Four months after announcing their business was for sale – the outgoing owners of Twilight Artist Collective just announced the Junction shop/gallery’s new ones. From the newsletter they just sent out:
First, THANK YOU for your support! It has been eight amazing years and we are ready to go, but extremely sad to leave.
The new owners of TwAC are photographer and jeweler, Christine Heidel, and local star/fellow photographer, Tracy Cilona! We are SO THRILLED for these amazing women to step in and take over the Twilight legacy. They have big dreams and endless energy, so the future of our beloved gallery is in deserving hands.
Here is what they have to say:
Hello! We are Tracy Cilona and Christine Heidel and we are so excited to be the new owners of the Twilight Artist Collective!
I have spent the last 10+ years working as a program manager for retail and technology companies. I have an extensive background in program management, product development and e-commerce having worked at companies such as Speakeasy, Blue Nile, Disney and Starbucks.
I am also a fine art photographer. My work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Tucson, Olympia and in Seattle (at Twilight!). I love film, vintage cameras and old school, alternative processing techniques. I also love combining photography with other mediums such as jewelry and wax.
Owning a creative business and helping to bring art into people’s homes has been a long time dream of mine. I am so excited to be taking this step to become part of the art community in West Seattle and I really look forward to working with all of Twilight’s artists and customers.
I have been working in the arts and entertainment fields for two decades, with extensive expertise in event production and promotion. After earning my MFA, I began to concentrate more exclusively in the visual arts, working as an educator, artist and curator. I’ve lived in Seattle for close to a decade, working in and studying the city’s nightlife and art scene, with teaching roles at the University of Washington, Green River Community College and the University of Puget Sound.
I am currently on staff at the Photographic Center Northwest, the coordinator of the South Seattle Community College art gallery, co-curator of the independent artist duo, DameBuilder, working artist, and a member of area band Low Land High. Through my work as gallery coordinator and curator I have the pleasure to present multiple exhibits of local and national artists at art spaces and venues in throughout Seattle. My new collection of work is called The Suffrajetsetter’s Series and includes found materials, xerox transfer and embroidery. Oh, and one more thing….I live in and LOVE West Seattle!
We greatly admire the work that Cheryl, Erin and Mary have done bringing Twilight to life over the past 8 years and are honored to be entrusted with its future.
We are full of ideas, but we also want to hear from you! Please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts and ideas for Twilight’s future. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
We hope to meet you at tonight’s Art Walk or in the coming weeks.
Twilight is on SW Alaska just west of California SW (next to Easy Street Records).