Well here we are at episode 14 recorded 2 weeks before our Dry Tortugas residency application is due. I can think of no better guest to be the capstone for this part of the podcast. We were fortunate enough through Shannon to be able to sit down and talk with Mark Golden. Co founder and CEO of Golden Artists Colors. Mark is not only a paint maker but also hosts a residency, The Golden Foundation Residency where 18 lucky artist a year get to go to Paint and tinker with materials for a month at Golden Paint in Upstate NY. Passionate about art residencies and the communities they create Mark also sits on the board of the Alliance for Artists Communities which is a resource for art residencies around the world. We had a great conversation ranging from the history of Golden Paints to residencies and artists. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did getting the opportunity to talk to Mark.