Art Slice - A Palatable Serving of Art History

is creating entertaining deep dives into artists and art works

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A discounted version of the 4 dollar tier - you basically get all the same stuff. 

Thank you Ear Buddies!

It means A LOT to us.
  • Official Ear Buddies
  • Patreon only posts
  • Color Surveys
  • Good bits that we cut
  • Bloopers
  • Bonus content *when we have time*
  • A small set of stickers (after six months or one annual payment)

Ear Buddies (with benefits)

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Art Slice is a complicated beast to make, we’re not a show where we can sit down, record, edit and we're done. It takes us about three weeks to make one episode of Art Slice, so we’re often working on multiple episodes at once - to get two episodes out per month. We're a two person operation, we foot the bill for hosting fees, equipment costs, and delicious tacos when we don’t have time to cook. With this tier you put a taco (or microphone) in (or near) our mouths.
  • Official Ear Buddies
  • Patreon only posts
  • Color Surveys
  • Monthly show & tell
  • Monthly Playlist
  • Bloopers
  • Good bits that we cut
  • Bundle o' Stickers (after three months or one annual payment)
  • Bonus content *when we have time*

Super Ear Buddies

$55
per month
All the Ear Buddies benefits - plus at the end of 12 months, or with an annual payment upfront, you'll get two small original artworks (not prints) one each from Stephanie and Russell.
  • Official Ear Buddies
  • Patreon only posts
  • Bloopers
  • Good bits that we cut
  • Bonus content *when we have time*
  • Color Surveys
  • Monthly Playlist
  • Monthly show & tell
  • Bundle o' Stickers (after three months or one annual payment)
  • Two original artworks from Stephanie and Russell

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About Art Slice - A Palatable Serving of Art History

Do you love art?

What about that institutional gatekeeping, privilege, and cognitive in-fog called ‘art speaking’?

Or being talked down to by folks who have spent many anxiety ridden years dodging sharp books thrown at them from their PHD Faculty Advisors?

How about art institutions propping dead artists up on pedestals to make their mega-wealthy-pharmaceutical company owning donor’s collections more valuable?

Or how about the flip side of that, the absolutely watered down, cliff notes version of art history that you could have gotten skimming a wikipedia summary?
OOOF…jee wiz......you kind of hate art now right?

Art Slice, a humorous, inclusive, and Palatable Serving of Art History, brought to you by visual artists and Art Historian Stephanie Dueñas and Russell Shoemaker, may bring you back from the brink.

We cover Art History in a totally different way. We dig into the famous artists you may have slept through during your Art History lectures, and the ones that have been left out; possibly due to their ethnicity, gender, race, sexual identity, or lack of institutional access.

We talk about the context of the time, relate it to today and then we discuss the actual artwork: what’s in it, what it’s about, what’s it made from, what it smells like - is it any good? All from an artist’s perspective, and then we decide if it goes in the Art Slice Museum - which is definitely real and NOT imaginary.

We also feature indie musicians, art material breakdowns (which we feed to our Pantrémons), soundscapes, sometimes a Demon Reindeer and a probably a lot more later.

It’s an audio feast that will make you laugh, make you go ‘hmmm’ - maybe get a lil teary eyed - and remind you how to love again.

Love art again too.


SO WHO ARE YOU?

Stephanie and Russell met in 2015, they basically fell in love immediately, made art, taught art and art history, exhibited art internationally, got married, had some cats, worked for those institutions and gatekeepers of art - and then in late 2019 finally admitted what they knew all along - man this shit kind of sucks.

So in 2020, they had to move from their throne amongst the coastal elites back to their midwestern roots, but *positive* they could afford to pay rent and make Art Slice in their spare time, for you, for free.

By 2021 Art Slice was chugging along. The brave little toaster that could, but was often, and is still often, always a day or four late.


WHY SHOULD I GIVE YOU MONEY THOUGH?

Art Slice is free...we want it to be free. We’re agnostic-but-still-into-astral-god-bods-and witchcraft, matching chore coat wearing artists for godsakes.

But Art Slice is not free to make, no no no. In fact, the curse in disguise - people actually really digging the show - has made our costs go up. And to be perfectly honest, Art Slice takes up so much of our free time that we barely even have time to make art anymore. Our cats hate us. We need a shower. But we want to make the Art World a better place - even if it's just a tiny portion of it… your donations, big or small, help soooo much, even just as a morale boost. 

BUT WAIT, DIDN’T I FIND YOUR SHOW BECAUSE OF AN INSTAGRAM AD?

Yes, it’s true - we budget about 10-40 bucks a month on Instagram boosts, because we spend SO MUCH time on this podcast, we want the show to be a success, and more artists and podcasting listening folks hang out on Instagram. We don't like IG either - but it's effective. 

OKAY ANYWAY... GO ON....

By donating you cover our costs and hopefully there’s some left over to actually go see art work in person, we’re going to run out of artworks we’ve seen in person eventually... We need to see them, smell them, and stroke them softly when the guards aren’t looking - it's okay we are professionals.

TLDR

These take a lot of time to make - it’s just us the two of us doing it all - donating can put a taco in our sleepy faces when we’re too busy to cook.

Eventually we’d like to add full on videos - with our faces, quit our day jobs, own a small goat farm, and get back to making art (and still making Art Slice).

Love, your ear buddies - Steph and Russ.
Goals
50% complete
Cover our monthly costs!

We've estimated the monthly cost of hosting, Adobe suite for video releases, much needed audio equipment upgrades to make our editing lives easier, and tacos from down the street on nights that we are too busy writing or recording to cook for ourselves. 

Meeting this goal means we don't have to sweat the small stuff and we can focus on making Art Slice!
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