The Residential Commission Process

It’s ALL Collaboration. Inspired by years of engaging with Collectors on site-specific residential commissions, Amy Thornton offers an inspired niche for creating art in unique and hard-to-buy-for areas.

Foyers, hallways, central alcoves, oversized walls and unique grottos all offer ardent opportunities for custom inspired solutions. Engaging each of her Collectors throughout the process, she ensures there are no surprises before final installation.

Each Residential Commission includes a proposal and multiple stages of input from the Collector(s). Following the Amy Thornton Artworks Collaborative Model, numerous exchanges between the Artist and Collector(s) drive the ultimate installation of each final artwork.

Steps of the Process

Intake Consultation. Initial parameter meetings are set up in person or via Skype to carefully consider and review the scope and vision of each artwork. An in-person or virtual tour guides a fully integrated vision that is vital to Thornton’s conceptual process.

Reconnaissance. Thornton surveys and gathers resources before commencing. Multiple reference images are photographed or requested for interior design aspects, shape, color and textural influencers. Sequential aspects are considered and influence each stage of the process.

Proposal. Concepts are presented to the Collector(s) in a proposal that includes multiple options for direction of artwork. The proposal may include prior installation references, mock-ups of materials, recommended style considerations, hardware usage and an early installation plan.

Your Own Private Viewing Gallery. Review your proposal and follow the artists’ process in your own Private Viewing Gallery. Contact us for a private password to view your proposal as well as video and images of the development of your commissioned artwork. These will be available to you as archive materials, proprietary provenance and a historic marker of your collaboration. A downloadable PDF format of this record will be available to you after installation.

Acceptance Agreement. Adjustments, refinements and additional considerations are refined into a one-page agreement, signed by both the Collector(s) and Artist, with installation deliverable defined. Any developments or processes outside of a reasonable scope with this agreement will require an addendum. Collaborative communication and follow-up guide this agreement.

Pricing. Costs for Residential Commissions range from $5K – $15K depending on size and complexity. A deposit of half the cost is required upon the signing of the Acceptance Agreement. Balance, including any installation fees, are due immediately upon final installation.

Installation. Each installation is unique. Depending on size and complexity, there may be additional costs for installations requiring contract assistance. Usually this ranges from $100  – $500. Estimate for this will be suggested in the proposal. Contact the Studio here to set up an Intake Consultation.

To schedule a consultation, please email the Studio.

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