ACA 2020 Jurors – Art Design Consultants


We are so excited to announce the jurors who will be joining us at this year’s Art Comes Alive (ACA). We have always attracted world-renowned gallery owners, art industry experts, and collectors to serve as our jurors, but this year we’ve added even more jurors who are looking for new art and new mediums from emerging as well as established artists.

President, ADC Fine Art

2 Gallery Contracts

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.

Art Dealer, ADC Fine Art

2 Gallery Contracts

As an experienced art dealer with over 40 years in the art industry, Sylvia specializes in selling contemporary fine art and sculpture. Previously, as the owner of the Malton Gallery, Sylvia earned the reputation as one of the premier art dealers in the area and now she brings her experience to ADC.

Gallery Director, ADC Fine Art

2 Gallery Contracts

As the Gallery Director of ADC Fine Art, Cassandra works with a diverse clientele including individual collectors, interior designers, and corporations, hotels, and healthcare organizations who are seeking one-of-a-kind pieces of fine art as well as prints, prints on canvas, & giclées.

Owners, Art Leaders Gallery

4 Gallery Contracts

Art Leaders Gallery, voted “Michigan’s Best Fine Art Gallery” located in the heart of West Bloomfield is one of Michigan’s leading fine art galleries representing high quality artwork by international, national, local Michigan artists as well as emerging new talents in the industry. Our exclusive inventory represents a wide variety of styles and mediums encompassing contemporary to traditional artwork in all price ranges.

Owner, Vinings Gallery

2 Gallery Contracts

Gary Handler, one of the country’s leading art consultants and artist representatives, and Stalling, whose musically themed still life images have struck a cord with collectors nationwide, opened Vinings Gallery in December 1999. Handler believes that art needn’t be complicated. “After a long, tough day, you should be able to kick your shoes off, open up a bottle of wine, sit back and let that painting take you to a happy place.”

Owner/Curator, Gallery V Fine Arts

2 Gallery Contracts

Valerie has over twenty years of experience in the art and design industry. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s School of Art and Design. She worked for Fleishman-Hillard Inc. where she handled the graphic design accounts for their top client, Anheuser-Busch and its subsidiaries. She also designed for Ackerman, Hood and McQueen and worked as a freelance makeup artist for three leading cosmetic companies. Most recently, Valerie has managed three independent art galleries in the Kansas City area over the past fifteen years.

Owner, The District Gallery & Framery, Knoxville, TN

2 Gallery Contracts

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.

Owners, Venue Lifestyle & Event Guide

2-Page Featured Artist Spread

Venue is Cincinnati’s premier lifestyle and event guide and is sent to 10,000 subscribers quarterly and reaches thousands more on-line.

Owners, Robin Imaging

$250 in art printing services

Robin Imaging Services started in 1974 and works with a wide range of clientele in the Greater Cincinnati Region. Being a commercial printing company they’ve worked with many artists in the commercial art market to scan and fabricate stunning print replications of their artwork.

Deogracias and Kami Lerma

2-Page Featured Artist Spread

Deo and Kami co-founded Polly Magazine, a visually driven arts and culture publication, in 2015 as a platform to celebrate artists and the beautiful art that they create. Polly is a space for storytelling through words and images and is the result of the collaboration of a remarkable range of creatives from our city who come together and bring the stories to life.

Owner, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM

2 Gallery Contracts

Established 1991, Wilder gallery features over 35 award-winning artists that range from traditional to contemporary. Wilder Nightingale Fine Art has been a shining beacon of the talent in Taos and been awarded the 2018 People’s Choice for Best Gallery in Taos, Taos Fall Arts Festival 2018 Visionary Artist Award, 2016 American Art Awards Best Gallery in New Mexico.

Art Consultant and Exhibitions Curator, SLATE Contemporary

2 Consultation Packages:
package includes: 1 hour consultation (includes discovery) and a 30-minute follow up consultation (includes: preliminary discovery of artist’s work and presentation; portfolio review and critique tailored to artist’s goals; website review; content critique with some editing; CV, statement, bio, etc; suggested next steps

($250 value)

Each artist will also be included in a roster of consulting artists and shared with clients and for projects where appropriate. 

Working directly with artists on portfolio and collection development, Autumn leans on experience working with private clients, corporate collectors, and fine art publishing to assist artists in curating a business presence that compliments their creativity. With a solid understanding of the different ways to support an art career, she provides insight to both the theory and business of Art. 

Artist and Author

6-hours of coaching to include: critiques of work and website, and developing an on-going plan to generate income and success

($1000 value)

Santa Fe artist, Bette Ridgeway has been painting for six decades. She has traveled the globe studying, painting teaching and exhibiting her work. In recent years her distinctive paintings have garnered her international recognition including the 2020 Leonardo da Vinci International Prize and “Top 60 Contemporary Masters” by Art Tour International Magazine the Women’s Essence Award at the Venice Biennale, and the Oxford University Alumni Prize at the Art of the Mind exhibition in Tuscany.

President & CEO Broadway Gallery

2 Gallery Contracts

Barry Broadway has over 25 years of experience in the art and design industry. Broadway Gallery is a premier company for art services, framing and installation in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. area.

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