197 Aquashella Follow-Up

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 8, 2019

 

Topic: Aquashella Follow-Up

 

Points of Interest:

We heard from Lisa about her preparation for the Aquashella show in episodes 194 and 195. Today, Lisa is sharing a recap of her experience: the reason she lost money, what she’ll change for the future, and why she’s still counting it a big win!

 

 

Links Referenced:

Tidal Gardens

Simply Betta

Giclee Today

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

Stay sharp!

195 Aquashella Part 2

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 25, 2019

 

Topic: Aquashella (Part 2)

 

Points of Interest:

Lisa is prepping for an upcoming show at the Aquashella Festival! She and John discuss the details of the collaboration and what’s involved in participating in a festival like this as an artist.

 

Links Referenced:

SA Podcast Episode: Art Shows & Target Markets

Aquashella Website

Vistaprint

 

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

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Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

Stay sharp!

194 Aquashella Part 1

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 18, 2019

 

Topic: Aquashella

 

Points of Interest:

Lisa is prepping for an upcoming show at the Aquashella Festival! She and John discuss the details of the collaboration and what’s involved in participating in a festival like this as an artist. Tune in next week for Part 2 of the convo!

 

Links Referenced:

SA Podcast Episode: Art Shows & Target Markets

Aquashella Website

Vistaprint

 

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

Looking for past episodes? The “Techniques” CD is a curated edition of some of our earlier shows. Click here to learn more!

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

Stay sharp!

188 Art Shows and Target Markets

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: February 4, 2019

 

Topic: Art Shows and Target Markets

 

Points of Interest:

Interested in entering art shows? John and Lisa have packed this episode with tips to make the experience as positive (and lucrative!) as possible. From business cards to booth layouts, professional branding and conversation skills, you’ll be able to enter your next show with confidence!

 

Links Referenced:

Vistaprint

 

 

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

Stay sharp!

155 Entering Art Shows

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 7, 2018

 

Topic: Entering Art Shows

 

Points of Interest:

Many people associate success as an artist with winning competitions. While art shows can be fun and motivational, they also have the potential to be discouraging. John and Lisa share their take on entering art shows, and offer a few tips on making the most of your experience: know your goal in entering the show, research the judges’ preferences, read the rules very carefully, set up reminders to keep yourself on track, and research the host gallery.

 

Links Referenced

Google Calendar

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

Stay sharp!

074 Art Shows and Fairs

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: October 17, 2016

 Topic: Art Shows and Fairs

 Points of Interest:

Have you ever considered entering an art show or fair? You’ll want to hear John and Lisa’s tips for having the best experience. This episode covers all the bases: setup guidelines, tips on customer interaction, the importance of marketing materials, travel/storage tips for your art, the pros and cons of a live demonstration, and more!

 Links Referenced:

Print your own business cards:

www.moo.com

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Stay sharp!

060 Is All Art Promotion Equal

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 10, 2016

Topic: Is All Art Promotion Equal?

Points of Interest:

If you're an artist who is interested in promoting your artwork, you're likely wondering if all promotion is created equal. John and Lisa discuss the pros and cons of several popular promotional methods, including social media, art shows, publications, and more.

Links Referenced:

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

Stay sharp!

051 Getting Started In Art After A Long Break

Topic: Returning to Art After a Long Break

Points of Interest: Returning to art after a long hiatus can be overwhelming. John and Lisa share a few quick tips for a smoother transition:

  • How and why to pace yourself

  • What kinds of subjects you should start with

  • Why it’s important not to be critical of your current work

If YOU have tips to share, hop on over to the Colored Pencil Podcast page on Facebook and give us your best advice!

Links Referenced:
Submit Your Question Here

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com.

Stay sharp!

001 Entering Competitions

John and Lisa are talking about competitions and contests and how and why to enter them.

Should you enter contests?  What are the reasons for entering and how do you plan and prepare for entering shows?

Are there differences in entering a colored pencil art show versus those with a more traditional media?

Should an artist enter a competition or juried show?

How do you plan and prepare for the contest?  

What considerations should you be aware of?  

What is it actually going to cost me?

What is the role of the Juror?

The CPSA offers probably the most respected colored pencil shows.

Links and websites mentioned in the podcast:

SharpenedArtist.com blog

www.artistsnetwork.com/drawing-magazine

www.cpsa.org

www.callforentry.org

www.sunshineartist.com/shows

www.zapplication.org

www.coloredpencilmag.com

www.annkullberg.com