In addition to my role as Head Curator of Artaissance, I’m also President and CEO of Artaissance’s parent company, Larson-Juhl. In my work with Larson-Juhl, I do a lot of traveling, much of it to our international locations. My most recent trip found me in New Zealand and Australia for a visit with some of […]
Filed under: Events, Framing, From the Road, Inspiration, Travel, Uncategorized on August 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Being a Team Member of a Berkshire Hathaway owned company (Larson-Juhl, our parent company, is owned by Berkshire Hathaway) is an honor in and of itself. It speaks volumes on the kind of company Larson-Juhl, and in turn Artaissance, is and that’s something I’m always proud to share with others.
Over my time working with Larson-Juhl […]
Filed under: Arrangements, Art, Events, Exhibits, From the Road on June 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
I’m thrilled to be able to share another guest blog post from Artaissance friend, Tracey Smith, with you today! Tracey writes about some very inspiring Western landscapes that she saw along her family’s recent road trip to Grandma’s house, yea! Without further ado, I give you Ms Tracey Smith and her “Inspiring End of Summer […]
Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Artists, From the Road, Inspiration, Nature, Travel on August 31st, 2010 | No Comments »
I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the long months of winter, building snowmen was a common past time for me and my friends. More often than not, we stopped as soon as the standard three “balls” of snow were in place. From time to time, we added branches for arms, etc., imitating […]
Filed under: From the Road, Nature on December 7th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
Celebrating Mother’s Day for the very first time as a brand new “Mommy” is pretty exciting for me. I’m amazed how my new perspective has enhanced my outlook on life, even art. I’ve always heard that motherhood would change my life – who knew how incredibly so? Not only do I now have a previously undetected radar […]
Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Artists, Exhibits, Floral, From the Road, Holiday, Inspiration, Travel on May 8th, 2009 | 4 Comments »
Aside from art, there were lots of interesting things to see…like the people. The Art Basel attendees come for many reasons. But, generally, there are three categories of visitors: 1) Those who come because they have an inherent interest in art. That’s me. 2) Those who come with the desire and ability to invest in million $$ items. Ummm…not me.
3) Those who […]
Filed under: Events, From the Road, Travel on December 16th, 2008 | No Comments »
The Art was spectacularly contemporary, with several trends worth noting. Several elements were repeated throughout the show, which will set the tone of what becomes more accessible in the marketplace over the next 5 years, if not already available. Think runway shows in Paris and Milan. While you won’t see the designers’ intended full-on outfit on […]
Filed under: Art, Events, From the Road, Trends on December 9th, 2008 | No Comments »
This will have to be part 1 of a couple of posts…there was so much to see and experience!
From BIG and BOLD (Andy Warhol’s cows):
Filed under: Art, Events, From the Road, Installations, Travel on December 8th, 2008 | No Comments »
I am at Art Basel Miami Beach as I type right now. As Art Manager for Artaissance, it is my responsibility to stay on top of what’s happening in the art world. It doesn’t exactly hurt that the art world has converged in the Art Deco district of South Beach. Stay tuned, as I bring it all back to […]
Filed under: Art, Events, From the Road, Travel on December 4th, 2008 | No Comments »
Inspiration feeds our lives everyday, nourishing our desire for artful living. Not only do we have an innate need to continually source new ideas and inspiration, it actually fuels our own personal creativity within our homes and lives. The ongoing process of gathering ideas and designing for our spaces can oft times begin with visual […]
Filed under: Design, From the Road, Inspiration, Style, Trends on November 6th, 2008 | No Comments »