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Suggested Donation is a podcast devoted to the arts in all forms. Hosted by two contemporary painters, Tony Curanaj and Edward Minoff, the conversations provide an insight into the creative mind. By speaking with both traditional and non-traditional artists and craftsmen, curators and restorers, we create a dialog through which we discover common ground across disciplines and spaces united by a love of and deep devotion to skill.

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Suggested Donation is a podcast devoted to the arts in all forms. Hosted by two contemporary painters, Tony Curanaj and Edward Minoff, the conversations provide an insight into the creative mind. By speaking with both traditional and non-traditional artists and craftsmen, curators and restorers, we create a dialog through which we discover common ground across disciplines and spaces united by a love of and deep devotion to skill.

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Great podcast if you love figurative painting

By roxybwood - Jul 14 2019
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I enjoy this podcast. The only complaint I have: please stop pronouncing Trekell in such a way that it rhymes with freckle 🤣 If you listen to Savvy Painter you will hear the proper pronunciation. I hope this doesn’t seem jerky! Keep up the good work ❤️

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By Gabeism88 - Jul 09 2019
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Love this podcast. Humble perspectives from real and struggling professional artists.

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185 Ratings
Average Ratings
178
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Great podcast if you love figurative painting

By roxybwood - Jul 14 2019
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I enjoy this podcast. The only complaint I have: please stop pronouncing Trekell in such a way that it rhymes with freckle 🤣 If you listen to Savvy Painter you will hear the proper pronunciation. I hope this doesn’t seem jerky! Keep up the good work ❤️

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By Gabeism88 - Jul 09 2019
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Love this podcast. Humble perspectives from real and struggling professional artists.
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podcast - Suggested Donation

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Suggested Donation is a podcast devoted to the arts in all forms. Hosted by two contemporary painters, Tony Curanaj and Edward Minoff, the conversations provide an insight into the creative mind. By speaking with both traditional and non-traditional artists and craftsmen, curators and restorers, we create a dialog through which we discover common ground across disciplines and spaces united by a love of and deep devotion to skill.

Rank #1: Episode 4: Jacob Collins

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JACOB COLLINS

Jacob is a seminal force in the realist movement. He has taught and mentored countless artists, and inspired many more through his beautiful painting.  His commissions include a Supreme Court Justice, a U.S. President, and his “Eastholm Project” which was a conduit to the forming of the Hudson River Fellowship. He has been featured in numerous interviews and articles, including a profile in "The New Yorker." In the late nineties, he founded the Water Street Atelier and has been at the center of the Atelier Movement ever since, now through the Grand Central Academy. We are excited to bring you a conversation with a teacher, mentor and close friend to both of us. There was no way we were going to stop this conversation short so we just let it go long form. Hope you enjoy it.

Edward Minoff

Carolina, Oil on Canvas, 22 x 20 inches, 2006

Gerard, Oil on Linen  16'' x 16'' inches, 2002 

The Hen Islands from Eastholm, Oil on Canvas, 50'' x 120'' inches, 2008

Apr 15 2014
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 31: Burton Silverman

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We hope this one is worth the wait: We recorded with a legend in New York City Realism, Burt Silverman.  Burt has had a long career spanning over six decades. His list of shows and honors is far too extensive to state here, but some highlights are the inclusion of his work in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and the New Britain Museum, to name just a few. Burt is known for his figurative paintings, portraits and illustration for publications such as the New Yorker. He is also known as a generous teacher, a beacon for generations of young artists. Burt’s name has been at the top of our list since the inception of Suggested Donation Podcast, so we are honored to finally have the chance to present this conversation to you. We are grateful for all of your positive comments and your patience during our recent podcast drought. We recently switched to a different software and hope that the sound is still of high quality - please let us know your thoughts. Enjoy!

http://www.burtonsilverman.com

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<p>Beach Chair Series II</p>
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<p>Alabama Spring</p>
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<p>Night Dancer II</p><p> </p>
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<p>Ingenue</p>
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<p><span>Portrait of Emil Goldfus 1957</span></p>
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<p>Church Protest</p>
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<p>Walking Together</p>
Nov 29 2016
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 10: Steven Assael

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We are honored to have been joined by a legend in the world of contemporary figure painting, Steven Assael. Steven has been a central figure in the realist painting world for decades, instructing at the School ofVisual Arts and at the New York Academy of Art. His work is represented by the prestigious Forum Gallery in New York City.We explored Steven's introduction to art, and what continues to inspire his outstanding paintings. The conversation goes very deep into Steven's philosophy, ranging from cave paintings to Bruce Lee. 
Thanks to the Salmagundi Club for hosting us in their inspiring Library, and to the excellent sound engineering skills of Jay Braun. 
See more of Steven's work at: http://www.stevenassael.com/

Preparation of the Bride, 1994, oil on canvas, 96 x 108 inches

Julie, 2008, graphite and charcoal on paper, 13 x 14 1/2 inches

Oct 28 2014
2 hours
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Rank #4: Episode 37: Jeremy Mann

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End of Summer blues got you down? Well, the lads have the cure for your post-summer hangover- THAT'S RIGHT!! Boo-ya! Another dynamite Suggested Donation Podcast coming at ya! The fellas had a great time drinking wine and talking shop with artist Jeremy Mann in his home in Oakland California.

http://redrabbit7.com

The Forgotten (version two - Neglect) - 48 x 48 inches - Oil on Panel

Nadezda - 51 x 45 inches - Oil on Panel

Empire - 42 x 84 inches - Oil on Panel

SF11 - 48 X 48 Inches - Oil On Panel

Oct 05 2017
1 hour 45 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 33: Adam Miller

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http://www.adammillerart.com/index.php/paintings

We met up with one of the brightest young stars of the realist art movement, Adam Miller, for a fascinating conversation. We could easily have talked for hours - Adam was incredibly generous sharing his ideas and expounding on his allegorical work. He is a huge talent and if you are unfamiliar with his paintings do yourself a favor and take a look at his work on his website. We hope that you enjoy this one as much as we did!

"Harvest", Oil on canvas, 72" x 36", 2015

"The Finch Collectors" Oil on canvas, 71" x 47", 2016

"Twilight in Arcadia", Oil on canvas, 2013

Mar 22 2017
1 hour 53 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 22: Joseph McGurl

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It’s been a while, but we are back with another riveting installment of Suggested Donation Podcast! 
We sat down with an artist who is widely considered to be one of the greatest living landscape painters, Joseph McGurl. Joseph’s paintings fuse vivid detail with a textured surface creating paintings that possess real presence. His works are painted using only his plein-air sketches, scientific knowledge and large doses of imagination. We discuss his philosophy on art, technique, tools and his love of science. We are grateful to Joseph McGurl for generously sharing his ideas with us. Thanks always to the Salmagundi Club for hosting us, and to Jay Braun for his many talents. Enjoy the show! 

http://www.josephmcgurl.com

Dec 08 2015
1 hour 38 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 27: Mario Robinson

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We sat down with Mario Robinson for a great and completely unedited conversation - we have been wanting to record with him for a while and we finally had the chance on the heels of the release of his excellent new book about painting in watercolor: Lessons in Realistic Watercolor. We hear about his epic journey from Oklahoma to New Jersey to the US Army to Brooklyn to Alabama and back to Jersey. Mario is a friend and a hugely talented artist so we had a blast with this recording. We hope that you enjoy our conversation with him as much as we did! Thanks to the Grand Central Atelier where we recorded, Kelly Foss and of course the lovely and wickedly talented Jay Bran (Braun-Braun-Braun).

http://marioarobinson.com

http://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Realistic-Watercolor-Contemporary-Classical/dp/1580934455/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464756073&sr=8-1&keywords=mario+robinson

Jun 01 2016
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 25: Brian Booth Craig

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We sat down and had a fun conversation with sculptor Brian Booth Craig. Brian has a show of his sculptures at Bernarducci Meisel in New York City that opens on April 7.

http://www.bernarduccimeisel.com/current/index.php?pageNum_rsExhibitions=1&totalRows_rsExhibitions=2

http://www.meiselgallery.com/lkmg/artist/index.php?aid=106

http://www.brianboothcraig.com

Amanda I, Bronze, 2015

Carey, Bronze, 2015

Emily, Bronze, 2015

Diane, Bronze, 2015

Apr 07 2016
1 hour 53 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 2: Graydon Parrish

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Graydon Parrish, "Sean", oil on canvas

Hey friends,

In this episode we talk to the very talented artist, historian and educator Graydon Parrish about growing up in Texas, searching for a proper artistic education, his work with color theory and the future of classical art. There are even NYC police sirens! What more can you want?

Mar 04 2014
58 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 41: Peter Van Dyck

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We are very excited to present the latest Suggested Donation Podcast with Peter Van Dyck. Peter’s paintings are a perfect storm of talent, integrity, dedication, intelligence and raw coolness. His subjects range, but have hovered recently over place. His work is a favorite of ours and so many other painters with whom we speak. He is cerebral and hilarious and this episode is already a hall of famer. We hope that you enjoy getting to hear more from this singularly talented painter and good friend of the podcast.

https://www.petervandyckart.com

Peter Van Dyck

Peter Van Dyck

Peter Van Dyck

Peter Van Dyck

Mar 22 2018
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 20: Juliette Aristides

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 Juliette Aristides is a monumental figure in the classical art community. Her three books on painting have been hugely influential to a generation of artists, with a new, fourth book in the works. Together they create a context for the pictures of some of the most revered contemporary classical realist painters by placing their works next to a lineage of old master and 19th Century paintings. Juliette continues to inspire scores with her own painting and drawing, teaching, and lectures. She is also an old friend and we were happy to finally catch her on a trip to NYC to record a conversation at the Salmagundi Club. Thanks so much for a great discussion Juliette. And, thanks always to Jay Braun!

www.aristidesarts.com

Juliette Aristides, "Roses", oil on Linen, 28 x 28 in

Juliette Aristides "The Bowl", oil on linen

Juliette Aristides

Juliette Aristides "Touch", oil on linen, 18.5 x 26.5

Jul 14 2015
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 42: Stephen Bauman

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https://www.stephenbaumanartwork.com

We sit down with talented figure artist and teacher Stephen Bauman at the US campus of The Florence Academy of Art to discuss his journey from studying and teaching in Europe to being  the Director of the Anatomy and Ecorche programs at The FAA.  

May 02 2018
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 18: Daniel Graves

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We are very excited to announce the latest installment of Suggested Donation Podcast featuring artist, and founder and director of the Florence Academy, Daniel Graves. Daniel is a titan of the Classical Realism/Atelier movement and we are deeply honored that he took the time to sit down with us and share his ideas. We were lucky enough to schedule an evening at the Salmagundi Club  during his recent trip to inaugurate the newest branch of the Florence Academy here in the US, in Jersey City. Daniel is unparalleled in his tremendous impact spreading Classical training and the ideals of humanist art, and we sincerely hope that you enjoy this conversation. Thanks to Daniel Graves and to Susan Tintori for organizing the recording, the Salmagundi Club for hosting us, and Jay Braun for being a dear.

http://www.danielgravespaintings.com/index.html

http://www.florenceacademyofart.com

Survivor of Abstract Art
Oil on linen
80 x 60 cm
(31.5 x 23.75 in.)
2013

May 28 2015
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #14: Our First Episode!

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Tony and Ted uncomfortably take the mics for the first time!!!

Hello friends! 
Ted and I met each other 20 years ago in New York City train tunnels doing grafitti. We talked about how much we loved to paint amongst the rats and grime and realized that we were big art nerds. We started this podcast as a way to talk about the arts, share our opinions and interview interesting artists about their craft. Yes, we are still big art nerds.

Enjoy our ramblings!

Tony 

Feb 15 2014
2 hours
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Rank #15: Episode 19: Cesar Santos

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We were recently joined by acclaimed artist Cesar Santos, who dropped by the Grand Central Atelier while in town for the Art Miami show in NYC. We had a super fun and energetic conversation about art, getting into galleries, boxing and more. Thanks again to Jay Braun, the Grand Central Atelier and Cesar Santos! 

Next Door Neighbor. 36 X 28 in, oil on linen

Welder. 63 X 40 in, oil on linen

Amore. 29 X 22 in, oil on linen

http://www.santocesar.com

Jun 23 2015
1 hour 28 mins
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