One of the highlights of my career is getting to hand out awards to all the incredible artists who submit their work to my annual juried competition Art Comes Alive (ACA). This year I am going to be giving away $250,000 worth of gallery contracts, purchase awards, and cash awards. Yes, you read that correctly. ADC is giving away a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of awards to artists!
Here is a great video from our 2015 art contest. It shows the excitement from artists, jurors and collectors alike! There's nothing else like Art Comes Alive out there for artists.
When I started this competition I had one goal in mind: Celebrate and honor artists. Why? Without artists, I wouldn’t be in business. Without great artists, I couldn’t please and delight all of my corporate and residential clients. Without artists and art, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Art inspires me. It brings me and others so much joy and meaning.
So nothing gives me more pleasure than honoring artists who have dedicated their lives to making the world a more beautiful place. In my mind all the artists I work with are winners. They’re creative, hard-working, and give everything they’ve got to become better every day. And it is such a thrill for me to be able to give away millions of dollars away to artists who so deserve it.
This year’s ACA is going to be bigger and better than ever. My team and I have been working hard to secure sponsors, select jurors, and create meaningful awards that will help artists gain credibility and take home awards that will enable them to continue succeeding as professionals.
Top Art Awards for Art Comes Alive 2017
And today I wanted to give you a sneak peek at the awards we will be giving away. Here are just a few:
- Best of Show Award | Value $5,550 The Best of Show will receive $500 plus a one-year gallery contract with ADC, and a $50 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials.
- Best of Show Runner-Up | Value $300 The Runner-up will receive $250, plus a $50 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials.
- Purchase Awards | Value: $80,000+ ACA Partners make a dollar-value commitment for purchasing artwork from the Art Comes Alive Exhibit.
- Gallery Contracts (19) | Value: $95,000
- Given by some of the most prestigious galleries in the nation
- Publishing Contracts (6) | Value: $30,000
- Solo Booth at Art Expo New York | Value: $3,500
- Solo Booth at SPECTRUM Miami During Miami Art Week | Value: $3,500
- Solo Booth at Art Santa Fe | Value: $3,500
- One-Page Promotion (2 available) in Blink Art Resource | Value: $3,780
Even More Art Awards
In addition to major art awards, we’ll also be awarding artists by subject areas and medium as well as several special awards including:
- Lifetime Achievement Award (Male)
- Lifetime Achievement Award (Female)
- Emerging Artist of the Year (Male)
- Emerging Artist of the Year (Female)
- Art Student Award
- People’s Choice (Facebook Favorite)
I don’t want you to miss this opportunity to be honored and celebrated. You work hard all year long and you deserve one night to shine. More than that you deserve to reap the financial rewards for your efforts.