Finding the right fit
ArtSpecifier member artist Renee Dinauer is delighted to have her commissioned bent wood sculpture, "Random Turquoise," installed at the Courtyard by Marriott in Orlando FL.
The commissioned piece began when Renee's freeform and free hanging sculpture formed of steam-bent hardwoods was viewed by art consultant Peter Dorflinger of Concept Art Services, LLC, who saw her work on ArtSpecifier and contacted her.
Later, he asked for specific full-sized model of a sculpture that he could take to the New York Boutique Design Show on a consignment basis. Renee shipped the sample, and shortly afterwards received the commission and specifications from Maryland-based design firm HVS Design. "Random Turquoise" was installed in the hotel lobby in November 2011.
Renee's membership on Artspecifier.com was all it took for her to get her commissioned sculpture into a highly trafficked hospitality area. Based in California, Renee creates sculpture for public, corporate, hotel/resort, casino, cruise ships, academic facilities and private residences.
Art consultant Eva Zervos, of Eva Zervos Art Advisors, viewed artist Curtis Ripley' s work on Artspecifier.com. She contacted Curtis directly to ask about the availability of some of the paintings on the website. They communicated and decided on the best image for Eva to present to her corporate client, Biogen Idec in Cambridge, MA. Everything went smoothly and the piece, "Chinese Nocturnes," was installed in the company's executive meeting area.
Curtis says ArtSpecifier helped him establish a relationship that will lead to future sales. "Just last week, I was contacted by another art advisor, this one from New York, who had seen my work on the site. ArtSpecifier has made these connections possible," he says.
Based in Los Angeles, Curtis has selected public collections in numerous museums, corporations, and hotels throughout the United States.
Working with ArtSpecifier is:
. a huge learning experience
. always interesting
"Joyce urges the best work out of you in the kindest, most endearing manner. The results of that support and guidance have been a great experience for me.
The piece Joyce commissioned from me for the Marriott Residence Inn at Fort Point, Boston is the centerpiece of the lobby. The end result would not have been attainable if Joyce and I had not collaborated (for months) on medium, materials, building and fire codes, along with her exhaustive meetings and approvals from the executives to the designers.
She is fully on-board from day one, completely supportive, and she trusts her artists, which speaks volumes."
I joined ArtSpecifier not only because it shows high caliber artists but also because of the ongoing personal attention and nurturing of my art career it provides. Joyce has interviewed me and is approachable and available. I value her vast experience as an art consultant, as well as her knowledge, wisdom, and connections.
~Margaret Zox Brown
ArtSpecifier is professional and selective. Joyce (Creiger) is accessible and totally wants success for her artists. She did a wonderful interview with me that has proved to be very beneficial to my career. AS provides personal attention that allows me to utilize Joyce's abundance of wisdom and experience.
~Nancy Staub Laughlin
I have sold numerous photographs as a result of my ArtSpecifier membership. But ArtSpecifier offers much more than merely a site to present my photographs. Joyce (Creiger) has tremendous experience: from owning an art gallery, being an artist herself, to being one of the premiere art consultant in the United States and she shares this knowledge freely and often.
ArtSpecifier's webinar on Creative Marketing for Artists was hugely helpful to me, providing many pragmatic ideas I have since successfully implemented. Throughout my 30-year career I have benefited from Joyce's vast background and myriad connections in securing exhibitions, commissions and sales.
Santa Barbara, California
ArtSpecifier is an active global artistic community that has been instrumental during the past three years in guiding my art career to the next level. My artistic output has soared, new opportunities to present and sell my art emerge daily, and valuable connections are continually being forged.
"I am very appreciative of all the hard work you have done
and WOW what a collection of artists!!!
I look forward to being more involved."
Thank you for the welcome! Thank you for all of the information right off the bat. I will probably get started on it tomorrow sometime. I am pleased that ArtSpecifier is so involved, enough that you would tell me to call you if I need any help. I already feel as though this was a good decision.
Sincerely, L S
Thanks, I need all the help you can spare lolol.. I'm looking forward to seeing what results this venture provides. I do really like the user friendliness of the site and the professional tone overall. Nice site, glad I'm on board.
I am so glad that we finally met face to face. You certainly got me
thinking and reminded me of the path that I had been pursuing. I felt that
I had reached a dead end when I signed up for your website and you have
given me the incentive to search further.
Art Professional, Artist and Client Testimonials:
Just a short note and a big thank you to you and your staff for your outstanding efforts in providing artwork to support the sale of our home. First of all, your quick and prompt response was truly appreciated. We had a substantial amount of art work installed within ten days of the time I first spoke with you on the phone. The art you selected fit in perfectly with our decor and allowed our home to show at it's very best. This definitely played a key role in our being able to receive a contract for sale ten days after listing in MLS!!
Your staff did a great job selecting appropriate pieces for each location in our home, and then the art was carefully and professionally installed. We couldn't have been more pleased working with you, Kathy and Skip. Thanks again for your superb work!!
Greg and Ellen Bertovich
Happy New Year! Once in a while I have a minute to watch your video interviews and I really enjoyed this one. Wendy was a wealth of information and very inspirational (as are you!). Kudos to you for dreaming up Artspecifier and making it happen. It's great to see all the beautiful art that's being made and learn about the artists.
Debra Peck, VP Strategic Planning
Boston Development Group
ArtSpecifier is an incredible resource for me as an art consultant located in New York City. Not only does AS provide access to high quality artists, living throughout the world, they offer personalized and professional advice. I have connected seamlessly with a number of ArtSpecifier artists and it is always a win/win/win situation for me, artists, and my clients.
Owner, Art Solutions
I am an art collector and business owner. At the heart of ArtSpecifier is Joyce Creiger, an exceptional art consultant, a fine artist, a savvy business person and an incredible force when it comes to making things happen. Whether you need hundreds of interesting works of art or one unique commissioned work, ArtSpecifier provides personalized service that will make all your art needs magically happen.it happen,
CEO, Schneider Associates Integrated Marketing
As an art consultant and designer, who provides art and design services primarily for the hospitality and health care markets, ArtSpecifier is a valuable resource for me and one I consult frequently. I have successfully collaborated with numerous ArtSpecifier artists, many of whom I now regularly include in ongoing projects and commissions.
Concept Art Services Ll.C
You are building a much needed resource and have the breadth of experience in the corporate and other commercial arenas to do so. Glad to be in on your success.
JB Art Consultants, Inc
Graphic Encounter - I think you provide a tremendously valuable working tool for art consultants and interior design firms alike. Keep up the good work.
Comments about the Featured Artist of the Day
I just want you to know that I really enjoy the Featured Artist emails that you are sending out! They give a wonderful impression of all the great artists that you represent. Also the frequency is good, regularly but not every day. I always look forward to opening them.
I hope all is well with you and that you are happy with how ArtSpecifier is developing.
I LOVED the artist feature! Well done! Thanks so much.
BTW, I greatly appreciate being Photographer of the Week a few weeks back. I was contacted by two consultants because of the email. Have a great week.
Joyce and ArtSpecifier was our art savior. Last summer as we prepared to move our corporate headquarters to new custom-designed space, we realized we didn't leave ourselves enough time to purchase new art.
Joyce is very knowledgeable and was willing to work with us on a restricted budget. She's also a lot of fun to work with.
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