Imaginative Realism

13th Annual ARC Salon (2017-2018)

Imaginative Realism

ARC is proud to present the finalists and winners of the Imaginative Realist Category in the 13th International ARC Salon. This represents 141 entries out of the 471 works entered into this category. This category focuses on historical scenes, religious imagery, surrealism, fantasy art and science fiction. Today there is a growing group of artists utilizing techniques of the past, but with modern day creative concepts. This imaginative style of art is a legitimate form of human expression, broadening the types of subjects Mankind can explore and enabling viewers to understand emotions and themes in the real world by abstracting the subjects through unconventional but recognizable imagery.

Winners

$2,500 Cash Award

First Place

Gerald Brom

The Night Mare

2017

Oil on canvas

121.92 x 152.4 cm | 48 x 60 in

This work is on loan from a private collection.

$1,000 Cash Award

Second Place

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.

$500 Cash Award

Third Place

Arantza Sestayo

Ophelia

2017

Oil

76 x 60 cm | 29 3/4 x 23 1/2 in

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

Honorable Mentions

Julie Bell

Unfolding Rainbow

2017

Oil on artist's board

76.2 x 76.2 cm | 30 x 30 in

Daniel Bilmes

Caught in the Current

2017

Oil on panel

91.44 x 182.88 cm | 36 x 72 in

DeAngel

Joven Entre Trazos 1

2017

Oil and ink on canvas

116 x 89 cm | 45 1/2 x 35 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

This work is on loan from a private collection.

Vanessa Lemen

Promise

2017

Oil on panel

60.96 x 45.72 cm | 24 x 18 in

Francesco Lombardo

The Annunciation of Mary

2017

Oil on canvas

142.24 x 165.1 cm | 56 x 65 in

Vince Natale

Stormbringer

2016

Oil on panel

38.1 x 68.58 cm | 15 x 27 in

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

Mark Pugh

Celestial Navigation

2017

Oil on board

91.44 x 121.92 cm | 36 x 48 in

Song Zhou

Counter-time

2016

Oil on linen

190 x 130 cm | 74 3/4 x 51 in

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

Finalists