119: Forget You Facebook with Gwenn Seemel

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today, we’re talking all about why you don’t need social media to make a thriving career as an artist.


In this podcast, you will discover…

How to successfully sell your art using the power and ownership of an email list, rather than social media.

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About Gwenn

Since 2003, Gwenn Seemel has made her living as an independent artist. Her work focuses on questions of identity and belonging, often expressed through portraiture, and it has been featured on Hyperallergic, Boing Boing, Newsweek, and Bust. Gwenn speaks regularly about creativity and culture, both locally and internationally–most notably at TEDxGeneva. Born in Saudi Arabia in 1981, Gwenn has lived most of her life in France and the US. She claims Portland, Oregon as her hometown, and she currently lives on Long Beach Island in New Jersey.


About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion or become better artists. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released in October 2022. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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Listener shout out of the week!

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~Linda Doucette, @lindadoucette59


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity, learn new skills and techniques, and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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