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An Art-Filled Wedding with a View!

Spring is in the air and love is most certainly in bloom at ADC! Our gallery has been the backdrop for some fabulous events, but hosting weddings and having ADC part of a couple’s special day is always my favorite. All brides strive to make their big day one-of-a kind, different, and sentimental and an art inspired wedding is just the thing! At ADC there is nothing else like it, everywhere you look you’re experiencing something, whether it’s a wall filled with colorful, contemporary art or the floor to ceiling windows showcasing the sweeping views of Downtown Cincinnati and Mount Adams!


Meet Kristin and Ervin

Kristin and Ervin are an incredibly delightful couple! Their wedding was simply elegant and so romantic, and captured the beautiful sweetness of their love perfectly!

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From the Bride…Planning our wedding was simpler than I imagined because we used ADC as our venue. Litsa was a pleasure to work with and she offered great advice throughout the process. I saved time, effort, and money by using a venue that was large enough for our ceremony and reception. The art, chandeliers, and skyline views at ADC were more beautiful to me than any traditional wedding decorations.  As a result, the decoration and entertainment we brought were minimalist. Our guests really seemed to enjoy exploring the gallery.  The Edge building provided a great backdrop to our photographs, including the entryway and the elevator.  I don’t think there is a more beautiful venue for a wedding in Cincinnati!”  -  Kristin


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ADC’s gallery is a wonderful canvas and customizable for all types of weddings.  Some beautiful brides, like Kristen, chose to have the ceremony and reception in the same space! What was a unique aisle and alter, instantly became a dance floor for family and friends to celebrate!


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Love these photos and want more information about the amazing photographer behind them, then visit Innovatory Photography or contact Joe Porter via email or phone 513.335.6044!

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Meet Whitney and Mike 

Whitney and Mike were so much fun to work with and what a fantastic wedding! Never have I seen the gallery so glamorous – all dressed up in sparkling silvers and creamy pearls! But amidst all the glitz the two shared sweet moments at their intimate dinner table surrounded by family and friends.

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From the Bride…Selecting Art Design Consultants as our reception venue was an easy choice. The gallery’s urban feel, creative tone, and versatile configuration were the perfect complements to our overall vision. Any detail of décor we added served only as an enhancement to the venue’s intimate ambiance and gorgeous city views. Litsa’s passion, professionalism, and first-class staff were such an added bonus to our experience, we truly felt like our best interests were their top priority. We couldn’t be more thankful to have such special memories made at Art Design Consultants.” – Whitney

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Love these photos and want more information about the incredible photographer behind them, then visit Selah Photography or contact Rachel via email!


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For more information on having your special day at ADC’s “Gallery in the Sky” and to schedule a showing contact Litsa Spanos!



Artists – Win an ACA Gallery Contract!

Art Comes Alive (ACA) is Art Design Consultant’s Signature event and it’s all about celebrating you as an artist and your incredible talent! We’re thrilled to say ACA is now at $175,000 (and climbing) in awards to artists and a huge part of this are the amazing opportunities our Jurors will be handing out! We have 20 incredible Jurors from around the country but this week we wanted to take some time and highlight the phenomenal galleries that have teamed up with ACA!

2litsa juror scrollerGallery: ADC, Art Design Consultants  Location: Downtown Cincinnati, OH

Awarding: 4 Gallery Contracts


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Gallery: The Malton Gallery  Location: Brimming with corporate executives and upcoming young professionals Hyde Park, Cincinnati, OH

Awarding: 1 Gallery Contract


2roy scrollerGallery: Saper Galleries and Custom Framing  Location: Downtown East Lansing, MI

Awarding: 1 Gallery Contract


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Gallery: The District Gallery  Location: Heart of Bearden area, Knoxville, KY

Awarding: 1 Gallery Contract


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Gallery: Gallery Veronique   Location: High-end residential Northern Cincinnati, OH

Awarding: 2 Gallery Contracts


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Awarding: 2 Gallery Contracts


Anne-juror-scroll1Gallery: The Arts Company  Location: Centered on the prominent 5th Avenue of the Arts, Downtown Nashville, TN

Awarding: 1 Gallery Contract


Marta Hewett HeaderGallery: Marta Hewett Gallery  Location: Popular arts district of Pendleton, Downtown Cincinnati, OH

Awarding: 1 Gallery Contract


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Venue: Artrageous!     Location: Bustling, sunny San Diego, CA

Awarding: 2 Representation Contracts


Break into New Art Markets!

One of the very best things about ACA, besides the fabulous awards, is the opportunity artists have to gain exposure and connect with industry leaders from around the country.

“Art Design Consultants has created a one-of-a-kind event with Art Comes Alive. It’s truly unique opportunity for artists to display their work and been recognized on a national level by leaders in the art industry. This exciting and inclusive format culminates in a fabulous evening event!

I was delighted to be selected as a top 150 artist and to exhibit a painting in the 2014 ACA show! Because of this, I was connected with a gallery in Cincinnati as well as an art consultant in Southern California. Both of these new venues have created unparalleled opportunities for me to sell my painting and to be viewed by a national audience! Thank you so much – I look forward to the 2015 ACA exhibition.”      

 - Jan Wagstaff, 2014 ACA Artist

ACA Entry Tip

Entering more than one piece of artwork into ACA can greatly increase your chances of appealing to the Jurors. Gallery owners love to discover artists with a unified body of workWhen a gallery sells your work, they like to know they have an inventory with a cohesive “personality” to pull from as necessary.

Deadline to enter is May 1st! Only 42 days left to submit your artwork, so don’t wait enter now!


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 or phone 513-723-1222.

We look forward to seeing your work!




Copper goes to New York!

Every year New York holds the world’s largest fine art trade show: ArtExpo. This awesome event provides dealers, collectors, buyers, and thousands of artists to meet under one roof, sharing their innovations & creations.

Put simply, ArtExpo is art eye candy from all over the world. Galleries, interior designers, corporate buyers and art retailers from every corner of the globe come to see what is up-and-coming in the world of fine art.


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Get it while it’s Hot!

One of the fastest growing trends in the fine art world is sculptural copper. ADC artist, Ken Rausch continues to provided us with a brilliant body of new work to display in New York each year. Rausch not only adds gorgeous color and pattern to his pieces but often bends and works the metal into three dimensional ripples that move away from the wall and back again…creating magnificent depth. This wave shape enhances the way light playfully changes the movement and tone of the piece with the always changing angle of the sun.

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Copper work by Ken Rausch


A beautiful compliment to Rausch’s earthen-toned copper works are his scintillating stainless steels pieces! When these radiant works are placed together they create dynamic color fields and textures that undulate with movement.

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Go from seeing and loving it to living and loving it!

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The wonderful thing about Rausch’s work is that its beauty can be enjoyed indoors and out! Both the copper and stainless steel are available in a high gloss resin or UV resistant finish, so these pieces will not patina or rust making his work the perfect way to add style and sophistication to a bathroom, on a patio, or by the pool!


Click image to see more of Ken Rausch’s work.


Art Expo Seminar Schedule

I am honored to be speaker at several seminars again! ArtExpo seminars are free to attend, so for all you New York readers out there, I’d love to see you whether it be at a Panel Discussion or at the ADC Booth, #121!  See the seminar schedule below:

Thurs. April 23 | 2:30-3:30

Events, Events, Events! Bringing Your Gallery or Studio New Art Buyers!

Fri. April 24 | 2:00-3:00

Go Big! Strategies to Sell Art & Framing Services.

Sun. April 26 | 10:30-11:30

Get Real with Gallery Marketing That Won’t Break the Bank


Blink is HERE!

I’m also thrilled to announce the debut of the Blink Art Resource catalog! This project has been a year in the making and it has finally gone to print! We’ll have several hundred copies to hand out, so come visit us, see what Blink is about, and get your copy before they are all gone!

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Artists, Win a Booth at ArtExpo 2016!

Lastly, I must proudly announce that a solo booth at ArtExpo New York 2016 is one of the many fabulous awards to be given away for this year’s Art Comes Alive 2015. This award is valued at $3,500 and will be awarded by ArtExpo’s CEO himself (and one of our amazing ACA Jurors) Eric Smith!


Eric Smith, CEO of ArtExpo and ACA 2015 Juror

Stop by Booth 121. We can’t wait to see you there!


Call to Artists I Art Comes Alive 2015


It’s that time of year again…time to recognize artists for their dedication, perseverance and passion for fine art, and of course award them for their amazing talent and artistic innovation!

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What is ACA?


Art Comes Alive (ACA) is an annual, juried arts competition open to artists working in any medium and style. Artists can enter up to four images of their work online. After all the submissions are in, our list of prestigious Jurors from all around the country cast their votes for the top 150 artists. Those artists are then showcased in a final exhibit here in Cincinnati and awarded purchase awards, gallery contracts, publishing contracts, solos shows, publicity, and good ol’ fashion mula.


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We want your art career to THRIVE!


Artists, be acknowledged for your talent, gain industry exposure, and win awards and gallery contracts!



I was absolutely THRILLED to get a gallery contract award at last spring’s ACA exhibition. And even better, it was a contract with a gallery in Naples, Florida, Gallery One. My goal was to break into the Florida art market, and I won a contract to do exactly that!  Wow, I couldn’t believe it.

When I got to Naples, I was thrilled to see that Gallery One was right in the middle of the business district! And to top it all off, the owner, Mary Lou Chronister, called me on my way back to Cincinnati from dropping off the artwork to tell me that she had already sold two of the pieces!

– Suzanne Fisher, Artist

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“Not only was I fortunate enough to be accepted into the show, I received a purchase award! This experience was definitely one of the most exciting in my life; it not only boosted my career but gave me confidence in my creativity. 

ACA is like the Academy Awards for visual artists!”

- Bonita Williams Goldberg, Artist

Graydon Head sponsors dozens of events each year in the Cincinnati community, but ACA has to be one of our favorites. Where else can you support great artists, be part of an awe-inspiring event, and take home beautiful art that you have chosen? Truly, I can’t think of a better way to invest our resources!”

-  Paul Darwish, Graydon Head

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Paul Darwish, Purchase Award representative of Graydon Head Law, and Bonita Williams Goldberg, artist and recipient of a purchase award!


Read more artists testimonials here!



February 27
Open for Entries

May 1 @ Midnight
Submission Deadline

May 18
Results Announced

June 12
All artwork selected for the exhibit must
arrive to ADC Gallery by 5:00 PM

June 20
Opening Night Awards Ceremony & Gala

July 24
Exhibit Closes


Our list of Sponsors, Jurors, and Awards continue to grow so be sure to stay tuned for exciting announcements. Want to stay in the loop? LIKE us on Facebook to get updates on the event and allow us to bring beauty to your newsfeed.

If you have any questions about ACA, ADC’s Gallery Director Elizabeth is more than happy to answer them! E:  T: 513-723-1222