I started Art Comes Alive for one specific purpose: To create opportunities for artists of all levels in their career – from emerging and mid-career to established professional.
I want you to take a second and imagine:
- Connecting with leaders in the art industry who can help you get into galleries, and solo exhibitions, and much more.
- Speaking with art leaders, corporations, and healthcare organizations and private collectors who want to BUY your work.
- Hearing your name called on stage as a WINNER and then being able to put that accolade on a resume and your website and all of your social media platforms.
All of this can be possible for you as an artist, simply by entering your artwork into Art Comes Alive.
There is simply no other juried art competition that highlights the achievements of artists at all levels of their careers. New or seasoned, ACA artist participants have the ability to make valuable contacts, gain exposure, and sell their work to new corporate and private collectors.
Each year we strive to create the biggest and best opportunities for artists and this year is no exception. There are so many reasons why I think every artist should apply, but I’ve narrowed it down to 5:
Here are my Top 5 Reasons to Enter Art Comes Alive 2018
1. YOUR ARTWORK NEEDS MORE ATTENTION! THAT’S WHY WE INCLUDE ALL MEDIUMS AND HAVE ADDED NEW CATEGORIES TO INCLUDE ARTISTS LIKE YOU.
The jurors who are joining us this year at ACA are looking for ALL TYPES of art at all price points. And this year we’ve added jewelry and functional artwork. Here’s a list of all the work we're currently accepting:
2. WE HAVE NEW JURORS, WHICH MEANS NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO BE SELECTED.
We have always attracted world-renowned gallery owners, art industry experts, and collectors to serve as our jurors, but this year we’ve added new jurors, who are looking for new art and mediums. If you’ve tried in the past to enter ACA, we encourage you to try again, because, with new jurors, there are new opportunities.
3. YOUR WORK WILL GET UNBELIEVABLE AMOUNTS OF EXPOSURE.
When you submit your work you have the opportunity to have it seen instantly by ACA Jurors and their affiliated companies—that means gallery owners, art representatives, art publishers, and many of my corporate, healthcare, and residential clients and art collectors. If your work is selected and it wins, it will be viewed by the thousands of visitors who view the ADC website and blog. Additionally, you work will also be included in the “ART STORE” section of the ADC website. And we’re not done: Everyone who attends the opening night/award ceremony, which includes over 250 guests, will see your work, and that doesn’t include all the exhibit attendees, which include potential buyers (corporate, private collectors, healthcare and hospitality industries & interior designers) and the media!
4. YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN AWARDS!
Imagine your name called for being the Best of Show, which includes $500 cash award, plus a one-year gallery contract with ADC—that's a total value of $8,500? In addition to this award, we are giving away up to $95,000 in contract awards and cash awards, nearly $80,000 in purchase awards (which means guaranteed sales of your work), and another $30,000 in publishing contracts. In addition, we’re offering publication contract to our Blink Art Resource, that goes out to interior designers, art collectors, and trade collectors. This year we’re also awarding Emerging Artist and Lifetime Achievement Awards—and it's free to apply for those additional awards! All told this year we’re giving away a quarter of a million dollars in awards! Wow!
5. YOU’LL BE REWARDING YOURSELF WITH AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE AND A LIFETIME OF FRIENDSHIPS.
There is simply no better experience than being able to spend time with other artists and be validated for all the work you do by your peers, industry leaders, and collectors. Our ACA Awards night and exhibit is like the “Academy Awards for Artists.” We literally roll out the red carpet and shine a light on all the work artists like you create every day. I don’t want you to miss out on the opportunity to forge new friendships, make valuable connections, and sell your art. Last year we sold over 50 pieces during our ACA Exhibit, and I handed out $345,000 worth of awards to artists. It was an unbelievable night and I want you to be a part of this year's celebration.
I am so excited about this year’s event, and as always, I can’t wait to see your work! There is less than one month left to enter, so don’t wait! Enter today!
ART COMES ALIVE – NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES
Known as the “Academy Awards for Art,” Art Comes Alive (ACA), ADC's annual art competition and exhibit, is embarking on its 10th year of helping artists get their work in front of art-industry professionals such as interior designers, art galleries, private art collectors, and corporate collections. Each year the art competition gets bigger and better, and this year over $300,000 in awards will be given to artists through gallery contracts, purchase awards, publishing contracts, and more!
DEADLINE TO APPLY EXTENDED TO: 8/12/19