A Creative Excuse is a podcast from Hecho a Mano wherein I, your captain on this ship, Frank Rose, interviews creative people in Santa Fe and beyond! Search for it on Apple podcasts or Google Play or use this direct link for whatever app you use. 

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Episode 25: Lindsay Locatelli

Lindsay is a jewelry artist based in Longmont, CO. Her work is in galleries and has been exhibited widely across the U.S.

Episode 24: Andrea Hanley

Andrea Hanley is the chief curator at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. In her 25-plus year career in the arts, she has worked as a curator, gallerist, writer, fundraiser, lecturer, and volunteer.

Episode 23: Kat Kinnick

Kat Kinnick is a multi-disciplinary artist based near Lone Butte & the Cerrillos Mountains, south of Santa Fe. Her work is a celebration of the unique ecology in New Mexico, and it’s abundant diversity.

Episode 22: Todd Ryan White

Todd Ryan White is an artist based in Santa Fe, NM. He has done very important things like been a college professor and worked at a pizza restaurant. But really his passion is making Art - Serious Art.

Episode 21: Chris Casey

Chris Casey is a ceramic artist based in Albuquerque, NM. His work has been shown widely across the US and his Instagram page (219k followers!) is a rich resource of ceramics process videos.

Episode 20: Heather Bradley

Heather Bradley is a ceramic artist living in Santa Fe, NM.

Episode 19: Sydney Cooper

Sydney Cooper is an artist in Santa Fe, NM working in many media. Cooper has exhibited widely, including the Santa Monica Museum in California, the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Allied Cultural Prosthetics in New York City as well as various galleries and other venues. 

Episode 18: Daniel McCoy

Daniel McCoy (Muscogee Creek/Citizen Band Potawatomi) is an artist in Santa Fe, NM working primarily in painting. His work has been shown widely across the US including at the New Mexico Museum of art, SITE Santa Fe, and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

Episode 17: Bess Murphy

Bess Murphy is an Art Historian and Curator at the Coe Center in Santa Fe, NM. She has a M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Southern California and was the co-founder and curator of the A.D. Collective in Santa Fe, an artist-run alternative exhibition space and community.

Episode 16: Leia Zumbro

Leia Zumbro is a jewelry artist living in St. Louis, MO. In addition to showing at Hecho a Mano, her handcrafted jewelry is available widely across the US

Episode 15: Leslie LePere

Leslie LePere is an artist from Harrington, WA. His work is on the covers of Tom Robbins books and in the collections of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Boston Art Museum, LA County Art Museum, and others.

Episode 14: Bonus! Kate Kendall

Kate Kendall is an artist living in Santa Fe.

Episode 13: Karina Hean

Karina Hean is an artist and Visual Arts Chair at the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe. She has served on the faculty of the University of Montana, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Fort Lewis College, and New Mexico State University and holds a BA from St. Johns College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Drawing from Studio Art Centers International, and a MFA from New Mexico State University.

Episode 12: Rebecca Mir Grady

Rebecca Mir Grady is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Santa Fe, NM. Born in Alaska and raised in Maine, her jewelry can be found at Hecho a Mano.

Episode 11: Jason Garcia

Jason Garcia is an artist from Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico. His ceramic work can be found in the collections of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.

Episode 10: Matt King

Matt King is the Senior Vice President of Creative at Meow Wolf

Episode 9: Ben Muñoz

Benjamin Muñoz is a Texas based painter and printmaker. His work is often reflective of his cultural heritage, upbringing, and current surroundings. His favorite dessert is strawberry cheesecake.

Episode 8: Paula Wilson, Mike Lagg, & Kara Duval

Paula Wilson & Mike Lagg are artists living in Carrizozo, NM where they founded MoMAZoZo, an art space and residency program. Kara Duval is a dancer and bodyworker in Santa Fe, NM.

Episode 7: Tricia English

Tricia English is the Publisher of UNUM Magazine.

Episode 6: Terran Last Gun

Terran Last Gun is an artist and Amskapi Piikani (Blackfeet) citizen of Montana working in Santa Fe, NM. He is a recipient of the Santa Fe Art Institute, 2018 Story Maps Fellowship, and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 2016 Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship. 

Episode 5: Bob Ebendorf

Bob Ebendorf is a longtime jewelry-maker and educator with work in 26 museums worldwide. In 2003, the Smithsonian Art Museum hosted a 40 year retrospective of his work.

Episode 4: Erin & Nina Elder

Erin & Nina Elder are sisters, artists, curators, and all around creative geniuses living in Albuquerque, NM.

Episode 3: Ian Kuali'i

Ian Kuali'i is a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) and Apache mixed-media artist residing in Santa Fe, NM. His work has been shown globally in addition to a solo show at Hecho a Mano.

Episode 2: Jared Weiss

Jared is a painter working and residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2015 and his BFA in 2009 from the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Episode 1: Lauren Tresp

Lauren is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor of THE Magazine in Santa Fe, NM.