art for your ear : podcast


Yes. A podcast! After quietly writing daily art posts for years, in the spring of 2015 I thought it was time to add a little audio to the visual.

Here’s the idea behind ART FOR YOUR EAR: When I studied art history in university, my favorite part was, well, basically the gossip. I loved hearing why artists did certain things. What was going on in their personal life, stories about other artists they knew and worked with. ART FOR YOUR EAR is exactly that… inside-scoop stories from amazingly talented contemporary artists. Each episode is just long enough for you to listen while drinking your morning coffee, or during a weekend run, or while working in the studio. Ultimately it’s a chance for all of us to get to know these successful artists, who also happen to be regular people with hilarious stories, before they’re in the art history books. I post episodes every Saturday so that you can start your weekend with a bit of art… for your ear.


TO SPONSOR: Art For Your Ear is currently sponsored by Saatchi Art. If you’re interested in sponsoring as well, we’d be happy to send rate sheets. Please email:

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73. MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background
72. MARTHA RICH : arma-dino
71. TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince
70. JIM BACHOR : ancient art … and potholes
69. RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana
68. TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.
67. KATE ROHDE : don’t discount small opportunities
66. SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now
65. CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose
64. AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard
63. ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions
62. REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers
61. EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.
60. KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain
59. REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties
58. ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin
57. JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle
56. GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously
55. SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone … with art
54. KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous
53. RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car
52. SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs
51. ZOË PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion
50. LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious
49. ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles … but no chins
48. AMANDA HAPPÉ : defiance is my favorite motivator
47. BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn’t like a dinosaur
46. SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray
45. JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits
44. NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake
43. ANDREA D’AQUINO : discipline … and a bit of chance
42. CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends
41. STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread
40. SUSANNA BAUER : i’m a bit impatient
39. XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite
38. SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow
37. HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper
36. CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd
35. KIANA MOSLEY : late one night …
34. LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?
33. AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino
32. MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe
31. HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever …
30. WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz
29. BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg
28. ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs
27. SIDNEY PINK : what charms you
26. JESSICA BRILLI : big salad
25. ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream
24. JESSICA BELL : you can’t make art in the cracks
23. MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity
22. KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap
21. DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician
20. KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy
19. JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night
18. TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque
17. KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter
16. MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture
15. HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff
14. RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption
13. LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it
12. MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk
11. ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?
10. LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness
09. VINCENT SERRITELLA : painted into a corner
08. MARY KATE MCDEVITT : you’re in cider town
07. BEN SKINNER : equal or lesser value
06. AMANDA SMITH : girls are my vocabulary
05. PEREGRINE HONIG : on the other side of pop culture
04. TREY SPEEGLE : good luck with that
03. STEPHANIE VOVAS : comfort zones and lack thereof
02. ANTHONY ZINONOS : if it buckles, it buckles
01. MARTHA RICH : meat and cake and lobsters and wigs

comments (54)

  1. sophia vincent-guy /// 05.29.2015 /// 11:19am

    What a cool blog idea you have going on, so glad I stumbled upon it. Looking forward to checking out your podcast.

  2. Tracey Sandoval /// 06.05.2015 /// 8:05pm

    I friggin’ love your podcasts! I’ve listened to both, plus the little 1 min intro, and I’m hooked! I can’t wait for the next one, and I’m crossing my fingers that you get hooked and start doing one every week! And then 2/week, and then daily… Ok, the collage glue has gone to my head, please forgive me.
    Anywho, good luck! You’re awesome!

  3. the jealous curator /// 06.05.2015 /// 11:38pm

    yay! thank you so much… and wait no longer… episode 3 just went up!

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  5. Leah MacFarlane /// 08.01.2015 /// 9:10am

    I LOVE the podcast! So inspiring, so interesting to hear all the different ways people are working. Can’t wait to source some 2″ cubes and hand letter some shiz. Thank you SO MUCH from all the artists for this insightful window!

  6. Mary Mooney /// 08.11.2015 /// 3:15pm

    HOORAY! I love listening to these while I work. I’ve been needing a new podcast since I devoured all of Grace Bonney’s After the Jump.

  7. the jealous curator /// 08.11.2015 /// 4:38pm

    thanks so much mary! i love the idea of artists listening while they work!

  8. Harriet Hoult /// 08.12.2015 /// 2:44pm

    I am getting in touch and sending you my website because I would love to be featured on The Jealous Curator! Thanks, Harriet

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  10. Diana Toledano /// 09.22.2015 /// 7:20pm

    Hi Danielle,

    I’m loving the podcast. It helps me feel less lonely while I draw in the studio… It’s almost like having a co-worker for a little while.

    Keep up the good work,

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  12. JP Wackenstedt /// 10.06.2015 /// 2:34pm

    Love the podcasts! I’m a new mom and can’t get into the studio at the moment and am sooo enjoying at least hearing about other people making art!
    (Just listened to the Lisa Golightly podcast and I have total phone phobia too! Hate ordering pizza, making appointments, etc. and try to do EVERYTHING online LOL. I didn’t know it was a thing!)

  13. the jealous curator /// 10.06.2015 /// 5:48pm

    ha! so funny! welcome to the club (on so many levels!) ; )

  14. Crystal Foth /// 10.24.2015 /// 11:05am

    Hi Danielle! I can’t tell you how much I love your podcast… I’m an artist at heart who pursued my BFA (Illustration) then dove into working in Hollywood only to find my soul empty… and had to get back into art. For the last 18 years I’ve been and art teacher and studio manager for a chain of art studios in LA. I’ve been so busy being a manager and a mom that the artist has been on hold. Only lately have I started to find her again. Listening to your podcast has me pulling off the road while driving to write down ideas that keep coming to me for art. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Your interview style is wonderful and I just love hearing you chat with such amazing artists!! I listened to all of them and can’t wait for new ones on Saturdays. <3

  15. the jealous curator /// 10.24.2015 /// 4:40pm

    oh! that’s so fantastic crystal!!! … and i’m so glad you’re pulling over before taking notes 😉

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  17. Melissa McCobb Hubbell /// 11.13.2015 /// 1:49pm

    Hi Danielle! First of all I want to thank “the universe” that I came across your podcast – and then of course I want to THANK YOU for doing it! I had heard of you and your blog, and have your book – but you and the artists you interview are so REAL now. I look up the artists in Creative Block as I listened to the podcasts and its wonderful to hear them talk about their process, life and difficulties, fears, vulnerability. Not to be corny but I feel like I’m listening to a friend and I needed an art friend… I’m 56, have been an artist/creator of some sort of another all my life but found myself going down art/market paths that were often so not me. To make money I really got caught up in the cutesy “shabby chic” world. I don’t hate that stuff but its not my soul. So I just quit social media, selling and sort of disappeared. The last three years have been really tough for my husband and me. We moved far away from everything I know and felt so isolated and lonely. BUT I started painting again.. just painting. Painting over paintings.. completely unplanned and organic and almost trance like – but never “finished” This was really good for my soul – but I really need to make an income and don’t see it coming from these paintings. I’ve been reading, watching online tutorials (Lisa Congdon, etc..) but I’m freaking out how to stay true to myself and make an income. But I find myself so JEALOUS of all the projects, ideas, interaction, support, youth and FRIENDS… but I’m working on it. In any case sorry to go on & on (embarresing) … Mostly I want to say thank you and how I wish I could get to the point where I could be part of your “art tribe”.
    KEEP AT IT! xox Melissa

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  22. Cristine Cambrea /// 01.02.2016 /// 7:46am

    Hey there,
    I came across your site on pintrest. My art was saved to a board with lots of yours too. I’ve spent my morning reading your posts. Great writer! Iv’e enjoyed it. Thank you 🙂 I’m taking a new leap myself. Scary but exciting. I’d love if you’d check out my work. my art: / my gallery boutique:
    Happy new year and best wishes with your leap.

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  24. Morgan Gesell /// 01.13.2016 /// 5:24pm

    Danielle, I have been binge listening to the podcast this past week and I’m so hooked. Afterwards I always feel so pumped to make art and I already feel like I’ve learned so many things to help push my own art practice forward. I’ve been following the blog for years and I feel very lucky to own a few pieces and prints by various artists you’ve introduced me to. And now I’ve heard some of them talk, it has just been an awesome full circle art experience for me. It’s very touching hearing the artists thank you for all you do. I also want to thank you! You make the art world so accessible and through your podcast you make the art world seem a little less intimidating. You always say that these artists will end up in the art history books one day, and that is probably true, but I think there is an excellent chance that your name will go down in history as a curator who elevates artists for the sheer joy of it. What you do is freaking amazing.

  25. the jealous curator /// 01.13.2016 /// 6:50pm

    oh my goodness.. thanks morgan! that made me tear up a tiny bit. thank you so much – that literally made my day xo

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  28. emeline /// 02.13.2016 /// 12:58pm

    What to say… I feel exactly like Morgan.. binge listening on my drives. There have been tears. There have been a WAIT A MINUTE, I KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. A lot of running home and playing in sketchbooks. A lot of self-acceptance.
    And so, Morgan is totally right. Over and over, I hear your artists thanking you, I hear you saying that you need to take your own advice. What I know for sure, is that you’re going down in those books: as an artist, as an art facilitator and as the greatest spokesperson for contemporary artists. Thank you for doing the work you do, my life has been impacted by it. Greatly.

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    So excited to have found your pod casts!


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  44. Michelle Wood /// 08.17.2016 /// 10:01am

    Hi Danielle,

    Just a note to tell you how much I am enjoying your podcasts! I recently discovered them and you’ve been in my ear ever since! You do an amazing job interviewing the artists. Your sincere interest in them and appreciation for their art is evident. I just downloaded your book and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it equally.

    Many cheers~
    Michelle Wood

  45. the jealous curator /// 08.17.2016 /// 11:24am

    thanks michelle! : )

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  47. Ina /// 08.24.2016 /// 2:17pm

    I Love your podcast. The questions you do, it’s all we wanna hear from these inspiring artists!! 🙂 \o/
    a hint: It would be nice if the podcast page gets boxes with a photo and a small description. It’s just because sometimes people are in a hurry or working, and we have to open each link, to read and look the work, whilst if it’s visual would make life easier 🙂

  48. the jealous curator /// 08.26.2016 /// 7:50am

    note taken, thanks ina 🙂

  49. Kristine /// 08.29.2016 /// 4:22am

    I just happened upon this site while looking for art podcasts. This is JUST what I have been looking for. I am eager to share this resource with my high school art students. I have been sharing the work of Esther Pearl Watson for years with my 8th graders, and now I can feel like I know her (or just a little bit!) just finished Catherine Graffam’s interview and not only do I marvel at the paintings, I feel like I hold her in my heart. Finally, I am touched that art teachers have a reoccurring role in these interviews. Danielle, thank you.

  50. the jealous curator /// 08.29.2016 /// 9:41am

    oh, thank YOU kristine. art teachers are so important – thanks for everything you do!

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