Nov  2017

When I started Distinctive Art Source nearly 14 years ago as an art consultant I often worked alone with clients. What I quickly discovered was that the healthcare art industry is so much more impactful when we take a team approach. One of the greatest joys in the work we do at DAS is the opportunity to partner with experts in so many other fields.
Just as we bring the art expertise to the table, each member of the team brings a different strength and skillset. Together we are able to achieve excellence - beyond the limitations of our individual capabilities. And the more we work alongside our extraordinary clients, architects, interior designers, artists and way finding experts, the more they challenge us to do our very best work. Being surrounded by professional excellence is the motivation we all need to strive for perfection.
While I am most certainly proud of the work we do at DAS, I'm even more grateful for the people who make our work possible. They inspire us to deliver innovation and creativity on each and every project. Thank you for being a part of our team at Distinctive Art Source - we appreciate all that you bring to us every day.

Barbara Harriman, IIDA  
President/Creative Director
Distinctive Art Source 
Creating a Cohesive Visual Experience is a Team Effort

Today's hospital executives are aware of the benefits of a cohesive visual experience that offers value not only for patients and visitors but also for the community itself. And because we work 100% in healthcare, Distinctive Art Source has been able to partner with some of the most forward thinking healthcare professionals and highly respected architecture and design firms in the industry to deliver innovative art programs that contribute to positive patient experiences and leave a lasting impression on the community.

Along the way in creating a cohesive visual art program that is beneficial for the entire community, Distinctive Art Source explores local talent, builds on new relationships and helps hospitals conceptualize, visualize, and realize the goals of their program.
Just how do we do it? Learn more by watching our new video here.

See you at Healthcare Design!
Distinctive Art Source is looking forward to attending the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference! If you will be there, please stop by our booth to say hello.
November 11-11, 2017
Gaylord Palms Resort
Orlando, FL
 Booth #832

Patient-Based Artwork Supports Specific Programs at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters 

Think all children's hospital artwork is the same? Think again. At Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) in Virginia Beach, VA, the artwork is thoughtfully selected to support the therapy program or activity in each area of the facility. The stand-alone orthopedic, urgent care and sports medicine clinic serves patients in pulmonology, orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, sports medicine and wellness education.
Vibrant photography is displayed throughout the building with imagery that reinforces the goals of each department. For example, the pulmonary therapy area features images of children blowing bubbles, dandellions, horns, golf balls and more to mimic the clinical exercises that build lung capacity. Art in the "Healthy You" clinic depicts active children engaged in healthy habits to support the goals of instilling a healthy body image and developing healthy lifestyle habits. The sports enhancement program displays images of competitive athletes to inspire the youth who are working to advance their performance. And throughout the building, images of healthy, active children support the overall theme of wellness.
Read more about the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters project here.

CHD Webinar: How Collaboration Leads to Integrated Healthcare Art Programs

Distinctive Art Source was pleased to present a webinar for The Center for Health Design entitled "How Collaboration Leads to Integrated Healthcare Art Programs" on August 24. Multi-disciplined collaboration is the key to outstanding healthcare art programs that meet individual facility goals and create integrated visual experiences. In fact, the most successful projects are those in which the lines between disciplines become blurred, making it impossible to know where the architect's / designer's job ended and the art consultant's and way finding team's jobs began. Ideally, owners, architects, designers, art consultants, way finding experts and others work together in a collaborative process to create a seamless experience for patients and visitors. This webinar provided a roadmap for establishing a collaborative process that results in an effective and valued art program.
View the webinar and earn EDAC or AIA continuing education credits by visiting the CHD website here.
DAS Ranked #18 in 2017 LSU Top 100 Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses

DAS team and friends celebrate the LSU Top 100 ranking: Lauren Webb, Brian DeJean, Ann DeJean, Ron DeJean, Rodney McGarry, Barbara Harriman, John Harriman, Theresa McGarry, Colette DeJean, Leigh Hardy

Distinctive Art Source is humbled and honored to be ranked #18 in the 2017 Louisiana State University Top One Hundred Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses! Last year DAS earned the #73 spot on the list. A special thanks to the fabulous clients we get to work with every day for your ongoing support of DAS. You make the healthcare art business something to celebrate! And kudos to the other  LSU Top 100 companies - LSU alum are doing great things in business and we are proud to be a part of the incredible Tiger community!
The LSU100 showcases the entrepreneurial success of LSU graduates representing various fields and professions including technology, oil and gas, insurance, healthcare, design, construction, manufacturing and public relations. By engaging the honorees with the LSU community, students and alumni network with and learn from one another to create a legacy of entrepreneurship at LSU.

Local Artists Featured in Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Art Program
We continue to be inspired and impressed by the talent of local community artists no matter where we are working. DAS especially enjoyed discovering the remarkable artistic talent in Owensboro, KY, while working with Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Owensboro, a multi-faith based community, is home to many talented local artists who were interested in having their work become a part of the new hospital's art program. DAS partnered with these artists and a local museum to continue, through the use of local art, the design emphasis on the importance of the land and the use of natural local materials to create a warm welcoming healing environment for a diverse population. Learn more about the art program at Owensboro here.

Artists of Note
About Distinctive Art Source
Distinctive Art Source is a turnkey art consultancy working exclusively in healthcare with a foundation in evidence- and patient-based design. We believe thoughtfully developed art programs contribute to an integrated visual
experience and foster mutually-beneficial community relationships. Our national artist database connects clients with unlimited art sources throughout the country to enable hospitals to conceptualize, visualize and realize the goals of their art programs.
Established in 2003, Distinctive Art Source has served a pivotal role in creating evidence- and patient-based art programs in millions of square feet of hospital space. We are honored to work closely with some of the nation's most renowned healthcare architects, designers and artists, blending seamlessly into existing architectural processes to keep projects on time and within budget.

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