Director, Gallery One Visual Arts Center
Monica Miller has worked with arts organizations for over 15 years in fundraising, grants management and professional development for artists. Monica’s primary responsibility is to ensure that Gallery One is relevant to the community it serves. Before moving to Ellensburg from Seattle, she oversaw artist grants and professional development at Artist Trust and was a member of SOIL, an artist collective. She also had a brief stint as the Fremont Solstice Parade Director. Monica considers her major accomplishment the advocacy of percent for art program with the Ellensburg Arts Commission, but is a daily advocate for artists. She hold a BA from the College of William and Mary and an MA from Johns Hopkins University in Museum Studies. Her latest endeavor is the event, Confab where she hopes to provide artists and communities opportunities for networking, inspiration and tools for a sustainable arts community! Monica grew up as a military brat visiting museums around the world. She wanted to be a potter for a brief stint and now makes ceramics dinosaur fossils with her five year old Porter, plans camping adventures with her husband, artist Justin Beckman and rides her bike when time allows!
Not Just a Pretty Picture
BY MONICA MILLER
@ VOL 3
ON JUN 05, 2015
Monica Miller discusses the challenges of running a community art center that looks like a fancy gallery. Beyond the white gallery walls lies a place to make messes, develop relationships and explore your creativity, but not without some cost.
Lifelong Art Practice
BY MONICA MILLER
@ VOL 16
ON JAN 18, 2019
Artist Stephen Rock takes an evolving look at how to “Get Your S*%t together.” Over a lifelong journey, he takes us from early works done under his art teacher father to installation pieces, public sculpture projects and innovative large format inkjet prints. Each period of exploration contributes to his current mixed process digital print works. He lives in Seattle, WA and is represented by the Seattle Art Museum Gallery.