Out and About

Art Force: Out and About

At Art Force, we believe the lifeblood of the community is out there!  We love meeting and mingling with our clients, local artists and anyone else involved in the local or national art scene.

If something important is happening in the community of artwork, architecture, facilities management or groundbreaking on an important event or installation, we want to be there. Below you will find regular updates on where we’ve been and the events we think you should know about.

FAB Awards - 4/08/16

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One of our art consultants, Jennifer Lindgren, presented at the FAB Awards last Friday, April 8th. Organized by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northland Chapter, the annual awards ceremony highlighted the best Fresh, Artistic, and Brilliant design projects in the region. The FAB Awards recognize the outstanding interior design in the categories of Workplace, Education, Healthcare, Community & Civic, Hospitality, as well as an Excellence of Design Award, a Grand Award, and a Members’ Choice Award. Jennifer presented in the Hospitality category.

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We would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners!

FAB Awards 2016 Winners:

  • Grand Award: HGA Architects and Engineers, Surly Destination Brewery
  • Community & Civic: Perkins+Will, St. Louis County – Government Service Center Renovation
  • Education: Perkins+Will, North Hennepin Community College – Biosciences and Health Careers

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  • Healthcare: BWBR, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine
  • Hospitality: ESG Architects, Lela Restaurant
  • Workplace: Perkins+Will, Martin Williams – New Headquarters
  • Members’ Choice: NELSON, Arbor Philanthropy
  • Excellence in Design:
    • HGA Architects and Engineers, St. Paul Academy and Summit School – Huss Center for the Performing Arts
    • Shea, Inc., Little
    • MSR Design, Aimia U.S. Headquarters

The 2016 jurors were Tim Cowell, Susanne Molina, and Christian Schnyder.

About IIDA

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association committed to enhancing interior design through knowledge, value and community.  IIDA works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design by providing its Members with knowledge, mentorship, leadership opportunities, and interaction with like-minded professionals.  With more than 13,000 Members in 10 specialty practice forums and more than 31 Chapters around the world, IIDA provides a global network of expertise, knowledge and contacts.

IIDA Northland Chapter is one of the most active chapters in the Midwest, with membership of over 380 individuals, consisting of approximately 112 professionals, 84 students, 77 associate members and 78 industry representatives. IIDA Northland offers valuable continuing education programs, professional development resources, volunteer and mentorship opportunities, and multiple charity events throughout the year.

Art Adventure - 1/29/16

The week of February 29, Senior Art Consultant Jennifer Lindgren attended Art Adventure at Mia. The program gives 80,000 K-6 students a chance to interact with art. The program encourages creativity, global awareness and critical thinking.

“Art Adventure is an opportunity for students to experience art up close and personal through reproductions, technology and touch-and-feel props.” the website reads. Head on over and show your support!

Check out a great video about the program on ArtsMia.org.

Learning at work: An Art Adventure instructor leads a lesson.

71 France Open House - 1/29/16

This week, Art Force was thrilled to attend the 71 France Open House, which included an exciting group of movers and shakers from the community.

71 France are upscale apartments in the heart of Edina featuring pet-friendly studios and one to three bedroom layouts with deluxe amenities for building a home.

Pictured here, Mayor Jim Hovland and Brad Schafer address a group  of attendees including Art Force Art Consultant, Greta Tacke.

Greta also took pictures at the event, save the design concept image with the purple sunset.

Art Force provided all of the artwork in the lobbies and common areas for all three buildings.

In attendance:

Developer/Host: Schafer Richardson

Architects: Pope Architects

Interiors: bdh+young

Art Consultation: Art Force

Special Guest: Edina Mayor, James Hovland

The porcelain wall sculpture was a site specific commission piece by artist, Kimberlee Joy Roth.

Art Force designed and installed the wall graphic in the fitness room.

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