Call to Artists | Juried Art Show

Call to Artists | Juried Art Show


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!


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If you're not familiar, 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.





“When Emily and I arrived, the room was electric…energy was so amazing! All of the artwork on the walls was of such great quality, it was thrilling to just be in that company, let alone be presented with an award. I am humbled to receive any honor, and was proud but a bit shy to walk up and be presented, because as a lifetime artist, I never think my work is good enough to be judged so kindly. I will be a part of ADC as long as Litsa is there doing her phenomenal work!” -Nick Stamas


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“I’m sitting there in the audience and suddenly see my painting displayed in front of everyone present – that alone  was such an electric feeling –the next moment I was on stage holding the “Emerging Artist of the Year – 2013” award – no words can describe the experience of being recognized for excellence. As if receiving such an honor was not enough, my artwork also sold! -Helmut Kientz

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With over $120,000 (and climbing!) in awards, Art Comes Alive is a fantastic way to connect with art industry leaders. Not to mention, the Opening Night Awards Ceremony is an absolute blast- beautiful people, delicious food, a wonderful awards ceremony, and (obviously!) fantastic artwork from all over the nation in variety of styles!




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. :)



February 14 Open for Entries
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
June 7 Opening Night Awards Ceremony & Gala
July 11 Exhibit Closes

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