Hi! My name is Ande Maricich.
In 2013 I started Let’s Get Original as a fun blog to feature artist makers in their studios. The blog was to connect interior designers with studio artists that make museum quality hand crafted art and are not easily discovered.
A year later I was at Maison Objet in Paris searching for unique art works when several artists asked me why they should take the time to send me images to be featured on Let’s Get Original blog if I wasn’t going to sell their work.
After I heard the same comment from 4 different artist I had a lightbulb moment. I get now. No commerce, no interest. What seemed fun gave the appearance I was not serious about business and investing my time in them.
Fast forward 2015 when I began to develop the NEW vision of Let’s Get Original and where I am today.
Having deep roots and long-term relationships in the home furnishings industry I am in a unique position to make authentic connections and bring opportunities to artist makers and top interior designers with amazing lifestyle brands together for collaborative ventures.
My personal work experience is all within the arts. I’ve taught art, sold art as an independent art consultant, served on art museum boards and had the enormous pleasure of serving as interim executive director of an art museum for several years in North Carolina.
Art and fine craft is my passion and I love what I do.
A HUGE thank you for the beautiful artwork for the background of Let’s Get Original. Original art by Anne Lemanski.
Thanks also, Dana Andrew, a friend and PR whiz who has enormous patience and insight. Dana coached me and helped me wade through the ideas until I had a perfect fit for Let’s Get Original and my crazy life.
All My Best,