Best of Show Award | Value $7750
The Best of Show will receive $250 plus a one-year gallery contract with ADC.

Best of Show Runner-Up | Value $150
The Best of Show Runner will receive $150.

Awards by Subject| Value: $900
Landscape Artist of the Year: $100
Still Life Artist of the Year: $100
Figurative Artist of the Year: $100
Abstract Artist of the Year: $100
Floral Artist of the Year: $100
Architectural Artist of the Year: $100
Nature Artist of the Year: $100
Realist Artist of the Year: $100
Whimsical Artist of the Year: $100

Awards by Medium | Value: $1,200
Watercolor Artist of the Year: $100
Printmaker of the Year: $100
Mixed Media Artist of the Year: $100
Painting Artist of the Year: $100
Digital Artist of the Year: $100
Illustrator or Pastel Artist of the Year: $100
Fine Craft Artist of the Year (includes fiber, jewelry, clay, etc.): $100
Sculptor of the Year: $100
Glass Artist of the Year: $100
Photographer of the Year: $100
Textile Artist of the Year: $100
Conceptual Artist of the Year: $100

Special Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award (Female and Male)
Summit Artist of the Year (Female and Male)
Emerging Artist of the Year (Female and Male)
 International Artist Award* (Female and Male)
*The international artist award does not require an application for consideration. 


Purchase Awards = Guaranteed Sales
Last year WE SOLD OVER 85 ARTWORKS from the art submitted to Art Comes Alive! How do we do this? Unique to ACA, our partners make a dollar value commitment for purchasing artwork from the final ACA exhibiting artists. You can read about some of the current commitments for the 2021 ACA below. These collectors are excited to see what you enter!


open for entryJuly 1, 2021
entry closedAugust 20, 2021
jurying beginsAugust 23, 2021
jurying ends
September 23, 2021
results announcedSeptember 13, 2021
award results announcedprior to exhibition opening
artwork arrives at ADCOctober 8, 2021 
exhibition openingOctober 23, 2021
exhibition durationOctober 23, 2021 - December 23, 2021

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