14th Annual ARC Scholarship Awards
The ARC Scholarship Fund Distributes $30,000 in Direct Scholarships to Aid Students at ARC Approved™ Art Academy and Atelier Schools
As those familiar with ARC and its mission know, the organization is involved in numerous projects, all in support of a return to an appreciation of great and enduring art, to the visual expression of shared humanity, and to academic, skill-based, art education. At ARC we view our scholarship program as one of the most important. In order for future generations to produce great art, we must not lose the accumulated knowledge of the last several centuries. At our ARC Approved Atelier™ schools, we know these methods are still taught by some of the greatest artists alive today and the students who are the recipients of these scholarships will receive the training necessary to create great works of art and carry the knowledge to the next generation. For 14 years now, the ARC Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships to some of the most talented emerging realist artists in the world and helped them continue their studies at ARC Approved Ateliers and Schools. From relatively modest beginnings in 2001, the number of entrants and qualifying Ateliers has expanded rapidly. In 2001 there were 14 ARC Approved Ateliers and today we proudly list over 70 schools and programs. We are proud to have been able to provide over $280,000 to date, enabling us to support an ever-growing number of students and the institutions they attend. The quality of the work continues to astound us, and many of our past winners have gone on to achieve great things in their careers already. Some who have won scholarships in the past have now opened their own ateliers with their own students competing in this very same competition and some have stayed to contribute their expertise at their alma maters, continuing the great academic tradition so important to our philosophy here at ARC. The Art Renewal Center™ is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Annual Scholarship Competition.
This Year's Judges
- Founder and Chairman of the Art Renewal Center, Ross is the leading authority on William Bouguereau and co author of the recently published Catalogue Raisonné William Bouguereau: His Life and Works
. Ross received his MA in art education from Columbia University. His speeches and essays are read by over 300,000 art professionals, educators, students and fans each year; and have become required reading in countless classrooms. Ross is also a well known collector of 19th century European painting and of Contemporary Realism as well.
Dr. Vern Swanson - Swanson has his Phd from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England and is the Director of the Springville Museum of Art, Utah. He is a lecturer/scholar/writer and expert on 19th Century European Art and Russian Art through the 20th Century. Swanson is the leading authority on Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and John William Godward and author of the Catalogue Raisonnès for both artists.
This Year's Winners
First Place awards:
$3,000 has been awarded to each of the following six students:Chapman John Hamborg
, age 21, Angel Academy of ArtEleni Giannapoulou
, age 20, Angel Academy of ArtIone Hunter Gordon
, age 21, Florence Academy of ArtJason Brady
, age 24, Ani Art Academy WaichulisSavannah Cuff
, age 21 Angel Academy of ArtToby Neve
, age 20, Florence Academy of Art
Second Place awards: $2,000 has been awarded to each of the following three students this year:
Aidan Barker-Hill, age 19, Laguna College of Art and Design
Brock Larson, age 22, Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art
Grant Perry, age 20, Grand Central Academy of Art.
Third Place awards: $1,000 has been awarded to each of the following three students this year:
Jessica Artman, age 29, Grand Central Academy of Art
Kathiucia Dias, age 30, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Landon Harris Clay, age 25, Angel Academy of Art
Fourth Place awards: $500 has been awarded to each of the following six students this year:
Bronwyn Schuster, age 22, Atelier Stockholm
Charlie Mostow, age 25, Grand Central Academy of Art
David Hansen, age 26, Ravenswood Atelier
Dominic Hurr, age 24, Russian Academy of Art
Katie Engberg, age 19, Grand Central Academy of Art
Mackenzie Swenson, age 21, The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art
On behalf of our Chairman, Frederick C. Ross and everyone here at Art Renewal Center™ well-deserved congratulations are extended to all of our scholarship recipients. We thank these young talented artists and the fine institutions in which they study for their dedication and upholding of the finest artistic traditions of history and the best hopes of future advancement in the arts. We wish them continued success on their artistic journeys.
To read thank you letters from our scholarship recipients, please click here.