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    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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    9/15/21: Secondary Colors EP.3: Building Your Art Business and Your Confidence with Welzie

    (9/15/2021):Join Nick and Tracey as they chat with Welzie! Well-known Maui based resin artist and Two Crows Surfboards co-founder Welzie discusses his history in the surf industry on the north shore to his growth as an artist and family man. Listen to tips on overcoming self doubt, finding confidence and why comparing yourself to others can be detrimental to your success. Be encouraged as Welzie talks about the importance of being focused and realizing most success does not happen overnight but is a long term process of growth and learning. Oh, and listen to find out how he and a donkey got stranded on the side of the highway and what he learned from it.

    @welzie_art
    www.welzie-art.com

    Mahalo as always to our producer Dale Rutledge!

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, Oahu


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    9/1/21: Secondary Colors EP.2: Perseverance and creating community with Sarah Caudle.

    (9/1/2021): If you’re looking to get out of your creative block or need some encouragement getting started on your artistic journey this episode is for you! Join us as we chat with Sarah Caudle, Hawaii based artist who has grown her operation from making art to simply cover her supply expenses to managing a team of employees and exhibiting her work internationally. We speak about the importance of surrounding yourself with a community of creatives and staying true to yourself as an artist. Sarah’s new project, The Sun Collective may just be a great fit for you to take your business to the next level, too!

    Show Notes:

    @sarahcaudleart
    @thesuncollectivehi
    www.sarahcaudleart.com

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, Oahu
    Big mahalo to our producer Dale Rutledge!

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    Secondary Colors EP.1: The In-House Talent

    (8/15/2021): Join Hawaii-based artist Nick Kuchar on his decade-plus journey into the business of art and finding success.  From moving to a studio apartment in Hawaii with his life and sourcing "free" furniture to running a creative business full time with three young kids.  They dive into staying true to yourself as an artist and treating your staff as an extension of your family. Joined by co-host Tracey Kehler, they share their ups & downs in this amazing industry they love. 

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, Oahu
    Big mahalo to our producer Dale Rutledge!

    Secondary Colors Introduction

    Introduction (8/10/2021): Nick and Tracey Discuss their vision for Secondary Colors

    Making art is fun, but making a living off of your creativity is difficult. Aloha, I’m Nick! I’m a Hawaii based artist and entrepreneur. Join me and my fellow creatives as we take a look behind-the-canvas to discuss the nuts and bolts of successful art, business and making it work.