ACA 2019 Recap: The Best Art Competition for Artists

ACA 2019 Recap: The Best Art Competition for Artists

Sometimes it’s difficult to put into words everything that Art Comes Alive (ACA)  is for our gallery and our artists. The evening is truly a special and unique moment where we can celebrate the artistic talents of so many artists on a magnified scale (and no, I’m not just talking about the 20-foot screen we had this year at the awards ceremony ;P). I recently shared my inspiration behind the event in our blog “10 Years of Art Comes Alive – A Fantastic Celebration of Art and Artists.”

No other art competition celebrates artists with $445,000 worth of awards!

Simply put, there is no other art competition and exhibit out there that celebrates as many artists with such diverse talents and medium specialties as ACA.

The final numbers are in and throughout the last 10 years we have:

  • Supported 1540 artists
  • Sold 405 pieces of art
  • Given away over $1.9 million in awards

The awards competition and exhibit grows in size and caliber each year, the international panel of 18 jurors selected 208 works of art from an extensive pool of 2300 pieces entered. Works included paintings, sculpture, mixed media, fine craft art and in all styles and subjects!

We celebrated a record year with $445,000 and 101 awards to artists. Before opening night, we sold 83 works of art to our corporate and private Purchase Award Partners totaling just over $137,000 (with sales continuing to pour in)!


ACA 2019 by the Numbers

208 artists represented from across the nation
83 artworks purchased (and more to come!)
101 awards totaling $445,000 to artists

Artwork by Medium Type

53 Abstract Paintings
42 Representational Paintings
38 Mixed Media Pieces
28 Sculptures (metal, ceramic, wood)
24 Photographs
13 Glassworks
3 Screen Print/Illustrations 
1 Video Installation


Facebook Photos

Want more images from ACA 2019? You can view all the images from the awards ceremony and exhibit opening on ADC's Facebook page. Be sure to follow us and like and share the images! 



A huge thank you goes out to all our ACA artist finalists who are exhibiting in this year’s art show. YOU are a continuous fountain of inspiration and motivation behind this incredible event. We know it’s not easy to put your artwork out there, but the celebration and recognition are well worth it in the end. Thank you to our incredible panel of jurors who find the time in their busy art-filled lives to rank all the submissions. Thank you to our partners, whose passion for collecting art supports hundreds of artists year after year. Thank you to our loving community of friends and family who came out to support us! And finally, thank you to my amazing staff who work so hard to make this the best art competition and exhibit in the nation. 

We can't wait to see what type of incredible artwork next year's art competition brings! 



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