Nov  2016

Tappan Zee Bridge, New York, NY

I recently rode the train from Washington, DC to New York City and was mesmerized by the beauty and variety of bridges I saw along the way. As I marveled at the way they seemed to float over the water, I thought about how strong and powerful they were as they stood iconically, connecting communities. Bridges link people and places, while enabling relationships to develop that would otherwise be impossible.
At work on Monday I realized art  serves as a bridge  - connecting hospitals and their communities while building relationships. One of my favorite things about the work we do at DAS is helping hospitals build bridges and relationships through art.
Through participatory and community-based art programs, DAS helps hospitals create possibilities, foster new relationships and ignite partnerships. More importantly, through art, DAS is able to leave behind an infrastructure that allows hospitals to continue connecting with their communities year after year.
Not long ago, evidence-based design identified a need to bridge the gap between nature and healthcare. Art and architecture are now the bridge that brings the exterior healing qualities of nature to the interior of so many hospitals. I'm thrilled and humbled to be a part of that journey.
Here's to building beautiful bridges together!

Barbara Harriman, IIDA  
President/Creative Director
Distinctive Art Source 
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 12-15, 2016
Houston, TX
Booth #1713

DAS Project Among the 2016 CODA Awards Top 100!
DAS is pleased to announce that the Henry E. Braselton Chapel at Northeast Georgia Medical Center is among the 2016 CODA Awards Top 100. Projects were selected by an international jury of leaders in the design and art fields and the winners highlight the best in the field, demonstrating the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior, architectural or public space. Awards were given in the categories of: Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Institutional, Landscape, Liturgical, Public Spaces, Residential and Transportation.
You can see all of the Top 100 projects here on the CODAworx website.
About the Henry E. Braselton Chapel Project: A long held desire to see a modern, full-service hospital in the region found its fulfillment in Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Plans for the beautiful chapel offered a perfect opportunity for the Braselton family to honor Henry Edward Braselton, a founding father. The chapel was made possible through a collaborative project between Distinctive Art Source, artist Laura Mentor, the Braselton family and The Medical Center Foundation. You can read more about the project here.
In 2013, another DAS project received a Merit Award in the CODA Award competition. Read about the Owensboro Health Floating Seeds Project here.

A Word from Our Client

"Today I dropped by to see the chapel glass art. I was so taken I'm speechless. I could have spent hours there. Having grown up in this area I could so relate to the many features. Many related to the area and those special touches for the Braselton's themselves! Even the fraternity symbol! How did she do that?
I hope and believe they will be as touched as I. Thanks so much."  

Carol Burrell, Northeast Georgia Health System

Distinctive Art Source Named Among LSU 100 Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses
Distinctive Art Source President Barbara Harriman accepted an award naming DAS among the 2016 LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses on October 13, 2016 in Baton Rouge, La. "I'm honored to be a part of this distinguished group and receive this award on behalf of the entire team at DAS," says Harriman. "I'm a proud Tiger alumna and I treasure my time at LSU and remain an avid supporter of the strong interior design program and the College of Art and Design. This recognition holds great meaning to me."
The LSU 100 is a highly competitive program that identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Tiger-owned or Tiger-led businesses in the world. In addition to celebrating the success of the honorees, the LSU 100 provides a forum to pass lessons on to the next generation of LSU entrepreneurs.
The full list of LSU 100 Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses is available here.
On behalf of Louisiana State University, LSU Executive Education hosts the event and serves as the primary point of contact for all operations and development. The 2016 LSU 100 partners include Postlethwaite & Netterville, Tiger Athletic Foundation, LSU Foundation, and LSU's Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute. In-kind donations provided by Gatorworks.

Clients in the News!
It was so nice to see our clients at Inova Women's Hospital and Inova Children's Hospital featured in   Healthcare Design Magazine along with the work of Wilmot Sanz. We thoroughly enjoyed working on the art program for this project!
In the same issue, our friends at Children's Health Andrew's Institute were mentioned in an article on the evolving field of sports medicine.

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.

Bamboo Print
Stay in Touch!

Email Barbara Harriman

Connect on LinkedIn

Distinctive Art Source
(703) 956-1946   10440 Balls Ford Road, Suite 165    Manassas Va    20109