Piedmont Project

Jack and Olivia’s most recent project was at Piedmont REIT.  Their Lobby In Washington D.C. was renovated by OTJ Architects. A local D.C. Artist met with Jack and Olivia, and they learned about her process and her inspiration. They made sure to see the pieces in person and verify they were the right fit for this project. These mixed media paintings on paper and are mounted on a Sintra board.  The installation process took two days and three installers to successfully get the cleats set up to dry.  These paintings bring a vibrant and electrifying atmosphere to the downtown lobby.

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Hudson Cook Installation

Artists Circle's most recent project will be sure to knock your socks off.  Olivia Zvara and Jack Devine’s most recent venture was for Hudson Cook, a Maryland based law firm with an office on K street.  The space designed by SKB Architecture encompasses a sleek design with silver accents and clean crisp lines, so Olivia and Jack chose an oil painting on canvas with impressionistic style to balance out the space. 

 

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  “It looks great!!!!!!!!!  I love it and have gotten a lot of very positive feedback from my colleagues.  Thanks so much for all of your help!!” – Meghan Musselman, Partner at Hudson Cook  

 

“It looks great!!!!!!!!!  I love it and have gotten a lot of very positive feedback from my colleagues.  Thanks so much for all of your help!!” – Meghan Musselman, Partner at Hudson Cook

 

Nature in the Big City

Is there anything cooler than a petrified moss wall sculpture that requires absolutely no maintenance? The answer is NO - there is nothing cooler! Our very own Artists Circle associates Jack and Olivia sourced these as a way to bring a sculptural, botanical element into an interior setting. The corridor in which these pieces are placed leads to an exterior rooftop patio, so the moss sculptures serve as a sort of introduction or teaser for people heading out to the rooftop garden. Dan had a blast installing these for penthouse at a downtown Washington D.C. corporate office building. What better way to Incorporate nature into the big city?

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Check out this close-up detail of the moss - it is just as textural and soft as it looks! 

Check out this close-up detail of the moss - it is just as textural and soft as it looks! 

Though the composition of the triptych is continuous, each piece is framed by reclaimed wood panels. 

Though the composition of the triptych is continuous, each piece is framed by reclaimed wood panels. 

Corporate Office In Minneapolis

Do you know why our clients love us? There are many reasons, but one is that we continually bend over backwards to make sure each project is done just right, even if it means flying out to Minneapolis in -8 degree weather to oversee an installation! While it may not have been necessary for an Associate to attend the install, we wanted to have a presence to make sure all went smoothly. I don't think we could be happier with the end result! Here are a few pieces, showcasing local Minneapolis and St. Paul artists.

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Integrating People and Architecture; A Concept

Check out this amazing duo, Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís!  Their photographs reminded Artists Circle of a project Jack and Olivia worked on for an Human Resources law firm around this time last year.  When developing artwork concepts, the firm wanted to emphasis that they were people-oriented (human resources) working in an urban setting (Washington, DC). The concepts Jack and Olivia developed for the law firm, below,  integrated people and architecture in a similar fashion to the photography of Daniel and Anna.    

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Can You Guess the Color of 2018?!

That’s right; Ultra Violet is going to represent 2018. According to The New York Times the Color of the Year In 2018 is Ultra Violet, the most vibrant of purples. Is there really any better color besides Ultra Violet? Artists Circle was ahead of the game, installing some pieces that had Ultra Violet in them. Check out these pieces! What do you think of Ultra Violet? Will it be your 2018 color?

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AO Continues to Grow! Meet Jessica!

2017 has brought good tidings for Artists Circle as we continue to expand our team! We recently brought on Jessica as our new Administrative Assistant and Project Support. Of course, we had to ask her some personal questions in our typical welcome-to-the-team fashion!

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Q: What do you do at Artists Circle? I provide "behind the scenes" administrative assistance and project support to the Artists Circle team, organizing, scheduling, and paying attention to all those small but important details. My years of experience in high end retail mean the importance of customer service is ingrained in my mind. You may run into me at upcoming Lunch & Learns or presentations with Jack. I'm super excited about this position and look forward to learning about the art consulting world!

Q: What do you love? I love almost anything. I love talking about things that matter. I can talk for hours about anything. I love helping people and making connections. I am all about experiences and not holding back.  In my free time I enjoy writing poetry, going on hikes, and watching Will Ferrell movies.  

Q: What do you hate? There are very few things I hate.  I dislike negativity.  I believe negativity doesn’t do anything productive/help anyone out.  Positivity and empathy is always the answer.

Q: What do you do on the weekends? Now that my weekends are going to be free, (bye bye retail) I will be spending time with my family and friends.  I enjoy going on adventures and going to concerts. 

Q: What’s an embarrassing story about yourself? TOO MANY TO TELL. My life is all around embarrassing- I am constantly doing something embarrassing, but that is what makes life fun!

Welcome to the team, Jessica! We're so happy to have you!

Cheerful Cherry Blossoms

No one likes having surgery. Whatever the procedure may be, it's a pain! That's why Artists Circle Associate Olivia opted for bright, cheerful cherry blossom imagery when sourcing artwork for a new oral surgery center in Maryland. The imagery is both inviting and happy, helping patients calm any nerves that they may have before having their procedure. The surgical organization has clinics throughout the DC/Maryland area, so the cherry blossom imagery also speaks to the team's regional influence. 

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Windy and Cold VS Sunny and Hot: Installations in Chicago and West Palm Beach

In the past month, we have installed two projects outside of our "usual" DC Metro area region of work: one in Chicago and another in West Palm Beach. We sent Project Manager Olivia Zvara to Chicago to oversee the artwork installation in a beautifully-designed office suite, while Art Handler Dan Wasson won the coin toss and got to head down to West Palm Beach for another corporate art installation.

Can you guess which art was installed in each office?

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