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Artist Noah Scalin interviews fellow artists about their experiences navigating the art world.

Foreground/Background with Noah Scalin Noah Scalin

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    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Artist Noah Scalin interviews fellow artists about their experiences navigating the art world.

    Jesse Smith

    Jesse Smith

    Jesse is an internationally known artist whose goal has always been to translate his skewed perspective of the world onto paper, canvas, concrete or skin. He has been published in almost every tattoo magazine, has won a ton of awards for his unique use of color and even found his way onto the reality TV show Ink Master. He currently works in Richmond, Virginia where he runs his own studio called Loose Screw Tattoo.

    Foreground/Background is a conversation between working artists – pulling back the curtain on the real day-to-day efforts that go into making a living from our passions and the realities of dealing with the art word.

    In this hour long conversation we discuss: running a creative business, collaboration, tattoo art, reality TV, and more!

    This interview was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic so be sure to listen through our entire conversation to hear a follow-up with Jesse about the many things that happened to him since we talked earlier in the year (including multiple rounds of quarantine AND the birth of his first child!)...

    Jesse’'s site: https://jessesmithtattoos.com/

    Jesse’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/jessesmithtattoos/

    Jesse’s FB: https://www.facebook.com/jessesmithtattoo

    Noah on Patreon: patreon.com/noahscalin

    Music by Jantrax

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Terry Border

    Terry Border

    Terry Border worked in the commercial photography industry for a dozen years before leaving it to follow more artistic ambitions. He began his world famous Bent Objects project in 2006 and since then he has published many, many books of his art He also speaks about and exhibits his work internationally and lives with his wife and cat in Indiana.

    Foreground/Background is a conversation between working artists – pulling back the curtain on the real day-to-day efforts that go into making a living from our passions and the realities of dealing with the art word.

    In this hour long conversation we discuss: Finding humor and inspiration in our current political climate, blogs and social media, working with everyday materials, and more!

    Also be sure to stay through the entire talk to hear a follow up conversation about how COVID-19 has impacted Terry and his work since our original conversation was recorded before the global pandemic had reached the United States.

    Terry's site: http://terryborder.com/
    Noah on Patreon: patreon.com/noahscalin
    Music by Jantrax

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Kat Roma Greer

    Kat Roma Greer

    Kat Roma Greer is based in Hong Kong and works as an urban disruptor and curator of public art interventions for positive social change. She is the founder and artistic director of Micro Galleries, curator of Urban Nasty, and was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence for 2015, for her work in the cultural sphere.

    Foreground/Background is a conversation between working artists – pulling back the curtain on the real day-to-day efforts that go into making a living from our passions and the realities of dealing with the art word.

    In this hour long conversation we discuss: The global impact of COVID-19, increasing the accessibility of art, the power of street art, and more!

    Kat's site: https://microgalleries.org/
    Noah on Patreon: patreon.com/noahscalin
    Music by Jantrax

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Sarah Cameron Sunde

    Sarah Cameron Sunde

    Sarah Cameron Sunde is an interdisciplinary artist and director working at the intersection of performance, video and public art, including her project 36.5 /A Durational Performance with the Sea, which is an ongoing work spanning seven years and six continents.

    Foreground/Background is a conversation between working artists – pulling back the curtain on the real day-to-day efforts that go into making a living from our passions and the realities of dealing with the art word.

    In this hour long conversation we discuss: Finding your artistic direction, running a creative business, applying for grants, and more!

    Sarah's site: https://www.sarahcameronsunde.com/
    Noah on Patreon: patreon.com/noahscalin
    Music by Jantrax: @jantr4x

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Alfonso Pérez Acosta

    Alfonso Pérez Acosta

    Alfonso Pérez Acosta is a Colombian artist who received a Fine Arts Degree as well as a Masters in Education in Bogotá. Since 2007, he has been actively involved in art education as a teacher for elementary, middle and high school groups at various schools and non-profit organizations. He is now the Art Program Director with Sacred Heart Center in Richmond, VA.

    Foreground/Background is a conversation between working artists – pulling back the curtain on the real day-to-day efforts that go into making a living from our passions and the realities of dealing with the art word.

    In this hour long conversation we discuss: finding comfort in art making, teaching art, changing perspectives, and more!

    Alfonso on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adrawingtable/
    Noah on Patreon: https://patreon.com/noahscalin
    Music by Jantrax: @jantr4x

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Mica Scalin

    Mica Scalin

    Mica Scalin is an innovator in the use of art and media for community engagement and creative development. She also happens to be my sister! She was among the first producers hired by NBC Universal Digital Studios, she launched social media strategy at Showtime Networks and consulted on CBS Interactive marketing. She has produced documentary films, art exhibitions and cultural events including being one humans behind dOGUMENTA: America’s First Art Show For Dogs. She is also co-author, with me, of the book Creative Sprint: Six 30-day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity and she is the managing partner of our art and innovation consultancy Another Limited Rebellion.

    Foreground/Background is a conversation between working artists – pulling back the curtain on the real day-to-day efforts that go into making a living from our passions and the realities of dealing with the art word.

    In this hour long conversation we discuss: creative activism, pioneering digital media, strategizing a career plan, and more!

    Mica & Noah's company: https://www.anotherlimitedrebellion.com/
    Noah on Patreon: patreon.com/noahscalin
    Music by Jantrax: @jantr4x

    • 1 hr 10 min

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