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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.

May 10, 2021

Join Kat and consultant Beth Pickens on an inspiring episode during which you will hear about Beth's journey, how she found her path, what motivates her about working with artists, and her incredible new book Make Your Art No Matter What. 

Beth shares:


  • Common misconceptions about finances in the art community and mindset shift to help you succeed. 
  • Why it's so important to continue making art no matter what.
  • Tips for overcoming self-judgment.
  • Way to create more balance and harmony in your life and art career.



From Beth: 


"I am a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. I'm the author of Make Your Art No Matter What: Moving Beyond Creative Hurdles (Chronicle Books, 2021) and Your Art Will Save Your Life (Feminist Press, 2018). I am represented by Laura Lee Mattingly at Present Perfect.

I earned my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. Since 2010, I have provided career consultation, grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project, and strategic planning services for artists and arts organizations throughout the U.S. I team-teach an entrepreneurship course at the California Institute of the Arts School of Theater and teach workshops at universities, companies, and art spaces throughout the U.S."