Cherokee Indian elementary school teacher and students prepare to decorate canvas characters for the Syllabary Wall.

Cherokee Indian Hospital to Install Syllabary Wall

Cherokee Indian Hospital will honor the language and tradition of their ancestors by creating an artful display of the Syllabary — a set of 85 written characters that make up the Cherokee alphabet. The Cherokee syllabary was invented by Sequoyah in the late 1810s and early 1820s and is still taught in Cherokee Indian schools today. [...]
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Cherokee Indian Hospital Call to Artists – CLOSED

Date:                      March 6, 2015 Project:                 Cherokee Indian Hospital, Cherokee, North Carolina Call for Artists:      Cherokee Indian Hospital would like to feature local art in the public areas of their new hospital opening October 14, 2015. The CIH Art Committee is working with Distinctive Art Source (healthcare art consultants specializing in helping hospitals create [...]
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How to Create an Integrated Visual Experience

  An integrated visual experience, when executed, remains nearly undetected. Not surprisingly, this seemingly effortless effect takes planning. In fact, to achieve an integrated visual experience in healthcare requires a union of multiple disciplines and the intentional dissolution of boundaries. It is not always the quickest solution – but the results are rewarding. An integrated [...]
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NGHS Earns Gold Award in 2014 Landscape Architecture for Healthcare Communities Competition

Our friends at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainsville, Ga. have earned the Gold Award in the 2014 Landscape Architecture for Healthcare Communities Competition. Their story was featured in the October 2014 issue of Healthcare Design magazine. Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s therapeutic [...]
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DAS Earns Micro Business Certification

Distinctive Art Source recently received Micro Business Certification in the Small, Women-owned and Minority-owned Business (SWaM) Program of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity. This certification enables DAS to participate in all state purchases that have been set aside for micro-businesses. The Micro Business Certification is part of our SWaM certification. It [...]
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Distinctive Art Source Earns MDOT Certification

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise recently awarded Distinctive Art Source with certification as a Minority Business Enterprise. This certification makes DAS eligible to fulfill minority participation goals on contracts issued by the State of Maryland. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Office of Minority Business [...]
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Owensboro Health Art Program Celebrates…

Distinctive Art Source worked with the team at Owensboro Health on a healthcare art project that celebrates the people and culture of Owensboro, KY. Thoughtfully selected artworks celebrate Community, Donors, Local Artists, Faith, Architecture, History, Music, Agriculture, the Ohio River, Seasons, Local Festivals, Nature and Water. The Floating Seeds installation was the recipient of a [...]
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Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Turns Ordinary to Extraordinary

You’ve seen team member photos in hospitals before. They adorn staff corridors and are typically headshots, group photos or “day-in-the-life” action shots that strive for a photojournalistic appeal. We strongly support incorporating staff members in artwork and couldn’t help but share one of the best we’ve seen. At Riverside Doctors’ Hospital in [...]
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Creating Healthcare Art Programs for Military Facilities

  Today’s military hospitals are no longer stereotypical clinics adorned with American flags. Our military population requires a unique and thoughtful approach – both to healthcare and healing art programs. The team at Distinctive Art Source has been honored to help create art programs in several military facilities including the National Intrepid Center of Excellence [...]
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Foster Community Relationships Through Hospital Art Programs

At Distinctive Art Source, we walk through the doors of dozens of hospitals each year and have been a part of the design team in facilities across the country. One thing that never ceases to impress us is the commitment hospitals make to their communities. Not simply their role of providing healthcare – but the [...]
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Southeast Health Celebrates the Lives of Cancer Patients with Journey Portraits

Southeast Health Celebrates the Lives of Cancer Patients with Journey Portraits
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Call for Artists: Northeast Georgia – CLOSED

Project: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Call for Artists:   Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton would like to feature purchased art works created by local artists as well as locale specific art work in multiple mediums for public areas of their new hospital, opening Spring 2015.  The Art Committee is dedicated to creating a visually cohesive experience [...]
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