Dedicated artisans with a proven record of success.
The creative geniuses who make it happen!
Cary Michael is a native of Mobile, Alabama and currently resides in Washington, DC. He earned his BS in Fine Arts from Florida A&M University, where he was founder and president of the FAMU Fine Arts Society and graphic artist for the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science. He received his MA in Design Management from Savannah College of Art and Design, and has assisted numerous real estate and non-profit organizations, including the YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters, Inc., with marketing and branding creatives, as well as mentoring of children ages 10-17.
Cary Michael currently serves in the capacity of a Design Examiner for the federal government, Studio Artist at Cheers Art Studio, Frontline ministry at Zion Church, and Mentor for Best Kids, Inc., while devoting his free time to developing his start-up artist collective “The Artbae Society” (artbaeonline.com). He enjoys assisting clients with designs ranging from oil and acrylic paintings to graphic illustrations through his freelance business, SCM Design Solutions, and providing art instruction as a therapeutic recreation.
His artwork has been featured in exhibits at venues throughout the Washington, DC Metro area, New Jersey, New York, Alabama and Florida, and is part of permanent collections. He also enjoys being a socialite, planning small scale events, and is passionate about promoting social change and improving the overall quality of life of others through the effective use of creativity in all endeavors.
Sean B (PharmArtist) is, by profession, a pharmacist. Yet, through rediscovery, he has been driving in the HOV lane towards his "Promised Land" - the Land of intellectual and real property, that is! Enraptured by his passion to help and empower others, love of the entertainment arts, and desire to create generational wealth, this Soulstar is embracing every dimension of himself to bring his "PharmArtistREE" (Pharmacist, Artist, Real Estate Enthusiast) to life. As a pharmacist in the nonprofit sector, Sean B works with a team who provides quality health and advocacy services to clients "regardless of their ability to pay." As an artist, he sings on the worship team at his church and is a member of the Washington Redskins Marching Band Drumline. In addition, as a songwriter with funk, house, pop, R&B and disco influences, Sean B has most recently been in the studio, or the Crockpot as he likes to call it, creating a blend of sweet and savory vibes suited for any palette. As a real estate enthusiast, let's just say he has plans that have the capacity to impact communities and change the narrative of wealth building for his family and others. With these avenues being three integral pillars woven into his makeup, Sean B is on a quest to create an experience, The Sean B Experience, as his brand and reminder to others that good health, true expression, and wealth are all attainable with desire, faith, and the willingness to take action.
The Sean B Experience. This is Artbae in motion.
Ashanti comes from a line of dancers and musicians and she follows in their footsteps. She's modeled for years and has been a star track athlete. However, Ashanti's “Art” is Events Logistics. Her goal is to make your event (whatever it might be) a success beyond your dreams. That’s Ashanti's #Artbae
Andrew Moore is our Programs and Design Strategy Coordinator. His background in arts started with church where public speaking, Easter plays and choir were a part of the Sunday school curriculum. As he got older his artistic side further developed in high school when he joined Dem Raider Boyz step Squad, the dance company and took a liking to architecture. So grew his duality as he balanced the life of multi-team sports player, performing artist and science and technology student. Later at Drexel University while studying for his BS in Business and Engineering he started two companies, Premier Entertainment and Moore Wood. Both of these companies served as the creative outlets where he curated club events, open mic nights, pop-up boutiques and concerts as well as created paintings on his favorite medium; wood. Now working in construction management he uses his free time to create routines and teach the new generation of steppers as one of two coaches for the Lady Raider Step Squad as well as bringing his talents to the Artbae team.
Andrew's Artbae is “step” and teaching/inspiring people to do more than they thought they could. He's not quite a therapist or even a motivational speaker but he's a leader that will take you farther than you thought you could. He uses this to motivate students to not only be successful off stage in classes but also on stage to not only have fun but to win.
Joseph “JB” Covington II is an Educational Content Curator, & Community Advocate who helps organizations create educational experiences that keep students engaged but also give pathways for professionals to be apart of the change they desire to see. He enjoys working with children in underrepresented communities of incarcerated parents and backgrounds. The goal of this type of work is to provide access for these communities to have a more sustainable successful future, but also to create pathways to wealth. JB has worked with students in the education space for the last 17 years of his career. Most recently, he’s curated educational experiences for two non-profits, one being the Hustler’s Guild where he serves as Education Coordinator, as well as a Mentor & Community Partnerships Coordinator. JB is on board to help Artbae organize, plan, and create innovative effective educational experiences and reveal innovative ways for us to engage with our target audiences in the DMV.
JB’s Artbae is swimming, in which he uses to train for triathlons that he partakes in both locally and nationally.
In-House Artbae Artists