19 episodes

Independent artists who represent their work at art festival events are a unique and inspired group. We often endure great risk in the pursuit of following our dreams. The connections we form on the road and the experiences shared make for a truly rewarding life. The Independent Artist Podcast is where we connect with our tribe. We explore topics to share our struggles and to celebrate our successes. These are the conversations we have before the show opens or afterward at the bar. We talk with artists and show directors who share their remarkable stories. Whether it is to inform or to entertain, we strive to shine a spotlight on this amazing community of professional artists. We invite you to tune in. Bring us along on your drive to a show or as you create your next masterpiece in the studio.

The Independent Artist Podcast Douglas Sigwarth/ Will Armstrong

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Independent artists who represent their work at art festival events are a unique and inspired group. We often endure great risk in the pursuit of following our dreams. The connections we form on the road and the experiences shared make for a truly rewarding life. The Independent Artist Podcast is where we connect with our tribe. We explore topics to share our struggles and to celebrate our successes. These are the conversations we have before the show opens or afterward at the bar. We talk with artists and show directors who share their remarkable stories. Whether it is to inform or to entertain, we strive to shine a spotlight on this amazing community of professional artists. We invite you to tune in. Bring us along on your drive to a show or as you create your next masterpiece in the studio.

    Striving to be Better/ Michael Schwegmann

    Striving to be Better/ Michael Schwegmann

    Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. Douglas and Will talk about show rollovers, NAIA survey, and getting started at art fairs.

    Will interviews ceramic sculptor,  Michael Schwegmann https://www.schwegmannstudios.com/. Michael describes his process of shifting his body of work from high-end functional craft to representational sculpture and his discovery of the meaning behind his work.

    Resources referenced in the episode.
    Larry Berman photography- https://bermangraphics.com/digital-jury-resources/jury-slide-photography.htm FB groups: Art Fair Review https://www.facebook.com/groups/artfairreview, Jury Image Evaluation https://www.facebook.com/groups/Juryimageevaluation

    Douglas and Will are self-funding this podcast. If you like what we do and would like to financially support the podcast to offset its costs you may gift The Independent Artist Podcast using VENMO/ username @independentartistpodcast or through PAYPAL.ME by clicking on this link https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US

    Email us at independentartistpodcast@gmail.com with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries.
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    This podcast is sponsored by The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). Please become a member http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/


    Please consider donating to the NAIA to financially support the advocacies it fosters.  https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=CzCNyPb_yZ9kt4XilWU7ioSBTWbzQKcUx_xWrYDdwzfbyI3nXM0uZ0g7QMwWY_V8YSv9W3XEXLxD2wE3

    Also sponsored by ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org, the digital application service where artists and art shows connect.
    Music  by Oliver Lear
    Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com
    https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3XFg

    This Podcast is owned and produced by Douglas Sigwarth and Will Armstrong. The co-hosts are on the Board of Directors of the NAIA and encourage membership to this valuable organization.  The NA
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Going Big/ Eric Lee

    Going Big/ Eric Lee

    Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. Douglas and Will give their personal reviews from Art in the Pearl, Cherry Creek, and The St. Louis Art Fair.

    Douglas interviews painter Eric Lee, https://www.presteau.com/ Eric's background before becoming an independent artist is in architecture. This industry taught him to think big and innovate. Eric back paints on glass panels as wall art and as functional pieces like tables and door fronts. Eric shares his artistic journey as well as his business sense and his career-building strategies.

    Douglas and Will are self-funding this podcast. If you like what we do and would like to financially support the podcast to offset its costs you may gift The Independent Artist Podcast using VENMO/ username @independentartistpodcast or through PAYPAL.ME by clicking on this link https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US

    Email us at independentartistpodcast@gmail.com with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries.
    Podcast on Facebook
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    Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html


    Sign up for our mailing list for updates and free promotions. Add your name and receive a free Independent Artist Podcast bumper sticker. http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b


    This podcast is sponsored by The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). Please become a member http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/


    Please consider donating to the NAIA to financially support the advocacies it fosters.  https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=CzCNyPb_yZ9kt4XilWU7ioSBTWbzQKcUx_xWrYDdwzfbyI3nXM0uZ0g7QMwWY_V8YSv9W3XEXLxD2wE3

    Also sponsored by ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org, the digital application service where artists and art shows connect.
    Music  by Oliver Lear
    Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com
    https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3XFg

    This Podcast is owned and produced by Douglas Sigwarth and Will Armstrong. The co-hosts are on the Board of Directors of the NAIA and encourage membership to this valuable organization.  The NAIA is a founding sponsor of the podcast and holds no authority over the creation of the content of the episodes.
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US)
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US)

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Jeweler's Perspective/ Debra Adelson

    The Jeweler's Perspective/ Debra Adelson

    Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. Douglas and Will jump into a discussion about a packed September run of shows, finishing studio artwork, and studio equipment repairs.

    Will interviews jeweler Debra Adelson https://debraadelsonjewelry.com/ They discuss the unique challenges that jewelers experience on the road at art festivals. Debra also describes her training at The Tyler School of Art, as well as, her process and point of view that directs the evolution of her work.

    Douglas and Will are self-funding this podcast. If you like what we do and would like to financially support the podcast to offset its costs you may gift The Independent Artist Podcast using VENMO/ username @independentartistpodcast or through PAYPAL.ME by clicking on this link https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US

    Email us at independentartistpodcast@gmail.com with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries.
    Podcast on Facebook
    Please join the conversation. Tell us what you think on Facebook. And share the conversations you'd like to hear. https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast


    Follow us on Instagram
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    Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html


    Sign up for our mailing list for updates and free promotions. Add your name and receive a free Independent Artist Podcast bumper sticker. http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b


    This podcast is sponsored by The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). Please become a member http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/


    Please consider donating to the NAIA to financially support the advocacies it fosters.  https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=CzCNyPb_yZ9kt4XilWU7ioSBTWbzQKcUx_xWrYDdwzfbyI3nXM0uZ0g7QMwWY_V8YSv9W3XEXLxD2wE3

    Also sponsored by ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org, the digital application service where artists and art shows connect.
    Music, sound engineering, and mastering of the podcast by Oliver Lear
    Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com
    https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3XFg

    This Podcast is owned and produced by Douglas Sigwarth and Will Armstrong. The co-hosts are on the Board of Directors of the NAIA and encourage membership to this valuable organization.  The NAIA is a founding sponsor of the podcast and holds no authority over the creation of the content of the episodes.
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US)
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    If It's Easy, I'm Usually Not That Interested/ Amber Marshall

    If It's Easy, I'm Usually Not That Interested/ Amber Marshall

    Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. Douglas and Will discuss the assumed risks involved in being an Independent Artist as it relates to cross-country travel, financial liabilities, and COVID risks.

    Douglas chats with fellow glassblower Amber Marshall https://ambermarshallglass.square.site/. Amber shares her life experiences and her connection to working with blown glass. Amber reveals how she maintains her unique artistic vision and individual body of work while working in partnership with glassblower and life partner, Mike Hayes https://michaelhayesglass.square.site/.

    Douglas and Will are self-funding this podcast. If you like what we do and would like to financially support the podcast to offset its costs you may gift The Independent Artist Podcast using VENMO/ username @independentartistpodcast or through PAYPAL.ME by clicking on this link https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US

    Email us at independentartistpodcast@gmail.com with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries.
    Podcast on Facebook
    Please join the conversation. Tell us what you think on Facebook. And share the conversations you'd like to hear. https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast


    Follow us on Instagram
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    Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html


    Sign up for our mailing list for updates and free promotions. Add your name and receive a free Independent Artist Podcast bumper sticker. http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b


    This podcast is sponsored by The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). Please become a member http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/


    Please consider donating to the NAIA to financially support the advocacies it fosters.  https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=CzCNyPb_yZ9kt4XilWU7ioSBTWbzQKcUx_xWrYDdwzfbyI3nXM0uZ0g7QMwWY_V8YSv9W3XEXLxD2wE3

    Also sponsored by ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org, the digital application service where artists and art shows connect.
    Music, sound engineering, and mastering of the podcast by Oliver Lear
    Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com
    https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3XFg

    This Podcast is owned and produced by Douglas Sigwarth and Will Armstrong. The co-hosts are on the Board of Directors of the NAIA and encourage membership to this valuable organization.  The NAIA is a founding sponsor of the podcast and holds no authority over the creation of the content of the episodes.

    Support the show (https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US)

    • 1 hr 34 min
    A Look Through the Window/ William Kwamena-Poh

    A Look Through the Window/ William Kwamena-Poh

    Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. This week's preamble discussion includes topics around travel trailers, van campers, and breakthrough COVID infections.

    Will chats with watercolor painter William Kwamena-Poh https://www.williamkfineart.net/. William shares his experiences of immigrating to the US from Ghana as a young man, building his career as a professional artist, and how he adapts to the challenges of race in America.

    Douglas and Will are self-funding this podcast. If you like what we do and would like to financially support the podcast to offset its costs you may gift The Independent Artist Podcast using VENMO/ username @independentartistpodcast or through PAYPAL.ME by clicking on this link https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US

    Email us at independentartistpodcast@gmail.com with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries.
    Podcast on Facebook
    Please join the conversation. Tell us what you think on Facebook. And share the conversations you'd like to hear. https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast


    Follow us on Instagram
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    Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html


    Sign up for our mailing list for updates and free promotions. Add your name and receive a free Independent Artist Podcast bumper sticker. http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b


    This podcast is sponsored by The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). Please become a member http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/


    Please consider donating to the NAIA to financially support the advocacies it fosters.  https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=CzCNyPb_yZ9kt4XilWU7ioSBTWbzQKcUx_xWrYDdwzfbyI3nXM0uZ0g7QMwWY_V8YSv9W3XEXLxD2wE3

    Also sponsored by ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org, the digital application service where artists and art shows connect.
    Music, sound engineering, and mastering of the podcast by Oliver Lear
    Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com
    https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3XFg

    This Podcast is owned and produced by Douglas Sigwarth and Will Armstrong. The co-hosts are on the Board of Directors of the NAIA and encourage membership to this valuable organization.  The NAIA is a founding sponsor of the podcast and holds no authority over the creation of the content of the episodes.
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US)
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US)

    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Art Fair Fixer/ Cindy Lerick

    The Art Fair Fixer/ Cindy Lerick

    Join co-hosts Douglas Sigwarth https://www.sigwarthglass.com/ and Will Armstrong http://www.willarmstrongart.com/ as they discuss topics that affect the lives and livelihood of art show artists. This week's preamble discussion includes a report on Ann Arbor, selling in the rain, show junkies, and making choices that seem counterintuitive.

    Douglas chats with the President of The Art of Events LLC, Cindy Lerick. Cindy is a member of the Board of Directors for NAIA (National Association of Independent Artists) and the former Executive Director for many top art shows including the Uptown Art Fair, The St. Louis Art Fair, and The Sausalito Arts Festival.  Cindy has a history of turning around struggling events. In this episode, she shares experiences throughout her impressive career, revealing her successes, as well as her struggles.

    Douglas and Will are self-funding this podcast. If you like what we do and would like to financially support the podcast to offset its costs you may gift The Independent Artist Podcast using VENMO/ username @independentartistpodcast or through PAYPAL.ME by clicking on this link https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US

    Email us at independentartistpodcast@gmail.com with conversation topics, your feedback, or sponsorship inquiries.
    Podcast on Facebook
    Please join the conversation. Tell us what you think on Facebook. And share the conversations you'd like to hear. https://www.facebook.com/independentartistpodcast


    Follow us on Instagram
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    Website https://www.sigwarthglass.com/independentartistpodcast.html


    Sign up for our mailing list for updates and free promotions. Add your name and receive a free Independent Artist Podcast bumper sticker. http://eepurl.com/hwQn7b


    This podcast is sponsored by The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA). Please become a member http://www.naiaartists.org/membership-account/membership-levels/


    Please consider donating to the NAIA to financially support the advocacies it fosters.  https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=CzCNyPb_yZ9kt4XilWU7ioSBTWbzQKcUx_xWrYDdwzfbyI3nXM0uZ0g7QMwWY_V8YSv9W3XEXLxD2wE3

    Also sponsored by ZAPPlication https://www.zapplication.org, the digital application service where artists and art shows connect.
    Music, sound engineering, and mastering of the podcast by Oliver Lear
    Business inquiries at theoliverlear@gmail.com
    https://soundcloud.com/oliverlear
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yAPYzkmK4ZmdbWFLUhRNo?si=i6Y8Uc36QZWIDKIQfT3XFg

    This Podcast is owned and produced by Douglas Sigwarth and Will Armstrong. The co-hosts are on the Board of Directors of the NAIA and encourage membership to this valuable organization.  The NAIA is a founding sponsor of the podcast and holds no authority over the creation of the content of the episodes.
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/independentartistpod?locale.x=en_US)

    • 1 hr 30 min

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