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Epis.#257: Nick Brown-- L.A. painter and director of the Davyde Whaley Foundation: on helping give away artist grants, teaching vs. bartending, and selling his work sans gallery

Epis.#257: Nick Brown-- L.A. painter and director of the Davyde Whaley Foundation: on helping give away artist grants, teaching vs. bartending, and selling his work sans gallery

FromThe Conversation: an Artist Podcast


Epis.#257: Nick Brown-- L.A. painter and director of the Davyde Whaley Foundation: on helping give away artist grants, teaching vs. bartending, and selling his work sans gallery

FromThe Conversation: an Artist Podcast

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Length:
60 minutes
Released:
Dec 21, 2019
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

L.A.-based painter Davyd Whaley Foundation director Nick Brown talks about : Quitting all his teaching jobs in favor of bartending while in New York because he needed to be making significantly for the high cost of living; how he got his current day job as director of the Davyd Whaley Foundation, which gives artist’s grants in the Southern California region, and what the job entails; how his being involved in the jury process has made him more sympathetic to artists who apply, advocating for prospective grantees; how he’s found artists in L.A. to be more generous in sharing opportunities than he experienced while in New York, and how he really likes to making art world introductions; his career successes and struggles, and how he sees the Whaley grant for emerging artists as a way for them to get a boost of recognition and advances their career; how he’s maintaining his UCLA extension teaching job in addition to being the Foundation director because he loves teaching so much, despite its challenges; how he sells his work, both to collectors he’s been able to cultivate without a gallery, as well as small watercolors on Instagram; the story of when a collector rang him up out of the blue and bought $10k of his work at a moment when he was really hurting financially; and how he applied to New American Paintings two years in a row with the exact same work, getting in the 2nd time (because it was all about the viewer, he said--not the work).
Released:
Dec 21, 2019
Format:
Podcast Episode