Author: Chris Pero

03 Dec A building addition to a Portland office gets new art

The designer came to us and asked us to print some photos on canvas for their client.  I asked them more about their client and thought this was a time to step outside the box and do something that fits within their business.  As you can see,  we had printed 3  photos on acrylic an mounted them with steel stand offs.  These abstract photos by local photographer Rick Sorensen,  were presented clean and simple.

For their classroom and break area,   we framed another local photographer Jerome Harts photos in nice wide black wood frames.  The fun photos really pop!


Acrylic can be hard to work with,  but with the careful team of installers we use,  we were able to out the art up flawlessly

Acrylic can be hard to work with, but with the careful team of installers we use, we were able to out the art up flawlessly

Jerome Hart photographs show of education in the classroom

Jerome Hart photographs show of education in the classroom

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17 Nov Ready, Set, Play! It’s season 2014/15

This is always a fun update.   The photos are taken on media day by the Trailblazers great marketing team, selected and we then print them.   After we have the prints,   we finish them by mounting on 3/4″ bamboo with Portland’s eco-consious display company, Plywerk.

They layout is not easy.  It’s a puzzle without a guide,  so we move them around quite a bit till it just works.  It is a lot of fun when the puzzle is solved.

In addition to new players,  Pyramid’s Tap Room at Schonely’s Place inside the Moda Center got a fresh coat of paint and some more photos.  We took the old pieces off the wall and after it was ready we did a new layout for the photos, added a more and installed,  just in time for the WINNING season opener.

The Jersey case was done a couple years ago,  but the light was on it just right,  so had to show you.   This is a display case for 3 retro jerseys.   We wanted them to float in different layers so we worked with bars and cables from Arakawa to make this work.



There is a refreshing update every year

There is a refreshing update every year

The walls have been repainted, and we a=rearranged the artwork on the Tap Room at Moda Center, just in time for the winning first game!

There isn’t a space in the Tap Room that doesn’t scream Rip City.

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18 Nov Commission for site specific project

This is a commission piece requested by our client to reflect innovative tenants.   Tim Lundholm is the artist,  seen to the left,  and after reviewing the space,  looked at the colors and created an abstract on paper with charcoal, pastel and ink to compliment the interiors.     We framed it simply in black to let the art stand on its own.     It is stunning.
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This piece was done specifically for a large space  that was available for lease,  and wanting to bring in    innovative tenants.

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19 Mar The Hue_ South Lake Union in Seattle

This was a great project to work with the developer and design team.   Our mission was to design a creative and engaged living environment for the tenants.   Doing this,  we placed an original enameled metal piece By Jeff Fontaine in the entry and added 3 limited edition prints on acrylic in the hallway outside the leasing office.  The leasing office has 2 signed limited edition prints on canvas. The next area we worked on is the community room which has a pool table, video games, TV’s, and shuffle board.  To add to the coolness in this space,  we framed several concert posters and band photos on canvas.

The cohesion between concept and completions was seamless and successful.   Please contact us if you would like more information on the developer, design team and artists involved.

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19 Mar Fixing up a Trailblazers player family room with framed photos

December 2012 & January 2013

Here we have 2 different family rooms at the Rose Garden Arena, as well as the hallway players head out to the game through with a roster wall leading them to the game

The first family room you see has fun photos of the players, and the other  family room is geared towards kids with “Blaze” the mascot on the wall.   We also added in some history with a black and white photo of legendary Bill Schonely, AKA “the Schonz.”  He was the play by play broadcaster from 1970 – 1998.

This is where families of players might watch the game.    Working with our client,  we came up with a good system that can be changed out as the team goes through changes.

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19 Mar Photos for the headquarters

February 2013

We worked with a great interior designer and her client to make their Portland headquarter office show a little of the 4 other cities where they have offices.   Los Angeles, Oakland,  Seattle and San Francisco.  We are currently working on one more Portland piece with local photographer Bob Eddings, and will be about 96 x 24″,  so stay tuned.    Shown here are Portland’s St. Johns Bridge,  Los Angeles’ Trident Building, San Francisco’s Waterfront and Oakland’s Bay Bridge.    The Seattle photo is in a conference room that was in use when we took the photos,  so will show when the other on is installed about the end of March.DSC_9904 DSC_9909 DSC_9910 DSC_9911


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19 Mar Sleep well for the sleep lab

December 2012

A Portland sleep lab was getting a little, much needed, make over.  A little money was left over at year end  that allowed for some new things like, furniture, and best of all ART on the walls!    It was a very last minute project,  but we pulled together art, framing and installation seamlessly.   There are still a few more rooms that will get done in mid 2013.

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19 Mar A new office gets art!

January 2013

This medical clinic was brand new in 2012, and after “living” in it for a few months we selected some art that added color, and was pretty unique.     We worked with the budget and decided to have prints on canvas with a gallery wrap treatment.     We installed these with security hardware so the art wouldn’t shift when the hallway gets used.

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