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
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
Anne Lisben, Elegant Fare: $5,000 purchase award & $5,000 catering & bar for opening night reception/awards ceremony
Burke, Inc: $2500 Purchase Award
Mike Story: $2500 Purchase Award
ADC, Art Design Consultants, Inc: $1100 Purchase Award & $1400 Category Awards
Larson Juhl Moulding: $1000 Framing Gift Certificate
Lisa & Rich Boehne: $1000 Purchase Award
David Cowdrey: $500 Purchase Award
Asset Advisory: $500 Purchase Award
Feb 22, 2012
April 20, 2012
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
$45 1st image
$25 2nd image
$10 3rd image
Free 4th image
drawings (includes pastels, charcoal, & pencil)
sculpture (includes metal, stone, & wood)
non functional fine art crafts (includes glass, fiber, jewelry, & clay)
*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.
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!