Anchorage Fine Arts Society 501(c)(3) was founded in 2008 to encourage and support the integration of fine arts in the community.
We are an educational organization that strives to explore the arts.
By delving into the value of art, the artist, and their artwork, we strengthen the whole of our community.
Ultimately, education about the fine arts gives us stability and a greater understanding of our worth.
We seek to learn the arts, teach the arts and preserve the arts.
Founder and President
Music educator and performer, Beverly Beheim has been active in the Anchorage music scene for over thirty years. As a long time member of the Anchorage Symphony and a founding concertmaster of the Anchorage Civic Orchestra, she observed a need to honor the arts community of Anchorage. In 2009, she founded the Anchorage Fine Arts Society, a nonproﬁt organization aiming to encourage interested community members to actively seek participation in the arts with the ﬁnal goal of preserving it. Beverly’s violin teachers include Robert Quick,concertmaster of the NBC Radio Hour, Leonard Posner, concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Paul Rosenthal, founder of the Sitka Music Festival. She studied pedagogy under Phyllis Young, director of the String Project at the University of Texas and John Kendall, a cofounder of the Suzuki Method in the United States. She holds a degree in Education from Alaska Paciﬁc University and taught at the Anchorage Community College/University of Alaska for twelve years. As a private violin teacher, Beverly had the pleasure of teaching many talented students. Several have gone on to pursue their careers in music.