Clubhouse Conversations

Two Coats of Paint uses the Clubhouse app to present discussions about art and the art world. Clubhouse is like talk radio — live conversations and audience discussions, unedited, unrecorded and presented in the moment. We are dedicated to providing interesting art content for studio listening. Readers must download the Clubhouse app and follow the Two Coats of Paint Club in order to get notifications of upcoming events and join the conversations.

Monday, September 20
“In Conversation”
hosted by Two Coats of Paint, 11:30
With Peter Dudek and friends. Peter is an artist, a partner and creative director at Bascom Lodge (an Arts-and-Crafts-style lodge at the peak of Mount Greylock in Massachusetts), and a faculty member at SVA and Hunter. Read an excerpt of the book is writing about teaching, at Two Coats of Paint. Stay tuned for more details about the special guests.

Monday, August 2
“Ask a Painter”
hosted by Two Coats of Paint, 11:30 am (edt)
Sharon Butler and Catherine Howe discuss Catherine’s opulent new paintings, on view at Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York through August 27 / Image: Catherine Howe, Mica Painting (Interference Gold/White/Champagne Silver), 2021, pigments, acrylic mediums, glass micro-beads, gloss white and metal leaf on canvas, 36 x 48 inches.

Monday, July 26
“Ask a Painter” hosted by Two Coats of Paint, 11:30 am (edt)
Sharon Butler talks about “Love Devotion Surrender Dedication,” a painting show at Rick Wester Fine Art, 526 West 26th Street in Chelsea, with co-curators Mary Shah and Rick Wester, participating artists, including Tom McGlynn, Alyse Rosner, and Cat Balco. The show was inspired by, and dedicated to, the 1973 album Love Devotion Surrender by Carlos Santana and Mahavishnu John McLaughlin. Artists include Debe Arlook, Cat Balco, Sharon Butler, Max Kellenberger, Amanda Marchand, Tom McGlynn, Jill Moser, Stephen Mueller, Andy Richter, Alyse Rosner, Wendi Schneider, Andrew Schwartz, Mary Shah, Barbara Takenaga, Alex Turner, Lydia Viscardi, Nicole Wassall, Tenesh Webber, Alex Yudzon

Monday, July 19
“Two Coats Review of Books” hosted by Two Coats of Paint
Sharon Butler talks to sociologist Hannah Wohl who, in her new book Bound By CreativityHow Contemporary Art is Created and Judged, explores the notion of “creative vision” through the lens of the NYC art world. This is the book that can explain what we do to all to our families and non-art-world friends. Wohl is an assistant professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara. 11:30 am (EDT)

Monday, July 12
“Ask a Painter” hosted by Two Coats of Paint
Sharon Butler leads a conversation with abstract painters Deborah Dancy, Erin O’Brien, Susan English, all of whom have work on view in a summer group show at Markel Fine Arts in Chelsea. 11:30 am (EDT)

Monday June 28
“Ask a Painter”
hosted by Two Coats of Paint
Sharon Butler leads a conversation with painter Sue Havens. Sharon contributed the catalogue essay for Sue’s solo show at the University of Las Vegas Marjorie Barrick Museum. Museum Director Alisha Kerlin, curator Jason Lazarus, and painter Stephen Westfall, join the discussion. 11:30am (EDT)

Monday, May 24
“Ask a Painter”
hosted by Two Coats of Paint
Sharon Butler talks to EJ Hauser about “Voyagers,” her solos show at Derek Eller, and Alyse Rosner about “Trusting the River,” her solo at Rick Wester Fine Art. 11:30am

Thursday, May 13
DUMBO Open Studios Marathon Art Conversation, hosted by Two Coats of Paint, organized by Sharon Butler to kick off DUMBO Open Studios.
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Introductory Remarks with host Sharon Butler and DOS organizer Ariel Willmott /Alchemic Sonic Environment “The Art and Science of Deep Listening,” an integrative experience designed to invoke states of reflection, receptivity and exchange. With Satya Hinduja.
10:00 – 10:45 AM: Host Matthew Deleget, artist and co-founder of Minus Space, a DUMBO gallery with an international roster of artists who focus on reductive art practices and contemporary abstraction, speaks with artists and special guests.
10:45 – 11:15 AM: Ceramicist Lauren Skelly Bailey hosts “Parenthood and Pots” with Regina Ferrell-Fagan.
11:15 – 12:00 PM: Hosts Beth Dary and Jeff Wallace will discuss Main Window DUMBO, an artist-run project since 1980, focused on bi-monthly, site-specific installations. Artists Amelia Carley, Patty Fabricant, Etty Yantiv, Cecile Chong, Paul Simmons, and Anne Peabody will discuss their experiences creating installations for the window.
12:00 – 1:00 PM: “Artists Showing Artists” with host Elizabeth Hazan, director of Platform Project Space. Patrick Neal will discuss his current solo exhibition. Artist Jennifer Coates will talk about curating exhibitions.
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Host Becky Sellinger will talk to the Smack Mellon resident artists Brian Hudson Huang, Catalina Ouyang, Doménica García, Ezra Wube, Jesse Chung, Patricia Encarnación
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Host Laura Karetzky will discuss “Painting the Narrative,” an exhibition at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park. Artists in the show include Laura, Jennifer Coates, Judith Linhares, Ernesto Renda, Kyle Staver, and George Towne. She will be joined by some of them, as well as exhibition organizer Dee Shapiro.
3:00 – 4:00 PM: Host Teri Hackett will discuss studio life during lockdown, painting, and her current show, “Around the Bend,” on view at High Noon gallery. With gallery director Jared Linge.
4:00 – 5:00 PM: “What’s Good?” Host Alexi Worth envisions a bar-style dialogue with other Brooklyn artists and critics about current/recent exhibitions. Happy hour at 20 Jay Street.
5:00 – 6:00 PM: “Art for Social and Environmental Action” with host Samantha Taylor, who will discuss how art can inform and create dialogue about conservation, effect social change, and make our communities more equitable, both on the wall and on the move.

Monday, May 10 
“Conversations with…” hosted by Two Coats of Paint.
Guest host Adam Simon, Brooklyn artist and co-founder of legendary art projects Four Walls and the Fine Art Adoption Network will tease out ideas about the artist’s life. With Munro Galloway and Shirley Irons. 11:30 am

Monday, May 3
“Rote Beauty” hosted by Two Coats of Paint
Three artists whose work addresses lyricism and the sublime in a fleeting world. Zach Seeger leads the discussion with painters Ashley Garrett, Eric Hibet, and Andy Mister, 11:30 am

Monday, April 26
“Conversation with…” hosted by Two Coats of Paint
Elisabeth Condon leads a conversation with Carrie Moyer, on the occasion of Carrie’s knockout show at DC Moore. 11:30 am


Monday, April 19 
“Conversations With,”hosted by the Two Coats of Paint Club
Featuring conversations with rotating hosts. This week David Humphrey and Jennifer Coates discuss “Goya’s Graphic Imagination” at the Met and Wilhelm Sasnal’s solo at Anton Kern, 11:30 am.