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2017 CODAawards Winners Announced

MADISON, WI, August 28, 2017 – When artists, designers, industry resources, and clients work together, common places are transformed into spectacular spaces. CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, has once again partnered with Interior Design magazine, to announce the winners of the fifth annual international CODAawards: Collaboration of Design + Art. The CODAawards recognize collaborations that result in outstanding projects, which successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

Top honors were awarded to the following collaborative projects across ten categories:

People’s Choice prizes were awarded to “Radiance” submitted by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs (El Paso, Texas), and “Roots of Knowledge” submitted by Holdman Studios (Orem, Utah).

“The CODAawards recognize the importance of collaboration, and honor the design and art professionals whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us,” said Toni Sikes, CEO of CODAworx.

An esteemed panel of 22 jurors from the design, architecture and art worlds judged the submissions. Jury members included Beth Rudin Dewoody, Chairman of the Rudin Family Foundations; Glenn Pushelberg, Co-founder of Yabu Pushelberg; Michael Royce, Executive Director of the New York Foundation for the Arts; Nora Atkinson, Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery; and Robert Siegel, Founding Partner of Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects. The jury selected winners in each of the ten design categories. See the 2017 CODAawards Juror’s Comments. Their Top 100 selections were then exhibited online in early summer, where the public was invited to vote for their favorites.

The CODAawards will be covered in the August 2017 issue of Interior Design magazine, on CODAworx.com, and through twelve design + art partner organizations, reaching the largest, most qualified audience of design professionals in the world.


About CODAworx

CODAworx is on a mission to transform every space in the world by making great commissions happen. Since 2012, the site has been an online hub for the commissioned art world where anyone can showcase work, hire artists, and get hired. Visit www.codaworx.com.


 

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CODAworx Adds New Digital Tool to Streamline Artist Selection

MADISON, WI, July 31, 2017 – CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, today announced the launch of a new digital tool for its RFP Toolkit, the industry standard for finding and hiring artists for commissions. The RFP Select tool is the third digital module in the RFP Toolkit; it provides an easy-to-use structure for administrators and selection committee members to score project applications based on criteria set for the commission.

The RFP Select tool completes the art commission process. RFP Select provides flexibility in setting multiple rounds of scoring of applicants, using criteria with self-selected weights. The software allows for applications to be reviewed simply and easily all online in one place.

Also included in the RFP Toolkit are the RFP Blast and RFP Manage tools. RFP Blast announces RFPs and RFQs to targeted groups of creative professionals, and directs applicants to a unique application portal. RFP Manage accepts applications, organizing multiple application documents into a single, visually consistent portfolio.

The CODAworx RFP Toolkit has now been used for major art commission projects in New York City, Toronto, Sarasota, Boulder, and San Diego. Commercial developers, art consultants, public art agencies, and Fortune 500 companies have used the CODAworx RFP Toolkit to find qualified artists and creative teams.

CODAworx developed the digital tools in response to difficulties it faced in managing the RFP process for clients. “The RFP Toolkit brings efficiencies to all parties in the complicated, messy, previously offline process of commissioning art,” said Toni Sikes, CODAworx CEO. “This software provides our customers a way to reach the top artists, and then takes them through a structured jurying process to review applications and select the best candidate. By simplifying art commission announcements-applications-reviews and providing dynamic displays, we believe that these tools will encourage many more amazing art projects around the world.”

The hub of the commissioned art economy, CODAworx matches creative talent with creative opportunities by providing software that streamlines the commission workflow process. Visit www.codaworx.com/rfp-central


About CODAworx

CODAworx is on a mission to transform every space in the world by making great commissions happen. Since 2012, the site has been an online hub for the commissioned art world where anyone can showcase work, hire artists, and get hired. Visit www.codaworx.com.


 

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Creators of Commissioned Art Use New CODAworx Industry Directory to Find New Resources

MADISON, WI, September 20, 2016 – Today CODAworx launched the CODAworx Industry Directory, the premier resource to find qualified subcontractors and businesses who collaborate in the creation of commissioned artwork. The CODAworx Industry Directory’s searchable database launched with over 500 companies that have experience working with artists, architects, designers, and other creative professionals.

Artists who create commissioned art installations, with budgets of $10,000 to $10 million, spend on average 75%-90% of their commission fees on fabricators, engineers, lighting suppliers, technology consultants, installers, shippers, and other subcontractors. CODAworx collected information on these key collaborators from over 6,600 members of the commissioned art community. The CODAworx Industry Directory provides products, services and geographic locations of companies in 13 business categories.

CODAworx is the hub of the commissioned art economy where everyone involved in the realization of commissioned art is encouraged to create detailed profiles featuring services provided, completed projects, and client lists. On CODAworx, members connect with prospective clients and partners, share and showcase their work, and apply to RFP’s.

“CODAworx champions the importance of collaboration in the creation of commissioned art. To date, the critical role of subcontractors has been hidden in the shadows. With the launch of the Industry Directory, we are actively promoting their businesses and expertise to the creative community,” said Toni Sikes, CEO of CODAworx. “The availability of current information from the trusted sources in the form of a centralized resource will advance the efficiency of this growth industry.”

Creative professionals can use the rapidly-growing CODAworx Industry Directory, now available at www.codaworx.com/industrydirectory.


About CODAworx

CODAworx is on a mission to transform every space in the world by making great commissions happen. Since 2012, the site has been an online hub for the commissioned art world where anyone can showcase work, hire artists, and get hired. Visit www.codaworx.com


 

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2016 CODAawards Winners Announced

MADISON, WI, August 30, 2016 – In the worlds of art and design, successful collaboration is a significant achievement not often celebrated – until now. CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, has once again partnered with Interior Design magazine, to announce the winners of the fourth annual CODAawards: Collaboration of Design + Art. The CODAawards recognize collaborations that result in outstanding projects that successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

Top honors were awarded to the following collaborative projects across ten categories:

People’s Choice prizes were awarded to “Boscaje Iluminado,” submitted by ANAITTE (Bayamon, Puerto Rico), and “Sheraton Austin at the Capitol,” submitted by Studio 11 Design (Austin, Texas).

“The CODAawards recognize the importance of collaboration, and honor the design and art professionals whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us,” said Toni Sikes, CEO of CODAworx.

In its fourth year, the CODAawards received 407 entries from around the globe, representing over $81 million USD in commissions. Winning projects were found as far as Thailand to Puerto Rico, San Francisco to São Paulo. Our winners exemplify the best of what can happen when artists and design professionals collaborate to create artful spaces in our built environment. Winners include works that resulted from amazing team efforts, including the collaboration between world renowned artist James Turrell and Landmarks public art program, Gensler Architects and artist Patrick Marold, and art consultant Circa 1881 and artist Grimanesa Amorós.

An esteemed panel of jurors from the design, architecture and art worlds judged the submissions. Jury members included Cindy Allen, Interior Design magazine editor-in-chief; Cheryl Durst, CEO of the International Interior Design Association; Caroline Baumann, director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Raymond Post, principal and founder of Post Architects; and Catherine Widgery, artist and 2015 CODAawards winner. The jury selected winners in each of ten design categories. Their Top 100 selections were then exhibited online in early summer, where the public was invited to vote for their favorites. Over 107,000 votes were cast to select the two People’s Choice winners.

The CODAawards will be covered in the August 2016 issue of Interior Design magazine, on CODAworx.com, and through fourteen design + art partner organizations, reaching the largest, most qualified audience of design professionals.

New this year the CODAawards has also partnered with The Architects Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the AIA, to create an exhibition of winning projects from the 2016 CODAawards. The exhibition will be held next year at the Octagon Museum in Washington, DC, and will run from March 23 until late October 2017, providing award winners with unparalleled public recognition during the exhibit’s seven-month run.


About CODAworx

CODAworx is the hub of the commissioned art economy, providing a platform to celebrate design projects featuring commissioned artwork in interior, architectural, and public spaces. CODAworx is on a mission to transform every space in the world by making great commissions happen. Since 2012, the site has been an online hub for the commissioned art world where anyone can showcase work, hire artists, and get hired. Visit www.codaworx.com

About Interior Design magazine

The essential resource for every design professional, on all projects, throughout the entire design process, Interior Design, the design authority, shapes the opinions of design professionals while providing boundless inspiration and vital information through compelling coverage of the most groundbreaking projects, products, and people in the industry. For more information, visit interiordesign.net.

About The Architects Foundation

The Architects Foundation preserves, honors and advances excellence in design for the benefit of the public. As a nonprofit philanthropic extension of the American Institute of Architects, the Architects Foundation is the preeminent voice and advocate for architecture and design in America. The Architects Foundation is dedicated to the belief that good design is good for all and plays an essential role in transforming lives and building a better world. http://architectsfoundation.org


 

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CODAworx Partners with The Architects Foundation to Exhibit 2016 CODAawards Winners

MADISON, WI, February 15, 2016 – CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, announced today that it has partnered with The Architects Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the AIA, to create an exhibition of winning projects from the 2016 CODAawards. The exhibition will be held next year at the Octagon Museum in Washington, DC, and will run from mid-March until late October 2017.

The fourth-annual international CODAawards launch on March 1. The CODAawards are open to all individuals involved in the collaborative process of introducing commissioned artwork into public and private spaces. Awards in ten categories will honor the collaborations between design professionals and artists from around the world.

Award winners will be first announced in the August 2016 issue of Interior Design magazine. Interior Design, the authoritative voice for the architecture and interior design industry, is the media partner of the CODAawards. The CODAawards will be covered in Interior Design, on interiordesign.net, and on CODAworx.com, reaching the largest, most qualified audience of design professionals.

The exhibition at the Octagon Museum provides award winners with unparalleled public recognition. CODAworx staff will work with winning teams to create a project showcase comprised of photographs, videos, drawings, maquettes, and text panels describing the work, processes, and goals for the projects. The exhibition will take the entire space of the Octagon Museum, and thousands of visitors will have the opportunity to experience the exhibit during its seven-month run.

The mission of The Architects Foundation is to use the power of design to solve problems, transform lives, and create a better world. “The CODAawards provide us with a particularly remarkable series of collaborations between architects, designers, and artists. The Octagon Museum is the perfect place in which to celebrate amazing projects that transform spaces,” said Sherry-Lea Bloodworth Botop, Executive Director of The Architects Foundation.

“This partnership with The Architects Foundation provides CODAworx with tremendous access to the international design community. They will help us celebrate – with a loudspeaker – the outstanding winners of the CODAawards,” said Toni Sikes, CEO of CODAworx.


About CODAworx

CODAworx is on a mission to transform every space in the world by making great commissions happen. Since 2012, the site has been an online hub for the commissioned art world where anyone can showcase work, hire artists, and get hired. Visit www.codaworx.com.

About The Architect’s Foundation

The Architects Foundation preserves, honors and advances excellence in design for the benefit of the public. As a nonprofit philanthropic extension of the American Institute of Architects, the Architects Foundation is the preeminent voice and advocate for architecture and design in America. The Architects Foundation is dedicated to the belief that good design is good for all and plays an essential role in transforming lives and building a better world. http://architectsfoundation.org


 

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CODAworx Launches RFP Toolkit to Manage the Commissioned Art Process

MADISON, WI, October 7, 2015 – CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, today announced the launch of a digital toolkit to make it easy to find and hire artists for commissions. The RFP Toolkit now has two digital modules available to help those seeking to commission artwork for interior, architectural, and public spaces. Intended users for the RFP Toolkit are architects, designers, developers, public art agencies, art consultants, companies, and other organizations involved with commissioning artwork installations.

The digital tools can be used together or each tool on its own. RFP Blast announces RFPs to targeted groups of creative professionals selected by the commissioning agent, and directs applicants to a unique Commission Portal. RFP Manage accepts applications, organizing multiple application documents into a single, visually consistent Application Portfolio. The software allows for applications to be reviewed simply and easily all in one place from any device, desktop or mobile. Results can be exported and shared for scoring by multiple parties.

The CODAworx website features over 3,000 commission projects with project values of nearly $800 million. The CODAworx database of leading international artists who create commissions is considered the best in the world. That database is now available for CODAworx customers to reach via the RFP Blast.

CODAworx, which manages RFP processes for multiple clients, developed the digital tools in response to difficulties it faced in its own work. “The RFP Toolkit brings efficiencies to all parties in the complicated, messy, previously offline process of commissioning art,” said Toni Sikes, CODAworx CEO. “This software provides our customers a way to reach the top artists, and then takes them through a structured process to help them make the best selection decisions. By simplifying the commission announcement-application-reviews and providing dynamic displays, we believe that these tools will encourage many more amazing art projects around the world.”

CODAworx is the global leader in commissioned art, serving as a professional network for a wide variety of artists, designers, architects, art consultants, public art agencies, fabricators, lighting designers, videographers, specialty suppliers, and engineers. It showcases outstanding design + art projects through its sponsorships of the CODAawards, the CODAvideo awards, and CODAmagazine. It serves a worldwide community of creative professionals and facilitates transactions with a variety of tools and services. Visit www.codaworx.com/rfp-toolkit.


 

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Announcing the 2015 CODAvideo Awards

MADISON, WI, September 18, 2015 – CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, is pleased to announce the second annual CODAvideo Awards!

 

The CODAvideo Awards recognizes the best videos which tell the stories of incredible design + art projects. The CODAvideo Awards are open to all individuals and organizations involved in the creation of commissioned artwork and the video professionals who document their process. Entrants can submit to the CODAvideo Awards today and let the design + art world experience their work.

Deadline for Submissions is September 30, 2015.

Toni Sikes, CODAworx CEO, founded the awards in 2014, because she felt that “Outside of experiencing great design + art projects in person, video is simply the only medium that can transport an audience into the space, tell the story behind the artwork, give them a peek into the artist’s mind, and allow them to see the entire process of creation.”

“The jury for the CODAvideo Awards is comprised of some of the most influential figures in the video and art worlds,” states Sikes, “They represent a variety of disciplines, providing us with insight and experience in scoring diverse projects from around the world. We are honored to have their involvement!” The jurors are:

  • Joslyn Barnes, Writer, Producer, Louverture Films

  • Jonathan Belinski, Director of Photography, Belinski Media LLC

  • Sakchin Bessette, Creative Director, Moment Factory

  • Jay Bienstock, CEO, Talpa Media USA

  • Culp, Head of Production, GRAiNEY Pictures

  • Erica Gruen, Principal, Quantum Media

  • Alex Hagon, Co-founder, Film Editor, Circus

  • Steve Jensen, Partner, Direct Management Group

  • Lin Kayser, Entrepreneur, COGLOBO

  • Ryan McAllister, Creative Director, Lightborne Communications

  • Alice Mintzer, Director of Broadcast Production, MRM-McCann

  • Mark Querubin, Owner/Managing Partner, Director, 88Storey Films

  • Thomas Riedelsheimer, Director, Cameraman, Filmpunkt

  • Susan Rockefeller, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, Protect What is Precious

  • Erin Sarofsky, Founder, Executive Creative Director, Sarofsky Corp.

  • Harry Tracosas, Founder, President, Global Production Network (GPN)

  • Toby Usnik, SVP, Chief CSR Officer, Christie’s

The awards program is open for entries until September 30. Entries are submitted online with an entry fee of $100.

The jury will select five winners from five categories: Concept, Collaboration, Process, Experience, and Imagination. Then the jury’s Top 100 selections will be exhibited online from October 20-29, when video, art, and design enthusiasts from around the globe will be invited to vote for their favorites and select two additional People’s Choice winners.

For the second year in a row, CODAworx is partnering with SOFA CHICAGO, the world-renowned art fair visited by more than 35,000 artists and art enthusiasts. The final seven CODAvideo Awards winners will be announced and have their winning videos showcased throughout the SOFA CHICAGO show, November 6-8, 2015.

General Glass Industries is the proud sponsor of the 2015 CODAvideo Awards.

About CODAworx

CODAworx is a global online community that showcases and celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artwork in interior and architectural spaces. Designed for use by artists, design professionals, and industry resources, CODAworx provides members with a platform to showcase their design + art projects, connect and collaborate with other members of the creative community, and earn recognition for these collaborations. Visit www.codaworx.com.


 

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2015 CODAawards Winners Announced

MADISON, WI, September 8, 2015 – In the worlds of art and design, successful collaboration is a significant achievement not often celebrated – until now. CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, has once again partnered with Interior Design magazine, to announce the winners of the third annual CODAawards: Collaboration of Design + Art. The CODAawards recognize collaborations that result in outstanding projects that successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

Top honors were awarded to the following collaborative projects across ten categories:

  • Commercial, “Morrison & Foerster” submitted by Gensler

  • Education, “WCMC Discovery Wall” submitted by Squint/Opera and Hirsch & Mann

  • Healthcare, “Passing Storms” submitted by Widgery Studio

  • Hospitality, “Neon Pidgeon” submitted by EDG Interior Architecture + Design

  • Institutional, “INsite” submitted by Luftwerk

  • Landscape, “The Blue Trees” submitted by Konstantin Dimopoulos

  • Liturgical, “St. Moritz Church” submitted by Derix Glasstudios

  • Public Spaces, “Ascent” submitted by Jun Kaneko & Derix Glass Construction

  • Residential, “ Falling Sticks” submitted by Pavarini Design

  • Transportation, “Leaves of Wind” submitted by Catherine Widgery, Widgery Studio

People’s Choice prizes were awarded to “Isono and Vasco Restaurant,” submitted by Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc., and “Performance Lake at Wynn Macau ,” submitted by WET.

“The CODAawards recognize the importance of collaboration, and honor the design and art professionals whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us,” said Toni Sikes, CEO of CODAworx.

In its third year, the CODAawards received 323 entries from around the globe, representing over $69 million in commission fees for artists. Winning projects are found as far as Hong Kong to Houston, and from world renowned artists like Jun Kaneko and architect John Pawson. An esteemed panel of jurors from the design, architecture and art worlds judged the submissions in early summer and selected winners in each of ten design categories. The jury’s Top 100 selections were then exhibited online, where art + design enthusiasts were invited to vote for their favorites. Over 78,000 votes were cast to select two additional People’s Choice winners.

CODAawards winners are featured in the August issue of Interior Design, and on the CODAworx website through the end of the year.

About CODAworx

CODAworx is the hub of the commissioned art economy, providing a platform to celebrate design projects featuring commissioned artwork in interior, architectural, and public spaces. Designed for use by artists, design professionals, and industry resources, CODAworx provides members with channels to showcase their design + art projects, connect and collaborate with other members of the creative network, and earn recognition for these collaborations. Visit www.codaworx.com.

About Interior Design magazine

The essential resource for every design professional, on all projects, throughout the entire design process, Interior Design, the design authority, shapes the opinions of design professionals while providing boundless inspiration and vital information through compelling coverage of the most groundbreaking projects, products, and people in the industry. For more information, visit interiordesign.net.