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.
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.
Tara Kraft loves paint. And ink. And rocks. She thinks of her works as geology in fast-forward, allowing the characteristics of a material to interact with her intentions in an ever-alluring play of forces. She enjoys allowing her materials to express their unique qualities and physics, creating unexpected and powerful moments.
MMSoul - Megan Menkveld
MMSoul is a business rooted in compassion and love. Its goal is to spread positivity and increase feelings of self-worth for everyone through collage art and creativity. Events and workshops by MMSoul offer a safe place for people to explore their feelings and purpose, and to be part of a small group of others doing the same. This is for anyone seeking self-care, self-healing, self-love, internal reflection, greater intuition and generally getting in touch with their thoughts and feelings. MMSoul also includes original and reproduced art for sale.
Day Moon Press - Therese LeNoir
Therese LeNoir at Day Moon Press does letterpress printing for custom projects (invitations, business cards, commissioned prints, ex.) and retail items (cards, broadsides, prints, & book arts). For custom work we use both handset type and plates made from digital designs, as appropriate; for retail items and personal projects we preference handset antique type, linoleum & wood relief cuts. Our storefront also carries printed objects from several other artists who use our space and equipment.
Purple Heartist - Heather Sparkles
Heather Sparkles is a visionary artist with a background in realism and a focus on the spiritual world. Her artwork has a dreamlike quality to it; rich with color and emanating with powerful messages of hope and healing. She works primarily with acrylics, but paints with watercolors and oils as well. Heather finds most of her inspiration in nature and uses her intuition and emotions to guide her paintbrush. Portraits, animals, and imaginative landscapes are some of her favorite subjects to paint.
Iskra Fine Art
I create mixed media artwork that addresses sense of place, urban disruption and the counterbalancing healing power of nature. I work in photography, painting, drawing and digital printmaking, bringing all of my media together in a unique digital hybrid. I come from a printmaking background, and although usually digitally produced, my work resembles silkscreen or lithography, with qualities that are mysterious and difficult to categorize. I also write, and share my essays on place, contemplative art and the intersection of art and politics on my blog and on Medium. I have had my own design business for many years, and am accustomed to collaboration. I welcome commissions and customization of work for interiors. My work is included in the King County Portable Works Collection, and the collections of Kaiser and Virginia Mason.
Experiencing jean mann's intimate, personable performance is akin to sitting around the kitchen table, catching up on the news of the soul.
A storied, genre-hopping contemporary singer-songwriter, she performs on tenor and acoustic guitars, baritone ukulele and harmonica. All to accompany an arresting, texture-laden vocal style.
With eight CD's in her catalogue, jean has toured regionally and nationally since 2000 and Europe since 2014, and has been teaching ukulele since 2011.
Mama Ashlee @ Rainbow Pirate Crafts
I'm a Mother, Teaching Artist, Community Coordinator and Kids Activities Director for local music festival. I'm currently teaching Pre-K & Kindergarten art teacher and Journaling guide. I have lived on Beacon Hill for 9 years. I love my neighborhood and city. I have worked in preschool and elementary schools for over 10 years. I work with Beacon Arts and Wildcraft Kids as Vice President of both. I enjoy kayaking, camping, cooking outdoors, gardening, and spending time with my loved ones. One of my personal mottos is, Make Art Everyday!