Art that Really Works!

Posted on 24 May 2011

Imagine being excited to go into work every day. Imagine feeling happier and more energized at work. Well, (disclaimer!) that is the shocking effect corporate art can have on its employees. The average workday is eight hours or more— longer than the average person sleeps each night. Sometimes it feels like we live at our place of employment…shouldn’t we be comfortable? [caption id="attachment_399" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of Mary Barr Rhodes' artwork "][/caption] The artwork showcased in a corporate office or business represents the corporate image and demonstrates that corporation’s brand. The ideal art consultant will work with the client, their architects, interior designers, space planners, and facilities management team to choose just the right pieces for that specific business, and the artwork that best encompasses their mission as a team. The many fantastic options such as original paintings, collages, sculptures, metal, glass, photos, prints, posters, and custom framing can all “say” very different and specific things about a space. Most importantly, the right artwork can enhance and bring to the forefront all the amazing qualities of a business for all the clients and employees to see—and enjoy— every time they walk into your office building. As one bank executive commented: ­­“By adding original art we have created an environment that sparks interest, curiosity, and instigates conversation. It really has brought a lot of life to our corporate offices.”

In the Office

It’s a fact that aesthetically pleasing environments increase productivity, creativity, mood, and even motivate employees to dress better! Working surrounded by inspiring artwork can generate better ideas, improve time management, and create an overall happier work atmosphere. [caption id="attachment_392" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of Marc Wavra's artwork "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_390" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of Allison Banzhaf's artwork "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_391" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of Rachel Gillen's artwork "][/caption]

Give the Lobby Some Love

What do you think of when you walk into a corporate lobby? What do the surroundings convey? Art can play a major role in how people perceive a company—and a first impression can make a big impact! [caption id="attachment_408" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of LISH's artwork "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_400" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of Kevin Poole's artwork "][/caption] Bold, strong colors show assurance and success. Subtle, soft paintings portray trust and comfort. Trust from clients can be so incredibly crucial for certain businesses, like insurance and health care companies. Canvas paintings are light and welcoming, while dimensional metal wall art or sculptures show strength and confidence which would work perfectly for financial institutions and law firms. Nowadays, companies are looking to art consultants to help them achieve the image they want to convey. [caption id="attachment_404" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of ADC's recent project at Burke Inc. "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_402" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of ADC's recent project at Burke Inc. "][/caption]

Meetings with Style

When meeting with clients, it’s important to impress. Artwork can make clients feel more comfortable and stimulate conversation, not to mention make your corporation memorable and more appealing to work with/in when compared to the competition. [caption id="attachment_394" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of Lisa Schafer's artwork "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_395" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more Copper artwork "][/caption]

Frame It!

Businesses and individuals alike should be proud of their accomplishments and showcase their strengths. Diplomas, Masters, PhD’s, recognition awards, past projects, architectural designs, portfolio pieces, company history and portraits are all fantastic ways to display the corporations talents and achievements. This is one of the best ways to establish credibility with current or future clients, by allowing them to see the successes of your past! [caption id="attachment_403" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of ADC's recent project at Burke Inc. "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_405" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of ADC's recent project at Burke Inc. "][/caption]

What’s Your Colorscope?

It’s proven that certain colors can evoke very specific moods and reactions.
  • Orange increases confidence and “expands your thinking”
  • Yellow is known for increasing clarity of thought and intelligence as well as improving the agility of the mind. Yellow is also a stimulator of conversation and dispeller of darkness—an automatic mood lifter.
  • Crisp and bright light green is often associated with nature, freshness, wealth and growth.
  • Blue is peaceful. It “dissolves tension and promotes tranquility.”
  • Deep blues encourage decisiveness, efficiency and focus.
  • Bright red represents fearlessness. It improves self confidence and stimulates thought.
  • A deeper, Irish green is the color of health and healing. This color creates feelings of balance, rejuvenation, stability, and well being of mind and body.
  • Aqua inspires relaxation and trust. This is perfect for unwinding or relieving stress.
  • Deep reds are for awakening expressions, to break through inhibitions and hesitations, and allowing emotional openness.

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Meet Litsa

Litsa Spanos – loving wife and mother of three – is an established art consultant, award-winning gallery owner, custom framer and educator. In this blog, Litsa shares with you her love for beautiful things. She will give you an exclusive look into the world of fine art and the artists who create it. She will also let you in on inspirational design ideas that are sure to give your home or office energy, warmth and reflect your own personal style.

 

 

 

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