About DeChant Art

  • July 15, 2011 12:49

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Teresa DeChant

Senior Entrepreneurial Fine Arts Consultant with over 18 years experience as a professional fine art consultant, fine art appraiser, curator to corporations, hospitals, financial institutions, and private individuals.  Experience Includes sales, marketing, contract negotiations, art acquisition, advisory services for current collections, fine art exhibitions and archival preservation.   Partner with clients to build an art collection that both reflect the client’s interests and aesthetic needs along with creating a collection of great value.  Since 1984, operated a corporate art consultation business.  Strongly support important local artists as well as nationally recognized artists.  Specialize in “Green” artists who reuse materials or substantially favorably impact the environment.


Ohio University, Athens Ohio   B.S., Magna cum Laude, Interior Design

Art Consultation – Professional Consultant:

Review architectural drawings.Coordinate art layout and design with client expectations and functions.Analyze and evaluate furnishings for design of fine art within architectural furniture plans.Research and procure fine artwork (paintings, sculpture, tapestries, original prints, photography)Evaluate artwork, bids and proposals.Prepare budget proposals.Coordinate and plan artwork with prominent architects (including Cesar Pelli”s Office) and Department Heads.Write artwork specifications.Supervise delivery and installation of artwork.Site artwork per architectural plans.Oversee and assist with framing, lighting, selecting security hanging mechanisms, labeling of artwork, and plant placement for the protection and enhancement of artwork.Provide client with visuals and archival information of artwork and artists (as available).Submit artwork insurance evaluations.

Fine Art Service – Art Design, Layout, and Planning – Paintings / Sculptures / Photography / Tapestries.
Framing – Custom Framing / Archival & Protective Framing.
Installation – Site Planning & Supervision / Shipping.
Art Lighting – Consultation / Recommendations
Restoration – Complete Restoration and/or Repair, Re-installation.

Summary of Past Projects:

The Cleveland Clinic Foundations, a world-renowned hospital system with facilities in Ohio and Florida.

For the past 15 years provided fine art consultation to over 40 building and projects which included writing artwork specification and presenting proposals to the CEO, COO, Aesthetics Committee and Department Head Administrators.  Project Include:

Art Consultant, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio (1985-2005)Art Director, Out of L.A. Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (1986-1989)Director of Interiors, IKM/SGE ,  Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (1981-1982)Director of Interior, Granzow & Guss, Architects, Inc., Columbus, Ohio (1978-1980)

Curated Art Exhibits (selected list):

Calligraphy Exhibit (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004).
CCF/NASA Glenn Research Center Art Exhibit (2001, 2002, 2005).
CCF – 75 Anniversary Exhibit-Photography Show  (by Jennie Jones, 1997).
Cleveland Institute of Art Invitational (1999).
Emergency Dept. Community Art Contest (1995-2003)
Employee Art Show (annual); Nursing Display (1996-2004).
Healing Art: Communication the Cancer Experience  (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001).
Images of International Diversity (1999).
Kinetic Art Show (1997, 2001)
Nature: A Cure for Stress (1995-2005).

Very Special Arts Exhibit (handicapped artists) (2001,2002)

Professional Affiliations:

Cleveland Museum of Art Fellow MemberCMA Painting and Drawing Society MemberCMA Contemporary Society MemberArt Institute of Chicago MemberMuseum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland memberSociety Arts in Healthcare  (National Organization) Member


Society Arts in Healthcare: San Diego, California, April – 2003.
Intown Club, Cleveland Ohio:  October – 2004.
Museum of Contemporart Art, Cleveland, Ohio  “The Dynamic of Art Preservation”  2007.
WINN:  The Fine Art of Art Collecting 2009
Ursuline College:  Art, color, Design.

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DeChant Art Consulting, LLC

DeChant Art, LLC is dedicated to bringing you the highest quality in art consulting and representation. I strive to assist clients in building an art collection that is both tasteful and of value. While helping clients build their art collections I have researched a number of artists based in the United States and internationally.

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