Call to Artists 2013 – Art Design Consultants


Call to Artists 2013

Posted on 27 March 2013

One of my favorite things about our annual art competition, Art Comes Alive, is how it has the most wonderful snowball effect, where we begin with a foundation of fantastic awards and fabulous jurors and it begins to climb, continuously growing, even as we approach May 1, the deadline for entries!

*Entries must be submitted by midnight on May 1st.

[caption id="attachment_4989" align="alignnone" width="584"]New Gallery Shot2 The ADC Gallery where the final ACA 2013 Exhibit will be held .[/caption]   We've been advertising that this year we have $100,000+ in awards. However, we are ecstatic to announce that we have since added $14,200 more dollars to that number...


New Jurors, New Awards

We are happy to have Matt Distel, the newly appointed Director of the Carnegie Arts Center, and Marta Hewett, owner of Marta Hewett Gallery joining our prestigious team of Jurors. Matt and The Carnegie will be awarding a Solo Show Exhibit, and Marta will be awarding a Gallery Contract Award--both a $4,000 value = $8,000!!

Learn more about all the ACA 2013 Jurors

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Purchase Awards

  Omnicare Corporation is a Fortune 500 company wanting to add artwork to their collection is putting forth $2500 in purchase awards. APG Office Furnishings, a premier commercial furniture dealership looking to select artwork for their new facility, is putting forth $1000 in purchase awards. Sterling Cut Glass, known for their custom etched crystal and engraved metal has put forth $1000 in purchase awards and has offered to create custom hand formed European art crystal awards for select winners (a total value of $950!) Diane & Kevin Seurette, private collectors looking to expand their art collection, is putting forth $1000 in purchase awards. Burke, Inc, one of the premier international research and consulting firms in the world, is putting forth $500 in purchase awards.   [caption id="attachment_4996" align="aligncenter" width="584"]J Douglas Purchase Award Artist, J Douglas accepting his purchase award at ACA 2012. Click image to read Art Comes Alive  2012 Testimonials.[/caption]


Two New Category Awards

This year we have added two new category awards (value: $100/each.) This year ACA with celebrate a Digital Artist of the Year as well as a Functional Sculptor of the Year!  

Here is a list of all ACA 2013 Awards:

14 Gallery Contract Awards given by some of the most prestigious galleries in the nation: value $56,000 4 Publishing Contracts: value $16,000 1 Representation Award: value $4,000 Solo Booth at Art Expo New York: value $3,500 ABN, Art Business News Group Advertisement: value $3,000 Two Page Group Ad in Venue Magazine: value $3,000 Internet promotion via ADC, Inc. for all artists entering the competition for a period of one year: value $6,500 19 featured artists spots in ADC’s blog: value $9,000 3 Solo Exhibit Awards at Cincinnati Opera’s Music Hall: value $3,000 1 Solo Show Exhibit at the Carnegie Art Center: value $4,000
Awards by Subject: value $700  Landscape Artist of the Year *$100 Still Life Artist of the Year *$100 Figurative Artist of the Year *$100 Abstract Artist of the Year *$100 Floral Artist of the Year *$100 Architectural Artist of the Year *$100 Nature Artist of the Year *$100  
Awards by Medium: value $1100
Watercolor Artist of the Year *$100 Printmaker of the Year *$100 Mixed Media Artist of the Year *$100 2-D Artist of the Year *$100 Digital Artist of the Year *$100 Illustrator or Pastel Artist of the Year *$100 Fine Craft Artist of the Year (includes glass, fiber, jewelry, clay, etc.) *$100 Sculptor of the Year *$100 Functional Sculptor of the Year *$100 Photographer of the Year *$100 Photographic Print of the Year *$100  
Special Awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award, Male Lifetime Achievement Award, Female Emerging Artist of the Year, Male Emerging Artist of the Year, Female People’s Choice (Facebook favorite) Best of Show (highest ranking based on juror votes) Runner Up (second highest ranking based on juror votes)  

We Want to See Your Artwork

This is an amazing opportunity for artists working in all subjects and mediums to get noticed by the industries' top collectors, designers, galleries and dealers as well as corporations and healthcare facilities! Isn't it time you were recognized for your hard work and talent? Yeah...we think so too.


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