The Process

So there I was, minding my own business, when I ran into my old friend and local NW artist, Molly Cliff Hilts.
Molly and I go way back — she is one of the first artists I hung when I was starting out as an art consultant and framer. I hung her Giclée prints in 2007 for Care Oregon. Her work is full of life and color. It’s a great fit for large spaces like commercial lobbies, open restaurants (you can check out Molly’s work at Manzana Grill in Lake Oswego) as well as the Teardrop lounge in NW Portland and other places where viewers can approach the work from a distance.

It seemed fortuitous that I would run into Molly — her work would make the perfect fit to inaugurate the new studio gallery space I have just taken with Red Flower Productions down in the vibrant NE industrial area just off of Interstate Avenue. The neighborhood is flourishing with new creative spaces and retail and restaurants like Beam & Anchor and Broder Nord.

Molly wanted a chance to hang some of her older works that haven’t been seen in awhile. We are going to show some of the Encaustics that feature fruit and foliage — perfect pieces for a restaurant or larger private kitchen/dining room.

Molly’s encaustics really draw you in. They catch the eye and then inspire the viewer to look more closely in a process of discovery. The work appears surreal at first, and it challenges you to linger upon it as your eye-mind connection makes sense of the image. They can give you a really satisfying “a-ha” moment.

The pieces range from $4800k – $6600k and in size from 50″x30″ to 60″x60.” I invite you to join us April 23 from 5-7pm for a wine and cheese reception celebrating our new studio and to see the works in person. You may also call (503) 349-0587 to set up an appointment.

Join us!

Opening celebration of Perodesign and Red Flower Productions new studio gallery
April 23rd, 5pm – 7pm
Location 820 N River Street, Portland, Oregon 97227

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The patient experience begins when they walk in your office door. Art chosen to suit and brighten your reception area will provide attractive and calming spaces for patients to relax and gather their thoughts before their health care visit. The patient experience begins when they walk in your office door. Art chosen to suit and brighten your reception area will provide attractive and calming spaces for patients to relax and gather their thoughts before their health care visit.Jonathan Nourok's photographs of flowers and leaves are filled with bold colors and evocative shapes that are both familiar and wondrous. His images provide space for the eyes and mind to wander. Whether the appointment is routine or emergent, Jonathan Nourok's close up floral-scapes will transform your reception or patient rooms into cheerful and calming spaces. Jonathan Nourok’s photographs of flowers and leaves are filled with bold colors and evocative shapes that are both familiar and wondrous. His images provide space for the eyes and mind to wander. Whether the appointment is routine or emergent, Jonathan Nourok’s close up floral-scapes will transform your reception or patient rooms into cheerful and calming spaces.Whatever the color story or visual style that best suits your practice, the artist can accommodate. Prioritize your patient experience with detailed and dynamite artwork from one of the West Coast's best! Whatever the color story or visual style that best suits your practice, the artist can accommodate. Prioritize your patient experience with detailed and dynamite artwork from one of the West Coast’s best!Poppy Flax Triptych Poppy Flax Triptych

Allan Leahy is a local photographer, and this dental clinic has his work throughout. We start here in the lobby. The printer we used for this piece did a salon mount on the back side of acrylic with stainless stand offs. The stand offs were chosen as it worked really well with the finishes the client and designer selected.

In the surgery center, which was not complete when we took these photos, we presented the photos on acrylic without a frame. The cleat we installed them with raised them off the wall about 1/2″. The pieces are secure on the wall, and create a window like feel.

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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 flawlesslyJerome Hart photographs show of education in the classroom Jerome Hart photographs show of education in the classroom

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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-conscious 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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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.

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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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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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

 

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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