with host artist Miriam Schulman
NFTs are bridging the gap between art and technology but many artists (including myself) still don’t quite understand what they are and how to do them. In this episode our inspiration is NFT art and its ability to help us explore another stream of income and a look into the future. Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams circulating the internet praying on artists enticing them with quick money for an NFT of their work.
Luckily, our guest, Capucine Jenkins, curator of digital art and NFTs at Saatchi Art is here to demystify the process for us. Class is in session and she’s giving us the NFT 101 class so that you can see the opportunities that exist even if you’re a traditional artist.
“Much of our goal and objective really is to help artists help growing artists and definitely emerging artists make a livelihood for themselves.” – Capucine Jenkins
In this podcast, you will discover…
Everything you’ll need to start considering NFT art:
- NFTs are so much more than JPGs
- You don’t have to be a digital artist to sell NFTs
- Art and technology don’t have to be in contrast of each other
- NFTs are really about intellectual property and assets that allow you control as an artist
Capucine explains the opposing worlds of art before this NFT technology exploded in popularity, and the digital world that now exists for artists to live and thrive in. Capucine says that NFTs give you “a mid-tier place …to be able to have a livelihood.” Because it exists on a technology called the blockchain, there is no middle man, and your royalties, rights as an artist, and proper compensations are baked into these digital contracts called smart contracts.
“There’s this understanding that art and tech are in contrast, or even in conflict with each other, when I think NFT’s actually do the job of bridging that gap.” – Capucine Jenkins
Connect with Capucine Jenkins:
Capucine Jenkins is the Senior Manager of Digital Art and Curator of NFTs at Saatchi Art. She has a BA in Sociocultural Anthropology, as well as a BA in Art History from Auburn University. Prior to joining Saatchi Art, Capucine has worked in numerous museums, most notably at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. She later accepted research and sales strategy roles in prominent galleries, such as David Zwirner and Lévy Gorvy in New York. Spanning a decade, Capucine’s curatorial career has allowed her to organize historical and contemporary art exhibitions for major institutions, established galleries, and emerging NFT marketplaces. She remains passionate about nurturing young artists and innovating digital art spaces. Her favorite artists include Wangechi Mutu, Charline von Heyl, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Thornton Dial, among others.
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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.
After witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, 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, Artpreneur, is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. (SchulmanArt.com/book)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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