The Countdown has Begun... – Art Design Consultants


The Countdown has Begun...

Posted on 12 April 2012

If you are an artist or you have a friend or relative that in one, please hurry... there are only 9 days until the entry deadline of ACA, Art Comes Alive, one of the country's most exciting art competitions! Our main goal for this competition--from the very beginning--is that it be all about you! And remember! ACA 2012 is open to artists working in all mediums and subjects!

As you know, success in the art world is all about having your work seen. Of course, it is key to have your work be seen by the right people--gallery owners, art dealers, consultants, collectors and designers. Being selective when choosing the right venues to showcase your work can be tricky though. Why settle for a first, second, or third place ribbon when you can have an opportunity to make valuable contacts, win substantial monetary awards and receive deserved recognition that will help your art career flourish?  

Why Should I Enter?

Past winners explain the benefits of entering Art Comes Alive...  

       Stacie Seuberling, Artist

"When I was given a purchase award from National City Bank at the last ACA competition, I was absolutely ecstatic! It was an incredible validation of my work to win, but knowing that a major corporation wanted to add something of mine to their collection was so exciting. And it didn't stop there. Even after the competition they came back and purchased more of my work, a total of five pieces!"


       Rocky Woods, Artist

"The awards ceremony was, to say the least, thrilling. I was elated! I won two awards and the exposure led to several more sales! The turn out was fantastic- and the current ACA competition is broader and will offer more awards and recognition!"        

 Who Will See My Work?

Meet one of the many industry experts that will see your artwork during Art Comes Alive...    

      Sylvia Rombis, ACA Juror & Owner of Malton Art Gallery

"As a gallery owner specializing in exhibiting original art, I'm especially looking forward to finding new art that is fresh and unique from this competition. The gallery contract award that I will be giving will go to an artist who has mastered and shows excellence in their particular genre. I'm excited to see what the artists have entered!"    

-- Read More About the Jurors --

Who Has the Opportunity to Purchase My Work?

ACA will be awarding $15,500 in purchase awards! Meet these avid art lovers & collectors...    

       Anne Lisbin, Presenting Sponsor/Owner of Elegant Fare

"When I was asked to be a part of ACA and discovered all the benefits for artists, I said a resounding 'Yes!' Not only will my company, Elegant Fare be the Presenting Sponsor and provide the food and bar for opening night, but I will contribute an additional $5,000 in purchase awards so I can add artwork to my corporate and personal collection."  

-- Learn More About Anne Lisbin and Elegant Fare --

        Jeff Miller, CEO Burke Inc.

"We are pleased to be a corporate sponsor of such an exciting arts competition.  For the past couple of years, as we’ve expanded into our new corporate headquarters, we’ve really come to appreciate original art and  its impact in the workplace. It creates a great atmosphere for our employees, clients and vendors.  We are looking forward to selecting additional artwork from the artists participating in ACA, Art Comes Alive, to grace more of our public spaces and we’re excited to present artists with our purchase award on June 15th."


What Awards Can I Win?

Landscapes, abstracts, sculpture, floral, mixed media...what category do you fall into? Imagine adding "Figurative Artist of the Year" or "Emerging Artist of the Year" to your resume. ACA will be giving out 19 of the prestigious awards to deserving artists. We'll also promote your work even after the event is over on our website, blog and print media for a full year. Don't forget, regardless of whether your work is accepted into the final exhibit, ALL artists entering will be on our website for an entire year!
-- Learn More About the Awards --  

Come join in the fun and excitement of the Opening Night Awards Ceremony on June 15th!

...Meet the sponsors, collectors, judges and other artists in our "Gallery in the Sky." All artists will receive a complementary ticket ($50 value) to the Opening Night Awards Ceremony.
-- Learn More About the Opening Night Awards Ceremony Celebration --

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