Other Awards

13th Annual ARC Salon (2017-2018)

Publication Awards

Publication awards are given to individual ARC Finalists who have been selected by cooperating magazines or publications to have an article on them and/or their work featured in an upcoming issue or book. This year we have four magazines participating: Fine Art Connoisseur serves art collectors and enthusiasts with innovative articles about representational paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. The magazine has developed a particularly strong reputation for its editorial coverage of realism, a field of artistic excellence generally overlooked by other periodicals. PleinAir Magazine focuses on painting from nature out-of-doors, en plein air, and painting from life, together representing the foundation of all painting throughout the history of art. Today tens of thousands of artists and collectors have joined a new plein air movement, that can be followed though this publication. Collection Magazine, founded in 1993, has published 252 monthly issues and has the highest reputation in art collection and art marketing in China. Collection Magazine was awarded China's most influential journal in 60 years and was three times nominated for the "National Journal Award". PoetsArtists magazine is a platform uniting artists, authors, art collectors, galleries and other art affiliated members. Their mission is to ignite creativity and connect an already strong community with further artistic and literary opportunities. They publish issues 8 to 12 times a year focusing on Contemporary Figurative Realism, portraiture, and poetry. This year we have also offered an award given by Juliette Aristides and Monacelli Press who have chosen four works to be included in a forthcoming drawing book written by Juliette Aristides to be published in the fall of 2018. This educational drawing book, designed to showcase beautiful artwork and encourage students to keep and carry a sketchbook, makes fine drawing skills accessible to beginners and intermediate level students. The most intellectual of art forms, these drawings are intended to inspire students to pursue fine drawing as a form of self-expression while acquiring real skills

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award

The Fine Art Connoisseur Award was chosen by the magazine's Editor Peter Trippi and publisher Eric B. Rhoads.

Alex Bauwens

Asleep

2017

Oil on canvas

101.6 x 76.2 cm | 40 x 30 in

PleinAir Magazine Award

The PleinAir Magazine Award was chosen by the magazine's editor M. Stephen Doherty and publisher B. Eric Rhoads.

Joseph McGurl

Study in Soft Light

2015

Oil

30.48 x 22.86 cm | 12 x 9 in

Collections Magazine Award

The Collection Magazine Award was chosen by the magazine's editor-in-chief, Yinglun Ji.

Robert Liberace

Joseph with Helmet

watercolor on paper

35.56 x 25.4 cm | 14 x 10 in

Olivera Pudar

Voyage in G Minor

2016

Oil on canvas

90.17 x 67.31 cm | 35 1/2 x 26 1/2 in

Nicholas Benedict Robinson

Drishcoora - Maeve & Keith Robinson

2017

Oil on birchwood

90 x 120 cm | 35 1/4 x 47 in

Duffy Sheridan

Adornment

2017

Oil on linen

50.8 x 40.64 cm | 20 x 16 in

Vicki Sullivan

Laktisma

2017

Graphite on paper

40 x 30 cm | 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 in

PoetsArtists Award

Selected by Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt of The Bennett Collection.

This painting was selected to appear on the cover of PoetsArtist magazine.

$12,000

Nick Alm

Elevator

2017

Oil on canvas

65 x 95 cm | 25 1/2 x 37 1/4 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

Mary Chiaramonte

Little Tornado

2017

Oil on panel

40.64 x 30.48 cm | 16 x 12 in

Randalf Dilla

Tribute to Luna: The Parisian Life

2017

Oil on canvas

152.4 x 213.36 cm | 60 x 84 in

Rose Frantzen

Spring Corn

2016

Oil

182.88 x 121.92 cm | 72 x 48 in

Saul Martinez Rodriguez

Doña Maria is a Punk Rocker

2015

Charcoal and pastel on paper

20.32 x 25.4 cm | 8 x 10 in

Aristides Publication Prize for Drawing

Selected by Juliette Aristides and Monacelli Press.

Deborah Lloyd

Into the Unknown

2015

Charcoal and pastel on paper

21.59 x 21.59 cm | 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in

$8,000

Yoann Lossel

The Rise

2017

Graphite, gold (24k) and silver leaf on paper

70 x 50 cm | 27 1/2 x 19 1/2 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

Julio Reyes

Nothing Gold Can Stay

2016

Graphite on paper

35.56 x 39.37 cm | 14 x 15 1/2 in

Yunfeng Zhu

Muddy

2017

Pen and ink on paper

41 x 58 cm | 16 x 22 3/4 in

ARC & FWSD 2018 Award

ARC will be a partner of Fashion Week San Diego 2018 (FWSD18) and will be selecting 4 to 6 artists from the 13th International ARC Salon to take part in an exclusive opportunity with Fashion Week San Diego Designers. FWSD designers will be matched with the winning artists work and the designers will create an original couture outfit and look inspired by the work of art from the ARC Salon.

The ARC Salon winning works along with the specially designed garments will be on display with live models at the Oct. 12th FWSD18 opening night and remain on exhibition paired with the couture creations. For the opening night event, FWSD and ARC will hold a panel discussion to discuss the works and partnership. In addition, that evening guests/ attendees will be able to “vote” for their favorite piece and pairing. Winners will be announced the following day and additional awards will be give to the “team” / “individual” at that time. This will be an opportunity to promote Contemporary Realism to an audience who might not have seen it otherwise and to expose the Realist Art Movement to top fashion designers attending the FWSD event.

ARC & FWSD 2018 Award

Selected by Allison Andrews, Kara Lysandra Ross, and members of the FWSD Team

Patricia Alonzo Diaz

Mind Over Music

2017

Charcoal and color pastel on paper

25.4 x 20.32 cm | 10 x 8 in

This work is on loan from a private collection.

Julie Bell

Bridge

2016

Oil on artist's board

73.66 x 73.66 cm | 29 x 29 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

John Darley

Entomology

2017

Oil on wood panel

60.96 x 50.8 cm | 24 x 20 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

Janne Kearney

Me Too

2017

Oil on linen

30.48 x 30.48 cm | 12 x 12 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

Vanessa Lemen

Harmony in the Ebb and Flow

2017

Oil on panel

50.8 x 40.64 cm | 20 x 16 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

Jun Liu

Old Lady of Ge Ethnic Minority

2015

Oil on linen

80 x 65 cm | 31 1/4 x 25 1/2 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

Alessandro Tomassetti

The Queen is Dead

2017

Oil on aluminum panel

60.96 x 45.72 cm | 24 x 18 in

This work is on loan from a private collection.

Springville Museum of Art Exhibition Award

The Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, has added a new ongoing award to the ARC Salon Competition, devoting a "Featured ARC Artist" gallery wall to their museum in their Founders Gallery. The museum will be selecting one ARC Salon Finalist from the state of Utah each competition to be featured at the museum over the course of the following year. The Springville Museum of Art is Utah’s first museum for the visual fine arts, dedicated as a “Sanctuary of Beauty and a Temple of Contemplation”. The Museum houses over 2,500 works. Utah art, twentieth-century Soviet Realist art and American art, comprise the Museum's permanent collection. With over 15 exhibitions annually, the Museum is a key promoter and contributor to the arts in Utah. Artwork is displayed throughout 29 galleries in this 45,000 square foot facility and a beautiful outdoor sculpture garden. The Museum seeks to fulfill its mission by refining minds and building character through the fine arts. As official State Wide Art Partnership (SWAP) headquarters, the Museum is home for visual art educational outreach programs to the schools of Utah. A variety of exhibitions, concerts, programs and special events are offered throughout the year.

Springville Museum of Art Exhibition Award

Selected by the Museum’s Director Rita Wright and Senior Staff of the Springville Museum of Art

Casey Childs

Take These Broken Wings

2017

Oil on linen

121.92 x 60.96 cm | 48 x 24 in

Gallery Awards

Gallery awards are given by participating galleries. Each gallery selected a group of approximately 15 finalists who supplied the gallery with additional images to help them make their decisions. From those finalists, the galleries have each chosen artists for a group exhibition and sale. Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY and Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, will both be having an exhibition and sale for their selected winning artists in 2018 or early 2019. Each artist who participates will be completing a series of new works specifically for these shows. Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. began as a new venture stemming from Rehs Galleries, Inc., which specializes in 19th and early 20th century European works of art. Following in suit with the art world they know best, Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., represents contemporary artists that create original works in a traditional style; works that demonstrate an artist's superior technical skills and classical training. Arcadia Contemporary has held the highest standards for 21st century realist art. Ar・ca・di・a: — Noun — A Mythological Greek region frequently chosen as the background setting in works of fine art. A real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.

Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. Award

Chosen by Rehs Contemporary Galleries in coordination with the ARC.

Linda Adair

Theatre of Duelists

2017

Oil on linen

68.58 x 101.6 cm | 27 x 40 in

David Michael Bowers

Fountain of Youth

Oil on panel

60.96 x 60.96 cm | 24 x 24 in

Randalf Dilla

Tribute to Luna: The Parisian Life

2017

Oil on canvas

152.4 x 213.36 cm | 60 x 84 in

Hiroshi Furuyoshi

Adelaide

2016

Oil on canvas laid down on board

35.5 x 27.9 cm | 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in

Amanda Greive

The Girl with the Flower Crown

2016

Oil on wood panel

91.44 x 40.64 cm | 36 x 16 in

Ira Reines

Gates of Creation

2017

Bronze

853.44 x 579.12 cm | 336 x 228 in

Michael Van Zeyl

Lo Tienes

2016

Oil on panel

121.92 x 91.44 cm | 48 x 36 in

Arcadia Contemporary Award

Chosen by Arcadia Contemporary in coordination with the ARC.

Alexandra Averbach

Red Dahlias

2017

Oil

91.44 x 76.2 cm | 36 x 30 in

Daniel Bilmes

Caught in the Current

2017

Oil on panel

91.44 x 182.88 cm | 36 x 72 in

Coderch and Malavia Sculptors

The Tissue of Time

2017

Bronze

115 x 28 x 50 cm | 45 1/4 x 11 x 19 1/2 in

Joseph Daily

Dr. Urvashi Vaid

2017

Oil on linen

78.74 x 101.6 cm | 31 x 40 in

Natalie Featherston

Shark Girl

2017

Oil

40.64 x 50.8 cm | 16 x 20 in

Carina Francioso

Sotto Lo Stesso Sole (Under the Same Sun)

2017

Oil paint on wood panel

127 x 114.3 cm | 50 x 45 in

Joke Frima

Morello Tree

2016

Oil on linen

50 x 70 cm | 19 1/2 x 27 1/2 in

Hiroki Fukuda

Portrait of Aimi

2016

Oil on canvas

41 x 29 cm | 16 x 11 1/4 in

Craig Hone

The Matador

2015

Bronze

58.42 x 43.18 cm | 23 x 17 in

Bruce Lawes

A Regal Repose

2015

Oil

127 x 101.6 cm | 50 x 40 in

$8,000

Yoann Lossel

The Rise

2017

Graphite, gold (24k) and silver leaf on paper

70 x 50 cm | 27 1/2 x 19 1/2 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

Rebecca Luncan

Admiral Vox

2016

Oil on aluminum

20.32 x 20.32 cm | 8 x 8 in

Bryan Mark Taylor

Guangdong Market

2016

Oil on panel

27.94 x 35.56 cm | 11 x 14 in

Benjamin Victor

Robert the Bruce

Bronze

73.66 x 73.66 x 25.4 cm | 29 x 29 x 10 in

Gary Weisman

ReCover

2017

Clay for bronze

81.28 x 210.82 x 58.42 cm | 32 x 83 x 23 in

The TIAC Art Prize

The International Arts and Culture Group (TIAC), is an ARC Allied Organization based in Florence, Italy, with branches in China & Australia. This non-profit organization believes that craftsmanship can be taught, and that refined craftsmanship is often critical in the powerful expression of ideas and emotions unique to the individual and the context in which they live. They want to encourage artists who have sound knowledge of traditional oil painting and sculpting to create artwork that is both meaningful for them personally as well as for their contemporary audience. This prize will consist of two $1,000 awards, one for painting and one for sculpture, and will be awarded to artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional oil painting and sculpture, study the works of old masters, apply traditional techniques and involve modern life.

The TIAC Art Prize

Selected by Lynn Guo, Qin Chuan, Scott Breton, Zhang Meng, and Liu Shiyu

Nick Alm

Ruset

2017

Oil on canvas

95 x 115 cm | 37 1/4 x 45 1/4 in

Coderch and Malavia Sculptors

The Tissue of Time

2017

Bronze

115 x 28 x 50 cm | 45 1/4 x 11 x 19 1/2 in

Purchase Awards

ARC Purchase Awards are given at the sole discretion of ARC's Chairman, Frederick C. Ross and Chief Operating Officer, Kara Lysandra Ross. ARC purchase awards go into the Art Renewal Center's growing collection. Retail prices are shown. This year the ARC has purchased works valued at over $118,000. We are also introducing other institutional purchases of works including museum purchases. This year the MEAM, (Museum of European Art Modern), in Barcelona Spain has selected one ARC Salon Finalist work to become a part of their permanent collection.

MEAM Purchase Award

Chosen by Jose Manuel Infiesta, Director of the MEAM.

Casey Childs

Sliver

2017

Oil on aluminum

76.2 x 50.8 cm | 30 x 20 in

ARC Purchase Awards

Chosen by Frederick C. Ross, and Kara Lysandra Ross, ARC Co-Chairs

$27,500

Emanuele Dascanio

The Night Doesn't Exist

2017

Charcoal and graphite on paper

60 x 40 cm | 23 1/2 x 15 1/2 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$13,000

Seth Haverkamp

Sitting on the Moon

2017

Oil on board

91.44 x 60.96 cm | 36 x 24 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$12,000

Nick Alm

Elevator

2017

Oil on canvas

65 x 95 cm | 25 1/2 x 37 1/4 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$12,000

Aurelio Rodriguez Lopez

Painting Old Chinese Pottery

2017

Pastel on pastelmat

45 x 90 cm | 17 1/2 x 35 1/4 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$12,000

Lauren Tilden

Jairus' Daughter

2017

Oil on panel

91.44 x 121.92 cm | 36 x 48 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$9,000

Joke Frima

Watermelon Invasion

2017

Oil on linen

52 x 72 cm | 20 1/4 x 28 1/4 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$9,000

Amaya Gurpide

Sapphire

2016

Graphite, black conte, gouache, white chalk

71.12 x 58.42 cm | 28 x 23 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$8,000

Yoann Lossel

The Rise

2017

Graphite, gold (24k) and silver leaf on paper

70 x 50 cm | 27 1/2 x 19 1/2 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$6,500

Philippe Attie

Sound of Innocence

2016

Oil on panel

91.44 x 137.16 cm | 36 x 54 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$5,000

Benjamin Victor

The Angel

2017

Bronze

68.58 x 43.18 x 45.72 cm | 27 x 17 x 18 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$4,500

Candice Bohannon

Dawning

2017

Oil on panel

38.1 x 48.26 cm | 15 x 19 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

Other Awards

Below are our other ARC awards, including Most Ambitious Work, Best Nude, Best Social Commentary, Best Trompe L'oeil, as well as the runner up for these awards. In addition, we have our Dual Category Award winners which ranked in the top 20 works in more then one category, but did not place in first, second, or third. Finally we have our Chairman's Choice Awards, chosen by our ARC Chairman, Frederic C. Ross, and our ARC Staff Awards, each one chosen by one member of the ARC Staff.

Most Ambitious

$250

Winner

Ira Reines

Gates of Creation

2017

Bronze

853.44 x 579.12 cm | 336 x 228 in

Runner Up

Jordi Diaz Alama

The Jubilee Cross (La Cruz del Jubileo)

2016

Oil on canvas

288 x 664 cm | 113 1/4 x 261 1/4 in

Best Nude

$250

Winner

Stephanie Rew

A Soft Light Falls

2017

Oil on linen

100 x 100 cm | 39 1/4 x 39 1/4 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

Runner Up

Mikel Olazabal

The Choosing of an Idea

2017

Oil on linen

146 x 81 cm | 57 1/4 x 31 3/4 in

Best Social Commentary

$250

Winner

Tanja Gant

1992

2016

Colored pencil

60.96 x 38.1 cm | 24 x 15 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

Runner Up

David Sandell

God and Soldier

2016

Colored pencil

55.88 x 40.64 cm | 22 x 16 in

Best Trompe L'oeil

$250

Winner

Aurelio Rodriguez Lopez

Painting Old Chinese Pottery

2017

Pastel on pastelmat

45 x 90 cm | 17 1/2 x 35 1/4 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

Runner Up

D. Brian Ward

Temptation

2016

Pencil

30.48 x 30.48 cm | 12 x 12 in

Dual Category Awards

Randalf Dilla

Tribute to Luna: The Parisian Life

2017

Oil on canvas

152.4 x 213.36 cm | 60 x 84 in

  • Figurative
  • Imaginative Realism

Katherine Stone

Insomnia

2017

Oil

121.92 x 71.12 cm | 48 x 28 in

  • Imaginative Realism
  • Still Life

Josh Tiessen

Streams in the Wasteland: Occidental Babylon

2017

Oil on braced Baltic birch

101.6 x 152.4 cm | 40 x 60 in

  • Animals
  • Landscape

Xiaoxue Wang

Love of Butterfly

2017

Oil on canvas

121.92 x 81.28 cm | 48 x 32 in

  • Figurative
  • Portraiture

Chairman's Choice Awards

$350

Rubén Belloso Adorna

The Knight of Sad Countenance

2017

Pastel on paper

120 x 100 cm | 47 x 39 1/4 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

$350

Teresa Elliott

Agua Fria

2014

Oil on metal

60.96 x 76.2 cm | 24 x 30 in

$350

Takayuki Harada

Illumination

2017

Oil on canvas

76.2 x 60.96 cm | 30 x 24 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

$350

Shana Levenson

Just the Beginning

2016

Oil

71.12 x 66.04 cm | 28 x 26 in

$350

Jeremy Manyik

Acacia

2016

Oil on board

40.64 x 40.64 cm | 16 x 16 in

$350

Carol Lee Thompson

From My Roof

2016

Oil

15.24 x 30.48 cm | 6 x 12 in

ARC Staff Awards

$100

Anna Rose Bain

Silent Snowfall

2017

Oil on linen

91.44 x 76.2 cm | 36 x 30 in

$100

Robert Bodem

Feline

2015

Bronze

50.8 x 76.2 x 25.4 cm | 20 x 30 x 10 in

$100

Jason Brady

Bloom

2017

Charcoal, pastel, and silver leaf on paper

64.77 x 44.45 cm | 25 1/2 x 17 1/2 in

$100

Ellen Buselli

The Old Melting Pots

2017

Oil on linen

50.8 x 60.96 cm | 20 x 24 in

This work is on loan from a private collection.

$100

Bryan Larsen

The Triumph of Daedalus Over Fate and Futility

2017

Oil on aluminum composite

152.4 x 304.8 cm | 60 x 120 in

$100

Gelena Pavlenko

Songs of Spring

2017

Oil on canvas

50.8 x 71.12 cm | 20 x 28 in

$100

Dave Santillanes

Early Snow

2017

Oil

76.2 x 76.2 cm | 30 x 30 in

$100

Lesley Thiel

Bird in the Hand

2017

Oil on panel

99.06 x 55.88 cm | 39 x 22 in

$100

Alessandro Tomassetti

How Soon Is Now

2017

Oil on aluminum panel

69.85 x 50.17 cm | 27 1/2 x 19 3/4 in