#36: Matt Ritchie’s Space Party

Matt Ritchie(@rat136) comes to the house to talk to us about obsessing over his interests, why he does all of his pieces by hand, growing up with “nerd culture,” using pop culture in his art to address social issues, his “Astralnauts” show with Alex Pardee, his unexpected job as a park ranger, working on a show with his son Miles, his Bay Area twall, the influence of Enrique Chagoya, advice for younger artists and being grateful for the fans, and his surprising answer to the David Choe Money question! Please subscribe, rate and review!


Artists Mentioned:

Andrew Schoultz

Beautiful Losers doc

Alex Pardee

Greg Aranowitz

Miles Ritchie

Jon Wayshak

Mel Ramos

Enrique Chagoya

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#35: Beefy Traxx

Another episode of Machine Gun Kelly’s favorite art podcast! We sit down to talk about Jeremy Mann’s pop-up show and his movie “The Conductor”, which leads to talk about street art vs. graffiti, superhero movie talk, white rappers, the episode of Harsh Truth with the Thinkspace Gallery owner(is WTD moving to LA???), pay-to-play galleries, assorted randomness, and we get into Sergio’s brain a bit! What’s really behind the Painted Roses series and when is he gonna stop repeating himself so goddamn much?! We talk about a piece of Sergio’s that goes in a new direction for him and what that might mean for his future and for artists who change in general. And then it just kinda falls apart at the end in true WTD fashion. Make sure you’re following @mainloop for more info about all of his upcoming shows.

Artists worth looking up:


Kathryn Macnaughton

Mark English

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#34: Tony Guaraldi Brown “Obsessed With Perseverance”

Tony Guaraldi Brown joins us to talk about growing up in the Imperial Valley, how he hates drawing on digital tablets and asks us a few questions about what makes a piece of art hand-done and the worth of mass-reproduced art. We talk about what we look for in art at museums, then we talk about the stories behind the reoccurring characters in his work. We talk about how his characters are based on his past and his relationships with his family. We find out what Tony would do with David Choe money, and his top 5 dead or alive! Find his work at TGBart.com!

Topics and Artists referenced:

Aaron Horkey

Franklin Booth

Joseph Clement Coll

“Your Name” anime

Francisco Goya


Mike Mignola

Takehiko Inoue

Gustave Dore

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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#33: The Squeaky Dryer Sketchbook Episode

Who the heck needs a guest?! Josh and Sergio start off by talking about the Moleskine Show book signing, the new cat Greg, their summer painting breaks, and Sergio’s new vlog before getting deep into each other’s sketchbooks. Josh brings his sketchbooks from the past few years; Sergio brings his most recent book and one from 2005 and talk about what they find. They then discuss new directions that Sergio wants to go in. They end by discussing some quotes from the Harvey Dunn book. You should know by now. Some silliness, some seriousness. Sorry about the squeaks.

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#32 Nadezda In The Gray Area

We meet Nadeza at her place in Oakland to talk about her studio space, poetry, ghosts, acting, the Safehouse Atelier, Facebook censoring art, storytelling with mood, balancing your inner child and your adult brain, and more. We then talk about her paintings “The Becoming” and “Secrets” which leads into talk about personal vs. professional character design, creating your own props, her Top 5 Dead Or Alive, her show at Spoke Art and the purpose of shows for the artist. Say hi to her at the Moleskine Project book signing August 25th!

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#31: Za Vue, Anton Pavlenko “Blue Ribbons Burn The Cleanest”

In this special edition of Waiting To Dry, Sergio hangs out with artists Za Vue and Anton Pavlenko while camping in Maryhill, Washington for the Pacific Northwest Plein Air event. They get into camping near an active wildfire, the importance of swimming during a plein air event, brag about our camp food, how Anton damaged another painter’s painting, getting probed, Chewy the Camping Cat, and what makes them choose which events they do. Sergio talks to Za and Anton about their unique painting styles, and we discuss representational vs. abstract in plein air, staying humble after winning awards, plans for a competition-free paintout, and lots of Tech-Talk? about cold wax medium. They talk about their impromptu trip to the Seattle Art Fair and what they liked/ridiculed, and find out Anton and Za’s Top 5 Dead Or Alive! Sergio wraps it up with a brand new segment for the show!

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#30 Bryce Cameron Liston “Beer With A Side Of Cantaloupe”

OH boy this was a fun one! I sit down with the amazing artist Bryce Liston and my good friend and stand in co-host Leon Loucheur and we drink a few beers eat some ice cold cantaloupe and shoot all the shits! We talk about Utah, tell drinking stories near hotel pools, how we judge people that buy our art, how we feel about our art during the process and once complete. We also talk about the arrogance of youth, we talk about social media (but i’m sure you knew that already) the book “The Road”. we talk about the art of story telling, then dive into two paintings by Bryce. then wrap the episodes with more shooting of shits!

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Also Sergio just found himself and will be back next week!

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#29 Serge Gay Jr. “The Legend of the Florida Man”

This episode Me (josh) and co-host Mj Lindo sit with Serge Gay jr. and have another great conversation! about the places where he has lived and how they inspire him. Growing up in a family of artist where they were very supportive of his pursuits in art while at the same time being his harshest critic. he also touches on how he is trying to find a place to call home, his process for developing a solo show, and the struggles of amnesia when it comes to artist names! give it a listen and give us some feedback!

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Best of Waiting To Dry, Vol. 1: The First 15 Episodes

Hey guys. We put together this Best-Of show to help promote the show. Here are some moments that stand out, whether they are funny or insightful, that showcase what the podcast is about. If you’re a fan of the show and want an easy way to share it with your friends you can link them to this episode! If you’ve been a guest on our show and want to share a snippet, you can also link them to the part in this show that you appear. Thanks so much if you share this! We’re really psyched to see this show keep growing and you can help us out a lot with your share. Thanks to all of our guests, whose stories and insights have made this show so fun to do!

Intro: Nate Van Dyke Hates Waiting To Dry

0:01:07 Episode 1: Joshua Lawyer and Sergio Lopez

0:06:00 Episode 2: MJ Lindo

0:09:00 Episode 3: Jason Avery

0:21:56 Episode 4: Monty Guy

0:25:57 Episode 5: Nate Van Dyke

0:43:53 Episode 6: Leon Loucheur

0:47:36 Episode 7: John Wentz

0:58:34 Episode 8: Judson Monroe

1:10:42 Episode 9: Joshua Mays

1:17:29 Episode 10: Ozi Magana

1:26:51 Episode 11: Glenn Arthur

1:36:43 Episode 12: Joshua Lawyer and Sergio Lopez

1:42:00 Episode 13: Aaron Nagel

1:49:19 Episode 14: Emilio Villalba

1:55:11 Episode 15: Joshua Lawyer and Sergio Lopez

Outro: Ozi Magana Hates Waiting To Dry

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#28: Top 5, Dead Or Alive

It’s a head-exploder of an episode! Sergio went up to the Avenue of The Giants to gather ref’ while Josh stayed home to work on moving MJ’s studio. We talk about the upcoming Miyazaki art show, not feeling the pressure to paint, Instagram Live, our top 5 artists, why people buy shit they don’t need, selling prints, TV and movie talk(and why we hate sitcoms), the dynamic between Josh and MJ, middle names, why Craiglist is better than Instagram, and why Flickr should make a comeback. Lots of tangents but it’s a good fun episode to get to know your hosts better.
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