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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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Feb 19, 2020

Jennifer Pazienza has an extensive record in academia. She earned a Master’s and PhD in Art Education at The Pennsylvania State University She is now retired from teaching but busier than ever running her art career.
Jennifer creates paintings that are visually poetic, contemplative and invite us to enter a quiet space of contemplation.
She is originally from New Jersey from an Italian-American family.
For the last 25 years she has resided on New Brunswick, Canada where she lives with husband their their dog.  Her extensive exhibition record includes shows in Canada and the US. Her work is held in Public, Private and Corporate Collections in Canada, the United States and Italy.

Follow her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferpazienza/

Feb 6, 2020

LUIS A. SAHAGUN: BOTH EAGLE AND SERPENT OPENS OPENS ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020, WITH A RECEPTION FROM 2-4 PM AND IS ON VIEW THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 26.


CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER  78 E WASHINGTON ST, CHICAGO, IL 60602

 

LUIS SAHAGUN (b. 1982, Guadalajara, Mexico) is a multi-disciplinary artist transforming art into a mystical instrument that bestows a pre-columbian spiritual connection in order to heal wounds of conquest, colonization, and capitalism.  Like DNA strings of mestizaje, his practice metaphorically represent contradiction- indian/conqueror, violence/unity, and ancient/contemporary.  His work embodies a visual language of cultural resistance that counters the traditional white, male, heterosexual art historical canon. Sahagun has exhibited at venues including the MCA, Chicago, IL; Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM; The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL; the International Exposition of Contemporary Art (expo) Chicago, IL; amongst many others.  Additionally, his work has been covered in publications such as: ArtForum, ChicagoMag, NewCity Magazine, MundoFOX, New American Paintings and the Chicago Tribune. He is currently an Artist-in-Residence/Visiting Professor for Critical Race Studies Program in Michigan State University.

Jan 29, 2020

Sam P. Israel is a prominent New York trial and appellate attorney with a highly distinctive commercial litigation practice. He is the founder of Sam P. Israel, P.C., a select five lawyer boutique litigation practice headquartered in New York City’s financial district. Mr. Israel’s practice covers a wide range of subjects, including art, intellectual property, corporate and contractual disputes, securities, employment, insolvency and restructuring litigation, and corporate and transactional matters; in industries of equal diversity, including investment, financial and hedge fund concerns, real property, restaurant services, arts and photography, and alternative energy. His clients span modest to multi-national corporations, to prominent artists and filmmakers, among them Ramius LLC, Arena Investors, LP / Lantern Endowment Partners, North Mill Capital Investors, LLC, and Dr. William Fung (managing director of PI Asset Management.)

Among his recent victories in art cases, Mr. Israel secured a multi-million dollar award against a major New York art gallery, winning on claims for contractual breach, conversion, and breaches of fiduciary duties.

Mr. Israel is knowledgeable in art law, handling cases including claims of conversion, issues of authentication, and other contractual matters specific to the acquisition, retention, sale and disposition of fine art with success. Mr. Israel has considerable experience in litigating the fairness and legitimacy of sales based upon the state of domestic and international art markets and circumstances surrounding the particular transactions in question. The scope of Mr. Israel’s representation history is broad and he regularly serves as counsel in art-related cases in the copyright, fiduciary, commercial, and estate-administration contexts. Among his clients are individual artists and their estates, investors, hedge funds, art dealers, experts, and collectors.

Beyond litigation, Mr. Israel regularly advises clients on their legal rights and liabilities in the art market. Mr. Israel knows that purchasing and selling fine art often raises questions of title, authenticity, and liability, as well as the form and substance of the written agreements governing transactions in fine art. Propelled by a history of litigation involving art law, Mr. Israel advises clients on a wide range of issues that may arise in the 21st Century art market

Website: https://spi-pc.com/

Jan 22, 2020

In this episode Sergio Gomez discusses the artist & gallery relationship in a practical and relaxed way. Sergio looks at how this relationship has evolved over the years and what to do to ensure a good relationship with the galleries you work with.

Jan 14, 2020

In this episode, I share important sales strategies tested in 2019 as well as important shifts for 2020 that you need to keep in mind if you are planning to make bigger and better sales this year. these strategies will help you look ahead as you realize what things you may need to prepare for.

Jan 8, 2020

Aneta Ten is a self taught Bulgarian artist, born in culture rich Burgas, Bulgaria. Surrounded by Burgas Lakes and located at the weseternmost point of the Black Sea. Early in childhood she and her family moved to Sliven, Bulgaria, at the foot of the famous blue stone mountains and it's natural park. In 1998, after graduating from The English Academy, she decided to travel the world, staying true to her adventurous nature. In the 2010, she moves to London, UK where she has lived and worked ever since; A mother, a teacher by day, Uni Student and an Artist by heart! 

Instagram: @dreamartapartment

Dec 31, 2019

Are you ready for 2020? Here are ten ideas you need to take some time to think about to take your art career to the next level. Find out more information at http://www.theartistnextlevel.com/2020

Dec 13, 2019

Sculpture and Sculptors at Red Rag
Artist: Ian EDWARDS

Ian Edwards was born in 1974. At the age of 16 he commenced a five year apprenticeship specialising in ornamental woodcarving. During his training Ian's love for the form and movement of both humans and animals developed.

Today Ian Edwards produces sculptures with a rare sensitivity. His keen observational skills are sucessfully applied in creating bronze sculptures of animals, birds and human forms. Ian's sculptures are very textural with a strong sense of life and movement. This coupled with fine patination techniques make Edwards sculptures highly sought after.

Ian Edwards sculptures have been exhibited wideley throughout the world.

Nov 27, 2019

Hey, let me share with you my current top 5 apps I use to manage my social media for my artist brand, art academy and art gallery. I will tell you what they do and why I love them. If you are serious about mastering social media, this episode is for you!

Nov 19, 2019

Rebecca Wilson is Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. She was formerly a Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London, where she was instrumental in the launch of the gallery's online presence. In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for art students which identifies and supports the most exciting emerging artists in the UK. Prior to joining the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca worked for 14 years in book and art magazine publishing: she was editor of ArtReview, and before that deputy editor of Modern Painters. She has nearly 2 decades of experience working with emerging artists.

https://www.saatchiart.com/
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.

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