Da Vinci Initiative Award

13th Annual ARC Salon (2017-2018)

Da Vinci Initiative Award

For the second time within the ARC Salon we have hosted an independent side-competition for realist high-school artwork (students of 13 to 19 years of age). Through the work of The Da Vinci Initiative, Atelier-style schools that have young artist programs, and high school teachers with a passion for skill-based art education, the ARC Salon seeks to acknowledge and encourage the growing skills of these young artists by expanding the ARC Salon to recognize their work. These works by our talented youth did not compete in the main categories of the ARC Salon, but in a separate division specifically for young students. In this year's ARC Salon, we would like to recognize 41 works along with their teachers and schools for their outstanding accomplishment in the visual arts. A $2,500 scholarship has been awarded for the winning high school student's artwork that can be used at any ARC Approved® school or program. In addition, the winner will receive international recognition for their artwork, their instructor, and their school through the ARC website as well as publication in the ARC Salon catalogue. The work may also have the opportunity to travel in the live version of the exhibition, which will travel from the Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY to Sotheby's Los Angeles, CA to the MEAM museum in Barcelona, Spain.

Unlike the main categories of the ARC Salon, for these student works we have allowed master copies to be entered as this is an integral part of the educational process.

Winners

$2,500

First Place

Iris Liu

Her Familiars

2017

Oil on masonite

106.68 x 71.12 cm | 42 x 28 in


Taught by: Kevin Murphy

Studied at: Art Academy of Hillsborough

Created by the student at 17 years old

This work is on loan from a private collection.

Honorable Mentions

Christian Luke Alarcon

Gluttony

2015

Oil on canvas

152.4 x 121.92 cm | 60 x 48 in


Taught by: Edwin Bartolome

Studied at: Ramon Magsaysay (cubao) Highschool

Created by the student at 13 years old

Maria Francisca Andraianne Juarez

Bagobo Tribes

2017

Oil on canvas

55.88 x 40.64 cm | 22 x 16 in


Taught by: Orley Ypon

Studied at: Aroma Art Academy

Created by the student at 17 years old

Anna-Lena Cäcilia Ledl

Niamh's Insight

2017

Water based clay

90 x 35 cm | 35 1/4 x 13 3/4 in


Taught by: Robert Bodem, Eudald de Juana, Melissa Kennedy, Mitch Shea, Sanne van Tongeren, Olaa ala Eldin

Studied at: The Florence Academy of Art

Created by the student at 19 years old

Anna-Lena Cäcilia Ledl

Sunday

2017

Water based clay

27 x 20 cm | 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 in


Taught by: Robert Bodem, Eudald de Juana, Melissa Kennedy, Mitch Shea, Sanne van Tongeren, Olaa ala Eldin

Studied at: The Florence Academy of Art

Created by the student at 19 years old

Fina Mooney

Bread Still Life Study

2017

Oil on canvas

13.34 x 27.31 cm | 5 1/4 x 10 3/4 in


Taught by: Art Classes: James Robinson

Studied at: Art Classes: The Art Academy

Created by the student at 13 years old

Kerri Ravas

Matriarch

2017

Charcoal

35.56 x 27.94 cm | 14 x 11 in


Taught by: Roberto Romani

Studied at: Spackenkill High School

Created by the student at 16 years old

Finalists