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Artwork for Entertaining

GET THE CONVERSATION GOING WITH ART

The holiday season is upon us and we’re getting ready for seasonal décor, delicious food, and gatherings of loved ones. Having family and friends over for Thanksgiving dinner is a great excuse to redecorate and show off your space! Your guests will be mingling in your sitting room, dining room, and maybe even the kitchen. Why not spruce up the dining room with new artwork?

What type of art do you place in a dining room?

Rows of chairs and layered place settings create a motif of repetition in the dining room, and artwork is the perfect addition to give the room personality and flair.  Placing artwork in the dining room is going to be your personal preference in terms of style and color palette, but we’re here to let you know how to go about it like a pro!

The rippling pattern in Kitty Uetz’s piece below breaks up the hard linear lines of the furniture while the subtle color palette pulls it all together with soft cream tones.

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Click image to see more of Kitty Uetz’s work.

If your dining room is large and could use some warmth, a painting on canvas will add dimension and energy to space. An abstract with texture and loose, organic shapes like Nancy Eckles’ piece is a great way to contrast the linear atmosphere created by tables, chairs, and lighting fixtures!

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Click image to see more of Nancy Eckles’ work.

Design Trend: Style with Red

A bold trend, painting walls red stimulates appetites and increases food cravings. So what better place to put this color psychology to the test than in the dining room? Red is most often associated with love and Valentine’s Day, but it’s also energizing. It excites emotions and encourages conversation, which is perfect when bringing diverse groups of family and friends together over the holidays. Too much red can causes irritation, so offset the color with playful patterns and fun shapes. Artwork is the best way to break up a bold color wall and provide visual relief to the room. Clara and Marlene’s work below serve as the perfect example.

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Click image to see more of Clara Berta’s work.

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Click image to view more of Marlene Sanaye Yamada’s work.

If abstract artworks aren’t your preference,  florals, or landscapes are a gorgeous addition to any room and there are so many choices for any time of the year! Warm and neutral tones are perfect for fall and winter if you’re going for a more calm vibe in the sitting room.

Browse our online collection of artworks to find the perfect piece for your home >

Questions?

Are you interested in the availability of the above artwork? Please call Elizabeth, ADC’s Gallery Director, at 513-723-1222 or email elizabeth@adcfineart.com for more information!


Savor Seasonal Artwork

PUMP UP FALL DECOR WITH ART

Summer has come and gone and temperatures are slipping down to the perfect autumn weather. Fall is a favorite season for so many of us! Who can resist the beautiful colors of changing leaves, the cool evening sunsets, and the excitement of a new season? The best way to capture this time of year is through artwork!

Bringing the outdoors in through artwork is my favorite way to decorate for the season! It lets us enjoy the beautiful landscapes a little longer, not to mention the warming effect of the rustic colors of fall!

AUTUMN IS IN THE AIR

What is it about fall that ignites nostalgia in us all? Jumping into piles of leaves, crisp morning walks, warm cider in your most comfortable chair. There’s so much to love about this season!

Here are a few of my favorites this season. The warm colors of each piece create an inviting atmosphere for every space.

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Click the image to see more of Tom Towhey’s work.

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Click the image to see more of Trish Week’s work.

ABSTRACT INSPIRATION FOR INTERIOR DECORATION 

If you prefer abstract works, let rustic shades inspire your space! Toned-down colors are a foolproof way to give your space a little seasonal mood while being true to your taste for abstract artwork!

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Click image to see more of Cheryl Martin’s work.

FOOLPROOF PAIRINGS

You can’t go wrong with a fall landscape and wood furniture. The natural tones accent the beautiful outdoor scenes. Use a landscape with touches of green accented with leafy florals to show love for both seasons and the beautiful transition from summer to fall!

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click image to see more of Kevin Poole’s work.

Questions?

Are you interested in the availability of the above artwork? Please call Elizabeth, ADC’s Gallery Director, at 513-723-1222 or email elizabeth@adcfineart.com for more information!


Cincinnati’s Favorite Event Venue

Art Design Consultants’ “Gallery in the Sky” is bright, beautiful, and BIG!  

Everyone wants to throw an unforgettable bash, whether it’s a wedding, birthday, or retirement party. Usually the hardest part is finding the perfect venue to set the stage. At ADC there is nothing else like our gallery space. Everywhere you look you experience something, it could be a wall filled with colorful, contemporary art, or the sweeping views of Downtown Cincinnati and Mount Adams through our floor to ceiling windows.

When there is an event at the ADC gallery, one of the most exciting parts for us to see is the transformation of our space. With a large, open floor plan surrounded by beautiful art you can create the event of your dreams. The style options are endless. From the color scheme and layout to the theme and food selection, there hasn’t been a repeat yet – and we’ve held many a parties!

Our gallery is the perfect blank canvas for your next event.

  • Holiday Party
  • Charity Benefit
  • Alumni Dinner
  • Anniversary
  • Birthday
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Wedding Ceremony and Reception
  • Brainstorming Sessions
  • Corporate Networking Hour
  • Company Dinner

We have availability in November and December and for 2017. Contact us to start planning the perfect party! Call the gallery at 513-723-1222 or email  litsa@adcfineart.com

UNFORGETTABLE PARTIES

an example of a special event at the ADC gallery

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GLAMOROUS WEDDINGS AND RECEPTIONS

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Art Design Consultants‘ gorgeous ‘Gallery in the Sky’ space was the ideal location for our black tie wedding reception. It portrayed to our guests our ‘couple personality’ perfectly. With Julie Fleisch‘s assistance at Elegant Fare Inc, Michael and I were able to create our event to be a beautiful blending of modern urbanism with art deco flair along with a splash of exquisite southern cuisine!” – Catherine

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CLASSY CORPORATE DINNERS

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Promote Yourself

CHIC PARTIES

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ADC GALLERY EVENT FLOOR PLAN 

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Learn more about renting out the ADC gallery on our events page

or by calling 513.723.1222 


We Love Working with You!

MEET OUR TEAM!

We have an incredible team here at Art Design Consultants and Blink Art Resource! We have a passion for art and a true dedication to making sure our clients and artists are receiving top quality service. We’re an energetic and creative group that not only knows how to work hard to get the job accomplished, but has plenty of fun along the way. We love working with you!

Some faces you are familiar with, but we want to introduce you to a few key members in our rock star team!

LITSA SPANOS

PRESIDENT OF ADC, AND FOUNDER OF BLINK ART RESOURCE

Litsa works closely with her clients during projects, nurturing them through the art selection and custom framing process. She helps clients determine their fine art tastes, offers the gallery space as a unique event venue, and donates her time helping raise money for worthy causes and families in need. She loves connecting artists with a diverse clientele including corporate, healthcare, hospitality and private collectors to create beautiful spaces!

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Litsa reviewing floor plans to place the perfect pieces of art for her client!

ALLISON BANZHAF

SENIOR ART CONSULTANT

During both large and small projects, Allison works alongside our clients from beginning to end. As Senior Art Consultant, her job entails project timeline projection, helping clients choose the right artwork and custom/contract framing, and seeing each client through to the day of delivery and installation. Allison has been our leading lady for consistently bringing in new projects and new clients for the past nine years. Not only did she recently finish our largest healthcare project in partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Kolar Design, but is also an artist herself! See the artwork she created below!

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Allison standing next to her work at SPECTRUM Miami. She sold this work and received another commission! Click image to see more of her work.

ELIZABETH DAVIS

GALLERY DIRECTOR AND MARKETING DIRECTOR

As Gallery Director, Elizabeth sees to the effective running of ADC, including the formulation and organization of exhibitions, such as Art Comes Alive, special projects like the annual catalog Blink Art Resource, international art expos like SPECTRUM Miami, and managing artist relations and client projects. She also oversees all marketing efforts including brand management, messaging, and public relations.

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Elizabeth holding an abstract by Tom Owen. This beauty found a home down in Nashville, TN. Click image to see more of Tom’s work!

SARA HADORN

ASST. GALLERY DIRECTOR AND ASST. MARKETING DIRECTOR

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Sara works on projects large and small for ADC and Blink Art Resource. With her attention to detail she helps keep each project looking its absolute best and finishing on time! Sara also manages the artwork checked into the gallery and the inventory database and the social media channels for ADC and Blink Art Resource.

CHELSEA TUCKER

DIRECTOR OF BLINK ART RESOURCE

Chelsea acts as an artist and client liaison for Blink Art Resource. Now in its third year, Blink proudly promotes over 300 artists to interior designers and art consultants across the nation. From day to day you might find Chelsea working with artists to make sure their needs are being met or strolling through art expos around the country making new friends!

Come visit Chelsea at SPECTRUM Miami Nov. 30 – Dec. 4!

Get VIP show tickets HERE!  

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Chelsea holding the 2016 edition of Blink Art Resource. We’re gearing up for another incredible year!

SANDY EICHERT

ART DIRECTOR 

Sandy makes sure that all of our artists look their best by keeping the website up-to-date and laying out the pages of Blink Art Resource. She also helps to keep our social media relevant and does several other graphic design tasks such as creating mock-up final looks for out residential, corporate, and healthcare clients. This process includes digitally placing works of art in client spaces to help them imagine the final look and better understand scale.

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Sandy proofing the Blink Art Resource Catalog pages hot off the press!

ERIN HARTMAN

ART CONSULTANT 

Erin’s focus is on building corporate relationships within the Cincinnati region as well as Louisville and Dayton. As an art consultant Erin uses her knowledge of art and design to select the perfect artworks to create the overall mood the client desires to achieve. Is your corporate lobby feeling a little bland?

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Erin standing with photographer Brian Truono. She sold four of his photographs recently to a client!

MATT ESTENFELDER

MASTER FRAMER 

Matt is an experienced framer and does a fantastic job on installs. With his creative background as an artist he is always suggesting unique ideas for framing to truly make your special piece one of a kind.

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You can tell by the socks that Matt is a super fan of FFC. He did a fantastic job framing out the scarf, which all of the players signed. What a great gift for our client!

MAXWELL REDDER

PREPARATOR

Maxwell handles all artwork that comes into the gallery as well as artwork going out. He aids in the installation, packing and shipping of artwork. He also helps with the artwork management and selecting works for the ADC and Blink Art Resource websites.

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Maxwell working hard on an install for one of our clients!

 Artists, have business questions you would like answered? 

Clients, have a new office needing artwork? 

Interior Designers, need that perfect piece to complete your design?

Connect with us and have your questions answered on our Meet the Team Page!