What is ART COMES ALIVE 2013?
ACA is a international art competition and regional exhibit hosted by ADC, Art Design Consultants. The main objective of the exhibit is to award artists for their exceptional work, connect them with the appropriate people in the art business for networking opportunities, and find new artwork in all mediums and subjects to showcase and ultimately sell.
When is the competition deadline?
The deadline is May 5, 2013
When will the competition open?
It opens on March 1, 2013
When will the winners be announced?
The winners of the “on site” exhibition (150 pieces) will be notified on May 10, 2013
Is there an age requirement?
Yes, you must be 18 or older to enter
How do I apply?
Enter HERE! Fill out the brief online application, upload images, submit your entry & complete payment. It’s quick and easy.
Is there a size limit for the artwork we enter?
Yes. We do not accept artwork entries larger than 48” x 60”
When will I be notified if I’m accepted?
The jurors will select 150 pieces of art for an “on site” exhibition in the gallery by May 14, 2012.
If my work is accepted, how do I get it to the gallery?
You have two options:
1. You can deliver your artwork
2. You can ship your artwork (the artist is responsible for all shipping/insurance costs for getting work to and from the exhibit)
When must my artwork arrive by?
All artwork must arrive before or on June 14th, 2013 by 5:00pm. If you are an artist traveling to attend the exhibit, and would prefer to bring the piece with you then, please make arrangements with us so we can designate wall or floor space for late arrival. Notify us by phone 513.723.1222 or email us!
If I enter, who will see my artwork?
1. The jurors (gallery owners and arts institutions)
2. Everyone that views our website and blog (all artist who enter will be promoted by ADC for one full year)
If I’m accepted into the exhibit, who will see my artwork?
1. The ACA Jurors & their affiliated companies
2. Gallery Owners
3. Art Representatives
4. Art Publishers
5. Many of ADC’s corporate, healthcare, and residential clients
6. Art Collectors
7. Everyone who views the ADC website and blog. You will also be included in the “ART STORE” section of the ADC website.
8. Everyone who attends the opening night/awards ceremony (we’re anticipating about 250 guests.
9. Potential buyers (corporate, private collectors, healthcare and hospitality industries & interior designers)
10. The media
What is a purchase award and how does it work?
A group of corporate sponsors and private collectors commit an amount to purchase art. They can use these funds to purchase any number of pieces, as long as the total amount committed is used on the works by the artists in the ACA exhibit.
If my work is selected for a purchase award, how will I receive payment?
You will receive 50% of the price you put on your artwork. We will have the sponsors/buyers select what they want to purchase by June 20th. If your work receives a purchase award, you will receive a check during the awards ceremony when your purchase award is announced. If you cannot be present, we will mail you payment the next day. All additional sales made after the opening night/awards ceremony will receive payment on July 30th.
Can I win more than one award?
Yes. For example if you have created figurative piece out of pastels, you have the opportunity to win Figurative Artist of the Year as well as Pastel Artists of the Year. Similarly, if you enter 2 pieces of artwork and one is abstract while the other is sculpture—you have the chance to win both Abstract Artist of the Year as well as Sculptor of the Year.
What can I expect at the opening night/awards ceremony on Saturday June 22, 2013?
If your work is one of the 150 pieces selected by the jurors, you will receive one complimentary ticket to the opening/awards ceremony. Any additional guests attending will need to purchase a ticket for $50 here. Guest can purchase tickets HERE! Tickets will be on a “first come, first served” basis and limited space is available, so RSVP asap.
There will 250 artists, guests, art collectors, sponsors, jurors and the media attending. Each artist will be notified (on June 7) if they are a category winner and (by June 20) if they are a purchase award recipient. Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony scheduled for 8:00 pm.
There will also be fabulous food by one of top caterers in Cincinnati, “Elegant Fare,” along with an open bar. There will also be an opportunity to meet the sponsors, jurors, and collectors to make important and useful art business connections.
How much does an opening night awards ceremony ticket cost?
For artists featured in the exhibit the event is free. For guests it is $50.00 a ticket.
How do I RSVP for the opening night awards ceremony?
Do I have to be present to win?
No, we will notify you by email if you are an award recipient. Although we urge you to attend the exciting opening night awards ceremony, it’s your choice to be present or not.
Will my entries be featured on the adcfineart.com website even if I’m not selected to be in the show?
Yes. Regardless of whether your work is accepted for the exhibit, the images you enter will be featured on the website for a year. This is an “extra bonus” for everyone entering.
No, we will only accept major credit cards (through the on-line system) or by check in the mail. Checks are payable to:
Art Design Consultants, Inc.
310 Culvert St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Aside from the entry fee for the contest, will there be additional charges?
If the artist is selected for the exhibition, he/she will be responsible for all shipping or delivery charges to and from Art Design Consultants gallery. If you choose to bring a guest(s) to the opening night/awards ceremony, there is a $50 per guest ticket. If your work is one of the 150 selected artists, you will receive a complimentary ticket for yourself.