Owner, Co-founder, Designer, Curator, Builder
Luke champions the ideals of kindness, collaboration and ethical business practice. Luke aims to strengthen the art world and crumble impediments created by a culture which largely hails competition over collective gain.
Inspired early on by natural builders and sculptors like David Nash and Patrick Dougherty, Holden has devoted his life to the development of passion.
Luke also co-founded the Lucidity Festival which is a Lucidity is an open-source transformational arts and music festival. The Lucidity invitation to the participants is to co-create the festival experience & environment alongside the loving Lucid Family.
Lead Builder, Gallery Operations & Sales Management
Ryan (Ray Ray) Dixon
Co-founder, Artist Acquisition and Gallery Curation
Jordan Quintero was born in 1981 in San Jose Ca. He spent his childhood between the Bay Area and the Central Coast of Ca. Graduating with a degree in Art from UC Santa Cruz in 2005, he has shown and curated shows with many of the top emerging artists on the west coast, tirelessly refining his craft and expanding the scope of his practice.
A finish carpenter by trade, specializing in custom residential and commercial interior re-models but with experience in cabinetry, scenery fabrication and general contracting, he finds a natural synthesis of skills with the Branches Mobile Gallery designs and installations. He has been attending and producing underground EDM events since they were called raves and has an intense passion for art, music, culture and culture that unites people in celebrating life.
Co Founder, Chief cat herder, Operations Management
Tuffy Luffaguss originally came from the cultural wastelands of Marin County California but now resides in the super awesome though bullet riddled West Oakland Ca, when she is not traveling the world making and building art. She enjoys all mediums of art and it's many expressions. She joined Branches in the Summer of 2011 and found a love of freedom and natural building through creating each individual Branches Mobile Gallery.
Tuffy has worked with many large scale art installations including The Flaming Lotus Girls' "Mutopia", Shrine's "The Basura Sagrada Temple" and "The Temple of Flux." She likes things that are practical as well as beautiful and inspiring. She finds that she is able to hit that trifecta most often creating large scale structures and art installations. And that makes her happy!
Lead Builder, Gallery DJ
When I play for an audience I am attuned to their needs, I contribute to the environment through an observed nonverbal conversation existing between myself and my listeners. I mix deep global grooves with tribal, and west coast downtempo, while seamlessly integrating sounds from a familiar past with rich historical content ranging from bluegrass and folk, to reggae and hip-hop.I create an upbeat and danceable soundspace for fine art gallery openings, festivals, gatherings, and premier music venues.