Our Team

Heather Gibson

Principal and Creator of Sentry Arts Art Advisory Services, Heather is a business manager with 25 years’ experience in art direction and planning, art advisory services, framing, and art restoration. She is an expert in project budgeting and proposal development and a focused management professional. Heather works with clients of all levels to achieve their business objectives and results.  She has the ability to quickly assimilate information and develop creative solutions with ease as well as coordinate cross-function collaborations.

Under Heather’s guidance, our team helps companies and institutions create cohesively branded environments through art, graphic branding and signage.

Shawn Beeks

Shawn Beeks is a practicing visual artist, educator, and designer. Shawn earned a BFA from the University of Georgia while establishing a skateboard company, and an MFA from University of the Arts in painting. He has over 20 years of combined experience in custom framing, art handling, installations, conservation and exhibit curation all along the east coast.

Melanie Bernier

Melanie is a visual artist, actor, and musician. She has over 15 years of experience in arts education and administration. Bernier holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Dirt Palace (Providence), and Evening Hours (NYC). She has toured the US with several bands and frequently acts on stage and in film.

David J. Fitzpatrick

David has over 10 years of experience as an arts administrator and project and operations manager. He specializes in strategic planning, effect organization, and best practices for small businesses. Prior to joining Dot Connector Studio, David worked at Sentry Arts LLC, Studio IQL, and CWP Graphic Design Studio. He holds a certificate in Project Management from Temple University and a certificate in nonprofit management from Drexel University.

Tyler Kline

Tyler is an artist, educator, and curator living and working in Philadelphia. Kline grew up in Stone Mountain, GA, studied Architecture and Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design and received his BA in Anthropology and Sculpture from Portland State University and a MFA in Installation and Sculpture from The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts.  Kline currently teaches sculpture, art history, and design at Rowan University and 3D Design at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, digital Media and Techniques at Rowan College of South Jersey, as well as being a collective member of Pink Noise Projects in the 319 building in Philadelphia.

Siri Langone

Siri Langone is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice focuses on painting and sculptor. She completed her MFA at The University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. She is a passionate and engaged gallery professional with a diverse range of experience involving museum fabrication, and years of art handling experience.

Yuan Yao

Yuan Yao is an art director, graphic designer, and illustrator based in Philadelphia. She completed an MA in Graphic Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA in the Graphic and Interactive Design program at the Tyler School of Art. Yuan is proficient in environmental graphics, exhibition design, graphic design, illustration, and interactive media.