CONTRIBUTORS

Melissa Craig

Founder & Owner

Melissa oversees all aspects of Seeking Stars Art with a focus on creative collaborations, marketing techniques and appropriate partnerships. She is passionate about supporting the arts and those that want to elevate their talent. She established Seeking Stars Art in 2015 in order to provide a variety of artfully-designed products and services that not only benefit the artists and talent involved, but often a charitable organization as well through creative fundraising solutions. She is an active member of the Middleburg Arts Council and has served on the Board of Directors for the new Middleburg Museum.

Ben Kolb

Creative Director, Featured Artist, Instructor & Writer

Ben provides creative direction and team leadership to all shows and events. He also provides art products, paintings, wearable art and other necessary props that are featured at each of these events. He is the owner, resident artist and instructor of Nativibes Studio & Art Gallery in Mannington, WV, and hosts numerous events for Seeking Stars Art at this location.
 

Stacey Patterson

Backstage & Model Management

Stacey is a trusted advisor to the team. She is responsible for all backstage management during events and shows. This includes overseeing the hair, make-up and styling activities, crisis control and final line-up and review of all runway models.

 

She is extremely detailed-oriented and brings high-energy as a master multi-tasker that manages what happens in the backstage environment to ensure a successful show for our audience.

Olivia Sizemore

Sales Associate, Featured Artist & Creative Team

Olivia is not only the primary sales associate for the team, but is also a fine artist herself with quite an impressive art education background. She prefers to work with oils or watercolors and finds inspiration in her Eastern Kentucky upbringing and Appalachian roots.

 

She travels to support all shows and events and is a valued member of the creative team. She also actively supports the Nativibes Studio & Art Gallery.

Grazia Zalfa

Creative Advisor, Featured Artist & Jewelry Designer

Grazia provides creative advice to the team prior to all shows and events. She also provides the bulk of the jewelry designs featured in shows and events. Every piece is a one-of-a-kind, original design and will never be duplicated. Her work is sold exclusively through the Seeking Stars Art.

Holly Markhoff

Contemporary Mixed Media Fine Artist & Fundraising Advisor

Holly is a trusted, active advisor to the contributing team in the areas of fine arts and fundraising activities.  She has a studio in her home in Richmond, VA and in the city's Museaum District. Her work can be seen in corporate collections throughout the state of Virginia, and in private collections nationally and internationally. Her background, experience and knowledge is vital to the ongoing success of the team.

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Seeking Stars Art is an art entertainment company offering creative fundraising solutions, art entertainment events, runway shows, photo shoots and so much more, while actively promoting and advocating for The Arts.

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