Artists Helping Artists BlogTalk Radio With Hosts Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry

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  2. July 19, 2010 8:48 pm

Artists Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry met online in June of 2009 via their art blogs.  It seems only fitting that the radio show they now co-host is done through blog talk radio.  The Artists Helping Artists radio show, launched just a few short months ago , is attracting large numbers of artists to the live weekly show due in large part to its “in the trenches” shop talk for artists.

With a background in marketing and an active career as a painter, Leslie does her homework on what artists need to know about how to sell their work and does the planning of the shows accordingly.  Dreama, an artist of 20 years plus, brings to the show her experience of having been an artist for so long–knowing the things artists face and the questions they have, she is skillful in pulling out the information artists are dying to know from the guests that come on the show.

The show concept (a brainchild of Leslie) was born out of both artist’s desire to share the information they had worked so hard to find out for themselves.  Leslie said, “It just seemed logical to me to help other artists with the things I had figured out that were working!”  Dreama was quickly drawn to the idea as well, “Having been teaching workshops and selling my work in galleries and online, I was privy to lots of conversations about the struggles working artists were facing and realized this was the perfect vehicle to do something about that–from a national, international level.”

Artists Helping Artists is a live show airing each Thursday.  Topics covered range from “How to Make Money While You Are Sleeping” to “Daily Painting, Is It For You“, this last topic of which famed daily painter, Carol Marine, was guest on the show.  Leslie says laughingly, “We will pursue anyone to be a guest on our show if we think they have inside information that will help our fellow artists!”  The beauty of the show also is that it is both live and recorded.  If you are one of the lucky callers to get online when it is airing, you can ask the burning question you have yourself.  If you are a latecomer to the show, all shows are recorded and archived on , you guessed it, the Artists Helping Artists Blog, which means they are available to listen to anytime…in any country!

Both Leslie and Dreama are amazed at how quickly the show has grown. What started out as a conference call amongst a few artists  has now blossomed into a blog radio show with  1,100 plus artists listening in on the most recent show.  “We are excited, as you might imagine, because we are starting to hear from so many artists via email and comments on the blog about the difference this show, Artists Helping Artists, is making in their artistic lives and careers.  It makes all the hard work, long emails, and chasing down guests worth it!”  With artists adding the “badge” to promote the show on their individual blogs, the show is growing by leaps and bounds on a weekly basis.

When you talk to either Leslie or Dreama you can feel the excitement.  Already they have a workshop planned for the fall of 2010 to cover more of what they are doing on the show and are gathering information as they go for a joint book on, you guessed it, information to help artists succeed. Leslie and Dreama both feel the success of the show is based in the fact that both of them are actively pursuing art careers themselves.  ”We are not in the top .1% of artists selling their work for $50,000 a painting or more.  We are representative of the “working class” of artists.  Those who are selling their work from anywhere from $100 to 20,000 and want to figure out how to have more control over their art career to achieve their vision of success.  We are constantly working to improve our game, understand a better way of doing things–and that is what we are talking and sharing on Artists Helping Artists.”

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Leslie Saeta, lsaeta@saetastudio.com, (805) 341-5204

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