other equally talented artists are left in the dark, mostly due to a lack of exposure?
Jordan hopes to bridge the gap between muralists and the customers who want to hire us by putting together a platform that helps connect the two. His goal is to help those artists who don’t have a large following or the giant resumes get work to jumpstart their art careers.
Sound like a good idea to you? Me too! Let me know what you think of this week’s episode with Jordan Giha all about his new project: WXLLSPACE.
210. Diversifying, Pricing, Heights, & Snakes with Muralist Randall Kane
This week’s episode features South Carolina muralist Randall Kane.
I was actually having a bad day before I sat down to interview Randall yet you’d never know because I instantly fed off of his energy and turned positive. I hope this chat does the same for you today.
We talked about trying many different routes to make money as a creative, a different perspective on pricing, and what it’s like to paint with snakes. I’ll let him explain.
Let me know what you think of this week’s episode with Randall Kane.
Best art podcast I’ve heard
A lot of good info. The first few episodes are rough with annoying nervous laughter but andrea gets better at hosting with confidence over time.
Thank you so much for all the valuable information in these podcasts!
BEST ART PODCAST
I’ve listened to many art-related podcast over the years, and this one is the best by far! It has given me great tips on how to grow my art business that actually work. She’s very candid about the money you can make through art and exactly how to do it-this is information I haven’t been able to find through other art podcasts. This is a must listen for artists and aspiring artists!