The top 10 reasons artists should enter Art Comes Alive 2016 are…
10. Publicity Just for Entering
Artists often hesitate entering competitions like ACA because of the uncertainty their work will make it to the final exhibit. But, ACA is different. Every artist that enters work will be publicized for a full year by the host, Art Design Consultants. Your work will be showcased on their website, blog, and email blasts to over 50,000 contacts.
Our jurors represent a variety of art industries from galleries, art publishing, art consulting to art shows. They work on a broad range of projects, from hospitality, healthcare, and corporate to residential clients and private collectors. If you feel your artwork falls into a certain “niche,” ACA has got it covered.
There is nothing comparable to the pride you feel when you are awarded the artist of the year in your medium or subject. The check in your name doesn’t hurt either!
This is an amazing opportunity to meet the most prestigious names in the art business. Not only are our jurors and sponsors looking forward to meeting you, they want to see & sell your work! Building mutually beneficial relationships can make a long lasting impact on your career.
ACA’s partnerships are money put toward buying the work showcased in the final exhibit. Sponsors = promised sales! We have over $70,000 in Purchase Awards this year (aka over $70,000 in guaranteed sales.)
Unique awards are often the best awards to receive. Want a solo booth at the 2016 Art San Diego show, how about the 2017 Art Santa Fe show? You’ll definintely want to enter for a chance at a solo booth at the 2017 Artexpo New York show, the king of art expos. Want a full-page in the 2017 Blink Art Resource catalog? Yeah, we would would too!
[ BRAND NEW AWARD! ]
In addition to the four gallery contracts Art Design Consultants will be giving away, one lucky student will receive a gallery contract and mentorship session with Litsa Spanos, owner of ADC and publisher of Blink Art Resource!
Lifetime Achievement, Emerging Artist of the Year, Best of Show and Runner Up are the highest honor to receive as an artist. Isn’t it time you were recognized for your hard work & talent?
This year we are awarding 13 gallery contract awards with galleries from all over the country. These awards can help kick-start or expand your career as an artist. A gallery contract lasts beyond the closing of the exhibition, giving you the chance to sell your work and grow as an artist.
When you enter, you don’t have to specify what awards you are interested in winning. We don’t like to allow artists to pigeon hole themselves. ACA artists can win multiple awards! Want to win a purchase award, category award, AND a gallery contract? You just may leave the exhibit feeling like Adele. ACA makes that possible!
The ultimate goal for any artist is to sell their work. Through this competition- and a combination of the jurors, sponsors, exhibit, awards, and publicity -this is your chance to get your artwork seen! Give people the opportunity to discover your talent by getting your artwork ‘out there’ & noticed through the help of ACA. It only takes one person falling in love with your work to find your art a home.
If you have any questions regarding Art Comes Alive or the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact Elizabeth Davis, Art Design Consultants’ Gallery Director, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 513-723-1222.
The build up to this year’s Art Comes Alive is record breaking! We’re thrilled to say we have more JURORS, COLLECTORS, and GALLERIES participating, which means you guessed it – MORE AWARDS!! We are now over $250,000 in awards to artists and still climbing as we approach the June 12th deadline for entries!
NEW JURORS, NEW AWARDS (Over $150,000 value)
Valerie will be awarding one artist a gallery contract at her beautiful gallery in flourishing Overland Park, KS.
Gary will be awarding one artist a gallery contract to include in the opening of his second gallery in the bustling city of Atlanta, GA.
Cushman and Wakefield They are a leading global real estate service firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop and live. As first time partners to ACA they are excited to select from the nation’s best artistic talent to display in their stunning downtown office space.
Assured Partners NL This will be APNL first year partnering with ACA and is looking forward to all the incredible art they will be able to use at their new offices at the Kenwood Collection
Kuy Plastic Surgery, Inc. They are looking forward to selecting the perfect piece for their newly constructed offices in Hyde Park, Cincinnati.
Never underestimate the value of a connection! So many artists that participate in ACA walk away with more than an award. The opening reception attracts art industry leaders from across the nation and is an incredible opportunity for artists to network and make valuable connections!
“I entered ACA in 2015 and was honored when I was awarded a gallery contract from The Malton Art Gallery. As an artist from Florida, this was a great opportunity for me and my work to gain exposure in a new art market. This promotion helped connect me with new cities and contacts!”
– Larry Forgard
We’ve secured incredible opportunities for you, now it’s your turn to put your best pieces forward and win! We can’t wait to see your work!
Working with artists every day led us to compile a list of frequently asked questions in which artists are eager to find the answers. This is how we developed our amazing agenda and set of speakers for our Success Summit.
Interior Interior designers are at the forefront of the newest trends and keep their clients on the cutting edge of what is happening.
Designers work in a world of client specifications and customization. They’re looking for that perfect piece of furniture, fabric, accessory and artwork to complete their design and satisfy the client. Often they look for commissioned pieces and that means specific dimensions, color and subject matter. Interior designers love to know that artists are flexible and easy to work with even before they approach you to talk about a collaboration.
Keep your art current on your website and on social media channels with your immediately available works, but don’t think that means removing sold works entirely from your website. Get images from projects that purchased your works to include on your website. This not only inspires designers, but offers an overview of your artwork and previous success working with designers. Why is this important? Attend our speaker session “Art and the Interior Designers Who Buy It”
If you’ve ever wondered what type of art designers are buying then this is the perfect session for you!
In this session, led by Jay Takach you’ll learn what the industry is looking for and how they show and recommend art to their clients. Jay will give you a “behind the scenes” process of how artwork is selected and what type of artwork is specified for residential, commercial and hospitality projects. You’ll learn about current and future color trends, see beautiful interiors that Jay has designed and much more. He will also share with you his secrets for creating inviting and inspirational spaces with art and give you tips on what artists can do to assure their work is saleable in the interior design market.
Jay has been working in interior design for almost ten years and is currently with EVOLO Design. He has experience in both residential design and boutique hospitality design and has designed interiors both locally and throughout the country including projects at MGM Grand Casino, Station Casino and several restaurants. His goal is to create a space that reflects his client’s tastes, inspire them and exceed their every expectation
The Success Summit is now $490.00 for a two-day conference packed with personal and professional development sessions on everything you need to know to be successful in today’s art market.