Meet Our 2016 ACA Jurors! – Art Design Consultants


Meet Our 2016 ACA Jurors!

Posted on 27 May 2016

Art Comes Alive is here to provide artists with the best art opportunities and gain invaluable access to industry professionals. Every year we are adding incredible Jurors from the nation’s hot art spots like Palm Desert, CA (HOHMANN) and Chicago, IL (Zhou B Art Center). We even have an international opportunity for an artist to win a Gallery Contract Award in London (Wyecliffe Galleries)! Yes, London!

ACA Art Comes Alive artist award winner

What is a Gallery Contract Award? It’s a phenomenal opportunity for artists to be represented by a new gallery. It could be a gallery in a different city or that gallery you’ve been dying to represent you in your hometown. Many artists try to score their own sales, but working with a gallery is one of the most coveted relationships in the art industry, because of their sheer volume of clientele and their networking capabilities.  Gallery owners are always receiving new projects to outfit with art!

Gallery Contracts aren’t the only coveted awards Art Comes Alive offers our artists, but invaluable exposure at international art expos like SPECTRUM Miami during Art Week Miami, Artexpo New York, Art San Diego and Art Santa Fe with Solo Booth Awards.

ACA Art Comes Alive is an opportunity for artists working in all mediums

Interested in landing access to the world of art publications? Art Comes Alive also provides this opportunity. We partner with Edition’s Limited and Studio EL, the leading art publishers and distributors of fine art reproductions. Winning a Publishing Contract Award at Art Comes Alive is a great supplementary income in addition to the art sales you’re already receiving throughout the year.

We could go on and on about all the exciting awards our Jurors are presenting this year, but we’ll let you see for yourself below! The best thing about our Jurors is that they are looking for every type of art from eloquent abstracts and romantic florals to breathtaking landscapes and stunning sculptures to classic black and white photography, and much more!

ACA 2016 Jurors

Litsa Spanos, President and Owner of ADC

Litsa Spanos | Cincinnati, OH | 4 Gallery Contract Awards and 1 Student Gallery Contract


Sylvia Rombis

Sylvia Rombis | Cincinnati, OH | 1 Gallery Contract Award


Roy Saper, Saper Galleries

Roy Saper | East Lansing, MI | 1 Gallery Contract Award

Eric Smith

Eric Smith | New York, NY | Artexpo New York, SPECTRUM Miami, and Art Santa Fe Solo Booth Award, 1 Artist per show


Autumn Bailey | Emeryville, CA | 2 Publishing Contract Awards

Jeff Hood, District Gallery

Jeff Hood | Knoxville, TN | 1 Gallery Contract Award

Joanne Chappell

Joanne Chappell | Emeryville, CA | 4 Publishing Contract Awards

Veronique Hammons, Gallery Veronique

Veronique Hammons | Cincinnati, OH | 2 Gallery Contract Awards

Matt Distel

Matt Distel | Covington, KY | Solo Show Exhibit, 1 Artist

Phil Davis

Phil Davis | Washington, DC | $250 Honorarium and Front Feature, 1 Fine Craft Artist

Steve and Kim Wannamaker, Venue

Steve and Kim Wannamaker | Cincinnati, OH | The William Duebber Artist Award, two-page feature article, 1 Artist

Jason and Bonnie Mansour Art LeadersGallery

Jason and Bonnie Mansour | Detroit, MI | 2 Gallery Contracts

Valerie Phillips

Valerie Phillips | Overland Park, KS | 1 Gallery Contract

Gary Handler ViningsGallery

Gary Handler | Atlanta, GA | 1 Gallery Contract

Bill and Deb Johnson, Robin Imaging Services

Bill and Deb Johnson | Cincinnati, OH | Art Scan + 10 Prints, 1 Artist

Sergio Gomez, Zhou B Art Center

Sergio Gomez | Chicago, IL | Exhibition Contract, 2 Artists

Christian Hohmann

Christian Hohmann | Palm Desert, CA | 1 Gallery Contract

Barbara Perez, YWCA

Barbara Perez | Cincinnati, OH | Exhibition Contract, 4 Artists


We work really hard to secure the best opportunities for our artists and we’re ecstatic about this year’s Art Comes Alive Awards. And we’re just talking about the artist opportunities our Jurors will be awarding, this doesn’t even include the $80,000 that are Purchase Award Partners have already pre-committed towards the sale of artwork!

And the best thing is artists can win more than one award!

Which award will you win?



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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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