ACA Recap: The Best Art Competition for Artists

ACA Recap: The Best Art Competition for Artists

Each year we never know how Art Comes Alive (ACA) will turn out – we don’t know how many artists will enter, what type of artwork will be submitted, how the jurors will respond, or how many pieces our purchase partners will buy – but one thing is for certain, we always know that it’s going to be the best darn art competition and celebration out there for artists!

There is no other art competition and exhibit out there that celebrates as many artists with such diverse artistic talents and medium specialties as ACA. It’s truly one of the best art contests an artist could apply to. Why?

No other art contest awards over $375,000+ in awards to artists

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There are multiple benefits of entering art competitions, like exposure and resume padding, but cash prizes can be limited and inconsequential. That’s why Art Comes Alive is one of the best art contests artists can apply to nowadays.  Not only is it a brick-and-mortar exhibition in ADC’s breathtaking 10,000-square-foot gallery, but we secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in awards for artists.

The awards competition and exhibit grows in size and caliber each year, the international panel of jurors selected 192 works of art from an extensive pool of close to 1500 entered. Works included paintings, sculpture, mixed media, fine craft art and in all styles and subjects!

We celebrated a record year with over $375,000 and 98 awards to artists. Prior to opening night, we sold over 42 works of art to our corporate and private Purchase Award Partners totaling $120,000 with sales continuing to pour in!



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



A huge thank you goes out to all our ACA artist finalists who exhibited 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 is 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. 


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