Dan Rigney – our Vice President, Meeting Organizer and Speaker Extraordinaire.
Our beaconarts.org website lately averages over 9K hits per month! Thank you Kelly Ellenwood, Ed Vermehren & Robert Rodriguez.
Kelly is also our Holiday Queen of Recycle, Reinvent & Rejoice – She joined with the City of Beacon for the annual tree lighting and helped bring the holiday season to the whole community.
Thank you Kat Stoutenborough, the Weekly Email Magician who sent 76 email newsletters to 750+ subscribers!
Ed Benavente is not only our CFO who manages our finances, but is an artist extraordinaire – BeaconArts signs, dog parade floats and the upcycled Bicycle Tree.
Brenda M Deleon is our QuickBooks Czar who manages our transactions that have more than doubled. She is also the new proud Momma of baby girl Acadia Marie.
Scott Tillitt has guided our publicity and helped get the word out.
Kiki Heincke is designed our new Logo and is the Ad Maker & Beacon Map Maker of which over 12,000 were printed and distributed!
Jennifer Smith is our BeaconArts Map drawing artist who has kept up with all the new members!
Michael Benzer, Kelly Ellenwood & Rick Kaplan – The Membership Team who have grown the membership in all categories!
Jennifer Konig – Our BeaconArts Secretary who keeps us on track and is our facebook guru.
Terry Nelson who keeps the Kiosks updated and is launching the new Beacon Independent Film Festival that just received a DCAC grant.
Victoria Batchelor who every month has a great show at the Rhinebeck Savings by a BeaconArts Artist.
Penny Hahn, our Legal Mind who is always there to answer questions.
Many Thanks to our Project Directors:
Stephen Clair – the Music Man: Pancake Breakfasts, Beacon Riverfest, Rhythm on the Riverfront and Beacon Music Factory!
Melissa Tatge, Hannah Andersen & Larry Guzman – The Windows on Main Magicians
Theresa Gooby – The Beacon Open Studios and Big Draw Mastermind who just got her third Dutchess County Grant!
Jennifer Mackiewicz – Chair of the BeaconArts Awards that raised $6,000 for the General Fund and $1500 for the Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts at a spectacular event at the new Roundhouse Waterfall Room!
Dan Weisse, Kalene Rivers and Cary Janks – the Electric Windows and Projected Animation Magicians
Linda Law and her storytellers, musicians, dancers and fire gods – Winter Solstice Queens and Kings
Joseph Bertolozzi and Rob Penner who created the Beacons of Music Art and Concerts.
And Nelson Conde who is launching the new Beacon Jazz Festival.
And Special Thanks to:
TheBeaconArts Artists, Business & Friends Members – you are our sustainers.
The Galleries, Artists, Restaurants & Shop Owners that make Beacon Second Saturday every month such a success.
Our Art Along the Hudson partners who help publicize the arts in the Hudson Valley far and wide.
Our BACON partners at Dia:Beacon and Beacon Chamber and Scenic Hudson, Long Dock Park and the River Center who help strengthen our community.
The City of Beacon – Randy Casale – our Mayor, the Beacon Highway Department & the Beacon Recreation Department – always helpful with banners, holiday décor & kiosks, events such as Riverfest and the Holiday Tree Lighting and for initiating the Beacon Loop Bus from the train to Main Street.
And all our Sponsors – Bob McAlpine, Kitty & LT of the Beacon Natural Market, Rhinebeck Savings Bank, DCAC, George Mansfield and more….. your support is greatly appreciated.
Happy Holidays from Linda,
The Thankful President
And the Entire BeaconArts Board –
Dan, Ed, Jennifer K, Kiki, Kelly,
Michael, Terry & Richard