One of my favorite things about our annual art competition, Art Comes Alive, is how it has the most wonderful snowball effect, where we begin with a foundation of fantastic awards and fabulous jurors and it begins to climb, continuously growing, even as we approach May 1, the deadline for entries!
We’ve been advertising that this year we have $100,000+ in awards. However, we are ecstatic to announce that we have since added $14,200 more dollars to that number…
We are happy to have Matt Distel, the newly appointed Director of the Carnegie Arts Center, and Marta Hewett, owner of Marta Hewett Gallery joining our prestigious team of Jurors. Matt and The Carnegie will be awarding a Solo Show Exhibit, and Marta will be awarding a Gallery Contract Award–both a $4,000 value = $8,000!!
Omnicare Corporation is a Fortune 500 company wanting to add artwork to their collection is putting forth $2500 in purchase awards.
APG Office Furnishings, a premier commercial furniture dealership looking to select artwork for their new facility, is putting forth $1000 in purchase awards.
Sterling Cut Glass, known for their custom etched crystal and engraved metal has put forth $1000 in purchase awards and has offered to create custom hand formed European art crystal awards for select winners (a total value of $950!)
Diane & Kevin Seurette, private collectors looking to expand their art collection, is putting forth $1000 in purchase awards.
Burke, Inc, one of the premier international research and consulting firms in the world, is putting forth $500 in purchase awards.
This year we have added two new category awards (value: $100/each.) This year ACA with celebrate a Digital Artist of the Year as well as a Functional Sculptor of the Year!
14 Gallery Contract Awards given by some of the
most prestigious galleries in the nation: value $56,000
4 Publishing Contracts: value $16,000
1 Representation Award: value $4,000
Solo Booth at Art Expo New York: value $3,500
ABN, Art Business News Group Advertisement: value $3,000
Two Page Group Ad in Venue Magazine: value $3,000
Internet promotion via ADC, Inc. for all artists entering the competition for a period of one year: value $6,500
19 featured artists spots in ADC’s blog: value $9,000
3 Solo Exhibit Awards at Cincinnati Opera’s Music Hall: value $3,000
1 Solo Show Exhibit at the Carnegie Art Center: value $4,000
Awards by Subject: value $700
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
Watercolor Artist of the Year *$100
Printmaker of the Year *$100
Mixed Media Artist of the Year *$100
2-D 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 glass, fiber, jewelry, clay, etc.) *$100
Sculptor of the Year *$100
Functional Sculptor of the Year *$100
Photographer of the Year *$100
Photographic Print of the Year *$100
Lifetime Achievement Award, Male
Lifetime Achievement Award, Female
Emerging Artist of the Year, Male
Emerging Artist of the Year, Female
People’s Choice (Facebook favorite)
Best of Show (highest ranking based on juror votes)
Runner Up (second highest ranking based on juror votes)
This is an amazing opportunity for artists working in all subjects and mediums to get noticed by the industries’ top collectors, designers, galleries and dealers as well as corporations and healthcare facilities! Isn’t it time you were recognized for your hard work and talent? Yeah…we think so too.