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Establishing New Art Galleries (In the Middle of a Global Pandemic) w Joye DeGoede and April Howland

This week, fine art creatives and gallery owners Joye DeGoede and April Howland join the Curious Kirby crew to discuss how to establish a new art gallery. With recent knowledge of how to accomplish this challenge in the middle of a global pandemic, Joye and April share their success stories and encouragement. As April puts it, "Don't be afraid to ask... the worst they can say is no and that doesn't change anything... where can I find a yes. I'm going to find one eventually."



Joye DeGoede (pronounced Joy Dee-Good)

Joye is the owner of JoyEful Gallery - Joye DeGoede Fine Art which opened in January 2021 Joye is also the artist behind the original JoyEful Party Animals®. Internationally recognized and collected artist Joye DeGoede of the original JoyEful Party Animals® works juxtapose reality with fantasy, inspiring the viewer to see the fun in the mundane and the vast opportunities for joy in our everyday world. Joye, says “I love painting the surrealistic mixture of animals imitating human habits and in their natural habitat to bring empathy to wildlife conservation...


April Howland

April has been been a professional artist for over 20 years. After studying under a wonderful art mentor in Sedona, Arizona, and receiving her degree, she sought out various acclaimed artists and instructors and began honing her fine art skills. Inspired by nature and animals, April’s primary focus remains steady in her thriving wildlife series and domestic animal portrait business. As she travels the globe from Alaska to Africa for inspiration, April’s eye for composition and design combined with her love of color enables her to create rich and unique art pieces. Her one-of-a-kind style is a successful blend of contemporary and realism. She uses a variety of materials to accomplish her works but her methodology remains consistent... Joye DeGoede | Joyesart.com | Joyesart@gmail.com

Instagram - instagram.com/joyesart Facebook - facebook.com/JoyeDeGoede JoyEful Gallery - Joye DeGoede Fine Art | JoyEfulGallery.com | JoyEfulGallery@gmail.com

34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85266 (480) 223-2411

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM Instagram - instagram.com/joyeful_gallery_joye_degoede Facebook - facebook.com/JoyEfulGalleryJoyeDeGoede April Howland | howlandstudios.com

Facebook - facebook.com/aprilhowland Instagram - instagram.com/howland_studios


Howland Studios | howlandstudios.com 2222 N 16th. St Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 85006 (623)512-2553 Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Instagram - instagram.com/howlandstudios_gallery Facebook - facebook.com/howlandstudios


Please enjoy the podcast and don't forget to join my art chats on Monday and Friday mornings 8 Pacific/11 Eastern and for Wednesday Happy Hour at 4 Pacific/7 Eastern. Monday chats have a topic, Friday is Zen Art Zoom, and Happy Hour is open to anything. To join, message me on Instagram (@curiouskirby or @kirbyplessasart) or join my Curious Kirby Creatives Facebook Group. Music: Michael Shynes Song: A Sweet Suspicion

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