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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.

Oct 17, 2023

In this episode of "Art & Cocktails," host Ekaterina Popova welcomes Margot Dermody, a talented artist from Pittsburgh, PA, to share her inspiring journey from selling hotels and resorts to becoming a painter and sculptor. Margot discusses her transition, her artistic evolution, and offers insights on embracing change, overcoming imposter syndrome, and the value of curiosity and collaboration.

Discover how Margot's passion for art has led her to explore various mediums and artistic styles, from watercolors to glass. She emphasizes the importance of staying open to learning and finding fulfillment in creativity. Margot also shares her wisdom on a soft sales approach in the art world and the art of connecting with potential buyers.

Explore Margot's artistic accomplishments, including her solo and group exhibitions, and learn about her continued growth as a studio artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. To delve deeper into her work, visit her website at and connect with her on Instagram at

For those seeking to grow their art career in a sustainable way, don't miss the opportunity to join the Navigation Course Waitlist. Margot Dermody's story serves as a testament to the power of following your creative dreams and embracing change on "Art & Cocktails."