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The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

April 27th, 2015

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost
thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a
story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to
dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00!
All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com


Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style,
or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on
any subject or theme, fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions,
diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be either
typed or legibly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2015

All winners will be announced on September 26, 2015


Writing First Prize is $500. Second: $250. Third: $100.

Poetry First Prize is $250. Second: $125. Third: $50.

Entry fees: $10 per story, $5 per poem

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story
(ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief
biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a
self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654


Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for
details on how to enter!


No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging
the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with
gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do
come true.” –Dream Quest One

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Aaron Siskind Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Individual Photographer’s Fellowships

April 27th, 2015

The Aaron Siskind Foundation
is accepting applications for the 2015 Individual Photographer’s
Fellowships. The annual program encourages and celebrates artistic
achievement in contemporary photography by supporting the creative
endeavors of artists working in photography and photo-based art media.

limited number of fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each will be
awarded to artists working in photography and photo-based art. Qualified
applicants must provide a portfolio of still photography of any subject
matter, genre, or process. Works submitted may be traditional
photography projects or experimental works, but photographic techniques
must be pivotal to the works submitted. Examples of ineligible work
include film, video, and interactive multimedia.

Recipients will
be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of
artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future
achievement in the medium. Fellowship funds must be used to further the
artist’s creative endeavors.

Students enrolled in a college degree
program are not eligible to apply. However, students who graduate
before the 2015 application deadline will be considered. Previous
fellowship recipients are not currently eligible for new awards, and
artists in the United States on temporary visa are ineligible to apply.

complete program guidelines, information about previous recipients, and
application instructions, visit the Aaron Siskind Foundation website.

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Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Accepting Applications for Observers Program

April 27th, 2015

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation
is accepting applications from emerging directors and choreographers
for paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and
choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and
at leading regional theaters across the country.

Through the
program, SDCF Observers may have access to the entire rehearsal process,
from first rehearsal through opening night. Observers also will have
the opportunity to observe first-hand the techniques, disciplines,
approaches, and insights of master artists as they create new
productions and revive classics.

Each observer receives a weekly stipend of at least $225 as well as a project travel stipend.

with serious interest in pursuing a career in directing and/or
choreography may apply to the Observership program. A $25 application
fee is required to apply for those unaffiliated with SDC. Any observer
who is not already a member of SDC will be awarded a free one-year SDC
associate membership.

Visit the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Spring Artist Residencies

April 24th, 2015
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Call to Artists – Bismarck (ND) Art and Galleries Association

April 23rd, 2015

Annual Square Foot Show (August 4-28, 2015)
Show is open to all artists 18 and older. Canvases are 12″ x 12″ are are obtained through BAGA to ensure consistency. Artists may have 2 entries
in any media that can be applied to canvas. All artwork will be priced by BAGA at $125. For more information contact BAGA at 701-223-5986.

Square Foot Show Prospectus and Entry Form

Enter Online

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April 22nd, 2015
Saturday, April 25th
1pm – 2:30pm for Grades K-3
3pm – 4:30pm for Grades 4+
Providence Ballet South in East Greenwich is holding
an Open Ballet Workshop this Saturday.
Come learn more about ballet and dance classes.
Please wear comfortable clothes.  Dance clothing/shoes are optional.
All are welcome….girls and boys!
No dance experience necessary
COST:  $10 (cash or check payable to “Providence Ballet”)
LOCATION:  Providence Ballet South
500 Main Street, East Greenwich
(in the plaza with Back to Basics)

If you have any questions, contact

Providence Ballet Artistic Director Eva Marie Pacheco
at 401/861- 4842 or ProvBallet@cox.net

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The Sandra-Feinstein Gamm Theatre Seeks Manager of Institutional Giving and Special Events

April 21st, 2015

Location: 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI
Start Date:

Job Description
The Manager of Institutional Giving and Special Events is a seasoned fundraiser and excellent writer with experience in event planning and production. This position reports to the Development Director.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

• Write timely, compelling grants and reports to current and prospective funders.
• Manage grants calendar and relationships with program officers.
• Identify, research, cultivate and secure new and increased institutional gifts/strategic partnership opportunities.
• Plan, produce and execute donor engagement events, including the annual Gala.
• Maintain corporate and foundation grant files.
• Strong knowledge of current trends in institutional giving.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

• Bachelor’s degree required.
• 3 -5 years successful experience in nonprofit institutional fundraising.
• Substantial experience in writing successful grant proposals and sponsorship requests.
• Demonstrated success in soliciting and securing institutional gifts ($5000 and above).
• Proactive donor stewardship resulting in increased support.
• Experience in producing small and large scale fundraising events.
• The desire to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.
• Highly organized; able to manage multiple priorities and meet strict project deadlines.
• Ability to independently drive projects and build effective, collaborative relationships.
• Strong computer skills.
• Ability to attend functions/activities outside normal work hours.
Personal Attributes and Values
• Passion and enthusiasm for The Gamm’s vision, mission and values.
• Innovative self-starter and problem solver; action oriented.
• Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative setting .
• Excited to engage donors and community members.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.

Please send letter, resume, and 2 writing samples to: hr@gammtheatre.org.

Deadline to apply is May 15, 2015.

How to Apply
Please send letter, resume, and 2 writing samples to: hr@gammtheatre.org.
Please apply by May 15, 2015

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The Sandra-Feinstein Gamm Theatre Seeks Administrative Assistant

April 21st, 2015

Location: 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI
Start Date:
Part Time

Job Description
Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for all administrative aspects of development office.
Experience in database management is required.

Principle Responsibilities:

• Process gifts and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
• Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files.
• Create monthly fundraising reports and other reports as needed.
• Continually update and correct database records.
• Coordinate productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
• Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events.
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Preparation and Knowledge:

• Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field.
• A minimum of three years’ experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office.
• Excellent computer and database  management skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to organize and prioritize work.
• Ability to work independently with little supervision.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.

This is a part-time position. Deadline to apply is May 15, 2015.

Please apply to hr@gammtheatre.org.

How to Apply
Please apply to hr@gammtheatre.org by May 15, 2015

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Lost Museums – a Free Conference

April 21st, 2015

Held in conjunction with the year-long exhibition project on Brown’s lost Jenks Museum,  the symposium addresses the history of museums from a new direction:
not their founding, but their disappearance. We know a great deal about  how museums are born and how new collections come into being, but not  nearly enough about how these fragile institutions pass out of existence, how artifacts decay and disappear as times and interests change.


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South Coast Artists, Inc. is hosting a free artist education event Tuesday, May 5, 2015

April 21st, 2015

A New Relationship With Money: Ending the Starving Artist Dynamic
by Life and Business Coach Kerry Cudmore
An engaging and empowering interactive talk for creative people of all kinds, offering strategies for Artists and Entrepreneurs to reorient their personal fiscal philosophy for positive outcomes
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
1 Partners’ Lane, Westport, MA
Free to SCA Members, Guests, and the Public
Refreshments and conversation following the talk.
RSVP: edu@southcoastartists.org

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Kerry Cudmore, MS, CPCC, PCC is a
professional certified life and business coach, empowerment trainer, and
fire-walking instructor. She has made a lifetime study of human expression.
Cudmore creates and teaches methods that make complex concepts easy
to understand and master so that clients and class participants can design
joyful, prosperous, and fulfilling lives and businesses. She is author of “A
New Relationship With Money,” and founder of the Spiritual Finance
Initiative, devoted to changing individual and collective relationships with
money. She has taught hundreds of people since 2008, and now presents
her philosophies in this engaging interactive talk. Learn more about her
empowerment work at www.kerrycudmore.com.


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Call for Artists – VSA Arts’ BEYOND BARRIERS

April 21st, 2015

VSA arts Rhode Island, in partnership with the Pawtucket Arts Advisory Commission, is seeking submissions for BEYOND BARRIERS, a
visual art exhibit celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA & the 40th Anniversary of VSA.

On July 26, 1990 our nation committed itself to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities by signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act “ADA”. This historic civil
rights legislation ended the legal segregation, under-education, unemployment and institutionalization of people with disabilities. While much has been accomplished making it possible for those of us with disabilities to participate more fully in society, much remains to be done and raising awareness can help!2
With BEYOND BARRIERS we invite Artists with disabilities living and/or working in the Pawtucket community to create & exhibit art about the ADA & the disability experience in order
to share our world and viewpoint. Visual art disciplines including Painting, Photography, Mixed Media, Sculpture, are acceptable. BEYOND BARRIERS will
be on display June thru August at the City Hall Gallery, Pawtucket City Hall.

For details about applying, email VSA arts RI at programs@vsartsri.org or call 401-725-0247
Deadline for Submission: May 15, 2015  No Application Fees

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Call to Artists – First Annual East Providence Arts Festival

April 20th, 2015
The East Providence Arts Council is looking for vendors to table at the East Providence First Annual Arts Festival.
Check out these links for more info:
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April 20th, 2015

Call for Art

Kiki’s Garden…The Krista Weller Burns Foundation is seeking entries for the


to be held at the

Sunflower Soiree Scholarship Fundraiser

A Day of Art, Music, Flowers, Food & Fun in a beautiful lakeside setting!

Saturday, July 25, 2015 Admission $5 Kids 12 & Under FREE

Canonicus Camp & Conference Center 54 Exeter Road Exeter, RI

For more information: www.kikisgarden.org




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Executive Director, The Providence Athenaeum

April 20th, 2015

The Providence Athenaeum, an independent, member-supported library and cultural center in Providence, Rhode Island, seeks an innovative
leader to serve as its Executive Director.  One of the oldest cultural institutions in the city, the Athenaeum serves the greater Providence community and a membership of
about 1000.  We seek a candidate with strong executive skills who will support and inspire the work of its experienced staff and strengthen our collaborative relationships with peer
cultural institutions.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees and implements the library’s institutional vision and all day-to-day operations, including the preservation of its landmark 1838 building and extensive collections.  The successful candidate must demonstrate a proven record of institutional leadership and fundraising skills, and hold an advanced degree in library science, museum studies, public administration, or equivalent degree.  Salary and benefits competitive.

For a complete description of the position, its responsibilities, and our library, visit: http://www.providenceathenaeum.org/news/directorsearch.html


Please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and salary history to the
Providence Athenaeum Board of Directors’ Search Committee at: edsearch@provath.org (include “Executive
Director Search” in your email subject heading).  All
materials must be received by May 26, 2015.

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Call for Artists – The 8th Annual Governors Island Art Fair

April 16th, 2015

The 8th Annual Governors Island Art Fair – New York’s Largest Independent Exhibition
“Gems Among the Ruins” – New York Times
Seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines; Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Installation, Video, and Sound Art. Submit your work for the 2015 Governors Island Art Fair opening this September. GIAF – New York’s largest independent exhibition – will once again feature one hundred artists of exceptional talent, each awarded an exhibition room or large outdoor space in the historic and beautifully dilapidated buildings of Colonels Row. The lines between artwork and its environment are blurred across the lawns and landmark houses of bucolic Governors Island. Founded by 4heads, a group of New York artists, GIAF champions a new art fair model that puts the artists first.
Once selected by the 4heads jury, your exhibition space is free. The entire massive event is free to the general public. And as an emerging or established artist, you are free to present your work, your way, at this acclaimed independent art fair in New York City. Because 4heads works hard to keep artists’ costs to a bare minimum, gallery scouts, journalists and collectors know that this is where to find the freshest talent, and they come back every year to see what’s been discovered. Many past GIAF artists have launched their art careers here. We hope you can too. – 4heads

4heads is also seeking outdoor artists working in all disciplines

Apply at: http://www.4heads.org
Deadline for Submission: June 1st, 2015
Application Fee: $35  -  No Additional Charges
Fair Dates: Every Weekend in September 2015

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April 15th, 2015

The Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation (PCCF) announces an open, two-stage, national design competition to select an artistically exceptional design concept for a permanent commemorative work in Washington, D.C.  The commemorative work will honor the American ideals expressed and embodied in Peace Corps service.  The competition provides designers from all across the United States an opportunity to create a compelling, truly unique commemorative work of public art that is bold and inspirational.

The challenge of striving for a more peaceful world will never cease to exist.  Fundamental American aspirations motivated creation of the Peace Corps and are expressed through the individual service of Peace Corps volunteers.  This commemorative work is to be an enduring reminder of the American belief, manifested in Peace Corps service, that ordinary people from different parts of the world, living and working together in mutual respect and trust, can transcend differences between them and lay the groundwork for a better and more peaceful world.

The site for the commemorative work is a prominent parcel of federal parkland located near the U.S. Capitol Building and Capitol Grounds, the National Mall and Washington’s historic Union Station.

Stage I of the design competition began Monday March 9, 2015, with the launch of the design competition website, www.PeaceCorpsDesign.net.  The deadline for Stage I registration and design concept submissions is Friday, June 12, 2015.

The competition is open to artists, landscape architects and architects competing as individuals, teams or firms.  Students currently enrolled in university-level programs are also eligible. To learn more about the commemorative work and the design competition, to pre-register (without obligation), or to sign up for updates, click on www.PeaceCorpsDesign.net.  Updates also will be disseminated periodically via Twitter https://twitter.com/PCCF_updates.

The design competition Brief is posted on the competition website as a downloadable, printable PDF.  It summarizes the aspirations of the commemorative work and details the competition process, schedule and provisions; design guidelines; and concept submission requirements.  The website also includes site information, plans, and photographs.


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Last Week to Submit: Colors of Spring Juried Exhibit

April 13th, 2015

WMOA is looking for vibrant images with imaginative use of color and subject matter as well as different approaches to mediums used. Submitted artworks may fall into a wide
range of genres, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and photography. No more than 25% of the exhibition will be photography due to our annual ALL photography juried exhibit at the end of each year. We want to make sure that we are representing a balance of all mediums. This exhibit runs from May 5 – June 26. All pieces exhibited at WMOA will be for sale.

Entry Deadline: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Juror: Artist Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Founder and President Emerita of the Art League of Rhode Island.

Awards: Two “Excellence Awards” will be presented for $200.00 each; non-cash Honorable Mentions will also be presented. We reserve the right
to add prizes if needed.

Entry Fee: $15 for one entry / $40 for up to 3 entries.

$5 discount for current WMOA members and Students with Valid I.D.

How to Submit: Email JPEGS of your submissions with the required “Artwork Submission Form” to Program Director Simone Spruce-Torres at Simone@warwickmuseum.org.

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The Learning Community Seeks K-8 Music Teacher

April 13th, 2015

Location: Central Falls, RI
Start Date: August 2015
Full Time

Job Description
The Learning Community seeks a full-time, dynamic Music Teacher to help our school build a new and lively music education program for students K-8. This is a unique leadership opportunity to grow a new music program in partnership with committed, creative colleagues. Candidates should have enthusiasm for designing and implementing curriculum, working with students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery, and maintaining a nurturing student-centered classroom.

The Learning Community, an innovative urban K-8 school with an 87% poverty rate, is a warm and welcoming school that believes deeply in the voices of teachers, students and families. We are committed to high standards, community and critical thinking, and we offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Certification in teaching music education
• Successful teaching experience in elementary and/or middle school music classrooms
• Flexibility, energy and creativity
• Ability to collaborate across subject areas and grade levels
• Strong classroom management skills
• Interest in the entrepreneurial opportunity to create and guide a new program
• Diverse and creative range of musical experiences is preferred
• Spanish language skills a plus


Warm and Professional Work Environment: We have an extremely upbeat, proactive and supportive atmosphere. Everyone is excited to be here each day.  Open communication systems ensure every person has a chance to voice concerns and ideas about all aspects of the school. We are known for responding quickly to the needs of both students and colleagues. We have among the best family engagement in the state, and strong support from our community.  For an example of our culture, check out this short video:  http://vimeo.com/21956036

Unique Opportunities for Career Growth: We are becoming known as a lab school where teachers who are interested in opening their classrooms to visiting learners or providing professional development services can do so for additional earned income. This is a unique aspect of our school and means our school community is always open and growing.

Excellent Compensation: Competitive salaries and full-time team members enjoy 95% coverage of health care insurance.

Shared Commitment to Educational Equity: Through their commitment to our families and our school’s mission, every team member creates and supports an environment for exploration, leadership and learning for both students and themselves. We are serious about proving that poverty is not a barrier to student success. We know that every student has an important story to tell and deserves to be heard.

Support Services: An extensive system supports student social, emotional and behavioral needs. We follow through on the promise that no single student will keep others from learning. Every classroom teacher is supported by a team of professionals.

A Strong, Diverse Team: There is high demand for positions at our school. Teachers feel respected and supported, and our attrition rate is very low. 80% of our teachers have graduate degrees.

Extensive Professional Development: Teachers receive ongoing, embedded professional development and a variety of innovative options for growth, learning and sharing what they know.

For more information: www.thelearningcommunity.com

How to Apply
To apply please send resume and cover letter to:
Music/Mindy Farrow, The Learning Community, 21 Lincoln Ave, Central Falls, RI 02863.
Or email  jobs@thelearningcommunity.com with Music in the subject line.
The Learning Community is an EEO/AA Employer. No phone calls, please.

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J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center/Pathways Seeks Transition Coordinator

April 13th, 2015

Location: Coventry, RI
Salary: TBD-DOE and Position
Start Date: immediate
Full Time

Job Description
Premier non-profit is seeking a Art/Music Teacher for one of its vastly growing programs. Pathways Strategic Teaching Center, a year round comprehensive education and treatment program, servicing children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Summary of Job Responsibilities: The Transition Coordinator is responsible for transition services within a team concept. This position will focus on enhancing post-secondary education and training, employment, independent living, and community participation outcomes for all students. Provide transition support to students, parents/guardians, teachers and collaborate with service providers, and other stakeholders. Collaborate with community partners and state agencies to expand post-secondary and integrated employment opportunities. Assist with programming and extracurricular activities leading to a fulfilling life and assisting students with their transition to adult life and adult systems of care. Recruit, train and supervise the work of job coaches who may help students with implementation of transition plans. Assist Program Director/Special Education Director in assessing transition related training and needs of students. Attend IEP, CDP and person centered planning meet
ings and ensure transition plans/services are documented, updated and provided as indicated. The Transition Coordinator will provide documentation of services consistent with RI Department of Education and the Federal Consent Decree. Work is primarily performed in school and community settings

Education, Experience and Skills:
 Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Special Education, Rehabilitation, Social Work or related field.
 Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing transition services to students with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
 Strong written, interpersonal and networking skills
 Knowledge of Labor Laws, Workplace Health & Safety and Rights, Consent Decree, Employment First Policy, State and federal Regulations regarding Transition Services
 Knowledge or experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.
 Must have valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and own vehicle to be used as directed and when needed for transport. Must be able to lift 40lbs. Must have clean BCI and pass background and reference checks, and driving record check. Employees must be able to complete agency trainings.

We offer a competitive salary and good benefits package including: Health, Dental, Life & Disability, Paid Time Off, 403B, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Recognition & Wellness Programs.

How to Apply
**Send resume to careers@trudeaucenter.org attn. Transition Coord or to mailing address: Human Resources, The Trudeau Center, 3445 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886; FAX 732-7899; EOE

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ART COMES ALIVE (ACA) annual fine art contest and exhibit – call to artists

April 13th, 2015

ADC, Art Design Consultants, Inc. proudly sponsors ART COMES ALIVE (ACA), an annual fine art contest and exhibit that awards artists working North America, in a variety of categories. It is a great opportunity for artists to be acknowledged for their talents, gain exposure, and connect with the top industry art leaders.

This year ACA has over $185,000 in awards to give out to artists! Awards include cash prizes, solo exhibitions, gallery contracts, publishing contracts, guaranteed sales with purchase awards, a solo booth at ArtExpo New York 2016, Best in Show Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Emerging Artist Award, and promotional advertisement contracts in prestigious
publications such as artblend, Art Business News, Blink Art Resource, and many more!


Art Comes Alive is all about celebrating artists and their talent. ACA wants your art career to THRIVE!

Deadline for entry is midnight May 1, 2015, and the Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Opening is June 20, 2015.

Additional links -

Learn more about Art Comes Alive: http://adcfineart.com/selling-artists-works/

ACA video at https://youtu.be/ZmbWNoGmN88?list=UUk6rNdcZRtB43i8Egm4Zd3g

Awards: http://adcfineart.com/selling-artists-works/acaawards/

Follow this link to enter: www.adcfineart.com/enter-now.

If you have any questions about ACA, please don’t hesitate to contact our Gallery Director, Elizabeth Davis, via email at elizabeth@adcfineart.com or give her a call at (513) 723-1222!

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