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Amy Conger

Time to Rethink the Schedule

  • by Amy Conger
Well, it looks like Wednesdays aren't going to work anymore, so it's a good time to step back and rethink the presentation of Straw Into Gold. I'll be making decisions about what day, what time and how often to do the show.Your... more

What if the value of your artwork, goods or services was based entirely on what someone was willing to trade for it? How would that change the materials you chose or the way you do business? How would that change your relationship... more

How can an artist get funded when they are not producing a commercial product? And what if they are a student or or are doing small scale projects? What can the arts world learn from microgranters? Have we underestimated the power... more
Amy Conger

Happy Thanksgiving!

  • by Amy Conger
Taking the week off for the holiday, folks. Enjoy the food, family and time off. See you next week, Amy

We've said it time and time again: if you are a working artist, you must attend to the business of art. But how do you get your foot in the door? You can work with a professional representative or publicist, but how do you know what to... more

What can we do to stay human and stay compassionate in the face of the myriad of social problems facing us everyday? Some would say that using our creativity to stay empathetic is a prime use of the artists' mind. Today we are joined by... more

What is Relational Art? How is it different from other forms of art and how is it different from daily life itself? Relational as a term applied to art indicates an endeavor where the artist provides a context for human interaction, where... more
Amy Conger

Please stand by...

  • by Amy Conger
Oh, dear. It has been three weeks since my last show. I was all set to get back in the saddle today but have been waylaid by the flu. Never fear, I'm cooking up some good stuff for you for next week. Please join me then. — Amy
Amy Conger

Taking the Week Off

  • by Amy Conger
Whew! It's been a great first 5 weeks, so I'm taking the sixth week off! We'll be back on October 21 with another transformative episode of Straw into Gold radio. Stay tuned! Your host, — Amy Conger

How can myths and fairy tales guide our lives? What can the realm of legend do for our own creative journey? Today we'll hear excerpts from talks and interviews by Cat Meehan and Jonathan Young. Cat is an artist who teaches a... more
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