ART COMES ALIVE (ACA) Call for Artists!

Call for artists is open!

Over $300,000+ in awards to artists!

Accelerate your artistic career, be acknowledged for your talents, and get your artwork noticed by collectors, corporations, healthcare facilities, hospitality industries, interior designers, art galleries and art dealers!

ADC, Art Design Consultants, Inc. proudly sponsors ART COMES ALIVE (ACA), an annual fine art contest & exhibit that awards the best emerging and professional artists working in North America.

Our diverse panel of prestigious jurors come from across the country and are seeking artists working in a variety of media, subject matter, and price points. Jurors will cast their votes for the top artists who will be showcased in a final exhibit here in Cincinnati and awarded prizes including purchase awards, gallery contracts, publishing contracts, solos shows, publicity, and cash prizes.

Important Dates

Deadline to Enter Sunday, August 5th, 2018 @ 11:59 PM EST – APPLY TODAY!
Exhibition Duration Saturday, October 6th – Friday, November 30th
Results Posted Monday, September 3rd, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
Award Winners Notified Monday, September 3rd, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
Artwork Arrival  Monday, September 17th, 2018 – Friday, September 21st, 2018
Opening Night SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, October 6th, 2018
ACA Exhibit Closes Friday, November 30th, 2018
Artwork Returned Monday, December 3rd, 2018 – Friday, December 21st, 2018


Cost to Enter

1st Image $55
2nd Image $25
3rd Image $15
4th Image FREE


For over twenty-five years, ADC has been dedicated to showcasing and selling the best local and regional artists’ works. These artists have been placed in some of the most prestigious corporate and private collections in the country. ART COMES ALIVE allows ADC to continue its mission to help artists be more successful, introducing their work to a new audience of collectors, gallerists, and professional art buyers.


Contact our artist relationship manager or give us a call at (513) 723.1222.

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