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Boosting Employee Creativity

January 15th, 2018 Posted by Workplace Solutions No Comment yet

Looking to unlock employee creativity and boost workplace morale at the same time? The confluence of science and small businesses are showing us how to do just that.

Supporting Divested Communities Through Art Projects

January 11th, 2018 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

Cultural institutions like museums used to be seen exclusively as luxuries for the wealthy, but community art projects have become a great way to revive neighborhoods through creativity.

Why Hire an Art Consultant?

December 18th, 2017 Posted by Workplace Solutions No Comment yet

Whether curating your workplace or revamping your company’s brand, hiring an art consultant is the best way to ensure a worthwhile investment.

Employees Take Office Design into their Own Hands: 10 Brilliant Sticky-Note Art Masterpieces

December 11th, 2017 Posted by Workplace Solutions No Comment yet

Odds are your company has more Sticky-Notes than they could use in 1,000 years, so snatch them up and get to creating some funny wall art!

Nick & Nadine of Sonnenzimmer - Photograph (c) 2017 Alexsa Viscius

Mini Feature: Nick & Nadine of Sonnenzimmer

December 7th, 2017 Posted by Abstract, Art, Chicago, Design, Featured, Screenprints No Comment yet
Featured Image: Nick & Nadine of Sonnenzimmer – Photograph (c) 2017 Alexsa Viscius

Nick and Nadine of Sonnenzimmer are talked about glowingly within working artist circles, and IPaintMyMind has been honored to connect with them more in the past 18 months by adding their work to our growing collection, which we curate into businesses and community spaces all over Chicago as part of Shared Walls.
Our model is all about supporting the artists we believe in through purchasing bundles of their work for our collection, then rotating them as part of a service that sustainably funds art access in all communities.

When we connected with ZS Associates last year as part of a Shared Walls rotating art exhibition in their new downtown Evanston offices at the Rotary Building, we knew Sonnenzimmer would be a great fit. The space is modern, clean, and has lots of great light, lending itself to the abstract components & design elements that are so notable in Nick and Nadine’s work.

We ended up curating 3 oversized art prints for the ZS Lounge and 8 more 18×24 in. art prints for the main wall in the adjacent workspace.

Since then, we’ve acquired another batch of prints from Sonnenzimmer, bringing us to over 40 art prints and gigposters of theirs in our collection. Those went up at Adidas’ Originals new Bucktown store, and will be rotated into community spaces like schools, libraries, and youth centers in 2018!

Sonnenzimmer are constantly pushing the realms of their own knowledge to make more involved, intricate, and genre bending work. They’re inherently looking for new ways to make stuff, and we admire that.

They’re super intentional about who they work with, and have been really encouraging as far as IPaintMyMind’s work and development. We’re excited to feature them, because working with them has been a lot of fun, and a great example of how IPMM supports artists through purchases, then mobilizes that art to make it accessible to everyone.

Below we’ve included some beautiful work by Sonnenzimmer that we recently acquired for our Shared Walls Program.
Go ahead and check out their art prints or gigposters to grab a couple pieces of your own or view the works we’ve posted below!
The Arts Club of Chicago: Founding 
By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Date: 2016
Size: 26 x 36 inches
Edition: 25, signed and numbered
Colors: 8-color screen print, 1-pass foil stamp
Exhibition history: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville
 


The Arts Club of Chicago: Establishment
By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Date: 2016
Size: 26 x 36 inches
Edition: 25, signed and numbered
Colors: 10-color screen print, 1-pass foil stamp

Exhibition history: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

Vector Sculpture 3
By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Media: Six-color screen print
Date: 2015
Size: 26 x 40 inches
Edition: 15, signed and numbered
Occassion: Exhibit

Exhibit history: Texas State University, San Marcos; Elastic Arts, Chicago​

How to Choose A Killer Conference Room Theme

December 4th, 2017 Posted by Workplace Solutions No Comment yet

The most dynamic companies out there are giving their conference rooms names and themes that reflect the essence of their brand. Discover your options!

The Best Holiday Gifts For Employees: Art In Your Office

November 27th, 2017 Posted by Workplace Solutions No Comment yet

Gifts for employees can be tricky, but instead of bogus branded company swag, do something interesting like rotating art for your office!

Art In The Classroom: The Benefits of Arts Education

November 27th, 2017 Posted by Art Resources for Teachers No Comment yet

Most would agree that arts education is a good thing. The benefits, however, are often minimized, thus falling behind science, technology, and math.

Flexibility and Function: Office Design Trends for 2018

November 20th, 2017 Posted by Workplace Solutions No Comment yet

What office design trends are gaining traction this year and moving into 2018? We check in and find out it’s all about being able to relate, create & adapt.

8 Local Chicago Art Galleries to Add to Your Bucket List

November 13th, 2017 Posted by Art, Featured, Tips for Artists No Comment yet

Chicago art galleries, non-profits, and universities located throughout the city are showing inspiring works by up-and-coming and established artists.