Private Art Commissions: How to Connect With Consultants
Second of a 3-part series on the business of art consulting by Peter Hite. In the first article of this series, we covered the basics of art consultants: who they are, why they matter to you as an artist, and how you can find compatible consulting firms. Remember that a single well-matched art consulting relationship will be much more fruitful than a dozen poorly matched ones—so don’t be afraid to spend time researching before you take any next steps. Once you have put in the effort and identified several consultants who seem like a good fit, you, of course, have to actually reach out to them. The commissions won’t come to you unless the consultants respond to your emails or find you on CODAworx. And that’s what we’ll be exploring today: how art consultants prefer to be contacted and how to make a memorable first (or second…or third…) impression.
Capturing Movement: The Inspiration and Impact of Joe Gitterman’s Sculptural Work
The curve and sweep of Joe Gitterman’s sculptures reflect a lifelong fascination with the physical dynamics and emotional impact of dance. “I have always been passionate about dance performance. As an audience member, I am intrigued by the constant change of shapes and the seemingly endless variety of forms. My passion is trying to turn a fluid motion into a three-dimensional item.”
Private Art Commissions: Navigating the Art Consulting World
First of a 3-part series on the business of art consulting by Peter Hite. As a site-specific artist, private commissions are an important part of my work. They not only stretch me creatively, but they’re also oftentimes more lucrative and less competitive than public commissions—a combination that, as we all know, isn’t always easy to find.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CODAworx Announces Art Commission Contract
CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, today announced the introduction of a standardized Commission Contract that clearly spells out the agreement between the entity commissioning a work of art and the artist or company hired to create the commission. The CODAworx Commission Contract, developed in digital form and available on the CODAworx website, provides a simple fill-in-the-blank format to detail the expectations and align the goals of both parties to the artwork commission.
The Invitation of Color and Illumination: Wagner Murray’s Architectural Transformations of Public Space
The strategic use of light, pattern, and color is key for Wagner Murray Architects as the firm embarks on transforming existing public areas into entirely new spatial events. “The emotional experience of human beings within an architectural space is what it’s really about.” says principle Dave Wagner. “It has to appear effortless. The public doesn’t have to know why they feel the way that they do; the architectural elements simply have to work together harmoniously to bring about the desired effect.”
Weaving With Light: Textile Artist Astrid Krogh Designs Light Tapestries That Transform the Spaces They Illuminate
“To work with textiles is to work with patterns,” says Denmark-based designer Astrid Krogh, whose sculptures transform everyday spaces into glowing, dynamic environments. Fascinated by the interplay of textile and light, Krogh has modernized the centuries-old technique of tapestry weaving with the use of thoroughly modern materials including neon, reflective metals, and optic fiber.
Walter Gordinier’s Large-Scale Sculptures Imbue Their Sites with “An Invitation to Stay”
Today, with a repertoire of materials that includes stainless steel, corten steel, granite, concrete, cast glass, and his own invention of laminated structurally dynamic artist glass, Walter Gordinier’s capacity to pair his creations with their environs is nearly limitless. Drawn to designs that are “pure in form, distilled to their most essential gesture,” his sleek, streamlined works are designed to inspire imagination and allure to the urban plazas, healing gardens, and other sites he is commissioned to design and enhance with his site-specific sculptures.
CODAworx Announces CODAsummit: “The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place”
CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, announced today that it will produce CODAsummit: The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place in Santa Fe, NM on September 20-21, 2018. The groundbreaking event will create a platform for conversation at this milestone moment in art history when technology is playing a key role in major commissioned artworks. CODAsummit will focus on this paradigm shift by featuring artists who are using technology to create placemaking commissions and the collaborations occurring between artists, designers, architects, scientists, and technologists.
Romancing the Stone: The Enduring and Elegant Creations of Master Stone Carver Marcel Mächler
Whether he is engraving inspired quotations onto the gleaming walls of a state capital, carving exquisite objects from marble for private gardens, or restoring historical statues that have succumbed to the forces of time, master stone carver Marcel Mächler’s craft requires patience and precision. “The physical intensity of carving stone is a real workout and the need to remain continually focused as the work proceeds is true mental exercise. No matter what your emotional state, you have to be totally present with the stone and the tools.” In an era when the traditional trades of maker-culture are fading, artist-craftsmen like Mächler seek to maintain a lived connection with the past. "Stone carving is perhaps the oldest of the arts. When I am working on a project I often think about all of the people who have come before me. Each of them had this special connection with stone." The relationship of a stone carver to his materials is one of deep devotion.
City Finds Public Artist for Plaza Art Installation
The City of Greenville's Senior Economic Development Project Manager, Tracy Ramseur, realized that there was a need to update a plaza at the busy intersection of Main and Augusta Streets. This plaza not only was a place for relaxation and outdoor dining, but it also served as a gateway between Main Street’s shopping and Falls Park, the city's crown jewel.