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candy colored episode #44: podcast anniversary! - things i've learned, favorite episodes, & what to expect in season 2

candy colored studio podcast of artist katrina berg, podcast anniversary
it's the first anniversary of the candy colored studio! i'm thrilled to say that this experiement has been a worthwhile & joy-filled journey that i'm looking forward to continue each week with you! this episode i'll share things i've learned from podcasting this year, some of my favorite episodes, and things you can expect in the coming year. check the show notes for the links to the mentioned episodes.

candy colored studio podcast #42: 7 ways for artists to grow an email list

candy colored studio podcast #42: 7 ways for artists to grow an email list
Email marketing for artists can be so very overwhelming! Sending regular emails is the perfect way to continue to connect with our collectors and those who want to learn more about our work. We need a list. But where to start and how to continue to grow this list? In this episode I’ll share 7 ways you can start or grow your email list. 

candy colored studio podcast episode #41 - laura erekson: making art is a family affair, collaborating with artists & curating the certain women art show

candy colored studio podcast episode #41 - laura erekson: making art is a family affair, collaborating with artists & curating the certain women art show
Being a mother of 3 small children including a brand new baby...Laura Erekson has found inspiration, and new life to her work. Learn how she includes her family in everything she creates...how it becomes their artwork...how the work is elevated because she let's go and allows it to become as she allows her children to create. 
Hear about her latest projects, series, and pieces in the Certain Women Art Show that she co-curated this year. The collaboration piece is such a treasure and her invividual piece in gold...the first gold one she's done. Oh it's wonderful. 
Oh Laura you are wonderful and we are definitely adding video and or music next time...you are just too much fun!

candy colored studio podcast episode #40 - mary brickey: committing to failure, reaching balance by being out of balance, and curating the certain women art show

candy colored studio podcast episode #40 - mary brickey: committing to failure, reaching balance by being out of balance, and curating the certain women art show
Meet Mary Brickey: mother artist of 6 creative humans. Mary is one of 3 curators in this year's Certain Women Art Show at Anthony's Fine Art in Salt Lake, sponsored by the Zions Art Society. 
In the episode she shares about her artist journey, making art with her brother Joseph Brickey...including murals for the Rome Temple...creating her first stained-glass piece for the show and the meaning behind this exquisite piece.  I love Mary's heart. She shares her thoughts and beliefs so easily, this is a treasure of an episode. Enjoy!

candy colored studio podcast episode #39 - nicole woodbury: connecting math, science, music & nature with art, and curating the certain women art show

candy colored studio podcast episode #39 - nicole woodbury: connecting math, science, music & nature with art, and curating the certain women art show
It's amazing what can happen all because of a semester abroad! For Nicole Woodbury, she discovered her love of sculpture, and found some lifelong friends in the process. Together they curated the first "Certain Women" art show last year. A second year, a second group of artist curators joined Nicole...another beautiful & thoughtful show. Listen and learn more about Nicole -- her artist journey...the contribution math, science, nature & music all have on her work...the things she gives up to pursue her passion (spoiler: naps may have been mentioned). She gives advice to anyone wanting to curate a show, describes her exqusite piece, its meaning, and shares some of her favorite pieces within this year's exhibit. 

candy colored studio podcast episode #37 - crystal despain: learning in all the places and being supported by all the loved ones

candy colored studio podcast episode #37 - crystal despain: learning in all the places and being supported by all the loved ones

 

Do you love learning? Colorado-based artist Crystal Despain sure does, in fact she's all about continued education, getting uncomfortable to reach new heights in her profession, practice and technique. Hear what she's learned, what she recommends to all creative people and hear about her biggest supporters. It's a beautiful peek into a beautiful artist. Enjoy!

Connect with Crystal: 

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Certain Women Art Show at Anthony's Fine Art and Antiques - Opening Thursday Oct 3rd!

katrina berg certain women art show 2019 thick candy colored oil paint, large circle painting
Last year a small group of women artists within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were invited to participate in an art show. It was lovely and just the beginning of what its organizers envisioned.
This Fall, more than twice the number of women artists are participating (90 to be exact)...and the ladies shared in a recent podcast interview with the Zion Art Society that again, this is just the beginning. It's exciting to be a small part of the process, and I look forward to seeing the Certain Women Art Show continue to grow and included more and more artists from all over the world, creating in all mediums, styles and purposes. 
This year, the artists were asked to create original pieces of artwork within a theme of a personal statement of purpose. 
Here is the meaning behind my painting, "the waiting place" 48x48" circle oil on wood:
I tend to be a doer of sorts. Always getting things done, trying things out -- experimenting, and being ok with trips along the way. In between those trips, turns and learning experiences, I find it necessary to take time in my “waiting place.” There, I take a break from the action...and listen to my heart as my Heavenly Parents quietly whisper through the Holy Ghost words of comfort, direction, peace, and wisdom. It is there: my waiting place, where I learned that my purpose is to strengthen and support women.
Sometimes I think it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the expectations we place upon ourselves as women -- as “Certain Women.” Perhaps it’s a cultural pressure we feel, but it’s rarely divine. Our Heavenly Parents desire us to shine in our own way...to learn in our own way...and most vitally, to “become” in our own way.
Throughout the painting, you’ll find items that signify the exterior strains you or the women in your life may be feeling. Remember that you’re loved...and meant to bloom & blossom in your own way in order to realize your great potential. You are loved, you are needed, and you are exquisitely divine!
Come join us at the opening this Thursday evening,
October 3rd 2019, 6 pm
Anthony's Fine Art and Antiques 
401 E 200 South, SLC
This year there is an opportunity to donate to continue this show as well as to fund a "people's choice" award. There will be a box at the show where you can vote on your top 3 artists (no small feat! So many beautiful pieces!).

candy colored studio podcast episode #36 - where to apply to art shows: 5 ways to apply

swiss days art market katrina berg utah mother artist of the candy colored studio

Where or how do I apply to art shows?!  How do you know where to start? Should you start online or locally? But who do you ask and how do you get on their list? Here are 5 places you can apply locally, online etc.

Join my email list for more artist tips, and keep an eye out for enrollment to the CANDY COLORED CLUB: our artist biz membership.

candy colored studio podcast episode #34 - 9/11 reflections from a small wasatch mountain village in the rockies: how to become our best selves

splendor in the grass original oil painting by candy colored studio artist katrina berg, named after the song by pink martini

 

 

reflections on 9-11 and my desire to teach my children to love our neighbors, enjoy and celebrate diversity, to love all and ultimately, making room for everyone. even in the small rural town of midway, utah, we have our challenges...seeing eachother with open eyes and hearts. can we learn from our mistakes and make our hometowns -- wherever they may be...a better place for all? can we use these experiences to become our best selves? sending love to all!

the painting is called "splendor in the grass" named after the song sung by pink martini (who are my favorite singers sharing world culture and diversity through song). the painting is 30x36" oil on wood and a view from down our street...up top of memorial hill (where you can see a bird's eye view of our sweet valley). the circles in the fields are a tradition but won't be there much longer, i'll be painting to record this place and memory of the shapes in the fields.

music at the end by the band war: "why can't we be friends?!"

candy colored studio podcast episode #33: being an artist mama of twins - 10 things that surprised us

artist mama of twins katrina berg

What's it really like having Twins? I'll be sharing 10 of the things that surprised us most about having twins...what it's really like trying to sleep with 2 babies, the crazy things we did to survive those first few years, the ups and the downs and the sweetness that only having more than one baby can bring. 

I know, I know, you’ve always dreamed of having twins...or know someone else who has. My aunt has boy girl twins and 2 of my cousins both have twin girls. Still with that genetic factor in the mix, I had no idea we were the next ones down the pike. I knew it wasn’t a picnic but there have still been some things that have surprised us. From the complete lack of sleep, going out in public, quarantining our family that first Summer, jumping into Homeschooling, nursing 2 babies, potty training, swim lessons, riding bikes, kindergarten, #twinversations, & the unique relationships that come with being a twin.

candy colored studio podcast episode #32: annie preece - a full life of tiny creative joyful moments

candy colored studio podcast episode #32: annie preece - a full life of tiny creative joyful moments

meet annie preece: artist, mother, creative in the kitchen, studio, throughout the home and inside the garden. teacher of 4 small children. lover of finding joy in the simplicity and small moments. listen as annie shares how she makes conscious choices each day to pursue her passions, say no to so many things, and be content in her choices and the person she's becoming.

website: anniemorganpreece.com
instagram: @anniemorganpreece

candy colored studio podcast episode #31: a support system for artists: who & why you need it most

candy colored studio podcast episode #31: a support system for artists: who & why you need it most

why do artists need a support system?! my husband feels that artists, especially women artists need a support system more than most (if all) professions. Who are your greatest supporters? Why do you need them? How can you be a better supporter to your friends? come join us in the candy colored club (a artist biz membership) where you'll find ways to improve your art biz each month and a community of amazing lady artists to help you along your journey.

 

episode #4: what i give up to paint

episode #6: my studio assistants

business of art