A Salon Celebrating Contemporary Realism

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The Art Renewal Center’s International ARC Salon Competition is known for not only recognizing work by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, but also for discovering new and upcoming talent. It is now recognized as the largest competition dedicated to realism in the world with over 3,750 entries from 69 countries this past competition. The exhibition associated with the competition brings together an eclectic grouping of works from different styles, themes, mediums, and world views.

Contemporary Realism Art

“Elevator” by Nick Alm (ARC Purchase Award, Honorable Mention, Figurative)

The 13th International ARC Salon Exhibition will consist of 89 contemporary realist works and will be on view at the Salmagundi Club (New York, NY) from September 21 through October 2, 2018 with the public opening event on Saturday, September 22. Entry is free. The exhibition will then travel to Sotheby’s, Los Angeles where it will be on view from December 4 – 13 with the opening reception on December 4. The show will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona, Spain from February 8 through March 31, 2019, with the opening event and award ceremony on February 8.

Contemporary Realism Art

“The Rise” by Yoann Lossel (First Place Drawing)

Exhibiting artists include American artists such as Joseph McGurl, Benjamin Victor, Candice Bohannon, Julie Bell, Sadie Valeri, Steven Levin and Casey Childs, Swedish artist Nick Alm, Spanish Artists, Aurelio Rodriguez Lopez, Ruben Belloso Adorna and Mikel Olazabal, Argentinian painter, Alejandro Rosemberg, Jesser Valzacchi from Brazil, French artists, Joke Frima and Yoann Lossel, Philippe Attie from Haiti, Patricia Alonzo Diaz from the Dominican Republic, Randalf Dilla from the Philippians, Irish painter Molly Judd, Janne Kearney from Australia, Angus McEwan from England, Jun Liu, Ming Yu, and Song Zhou from China and Katsu Nakajima from Japan as well as many others.

Contemporary Realism Art

“Speak Softly” by Julie Bell

Contemporary Realism Art

“Old Lady of Ge” by Jun Liu

Contemporary Realism Art

“Land, Sea, Earth, and Sky” by Joseph McGurl (First Place Landscape) (Related > Learn how to paint light and atmosphere with Joseph McGurl’s art video workshop, available here)

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“May” by Adrienne Stein

The ARC Salon offers over $100,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence. Entries to the next ARC Salon Competition will be accepted from December 1, 2018 to March 15, 2019. Submissions can be made through the Art Renewal Center website at this time.


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