75 episodes

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

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0, 113 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!

    Artist Susanna Coffey: Painting Identity, Teaching Experiences, & Supporting Artists

    Artist Susanna Coffey: Painting Identity, Teaching Experiences, & Supporting Artists

    In this episode, I talk to the incredible painter, Susanna Coffey about her life and work. We dive into Susanna’s childhood, how she discovered art, the work she did with others during her time in school, feminism, her palette, her love of teaching, and so many other topics. I sincerely mean it when I say, I had such a wonderful time talking to Susanna and I’m positive that you will enjoy this interview.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Faith Evans Sills: Creating an Art Practice that Aligns With the Life You Want

    Faith Evans Sills: Creating an Art Practice that Aligns With the Life You Want

    Artist, teacher, and entrepreneur Faith Evans Sills is an inspiring leader who has created so much for others from leading artist retreats in Costa Rica to her books and classes that she offers. In this episode, we talk about leaving an art epicenter to pursue other avenues, being a mother artist, creating your own business, licensing work, writing books, running retreats, and self-care.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Artist Jean Koeller: Painting Between Observation, Memory, and Invention

    Artist Jean Koeller: Painting Between Observation, Memory, and Invention

    In this episode, I talk to the artist Jean Koeller about her approach to painting, making a living as an artist, and how she works between observation, memory, and invention. Art and nature draw her equally into their respective worlds as she paints in the landscape and in her studio.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Pennylane Shen: Artist Consultant on How to Approach Galleries & Tips for Artists

    Pennylane Shen: Artist Consultant on How to Approach Galleries & Tips for Artists

    I had a wonderful time talking to Pennylane Shen an artist consultant, curator and educator. She runs Dazed and Confucius, career support for artists and in this episode we discuss mistakes artists make when approaching a gallery, how to approach a gallery, thinking of spaces outside of the white cube, artist statements and more!
    Since 2006 Dazed and Confucius has offered personalized consultations, group seminars and business development with regular seminars held worldwide. Pennylane personally assists and advises over 500 artists on a one-on-one basis each year.
    Pennylane holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Culture Theory from New York University and has lectured at various forums throughout Canada, the US and the UK. Her publications discuss the politics of representation, race and fine art. At Langara College and Thrive Art Studio Pennylane is responsible for creating and instructing courses on fine art marketing and conceptual development. She has also represented University of the Arts London in the UK, preparing students for higher education in the arts.
    For more than a decade, Pennylane has worked in commercial galleries such as the Bau-Xi Gallery, the longest standing commercial gallery in Canada. In her hometown of Vancouver, BC Pennylane is also a curator for the Vancouver Mural Festival.
    An avid supporter of art and wellness, she sits on the board for the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Foundation, collecting notable art pieces for hospital walls. Pennylane manages the figurative artists’ collective Phantoms in the Front Yard, showcasing the work of prominent Vancouver artists at various pop-up locations.
     
    Right now you can get 10% off a consultation by mentioning “I Like Your Work” in the “Where did you hear about us box”. This offer is good for the next 30 days! 
     
    RESOURCES:
    I Like Your Work Podcast
    Studio Planner
    Instagram
    Submit Work
    Observations on Applying to Juried Shows



    https://www.dazedandconfucius.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/dazed.and.confucius/

    • 57 min
    Artist Marcelina Gonzales: Challenging Preconceptions of Being a Hispanic Female, Empowerment & Balancing Studio-Work Life

    Artist Marcelina Gonzales: Challenging Preconceptions of Being a Hispanic Female, Empowerment & Balancing Studio-Work Life

    In this episode, I talk to the artist Marcelina Gonzales about challenging preconceptions of being a Hispanic female through her work. Marcelina creates meticulous pieces that combine paint and resin to recreate memories of her youth. In our conversation, she discusses how she navigated her experience from adolescence to womanhood while growing up in Brownsville, a border-town located at the southernmost tip of Texas.

    • 52 min
    Artist & Entrepreneur Jamie Smith: Starting a Business, Creating Work & Supporting Community

    Artist & Entrepreneur Jamie Smith: Starting a Business, Creating Work & Supporting Community

    This week, I talk to artist and entrepreneur Jamie Smith, founder of THRIVE! Jamie creates mixed media work that layers her memories of traveling, family stories, and lost places. She began her artistic career by completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria and later receiving her Bachelor of Arts Education from the University of British Columbia.
    Her work is heavily influenced by her years abroad in Latin America, living in the Middle East and backpacking around Eastern Europe. Jamie finally settled in Vancouver in 2012 to focus on her art practice.
    In 2014, She started an annual community art walk in Mount Pleasant called ROVE that connects locals with the artists around them. Later in 2015, Jamie founded THRIVE, a studio to support female artists. That first group of artists met on a monthly basis for six months and supported one another immensely. Jamie saw a huge need for women to support other women and for artists to choose community over competition. The monthly group meetings are now called THRIVE Mastermind and there are over 150 members in Vancouver and around the world.
    In this episode, we discuss her suggestions for artists who are looking to sell their work, expand their practice and her experience starting a business in the arts. Jamie is genuine and enthusiastic about bringing artists together and supporting them as they grow.
     
    RESOURCES:
    I Like Your Work Podcast
    Studio Planner
    Instagram
    Submit Work
    Online Exhibition-Drowned Neon Rose
    Observations on Applying to Juried Shows
     
    https://www.jamiesmithstudio.com/
    https://www.thriveartstudio.com/

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

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Susanna Coffey

Wow wow wow. Thank you for your podcast AND in particular the episode with Susanna Coffey.

Monica in CA ,

Feeds my creative gas tank every time!

A great podcast for any creative who is finding that life doesn’t offer enough time to make as much work as you want to make. Erica’s weekly podcasts feed my need to stay connected through the conversations unique to artists. They also keep me motivated to inch toward more studio time, especially in those moments when it’s just. so. hard. to do it all. I like your work” is a resource in every sense of the word. Thank YOU Erica!

Amazing community for artists! ,

Amazing community created by I Like Your Work

I recently learned of I Like Your Work podcast and it is my “go to” for encouragement and inspiration as an artist. Erika is an amazing artist who is just so incredibly generous in offering these podcasts as well as a host of wonderful studio tools and tips for artists on her ilikeyourworkpodcast website. She interviews a really wonderful mix of artists, curators, critics and writers, as well as a variety of innovative entrepreneurs. She also tackles a broad range of themes including feminism, motherhood and art making, work/life balance and the transition from art education to the real world. Erika is honest, kind, and really inspiring. Listen to these podcasts and be inspired!
Holly Wong
San Francisco

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