AND THE AWARD GOES TO... – Art Design Consultants



Posted on 24 June 2012

I honestly don’t even know where to begin. Last Friday night’s Art Comes Alive 2012 Opening Night Awards Ceremony was, to say the least, spectacular! To recognize these artists for their achievements was beyond rewarding. With over 45 awards given away throughout the evening the room was overflowing with excitement—there was an abundance of smiles, laughter, and pride. The gallery was filled with over 250 guests, all there to celebrate fine art, and the talented people who create it!   [caption id="attachment_2211" align="aligncenter" width="566" caption="Click image to see more photos from this event!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2214" align="aligncenter" width="572" caption="Click image to see more photos from this event!"][/caption]   “Bravo for the extreme success of the ADC Art Comes Alive evening. A huge amount of work made to look easy by Litsa Spanos and her unparalleled staff of consummate professionals. Kudos and several tips of the hat!” –Bruce Olson The evening began with artists and guests enjoying the exhibit of the featured 140 pieces of artwork out of the 1200-plus competition entries! Our presenting sponsor, Anne Lisbin with Elegant Fare catered the event—and I must say—they outdid themselves!   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="552" caption="Click image to see more photos from this event!"][/caption]   Throughout the gallery were several modern & chic gourmet stations, including seared salmon with orange, pink grapefruit & pomegranate seed citrus zest,  braised short ribs in a red wine sauce, and an orecchiette pasta bar with pesto & vodka cream tomatoes sauces and toppings ranging from goat cheese to pinenuts. And that doesn't even include the passed hors d' oeuvres! Everyone in attendance raved, and continues to sing the praises of, the phenomenal work of Elegant Fare. Not only was everything full of delicious, unique flavors—but the presentation itself was a work of art!   [caption id="attachment_2212" align="aligncenter" width="410" caption="Click image to see more photos from this event!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2221" align="aligncenter" width="562" caption="Click image to see more photos from this event!"][/caption]   “Thanks so very much for the wonderful event Friday.  The art, atmosphere, food… all were a delight!” –Doug Arnholter At 8 pm the much anticipated awards ceremony began. Like the Oscars of fine art, with each name called a portion of the crowd would burst with energy, followed by a rippling wave of applause. As the winner would make their way through the sea of people to the stage you could see their face transition from utter shock, to appreciation, to honor. It was such a joy to celebrate together the successes of wonderful, well deserving people.   [caption id="attachment_2213" align="aligncenter" width="567" caption="Click image to see more photos from this event!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2218" align="aligncenter" width="601" caption="Click image to see more photos from this event!"][/caption]   “Your warmth helped make me feel welcome to a fantastic gallery.” –Jack Hillman “Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in the Art Comes Alive event. This was a truly first-class evening in all aspects.” –Lars Anderson   [caption id="attachment_2210" align="aligncenter" width="423" caption="Click image to see more photos from this event!"][/caption]  

Congratulations to our ACA 2012 Award Winners!

  Category Winners: Nick Stamas, Figurative Artist of the Year Ursula Brenner, Abstract Artist of the Year Lisa Schuster, Floral Artist of the Year Helmut Keintz, Architectural Artist of the Year Dick Close, Watercolor Artist of the Year Frank Satogata, Landscape Artist of the Year Diane Belfiglio, Still Life Artist of the Year Nancy Willman, Photographic Print of the Year *Paula Wiggins, Mixed Media Artist of the Year Bruce Erikson, 2-Dimensional Artist of the Year Stacie Seuberling, Pastel Artist of the Year Kay Worz, Illustrator of the Year Nadine Saylor, Glass Artist of the Year Rowland Augur, Sculptor of the Year Joseph Wilson, Photographer of the Year Amy Roy, Nature Artist of the Year   Purchase Award Winners: Adam Collier Noel, Purchase Award from Mike Story Rahshia Linendoll-Sawyer, Purchase Award from Mike Story *Ben Johnson, Purchase Award from Anne Lisbin Ainsley Kellar, Purchase Award from Anne Lisbin Nigel Chalkley, Purchase Award from Anne Lisbin *Terri Albanese, Purchase Award from Burke Inc. J. Douglas, Purchase Award from Cawdrey Commercial Real Estate Robert Coomer, ADC Purchase Award John Metz, Purchase Award from Asset Advisory Group Susan Mahan, Purchase Award from Rich and Lisa Boehne *Randy Wilcox, Purchase Award from Felecia Williams   Gallery Contracts & Exhibitions: Lidia Simeonova, Malton Gallery Contract Rachel Steely, Malton Gallery Contract *Ben Johnson, Saper Gallery Contract Lars Anderson, Opera Gallery Contract Award Steve Hart, Opera Gallery Contract Award Elizabeth Barber Leventhal, ADC Gallery Contract Tom Owen, ADC Gallery Contract Maureen Holub, ADC Gallery Contract Leslie Dyas, ADC Gallery Contract Allison Svoboda, Carnegie Gallery Exhibition Award   Special Awards: *Randy Wilcox, Larson Juhl $1000 Framing Gift Certificate Piet van Togh, People’s Choice/Facebook Favorite Allan Gorman, Art Expo Fall Chicago Solo Booth *Paula Wiggins, Art Expo Studio Membership: Paula Wiggins Emily Allbery, Best of Show Runner Up Rocky Woods, Best of Show Cedric Michael Cox, Emerging Artist of the Year, Male *Terri Albanese, Emerging Artist of the Year, Female Tom Towhey, Lifetime Achievement Award, Male Kay Hurley, Lifetime Achievement Award, Female   *winner of not one, but two awards!   “Thanks to all who put their selfless effort into making it a memorable night!” –Dick Close


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  • Kay K. Worz: December 09, 2016

    Litsa has provided an venue for promoting and appreciating the artists of this city, even in a soft economy. She is a miracle worker! She should be applauded!
    Thank you, so much!

  • Tamara Scantland Adams: December 09, 2016

    Thank you for creating this wonderful event in such a beautiful space! I am honored to have my work of art a part of this show!
    The opening reception was delicious and fun!
    Thankful for your presence in the creating beauty for so many to enjoy!

  • Helmut kientz: December 09, 2016

    Litsa and ADC gang – what a wonderful show all the way from top notch art to fantastic food in an environment of really uplifting people. Thanks to all of you for making this such a wonderful experience!!

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Litsa Spanos – loving wife and mother of three – is an established art consultant, award-winning gallery owner, custom framer and educator. In this blog, Litsa shares with you her love for beautiful things. She will give you an exclusive look into the world of fine art and the artists who create it. She will also let you in on inspirational design ideas that are sure to give your home or office energy, warmth and reflect your own personal style.




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