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Public Relations for Visual Arts and Design | Blue Medium

What we do

Blue Medium is a New York–based public relations company serving the visual arts, architecture and design communities. Over the past 19 years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the best, like-minded clients in the world.

The right skill sets, the right teams and our unique media relationships allow us to provide a values-driven approach in results-oriented campaigns. Our clients range from museums, foundations, festivals and galleries to architecture and design studios to educators and commercial enterprises.

How we got here

Founded in 2000 by John Melick, Blue Medium has earned a reputation for professionalism, fair-mindedness and clear-cut procedures and protocols. In turn, we attract team members and clients who value the same principles.

Crucial to our success is our relationship with the media. We have always strived to treat our media colleagues as autonomous, independent voices, and we value the coverage and critical thinking they bring to our communities and clients.

Our Method

Building Connections

  • Immersion in client cultures
  • Carefully researching new projects
  • Assigning the right team to the right client
  • Maintaining relationships with the art and design media
  • Engaging thought leaders and influencers

STRATEGY & Implementation

  • Creating and planning new strategies individually tailored to client needs
  • Implementing strategies with clear procedures and protocols
  • Developing key media assets and messaging
  • Pitching stories and creating opportunities for engagement
  • Media training and media trips
  • Collaborating with digital content creators and event producers through our partners


  • Transparently reporting activities and results
  • Problem solving and issues management
  • Fostering open channels of client communication
  • Analyzing everything we do—always evolving and innovating

Our partners

Bower blue

Digital Content and Social Media Strategy

Fremont blue

Event Concepts and Production


Social Media


“At a time when both the existence of monuments to the dead—and the idea of refuge for the living—are politically controversial, a new public art exhibit in Manhattan is tackling both.” My little piece for @WNYC & @Gothamist on new Madison Square Park art:

Today’s dispatch from @UNTITLEDFAIRS San Francisco Fair is a chat with the artist Noel W. Anderson, showing with Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery. His works get at powerful subject matter in subtle ways. #untitledfair #untitledart #NoelWAnderson

Can’t get enough of @UNTITLEDFAIRS San Francisco? I’ve got you covered. Here’s my conversation with Ramekon O’Arwisters, who is showing some wild sculptures with Patricia Sweetow. Unlike most work you see in art fair booths. Read on and find out why!


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Our office

20 West 22nd Street, Suite 807
New York, NY 10010 USA

+1 (212) 675-1800

New business inquiries

Visual Arts:
Andy Cushman

Architecture & Design:
Michelle DiLello