Episode 31: Sexism in the Arts (Part 2)

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Part 2 of the Sexism in the Arts topic covers more personal information relating to our creative partnership, and how others perceive that and treat us, individually. To wrap up this immense discussion, we give our listeners some sound advice (men and women), on how to approach sexism when it happens to you.

Our theme song "Shane and Sonia Ride The Bus" was written and recorded by Shane Izykowski

Show Notes:

Margaret Keane


San Francisco Women Artists

Women’s Caucus for Art

The Black Woman is God 2018

Matt McKinley- Mckinley Art Solutions

Episode 30: Sexism in the Arts (Part 1)

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This week, on our 30th episode, we discuss sexism in the arts, a topic that NEEDS to be discussed! But, this is only the first of a two part episode! Join us next week for the 2nd installment! We go over some surprising and some not-so-surprising facts and data about women working in the arts, challenges women face and we touch upon the story of some women artists in history. This is a heavy topic, but we're determined to bring these issues to the forefront!

Show Notes:

Our theme song "Shane and Sonia Ride The Bus" was written and recorded by Shane Izykowski

Madrone Art Bar
Silvi Alcivar
Maureen Shields
Artlaunch Exhibition

Mike Correll/NRG Creations
Dark Art Society Podcast
Chet Zar

Cactus Gallery

Delila Darlin

National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Museum of Women in the Arts fact sheet

ArtCurious Podcast

Bustle article "Women Outnumber Men At Art Schools - So Why Isn't Their Work Being Shown in Galleries Once They Graduate?"

Anonymous Was a Woman

Sofonisba Anguisola
Georgia O’Keeffe
Diane Arbus
Annie Liebovitz
Julie Bell
Frida Kahlo
Margaret Keane

Episode 29: An Interview with Robert Bowen

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Coming off the success of his current show “Blasphemous Nature” at 111 Minna Gallery, Robert Bowen joins us in the studio to discuss 20+ years of experience in the gallery world. Robert’s artwork depicts a fusion of animals, insects and automated parts, which speaks directly to our relationship with nature. Robert has been interviewed by Hi-Fructose and Juxtapoz magazines, but we’ve recently had the privilege of recording his first audio interview.

Show notes:
Our theme song "Shane and Sonia Ride The Bus" was written and recorded by Shane Izykowski

Robert’s social media:
Robert Bowen’s Website
Robert’s Instagram
Robert’s Twitter

-111 Minna Gallery and “Blasphemous Nature”
-Compound Gallery in Oakland; “Art of the Mushroom” art show
-Arch Enemy Arts
-Woot Bear

-Barry McGee
-Shephard Fairey
-Secret Serpents

How Weird Street Faire

Funko Pop Toys

Juxtapoz Magazine
Hi Fructose Magazine

“Disposable” book

Episode 28: Valuing Your Time

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This week’s episode is a follow-up to last week’s “When Opportunity Knocks” (or, saying YES!) episode! We have a deep situational conversation about when you have to tell potential clients no. The ‘no’ word does not have to be negative, and especially doesn’t have to negatively impact your art business. We explain how the act of saying no when the time is right could be a sign that you’re maturing as a professional, and you are beginning to value your time as one of your most precious assets.

Our theme song "Shane and Sonia Ride The Bus" was written and recorded by Shane Izykowski

Show Notes:

Artspan’s SF Open Studios

Silvi Alcivar- The Poetry Store

Maureen Shields

Madrone Art Bar

The Art of Saying No- by Thea Fiore-Bloom

Robert Bowen

111 Minna Gallery

Episode 27: When Opportunity Knocks

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In this week's episode, we get a chance to sit down and reflect upon our busy projects and how to react when a great opportunity lands in your lap. Enjoy a recap of our giant mural project at the brand new Salesforce Transit Center in Downtown SF. Learn some of the challenges of working on a public mural with time constraints, weather conditions and physical challenges. And, more importantly, how to know you’re ready to say yes when the opportunity knocks.

Our theme song "Shane and Sonia Ride The Bus" was written and recorded by Shane Izykowski

Paul Madonna

Mural Timelapse Video

Joshua Coffy

Heather Robinson

Secession Art & Design


City Art Gallery

Robert Bowen

111 Minna Gallery


Salesforce Transit Center

Sennelier on Savoir-Faire

Seagulls (Stop it Now)

Claudio Talavera-Ballon

Ransom & Mitchell

Dark Art Society

Wonderland SF


Episode 26: An Interview With Joshua Coffy

This week Shane and Sonia interview self-taught, San Francisco based artist Joshua Coffy. We speak briefly on Josh's upbringing and his discovery for the love of art making, but then we soon jump right in to how he found himself in the shoes of a professional working artist. We discuss mental health and how art and his project "Gift Prolific" helped him through some personal growth, and how he debuted this project at Burning Man. Josh shares with us his current endeavors and what's in store for the future. We also get into details about his exciting art opening, with collaborator Heather Robinson, at Secession Art & Design (Aug 3rd from 6-9pm).

Show notes:

Joshua Coffy
Heather Robinson
"Civilizations" art show by Josh and Heather
Dianne Hoffman
Eric Rewitzer and Annie Galvin @ 3 Fish Studios
Allison Snopek
Robert Bowen's "Blasphemous Nature" opening @ 111 Minna

Studio Gallery
Cactus Gallery
Journal Building Studios
Richmond Art Center

"Taking the Leap" by Cay Lang

"Florida Man" Facebook page
Burning Man

Our theme song "Shane and Sonia Ride The Bus" was written and recorded by Shane Izykowski