What is the guild?

The Visual Philosophy Guild is a collective group of practicing studio artists who work together to build their professional careers while elevating the status of artists in society. We use our strengths to advance our art practice, our businesses and engage with the community around us. We value art as a profession and seek to bring attention to the needs of artists specifically in Silicon Valley, California.


Check out our profiles below, each link to the artist's website, and scroll down to start collecting work through the Guild Gallery here.


If you are unsure where to begin, or want to determine what type of Collection to start with, take our Collector Quiz!

Who are we?

  • Yori Seeger

    Yori works in figurative sculpture, blacksmithing, metal casting, woodworking and clay.

  • Dana Harris Seeger

    Dana works in painting and printmaking: encaustic, screenprinting and lithography

  • Johanne Marion

    Johanne is a mixed media artist focusing on relationships using acrylic, watercolor and paper.

  • Jeehyun Hoke

    Jee is a visual storyteller working in whimsical illustration.

  • Julie Bovee

    Julie is a painter working in acrylics inspired by natural plants and flowers.

  • Lisa Pelgrim

    Lisa works in a variety of materials from ceramic to digital and installation.

  • Jemal Diamond

    Jemal Diamond creates drawings using materials that range from pens to an ipad.

  • Lisanne Eng

    Lisanne is the designer behind Makana Arts, creating nature-inspired designs using moss, wood, concrete and plants.

  • Kate Deak

    Kate is a fine artist and educator working in painting and printmaking

  • Jennifer Lay

    Jennifer is a mixed media artist exploring her skills in sculpture, illustration, and design

Unique Artwork from our Guild members


Visual Philosophy has built this guild to help build our artists' professional careers. We are committed to creating a culture of sustainability especially during these uncertain times. We all have ways of supporting each other, and by purchasing artwork from local artists, you are sustaining the culture of San Jose and beautifying your life at the same time!

*There are no returns or exchanges at this time, in order to ensure each artist receives their full support, Thanks!



The first tier of artwork in the Guild Gallery is the Everyday Art by Everyday Artists. We are artists who work every day! As part of our practice, we translate our experiments, discoveries and stories into artwork. These are pieces that can be a part of a series, but also one of a kind work that is part of a larger practice. Designed as an entry level into the world of collecting art, these pieces are listed at affordable prices. We aim to provide a way for our patrons to start collecting our Guild Artists' work without being overwhelmed by how to begin. Choose from a range of media priced up to $200. These pieces are relatively small and will suit a wide range of spaces.


Beginning Collector

The second tier of artwork in the Guild Gallery is the Beginning Collector. This gallery is designed with those patrons in mind who have purchased some artwork before but want to expand their collections and support local artists at the same time. Looking for work that speaks to them, that isn't too high in price, and can be a unique piece for their home or office. The pieces in this collection range from $200-$1000 and are one of a kind, medium sized art. Sculpture, 2-D, paintings, prints and all original artwork are included in this tier. 


unique utility

The third tier of artwork in the Guild Gallery is the Unique Utility. This gallery is designed with those patrons in mind who want art in their lives but don't have a lot of wall space, or just want inspiration everywhere they go! These collectors want more than just looking, they want to live with their art on a daily basis. If this is you, then scroll down for items like printed tote bags with your favorite painting, or a hand-made hammer you can use and enjoy at the same time! We also have some branded merchandise here so you can support your local artists and show your community spirit.