Sometimes finding guests for the show can be a bit of a chore, because I want to provide not only quality content, but a really entertaining, listening experience. So, when I get approached by new people to be on the show, I’m always a bit trepidatious because I have no idea if they will bring the kind of value I want to share with you. Honestly, I’m skeptical most of the time, and that might be why it’s so hard for me to find people.

However, every once in awhile, a real gem lands in my lap, and it turns out to be one of the coolest conversations I could ever imagine. That would be the case today in my chat with Crista Cloutier. Crista is a photographer and writer who also is driven to help other artists grow their businesses. We spend a good portion of the conversation today talking about the world of the gallery artist and what it’s like to live in that space, or how to live without it.

I think, even if you’re not the type to want to be in a gallery, there are lessons to be learned here about understanding where your work fits in the world, and if not for anything else, enjoy Crista’s soothing voice because she’s just a joy to listen to. I remember thinking that exact thought while the conversation was happening—I could listen to this lady all day long. It doesn’t hurt that she spits out gems like this:

Just because you make work, doesn’t mean it’s ready for an audience. – Crista Cloutier [click to tweet]

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