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Big Art, Big Impact

We love oversized artwork because it can impact a room in a BIG way! Often times smaller works are hard to admire from a distance and can lose their ‘wow’ factor next to other items in the room. But dare to be bold and go big with art keeping these tips in mind!

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“Dawn Patio” by Ron Gordon.

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“Things Are Looking Up” by Paola D’Angelico.

Thinking Outside the One Big Box

Oversized artwork doesn’t always have to be one single mass. Use artwork that consists of various panels to help break up an expansive wall and fill up the space.

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“Archilochus View” by Helene Steene

Helene Steene’s works are the perfect backdrop to keep the dimensional lines of the room while adding a powerful burst of color.

Go Big or Go Home

There’s big, and then there’s huge. Rooms that are large risk the chance of feeling cold or uncomfortable. This is why design elements are put into place like paint, furniture, architectural details, and BIG art and are what turn the bare bones of a room into an inviting and conversation igniting space.

Oversized artwork will always be the focal point of any room due to it’s sheer volume, so be sure to keep the remaining decor simple and use accent colors pulled from the artwork sparingly, or inadvertently. Take a look at these two below!

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“Rio Frio Landmark Oak I” by Jill Lear.

This room incorporates a large stunning work by Jill Lear. Since the piece has minimal color you can play up the colors in the furniture.

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“Day Lily Metamorphosis” by Shepard Hildebrandt.

Bold and bright, this work by Shepard Hildebrandt is a knockout and would quickly outshine any additional decor or color scheme, so it’s best to use black and whites and earthy woods to finish the space.


Don’t see the right works for your project, check out our art store here! 

Questions about the artists or artwork in this blog, please contact our Gallery Director Elizabeth at elizabeth@adcfineart.com


Color Crush: Pantone Play

What designers, from interior and fashion to graphic and architectural, look forward to most every year is the Pantone color release.  Last year we marveled at Marsala and crooned over Radiant Orchid in 2014 and now we’re blushing over Rose Quartz and Serenity.  As art consultants we often play the role of color consultants and discuss how the color of an artwork can change the mood and overall feeling of the room.

Pastel is one of the most shied away from colors when working with clients, because they just don’t know what to do with it.  But we couldn’t be more excited for the 2016 Pantone colors because the slightly deeper take on these pastels make for a refined play on some favorites!

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Last year’s design trends involved playing up pastel shades with bright colors, such as vivid, neon hues.  But this year metallic elements are the favored trend to pair with the soft colors.

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Can’t quite bring yourself to pull the trigger on all out pastel? Pick an artwork incorporating either Rose Quartz or Serenity as the main color and bring in the other color with accents such as flowers, throw pillows, or rugs.  Rajvi Dedhia Unadkat’s uses the soft blues and gold to mix modern elegance with an earthy charm. The pink peonies offer the perfect color pop to enhance the work.

NEUTRAL PAIRINGS

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The blue tone Serenity has hints of purple that radiates a subtle warmth, so use grays that have more red in them to compliment this cooler color. This keeps the room sophisticated and refreshed. Daniel Sroka’s photograph is swirling with creamy whites, grays and blues, which creates a natural balance.

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To really heighten pastels, they are often paired with a nice bright white, but if you’re using more than two pastels in an artwork be sure to mute the design of the room with a cream base.  Henry Domke’s photograph is vibrant with pastels bouncing across the image.  The soft cream decor let’s the photograph be the main focal point of the room while still allowing room for texture play.

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The neutral base in Karen Hale’s work gives the opportunity for color to come down off the walls an into larger accent pieces such as the chairs and lamps.

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The pastel Pantones aren’t just for the clean edge modernistas, but also finds a place in boho chic circles.  Dianne Poinski’s photograph amplifies the textures and colors in the sofa to create a cohesive design.

PANTONE FANATIC 

Monochromatic saturation creates a bold statement. The result resounds of confidence, while keeping the design crisp and modern. Pantone fans will go all the way and cover everything in the room from art, paint, and furniture in dreamy pinks and blues.

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Texture is a key factor for this room, when bathing a room in a solid color there is more opportunity to play with different materials and finishes. Deidre Dyson’s fairy tale landscape is highly texturized and lends a much needed focal break to the smooth wall.

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The white creates a high-contrast angle which gives shape and definition to the room. Find artwork that mimics the shapes created throughout the room like we did with Elizabeth Holmes’ artwork.

Need more color inspiration? Check out our Color Crush Series on Orange and Blue.



Best of 2015!

Art Design Consultants had a whirlwind of a year between client projects, publishing the inaugural edition of Blink Art Resource, and holding a record breaking Art Comes Alive.  We couldn’t have accomplished any of this without the support and encouragement from our artists, friends, family and clients!

Here are just a few highlights from our best year yet!

New Clients New Projects

Our most notable projects include artwork, framing and the installation of over 600 pieces for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s new Clinical Science building, GE Aviation executive and corporate offices, PWC’s (Price Waterhouse Cooper), new offices in Cincinnati, Louisville and Columbus, The Bengals, FCC Soccer, Huntington Bank’s new offices and many more.

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Pam Irving, Kolar Designs, Shelley Parriott, artist, and Allison Banzhaf, Art Design Consultants all smiles after a successful installation!

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GE Aviation Install – featured artist Brian Goodman

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PWC (Price Waterhouse Cooper) Install – featured artist Brad Robertson

Published Inaugural Issue of Blink

With the distribution of Blink Art Resource we connected 10,000+ trade professionals with 205 talented artists and helped them gain exposure and land commissions they never even dreamed of.

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Blink pages hot off the press! Can you tell which categories these two colors are?

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Here are just a few of the many success stories from our artists!

Record Breaking Artist Awards

In 2015, awards to artists topped over $250,000!  Our mission to make valuable connections, sell art and accelerate art careers was accomplished.

Thank you to all our corporate partners, art galleries, jurors, publishers, sponsors and the over 500 artists who participated. Are you ready for an even bigger and better ACA this year?

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featured artist Bin Feng

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Exhibited Artists Nationally

We expanded our online and print publication platform to include artist representation at internationally renowned art shows. Read more about the launch of Blink Art Resource at Artexpo New York! We even won Best Booth Design at both Art San Diego and Spectrum Miami!

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Artful Events and Worthy Causes

From corporate functions and weddings to fundraising for worthy causes, we’ve done it all!

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In Fall 2015, ADC hosted a fabulous new fundraiser to support breast cancer awareness during the month of October with our “Girls’ Night Out”, celebrating women with fun fashion and jewelry designs and outrageous wigs created by female Cincinnati Artists!

Partnered with ASID

ASID is the the nation’s largest interior design membership organization and we partnered with them to provide wow-worthy centerpieces for their annual Celebration: the ASID Awards Gala!Ursula-Brenner_Blink-Art-Resource_ASID-825x510

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Looking back at our year in review only makes us more excited about everything we have planned for 2016! Wishing you a wonderful and prosperous New Year!

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Back row from left to right: Erin Hartmann, Art Consultant, Chelsea Tucker, Development Director for Blink Art Resource, Christopher Bungenstock, Master Framer, Matt Estenfelder, Master Framer, Kevin Poole, Resident Artist and Framer. Front row from left to right: Sandy Eichert, Art Director, Sara Hadorn, Asst. Gallery Director, Maxwell Reddder, Preparator, Litsa Spanos, President of ADC and Publisher of Blink, Elizabeth Davis, Gallery Director, Allison Banzhaf, Senior Art Consultant


Award Winning Artists

A great work of original artwork will never go unnoticed, so why not be certain the art in your space is the best of the best? Why not put an award winning piece in your home or office? In addition to “loving it,” this takes your artwork above and beyond—certifying its merit and worth. Apart from the emotional connection we can so deeply have with a work of art, achievement such as these provide us with confidence we’ve chosen the right piece! This week we’re highlighting five spectacular artists who received Gallery Contract Awards from this year’s Art Comes Alive.

 

LINDA FISCHER

Our first gallery contract winner as well as a purchase award winner, Linda Fischer creates eye-catching abstracts, layered with color and textures that develop beautiful depth. Her joy of experimentation with detail, color, shadows, lighting and distinct nuances is clearly seen when viewing any of her works. She expresses, “When someone sees my work I want them to be able to connect to my experiences and to feel what I was feeling when I created the piece, which is the memories and the many layers of experiences that have led me to this point in my journey of over 30 years.

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Click here to see more of Linda Fischer’s artwork!

 

RENATO FOTI

Renato Foti, Art Comes Alive’s “Glass Artist of the Year,” is a talented glass sculpture artist all the way from Toronto, Canada. His current work focuses on fused and slumped glass wall sculptures. The large scale wall creations are composed of fused glass made out of a variety of color segments forming a strong sense of balance and harmony to any space in which they are placed. The Color Wall Series sculptures are typically made up of linear lines, with variations at different angles as well as sections that are rectangular, forming a harmonic pattern that fits naturally with in the whole and can be lit with LED’s.

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Click here to see more of Renato Foti’s stunning sculptures.

 

CANDACE PRIMACK

Candace Primack uses a variety of mediums and manipulates them around the canvas to create shapes and patterns to instill within the viewer a sense of hope and joy. Also, her canvases are monochromatic and contemplative, filled with no more than two or three colors, resulting in a very sophisticated design aesthetic.

Candace Primack

Click here to see more of Candace Primack’s work.

 

KEN ELLIOTT

The talented and acclaimed artist Ken Elliot has a transitional style that is easy for everyone to enjoy and his masterful use of color creates an amazing energy that emits from his work sending out a pleasing and tranquil feeling. “There is paradox in Ken Elliott’s landscapes: They pulse with powerful color, and yet collectors speak of his paintings as exuding a sense of calm. They contain choreographed rhythm and order, even within the seeming disorder of winter trees along a creek.”  – SW Art Magazine

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Click here to see more of Ken Elliot’s work.

 

 

RON GORDON

Ron Gordon’s work is BIG and BRIGHT!  Ron’s passion for paint, color, visual texture and detail combined with inner vision and a commitment to craftsmanship brings a unmistakable excellence to his work. Lines and shapes thrust upward or move in arches leading the eye through fields of rich patterns and visual texture. Energetic, sometimes whimsical, sometimes dramatic, the compositions of his paintings are compelling from a distance; though, on closer inspection the artist provides a visual feast of brush work and detail.

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Click here to see more of Ron Gordon’s work.

 

VIEW ALL THE ACA AWARD WINNERS

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!