Danielle K L Anathema

Interview with Vancouver photographic artist Danielle K L Anathema. In a single frame, she creates an entire story… a horror story. If you’re sensitive to gore or nudity, viewer discretion is advised.
MUSIC: “Sprite Heart Bleeds No More” by Henry Homesweet

Tim Barnard

Interview with Vancouver illustrator and artist Tim Barnard
MUSIC: “Your Mother In Chiptune” by Fried Moura

Hot Talks: Corwin Hiebert
July 30, 2013

BE CREATIVE + GET PAID: Making a Living as a Creative Freelancer
Building a successful freelance business is not about you and your creative needs but rather the needs and wants of those you’re looking to extract money from (aka clients and customers). So how do you get started? How do you grow your business in such a way that you can be happy, productive, and earn a good living along the way? Good business decisions are what separate the martyrs from the entrepreneurs. This presentation will focus on providing tangible action steps, management, marketing ideas, and principles that can make independent creative work less stressful and more financially rewarding. How much should you charge for your work? Who is your target market? How can you make people curious in your work? How can you generate real demand over the long haul? These are some the questions that will be answered through examples, rants, nerdy digressions, and real-world advice by a business manager who gets it.

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Corwin Hiebert is a management and marketing consultant to creative entrepreneurs (such as world-renowned photographer and best-selling author David duChemin). He is the author of Living the Dream: Putting Your Creativity to Work [and Getting Paid] published by Peachpit Press (2013); he also has eBook titles on Craft and Vision and Flatbooks. Corwin’s company is Taendem Agency and he is a Business Development instructor at Vancouver Media Arts Institute (VanArts). He doesn’t blog, he delivers.

Corwin Hiebert

Alex M F Quicho

Interview with Vancouver artist Alex M F Quicho
MUSIC: “le club des sables” by The Ananas

No Memes No: Art Inspired by the Internet
October 30 – November 8, 2013


Artists include: Wynne Palmer, Clare Zhao, Phresha, Jen Ho, Cole Pauls, Kirsten Hatfield, Daniel McLaren, Owen Wandering, Dan Hawkins, Jessica Wood, Quin Martins, Brendan Ellis, Chelsea O’Byrne, Norma-Jean Harvey, Allison Koberstein, Stephen Kean, Scott Peace-Miller, Derek Gaw, and Stephanie McDonell.

Have a look at the art and see a few photos from the party on Flickr >

Thanks to DJ DJ Taffi Louis for playing opening night. Special thanks to our sponsor C+C Cakery. Look forward to something delicious at the party from this non-profit, non-professional nerdy bakery!

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Drew Young

Interview with Vancouver artist and organizer of Snag, the weekly live painting event and art raffle, Drew Young. hedrew.blogspot.ca
MUSIC: “echo dans le blizzard” by The Ananas

Robin Bougie

Interview with Vancouver comic book artist, film journalist, and self proclaimed “smut peddler” Robin Bougie. While some of you may be offended by Robin’s more sexually explicit work, his view on censorship, especially self-censorship, should be watched by anyone afraid to actually do work he or she really wants to do.

MUSIC: “Barbarian” by Pierlo

Ola Volo

Interview with Vancouver illustrator Ola Volo
MUSIC: “cassette_01_song_03” by The Ananas

Hot Talks: Bruce Alcock
June 25, 2013

Your Self Out There:
Walking the spectrum from bullshit to truth in the creative life

From waiting tables to making art to advertising Coca-cola, Bruce Alcock looks over the last 25 years to examine who he is when he’s at home, or at a meeting table, or managing staff, or standing up and talking to a group of people in a gallery. Is client interaction performance, or are you simply who you are? In this age of digital self-representation, does your private identity change to sync with your public identity? The Onion’s headline “I am a Brand, Pathetic Man Says” points to empty self-representation, but any time you put yourself out there, you’re creating a persona that reflects your assumptions about the people you’re talking to, or working for, or just passing time with. From small talk (excruciating) to work talk (boring?) to letting out your inner beast, or weenie, or feather boa, what’s real and what’s not, what works, and what can you live with?

Bruce also posted the transcript to his talk here >

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As Creative Director of Global Mechanic, Bruce Alcock supervises all commercials and TV series made by the studio, including shows for PBS and the Cartoon Network. He has made over 500 TV commercials and award winning campaigns for clients like Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Molson, Kraft, Chrysler, Bell, and Proctor & Gamble. Bruce’s short films have competed at Sundance, TIFF and other festivals worldwide. He is currently in co-production with the NFB on a stereoscopic drawing short with writer Ed Riche, and exploring new mediums in 3D Projection Mapping for large commercial clients.

Bruce Alcock

Dr Sketchy’s Vancouver: Summer Series
June 18, 2013
with Vesper Sephony


Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School is what happens when a simple question is asked: why can’t figure drawing be sexy? Part art class, part cabaret, join us for 3 hours of drinking, drawing and decadence! drsketchyvancouver.com
Advance tickets available at the gallery. Join the Facebook event to keep up to date and see pics >

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