Our Story

Revolve is a company based in Omaha, Nebraska, that believes in the power, inspiration, and beauty that art brings to the world. We've made it our mission to represent and promote local artists in an accessible, alternative way: by leasing their artwork to local businesses. Leasing provides a 100% tax-deductible alternative to purchasing art that not only supports our local artists, but also infuses your work environment with original works of art. Enriching our local artists and our local businesses.

We believe that artists are valuable, enriching members of our community and we are committed to supporting their work: work that opens our minds and our thoughts, ignites our conversation and our creativity, and brightens our life.

We believe that living with art improves life; when you look for beauty, you will find inspiration. Galleries and museums serve this worthy purpose, but are removed from most people’s daily lives. We believe the experience of inspiration should be accessible, not just in a local art museum, but right there on your wall. Because there is no aesthetic quite as personal and as gratifying as a work of original art.

We believe that there is value in the alternative. Rather than asking, “What can business do for the arts?” We ask, “What can the arts do for business?” Consequently, we bring our virtual gallery and our art consultants to you. We offer a corporate art leasing program that provides your business the opportunity to display original art in revolving exhibitions without capital investment.

 

Our Team

Jennifer Barry

Founder and CEO

Jennifer is a self-admitted "recovering attorney" who shelved her legal career to embark on a search for her professional passion. Throughout the course of her search, she found that her mind and her heart began to drastically (r)evolve. And from this internal revolution, came the concept for Revolve.

After moving to Omaha in 2007, she found herself particularly fascinated with the talent of local artists, yet frustrated with their lack of exposure to many office-bots like her. It is her hope that through Revolve, the talent of our local artists can be showcased in an alternative way, thus exposing more of us to the beauty and brilliance of their work.

Prior to founding Revolve, Jennifer’s professional experience included a stint as a Statistical Analyst at IBM Germany, as a staff member in Washington, D.C. for two U.S. Senators, and as a business manager for a think-tank in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, Jennifer survived law school and the California Bar Exam and went on to practice law for eleven years in Los Angeles, California, and Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from York High School in York, Nebraska; received her B.S.B.A. in International Business and a Minor in Violin Performance from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa; and received her Juris Doctorate from American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, writing, playing the violin, attending performance art and visual art events, and spending time with her husband and sons.

 

Melissa Musick

Art Acquisition and Sales  

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Melissa graduated with a BFA in Printmaking and Art History from the University of Tulsa. After studying abroad at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy, Melissa was inspired to pursue a Master's degree in Art History from the University of Kansas. Melissa worked as an Art Sales Consultant at two contemporary art galleries in Kansas City and also served as the Assistant Curator of the Art Collection at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.  In April 2015, Melissa moved to Omaha to assume the position of Art Curator for Think Whole Person Healthcare, a primary care clinic that wished to incorporate local original artwork throughout its new 150,000 square foot building.

Melissa discovers new artistic talent for Revolve, forges client relationships, and curates artwork collections for clients.  

Melissa enjoys meeting new people, traveling, visiting museums, painting in her at-home studio, and spending time with her fiancé.  Melissa lives up to her last name by playing the violin with the rest of her "Musick" family.  

 

T.J. Martineau

Chief Information Officer

T.J. brings over 16 years of experience in Information Technology to Revolve. His professional background includes: Operations Supervisor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center; Technical Solutions Architect at Northeast Indiana’s largest healthcare provider, Parkview Health Systems; Director of Information Technology for Keim TS, overseeing technologies for offices in four states; and Chief Information Officer for ePAR.

T.J. provides strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation and coordination of the information and technology systems for Revolve.

In his free time, T.J. enjoys going camping with his wife and five children, four of whom are daughters. In his free time from his daughters, he loves barbequing steak and turkeys, and in the fall and winter you will find him in his garage watching football on his 120-inch projection screen TV and having an ice-cold beer.