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States of the M3taverse

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Cr3ative X NYC, by SearchLight.Art, was the main reference point on art during the largest NFT gathering in the world. This creative-centric event hosted crafted conversations from some of the best artists, musicians, builders, collectors, influencers and pioneers shaping culture in Web 3.0 today. Cr3eative X took place steps away from NFT.NYC in Times Square, New York, at the Edition Hotel from June 21-23, 2022. Below is a recap of the event.

Below is the recap video capturing the 3-day events. 

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About Us

The SearchLight art collective was born from the rise of art on the blockchain in 2021. They rapidly grew an environment that supports inclusivity, diversity, and access for artists globally by providing education, exposure, exhibitions, and events to develop artists coming from a wide variety of verticals (Fine Art, Film, Gaming, Graphic Arts, etc.). SearchLight currently cultivates an artists pool of over 500 qualified blockchain artists. It is treated as a community resource with the goal of providing visibility to artists beyond the existing NFT marketplaces. The group is forming a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) in 2023 to foster ongoing community-driven art events, exhibitions, and experiences to support the NFT global arts community.

SearchLight.Art is a women-led, art organization also interested in innovation and helping to grow the Web 3.0 ecosystem. As such, we help prototype new products and platforms. Additionally, we provide signature events, performances, and exhibitions – helping technology platforms, DAOs, PFP teams, collectors, institutions, and other businesses achieve their goals in Web 3.0 through an informed cultural lens. 

The organization is currently set up as an LLC and has a nonprofit arm for Web 3.0 education and onboarding.

Meet The Team
Leading Community Members


JenJoy Roybal

Founder + CEO

Advisor-Strategist, Partnerships & Events, Curator, Artist, Writer/Editor

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Dr.Ratee Apana

Member, NFT, Digital & Multimedia Artist, Collector, Curator, Travel Photographer, Professor, Director IFFCincy Film Festival, Partner Artesiaa Global Consulting.


Joyce Korotkin

Founding Member + Advisory Committee

Artist, Curator, Art Journalist, Editor, Art Teacher, Set Design / Production


Soo Young Lee

Founding Member

Blockchain Developer, University Instructor, and founder of Vizmesh

(a decentralized NFT gallery and curation platform) 


Rebecca Rose

Founding Member

Crypto Artist, Curator, Consultant, & NFT Hologram Creator


Sondra Bernstein
(aka 4everKurious)

Founding Member + Advisory Committee

Digital Artist, Photographer, Curator,

Collector, Metaverse Builder



Founding Member + Advisory Committee

NFT Artist, Curator, Collector

Advisor & Creative Director


Dr. Lemny Perez

Founding Member

Afro-Dominican writer/poet, psychologist, actor and NFT artist collector and curator


JBR Visuals
(aka Brendan)

Founding Member

NFT Artists, Curator, Designer

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Kas Vegas

Founding Member + Advisory Committee

NFT Community Builder/Artist/Music Producer/ Singer-Songwriter


Kilsy Curiel

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Founding Member

NFT Artist, Curator, Metaverse Creative/ Builder

Project Founder

Founding Member

Artist  Producer / Curator /



Jeff Zavala

Founding Member, 

NFT Educator, 3D Immersive

Storyteller & Social Impact Media Producer


Trish Classe Gianakis

Member, Emmy award-winning artists,

Digital Art Professor, NFT Expert and Artisan

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