BeaconArts Artist and Supporting Members – 2017

Current Artist Level Members sorted by Last Name

::as of July 1, 2017::

Lydia Adams Davis / Instagram /Recording artist, singer, songwriter
Ori Alon / Website / Instagram / The Empowering Clerks Network (Center for Supportive Bureaucracy) is an international organization providing Playful Paperwork services to diverse populations. We offer pop-up office hours in various communities, schools, workplaces and events. Applicants can receive assistance from licensed Empowering Clerks and issue Joy Permits, Refurbished Report Cards, Forgiver’s License (Class A&B), Adult Special Achievement Stickers, DIY Certificates of Recognition, OK Parent Awards, Validation Tickets, Apology Declarations, Pain Deeds, True Friend Diplomas, Happiness Insurance, Free-Play Admission Tickets, Open Carry permit for musical instruments, Clown Visa and more. So far we issued and distributed more than 32,000 official documents.
We believe that the more paperwork – the better.
Emil Alzamora / Website / Instagram / Sculptor
Maria Amor / Website / Instagram /Owner, Atelier Room 205 
Kathleen Andersen / Instagram / Glass and fine art
Kate Aubrey / Instagram /Designer and stylist Kate Aubrey is a unique multidisciplinary artist with a vibrant and distinct aesthetic. She works across the worlds of fashion, events, interiors and installations. Kate’s striking and playful textile art draws inspiration largely from her extensive travels and connection to nature; whether it’s the mesmerising snowfalls of Canada or the flamenco dancers and music of Spain. Willing to take creative risks and push conceptual boundaries, Kate loves working collaboratively with like-minded artists, designers and technicians.
Rhoda Averbach / Contact / Organizer and DJ for community dances in the Dutchess County area. People are also invited to join the Town Crier Dance Jam free Meetup group at:
Markie Baylash / Instagram

Beacon High School Drama Organization – “Beacon Players”/ Contact: Anthony Scarrone / Website / Instagram / The Beacon High School Drama and Theater Arts organization, Beacon Players, brings together students who share a passion for theater and performing arts. The organization promotes theater education, in the performing venue as well as technical theater. Theater education is fostered through major performances, conferences, trips, and student-directed productions that enhance the educational goals of the theater discipline’s courses and productions. Membership is open to all Beacon High School students who share the club’s goal of promoting awareness of theater and performing arts on campus and throughout the community.

Robert Bello / Website /Handmade ceramic adventures that allow people to reconnect with their imagination. From small dwellings to large water features these one of a kind creations embrace the mystery of exploration through various textures and techniques.The artist collaborates knowledge in landscape design and sculpture to create a magical experience to any space. Custom orders and installations available upon request.
Edward Benavente /Contact / Beacon 3D 2016 / Beacon 3D 2015 / Beacon 3D 2014 /Sculptor and Painter
Anna Bergin / Website / Instagram
Tina Bernstein / Website /Across places and seasons, natural twists of trees and branches, skin like textures of their trunks, vibrant colors of the earth, and life around me capture my imagination. I am intrigued by the similarity of nature and the human experience, which at times is fluid and rhythmic and in other instances reflects abrupt and surprising changes.

Samantha Beste / Website / City landscapes: Oil on linen and graphic work

Jennifer Sarah Blakeslee / Instagram / Fine art photography, portraiture, and more
Steve Blamires / Contact / Writer, historian, tour guide
John Blesso / Website / Writer, musician, woodworker
Marika Blossfeldt / Website /Making life a work of art though creative nutrition and lifestyle choices
Hollis Bogdanffy / Contact
Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh / Instagram / The objects and scenes depicted by my images are found during daily meditative walks. Images are recorded and edited as compulsion dictates. The resulting photographs sit at the intersection of observation, emotion and reflection.
 Kathleen Bosman / Contact Professional violist and violinist, teaching and performance. Faculty, Beacon Music Factory
Stowe Boyd / Website / Instagram / Advocating a walkable Beacon
Randy Caruso / Contact / Transportation Art
Maryellen Case / Website / MCaseMedia -MCaseMedia is a full service media sales agency that represents local and national publishers with print and digital assets along with event sponsorships and promotional programs. Additional media planning services also available including public relations.

Ira Chavis / Contact

Caiming Cheung / Instagram  / Jewelry, mixed metal arts.

Stephen Clair Instagram / Musician & presenter of live music events in Beacon; Proprietor, Beacon Music Factory

Nelson Conde / Website/ Contact/ Photography and music/art events

Tom Conroy / Website / I am a fan of all forms of art, particularly music and photography, and I have recently been taking art classes in drawing and painting. I am very drawn to color, nature, urban landscapes, odd shapes, abstraction, and ordinary scenes and objects.

Regan CooverContact /Textile artist, former textile stylist/color quality specialist in NYC, hand-marbling on silk, faux wall finishes, interior design, project management for design and construction.

Pamela Dailey / Instagram / design : architecture : interiors : furniture : graphics : consultation

Deborah Davidovitz / Website / Shadow play animation, drawing, mixed media.
Evan D’Arpino/ Instagram /Still Life and Fine Art Photography
Margaret DeHeus / Contact

Timothy Delaney/Website /Award winning graphic designer and advertiser; watercolors, prints, drawings.

Pascal Demeester / Website /Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Painting, Videos.

Thomas deVilliers / Contact

Jan Dolan / Website / Abstract painting, collage, and mixed media.

Virginia Donovan /Website/Contemporary Painter
Kelly Ellenwood Website Contact / Singer, songwriter, actor, grant writer, producer, arts administrator. Faculty, SUNY-New Paltz. Currently President of BeaconArts.
Emily Ellison / Contact / Children’s music entertainment and education programs – “Emily Music for Kids.”  Hosts the Second Saturday Hootenanny for kids at the Beacon Music Factory.

Jim Eve / Contact / Poet, Writer, poetry facilitator. “Calling All Poets” founder

Agueda Fernandez-Abad / Website / Singer, Voice Teacher
Helen Garcia / Website / Instagram/Contemporary art, acrylic, mixed media

Pamela Garfield / Website /works in and on paper

Scott Garrity / Contact /Fine artist; Watercolor, Oil, acrylics, and pen & ink.

Alan Goldsmith / Website /Photography and graphic design
 Theresa Gooby /Instagram/ Artist, mixed media 
Liam Goodman / Website / Instagram /Photography
Maya Gottfried / Website / Instagram / Maya Gottfried’s books for children Good Dog (Knopf) and Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary (Knopf) have been written about by major media including Publishers Weekly, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and New York Daily News. Her adult non-fiction essay “Untitled,” published in the anthology Half-Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes (Soft Skull Press), was consistently picked as a favorite by reviewers. She has also written articles for many print and online outlets including Our Hen House, The Huffington Post, People Online, Lilith magazine, and
Cindy Gould /Contact 
Carl Grauer / Website/ Instagram
 Connie Hall / Avant Garde Restaurant (website) / Theater artist and administrator
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi / Website / Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi believes in the power of the spoken word to enlighten, educate and delight all who listen! For 23 years, she has shared the gift of story through performance, workshops, writing and story event production.

Erica Hauser / Website /Instagram/Owner of Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main St Beacon.

Kiki HeinckeWebsite /Graphic designer
Angus Hepburn / OffTheCuff-NYActor / Director / Artistic Director / Theatre: mainstage, cafe / Contact
Stephanie Hepburn / Bricktown Theatre Company / Contact
Meredith Heuer / Instagram / Photography
Sommer Hixson / Contact
Linda T Hubbard / Website / Photography of the Hudson Valley
Martha Humphreys / Website / Instagram / Third Muse Metal Arts – Humphrey’s work is primarily silver and jewelry, as well as other small metal works. She also uses alternative and reclaimed materials, as well as found objects and natural objects.
Gwenno James / Website / Textile Artist
Thom Joyce / Contact / Instagram/ Musician and sculptor
Colleen Kavana / Website / Collage Mixed Media Artist on Glass & Canvas
Debra Kaye / Website / Composer

Justin Keller / Website / Instagram /Private lessons in guitar, banjo, ukulele, saxophone, clarinet, flute, songwriting and recording.

Mandy Kelso / Website /Mixed Media Encaustic and oils incorporating elements pre-sculpted by nature. Plein Air oil paintings, large-scale acrylic landscapes, encaustic narrative paintings, and multi-media figure drawings.

Nada Khodlova / Website / Instagram / Nada is a Dance/Movement Therapist and Ritual Dance Facilitator.  Traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern and modern sacred circle dances.

Margot Kingon / Instagram / Textile, multimedia art
Eleanor Kleiner / Website / Instagram /Singer + songwriter with Franco/American folk duo, The Whispering Tree and outsider artist.

Barbara Koffsky/ Painter and printmaker / Contact

Joshua Kogan/Contact
Laura Kohlmann/Contact/Watercolor
Tim Kowalski / Website 
Theresa Kraft / Website/Instagram /Creative professional with packaging, textile, graphic and interior design experience. My motto is: “Life is a package, whether it’s a book, a box, a bag or a house. It is all design.”
Janine Lambers / Website / Art and design in silver leaf
Margaux Lange/Website/ Instagram / Jewelry artist

Carl Vane Lashua / Website / Poetry, Short Stories, Dynamic Sculpture

 Michael Latshuka / Website
Sheryl Levine / Instagram / Mixed Media Landscape and Figurative two and three dimensional works of art that is a fusion of traditional and experimental media, including acrylic, collage and encaustic.
Beth Lewis-Jackson / Painting and installation /Website 
Stan Lindwasser /Website /Abstract paintings on canvas, acrylic paint involving color, texture and spatial juxtapositions.

Claire Lofrese/ Contact

Jennifer Mackiewicz / Contact/ Fine Art

Teresa Marra / Instagram
Basha Maryanska / Website / Instagram/Artist Painter, Curator, International and National Artists Residency Programs Director and Supervisor.

Margaret McDuffie / Website / Margaret McDuffie is a songwriter and jazz singer based in the Hudson Valley, and as a former woodworker designs and builds drums and explores percussion. She has worked with a variety of regional players in club and private settings, and has a reedy, bluesy voice and unaffected approach that lends itself to folk as well as jazz. She is currently recording a series of CDs of original music, each in a slightly different genre, with shared themes.

Melissa McGill / Instagram (Constellation) / /Melissa McGill’s public artwork transforms a castle ruin into a new constellation on the Hudson River. On view through October 2017.
Erin McNally / Instagram / Mixed-Media & Performance
Lee Meltzer / Website 
Ed Mendoza / Contact /Landscape and wildlife photography

Donald Mengay / Contact / Ceramics, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture

Lori Merhige / Website / Instagram /Beacon 3D 2015 / Beacon 3D 2014 /Mixed media sculpture and drawing
Jerry MichalakWebsite /

Karen Michel / Website / Karen works primarily in sound, making a living as a broadcast journalist covering culture/the arts for NPR and doing what she calls “performance documentaries” that combine sound, text, and image–my photographs, ephemera, objects gleaned primarily from dollar stores and souvenir shops.

Elizabeth Mihaltse Lindy/Website
Donna Mikkelsen / Website / Contact / Instagram / Ambi-Play.  Ambidextrous drawing (using both hands at the same time) activates both hemispheres of the brain and it’s FUN!  Ambi-Play opens up pathways to the artistic process through experimentation, free flow and enjoyment.
Bruce Molsky /Website / Instagram / One of America’s premier old-time fiddlers, Bruce Molsky transcends musical boundaries.
Susanne Moss / Website / Cultural photographs of people, places and things from many countries around the world
Deirdre Mullane / Contact /
Ian Murdoch / Contact / Bassist, presenter, and arts administrator
Jessica Nash / Website /Instagram/Abstracted figures & nature combinations. Mixed media, painting, paper, collage, recycled art etc.
Suellen Nelson / Contact 
Terrell E Nelson / Website / Instagram / Video editor, videographer
Jean Noack / Instagram 
Susan Osberg / Website / Susan Osberg is an interdisciplinary artist — writing, dancer/choreographer, films. She is the director of Workwith Dancers Company
Samantha Palmeri / Instagram/ Abstract paintings and mixed media
Sara Pasti / Contact / Former President of BeaconArts Community Association, Currently Director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY- New Paltz
Bonnie Peritz / Contact
Steven James Petruccio / Website / Instagram / Landscape and regional scene painting in addition to natural history illustration. Acrylic and watercolor fine art work. Watercolor and digital media illustration.
Prudence Posner / Contact
Kalene Rivers/OPENSPACE Gallery & Thundercut Design Studio / Website / Instagram / Thundercut Art Installation & Design: We are a creative studio that is obsessed with ideas and execution. Graphic design and web design keeps us sharp and the bills paid.  Art, Projects and Events keep us happy and our souls fed.
Jon Reichert / Instagram / Website / Beacon 3D 2015 / Beacon 3D 2016 /media, paintings, sculpture and furniture
Nadine Revheim / Blog: Beacon Bits / Blogger
Jill Reynolds / Ten Willow Studio /  Ten Willow Studio is a glass design partnership specializing in architectural installations. We create museum-quality glass works that enhance and transform their surroundings. Jill Reynolds is an award-winning visual artist known for her innovative use of flameworked glass.  Also: hello-beacon-2163/
 Rick Rogers / Instagram/ Mixed medium painting
Mark Roland / Website / Gazing into crystal balls to divine the future.
Peggy Ross / Contact
Gina Samardge / Website / Contact / Singer, musician, actress and teacher providing classes for children, school outreach and professional development for teachers in music and movement education.
Chris Sanders/ Website / Instagram / Painter, illustrator, animator, exhibit design – installed and virtual, Textile Special Effects
Akiko Sasaki / Website / Concert Pianist/Chamber Musician/Educator. Co-proprietor of Forte Piano Studio (piano lessons) in Beacon and NYC.
 Melissa Schlobom / Website / Instagram / Printmaker, specializing in woodblock/linoleum relief prints. Installation work, as well as commissioned pieces.
Chip Schwartz / Instagram / Chip’s work is comprised of jewelry, sculpture, and functional hollowware and flatware. The forms and textures are inspired by nature, and in particular, those parts of nature that aren’t readily seen: single celled organisms, fungi, objects in space or deep under water.
Jill Shoffiett / Website / Instagram / A Mississippi native, moved to New York to earn her MFA from Pratt Institute in 1996. Jill’s drawings have been shown in many places, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Drawing Center in NYC. Jill’s ink, acrylic, and watercolor landscapes and interiors, while deeply connected to her Mississippi roots and childhood experiences, are narratives that reflect her belief in the universal human need to create, hoard, and devise systems for basic survival and identity.
Laurel Shute / Website 
George Siejka / Contact / Painter
Zac Skinner/ Instagram/ Inter-connection is what I cultivate in my artworks. It has led me to create a political space where a viewer is engaged, but has the freedom to draw her/his own conclusion. It is a softer political relationship. I believe that for art to function in a non-polarized, intimate political way, it must start with a deep respect for the viewer. My work invites a viewer to participate on handmade chalkboards, incorporated within my visual cacophony of images, and objects, that draw from ecology, non-violent resistance, grass-roots movements, and Zen. Business Member Spotlight: Zac-Cam Studio
David Smolen / Contact / Fine furniture, cabinetry and millwork

Amy Soucy / Website /Instagram/ Singer-songwriter; Evocative songs of life, love, and Earth.

Meghan Spiro / Instagram / Everything I photograph, I fall in love with, even if it’s just for that moment. Food, products, people, events – I capture the light and love behind the lens. I’ve been working as a commercial photographer and web designer in the Hudson Valley since 2006 for small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, and non-profits.

Jesse Stacken / Website /Instagram/Pianist, Composer, Bandleader, Educator. Co-proprieter of Forte Piano Studio (piano lessons) in Beacon and NYC. 

Russell St. George / St. George and Friends originals and covers every Second Saturday band members: Russ St.George * vocals/guitar ; Francisco Mena * guitar; Joseph Nott * guitar; Pete McCaw * bass; Tony DeMarco * drums. Last Minute Soulmates, original music and covers played with originality. Band members: Russ St.George * vocals/acoustic and electric guitar; Francisco Mena * acoustic and electric guitar; Glenn Sacchi * drums; Darren DeMarco * congas (winter soulmate) / Contact
Bekah Starr / Website / Instagram 
Kathleen Stoutenborough / Instagram
Jean-Marc Superville Sovak / Instagram /conceptual swiss-army knife approach
Betsy Swanson
David Swope / Website / Instagram /Painter, white charcoal on black paper
Melissa Tatge / Website /Graphic Design and Branding. From concept development to execution, we create compelling communications that bring your mission to life. Former Project Director Windows on Main Street
Sonia Tay / InstagramCOLORANT – 145 Main Street, Beacon /Naturally dyed clothing and goods.

Sarah L. Terrell/Piano Adventures Beacon / Website / Contact / Private piano lessons for ages 4 and up.

Antony Tseng / Contact

Joan Unterweger
Robert Vye /Contact/ Furniture designed and built to order.

Lynn-Marie Veverka / Website / Instagram /Water Based Media paintings and portraits.
Marcus Westin / Website / Twitter / Drawings, writing, and computer software.
Susan Walsh / Instagram
Catherine Welshman /Website / Instagram /Painter & Artist
Carin Jean White / Website / Instagram / Theatre and Visual Artist- Carin is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her work most frequently revolves around themes of action, space, and memory.
Jessica Wickham /WICKHAM SOLID WOOD STUDIO/ Instagram / Solid wood furniture design and fabrication, using self-sourced and processed local hardwoods.
Amy C. Wilson /Instagram/Kokma – Original Art & Design; Toy Designer and Artist
Craig Wolf / Contact / Writer, journalist
Kenneth Wright / Contact / Beacon 3D / Sculptor
Jayoung Yoon / Instagram/Jayoung’s work draws upon diverse spiritual practices that emphasize clearing the mind and directing attention into the body to achieve a heightened awareness of the present. Her work synthesizes hair sculpture, video, performance and painting to create an immersive sensual and spiritual experience that encourages the viewer to rethink their own personal awareness.
Coulter Young / Website / Facebook /Oil painter specializing in larger than life expressionistic portraits, plein-air landscapes and sculpture.
Lily Zand / Instagram /School of Jellyfish – A design house for the advancement of sustainable living and renewable energy