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    5/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 15: Family, Faith & Fast Surfboards with Brian Bent

    We dive headfirst into the intriguing life of renaissance man Brian Bent. From kookboxes to homemade hot rods, family-band punk rock and his myriad of creative ventures. The gang goes deep on advice for positive thinking during the darkest of times (even during tragic family loss) and how the right mindset to constantly put yourself out there can lead you to unexpected success. Nick, Tracey & Dale also chat about recent outer island adventures and how to find the sweet spot of challenging yourself and pushing through discouragement. 

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    4/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 14: Captains, Contracts and Community with Jack Soren

    Nick, Tracey & Dale are back with the one 'n only Captain Jack Soren to discuss his catapult to success in the art world and all the ups and downs in business that can go with that (all while trying to stay true to your art.) Nick 'n Tracey had an event-filled weekend around the island while Dale became an official Kailua resident right by our shop. Guard your Juneshine folks, it's time for episode 14 of Secondary Colors!
     
    Find more of Jack's work here: www.jacksorenart.com
    Follow Nick on Instagram: www.instagram.com/NickKuchar

    3/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 13: Humility, Happiness and Haircuts with Photographer John Hook

    Nick, Tracey & producer Dale are joined by photographer John Hook in a discussion about the creative process of being a professional art creator. Is your work for your audience or do you make it for yourself? Is there a way to genuinely balance both? John also gives some great wedding photography tips from his years in the biz and Nick offers some bite-sized advice ... unsolicited, of course. Join us, friends!

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    2/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 12: Absorbing the Journey of Surfer Towel's Christie Shinn

    Creative artist and owner of Surfer Towel, Christie Shinn drops in for a chat about the importance of well considered decisions regarding product design feedback and the right (and wrong) times to say "Yes!" to projects. Nick offers unsolicited advice on that very topic while a returning Tracey shares his recent US Citizenship story which prompts a Canadians-are-people-too themed round of "The Hot Seat" with their guest from the north. 

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    1/15/22 Secondary Colors Episode 11: Brewing Passion Into Success with Juneshine's Forrest Dein

    JuneShine Hard Kombucha Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer Forrest Dein joins Nick & Dale (thanks to a quarantined Tracey) to share some ways JuneShine found success and national growth since the brand's 2018 start. Focus on company culture, engaging Ambassadors, establishing (and staying committed) to your brand ethos and more plus Tracey delivers some "Unsolicited Advice" from home and Nick fails horribly at his own show's game ... all right here on Secondary Colors! 

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    1/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 10: The Long And Winding Road to 2022

    Happy New Year, friends! We're kicking off 2022 with Episode 10, and our producer (former FOX Sports host) Dale's got a mic?! Nick, Tracey & Dale reflect on their varied careers over the past 25 years and what brought them to where they are today.  This episode contains practical advice about merchandising your art and tips on how to treat a new year as a jumping point to new goals.  They dive into how opportunities don't always have the potential they seem and why you can learn more from a job you can't stand versus one you love.  This episode has it all, folks, chicken barns, spilling food in customer's laps and moving across the country for Pamela Anderson.  All this and more on Secondary Colors with Nick Kuchar and Friends!

     

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    12/15/21: Secondary Colors EP.9: Distil Union's Kickstarter Advice & How To Battle Burnout

    This week's holiday episode of Secondary Colors features Distil Union's Nate Justiss & Lindsay Windham (https://distilunion.com) and focuses on the keys to a successful Kickstarter campaign and advice on what to do when creative burnout rears its ugly head. Nick & Tracey also discuss new holiday items available at the Nick Kuchar Art & Design Co. and the importance of giving back to those in need when you can, regardless the season.

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (http://www.instagram.com/TheWalkingDale)!

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar's Art Studio in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    Resources & Show Notes:

    Nate's picks: 

    Lindsay's picks:
    Here's the Kickstarter How-To Zine "Getting Stuff Out of Your Head and Into the World" by Craighton Berman.

    12/1/21: Secondary Colors EP.8: Treehouse Teamwork Goals With Matt & Roxy Ortiz of Wooden Wave

    The dream team Roxy & Matt Ortiz of Wooden Wave join Nick & Tracey on this inspirational episode 8 of Secondary Colors! The gang discusses the power of a great partner, understanding your strengths and the importance of humility and respect to nature.  Nick & Tracey also reveal some limited holiday releases and their highs and lows from the week.

    Check out Roxy & Matt's whimsical murals and dreamworthy treehouses at http://www.woodenwaveart.com 

    Mahalo as always to our producer Dale Rutledge!

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O‘ahu

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    11/15/21: Secondary Colors EP.7: Growing Your Business And Your Mindset With Jana Lam

    11/15/21 - Nick & Tracey are joined by Honolulu-based designer/creator, Jana Lam (https://janalam.com)! The trio discuss how trial and error moments can help grow a business just as much as big wins (and no one's path to success is the same.) Jana recalls how she grew and found herself through design and how she stays focused and inspired. Plus, with the mad dash to the holidays upon us the gang gives thanks, talk up their festive releases and chat all about ... shop chickens?!? Join us now for episode 7 of Secondary Colors!

    About Jana Lam: Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jana Lam is an artist and designer that creates lifestyle products and accessories for an endless summer.  Her signature is style is all about color, movement and fun!  Each piece is designed bring you a little piece of love and aloha.

    @janalam

    Mahalo as always to our producer Dale Rutledge!

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O‘ahu

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    11/1/21: Secondary Colors EP.6: Entrepreneurship & Artist Sustainability with Erik Abel

    (11/1/2021): Aloha friends! It's Episode 6 of Secondary Colors and artist Erik Abel is on the show! Nick & Tracey discuss tips for putting on a great social media giveaway and strategy for the upcoming holiday season. Our Oregon-based guest Erik Abel shares his artistic journey, the nuts and bolts of his operation and his desperate search to make a difference with environmentally conscious art materials. It's harder than you'd think! The guys also chat about what to look for in a client when saying yes to custom projects and the one thing Erik did during the pandemic to actually multiply his revenue over the past 12+ months. Subscribe and listen now!

    About Erik Abel: Bold colors, geometric patterns, and botanical profiles capture the eye in Erik Abel’s artwork. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, Abel’s work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature. His roots as a California surfer intermingle with his experiences living in the Pacific Northwest as well as traveling to the South Pacific and Central America, imparting an organic, tribal style to his subjects and compositions. Upon a closer look, Abel’s graphic imagery unfolds to tell the story of his paintings. Accents peak through unexpectedly revealing the layers of color Abel cloaks in each piece while loose strokes of colored pencil create detail and dimension. Abel now lives and works in Southern Oregon. His original pieces have been featured in galleries across the country and abroad while his commercial work has attracted clients including Patagonia, Reef, REI and Billabong. Abel gives back to environmental and humanitarian projects through nonprofit partnerships, exhibitions, and commercial projects. 

    abelarts.com
    artdetoxchallenge.com
    abstractpursuits.com

    Mahalo as always to our producer Dale Rutledge!

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O‘ahu

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    10/15/21: Secondary Colors EP.5: Weathering the Pandemic

    (10/15/2021): Nick & Tracey discuss the emotional rollercoaster that the entire world has experienced at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic and what they've personally learned from it so far. From the hurdles they've overcome to the many grateful moments they found along the way (Nick's newborn son! A new shop and uncrowded surf!). Tracey provides some useful advice on steps you can easily apply to your work today to get your creative ventures growing. Nick also discusses the difficulties of time management, weathering the trials and tribulations of mental health in these strange days and the toll that making daily "survival decisions" can have on any business owner during our ever changing times. All this and more in episode 5 of Secondary Colors!

    Contact us at aloha@nickkuchar.com for feedback and we'd love for you to leave a review at Apple podcasts. Thanks!

    Mahalo as always to our producer Dale Rutledge!

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, Oahu


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    10/1/21: Secondary Colors EP.4: Creating The Career of Your Dreams with Maria Brophy

    (10/1/2021): It's Episode 4 and we have art business consultant, author and podcast host Maria Brophy on the show!  Maria goes in detail on how she came on board to help her husband and legendary Posca artist Drew Brophy take his business to the next level. Nick and Tracey discuss with Maria the benefits of setting goals, our collective disdain for filing copyright forms (and recognizing how necessary they are) and the empowering yet terrifying feeling of starting something new.  What do you do when you're faced with adversity?  There are only two options really...you can retreat or decide the only path is forward! San Clemente based Maria discusses licensing and other opportunities you may be overlooking. She shares resources available to empower you on your creative journey as an entreprenuer AND hear the best piece of advice anyone ever gave her. 

    MariaBrophy.com
    www.brophyartacademy.com

    Mahalo as always to our producer Dale Rutledge!

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, Oahu


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