Barbara Markoff
  • Corporate Art Consultant
  • Educator
  • Coach
  • Writer
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What people are saying about Barbara:

Corporate Art Consultant:

"As an art consultant on a number of healthcare facilities design and interior projects, I have enjoyed working with Barbara.  She always provided the projects with a large selection of art pieces and framing.  As I am very much
hands on in the art selection process, Barbara quickly learned my preferences and was prepared to provide a variety of options for my consideration.  Barbara's finished product never ceases to impress me and gives a finishing touch worthy of recognition."

Sherwood Covill, Healthcare Facility Design Consultant, Scripps Health, San Diego

"Working with Barbara and her team at Artrageous! was wonderful in every aspect: excellent resources for art, professional demeanor at every phase, and most importantly she listens to her clients.  The end result was 2 state-of -the-art medical outpatient facilities with artwortk that enhanced the design.  The frame quality and installations were excellent.  Patients have asked staff for the source of our artwork, and we proudly refer Barbara."

Elaine Davis RN,  Scripps Coastal Medical Center, Special Projects, San Diego

"Thank you so much for an outstanding job on Studio Fifteen's artwork.  You decorated 5 stories of walls in a 275-unit project downtown and I couldn't have dreamed of a better selection of prints.  Barbara you were a dream to work with, and I hardly had to give you any direction.  You helped me achieve designing a beautiful building full of art and color even though it was an affordable housing project.  From this project on I would be honored to have you on my team."

Yvonne DeCarlo, Office Manager, Affirmed Housing Group, San Diego

"When I met Barbara I was immediately put to ease given her in-depth knowledge of her industry.  Her approach enabled her to successfully walk me through the decision making process which ultimately led to wise choices in art selection.   Barbara had the capacity and desire to help me in the selection which proved to the liking of our CEO and Chairman of the Board.  With that level of personal service, you can imagine Barbara has been instrumental in helping me continue to open new business locations and enhance our existing facilities with artwork that is uniquely suited to our company."

Crystal Watkins, Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing and CRA Administration, Torrey Pines Bank, San Diego

"I met Barbara approximately 5 years ago regarding providing art in all of our business centers.  The relationship has been wonderful as she makes my job easier, our business centers look great... a complete success story.
Barbara is a stellar person with the type of business ethics anyone would want in a business partner."

Nancee Wiemer, Director of Operations, Premier Business Centers, Irvine, CA

Art Coach:

"My wife, Annette, and I launched our Art Consulting business in 2007 after an intensive one week training session with Barbara.  We found her to be

knowledgable, helpful and wonderfully thorough. We went from "haven't got a clue" to "know exactly what to do".  Our business continues to reap the rewards."  

Harry Young , Owner, Frameworks Picture Framing, Boise, Idaho

"Barbara's coaching and instruction has been invaluable to us as a company.  Her patient teaching and guidance has helped me become more skilled at corporate art consulting and knowledgeable in the process of searching out the companies and organizations who need my services.  She has helped me feel that this new direction for our business in corporate sales was not overwhelming by patiently working with me and being ready to answer my questions.  There could not be a more thorough instructor available."

Kelley Butler, Owner Frame Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Educator at PFM Seminars:

“I attended Barbara's class on Effective Networking at the West Coast Art & Frame show in January 2008. Barbara is an extremely knowledgable and engaging speaker. She provided each of us, as attendees, a handout and supplemental information to teach us how to become more effective and successful business owners by maximizing the power of networking. To date, I can personally attest to having great success by following just a few key principles. I would attribute a large increase in the amount of Corporate business I acquired in 2008 to her recommendations on networking. Additionally, I've sought out and helped form a new Commercial networking group in my area based on learning about her experiences and successes. In short, I feel extremely lucky to have met Barbara, and to now consider her a mentor and friend." 

Tracy L Morse, Owner of Fast Frame, Phoenix, AZ

" I have attended two of Barbara's seminars on corporate art sales and on networking. I have also received follow up help and advice a number of times. Her seminars are so good, so chock full of information, that I plan to repeat the corporate art sales class the next time I am at the industry convention. Barbara really knows her subject and she is highly successful in her field. When you meet with Barbara for a corporate art consultation or as a trainer you will quickly realize that she is warm, friendly, and honest in her assessment of your situation. She is easy to work with partly because she does not need to use pressure to make a sale. She doesn't need to because she is such an expert in the art and framing business; she can lay her hands on exactly what the client needs and make timely choices to best benefit the company she is helping. Barbara is also mindful of the client's budget while delivering the best and most creative solutions to corporate and healthcare interior design needs.''

Kirstie Bennett, co-owner, The Framer's Workshop, Berkeley, CA 

Art Installations in San Diego and Southern CA:

"I truly enjoyed the opportunity to work with Barbara and her staff on our Temecula office project.  She was tremendously easy to work with, kept our budget in mind at all times, worked hard to integrate existing pieces that we already had, and brought tremendous color and energy to the inside of our office building.  They worked with some very large pieces and managed to seamlessly complete a difficult installation - while working a very tight schedule."

Gregg Warren. Vice President and Branch Manager, American AgCredit - Temecula, CA

"It was such a pleasure to work with Rob and Barbara in selecting just the right materials and framing for my art pieces.  Their attention to detail and eye for elegance enhanced the beauty of my paintings. 
Not only are they experts in framing, they were able to meet the challenges of hanging my art.  Cathedral ceilings and stairways made the task extremely difficult.  I was amazed how professional and perfect their placement of each piece was.

I would truly recommend Artrageous! of San Diego for any art, framing, and installation."

Debby Bradley
Residential Client

Barbara Markoff, San Diego art consulting expert, author, and teacher for the art and framing industry