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October 2009
Healthcare Art Report

We are pleased to bring you our first issue of Healthcare Art Report -- a periodic newsletter designed to keep you informed and in touch with innovative and healthcare appropriate art concepts and artists.

In each issue, we will offer information to make your job easier and more fun! In this issue, you can download our free whitepaper for interior designers, "How to Avoid Change Orders When Designing Feature Art Elements," discover a photovoltaic artist and find potential art funding sources. We appreciate your time and thank you for the opportunity to help you conceptualize, visualize and realize your healthcare art programs.
Barbara Harriman
Distinctive Art Source

Avoiding Change Orders
Have you experienced surprises on the job site that hinder your design? Distinctive Art Source has tools to help keep your projects on time and within budget. Read our free whitepaper "How to Avoid Change Orders when Designing Feature Art Elements." 

We can help you plan ahead with art options and accurate budgets. Ask about our complementary budget consultation to define and identify signature art costs as well as overall project art quantities and costs.
Pebble Project Lake Health's
TriPoint Medical Center Opens
New Facility Features Works of 26 Local Artists

Congratulations to our friends at Lake Health on the opening of TriPoint Medical Center October 21, 2009 in Concord, Ohio. Distinctive Art Source had the honor of working on this Pebble Project with the TriPoint Art Committee to create a patient- and research-based art program that includes a wealth of original, local art. TriPoint's beautiful new facility features the works of 26 local artists mainly from the Tri-County area. The evidence-based art program comprises 87 original art works created for the hospital including photography, metal sculpture, fabric art, watercolor, pressed flowers, oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas and hand-blown glass. Pictured below, artist and staff member Ferole Parmelee, with one of several of her original photographs purchased by TriPoint.
Engel"Congratulations on a truly remarkable outcome," says Joe Kucharz, director of healthcare, Navigant Consulting, Inc. "The art at TriPoint really fits the vision and intent of LakeHealth." 
Consulting Grants Available
Looking for funding to further enhance your healthcare arts project? Check out the Society for Arts in Healthcare Consulting Grant opportunity.

The Society for the Arts in Healthcare has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts to provide hundreds of consulting grants to arts and/or healthcare organizations across the US. Hurry! The deadline is November 16, 2009!
Coming in the Next Issue:

Green Framing Products!
In This Issue
How to Avoid Change Orders When Designing Feature Art Elements
TriPoint Medical Center Opens
Need Cash to Fund Art?
Art and Artists of Note
See You in Orlando at HCD09
Art and Artists of Note

Looking for an innovative art feature? Check out these artists with unique creations that may fit your project.

Photovoltaic Technolgy: Stained Glass Solor Cells

Elemental Digital Art
October 31-November 3, 2009
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Distinctive Art Source

Distinctive Art Source is a turnkey art consulting firm, working exclusively in healthcare. We help clients create customized patient and evidence-based art programs centered on research, owner, architect and designer input.

Our goals are twofold: to introduce unexpected art options and to involve local artists whenever possible. Distinctive Art Source's architectural background allows us to blend seamlessly into the design process, providing facilities with necessary timelines and budgets to keep projects on schedule and within budget.
Distinctive Art Source
4102 Oxhill Road
Spring, Texas 77388

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