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Call for Artists: Rust Medical Center – CLOSED

The Presbyterian Healthcare Art Committee would like to purchase original art by local artists (in both traditional and contemporary materials and fabrication methods) for the new Rust Medical Center. Artwork featuring New Mexico’s unique culture and land forms will be featured in multiple public areas of both the hospital and the professional building. Artwork will be selected [...]
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Call for Artists: Nemours Children’s Hospital – CLOSED

Nemours and Distinctive Art Source would like to invite you to participate in a Call to Artists for the new Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida, opening in the Fall of 2012. Artwork selected by Nemours’ art committee will be purchased and installed prior to opening for permanent display in the new Nemours Children’s Hospital. [...]
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Southeast Missouri Call to Artists – CLOSED

THIS CALL IS CLOSED Southeast Cancer Center, Cape Girardeau, Missouri will feature a fluid design, world class technology and highly trained and skilled staff of physicians and other healthcare personnel. The art program at the Cancer Center will not only reflect the world-class facility but will also play an integral role in the patient experience. [...]
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Three Tips for Artists to Succeed in the Healthcare Market

Successful patient-based art programs in healthcare settings often showcase the works of local artists, which portray familiar and comforting images. As evidence continues to emerge about the positive effects of the arts in healthcare, hospitals nationwide are turning to their local art communities to help create a healing environment. They’re using art programs to expand the boundaries of [...]
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Nationwide Healthcare Art Consulting Firm Relocates to Fairfax County

Distinctive Art Source Brings Healthcare Art Expert to Centreville Centreville, VA – September 28, 2010 Many new hospitals use artwork to help create soothing environments that are more reminiscent of a hospitality setting than healthcare facility. Familiar nature scenes, joyful sculpture gardens and art galleries featuring the works of local artists delight patients and visitors. [...]
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Valley Children to Make Art for Children’s Hospital at Visalia Taste the Arts

Visalia, CA – September 8, 2010   Children’s Hospital Central California and Distinctive Art Source invite children and their families to create artwork at Taste the Arts festival in downtown Visalia Saturday, September 11, 2010. The hospital is working with community groups to create a mosaic wall sculpture for Paramount Farms Plaza, which will open [...]
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Three Critical Success Factors in Planning Healthcare Art Programs

Research has shown that appropriate artwork in the hospital setting can help reduce stress, the need for pain medication and length of stay. The principles of evidence-based design establish the foundation for selecting healthcare artwork. These guidelines indicate that nature is a healing element and that patients can be comforted when viewing familiar surroundings. At [...]
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Call for Photographers to Capture Beauty of Color the Skies Balloon Festival

Madera, CA – August 3, 2010   Children’s Hospital Central California and Distinctive Art Source seek photo enthusiasts to participate in the Color the Skies Amazing Photography Adventure. Photographers are invited to capture the beauty and wonder of Color the Skies through photographic images. Some of the images will be displayed in the Paramount Farms [...]
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