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 98 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 2022 ACA below. These collectors are excited to see what you enter!
One of the largest law firms in Cincinnati recently remodeled their lobby and conference rooms. The space is contemporary with white marble and walnut trim. The color palette of blues and grays are neutral and can easily accommodate artwork that is colorful, yet sophisticated. They collect both abstract and representational works and are open to both. There are also a few areas where both freestanding and table top sculpture would work. They are excited to see all the new works by ACA artists!
A new residential client is seeking artwork for their 10,000 recently renovated home. They love bright, colorful works as well as neutral pieces. All mediums will be considered in a variety of sizes and subjects.
A billion dollar insurance company recently leased a large new office space and will be selecting pieces of all mediums, styles and sizes for their lobby, conference rooms, corridors and offices. They love sculpture as well hope to find a great selection from ACA artists.
Private collectors who own a beautiful high-end lake home on Lake Michigan is in need of multiple large scale paintings, series of works, pops of color and nature themed pieces.
A large hospital in the south is looking to purchase artwork for clinical areas, hallways, lobbies, offices and patient rooms. They love glass, sculpture, two dimensional works as well as series that go together . Both abstract and representational works will be considered for all the areas.
Long term collectors are looking to add to their collection in specific areas – two sculptures and a wall installation. They have a contemporary, open floor plan and love works that are unique and colorful.
A large hospital is looking for a variety of pieces for their clients and public spaces. They typically select a variety of works that are in groupings and in small to medium sizes, but are open to different mediums and styles.
A female executive is looking for a sculpture that represents feminine quality and is life size. She is hoping to find this to add to her companies corporate/retail location.
A female executive is in the process of building a new home in both Cincinnati and Naples. She wants to fill both homes with contemporary works in all mediums and sizes and especially loves glass and paintings.
Two empty nesters are excitedly waiting for their new modern home to be building this August, so they can fill it with contemporary art. They are looking for edgy works in all medium, shapes and sizes to include sculpture.
One of the largest marketing firms in the city recently remodeled their expansive building downtown and want to welcome their employees back to work in an bright, inspirational the office space. They have large grey walls to fill and love color. This company is one of ADC’s very first clients and won’t go anywhere else for art!
One of ADC's current private collectors recently moved into a new home built overlooking downtown Cincinnati. They will be purchasing artwork for their living room, glass and objects for shelving and pedestals, and two dimensional pieces for their bedroom.
On going collector clients are refreshing their home and adding art. They want new and exiting pieces that will add beauty into their space when they entertain and to enjoy for themselves as well.
Sophisticated clients with homes in Europe, NY, and Miami are looking for new pieces in all mediums. They especially love sculpture, paintings and works in all mediums and want to continue their collection.
A physician and his wife are have a magnificent new home overlooking the Ohio river and have been long time ADC clients. They especially want installations to flow up their staircase.
A family in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Cincinnati is interested in finding a focal point for their outdoor living space. The will be searching for a piece that is weather resistant and are open to either a floor sculpture, dimensional wall sculpture or both!
A large financial advisory firm has recently remodeled their downtown offices and want to fill the space with innovative works in all sizes, shapes and price ranges. Their brand color is blue, but they are open to complimentary colors in the artwork.
Two executives who recently moved to Cincinnati to renovate a home downtown is looking to add to their current art collection. They love everything from sculpture, paintings, glass and mixed media.
An attorney is looking for a two dimensional work for his private office. He is open to paintings, mixed media or photography and enjoys both abstracts and nature themed pieces.
A CEO recently moved into a beautiful condominium with gorgeous river and city views. She is looking for artwork to add to her collection and will focus on two dimensional works as well as sculpture. She loves mixed media as well and excited to see what ACA brings in this year!
Long term art collectors, Carol and Ken are interested in adding a large painting or mixed media as a focal point in their expansive family room. It can be either representational or abstract and are open to something that speaks to them!
A retired attorney recently moved and is looking for a series of works for his two story living room.
A young couple, with a newly renovated home, is looking for a statement piece in their hallway. They are excited to see all this years ACA artists.
One of our biggest collectors – a CEO and his wife, have been presenting purchase awards for ACA for many years. They are excited to see what 2022 will bring and are interested in unusual/cutting edge works in every medium.
A plastic surgeon and his wife have been long term collectors and are looking for new artwork for the patient/procedure rooms. They collect female inspired works and are hoping to find something special this year.
A long term client from Salt Lake City, has been purchasing artwork from ACA artists for the past five years. She has a large office and home and always looking to add to their collection every year. We never know what she will chose and surprises us (and the artists) every year!
open for entry
June 16, 2022
August 26, 2022
August 29, 2022
September 9, 2022
September 16, 2022
award results announced
prior to exhibition opening
artwork arrives at ADC
October 14, 2022
October 29, 2022
October 29, 2022 - December 30, 2022
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