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Art & Cocktails: Exploring the World of Contemporary Art, Creativity, Business, and Inspiration


Join host Ekaterina Popova, artist and founder of Create! Magazine, as she uncorks the vibrant and multifaceted world of contemporary art, creative entrepreneurship, mindset, and creativity one episode at a time. Welcome to "Art & Cocktails," a podcast where artists, creatives, dreamers, and artpreneurs gather to share their journeys and their art over their favorite drinks.

Building on the success of the "Create!" podcast, Ekaterina steers the artistic conversation towards more intimate, heart-to-heart discussions that fuel the spirit and inspire the artist's soul. Tune in for insightful, honest discussions with leading artists, curators, writers, coaches, leaders, and artpreneurs who not only share their journeys in the creative world but also enjoy a "fireside chat" over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. This podcast offers a rich blend of inspiration, art business insights, and the simple joy of sipping your favorite beverage while discussing what lights your heart on fire.

Pour your favorite drink into a beautiful cup, get comfy, and settle down for a session of "Art & Cocktails" each week. Let's celebrate the artist in all of us with a toast to creativity and the limitless possibilities it brings to our lives.

Jun 18, 2020

On this guest-hosted episode, Alicia interviews LA-based artist Betsy Enzensberger. Betsy sculpts works that create a visceral longing and remembrance of the most nostalgic delights from childhood. The artist uses the familiarity of those sweet treats to help us remember the simplicity, value and culture of desserts so often associated with positivity and joy.

Perhaps you’re already familiar with her whimsical sculptures of dripping, melting popsicles and other sweets, but if not, in this episode you’ll hear all about her childhood growing up in New York and her early memories about experiencing art there, making the transition from a painter to a resin sculptor, and her parallel career working in galleries. 

We talk about: 

  • Why she initially chose to work in a gallery, what she’s learned from over a decade of doing it, and how this experience has helped her build confidence as an artist!

  • Her best advice on professionalism for emerging artists & how to put your best foot forward when submitting to galleries.

  • How she developed her signature style and artistic voice.

  • Top tips on social media, how to find the right gallery for your work, and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with galleries.