Sr. Associate Katie Giganti and Installer Andrew Burans just wrapped up an installation at The Octave, a new multi-family building in downtown Silver Spring. The art collection has a hint of a music theme to it, without being blatantly obvious. We still have to return for more photographs, but in the meantime, here's a good shot we managed to capture of the first floor lounge area!
Many developers and property owners seek the professional services of Artists Circle for exterior and public art projects. Finding an artist who is capable of creating such artwork isn't as easy as doing a quick Google search. We vet artists to make sure they can not only meet the vision and budget parameters of our clients, but to make sure they also have the technical and engineering know-how to understand how to create attachment/anchor points for freestanding or wall-mounted sculpture. Over the years, we have heard so many horror stories of proposed artwork not coming to fruition - or a poorly installed execution of a concept - because of these logistics.
This is an example of a smaller-scale exterior project we worked on. The client provided site renderings and feedback as to what they wanted: color and something dynamic and fun for passersby to enjoy. Artists Circle proposed several artists for the site and ultimately settled on an artist from Boise, Idaho who works in metal, with a long lasting, weather-impervious powder coating applied as a finish.
First and foremost, congratulations to Shady Grove Orthopaedics on opening a second location in Rockville, Maryland! In order to brighten up the space for the physicians and patients toughing it out in physical therapy, Artists Circle recently sourced and installed a combination of abstract artwork and landscape photography. One of our greatest strengths as a company is our ability to meet deadlines and complete projects in a timely manner - only 6 weeks elapsed between our initial contact and getting the artwork on the walls!
A few images from a proposal we just sent out! The space is super modern, with a hint of an organic/textural theme to it. We put together the below concepts keyed off the finishes.
One of our specialties is finding thematic artwork - and sometimes helping a client develop their vision for a theme. These pieces were installed for a municipal regulation firm in Washington, DC. The photos represent the different types of projects the organization oversees funding for, nationally.
A challenge we run into on many projects is how to artistically address large walls without breaking the bank. One way we've found is to incorporate artwork that is dynamic and made in individual parts or sections to limit the amount of materials being used. In this installation, for a Tysons VA government consulting firm, we retained an artist to create a custom composition of screenprinted, wood mounted prints to a large feature wall in the client's conference center. The installation took a full day, with the artist carefully aligning the circles vertically.
Artists Circle has been retained by a large Montgomery County biologics R&D firm to install artwork in several buildings across their campus. While we do love to install beautiful artwork, a good portion of our time is spent on project management. In this case, taking several thousand pieces of art and determining how to spread them across buildings with different design schemes in a way that feels cohesive.
Our creative team is busy at work on at least six different multifamily projects right now. Here are a few images from one that we just wrapped up.
Over the past three or so years, we have really been expanding our Healthcare portfolio. We decided to attend the Healthcare Design Conference at Gaylord National Harbor. Check out photos of our booth, including a few responses to our "conversation piece" (ha!) - a bench that people can talk into!