Linc’s Ledger: March Madness

1st quarter is off to a great start and I wanted to fill you in on the latest happenings.  This year’s Pantone color of the year is actually two colors- Rose Quartz and Serenity.  Our friend and talented designer Brynn Olson appeared on Windy City Live to demonstrate how to integrate these colors into your home without breaking the bank.  Brynn brought one of my paintings into the studio (shown on stage left) Watch the story here.Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 1.11.58 PM.png

In January we had the pleasure of participating in Architectural Artifacts- Another Door Opens where 30 designers and artists were asked to reimagine vintage doors for a philanthropic auction.  We are so pleased to have been part of raising $50,000 for Chicago House.

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In February we were honored by HGTV as their designer of the month!  View my profile here.

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The Prudential Building was one of the first skyscrapers built in Chicago after World War II. It had the highest roof in the city at the time. I’ll be displaying work this Spring at the Prudential Building’s lobby- stay tuned for more details.

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Photo by Eric Allix Rogers

I’m excited to share with you some new studio work:

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To see more work, check out my digital magazine here.

A few new and noteworthy new press features:

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Sophisticated Living Features Church Renovation

SL_0715_LT_sm_Page_01I am delighted to be featured in the July issue of Sophisticated Living and just over the moon about my project being featured on the cover.  Special thanks to Diana Bitting for her word smithing and the talented photographer Anthony Tahlier.  I am so grateful to have amazing clients!  Below is the full article, to read online click here>>SL_0715_LT_sm_Page_06SL_0715_LT_sm_Page_07
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Linc’s Ledger June 2015

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It’s been a busy spring with the Farmhouse and Church projects wrapping up and my new show Traverse at Matthew Rachman Gallery.  There is still time to see the show- it closes on July 10th.  Below are some recent installations from Lincoln Park and the Lake Forest Showhouse as well as an editorial feature from national magazine Kitchen Bath Trends.   Stay tuned for more editorial coverage in Sophisticated Living Magazine and take a peek at our new ad (pictured above) running in July!  Hope you are enjoying your spring.

-Linc

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I am honored to have participated in this year’s prestigious Lake Forest Showhouse with designer Joey Leicht in the Man Cave Bar and Bath.  Even though this room isn’t “Pretty in Pink”, this year’s showhouse was owned by director John Hughes. Located within the historic district of east Lake Forest, the home features the exquisite detail of architect Edwin Hill Clark.

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Photo: Jeremy Witteveen | Wittefini.com

FullSizeRenderOn May 15th, my new exhibition opened at Matthew Rachman Gallery.  Thanks to all who came out to show support.  If you weren’t able to make it, below are some images.  Artwork always looks better in person, so you can stop by the Gallery anytime before July 10th to get up close and personal.


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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I’m thrilled to be featured in the upcoming issue of Kitchen Bath Trends Magazine.  Read the full story here>>

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Linc’s Ledger: March 2014

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2014 has begun with a bang.  As many of you know- I’m engaged!  My beautiful fiancé, Irene is pictured to the left.  On the work front, my artwork will be exhibited in Boston, New York, Chicago, and LA in the coming year, stay tuned for details.  Look for me on eHow, Refinery29 and Modern Luxury Interiors winter issue.

Last month I had the pleasure of hosting the opening of Interior Define, a new affordable furniture concept in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to this year’s successes!

-Linc Thelen

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Interior Define Showroom, Chicago Opening Party

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I’m thrilled to be represented in Boston at Evolve Residential.  The modern home boutique was recently featured in Architectural Digest.  Located at 470 Shawmut Ave., Boston, MA; evolveresidential.com

Read the full AD Article>>

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RECENT PRESS 

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Click here to read the full Interiors article>>

E-HOW Videos

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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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ENCIRCLE: Debuting at Buckingham Interiors + Design 9.28.13

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I am proud to announce my collaboration with Buckingham Interiors + Design and the unveiling of my new show, ENCIRCLE which will debut at this year’s DESIGN HARVEST.

Saturday & Sunday, September 28th & 29th 2013, from 11am-8pm on Grand Ave between Damen and Wood Street

ENCIRCLE features 12 new paintings ranging from 24×30 to 80×65. Julia Edelmann’s new 1300 square foot showroom is a blank canvas with white brick walls- the perfect venue for my new work which is playful and more spontaneous than my last show.  ADVERSITY, my last solo exhibition at the Zhou B Art Center was this past Spring and featured a classical subject matter with dark undertones.  The new series is very airy and architectural and it is representative of the now in my life.

My new collection is the perfect compliment to Julia’s “Modernique” aesthetic, an integration of antiques and artifacts with modern design. She believes that blending these various objects of different worlds becomes the “glue” which binds her signature style and suits her unique aesthetic. Success can often come from the most unexpected of pairings as demonstrated in her new showroom.

My new work is a breath of fresh air and takes cues from my ever evolving and beloved circle motif. I experiment with the simple shape of the circle and allows the process to build into something unexpected and open. The collection has allowed me to examine myself and present a certain honesty in my work. It is a pure reflection of where I am in the present moment.

Images for a few of the pieces are below:

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Title: “Nautical”, oil on canvas- 80″w x 66″h

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Title: “Evolution”, oil on canvas- 90″w x 70″h

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Title: “Buoyant”, oil on canvas- 48″w x 60″h

Please visit www.lincthelenart.com for more information.

dh_logoAbout Design Harvest

West Town Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Design Harvest, a unique annual street festival for Chicago. This one of a kind fest features Chicago’s best local furniture and home accessory makers, vintage and antique collectors, and local retailers of home design.  Between perusing a curated exhibit of design vendors, fest-goers can partake in art making activities, paint a pumpkin and raise money for a local elementary school, take a family hay ride, or enjoy a cold beer and delicious food. Sponsor Christy Webber Landscapes Farm & Garden Center will be providing the hay rides from Design Harvest to their Farm & Garden Center and back between 11am and 5pm. The Farm & Garden Center will feature additional family activities including a hay maze, face painting, scare crow making, petting zoo (between 12-4pm), and more.

Helping set the mood is the live musical entertainment area, programmed by Chicago’s legendary live music venue, The Hideout. Historically we also feature a big square dance in the street! Beer sponsor Blue Moon will feature their Harvest Pumpkin Ale along with Crispin Cider and Coors Light.

A rain or shine event, design vendors are housed under very large tents which also shelters patrons. Patio heaters warm our lounge areas so once the sun sets imbibers can grab a seat on a hay bale, get cozy and stay a while! The 2013 event may also feature an after party sponsored by our media partner Chicago Magazine and Chicago Home and Garden.

Hope you can make it!  -Linc Thelen