Beauty Independent Announces Beacon Award Winners

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Indie Beauty Media Group (IBMG), publisher of Beauty Independent (BI) announced the winners of its inaugural Beacon Awards during a live virtual celebration on Sept. 30th. This program, the first of its kind, is exclusively focused on recognizing innovation and excellence in independent beauty and beauty entrepreneurship.

The editorial team at Beauty Independent selected 75 nominees across 15 award categories. Winners were then determined by a panel of 15 expert evaluators assigned to four evaluation committees based on their background and expertise.  The evaluation process also took into account testimonials, provided by Beauty Independent subscribers, whose voices represent the diverse and thoughtful community the publication serves.

“Although the indie beauty segment has made inroads in the beauty industry, it’s still dominated by legacy players,” says Beauty Independent Editor In Chief Rachel Brown. “However, consumers are increasingly voting with their dollars

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Beacon Gallery show offers refuge with friendship, fashion, and fun

“Real F.R.I.E.N.D.S” at Beacon Gallery is a little jolt of sunshine. Jamaal Eversley, a painter and multi-media artist, called on a dozen friends to put together an exhibition about collaboration. The show, which features pieces by individual artists and collaborative works made with Eversley, is a tribute to community as a source of succor, joy, and generation. To that end, there are live painting demonstrations each week.

Eversley structures the show around his artistic avatar, called Spencer Ward, whom he refers to as “a bold nerd.” In the artist’s own works, Spencer is rendered simply, as an orange rectangle with glasses. High-keyed and graphic, Spencer always tilts, mouth agape — like the rest of us, set off kilter by the winds of change and whimsies of the heart.

"Nerd of Hearts" by Jamaal Eversley and Fernando Fula, from 2019.
“Nerd of Hearts” by Jamaal Eversley and Fernando Fula, from 2019.Jamaal Eversley and Fernando Fula/Beacon Gallery

The poppy portrait “S. Ward

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