the art island
curator + community
The Art Island launched in August 2014.
Beth Ferraro is a curator, art connector, photographer and artist, and creative facilitator with a focus on community impact and engagement. She has a BFA in Photography and Design from RIT and has worked in journalism as a photo editor for several publications, including Newsweek and Flaunt. Following her time in New York City and Australia, she was the creative director at Honfleur Gallery and Vivid Solutions Gallery in Washington, DC. Ferraro also managed residency programs, artists' studios, pop-up spaces, and creative placemaking projects in partnership with communities. She was part of the core development team for LUMEN8Anacostia; a light, art, and music festival funded by Artplace and the DCOP. Ferraro has worked with numerous organizations on site-specific public art initiatives, community projects, public programs, and art installations including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building, Martha's Table, Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC, Southwest Business Improvement District, Gallery Y at the YMCA Anthony Bowen, The Pinkline Project, Honfleur Gallery, Van Alen Institute, City First Foundation, Project Create, Washington Project for the Arts, and Women Photojournalists of Washington.
Beth's work as a liaison between artists and collectors offers consultation services, art installation, and curation. Art in the community sphere is the other core tenet of what she does by initiating creative programming, workshops, and public art installations. Ferraro's focus is on how to increase conversations and connections using stories, art, and shared spaces. Her work is rooted in activism, strong partnerships, and holding space for each other with compassion. With her background in both photojournalism and yoga, she brings a holistic approach and understanding of how art can be a catalyst to change the world for the better.
Ferraro has lived in the District of Columbia since 2004 and values supporting local artists. She is also a yoga teacher for seniors, a swimmer, surfer, paddleboarder, novice gardener, and avid bicyclist.
Curator + Art installer
We curate and install art in galleries, homes, offices, non-profits, temporary spaces, site-specific pop-ups, or anywhere!
Community Projects +
We create custom community projects that connect neighbors and communities. Our ideas create more meaningful events and programs for any size organization. Our creative projects are all about the place and the people who already use that space. All of our projects support shared public space and hearing everyone's voice. We are committed to intentional social impact and community engagement.
Art Connecting + Commissions
We will help you develop your own art collection. Our one-on-one service and creative process focus on connecting collectors and artists.
Public Art + Site-Specific Projects
We will fabricate and facilitate temporary public art installations for any location.
Project Management + Creative Consultant
We strategize, plan, curate, and design ideas for any size project.