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Looking for art career inspiration and ideas while you’re working in the studio or schlepping your art across the country? Alyson Stanfield helps you be a more productive artist, a more empowered artist, and a more successful artist.
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Now displaying: June, 2020

Looking for art career inspiration and ideas while you’re working in the studio or schlepping your art across the country? Alyson Stanfield helps you be a more productive artist, a more empowered artist, and a more successful artist. https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts/

Jun 25, 2020
One of the first steps an artist makes when turning professional is to decide on an art business name, and many new artists make this more complicated than it should be.

Allow me to bottom line this entire podcast episode: If you are a fine artist, your first choice is to always use your given name for marketing your original art.

I understand it isn't always this easy. There are sometimes reasons for not using your own name, including, as I've learned, reasons of physical and emotional safety.

Setting those very real concerns aside, the most frequent arguments against using given names for an art business are the following.

  • My name is too common / Someone else already owns the URL with my name [And she’s a porno star!]
  • My name is too hard to spell
  • I sign my name as X on my paintings, but I want to be known as Y

I consider these objections one by one and give you tips for overcoming them in this episode of the Art Biz Podcast.


This episode is sponsored my signature business-building program for artists, the Art Career Success System.

All of the lessons you learn in the Art Career Success System are tasks you will address repeatedly throughout your art business and career—like rewriting your artist statement, submitting exhibition proposals, developing content, and nurturing your connections.

In the ACSS you will build a strong foundation that will last throughout your career.

Please join our community of ambitious artists. See http://artcareersuccesssystem.com


Music for the podcast is by Wildermiss: Wildermiss.com

Read the show notes, see photos, and leave a comment at https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts (episode 56).

Follow me on Instagram @AlysonStanfield

Facebook @ArtBizSuccess

#ArtBizSuccess

If you have enjoyed this or other podcasts, I would so appreciate it if you would leave a rating and comment on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps!

Jun 18, 2020
Sandra was born in Mexico City and received her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1995. She uses lines, marks, patterns, and textures to speak metaphorically and poetically of things that make no reference to the physical world. Her art constructs a sensual surface that weaves a path between process and narrative, mark and meaning, intention and abstraction.

When Covid-19 struck, Sandra wanted to make a difference. She started a twice-weekly Instagram Live program, Tap Into Your Creativity.

On it, Sandra interviews artists at home in their studios—hoping to inspire and to be a light amid all the darkness. The artists, in turn, agree to donate a 10"x10" painting to be auctioned to benefit Feeding America.

On this episode of the Art Biz Podcast, Alyson talks with Sandra about how she makes it happen.

See Sandra's art: https://sandrafeleart.com.

Follow her on Instagram and watch her show there: https://instagram.com/sandrafeleart.

Follow #armyofartists


This episode is sponsored my signature business-building program for artists, the Art Career Success System.

All of the lessons you learn in the Art Career Success System are tasks you will address repeatedly throughout your art business and career—like rewriting your artist statement, submitting exhibition proposals, developing content, and nurturing your connections.

In the ACSS you will build a strong foundation that will last throughout your career.

Please join our community of ambitious artists. See http://artcareersuccesssystem.com


Music for the podcast is by Wildermiss: Wildermiss.com.

Read the show notes, see photos, and leave a comment at https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts (episode 55).


Follow me on Instagram @AlysonStanfield

Facebook @ArtBizSuccess

#ArtBizSuccess

If you have enjoyed this or other podcasts, I would so appreciate it if you would leave a rating and comment on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps!

Jun 15, 2020
This is a special episode of the Art Biz Podcast, which features my recent comments about #BlackLivesMatter on social media and to my students and subscribers.

I don’t know where I’ll be going from here, but, as I said, I won’t be silent. And, what I know is that I’m not the person you should be listening to about this topic. However, I am the person who is happy to ask questions of those you should be listening to.

That said … I’m looking for new voices who would like to speak up on this podcast. I’d love to share this platform with you. Not just in this moment, but at any point in the future. You'll find my contact info below.


This episode is sponsored my signature business-building program, the Art Career Success System, a program I have perfected for more than 17 years working with artists.

All of the lessons you learn in the Art Career Success System are tasks you will do over and over again throughout your art business and career. That’s why it’s a SYSTEM.

In the ACSS you will build a strong foundation using my video and audio lessons, worksheets, and transcripts. And you will be part of a community of artists who are forward-thinking and forward-moving.

Join us now and grow your art business. See http://artcareersuccesssystem.com.


Read a complete transcript of this special episode, see featured artists, and leave a comment at https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts (episode 54).

Follow me on Instagram @AlysonStanfield

Facebook @ArtBizSuccess

#ArtBizSuccess

If you have enjoyed this or other podcasts, I would so appreciate it if you would leave a rating and comment on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps!

Jun 11, 2020
Born in California, raised in Mexico City, Carmen Mariscal had been living in Paris for many years when our paths crossed. She's been sheltering in place with her family in the north of France during Covid, but will soon be returning to London, where they resettled a couple of years ago.

I've watched Carmen's career soar as she devoted herself to serious projects and exhibitions. Along the way, it's been my pleasure to guide her when she needs it.

Carmen has been working on Chez Nous, a large installation for a number of years, which was to be installed in March of 2020 near the high-trafficked area of the Louvre in Paris. It happened just in the nick of time—hours before shelter in place orders were given for France. But she couldn't have predicted what would happen next.

I had to share this story with you. It speaks to the power of art and the fact that you, once you put your art out into the world, have no control over how it's perceived—over what it comes to mean to others.

Please enjoy my conversation with Carmen Mariscal.

See Carmen's art: https://www.carmenmariscal.com/en/work

Read about Chez Nous: http://cheznousproject.com

Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/car_mariscal/


"I think of you frequently when painting and thank my lucky stars that I worked my way through the Art Carer Success System and went from a sad, insecure artist who could not get into a group show to a confident one who is is invited to be in group and solo shows and even museum shows." - Susan McLaughlin

I can’t begin to tell you how much it means for me to read messages like this one from Susan. THIS is why I keep doing the work that I do after all of this time! So that I can be around long enough to see artists transform their work and their lives. To see them gain confidence in their purpose.

I’d love to work with you, too, in my Art Career Success System. This business training program is designed for serious artists who want to present themselves in the most professional light. It’s all on demand and you can begin immediately.

See http://artcareersuccesssystem.com


Music for the podcast is by Wildermiss: Wildermiss.com

Read the show notes, see photos, and leave a comment at https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts (episode 53).


Follow me on Instagram @AlysonStanfield

Facebook @ArtBizSuccess

#ArtBizSuccess

If you have enjoyed this or other podcasts, I would so appreciate it if you would leave a rating and comment on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps!

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