Do you dream of selling your art to corporate and private collectors? Art Comes Alive makes that happen!
There are so many facets that make ACA a one-of-a-kind event from the incredible artwork to our fantastic jurors, but one of the most exciting parts is selling artists’ work before the doors even open for the awards ceremony and exhibit reception!
This is all thanks to our art-loving Partners who make a dollar value commitment long before the artwork even arrives. That’s how excited they are to see your work!
That’s right we have over $60,000 of artwork that is essentially already sold!
ACA is unlike other art competitions, because we don’t just have prestigious Jurors looking at your work and considering you for their galleries and publications, we actually sell artists’ work! At last year’s ACA we sold 44 works of art even before the doors to the show opened. That’s simply unheard of in art contests, but we’re glad to make it happen for our artists.
How do we do this? The week before the opening reception, our Purchase Award Partners get a “VIP” perk and view the top 150+ pieces before anyone else to select their favorites worth their partnership amount. To a collector this is like being a kid in a candy store except their sweet-toothed palate now has a taste for decadent artworks that radiate with color and style!
“Art Comes Alive was an incredible art opportunity for me and my career! I entered for the chance at one of the great art awards, and not only was I accepted into the exhibit, but ended up winning two awards! My work now hangs as part of PwC’s corporate collection in their Columbus office!” – Linda Fischer, ACA 2015 Award Winner
Just like our Jurors (who we introduced in last week’s blog), our Purchase Award Partners are looking for artwork of all shapes, sizes, mediums, and styles. It could be a photographic print on aluminum of the Grand Canyon, a small mixed media abstract that looks like a pile of glinting treasure, or a stunning bronze sculpture with slender limbs.
While we welcome back some of our favorite Purchase Award Partners, we’re excited to introduce a handful of new Partners who are eager to see and purchase your work!
PRESENTING PARTNERS – $10,000 LEVEL I TOTAL VALUE $20,000
PLATINUM PARTNERS – $5,000 LEVEL I TOTAL VALUE $30,000
GOLD PARTNERS – $2,500 LEVEL I TOTAL VALUE $5,000
*Thanks to our private partner Felicia Williams
SILVER PARTNERS – $1,500 LEVEL I TOTAL VALUE $4,500
*Thanks to our private partner Patty Hord
FRIEND PARTNERS – $1,000 LEVEL I TOTAL $5,000
*Thanks to our private partners George Wilkinson, and Michael and Molly Prues
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to gain exposure and win awards!
Send an email to Elizabeth at email@example.com or give her a call at 513-723-1222.
Art Comes Alive is here to provide artists with the best art opportunities and gain invaluable access to industry professionals. Every year we are adding incredible Jurors from the nation’s hot art spots like Palm Desert, CA (HOHMANN) and Chicago, IL (Zhou B Art Center). We even have an international opportunity for an artist to win a Gallery Contract Award in London (Wyecliffe Galleries)! Yes, London!
What is a Gallery Contract Award? It’s a phenomenal opportunity for artists to be represented by a new gallery. It could be a gallery in a different city or that gallery you’ve been dying to represent you in your hometown. Many artists try to score their own sales, but working with a gallery is one of the most coveted relationships in the art industry, because of their sheer volume of clientele and their networking capabilities. Gallery owners are always receiving new projects to outfit with art!
Gallery Contracts aren’t the only coveted awards Art Comes Alive offers our artists, but invaluable exposure at international art expos like SPECTRUM Miami during Art Week Miami, Artexpo New York, Art San Diego and Art Santa Fe with Solo Booth Awards.
Interested in landing access to the world of art publications? Art Comes Alive also provides this opportunity. We partner with Edition’s Limited and Studio EL, the leading art publishers and distributors of fine art reproductions. Winning a Publishing Contract Award at Art Comes Alive is a great supplementary income in addition to the art sales you’re already receiving throughout the year.
We could go on and on about all the exciting awards our Jurors are presenting this year, but we’ll let you see for yourself below! The best thing about our Jurors is that they are looking for every type of art from eloquent abstracts and romantic florals to breathtaking landscapes and stunning sculptures to classic black and white photography, and much more!
Litsa Spanos | Cincinnati, OH | 4 Gallery Contract Awards and 1 Student Gallery Contract
Jeff Hood | Knoxville, TN | 1 Gallery Contract Award
Joanne Chappell | Emeryville, CA | 4 Publishing Contract Awards
Veronique Hammons | Cincinnati, OH | 2 Gallery Contract Awards
Jason and Bonnie Mansour | Detroit, MI | 2 Gallery Contracts
Gary Handler | Atlanta, GA | 1 Gallery Contract
Bill and Deb Johnson | Cincinnati, OH | Art Scan + 10 Prints, 1 Artist
Sergio Gomez | Chicago, IL | Exhibition Contract, 2 Artists
Christian Hohmann | Palm Desert, CA | 1 Gallery Contract
Barbara Perez | Cincinnati, OH | Exhibition Contract, 4 Artists
We work really hard to secure the best opportunities for our artists and we’re ecstatic about this year’s Art Comes Alive Awards. And we’re just talking about the artist opportunities our Jurors will be awarding, this doesn’t even include the $80,000 that are Purchase Award Partners have already pre-committed towards the sale of artwork!
And the best thing is artists can win more than one award!!
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!
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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.