Smart Art Business is a podcast by Rachel Wilkins to help visual artists and creative entrepreneurs grow and sustain a successful art business. Featuring tangible advice and inspiring interviews with artists and industry experts, you will learn how to brand, market, and sell your art, the smart way.
From Devastation To Inspiration with Maryanne Chisholm
In this episode, Rachel Wilkins has a tear-jerking, painful conversation with Maryanne Chisholm as she shares about her mental health and her prison experience where she served time for crimes committed by another individual. She speaks on her healing process and how art helped her through the toughest days and is still her source of peace as she makes her mark in the NFT and web three world. Her story is that of betrayal of people and loss of trust in the system as much as it is about strength, resilience, determination and overcoming obstacles.
Breaking Into The NFT Space with Toni Payne
In this episode Rachel Wilkins has a conversation with Toni Payne, the founder of The Champayner Social Club, a Still Life Photographer and Spoken Word Poet about the challenges associated with fulfilling clients’ visions as an artist. They also touch on the subject of dealing with how society frowns on art as a career and the ability to combine creativity with AI and Blockchain. In closing they talk about the fundamentally important parts of creatives and respecting their work, and how NFT’s, Web3 and the meta verse tie it all together.
Healing Through Art With Ashley Delonas
In this episode Rachel Wilkins, our host, speaks with Ashley Delonas, a multimedia artist who took art matters into her own hands to change her destiny and found healing through art. Ashley embraces the analogy and symbolism of the medium of your choice and associated risk and uses her art as a form of healing from trauma and abuse. She shares certain turning points in her life as an artist that allowed her to work past her limiting beliefs and give herself permission to create more! There is a major difference between having an art teacher and a coach and she breaks this down and how it helped her grow her business as an artist. Ashley shares tips on how to quit sharing your dream with small minded people so you can grow.
NEGATIVE GALLERY EXPERIENCES WITH VARIOUS ARTISTS
In this episode, we decided to reach out to some of the artists we work with and get first hand information of negative experiences they have had with galleries. Some talk about what they wish they knew before interacting with the galleries, tips on what to look out for, their biggest takeaways from the experiences and the importance of insuring one's artwork, regardless of who is in possession. Finally, the topic on pricing art and why you should be confident to name the price for your work comes up.
How To Sell More Art With Rachel Wilkins
In this episode, our host, Rachel Wilkins talks about the best places to sell different art work, how to build your client avatar and locating the platforms they hang out at so you can connect. Finally, she shares her top 5 tips on how to optimize your Instagram account to sell more art online.
Mindset Versus Money With Rachel Wilkins
In this episode, our host Rachel Wilkins takes artists to task on the subject on money and mindset. The big question is, what is stopping you from making progress towards what you have set to achieve? She highlights how she came about the word she chose for the year and how she will use it as a compass throughout 2022. She emphasizes on the need to check the company one keeps and encourages artists to have an abundance mentality and take action.
Changed my whole perspective on the art scene and on myself. She’s a great host, and I am so grateful I happened to find this podcast!
I used to really like this podcast and earlier episodes are great, but recently the host has gotten into NFTs and pushing them as the future of art. Her first guest NFT “artist” confessed to gaming the system to trick people into buying his art, inflating the perceived value. I can’t continue listening to business advice from someone who supports this latest digital con.
Lots of value !
Especially enjoyed the inspiring interviews and look forward to listening to more
@schulmanArt host of The Inspiration Place podcast