Although we thought last year's Art Comes Alive event would be hard to top, our list of awards and sponsors has only grown for ACA 2014! This year we have over $125,000 in awards ($128,280 to be exact)...and the numbers continue to climb!
This year we have $16,500 in purchase awards from our ACA sponsors, including corporate and private collectors. You may be wondering, 'what is a purchase award?' Purchase Awards are guaranteed sales! ACA sponsors make a dollar-value commitment for purchasing artwork from the Art Comes Alive Final Exhibit. For example, Silver Sponsorships, worth $2,500, equals a guaranteed spending of $2,500 on purchasing artwork from ACA artists.[caption id="attachment_7912" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Artwork by ACA artist Daniel Sroka (coming soon to the ADC Art Store!)[/caption]
Art Comes Alive is proud to be one of the few Call to Artists with such a vast array of awards helping artists thrive in their career. Not only do we award money, we award opportunity, crucial connections, and exposure.[caption id="attachment_7938" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Art Expo New York | Awarding Solo Booth for ArtExpo 2015 | Juror, Eric Smith[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7939" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Art Expo New York | Awarding Solo Booth for ArtExpo 2015 | Juror, Eric Smith[/caption]
This year we are giving away 12 gallery contracts (value $48,000), 6 publishing awards (value $24,000), 2 representation contracts (value $6,000) and exposure through print and online venues like ABN Magazine (value $3,000) and Blink Art Resource (value $2980), a solo booth at Artexpo New York (value $3500), and a full year of promotion for ALL ACA entrants from, yours truly, ADC (value $6500)![caption id="attachment_7897" align="aligncenter" width="584"] The District Gallery | Awarding 1 Gallery Contract | Juror, Jeff Hood[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7896" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Grand Image | Awarding 2 Publishing Contracts | Juror, Kate Maass[/caption]
ACA also has some very special awards like Lifetime Achievement (Male & Female) and Emerging Artist of the Year. Artist, Susan Mahan describes her excitement to win the "Lifetime Achievement Award" at last year's event.
"In 2012 I was surprised to be given a Purchase Award. I did not anticipate any award in 2013. Imagine my surprise when the last award was given for “Lifetime Achievement Award” and my name was called. My painting was shown on a screen that had to be 20 feet wide and my name was larger than life. I was absolutely stunned. I received a beautiful glass statue with my name engraved on it and a ribbon. While I made my way to the stage, Litsa mentioned some of the highlights of my artistic journey. To be honored for what you love to do is a rare and wonderful experience. It serves to validate the long and solitary hours in the studio. I savored every minute." -Susan Mahan, ACA 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Art Comes Alive | Schedule of Events
April 21 @ Midnight Submission Deadline
May 5 Results Announced
May 30 All artwork selected for the exhibit must arrive to ADC Gallery by 5:00 PM at the latest (However, artwork may arrive before May 30th at the artist’s convenience. ADC hours are M-F from 9-5)
June 7 Opening Night Awards Ceremony & Gala
July 11 Exhibit Closes