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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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    • 4.9 • 171 Ratings

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!

    Mythology of Motherhood: Deborah Wasserman

    Mythology of Motherhood: Deborah Wasserman

    Deborah Wasserman was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel, and currently resides in Queens, New York, one of the most diverse counties in the US. She is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Artists in the Marketplace at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and received two fellowships from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has exhibited in the United States, at the Queens Museum of the Arts, Bronx Museum of the Arts, White Columns, Pierogi 2000, Socrates Sculpture Park, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, and A.I.R. Gallery. Internationally, she has shown in Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany, and Israel. Wasserman has been the recipient of grants from the Experimental Television Center, Aljira Center for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Puffin Foundation, and the Citizens Committee for NY. She has also received a Su Casa Award from the NYS Department of Cultural Affairs every year since 2015. In 2021 she was invited to attend Aunt Karen’s Farm residency, and in 2020 she was a Finalist for the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in the category of Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts.
     
    "Throughout my life I’ve been a nomad and seeker. Painting landscapes is my way of deepening and extending my roots, reorganizing my travels, and interpreting nature. I am partially an imprint of indigenous lands and a creator of my own terrain. Born in Brazil, I was raised in the war-torn coasts of the Middle East. I live with collective narratives of roaming those shared grounds. 
    The landscape is our body: our forebear, our womb, our origin and destination. I paint the Earth to capture the world and use pigment to create my chosen native land. It breathes with me as I work. My process entails layering, pouring, dripping, spilling, erasure, and mark-making. I transform surfaces and images as they emerge and solidify, then alter again as the piece is molded, exposing the rich soil of the under-paint. My impulses to both destroy and create are visible. 
    Motherhood has taught me patience and the ability to see the earth in all its complex fertility. I travel with the canvas. From stained rags and torn discarded clothing there is an alchemical suggestion of women’s lives: their labor, abandonment, and recycled life and matter. My work alludes to the inner body and its paths and quests; it combines abstraction, and magical realism. Cracked, flooded and hybridized landforms in multiple climates are collective tales of migration in all their tragic and uplifting moments. Sunken houses, tent-specked mountains, cairns and rubble, wrecked trees, fauna and flora appear in flattened or skewed perspectives. Trees can be anchors, and a prickly pear grows in snow. Conflict, renewal, and repair are synergistic." 
     
     
    LINKS: 
    https://www.facebook.com/deborah.wasserman1/
    www.instagram.com/deborahwassermanart
    www.deborahwasserman.com
     
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    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
     
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    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. 
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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/
     
    I Like Your Work Links:
     
    Exhibitions
    Studio Visit Artists
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    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

Mrs.Lohr ,

Momma Artist

What a wonderful interview with Deborah! Talking about owning your schedule, while being a mother, a teacher and an artist is amazing to wrap my head around. Her strength let’s her multi take and keep things running smoothly.

LisaIsHereForIt ,

Like hanging out in the studio with friends 🎨

I love these conversations! No matter the topic, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend I Like Your Work enough. 🙌

breadhead's daughter ,

Great balance of topics

Erika’s layered conversations with artists are full of studio love. She has a gift for getting guests to expand on their ideas in a clear and accessible way for the listener. The podcast also offers inspiration and practical tools for artists to communicate their own work more effectively.

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