Call to Artists: Art Comes Alive 2015 – Art Design Consultants


Call to Artists: Art Comes Alive 2015

Posted on 27 February 2015

It’s that time of year again…time to recognize artists for their dedication, perseverance and passion for fine art, and of course award them for their amazing talent and artistic innovation!

ACA Call to Artists Shouting Flyer | Art Comes Alive | Art Design Consultants

What is ACA?

Art Comes Alive (ACA) is an annual, juried arts competition open to artists working in any medium and style. Artists can enter up to four images of their work online. After all the submissions are in, our list of prestigious Jurors from all around the country cast their votes for the top 150 artists. Those artists are then showcased in a final exhibit here in Cincinnati and awarded purchase awards, gallery contracts, publishing contracts, solos shows, publicity, and good ol’ fashion mula.


ACA Art Comes Alive artist awards | Art Design Consultants


ACA Art Comes Alive artist awards | Art Design Consultants


We want your art career to THRIVE!


Artists, be acknowledged for your talent, gain industry exposure, and win awards and gallery contracts!



I was absolutely THRILLED to get a gallery contract award at last spring's ACA exhibition. And even better, it was a contract with a gallery in Naples, Florida, Gallery One. My goal was to break into the Florida art market, and I won a contract to do exactly that!  Wow, I couldn't believe it.

When I got to Naples, I was thrilled to see that Gallery One was right in the middle of the business district! And to top it all off, the owner, Mary Lou Chronister, called me on my way back to Cincinnati from dropping off the artwork to tell me that she had already sold two of the pieces!

– Suzanne Fisher, Artist

ACA Art Comes Alive artist awards | Art Design Consultants | Kate Messer Photography 2014



"Not only was I fortunate enough to be accepted into the show, I received a purchase award! This experience was definitely one of the most exciting in my life; it not only boosted my career but gave me confidence in my creativity. 

ACA is like the Academy Awards for visual artists!"

- Bonita Williams Goldberg, Artist

Graydon Head sponsors dozens of events each year in the Cincinnati community, but ACA has to be one of our favorites. Where else can you support great artists, be part of an awe-inspiring event, and take home beautiful art that you have chosen? Truly, I can’t think of a better way to invest our resources!”

-  Paul Darwish, Graydon Head

ACA Art Comes Alive artist awards | Art Design Consultants | Kate Messer Photography 2014

Paul Darwish, Purchase Award representative of Graydon Head Law, and Bonita Williams Goldberg, artist and recipient of a purchase award!

Read more artists testimonials here!



February 27 | Open for Entries
May 1 @ Midnight | Submission Deadline
May 18 | Results Announced
June 12 | All artwork selected for the exhibit must arrive to ADC Gallery by 5:00 PM
June 20 | Opening Night Awards Ceremony & Gala
July 24 | Exhibit Closes  


Our list of Sponsors, Jurors, and Awards continue to grow so be sure to stay tuned for exciting announcements. Want to stay in the loop? LIKE us on Facebook to get updates on the event and allow us to bring beauty to your newsfeed.


If you have any questions about ACA, ADC's Gallery Director Elizabeth is more than happy to answer them! E:  T: 513-723-1222



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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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