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The Artist Next Level with Sergio Gomez

Inspiring artists to take control of their art career. Hosted by Sergio Gomez, The Art NXT Level Podcasts features interviews with successful artists, art professionals, and provides practical advice to take your art career to the next level. Join us every week to get your dosage of inspiration and check out our resources at www.TheArtistNextLevel.com
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Nov 14, 2019

Have you ever collaborated with others in your art career? In this episode Sergio talks about dos and don'ts when thinking of collaborating with others and the reason why you may want to a add a collaboration to your 2020 calendar!

Oct 30, 2019

Emerging artists from around the world have similar concerns and struggles. In this episode, emerging artist from India Rakshit Bhatt asks me a number of questions to help emerging artist in his countries. However, the answers will help artists anywhere.

Oct 18, 2019

Timothy Widener is a recognized artist and teacher who shows his work world wide. The recipient of many awards including The Award of Excellence through the Society of Animal Artists as well as the National Society of Portrait Painters, his work is housed in many collections both public and private. He holds a Graduate degree in the History of Art from Michigan State University. 

Cheryl B. Widener is both a passionate artist and vocalist who has devoted much of her creative energy towards a greater self-awareness and spiritualism that is often depicted in her paintings and drawings. An ardent plein-air painter and figure artist, her work is widely displayed in both public and private collections. She is a graduate of Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. 

Member of American Impressionist Society, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and Detroit Society Of Women Painters and Sculptors.

Rachel Gluski is currently attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as a fine art student. She is now in her fourth year in the painting/drawing program and will graduate in 2020 with her BFA, Her main focus is in oil painting and works on paper with and interest in writing and philosophy.

“I use my art to understand how I connect to themes of my interest inclusive of protection, safety, gender and adventure, By using fictitious narratives to explore these themes I make a fantasy world and invite others to create a story.”

Oct 13, 2019

I just got back from CarrotCon 2019, a marketing conference in Chicago. During the conference I had the opportunity to sit down with two experts in Marketing. In this episode I share my conversation with Andrew Purdum of Unveil the Web. He is an expert in writing copy that converts. The second conversation is with Josue Peña of Online CEO. Josue is an Instagram Expert who has helped brands grow exponentially to the millions of followers and monetize their accounts.  You will love this episode!

Oct 3, 2019

As both a corporate leader and agency owner, Carrie Lannon has guided brands to exciting new levels of visibility in both entrepreneurial and multi-billion dollar corporate environments.

Carrie has presented to audiences from 10 to 2000 on the topics of marketing, branding and entrepreneurship.  She is an experienced on-camera spokesperson with broadcast experience on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank,” Crain’s Chicago Business online and numerous news and talk shows.

Today, Carrie shares her big brand and entrepreneurial experience to help others succeed by leveraging their brand’s potential.  She is passionate about art and culture and has worked with both solo artists and gallerists as well as larger organizations including the Chicago Artists Coalition, the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

To contact Carrie or learn more, visit: https://www.carrielannon.com/

Sep 26, 2019

In this episode I share a presentation of how I strategically think about art collectors based on my experience as an artist, curator and gallery owner. 

Sep 19, 2019

In this episode Sergio talks about turning a simple idea of challenging himself to paint small into a big promotion campaign that continues to bring new collectors to his work over and over again. In this episode you will hear how he launched it and reproduced it successfully every year since 2012.  Don't miss it and take notes. 

Sep 10, 2019

In this episode, Sergio Gomez chats with Tony Karman, President and Director of Expo Chicago. 

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, today announced the premier list of exhibitors for its eighth annual edition, September 19 – 22, 2019 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Ave). Marking another global edition, EXPO CHICAGO welcomes more than 135 leading galleries representing 24 countries and 68 cities from around the world. Countries represented at the 2019 exposition include: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

Sep 5, 2019

Do you want to connect with other artists, curators, gallerists or anyone else?  As you know, networking can be intimidating, difficult and honestly sometimes frustrating.  

Some people seem to have the magic wand to attract crowds while others have to work hard at it. In this episode, business expert Dale Miller shares amazing and practical strategies to connect with people both in person and online.

 

Aug 29, 2019

There is something very important to say about patience when it comes to growing an audience, selling art, getting opportunities and more. It seems like everyone wants fast results, quick wins and rise to success in no time.  However, growing in audience today is not easy. To get the results you want takes time. It is a long term game not a shortchanged one.  Maybe you have been struggling with that issue or maybe you see other succeeding and you wonder when it is going to be your turn. Well, this episode wil help you stay motivated for the long term. Enjoy!

Aug 22, 2019

Are having a hard time growing your engagement and audience on Instagram? Are you stuck or frustrated? Then check out this episode and learn seven powerful ways to start getting results.

Jul 2, 2019

Do you have an artist website? What makes a website attractive, functional and successful?  In today's episode Sergio shares light about the top features your artists website should have and the reasons behind that features. 

Jun 14, 2019

Marci Marsden is a Portland based artist. Her earliest creative expression was modern dance, but when diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at 19, she was forced to find  other outlets to explore her creative spirit. She spent time with working in clay, she co-designed furniture pieces along side her ex husband. She also designed and made one off fashion pieces using vintage fabric.

But it wasn’t until deep challenges that she came to painting. In the last several years her autoimmune disease began to have physical manifestation resulting in many surgeries and in turn limiting the use of her hands.  It can be challenging some days, to open jars or button her coat. But the one thing that it has not taken from her is her creativity. In a lot of ways it has actually brought her back to her art. No matter the limitations She have physically , her creativity remains in tact. And in a many ways it has been strengthened. Through these challenges and changing landscape that life is full of, It is the one constant thread.

Jun 5, 2019

Victoria Mitchell is a Canadian-based artists. In her early twenties creative projects included commission paintings, sketch design planning, and fashion illustration. Then in 1993 she shifted her focus to physical bodywork, which led to a 22 year career as a Registered Massage Therapist.

In recent years, and as a result of conversations with her ill father and the creation of a home art studio she returned to seriously pursing her passion in abstract/representational mixed media art. She began showing her paintings again in 2017 and she has not looked back since. 

May 31, 2019

Kelly Joy Ladd converts obstacles into opportunities through paper. Combining her admiration for understanding the universe and self, Ladd explores connections between space, time and our many roles within it.

May 22, 2019

In this episode Sergio shares a live broadcast recording where he explains 6 strategies to talk about your art with greater impact. 

May 2, 2019

Community Engagement in the Arts with Laura Sievert and Joi Cuartero of Quincy, IL.

Laura Sievert is Executive Director of Arts Quincy, America’s First Arts Council.

Joi Cuartero is Marketing & Communications director for Great River Economic Development Foundation

Mar 28, 2019

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It took almost a year for 36 states to ratify it into law. But on August 18, 1920, my foresisters woke up with the right to speak their voice into the policies and the people that steer this nation. Finally, they could vote.

Marilyn Artus is a visual artist based in Oklahoma, and her work explores the female experience and women’s issues. She has created shows that explore the suffragist era in the U.S., pays tribute to an assortment of women in U.S. history and continues to collide the many different stereotypes that women navigate through on a daily basis.

Mar 19, 2019

Imagine if the famous artists of the past had access to Instagram! In this week's episode of the Artist Next Level Podcast, I have the opportunity to chat with artist Laurence de Valmy. She is known for her paintings featuring Instagram posts from artists of historical significance.   

Laurence de Valmy is a French born artist, who lives and works in Philadelphia area. She studied art both in France and in the USA. At first, she pursued a career in business in parallel of her artwork and has been a full time artist since 2015. 

Her current work titledPOST series, depicts fictional Instagram Posts of the past of famous artists and invites us to reflect on the links between artists through times and the relationship between Art and social media today.​

The artist combines her knowledge in art history and her skills in painting to appropriate iconic artworks and share their stories. Each artwork, created with acrylic, is a clever juxtaposition of an original painting and an imagined conversation historically accurate yet humorous.

Mar 13, 2019

Phil Irish makes paintings that are both fierce and beautiful. He is known for cutting paintings into fragments, and installing those pieces to make architecturally scaled collages that engage your senses and your mind.

Ontario artist, Phil Irish, has taken some dramatic turns in his creative practice.  Very much a painter, he began to scale up his work to an immersive scale. Creating painterly collages that interact with architecture has opened up new opportunities and collaborations.  These shifts have also involved rethinking business aspects of his work, from venues to funding.  With the ecological and spiritual themes that underlie his work, artist residencies have also been a critical research opportunities - including the Banff Centre and on an arctic icebreaker.

Phil Irish holds degrees from York (MFA) and Guelph (BA). His work has been shown at public museums, artist-run-centres, and commercial galleries across Canada, and in touring group exhibitions in the USA.

Mar 5, 2019

Juan de Lascurain is an artist/designer from Mexico City. Six years ago while sitting at a table he picked up a black marker and a pen and did his first painting without realizing that it would change his life forever. A few days later a lady saw it and asked him if he was an artist.

He had never painted anything in his life, he spent his youth playing tennis and competing in triathlons around the world. Today, his commercial brand called Dream Big is being commerialized around the world and he continues to paint. He has participated in numerous biennals, solo exhibits and just started to get invited to paint murals in Colombia and France.

Some of his collaborations include companies like, Emaux de Longwy, Cultural department of Monterrey Mexico, Cultural department of Cali, Colombia, Museo Diego Rivera, Art Basel, Tuuci company and others.

Feb 26, 2019

In this episode, I share my guest appearance with Luis Martin, host of Studio Confessions Podcast. We talked about joy, happiness, family and hustle in the life of the artist. Take a listen and share with your friends.

Feb 13, 2019

What does it take to be an artist? Adaptation may be a good word. In this episode, Sergio and Chicago-based Jaime Foster talk about life, pets, family and the hustle life of an artist. Jaime shares her story and  figuring out how to combine passions with the causes we care about.

Feb 5, 2019

FUSEDChicago is an organization of Midwest artists who share an interest in the medium of encaustic. A method of making art using pigmented wax fused to a surface by heat. their mission is to advance public awareness of encaustic art through workshops and thematic exhibitions, and to create professional opportunities for networking and learning exchanges for their members.

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