Podcasts (DRAWMOREINCOME – 2016/17)


PODCAST 15 | CARFAC National Conference 2017: Kristian Clarke

Today for the podcast, we are very excited to bring you the first a few mini-episodes from the 2017 CARFAC National Conference/AGM that was held early June 2017 at the MacEwan University in Edmonton. It was such a great weekend full of insight from people all over Canada that care about the rights of arts and culture workers and Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC was happy to host.

The episode for today is a short talk from Kristian Clarke, who was a member of our Building Your Career Panel. Kristian Clarke, Senior Projects Manager at Canadian Actors Equity Association, talks about how professional organizations like CAEA and CARFAC enable artists to become more professional in their practice, and the tools that a professional association can provide that can empower artists in building their career.

To learn more about CAEA, check out their website

This episode was recorded and edited by Ryan Hemphill with assistance from Sara McKarney.
It was recorded at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta (http://www.macewan.ca/)
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.


PODCAST 14 | Deborah Carruthers and Sydney Lancaster

This month we bring you Deborah Carruthers, with Sydney Lancaster, to talk copyright.This is a live recording of a talk we held in early May at TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, so don’t keep hitting yourself for missing it! It’s right here. Take notes and learn how the slippery business of copyright applies to you as an artist.

This is Deborah’s second appearance on the podcast during a live talk and for good reason. Her experience in the field of cultural policy is extensive and this on top of a thriving personal art practice as well. And Sydney Lancaster, our current president, has been a advocate for artists rights in Alberta and Canada for years and years and we were so happy to have her here to offer her support and advice. Thanks for them both for coming from Quebec and Edmonton respectively for this talk!

As a bit of a liner note, I think it’s important to highlight a recurring theme for artists asking about copyright: YOU NEED TO GET A CONTRACT! As an organization dedicated to fighting for artists rights and the socio-economic wellbeing of arts and culture workers of all stripes, there is still very little we can do in specific copyright situations if there is no contract to speak of. Student artists, self-taught artists, established artists, emerging artists, curators and gallerists, community organizers: GET A CONTRACT!

For more information about copyright, visit Copyright Visual Arts.

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden at TRUCK Contemporary Art.
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.


PODCAST 13 | Brandy Saturley PD Talk

It’s that time again for the Draw More Income podcast! Today, we release the recording of our recent professional development talk with the Canadian painter, Brandy Saturley. Brandy shares her path and advice as an successful artist inspecting all things Canadiana in this wonderful live recording from our Edmonton gallery space in late March 2017.

To learn more about Brandy’s wonderful work, visit:
http://canadianpopart.squarespace.com/

Brandy Saturley

This episode was recorded by Sara McKarney
This episode was edited by Sara McKarney and Ryan Hemphill.
Additional assistance provided by Graeme Dearden, Chris Carson, and all the lovely people who attended the talk.
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.


PODCAST 12 | Tina Martel

Today we bring you an interview with the incredibly talented Grand Prairie artist, Tina Martel. Sara McKarney guides the conversation through all sorts of topics, like Tina’s teaching career and living in Grande Prairie and the practical concerns of being an artist (and writer). Her experience as an artist runs deep and we highly encourage you to give this episode a listen and learn a little about being a professional artist.

Tina’s book “Not In The Pink” can be purchased at http://notinthepink.ca/.

“Tina Martel is a Canadian artist whose practice includes mixed media, painting, drawing, books, photography, installation and video. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, she began drawing at the age of four, and later, (much later) received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has exhibited across Canada, the United States and in Europe. She has been teaching fine arts in the post secondary system for the last 15 years.”

not in the pink by tina martel

not in the pink by tina martel

This episode was recorded by Sara McKarney.
Edited by Ryan Hemphill
Additional support provided by Graeme Dearden and Chris Carson.
Intro music: “Outsider’s Paradox” by springtide (www.springtide.jp), accessed through Free Music Archive.


PODCAST 11 | Eveline Kolijn

Today, an interview with Calgary artist Eveline Kolijn recorded at The Alberta Printmaker’s Society. Eveline’s extensive and unique background in the arts made her an obvious suspect for sitting down to talk shop about being an artist. She’s showing her work constantly, is on all sorts of boards around town, regularly does artistic community projects, and all of this is AFTER having a completely different life studying social sciences in the Netherlands. So, sit back and listen to her chat about stuff like public art, board membership, and switching into the fine arts later in life.

Also, I’d love to say thanks to The Alberta Printmaker’s Society for letting us record this interview in their space. Listeners, if you’re ever looking for another cool Calgary arts organization to hang out with, A/P is pretty great.

For more info about Eveline, visit her website at http://evelinekolijn.com/

To visit the website for the Alberta Printmaker’s Society, go to http://www.albertaprintmakers.com/

METABOLIC RIFT

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden with Eveline Kolijn.
Additional support provided by Sara McKarney, Sydney Lancaster, Chris Carson, and Ryan Hemphill.
Background music composed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech and the folks at Purple Planet.


PODCAST 10 | Draw More Income Panel Discussion

We bring you back to September 2016 with our recording of the Draw More Income Panel. It was filled with insight from our panelists Derek Besant, Lee Deranger, Brittney Tough, and Kari Woo on how they manage to make a living as an artist. Afterwards, they help our audience answer their own questions about the professional aspects of being an artist. All of this was conducted by the ever-intriguing Chris Carson, executive director of Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC.

We were so happy to have hosted this talk and to be putting podcasts out again. We will be releasing a new episode on the 15th of each month now, so stay tuned.

We’d also like to give a big thanks to ACAD for hosting us and to Elephant Artists Relief for co-hosting this wonderful event with us! Elephant Artist Relief Society (EAR) is a registered charity that provides practical resources to Calgary visual artists in order to help sustain their well-being and livelihood, contributing to a vibrant cultural community.

Find them at:
http://elephantartistrelief.com/

For some more information on any of artists, check out the following links:
http://www.derekbesant.com/
http://brittneytough.com/
http://www.kariwoo.com/

This episode was recorded live by Ryan Hemphill at The Alberta College of Art + Design.
Editing done by Graeme Dearden.
Additional help and support from Sara McKarney and Chris Carson.
Background music composed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech and the folks at Purple Planet.


PODCAST 9 | Robin Smith-Peck

Sara McKarney sits down with the indomitable Robin Smith-Peck to talk about her long and storied art career. They chart Robin’s exploration throughout Canada—west to north to east to west—as a printmaker and cultural worker. Along the way they talk about what working creatively means, how to deal with illness, the history of Edmonton’s Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, and more.

Robin has been working in the Canadian printmaking community for decades and has taught in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Newfoundland and Labrador; exhibited internationally; co-founded the Society Of Northern Alberta Print Artists; been inducted into the Edmonton Arts and Culture Hall Of Fame; and, on top of all that, survived cancer. She is a force to reckoned with.

For more information about Robin and her work, check out her website:
http://robinsmithpeck.com/

Ink, beeswax and resin on paper-coated cradled panel

Ink, beeswax and resin on paper-coated cradled panel


Recorded with Sara and Robin.
Edited by Graeme Dearden
Production assistance from Chris Carson, Sydney Lancaster, and Ryan Hemphill
Background music composed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech and the folks at Purple Planet


PODCAST 8 | David Swann

Hey there, it’s another Draw More Income episode! This time with David Swann, MD, MLA (http://www.davidswann.ca/). We were extremely lucky to have spoke with him and only wish this episode was put out months ago when it was recorded.

David Swann has been in Alberta politics for years and years, fighting for the Alberta Liberal party from the level of MLA to Leader of the Opposition Party. He has championed a great many human rights causes such as accessible healthcare, environmental issues, addictions treatment, and even global peace/anti-war initiatives.

In today’s episode, he sits down with Graeme Dearden to put on his artist’s rights hat, chatting about things like Status of The Artist Legislation, the Artist’s Resale Right, and generally how to get stuff done while working with the government.

Early in the podcast, we mentioned Dr. Swann’s involvement with a dance troupe called Le Caravan. This was such a great project and you can see the extent of Dr. Swann’s commitment to the arts in Canada.

So, if you are interested in watching his jaw-dropping performance with them, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7U2BIn4aM0


Today’s episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden.
The interview was performed by Graeme Dearden with David Swann, MD, MLA.
Feedback and support provided by Sydney Lancaster, Chris Carson, and Sara McKarney.
Our production director/all-around-audio guru is Ryan Hemphill.


PODCAST 7 | PD Talk w/ Paddy Lamb and Deborah Carruthers

Here we are with a new episode of Draw More Income! This episode is actually a PD talk held a few months back that we recorded on copyright. It was hosted by two co-chairs of Copyright Visual Arts, Paddy Lamb and Deborah Carruthers.

Both speakers were a fantastic resource and were fuelled by an active, engaged audience and we were so excited to have them and to be able to actually archive this moment through our new podcast.

To learn even more about Copyright Visual Arts/CARCC, visit the website here.
http://www.carcc.ca/

As for the podcast, Draw More Income is chugging along and will keep putting out new and interesting content. We took a little break during August to reassess a couple procedures for putting these podcasts out, which we hope will help keep listeners and members engaged with the podcast.


PODCAST 6 | Marta Gorski

Today on the Draw More Income podcast, I called Marta Gorski in New York to chat. Marta is a glass and installation artist from Calgary just finishing her Master’s of Business Administration in San Francisco and New York. Listen to us wade through the messy case of Art v. Business for a little under an hour.

Check out Marta’s work at http://www.martagorski.com

I’m going to also include a sound quality warning here. Due to the nature of our interviews, we find ourselves collecting them in all sorts of locations. Basement studios; bars; offices; and in this case, a long distance phone call. The recording has been polished as much as it can be, but there is only so much one can do to make a long distance phone call sound good with a limited budget for recording equipment.

Marta Gorski

Marta Gorski


PODCAST 5 | Samantha Walrod

A new episode of the podcast is here! Thanks for listening along VAA-CARFAC community!

On Draw More Income today, we bring you Samantha Walrod, being interviewed by Sara McKarney a few months ago. The two talk shop in the midst of a sudden concert and then a sudden apartment!

Samatha is a painter, receiving her BFA from ACAD and her MFA from the U of A

Read Samantha’s artist statement below:

“Samantha Walrod’s work is influenced by uncanny similarities and differences between imagined or reconstructed environments. The figurative elements in her recent body of work are constructed from images of the Canadian Wilderness. Her latest body of work is a response and a record of visits to Banff and Jasper National Parks:

When viewing wildlife from a vehicle, I feel a sense of awe and gratitude at the chance to witness the fleeting passage of a bear, coyote or elk coming into view and then disappearing back into the wilderness. This meeting between motorists and animals adversely affects wildlife, as witnessed in the traces of road kill on the road, and precautionary fencing placed along highways in Banff National Park, designed to keep animals off the road.

Our view of wild animals is multiple and fractured.

Images in Split Seconds, Soft Edges address these fractured viewpoints. Photographic images have been torn apart and put back together again in a slightly off kilter way. The photographic space is interrupted but remains intact. The act of photographing the animals reminds us of the many cultural lenses that mediate our understanding of them.

The act of collage brings to the surface more readily than photography its construction and artificiality. The edges of the ripped paper, the slight tonal differences in the photographs, and the addition of paint on top of the images all act as a filter or an interruption.

Engineers, ecologists and government agencies have responded to road kill and motorist safety in Banff National Park. Wilderness overpasses, underpasses and fences funnel animal traffic across the highway. These overpasses show a level of care from scientific and government communities, they make our society’s response to the issue of road kill more visible. The passes that I have painted and collaged are hard edged next to the organic lines of the surrounding trees and mountains. The painted bridges and highways cut through or interrupt the visual plane, much like highways do through the landscape. These hard edges talk about a difference in speed and movement between wilderness and car culture, reflecting a sense of unease that is present at these intersections.

I ask the viewer to contemplate their accountability in the existing situation. I am, and we are, directly involved and invested in the shifting boundary between nature and culture.”

Samantha has work up in Parts Gallery in Toronto (http://partsgallery.blogspot.ca/) and has an upcoming show at New Zones in Calgary. To view more of her work visit http://www.samanthawalrod.com.

Samantha Walrod, Wolf and Dots Road, Acrylic on Panel


PODCAST 4 | Spyder Yardley-Jones

This week for Draw More Income, we present Spyder Yardley-Jones! As interviewed by Sara McKarney! Come listen to this dynamic duo chat arts for a while!


PODCAST 3 | Brian Malkinson

Episode three of Draw More Income is upon us! In this edition, Graeme Dearden sits down with his local MLA, Brian Malkinson, in the Calgary-Currie district to discuss the function of MLAs, why artists should contact them and other elected officials, and particularly how to engage with people you might not agree with.

He also wanted me to link here for all you artists looking for potential government granting opportunities: http://culture.alberta.ca/about/grants/

You can see what Brian is up to on Twitter @BrianMalkinson.

Draw More Income postcard


PODCAST 2 | Lee Nielsen

Meet the talented Lee Nielsen, being interviewed by Visual Arts Alberta-CARFAC’s own Sara McKarney. They chat about all sorts of things from working as a teacher to how to make a living in the arts.

“In addition to his art practice [Lee] has worked in a variety of fields as an
animator, illustrator, concept artist, and designer. In 2003 he initiated
a sole proprietorship, Humanate Enterprises, to deal with illustration
work. Since then it has expanded to include art, illustration, design
and other related projects.”

Check out Lee at http://humanate.com/

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PODCAST 1 | Terrance Houle

Introducing Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC’s brand new Draw More Income Podcast!!! In this podcast, our employees and board members will be galavanting around the province collectinginterviews consisting of half hour to forty-five minutes of honest conversation about what it is like to be an artist in Canada, and more specifically Alberta. This isn’t going to just be conversation about ideas and artwork though; it will be focussed on what it is like to be a professional, a member of the workforce, and a contributor in the Canadian/Albertan arts and culture community. As always, we are looking into how people draw more income. 

To start things off, say hello to the renowned Albertan artist, Terrance Houle! 

http://www.terrancehouleart.com/