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Artist Whisperer Pennylane Shen

Wine Night with Artist Whisperer Pennylane Shen

Our Guest Artist: Pennylane Shen of Dazed and Confucius

Our Host Artist: Carol McQuaid

Our Bar: Campagnolo

 In this episode you’ll hear about:

  • How we met (clue: it involves Thrive Mastermind)
  • Her life as an artist consultant and how that differs from art consultant
  • Her business Dazed and Confucius and what they do
  • Having a foot in the commercial gallery world and the unique perspective that provides/affords her
  • What gallerists really wish we artists knew
  • Working with hospitals and charitable foundations on their art collections
  • The international workshops and consults she does around the globe
  • The four different seminars she teaches:
  1. How it Looks presentation, framing and hanging
  2. How it Sounds art writing
  3. Navigating the Art Industry
  4. Outbox (all things digital)
  • What are some of the common things that artists need to hear?
  • Talking about ham, lettuce and tomato clients (what?!)
  • Attending Visual Culture Theory at NYU first year of the programs existence!
  • My fave quote of the evening: “Turns out anger is way more powerful than curiosity. Use your anger.
  • Why she chose to follow the business and strategic side of the art world rather than being a studio artist
  • Art school; cash grab or awesome opportunity?
  • What does Dazed and Confuscius do exactly? Advising, web work, Ghost writing artist statements
  • At about the one hour mark Pennylane shares the best one size fits all advice she has for emerging artists everywhere
  • We finish off with a fun story set in an Los Angeles bar



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About the author, Carol

I love creating big cityscapes in paint and print. I travel around the world painting, teaching and doing art residencies. I meet artists everywhere, and I love bringing their stories to you on “Two Artists Walk into a Bar” podcast.

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