The 2012-2013 ARC Salon Results Are Available Now!
ARC is pleased to present the winners of the 2012/2013 International Salon Competition. With an approximate 2000 entries this year by over 850 artists, the competition was steeper than ever. Even with an additional category, expanding our finalist cut up to the top 600 entries, the finalists only include the top 30% of works submitted. The Salon Catalogue will most likely run about 200 pages and include over 600 full color images, the winners receiving full page plates.We had the largest number of purchase awards ever with 17 works being acquired, the value of the paintings totaling over $240,000. This is in addition to the $40,000 in cash prizes and the production of the DVD, valued at $25,000.
Click here to see the winners.
You can pre-order now through our ARC store by clicking here.
|Last Chance to Enter the 2012/2013 International ARC Salon|
|Deadline, Monday Jan 21
This year we are offering more awards then ever. In addition to our over $50,000 in cash awards, and publicity on the Art Renewal Website and in our full color Salon Catalogue, this year, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine will be publishing an article on the top winners of the ARC 2012-2013 Salon. In addition, Plein Air Magazine will be giving out a special award to one artist to be featured in their magazine. ARC Director of Operations, Kara Lysandra Ross, will write an article on the top winners for the Epoch Times, a large international newspaper that publishes in 36 countries and 18 languages, and Streamline Publishing, producers of Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air will be creating a DVD featuring the Best in Show winner. The video will also feature ARC, the philosophies with special video interviews, and will include the works of all winners and all finalists. (a $25,000 value).
Also, this year, your first entry comes with a free copy of the 2012/2013 ARC Salon Catalogue, so don’t miss out.
To enter the Salon click here.
(Entrants must be registered with an account so we can keep track of your entries, a free membership option is available)
To review the prospectus click here.
The 2012/2013 Salon will have five judges who are as follows: ARC Chairman Frederick Ross, Dr. Vern Swanson, Michael John Angel, Eric B. Rhoads, and Patrick Wilshire.
To read more about our esteemed judges click here.
Posted January 18th, 2013
|New ARC Allied Organization™ The Atlantic Poetry Guild|
“Poetry” by Alma-Tadema
|The Atlantic Poetry Guild exists to help revive the significance of traditional poetry in our culture. They conduct public readings of the great poets, to restore their work to the cultural centrality it deserves. They host a series of professional development seminars for teachers of English and Language Arts, to offer guidance on how to present these masterpieces in the classroom, and maintain a weblog, The Quarterdeck, where they present thoughts and reflections on poetry, teaching, and the great works. Although the Atlantic Poetry Guild focuses on poetry versus the visual arts, their core beliefs are in line with the ARC philosophy. “Nothing is so important to the spiritual and mental flourishing of a people as its art. The stories they tell, the buildings they inhabit, the public spaces in which they gather, the songs they sing, the fashioned images they gaze upon, these things shape their souls more permanently and effectively than anything else.” – Mark Anthony Signorelli, Atlantic Poetry Guild founder.
|Their next event will be a public reading of Victorian Poetry, Monday, April 29, 2013 – 7:30p.m., Spring Lake Public Library, Spring Lake, NJ
To read more about this sister organization who wishes to revive the appreciation of classical poetry, click here.
Posted January 15th, 2013
|Opportunity to study with ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott|
|For all interested artists, a rare opportunity has arisen to study with ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott, who has an opening for a few new part-time students.
|Painter/writer Virgil Elliott (born 1944) is best known as the author of the book, Traditional Oil Painting: Advanced techniques and concepts from the Renaissance to the present, published in 2007 by Watson-Guptill Publications. Acknowledged as a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center, among the many honors and awards he has received over the years, Virgil is widely recognized as an expert on historic oil painting techniques and oil painting materials of the past and present.
“The future of art depends on the quality of the art of today and its power to inspire and influence artists and art lovers, now and in the decades and centuries to come. Just as contemporary representational artists have been inspired and influenced by the great works of artists of centuries past, so must we strive to create compelling masterpieces that will carry forward the torch of quality into the future.”
If you are interested in studying with Virgil Elliott, please visit his website for more details by clicking here.
Posted January 14th, 2013
|New ARC Associate Living Master™|
|We would like to welcome John Pototschnik to the Art Renewal Center’s Artist and Living Master’s Gallery™.
||Many may remember his work from the recent 2011/2012 International ARC Salon, where he won third place in the landscape category for his painting of “Winter’s Dance”.
|About his work, Pototschnik has said the following “My artistic influences are diverse. They range from the Barbizon painters of Corot, Daubigny and Millet, to the American tonalist, George Inness. It is my belief that all I need to know of the principles of art are to be found in the works of the Masters. My paintings are not flamboyant, not mysterious, not trendy, nor are they shocking. I am interested in depicting the truth about life, as I see it, in a naturalistic way – free of frills and bravado. I enjoy painting simple, common, everyday life and objects as things of beauty and worth. Through continued hard work, I strive to show the dignity and value of the subjects I paint. I hope to give to society paintings that transcend the culture and its ever changing tastes…paintings that speak to the heart.”
To view his new gallery on ARC click here.
Pototschnik is also in the middle of teaching a three part series titled “Training the 21st Century Artist”. The series features the works of ARC Living Master’s™ , Michael John Angel, Juliette Aristides, and David Hardy, with special interviews. This series is available to the public at the following links:
Click to view Part I
Click to view Part II
Part III will be published shortly.
Posted January 7th, 2013
|10 Days Left to Enter the 2012/2013 International ARC Salon™|
This year we are offering more awards then ever. In addition to our over $50,000 in cash awards, and publicity on the Art Renewal Website and in our full color Salon Catalogue, this year, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine will be publishing an article on the top winners of the ARC 2012-2013 Salon. In addition, Plein Air Magazine will be giving out a special award to one artist to be featured in their magazine. ARC Director of Operations, Kara Lysandra Ross, will write an article on the top winners for the Epoch Times, a large international newspaper that publishes in 36 countries and 18 languages, and Streamline Publishing, producers of Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air will be creating a DVD featuring the Best in Show winner. The video will also feature ARC, the philosophies with special video interviews, and will include the works of all winners and all finalists. (a $25,000 value)
To read more and to enter the Salon, click here.
Posted December 21st, 2012
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