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University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Distinctive Art Source recently had the pleasure of working with the University of Maryland St. Jospeh Medical Center to bring President & CEO, Dr. Thomas B Smyth’s, ideas to life! Smyth wanted to recognize, celebrate, and thank SJMC’s extraordinary team in a big way for the excellent care they provide every day. Matching the staff’s BIG [...]
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Winship at Emory Midtown wins Best Project

Judging has wrapped up, and ENR Southeast is excited to announce its 2023 Regional Best Projects winners. From 83 submissions, three panels of expert judges found 31 winners in 16 categories, all projects that shone in quality of work and overcoming challenges [...]
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VHC Health’s Outpatient Pavilion Opens to Public

Congratulations to VHC Health on their first patient week at the Outpatient Pavilion! The contemporary building design brings together outpatient surgery, imaging, pharmacy, lab, endoscopy, and physical therapy in a modern interior filled with light, sunshine, and warm natural finishes.   Glass curtain walls provide expansive exterior views on all floors along with inviting views into [...]
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Comforts of Home, PHS Hospice House Opens

The May 2023 Issue of Healthcare Design Magazine Features Presbyterian Hospice House on pages 11 – 12   Presbyterian Healthcare began imagining how it could better serve its hospice care community, specifically those lacking stable housing or the right home environment for at-home care. The original idea of building or modifying a home in the community [...]
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Winship Emory Midtown

“Innovation and compassion come together in the new Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown, which opened for patients on May 9, 2023. Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University designed the full-service center to support a unique model of patient-centered, multidisciplinary cancer care integrated with innovative research to provide the best patient outcomes and a personalized [...]
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Call for Artists: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville New Patient Tower – CLOSED

Call for Artists: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville would like to feature purchased art works created by local artists as well as locale specific artwork in multiple mediums for public areas of their new tower. The Art Committee is dedicated to creating a visually cohesive experience at the new facility that both enhances wellness and [...]
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Dayton Children’s Specialty Care Center Open House

Dayton Children’s unveils a new five-story specialty care center where the entire experience is built around the conveniences and care the families of our region want. This 150,000-square-foot building houses more than 30 pediatric specialties such as orthopedics, pulmonology, endocrinology and diabetes, neurology and gastroenterology with the latest in technology and a bright welcoming [...]
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Virginia Hospital Center’s Timeless Modern Update

Virginia Hospital Center’s newly renovated 4th floor turned medical office space into 21 additional private rooms (30% larger than existing rooms), to meet their ever-growing need for patient beds in response to COVID. VHC’s design goal was to create a timeless, modern, upscale residential patient unit. E4H Environments for Health introduced warm finishes including wood [...]
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Continuing Previously Established Art Direction

In 2015 DAS was invited to work alongside the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) to create a culturally authentic art program for their new hospital.  The art program is designed to support, honor, and celebrate the Eastern Band of Cherokee culture. Multimedia artwork, created by enrolled EBCI members, celebrates contemporary Cherokee life in North [...]
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Artist Spotlight: Olalekan Jeyifous

To celebrate Black History Month, we took a trip to see Olalekan Jeyifous’ work in nearby Alexandria, VA. Jeyifous was tasked by the Alexandria Commission for the Arts to create an original site-specific piece inspired by the city. The Nigerian-born, Brooklyn-based artist and designer began by understanding Alexandria’s unique history: a once prosperous port city [...]
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National Arts Program

“Creativity exists in all of us, but how we express is it unique. When we have an opportunity to showcase our creative side, and that creativity is acknowledged, we feel pride, connection, and affirmation in ourselves and our talents” (nationalartsprogram.org).  [AL1] Artist [...]
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Positive Sensory Distraction

Imagine, being an autistic child’s parent, and looking forward to your child’s next doctor’s appointment! Waiting in an environment that provides positive sensory distraction, allowing you and your child to interact and de-escalate prior to conversing with the doctor.   We all constantly use our senses to absorb and understand the world around us. People [...]
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Marymount University: Graduate Interior Design Class

Open minded, free thinking charettes, that’s what we at Distinctive Art Source love about working with the interior design graduate students at Marymount University.  We share our knowledge and they share their ideas. On September 30th, Barbara Harriman, President / Creative Director, explained visually to the students that “Art is no longer a 2-D focal [...]
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DAS Attends”Pebble-in-Practice” Workshop

Distinctive Art Source recently attended The Center for Health Design’s annual Pebble-in-Practice Workshop on Pediatric, Behavioral Health and Aging Mind design in Baltimore MD. Day 1 “Building Blocks: New Design Strategies and Solutions for Pediatric Settings” began with Natalie Miovski Hagerty, Director of Facilities Planning at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, giving an inspiring [...]
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