Episode – 40 End of the year advice from artist

Happy New Year?

Welcome to ArtBox DMV. In this episode Jason pulls to together words of advice from Artist he interviewed in 2020. A year that we will not easily forget. From the Covid-19 pandemic, to justice for black lives, a presidential election and killer hornets. Because of covid, Galleries and museums had to close to the public. Art fairs went virtual. Galleries and museums went on online with viewings and talk backs. Artist started uploading videos of their work. We won’t know what the future will hold for us but things are looking up. There’s a vaccine out to fight Covid and we the people won and voted out a tyrant. So as 2020 closes and 2021 opens let us reflect, organize and prepare with words of advice from interviews Jason did in 2020. You’ll hear from Aniekan Udofia, Johnny Dollar, Sarah Jamison, Ali Shrago-Spechler, Julie Brookman, Christy Powers, Carlos Ramirez and Umar Rashid. If you want to hear the full interviews Jason did with these artist, head on over to ArtBoxDMV.com. Artbox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. And Thank you for listening and Happy New Year! 

Episode-39 Michael Campbell

Welcome to ArtBoxDMV episode 39. In this Episode Jason talks to Michael Campbell. Michael is a sculptor who’s work explores the connection with the fungi kingdom and human’s place in nature. His work uses symbols of religious icons and mushrooms to explore this connection and suggest that we all are connected to nature. They talk about this connection, the materials Michael uses, philosophy of nature and what advice Michael would give to his past self and other artist. Many thank you’s to Michael for taking the time to do this interview. If you want to learn more about Michael’s work he is on Instagram at michaelcampbellart. ArtBoxDMV is also on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Until the next episode, thank you for listening.

Episode – 38 Aniekan Udofia

Aniekan hard at work on a Mural for Pow Wow DC 2020

In this episode of ArtBox DMV Jason talks with Aniekan Udofia who’s an artist that has many murals around Washington DC. They talk about Aniekan’s subject matter, his painting process and how art effects a community. Oh and his private jet, I’ll see what that means towards the end of the show.If you want to learn more and see his work, head on over to Instagram at @aniekanreloaded and on Twitter under the same name at aniekanreloaded. You can check out Art Box DMV on Instagram at @ArtBoxDMV as well. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show…

Episode-35 Kelly Towles of Pow Wow DC

Nice Shirt!

Welcome to ArtBoxDMV. In this episode Jason talks to Kelly Towles he’s the Regional Executive Director of Pow Wow DC. They talk about what Pow Wow DC is, the 2020 International Mural Festival that starts on the October 8th and ends on October 18th 2020, and who’s participating in the festival as well as what safety precautions are in place for the festival goers. Huge thank you to Kelly for making the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about the International Mural Festival and Pow Wow DC you at go the their website at PowWowDC.com and on Instagram at powwowdc. ArtBox is on Instagram as well at ArtBoxDMV. Thank you for listening.

Episode 31 Carlos Ramirez

Getting ready to interview Carlos Ramirez

Welcome to another episode of ArtBox! In this episode Jason talks to Carlos Ramirez a Visual Artist out of  the great state of California. Carlos’ paintings and sculptures deal with narratives of inequality in the Mexican-American communities and champions the every day man as an underdog. We talked about his influences, some pieces of his work, the desert and what advice would give to his past self and to other artist.  Huge thank you to Carlos for doing the interview. If you want to learn about Carlos’ work  you can go to his website at carlosramirezart.net or you can go to his Instagram at @c.ramirez2323. Artbox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Thank you for listening!

Episode 27 New York Art Fairs

Zavier from Charle Smith Gallery

In this episode Jason traveled up to New York City. He went to some of the art fairs that where going on and because of the coronavirus outbreak happening, people where bumping elbows instead of Shaking hands. He wasn’t able to make it to all of the fairs, but the ones he did attend were diverse and accessible. They were small more intimate and were happing on multiple floors. Jason was able to grab some interviews at Volta Art Fair and Spring/Break Art Show. First up is  Kamiar Maleki. Kamiar is the fair director for Volta.  Next up the Safarani Sisters. They are visual artist and that use painting and video projections. Zavier, Gallerist for Charle Smith Gallery and he is an artist that had his work shown by C&C Gallery and his work was at Volta as well. They talk about his gallery and the theme in the booth. Rinus van Hall is a visual Artist who painted self portraits with social media filters and the fear that might come with them. Last but not least Jeila Gueramian. She created a nice and warm, cozy environment at Spring/Break art show. Want to say a huge thank you to Volta and Spring break art show. And want to say thank you to everyone that was interviewed as well.  And of course a thank you to you to the listener. Until next time!

Episode 20 Superfine! Art Fair

For this episode Jason went to Superfine art fair in Union Market Washington,DC. SuperFine is different. The idea behind SuperFine is to reach out to new and novice collectors as well as galleries and emerging artists by putting them in the same room. While walking around, you wouldn’t feel overwhelmed by all the art work. The artists and gallerists where engaging and friendly. There were varied artwork styles and sizes on display and diverse DMV artist representation. Overall, a very positive, balanced and engaging art fair. With that here are a few artist and gallerist Jason interview at the fair. Sumner Crenshaw is an artist from Fredrick, Maryland. Nina O’Neil from Monochrome Collective based in Washington,DC talks about the use of space in one’s home. Next is Nina Harrast and Sean Micheal Pattern out of the wilds of Fairfax, VA. Nicola Charles 11:Eleven Gallery in Washington,DC talks about her gallery. And Finally let’s learn about some active listening from Philippa Hughes and Ruthie Macintosh. A huge thank you to Superfine Art Fair for letting Jason roam around and do some interviews. If you want learn more information about Superfine, you can go to their website at SuperFine.World. Their Instagram page is superfineartfair. You can go to mixcloud.com hear past episodes. Our instagram is ArtBoxDMV and on our twitter handle @ArtDMV

Episode 19 Neil Feather

Neil in his studio

Welcome to Artbox. In this episode Jason traveled up to Baltimore Maryland to Neil Feather’s Studio. Neil Feather is an artist, experimental musician, sculptor, instrument maker and sound mechanic. Neil likes to experiment, but without having to do the math. He’s like an Amish mad scientist. You’ll see what that means in the interview. Jason and Neil talk about how he started on this path and some of the instruments he makes.  They also talk about the Red Room Collective and about his philosophy of art and music. The music you hear in the background durning the show, is Neil’s instruments. If you want learn more information about Neil, you can go to his website at http://neilfeather.com You can go to our Instagram page at artboxdmv. To hear past episodes you can go to Mixcloud at https://www.mixcloud.com/ArtBoxInTheDMV/. A huge thank you to Neil for doing the interview and thank you to you for tuning in. 

Episode 17 Interview with Kirsten Anderson

Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle Washington

Welcome to another episode of Artbox. In this episode Jason interviews Kirsten Anderson. Kirsten is the owner of Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, WA.  She wrote the first survey on Pop Surrealism. Was an Editor-at-large and writer for Hi Fructose Magazine from 2007-2014. She started a wildlife conservation non-profit called Creatura Wildlife. We talk about how she started the gallery, Pop Surrealism, her philosophy on art, what advice she would give to artist and Creatura Wildlife. If you would like to learn more about Her gallery you can go to her website at roqlarue.com. The instagram page for the gallery is RoqLaRue and Kirsten’s wildlife non-profit is creaturawild.org. So with that, head on over to Mixcloud and hear the interview!

Episode 15 Interview with Joseph Shetler

Yep Jason forgot to get a picture of Joseph sorry!

In this episode Jason sits down with Joseph Shetler in his studio. He asks Joseph how he got his start, what his philosophy and aesthetics of his work. And what and how much that influences and effects his work. You can see Joseph’s art on his website at www.josephshetler.com and you can find him on Instagram at Josephjayshetler. So sit back and relax and enjoy the Interview. To hear the episode head on over to the Mixcloud page at https://www.mixcloud.com/ArtBoxInTheDMV/