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Studio Art Direct Inc. is currently requesting artwork submissions for purchase. This is for a healthcare project in Beaverton, Oregon. Artworks must be on paper (printmaking, photography, illustration, paintings, reproductions, digital art, pastels) and not to exceed 36” in height. We are looking for modern artworks with details of nature that are serene, uplifting with bright spring color palettes, and nature based — we select artwork which is proven to lower blood pressure and reduce heart rates resulting in improving patient outcomes. You must be currently residing or have had been raised in Beaverton to qualify for this call to artists.
Eligibility: Beaverton Oregon artists only.
Deadline: July 31, 2018
Submittal Requirements: (1) PDF with your complete contact information, up 5 works currently available with title, size, medium, substrate, and artist net pricing.
Studio Art Direct Inc. is looking for new works on paper depicting neighborhoods of NE Portland or artists currently residing in these neighborhoods. Selected preferences include illustration, watercolor, printmaking, mixed media, and digital art. We will be selecting 10 different artworks by artists from these neighborhoods. We seek diversity in our artwork and request that pieces are suitable for the healthcare environment (not too abstract, positive and uplifting). Think iconic NE Portland neighborhoods – artful and unusual. Eligibility: Portland Oregon artists only. Preference for artists residing in the following neighborhoods: Portsmouth, St. Johns, Kenton, Overlook, University Park, Freemont, Humboldt, Boise, King, Vernon, Sabin, Alberta Arts District.
Studio Art Direct Inc. is currently seeking oil and acrylic artists for (3) commissioned 4’ x 8’ custom panels depicting soft abstracted colorful landscapes. See example shown for style composition and inspiration. Eligibility: Pacific Northwest artists, preference for artists residing in Beaverton, Oregon. Deadline: May 30, 2018 Please submit samples via PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio Art Direct Inc. is an art consulting firm in Portland, OR. We are currently expanding our network of artists and are curating new works including illustration, watercolor, gouache, mixed media, digital, paintings, and photography. We love modern, fresh, bold, graphic, hand drawn works depicting Northwest icons, Oregon neighborhoods, PNW scenes, and flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest. Works need to be positive, uplifting, and created in a spring color palette. Completely non-objective or controversial works are not suitable for our clientele. See Samples. Eligibility: Pacific Northwest Artists only. Paintings should be a minimum of 24” high.
When you think current, do you think of clean white lines, sans-serif fonts, and Bauhaus architecture?
Because millennials sure don’t.
Millennials are very disarming to people of our generation. They are running around, going to college and killing the diamond industry. They’re buying iPhones, tweeting, and only shopping at whole foods. They have weird slang and shop at weird stores, like Urban Outfitters (which is surprisingly granola for a supposedly urban store).
But wait! I didn’t mean to scare you. Come out from under your desk.
The simple truth is that millennials are people, just like me and you (who would’ve guessed?). The only difference is that they grew up in a different time.
For the first 20 years of their life, millennials grew up in a world that was always talking about the things they missed out on. They missed out on the gold and pastel, big-hair days of the eighties. The jokes about Monica Lewinsky and pretzels making you thirsty went right over their heads. By the time they started really experiencing art and design, it was all Steve Jobs, all the way.
And now they’re sick of it.
So now they have two issues: they missed out on the past, and they’re tired of the present. So what else to do but rewind?
And that’s where we are today, with millennials embracing everything the generations above them are still sick of. Hair is getting bigger, “millennial pink” and “aged gold” are all the rage, Seinfeld is popular again, for some reason.
For older generations, this is old hat. We grew up with this stuff! But for millennials its brand new.
What do millennials want? Everything you’re tired of.
Serif fonts? Yep.
Hung art? You bet.
Dark interiors? Bingo.
Minimalism is out! Maximalism is in!
If you want to go after millennials, offer what you had and they can never have. If you want to be new, go old. If you want to be fresh, go stale.
It might seem tired to you, but to millennials, it’s the golden ticket.