Commissioning art for your space – it’s more affordable (and easy!) than you think

04 May Commissioning art for your space – it’s more affordable (and easy!) than you think

You want something on your walls to draw young hip clients to your space. Your target market is pretty discerning, and they don’t want to look at just any old impressionist.

This abstract work is by Tim Lundholm, commissioned a Commercial Real Estate group to draw tenants to their newly renovated suburban space. After visiting the space Tim felt inspired by the artist Piet Mondrian.

This abstract work is by Tim Lundholm, commissioned a Commercial Real Estate group to draw tenants to their newly renovated suburban space. After visiting the space Tim felt inspired by the artist Piet Mondrian.

Have you considered commissioning art unique to your space and objectives? It’s easier, and more affordable, than you might think. Don’t know any artists? Aren’t sure how to get started? A professional art consultant will help you connect the dots between your blank wall, your potential client or audience, and the artist that can capture your vision.

Often, the process turns out to be less expensive then buying something from a gallery – both for residential and commercial spaces – and the end result is tailored just to you. Your consultant will identify artists to review, manage the process, budget and timeline and the final installation.

The step-by-step process looks something like this:

  1. These black and white photographs are by local photographer, Bob Eddings. The collages were created for  the Multnomah Group,  headquartered is in Portland. The photos were printed as one file to a single canvas and frame in a minimal clean float frame.

    These black and white photographs are by local photographer, Bob Eddings. The collages were created for the Multnomah Group, headquartered is in Portland. The photos were printed as one file to a single canvas and frame in a minimal clean float frame.

    Concept collaboration: Your art consultant will meet with you to define your target audience and objectives. Your consultant can work from an existing space or from blueprints or with your designer to identify style and potential artists. Studio meetings can be set up between you and local artists to make the best match.

  2. Budget development: Your consultant can help you to develop an appropriate budget for the scope of your project and match you with artists who can create a work that meets your style and budget considerations.
  3. Project management: Once you have identified an artist, your consultant will manage your timeline and act as an intermediary between you and the artist so as the work develops it is moving in the direction of your expectations and vision.
  4. Art installation: Your consultant will procure your finished artwork and mount or frame it in the appropriate style. Finally, your consultant will oversee the placement of your art with a team of professional installers.
Commissioning Bob Eddings again, the Urban Renaissance Group updated their walls inside Morgan Building lobby local photography. Photos were toned to match the interior color and mounted in the existing wall panels as a “frame.”

Commissioning Bob Eddings again, the Urban Renaissance Group updated their walls inside the Morgan Building lobby with local photography. Photos were toned to match the interior color and mounted in the existing wall panels as a “frame.”

Pero Design has spent years developing relationships with local Northwest Artists. We have a portfolio readily available to view artists we represent, or we can identify a new local artist to meet your needs.

Chris Pero
chris@chrisperodesign.com