Commissioned Art Matters

 
CODAworx is on a mission to transform every space in the world by making great commissions happen.

We are the hub of the commissioned art economy. We connect all members of the industry, matching creative talent with creative opportunities, and providing digital tools that streamline the commission workflow process.

The world of design + art is changing around us. Artists and design professionals are working collaboratively to create amazing projects that raise awareness about environmental and social issues, educate us about the importance of innovation and creativity, contribute to healing and hospitality environments, and develop community engagement and pride. Others create commissioned art projects that beautify and transform the spaces in which we live, work and play.

It takes an industry to create a commissioned artwork. Our community consists of artists, designers, and architects, as well as art consultants, public art administrators, fabricators, foundries, lighting designers, engineers, photographers, and landscape architects - all of whom are artists and highly-skilled craftsmen in their own right.

Art Transforms Spaces

The CODAworx Manifesto

  • Commissioned art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, responsibility for the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
     
  • We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
     
  • Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place.
     
  • In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
     
  • Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
     
  • Great design + art can transform spaces and affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.

Our Team


The core staff of the company has extensive experience in the entrepreneurial art world, with an unmatched knowledge of the commission process. We are passionate driven creative believers.

Toni Sikes
Co-founder and
CEO

Nick Anderson
Director of Online Marketing & Partnerships

Suzanne Ball
Art Commission Business Development

Nicole Carroll
Vice President, Business Development

Mariana Cameli
Artist and Industry Outreach

Emily Hembrough
Member Services

Sally Kraus
Director of Member Services

Bill Kunkler
Financial Advisor

Davy Mayer
Applications Administrator

Stefanie O'Keefe
RFP Specialist

Matthew Peterson
Metrics Adviser

Jeni Wetterau
Manager of Content & Social Media

Our Advisory Board


As leading experts in design and art, our Advisory Board members help keep us informed of industry trends and share their insights through CODAworx interviews and articles.