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Two girls making somethings out of nothings with their hands. This summer we hope to embark on an epic cross country road trip, interviewing all kinds of artist along the way in order to make a documentary about art and culture in America today. OUR KICKSTARTER IS UP AND RUNNING! follow us and stay informed! Instagram: @soapskeptics Facebook.com/soapskeptics.1

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Artist Perspective: Amy Wilson

This week we are featuring Amy Wilson, an artist based in Jersey City, NJ. In this video, she discusses her views on art making culture, physical space influencing her work, and her perspective on how today's society embraces the do-it-yourself process of creation from beginning to end. Check out more of Amy Wilson's art work at amy-wilson.com
Apologies about the wind, we are working on getting better sound equipment ASAP!
SoapSkeptics has been creating these Artist Perspective short videos as practice and examples as to what our full length documentary film will consist of after we meet with artists across America and film them during our road trip this August. Stay tuned with what SoapSkeptics is doing:
instagram: @soapskeptics

Monday, July 7, 2014

Artist Perspective: Tegan James

Artist Perspective: Tegan James

This week's featured artist is Tegan James, an artist based out of Metuchen NJ. Tegan James takes inspiration from the rainbow after the storm, listen as the journey of transgender and LGBT issues influence they ways in which Tegan James creates lively abstract paintings and how spirituality and acceptance has brought the artists to all of the right places at the right times. Creator of GALA Magazine, featuring LGBT artists online, and exhibiting in the local book store which we also filmed the interview in, To Be Continued... Tegan James has a very open mind about what art is and CAN be.

Keep up with what Tegan James is up to:
instagram: tegan.james77

SoapSkeptics is made up of Andrea Garcia and Rosie McNeill, we are embarking on a road trip August 8- Sept 15 to continue to create interviews and documentaries such as this one with other local artists across America. Stay tuned with what we are doing and have done in the past:

instagram: soapskeptics


Thursday, July 3, 2014


We want to dedicate this blog post to all of the wonderful people who have pledged towards our project and made it so successful with us raising OVER our goal by $90. We could not be more excited and eager to get this road trip happening to we can experience all of the wonderful things ahead. This whole process is about humans being humans and helping one another, from the Kickstarter, to on the road, to collaborating with the artists we'll meet, this is a moment of sincere gratitude and happiness which we will soon share with all whom cross our path! Thank you again, and please let's all take a moment to thank the wonderful folks who made this possible:

Claudia Vasquez
Ernie Garcia
Kate Crowly McNeill
Susie Stephenson
Julie Lausterer
Enriqueta Garcia Oakley
Daniel Garcia
Balbina Leeming
David Leeming
Charles Simmons
Joanie Schneiber
Bob Thompson
Lisa Donnan
Kim Holmes Calhoun
Valentina Gordon
David and Cathy Katz
Eli Garcia
Safi Ali-Khan
Eugenia Vasquez
Stephanie Read
Jeanne Brady
Issa Sabah
Jennifer Daro
Tegan James
Stephanie Katz
Jennifer Reis
Josef Pinlac
Diana Garcia Benito
Fr. Alejandra Lopez Cardinale
MaryKathryn McNeill
Agatha Salvatierra
Doerte Weber
Janet Sousa
Bob Holman
George Rue
Jesse Steir
Emma O'Mara
Emily Evans
Josh Barocas
Jude Fox
Brianna Zukarfein
Chaerin Ahn
Danny Garcia
Berny Tan
Mark Harris
Linda Bradbury
Annette Wehrhahn
Arlene Thayer
Priscilla Beer
Robert Sanchez
Francine Steadman
Wilfredo Benitez
Monica Lowe
Cara Young
Janet Swindler
Miles H. Lewis
Jack West
Emma Stern
Robin Dunn

~And special thanks go to~
Our families, our parents, our siblings, our cousins, our grandparents, uncles, aunts who have supported our crazy ideas since the very beginning. 

Our grandfathers whom continue to provide for their family generation after generation. We would not be the women we are today without such strong family men in our lives.

Professors and professional support received from the School of Visual Arts, special thanks to Jeff Edwards for posting about SoapSkeptics on the Visual And Critical Studies Blog, Annette Wehrhahn for giving us some helpful tips.

Our friends and local communnity for sharing on facebook and social networking to help spread the word along with those who visited us at June Bug and helped us out in some ways: 
Tegan James, Bryn Krenner, Olivia Beer, Brianna Zukarfein, Valentina Gordon, Jennifer Reis, SEEMORIAH, Alex Manikas, Julia Garcia, Kerri McNeill, Tyler Coy, Tara Ali-Khan,  Wilfredo Benitez, Rebecca Grossman, Anda Simmons, Dulce Isler, Melissa Carolyn Maloney, Metuchen Yarn Bombers, Jennifer Daro, Pete Drago, Conner Calhoun,  Destination Moon, Josh Barocas, Walker Evans, Edison Reeves, Susie Stevenson, Mark Harris, The Sentinel Newspaper, Geoff Papas, WRSU FM, The Dream Catcher Girls Molly Weidmaier, Eric Silverman, Jon Johnson, the whole June Bug Committee, and so many more wonderful people. 

Monday, June 30, 2014


We have four hours to raise $809 and reach our goal of $5,000!!!!

We have an amazing support base and we are so extremely thankful to each and everyone of you! We will spoil you all with wonderful little presents later.

But for now, keep sharing, and posting about our Kickstarter, PLEASE!

Much love, much peace, and MUCH thanks.


Monday, June 23, 2014




Help us make a documentary about art and culture across America. The money goes towards our travel costs, equipment, and post production on our book and full length documentary film!

We have great rewards and incentives for those who help us out in some way. Any little bit helps!

Andrea & Rosie


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Artist Perspective: Conner Calhoun


Conner Calhoun is a 20 year old artist of many mediums such as printmaking, drawing, painting, fiber arts and many more. He is from North Carolina and currently lives in Brooklyn. In this Artist Perspective, we talk about ideology and Conner's illustrative prints being inspired by culture and how people relate to the metaphors in his compositions.

To see more of Conner's work visit:

SoapSkeptics is an art group made up of Rosie McNeill and Andrea Garcia. We are traveling across the country in August 2014 to meet with more local artists [of all mediums] and discuss
how culture and society shape the ways in which they make/view art.

Keep up with what SoapSkeptics is doing:

Blog: soapskeptics.blogspot.com
Instagram: @soapskeptics
Facebook: facebook.com/soapskeptics.1
Youtube: youtube.com/soapskeptics
Vimeo: vime.com/soapskeptics
Email: soapskeptics@gmail.com

Help us make this project possible- visit our Kickstarter Campaign to help us reach our goal of $5,000

Thursday, June 12, 2014