Art Vlog #1: Hidden Opportunities…In The Bathroom

Go easy on me…I hate being in front of a camera. For some reason I am determined to overcome my awkwardness. I’m not sure why, but I feel it’s something I should learn to do. And learning is good. At least that’s what I’ve been told. Anyway…

I’ve been in this art game for awhile and although I’m not on the cover of Art Forum, High Fructose or Juxtapoz and I’m not represented by Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Boone, Tony Shafrazi or Larry Gagosian I am still making a living at this and have learned a thing or two. Because of that I get asked a lot of questions by young artists that are getting started.

When I got the idea to start vlogging on youtube I asked myself, “What are the go-to stories I find myself repeating to young artists?” and this story about being the “Bathroom Artist” is one of them.

If you watched the whole video the story actually goes further because I’ve gotten my work into another gallery because of being in the Morro Bay gallery. Anyway, it’s cliche, but opportunities are everywhere and you never know until you try.

If you liked this video and want to see more please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel. And if you have any questions to ask please leave a comment. It might be one of my future vlog topics.

Thanks!
– Jeff

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4 Responses to “Art Vlog #1: Hidden Opportunities…In The Bathroom“

  1. Scott Anstandig says:

    Jeff-
    Maybe it’s “cliché” but it’s a sentiment that needs to be reinforced, thanks for sharing. I think it’s also worth mentioning seizing opportunities to help others when you can.

    For example, when some random person finds your work online and decides to take a shot in the dark and ask for an interview for their website, responding “I’d love to!” is a great way to not only inspire a fellow artist, but also build a loyal fan.

    The artists who have taken the time to listen to me, give me advice, and support my vision have solidified my desire to succeed.

    To those artists who were “too cool” and said, “Maayyyyybe I’ll be available on the 23rd of Never,” you’ve already told me everything I need to know about you.

    You never know when that person who you helped might have the opportunity return the favor in the future.

    Scott

  2. Love this! Thanks for the reminder.

  3. jeff says:

    Hey Scott! Thanks for the great comment! This is exactly the kind of interaction I always hope to get on my blog. Perhaps these videos will reach a bigger and more interactive audience.

    And if it’s not returning the favor, but paying it forward, that’s great too. I truly believe that what goes around comes around and if you’re open to new things and helping people when you can then somebody will help you when you need it.

    Thanks again for all the support!

  4. jeff says:

    Thanks, Marcia!