Art Comes Alive – Art Design Consultants


Art Comes Alive

Posted on 24 February 2012


Are you a talented artist, or do you know someone who is?

I am so pleased to announce that Cincinnati's Art Comes Alive (ACA) 2012 is officially open for entries. So here’s the scoop…Art Comes Alive is a national art contest & regional exhibit that awards the brightest and best artists in a variety of categories. This competition is a phenomenal opportunity for artists to be acknowledged for their talents, gain exposure and win purchase awards and gallery contracts.

With $65,000 in awards, this is an amazing chance to get your art noticed by collectors, corporation, healthcare & hospitality industries, interior designers, art galleries & dealers. If you aren’t an artist yourself—pass along this wonderful opportunity to an artist you know!



Our designated Jurors will choose 150 works to be showcased in the final exhibit & opening night awards ceremony on June 15. These select artists will then be presented with $15, 500 in purchase awards, 8 gallery contract awards, 19 featured artists spots on Litsa’s Blog: inspirational ideas on art & design, and a 2 page ad in Venue Magazine…just to name a few! Awards by Subject: Landscape Artist of the Year Still Life Artist of the Year Figurative Artist of the Year Abstract Artist of the Year Floral Artist of the Year Architectural Artist of the Year Awards by Medium: Watercolor Artist of the Year Printmaker of the Year Mixed Media Artist of the Year 2-D Painter of the Year Illustrator or Pastel Artist of the Year Fine Craft Artist of the Year (includes glass, fiber, jewelry, & clay) Sculptor of the Year (includes metal, stone, & wood) Photographer of the Year  

Special Awards

I am so excited about the Special Awards! We will be presenting 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards (male & female) as well as 2 Emerging Artist Awards (male & female) & even (yes—we’ll need your help!) People’s Choice Award! Choose your favorite artwork & vote at ADC, Art Design Consultant’s Facebook page!  

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Anne Lisben, Elegant Fare: $5,000 purchase award & $5,000 catering & bar for opening night reception/awards ceremony Gold Burke, Inc: $2500 Purchase Award Mike Story: $2500 Purchase Award ADC, Art Design Consultants, Inc: $1100 Purchase Award & $1400 Category Awards Silver Larson Juhl Moulding: $1000 Framing Gift Certificate Lisa & Rich Boehne: $1000 Purchase Award Friends David Cowdrey: $500 Purchase Award Asset Advisory: $500 Purchase Award


The Details

Feb 22, 2012 Competition opens April 20, 2012 Submission deadline May 4, 2012 Results announced for artists accepted in exhibit June 4, 2012 All artwork selected for the exhibit MUST arrive at the gallery (by 5:00 pm) June 8, 2012 Results announced for purchase awards June 15, 2012 Opening night and awards ceremony July 20, 2012 Exhibit closes Entry Fee: $45 1st image $25 2nd image $10 3rd image Free 4th image Accepted Media: paintings original prints drawings (includes pastels, charcoal, & pencil) sculpture (includes metal, stone, & wood) non functional fine art crafts (includes glass, fiber, jewelry, & clay) photography mixed media *size limit: we will not be accepting artwork larger than 48”x60”, Sculptures cannot exceed 72”H x 24”W x 24″L and must arrive in one piece. Eligibility All visual artists in the country above the age of 18 are eligible to participate.   …so what are you waiting for? ENTER NOW! And of course keep your eyes peeled for the ACA artist blog features soon to come!          

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  • Tom Lohre: December 09, 2016

    Good luck on the show.

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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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