Linc’s Ledger | December 2016

happy.jpgIt’s been one heck of a year!  Wishing you an amazing 2017.  -Linc

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SAVE THE DATE ANOTHER DOOR OPENS JANUARY 18th

I’m thrilled to be participating in Another Door Opens at Architectural Artifacts, Inc. on Jan. 18th where 60 of Chicago’s most creative minds come together to re-imagine vintage doors. Another Door Opens is Chicago’s premiere design event. Tickets are on sale now at www.AnotherDoorChicago.com. 100% of proceeds benefit Chicago House and Social Service Agency.  The event is expected to sell out for the second year in a row- purchase tickets here.

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MODERN DECORATION MAGAZINE AWARDS IN SHENZHEN CHINA- 1st PLACE WINNER

The award ceremony for the 14th annual Modern Decoration International Media Award was held at the Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai on Dec.5th in China. The Church Conversion  was awarded 1st place for the Annual Residential Space Award.  I am humbled and honored and feel extremely grateful to have been so welcomed in Shenzhen for the ceremony!  Pinch me please.

file_000Irene and I enjoyed a bit of travel to Hong Kong after the award ceremony.  I look forward to sharing inspiration from my travels in my design projects and artwork.

 

TRADITIONAL HOME MAGAZINE’S NAPA VALLEY SHOWHOUSE WITH KIM SCODRO

TRADITIONAL HOME’S 5TH ANNUAL NAPA VALLEY SHOWHOUSE is from December 5th through January 8th.  You still have some time to swing by if you are in the bay area.  The home combines lush gardens, distinctive architecture, and world-class culinary experiences. Chicago interior designer, Kim Scodro was invited to create the great room and requested a colorful piece of art for above the fireplace.  Kim’s room is pictured below.  Her work is stunning and it was such a pleasure working with her and her talented team.

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SAVE THE DATE IIDA’s STITCH

Stitch is back for the 12th anniversary, and this year the theme is Sweet Home Chicago! Models will strut the runway on March 2, 2017 at the House of Blues Chicago. This year teams will be creating garments!  I’m honored to have been selected as a judge for this year. Hope to see you there!

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WAYFAIR INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2017

As the winner for 2016 Designer of the Year I was invited to New York City to present the 2017 Designer of the Year on Thursday March 23rd. Who will it be? Stay tuned…

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TOTALLY FLOORED

Honored to have been asked by Flor to provide the backdrop for their new catalog.  Pictured below are their cool new carpet tile designs in our Church Conversion.

ipOAKBROOK GUT REHAB BEFORE AND DEMO

Our project in Oakbrook is a complete gut rehab, scope of work including architectural drawings, design and construction management. This project is a real transformation from an old and outdated home to a sleek modern interior.  Stay tuned for more progress photos next time- you won’t believe it’s the same home.  Pictured below are images showing the fireplace removal and where the new kitchen will be located.

rpRecent press includes: Crain’s Chicago Business, Lux Woman, Kitchen & Bath Business, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Splash, Centras and American Lifestyle, a few of our favorites are below.

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Crain’s Chicago Business, click here for full article >>

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Chicago Tribune

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Chicago Splash

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Save the Date: Friday, September 11th for RNDD’s Fall Gallery Walk

CGN_ad_rndd The River North Design District (RNDD) is proud to announce their participation in this year’s annual River North Fall Gallery Walk on Friday September 11th 2015. Each participating showroom will be exhibiting artwork from some of the brightest stars in the art world today and I am honored to be part of the line up.   Most of the showrooms will be open until 10pm. The works will be exhibited until November 11th, 2015 during normal business hours.  I’ll be exhibiting at Florense and will be showing new work from my Traverse exhibition.

RSVP via Facebook and visit http://rivernorthdesigndistrict.com/events/ for more information and to view a map of participating showrooms.

Linc Thelen’s Traverse On Exhibit at Florense:
300 W Ontario, Chicago IL 60654

LINC THELEN:
Painting for over two decades, Linc Thelen’s style fuses classical training with a modern perspective. Thelen’s works consist of abstract paintings described as dream-like and esoteric layered with calming emotion- an attempt to deconstruct the form. Thelen received his BFA in painting from Northern Illinois University. Please visit www.lincthelenart.com for more information.

About Traverse
Linc Thelen’s new series “Traverse” is a study of lines and their intersections. By incorporating the fundamental use of light, texture and color he creates spontaneous emotion, which reflects the fluidity of life. The work represents real life metaphors relating to human relationships and the evolution of time.

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Linc’s Ledger October 2014

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This has been a busy fall filled with amazing things!  I just returned from Morelia, Mexico where I tied the knot with the lovely Irene Thelen.  We had a ball and appreciate all your love and support!

I just completed a video showcasing my creative process.  To view click here>>

My solo show, ENCOMPASS at Buckingham Interiors + Design opened at Design Harvest in September and will run through December.  Here are a few photos of the show.

_DSC8749 a _DSC8766 _DSC8760I also wanted to share some recent press.  Thank you Refined Haystack, Chicago Home + Garden Domestica and Dering Hall!  Stay tuned for more progress photos from our church project and the farmhouse.  -Linc

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West Elm Workshop Post Event Coverage

IMG_3529On November 12th, I had the pleasure of conducting a painting workshop at West Elm in Lincoln Park.  Together, we created a large-scale painting for the Teen Living Program.  The painting will be auctioned at the Teen Living Program’s Gala in March.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  We had a great time!  Below is a selection of photos from the event and more information on the Teen Living Programs.  Enjoy-Linc Thelen

IMG_3518About Teen Living Programs

As Teen Living Programs’ single largest fundraising event, the TLP Spring Gala has a goal to raise nearly half a million dollars to support highly effective programming that helps young people heal from the traumas of homelessness and build the skills they need to achieve self-sufficiency and independence.  Your support will fund: GED and vocation training classes; healthy meals and instruction on how to prepare them; field trips to museums, parks and sporting events; comprehensive health care; individualized case management; a safe and secure place to call home; and for many, for the first time in their life, a room and a bed of their very own.  To make a donation, please visit, www.teenliving.org

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Paint With Linc Thelen: Workshop at WEST ELM

My work will be exhibited at West Elm Chicago in Lincoln Park from November 7th-12th.  I hope you’ll join me at West Elm for a painting workshop on November 12th from 6-9pm.  The piece we’ll create together will be auctioned off at The Teen Living Program Gala.  Come ready for fun, bring your kids and wear your painting clothes!  Please RSVP on Facebook. -Linc Thelen

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SOFA: “How Art Drives Design” Panel Discussion with Diana Bitting


Please join me at SOFA on November 1st at 3pm for “How Art Drives Design”.  It’s such an honor to be invited by Editor-in-Chief Diana Bitting from Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago to participate in this lively discussion.  Hope you can make it!  -Linc Thelen

RSVP- http://www.sofaexpo.com/vip/sofa-chicago-designer-reception

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Chairs for Charity 2013

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It is such an honor to be invited to participate in this year’s Chair’s for Charity event hosted by Chicago Home + Garden.  The 4th annual event auction’s off vintage chairs given new life by Chicago’s top designers.  13 one-of-a-kind chairs are available from the area’s top designers. While bidding on your favorite chairs, enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and complimentary Peroni beer and cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tickets are $35. Auction proceeds and a portion of ticket sales will benefit Designs for Dignity.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Cosentino Center Chicago
1060 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Participating designers include: Linc Thelen, Alison Victoria, Beth Harlow of The Painted Lady, Greta de Parry, Jodi Morton of 2to5 Design, Kate Votava and Craig Hamilton of Modified Originals, Mary James of Classic Remix Chicago, Melissa Lewis and Cari Giannoulias of Lewis Giannoulias Interiors, Nicholas Moriarty, Rob and Jason Colosi-McCann of inside home, Sharon Burdett of Strand Design, Tiffany Brooks of You and Your Décor, and Tony Stavish.

To purchase tickets: http://www.chicagohomemag.com/Chicago-Home/Promotion/2013-Chairs-for-Charity/

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A few photos from previous year’s events.

30978-02 chairs-2-2Here’s a sneak peak of my chair.  I hope you’ll join me on September 18th to see how this chair is transformed!  Special thanks to Jen Olson at Urban Workroom for donating the labor to reupholster this chair.  Urban Workroom is a Chicago based window treatment, upholstery, and bedding workroom. All products are produced directly in the 3,200 square foot facility in the heart of Lakeview.    -Linc Thelen

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