We partner on custom projects with confidence. Studio Bechtold is proud to maintain artistic alliances that go back 20 years, so our community of designers and artisans functions as a valuable resource. By engaging Studio Bechtold, our clients gain access to this extended group of talented, experienced professionals—all masters in their fields—who can seamlessly join the team under Studio Bechtold's direction.
Based in Dallas, TX, van Enter Studio has a reputation for fearless art conservation (some would even call it "rescue"). Founder Michael van Enter was recently featured in the Dallas News. He created a custom process to remove massive mosaics by Millard Sheets from a soon-to-be-demolished Mercantile Dallas building. He has since restored and relocated them.
Reuben Bechtold travels to Dallas regularly to contribute toward specialized projects and serves as van Enter Studio's East Coast representative. Michael van Enter operated out of Studio Bechtold's workspace while restoring an Alighiero Boetti sculpture for NYC's Museum of Modern Art in 2012.
Based in Port Washington, NY, Port Stained Glass founder Larry Gordon has been designing, crafting and restoring stained glass artworks for over 25 years. His work can be seen in churches and synagogues as well as private homes, and his public art projects have included subway station installations for the Metropolitan Transit Authority in NYC.
Gordon's work with Studio Bechtold spans restoration and new projects. They collaborated to restore the historic Rose Window at Stanton St. Shul (NYC), built a large-scale sculpture for artist Dannielle Tegeder commissioned by the Wellin Museum, and recently restored windows at the Duke University Chapel.
Based in NYC, Aaron Meadow is a career lighting professional whose design and installation experience spans television, theater, dance, architecture, events, exhibits/environments and displays. Thanks to the pure diversity of his practice, Meadow is able to function as everything from a lighting technology and programming consultant to a hands-on creative contributor.
Meadow's collaborative relationship with Reuben Bechtold dates back to the early 1990s. Soon after, he became a primary lighting designer for Chalasa, an interdisciplinary dance company co-founded by Bechtold. Most recently, the two worked together to light architecture with designer Sandy Garnett.
Based in New Rochelle, NY, Leon Dewan is a second-generation inventor, artist and musician who specializes in electronic instruments. He earned a degree in Physics from Yale, and most notably co-invented the Dewanatron family of synthesizers with his cousin, Brian Dewan. Their creations and partnership were recently profiled in the New York Times.
Dewan and Reuben Bechtold have worked together since they met at SUNY Purchase in the 1990s, and Studio Bechtold currently fabricates Dewanatrons' wooden instrument cases. Dewan has also served as an electrical engineering consultant on a variety of retail display and architectural lighting projects.
Based in Los Angeles, Indre McCraw has designed/painted glass for over 20 years, specializing in replications. She earned her BA in Illustration & Art Education from Parsons School of Design. In 1996, after working as a textile designer in NYC’s fashion district, she became an apprentice and Kress Foundation fellow of the St. Ann’s stained glass conservation program.
McCraw frequently works closely with Studio Bechtold's stained glass partner, Larry Gordon Stained Glass Studio. She's replicated work for the Stanford White Cottage in Montauk, The Thomas Edison House in NJ, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, most notably for Langon Chapel, the Cloisters.
Based in Port Washington, NY, Anne DeAcetis is a professional writer and editor, among other creative projects. Her practice spans RFPs/proposals, development (grant-writing) and both creative and corporate ghostwriting. She enjoys the challenge of writing about design and creative vision, finding the words for the compelling story behind conceptual work.
DeAcetis has known Reuben Bechtold and his artistry since the late 1980s, and commissioned him to complete scenic design work for her own solo performance. She has supported Studio Bechtold on proposals and stands as a ready resource for completing applications for public art projects.