Principals Margie Cabe and Robin Ann Walker have been working together as a powerful collaborative force providing artwork installations of stunning visual impact since 1999. Margie and Robin lead a team of creative professionals in building art collections for a variety of clients, specializing in hospitality, corporate, multi-family and healthcare industries.
Art-Centric offers professional, client-oriented, comprehensive artwork services, including developing art collections and selecting, presenting, purchasing, commissioning, documenting, framing and installing artwork.
Art-Centric assists in planning, assembling, and maintaining excellent and interesting art choices.
Margie is an art consultant and partner with over 30 years experience in the Art and Design industry. She managed a large wholesale gallery for 20 years before starting Art-Centric with Robin. Margie's expertise, personal interaction with clients, and hands-on involvement affords her a unique opportunity to fully facilitate clients' needs from a project's conception to its completion.
Robin is an Art-Centric partner and professional artist, with extensive experience facilitating site-specific artwork for public spaces since 1998. Her background as an independent artist/photographer gives Robin the expertise to create custom artwork for hotel and corporate collections in unique ways in both traditional and digital mediums.
Ray is the Senior Project Manager and oversees projects from concept to completion. His long term experience as an art consultant servicing the hospitality industry helps clients implement and stay within their budget. This has allowed Art-Centric to expand into new markets. Ray's expertise and positive attitude makes him a favorite of commercial designers.
Heather is the Gallery Manager for Art-Centric, and runs the day-to-day operations. Her drive to think outside the box and provide exceptional customer service ensures client requests and deadlines are met with clear understanding and the highest satisfaction. Heather is the on-site client liaison, and handles coordination of public functions for the showroom.
I choose to work with Margie and Robin so often, as they listen, retain and make the story happen to my approval and, more importantly, the owner’s and operator’s approvals. I have confidence in these two ladies and know they will deliver a project in budget, on time, including a smooth installation with minimal coordination on my part.
It is an honor and privilege to work with Margie and art-centric over the years. Their creativity and attention to detail is uniquely partnered with their caring and responsiveness to their business partners.
Ray and the great team at Art-Centric have done outstanding work for me on providing artwork on several high profile and demanding hotel projects. Whether it be helping designers' with image selections, framing and presentation options, or doing everything possible to meet seemingly impossible deadlines, Ray excels at being pro-active in a myriad of situations. The personal approach taken in working with artists, sculptors and installers helps to ensure a project progresses smoothly from start to finish. Ray's broad knowledge of artwork, as well as, his skill and approach to all aspects of hospitality projects is second to none and I highly recommend Art-Centric for your next project.
Margie Cabe and Robin Walker, principals of Art-Centric, developed the artwork package for the TPC golf clubhouse as part of the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. I worked directly with them on this project which encompassed a 11,000 square foot facility. The Art-Centric team conceptualized, designed, fabricated and installed the entire package over a period of eight months. The majority of the artwork was developed based on our specific requests and requirements, and consists of original paintings, historical photographs, and sculptural installations. Our members agree that Art-Centric was successful in bridging traditional with the contemporary and have expressed their delight with the completed project. The Art-Centric team are innovative, energetic, and responsive. They timely met every deadline and made efficient use of the budget. I was impressed with their creativity and would highly recommend them for any size project.
The Art-Centric group plays an integral role in the artwork for many of the projects throughout our portfolio. One in particular was the artwork for the specialty suites at Le Pavillon in New Orleans. Margie took a personal interest in the project and curated an amazing collection for us including one-of-a-kind found objects, in addition to canvases and prints. She even suggested using original sheet music belonging to her grandmother to reproduce for a collection of New Orleans jazz music related pieces. Art-Centric works fast; they are very aware of deadlines yet none of this is at the expense of their creativity. Robin creates custom pieces for us all the time. She is so talented and collaborative. We just give her an idea and she runs with it providing us a chance to provide input along the way.