Beacon Arts Guild
You are invited!
Beacon Arts is putting together a guild, a directory of local artists, musicians and performers, that will be public on our website. We want our community to know who you are, what do you do and what kind of services you offer. The end goal is to raise awareness and help promote you in our community. Being listed in the directory is free, if you are interested in joining please fill out the online guild application part of the form, we will review your application and contact you before posting any information online. Joining the Guild is free but we ask that you commit to 12 hours of volunteering annually to support the Guild.
A panel of Beacon Arts volunteers will review your application on the following criteria:
Quality of services
The first half of the form is a survey is to guide Beacon Arts on what kind of services you need to grow and prosper, even if you are not interested in being listed on the website we would appreciate your feedback. With the current pandemic and economic crisis, knowing what you need is even more vital. Let us know so we can grow and expand with you.
Rafa is the artist known as "rcxr" and he uses his artwork to create positive conversations and to give visibility to black and indigenous people of color in art spaces. Rafa has donated his work to help advance the mission of Washington nonprofits focused on social justice and education for the Latinx community.
Rafa is an indigenous Mexican artist from Veracruz Mexico. He lived in la Huasteca in Veracruz until he was 5 years old, and then he followed his mom and three sisters to “La Guerrero” in Mexico City. When he was 12 he started working to support his family. He worked as a delivery person, as a waiter, as a general employee at Burger King and Costco, and at printing workshops in La Obrera. Thanks to working in printing workshops Rafa developed a strong passion for graphic arts, and started to create art to communicate his ideas. Today Rafa uses art as a platform to share powerful stories and foster positive conversations about social justice, anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Ife’s intimate songwriting style and subtle arrangements combined with his intense yet broad vocal range make him a natural for adult progressive audiences. He has the ability to balance the scales between complexity and simplicity. Trying to go unnoticed in a bustling coffee house in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district the statuesque performer strikes more than an arresting image to curious patrons. While performing at open mic, Ife was spotted by talent scout Tom Killorin of Play Network. After hearing Ife sing, Mr. Killorin was impressed enough to offer Mr. Ina the opening spot at an event featuring Grammy winning artists Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbell.
Mr. Killorin summed Ife's artistic passion when he said "This is your love and you would do it for free..but you'd like to get paid."
"Ife has played in our outdoor concert series and a private party and we plan for more concerts in the future! His authentic style allows him to deftly move around several music genres which he uses to weave great stories that will break your heart or get you dancing. He is a unique singer and songwriter." - Mason Wiley Associate Director at University Heights Center
“With the right producer he’s and international artists just waiting to happen”, says Tom Mehren of Sounds of Seattle”.
Ray C. Freeman III
Ray is a multi-disciplinary designer, artist, and musician. For forty years, he has designed unique homes in the Northwest. His artwork ranges from jewelry made with his 3D printer to a six-story high art installation currently in development. He develops Augmented Reality experiences through his company WORKSHOP 3D, and he is the bass player for local band The Jaydogs.
I enjoy bright colors, altered forms, and spontaneity. Right now I am creating colorful, stylized landscape pieces using watercolors and ink. These pieces are technical and controlled but painting with water allows for a certain amount of chaos and I try to use that. I am currently making high-quality prints of my pieces for sale, and looking for inspiration, motivation, and collaboration in Beacon Hill.
I just sold my creations for the first time last Saturday at the Day Moon Press South End Public Market. Selling my art has been a dream I have had for a long time. This is just the begining of my journey and I'm excited to connect with the artist community on Beacon Hill. I try to communicate a bit of who I am in my projects, with a focus on bright colorful fabrics, joyful self-care, and my Chicanx heritage.
I am creative with a background in graphic design and video production. My passion for creative planning has lead me to a position where I manage advertising and branding projects from concept, production, to post-production. These projects include social media strategy for boosting online presence of artists in Seattle, logo and web design and art work and print designs for a variety of products.
My skills include creative planning, video production, art direction, graphic design and project management.