Do the SmART Thing! – Art Design Consultants


Do the SmART Thing!

Posted on 11 April 2013



 Get your artwork seen by the right people! ENTER TODAY!

Unlike most call to artists, Art Comes Alive 2013 has a panel of jurors within the fine art industry from all over the nation. Not only is this the time to be seen by the most prestigious eyes in the business, these jurors are looking for new artwork to represent, publicize and sell! All fifteen of our jurors will be giving away awards that take this competition above and beyond a month long exhibit and fancy awards ceremony. Our jurors want to build relationships with artists that are mutually beneficial, and that last...far beyond the breakdown of the Art Comes Alive 2013 Final Exhibit.

About the Jurors & Awards

Art Comes Alive is a huge networking opportunity. Here is a list of our wonderful 2013 jurors, a little bit about what they do, and the fabulous awards they will be giving away!  

Meghan Faulkner | Creative Director, Studio EL

Meghan Faulkner ScrollerAs the Creative Director for Studio EL, Meghan Faulkner works directly with artists around the globe to produce an infinitely varied and original line of limited edition fine art prints. *Meghan will be presenting 1 Publishing Contract Award  

Eric Smith | CEO, Art Expo

eric scrollerSmith’s direction has established Art Expo as the leading fine art trade show, offering industry professionals access to thousands of wholesale works from artists and publishers from around the world all under one roof. New York Art Expo & Art Expo Fall Chicago gives artists the opportunity to “be discovered” in the largest and liveliest cities in the country! *Eric will be presenting Art Expo New York Solo Booth Award  

MaryLou Chronister | Owner, Gallery One

MaryLou Header MaryLou owns Gallery One in Naples, FL located on the beautiful tourist strip, Fifth Avenue South. Gallery One is known to be one of the most prestigious, high end galleries in Naples; respected highly be tourists and locals alike. *MaryLou will be presenting 2 Gallery Contracts  

Carl Hamilton | President, The Canvas Co.

Carl ScrollerIn 1999, a life long interest in art and photography led Carl to open a gallery in Louisville, KY. Very soon thereafter, Carl realized the market opportunity for quality reproduction art using the then new giclee printing process. *Carl will be presenting 2 Publishing Contract Awards  

John DeMayo | Owner, Gallery D’May

John DeMay ScrollerJohn is celebrating 26 years as a leader in the fine art business. He is the CFO and co-owner of Gallery D’May, Fine Art. Since its formation, Gallery D’May has established relationships with leading artists, and now represents great talents from all around the world. *John will be presenting 1 Gallery Contract Award  

Sylvia Rombis | Owner, Malton Art Gallery

Sylvia headerSylvia showcases artists from around the globe and hosts several solo and groups shows annually. Malton Gallery has earned the reputation as one of the premier galleries in the area and was voted best sculpture gallery in the Midwest by Sculpture Magazine. *Sylvia will present 2 Gallery Contract Awards*  

Joanne Chappell | CEO, Editions Limited (California)

Joanne Scroller Editions Limited West’s business focus changed from retail and corporate art sales to wholesale publishing and marketing of exclusive posters. Editions Limited was one of the first fine art wholesale publishers in the industry and remains one of the largest in the US to this day. *Joanne will be presenting 1 Publishing Contract Award*  

Veronique Hammons | Owner, Gallery Veronique

Veronique ScrollerVeronique specializes in providing contemporary Artwork to discriminating private and corporate clientele. Gallery Veronique prefer Art to be unique and original to each artist so you will be sure you can recognize the heart of the Artist in the piece. They have a signature look. We prefer artists who experiment with different mediums. You will find encaustic, watercolor, metal, plexi, glass, oils and acrylics, as well as steel, luminous pigment, copper and all kinds of media which translate the Artist’s passion. *Veronique will be presenting 1 Gallery Contract*  

Jill Jacobs & Sonny Lewis | Co-Owners, Corporate Art, LLC

Jill Jacobs and Sonny Lewis, co-owners of Corporate Art, LLC have 25 years combined experience as art consultants. Since inception, Corporate Art has experienced a steady growth in sales and customer base. Corporate Art, LLC provides their clients with a full range of high quality art consulting services.  From healthcare facilities to hospitality- from small businesses to large national firms, they advise their clients in the selection, acquisition, and installation of artwork. *Corporate Art will be presenting 2 Representation Awards*  

Matt Distel | Direct, Carnegie Arts Center

Matt Distel Header ntDistel brings a broad range of experience to the position, with a background that includes time at the Contemporary Arts Center and time as director of Country Club, a contemporary art gallery with locations in Cincinnati and Los Angeles. He was also recently named adjunct curator of contemporary art at the Cincinnati Art Museum.. *Matt Distel will be presenting a Solo Show Exhibit Award*  

Amanda Presnell | Director, Editions Limited (Indianapolis)

Amanda EL IndianapolisAmanda focuses on placing artwork with private collectors, as well as interior designers and all realms of the corporate and healthcare industries. Editions Limited Gallery/Frame Designs, established in 1969, is today the oldest gallery frame shop in Indianapolis. *Amanda will be presenting 2 Gallery Contract Awards*  

Marta Hewett | Owner, Marta Hewett Gallery

Marta Hewett ntThe Marta Hewett Gallery was opened and was the first commercial art gallery to locate in the Over-the-Rhine area of downtown Cincinnati. The gallery exhibits contemporary art in a variety of media by artists from around the world. *Marta Hewett will be presenting 1 Gallery Contract Awards*  

Roy Saper | Owner of Saper Galleries and Custom Framing

roy scrollerSaper Galleries and Custom Framing is a full service fine arts gallery based in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. Saper Galleries serves customers world-wide with an actively accessed website which receives inquiries from nearly 100 countries from where 48 languages are spoken.In 2009 Saper was recognized with the Art Business News Gallery Ecvellence Award, the top honor in the US presented to an art gallery for the success of it exhibitions. *Roy will present 1 Gallery Contract Awards*  

Patricia Beggs | CEO, Cincinnati Opera

Patty Beggs ScrollerAvid art collector and supporter of the arts Exhibits artists at the Cincinnati Opera Gallery since 2002 *Patty will be presenting 3 Cincinnati Opera Solo Exhibit Awards*  

Litsa Spanos | President, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Inc.

litsa juror scrollerAccomplished, award-winning gallery owner and art consultant specializing in corporate, healthcare, hospitality and residential industries, as well as working with private collectors and interior designers. *Litsa will present 4 Gallery Contract Awards*   Click here to learn more about the ACA 2013 Jurors!  

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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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