Now Over $135,000 in ACA Awards!

Now Over $135,000 in ACA Awards!

The deadline for artists to enter this year's Art Comes Alive juried art competition and exhibit is April 21... less than 3 weeks away! We've got some incredible jurors and awards this year that any fine artist would be crazy to pass up! ENTER NOW!


Jennifer, founder and publisher of Everything is Art Magazine actually called us after reading about Art Comes Alive online to say, "This is amazing and I want to be a part of it. I would like to award two artist interviews and three page spread in EIA Magazine!" And of course we welcomed Jennifer and EIA magazine with open arms.



Everything is Art Magazine is a print and online magazine that discusses fine art, music, design and fashion. They interview established, as well as up and coming artists, feature unique exhibits and events, and even represent their own artists. Our newest juror, Jennifer with EIA, will be presenting the award worth $3000!

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Litsa Spanos | Awarding 4 Gallery Contracts and 2 Full Pages in Blink Art Resource 2litsa juror scroller

President, ADC, Art Design Consultants, Inc. Accomplished, award-winning gallery owner and art consultant specializing in corporate, healthcare, hospitality and residential industries, as well as working with private collectors and interior designers.  


Sylvia Rombis | Awarding 1 Gallery Contract 2Sylvia header

Owner, Malton Gallery The Malton Gallery has been in business for 37 years and specializes in the best of contemporary fine art and sculpture. Malton Gallery represents over 100 local, regional, national and international artists. Malton Gallery has earned the reputation as one of the premier galleries in the area and was voted best sculpture gallery in the Midwest by Sculpture Magazine.  


Roy Saper | Awarding 1 Gallery Contract 2roy scroller 

Creator & Owner of Saper Galleries and Custom Framing, East Lansing, MI. In 2009 Saper was recognized with the Art Business News Gallery Excellence Award, the top honor in the US presented to an art gallery for the success of it exhibitions.  


Eric Smith | Awarding Artexpo New York SOLO Booth 2eric scroller

Smith’s direction has established Art Expo as the leading fine art trade show, offering industry professionals access to thousands of wholesale works from artists and publishers from around the world. New York Art Expo & Art Expo Fall Chicago gives artists the opportunity to “be discovered” in the largest and liveliest cities in the country!


Meghan Faulkner | Awarding 2 Publishing Contracts 2Meghan Faulkner Scroller

Creative Director, Studio EL As the Creative Director for Studio EL, Meghan Faulkner works directly with artists around the globe to produce an infinitely varied and original line of limited edition fine art prints.  


Jennifer Vitalia | Awarding 2 Artist Interviews and 3 Full Pages in EIA Magazine Jennifer Juror Header

Founder & Editor, EIA, Everything is Art Magazine  


Rick Barnett | Awarding 1 Private Consultation Rick Barnett Juror Bio

Managing Director of Business Development, Redwood Media Group Owning and operating 6 fine art galleries from 1992 thru 1996, Mr. Barnett developed extensive retail expertise in the field of Fine Art. As Senior Vice President of Retail Development for Media Arts Group Inc. from 1996-2004, he designed and developed a chain of 400+ galleries, working with gallery owners and licensing partners around the globe.  


Patricia Beggs | Awarding 3 Cincinnati Opera Solo Exhibits 2Patty Beggs Scroller

CEO, Cincinnati Opera Avid art collector and supporter of the arts Exhibits artists at the Cincinnati Opera Gallery since 2002.  


Jeff Hood | Awarding 1 Gallery Contract Jeff District Gallery

Owner, The District Gallery Jeff & Denise Hood are the owners of The District Gallery & Framery in Knoxville, TN. Together they have installed artwork and framing from Key West to Canada. The Hood duo believes every handcrafted item has a story to tell, a story that bridges the gap between artist and patron.  


Joanne Chappell | Awarding 2 Publishing Contracts 2Joanne Scroller

CEO, Editions Limited (California) Editions Limited West’s business focus changed from retail and corporate art sales to wholesale publishing and marketing of exclusive posters. Editions Limited was one of the first fine art wholesale publishers in the industry and remains one of the largest in the US to this day.  


Veronique Hammons | Awarding 1 Gallery Contract 2Veronique Scroller

Owner, Gallery Veronique Veronique specializes in providing contemporary Artwork to discriminating private and corporate clientele.  


Kate Maass | Awarding 2 Publishing Contracts Kate Maass Juror Bio

Art Director, Grand Image Kate Maass is celebrating her eighth year as the Art Director at Grand Image in Seattle Washington. With 25 years of experience in the art industry, Kate has an in depth first-hand knowledge of how and why art gets created, published, purchased and placed.  


MaryLou Chronister | Awarding 2 Gallery Contracts MaryLou Header with Title (2)

Owner, Gallery One MaryLou owns Gallery One in Naples, FL located on the beautiful tourist strip, Fifth Avenue South.  


Marta Hewett | Awarding 1 Gallery Contract Marta Hewett Header

Owner, Marta Hewett Gallery The Marta Hewett Gallery was opened and was the first commercial art gallery to locate in the Over-the-Rhine area of downtown Cincinnati. The gallery exhibits contemporary art in a variety of media by artists from around the world.  


Matt Distel | Awarding 1 2015 CSA Artist matt distel header

Director, Carnegie Arts Center Distel brings a broad range of experience to the position, with a background that includes time at the Contemporary Arts Center and time as director of Country Club, a contemporary art gallery with locations in Cincinnati and Los Angeles. He was also recently named adjunct curator of contemporary art at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  


Barbara Markoff | Awarding 2 Representation ContractsBarbara Markoff Header

Art Consultant and Co-Owner, Artrageous! Barbara is a corporate art consultant in San Diego, and co-owner of Artrageous!, an art and framing company established in 1981. With three decades of hands on experience with corporate clients, Barbara develops corporate art programs for a cross section of businesses in the fields of healthcare, hospitality, banking and finance, law, education, biotechnology, telecommunications, and commercial real estate.  


Charlene Ventura & Carmen Politis | Awarding 3 Solo Shows YWCA Header

Charlene Ventura, President & CEO, YWCA of Greater Cincinnati President & CEO of the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, established the YWCA Women’s Art Gallery in 1992 in recognition of women’s historical exclusion from the art world. She is a passionate supporter of the arts, and especially women artists, overseeing the only gallery in Greater Cincinnati dedicated exclusively to women’s artwork. The gallery provides a space for art exhibitions by women, thus enhancing their visibility and ability to succeed. Carmen Politis, Chair, YWCA Women’s Art Gallery Chair of the YWCA Women’s Art Gallery Committee, Carmen co-curates exhibits, visits artist and selects candidates for future shows. The gallery has been noted as a community gem under Carmen’s leadership, and is regularly featured in media. Both seasoned and emerging women artists of diverse backgrounds are showcased.

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