Studio Art Direct's curators share their knowledge about creating custom fine art and graphic collections for healthcare, hospitality, government and corporate projects. We create extraordinary experiences for guests, staff, patients and visitors with art that compliments the architecture and speaks to our client's mission and values.
Nothing excites us more here at Studio Art Direct than flipping through the pages of the yearly Oregon Blue Book. With over 100 years of publications, the Oregon Blue Book features local festivals, carnivals, fiestas, county fairs, galas and other celebrations throughout the state. Their prestigious photography contest is open to amateur and professional photographers alike and is a great opportunity to share photographs of these events with the community.
Visit the blue book website to see photo contest guidelines and past cover winners and to fill out an entry form!
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 looking to commission watercolor and India ink illustration artists to create 1-8 custom artworks which will be reproduced by Studio Art Direct Inc. as large scale wallpaper. The installation will be depicting a variety of Oregon nature details. See image for example. Final original painting sizes to be created on 20 x 40 hotpress.
Eligibility: Pacific Northwest artists, preference for artists residing in Beaverton.
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.