Litsa’s Blog

Best of 2016!

The “Best of the Year” blogs are always our favorite to pull together because we get to review all the amazing projects and shows we accomplished with our artists! From our outstanding client projects another milestone year for ACA, to the success of our Blink Art Resource Artists, we’re thrilled to give you the top highlights from 2016. And as always we would never be able to accomplish any of what we do without the amazing staff at ADC and Blink Art Resource, and without the support and encouragement from our artists, friends, and family!

NEW CLIENT PROJECTS

Graydon Law

Over the years, Graydon Law has been an incredible support of Art Design Consultants through our annual art competition, Art Comes Alive as a Purchase Award Partner. So when they moved into their new downtown offices they couldn’t wait to select artwork. We loved working with the law firm to select artwork that reflected their new space and brand.

Graydon Law is now the owner of artwork sourced from local Cincinnati artists. Curating this vibrant collection has been one of our favorite projects this year and we’re so in love with the finished product!

Art Design Consultants corporate art project at Graydon Law in Cincinnati, Ohio. Art Design Consultants corporate art project at Graydon Law in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bahl & Gaynor, Inc.

Corporate executives are always faced with the challenge of increasing employee productivity. Bonuses, constructive feedback, and supportive leadership are some of the common recommendations, but what about the physical workplace? Our environment can either drain or stimulate our energy and where else can mental energy be quantified but at work?

More and more companies are realizing that investing in art for the office is an investment in the wellbeing of their employees and their business as a whole. From wall graphics to original artwork, we had a great time outfitting Bahl and Gaynor’s offices with vibrant pops of colors to add beauty to their white walls.

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PWC

We had a great opportunity to select artwork for PricewaterhouseCoopers‘ newest location in Columbus. PWC is one of the largest professional service firms in the world with over 50,000 partners and staff nationwide. They do a remarkable job reinforcing their brand through the office design and artwork select for their spaces.

See the full corporate art project gallery here! 

 

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 

Cincinnati Children’s is a local pediatric hospital ranked among the nation’s best. We’ve been working with the medical center for years, but this year was the biggest project we’ve partnered with them on – the new Clinical Sciences Pavilion.

Our senior art consultant, Allison Banzhaf, collaborated with Kolar Design to curate the vision for the new structure, from art selection and framing to installation. The new structure boasts over 600 beautiful works of art bringing new life and healing inspiration to the space and its patients.

Many of the pieces present a biological theme, imitating microscopic views of Petri dishes, swirling plasma, and organic shapes. The variety of artwork reflects upon and inspires continued collaboration between researchers and clinicians for future innovations.

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 See the full list of healthcare projects here!

 

MILESTONE YEAR FOR ACA

Art Comes Alive is our annual art contest and exhibit that awards over $250,000 to artists through Gallery Contracts, Publishing Contracts, Purchase awards and so much more! We had a milestone year, not only in the amount of awards given away but a change of venue. We held the awards ceremony in the School of Creative and Performing Arts, which really elevated the event to truly match the caliber of the work we exhibit. ACA is always an incredible reception to celebrate artists’ talent and dedication to their craft.

Art Comes Alive 2016

Art Comes Alive 2016

Get the full recap with all the photos here and see the artist winners here.

BLINK ART RESOURCE EXPANDS

From inception in 2014, Blink Art Resource has grown exponentially from the print publication and online platform to a nationally recognized brand exhibiting around the country.

touch-points-annualBut in 2016 we added another fantastic feature to help artists expand their career with our Artists Opportunities. Year to date we have included over $17,000,000 in grants, RFPs, exhibitions, and calls for artists on the Blink Art Resource website for artists to apply to and gain new exposure!

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Artists, there are still a few spots left in the 2017 print catalog. Don’t wait another year jumpstart your art career. Call Chelsea at 513-723-1222 to inquire about your page!

EXHIBITED ARTISTS NATIONALLY

Blink Art Resource launched our national artist tour in 2015 at Art San Diego and we haven’t stopped since!

Artexpo New York

We blew Artexpo New York out of the water with our book launch party for the 2016 Blink Art Resource Catalog. It was fantastic to finally show off the publication! With it’s high-end, soft-touch cover and unique design elements, artists and designers couldn’t put Blink down! We say it was a huge success!

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Artexpo New York 2016

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Artexpo New York 2016

Art Santa Fe

Art Santa Fe was a brand new destination for our Blink artists. From glinting, earth-toned beads on bone to contemporary abstract with electric rays of color, our booth housed 26 of our Blink Art Resource artists and showcased a stunning array of mediums and subjects. (Scroll down to see the entire list of artists below).

Get the full recap here!

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Art Santa Fe 2016

Spectrum Miami

Residential clients purchased artwork for the home and their office space, while trade buyers like interior designers and facilities managers connected with artists on large commissions for upcoming corporate, healthcare and hospitality projects!

At Spectrum Miami 2016 Blink Art Resource held our first “High Design + Fine Art Interior Design Challenge”, where we invited designers to submit their best design on our Facebook page. The three designs with the most reactions designed our feature wall pulling inspiration from Brian Goodman’s vibrant abstract photography! Interior Designer Ingrid De Villiers was the ultimate winner and pictured below is her stunning design.

Get the full show recap here!

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Our feature wall at Spectrum Miami 2016

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Spectrum Miami 2016

2016 WOMEN OF THE YEAR RECIPIENT!

Cincy Chic, Cincinnati’s favorite online lifestyle magazine, named Litsa “2016 Women of the Year” for her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping others succeed through art!

Read the full article here and learn about our exciting news and big projects for the New Year!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 


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