Da Vinci Initiative Category

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Da Vinci Initiative Category

Thank you to the Ingbretson Studio of Drawing and Painting for sponsoring this category.

The Art Renewal Center is proud to present the winners and finalists of the Da Vinci Initiative Category in the 14th International ARC Salon Competition. Because of the Da Vinci Initiative's and ARC's commitments to introduce skill-based training techniques to the next generation, this category is dedicated specifically for students of 12 to 19 years of age. Scholarships in the amounts of $2,500, $1,000 and $500 (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will be awarded for the winning students artworks 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 Catalog. The works may also have the opportunity to travel in the 14th ARC Salon Exhibition. These works by our talented youth did not compete with the other categories of the ARC Salon, but in this separate division specifically for young artists. Please note that unlike the other categories of the ARC Salon, in this student category we do allow master copies to be submitted as long as they are clearly marked as such.

Winners

$2,500 Cash Award

First Place

Celia Liberace

Forager

2019

Charcoal

127 x 101.6 cm | 50 x 40 in


Taught by: Not applicable

Studied at: Cooper Union

Created by the student at 18 years old

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

$1,000 Cash Award

Second Place

Shuang Huashi

茶壶与老人 (Teapot with Old Man)

2018

素描

74 x 52 cm | 29 x 20 1/4 in


Taught by: 双画室学术教研组

Studied at: 上海双画室

Created by the student at 17 years old

$500 Cash Award

Third Place

Khaled Matar

I Ripped the Key from Around My Neck

2019

Chalk and charcoal on toned paper

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


Taught by: Vasile Marian

Studied at: Colegiul National de arte ”Octav Bancila” Iasi

Created by the student at 17 years old

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

Honorable Mentions

Jolene Adair

Self-Portrait at 16

2019

Oil on canvas

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


Taught by: Nathaniel Katz

Studied at: International school of düsseldorf

Created by the student at 16 years old

Noelle Gunsay

Not Ophelia

2019

Charcoal

25.4 x 25.4 cm | 10 x 10 in


Taught by: Casey Childs

Studied at: Dorius Academy

Created by the student at 17 years old

Shuang Huashi

带帽老人 (Old Man with Cap)

2018

Sketch

90 x 60 cm | 35 1/4 x 23 1/2 in


Taught by: 双画室学术教研组

Studied at: 上海双画室

Created by the student at 17 years old

Shuang Huashi

拄拐老人 (Abandoned Old Man)

2018

Sketch

74 x 52 cm | 29 x 20 1/4 in


Taught by: 双画室学术教研组

Studied at: 上海双画室

Created by the student at 17 years old

Shuang Huashi

红衣少女 (Red Girl)

2018

Watercolor

100 x 80 cm | 39 1/4 x 31 1/4 in


Taught by: 双画室学术教研组

Studied at: 上海双画室

Created by the student at 18 years old

Shuang Huashi

金壶 (Gold Pot)

2018

Sketch

37 x 52 cm | 14 1/2 x 20 1/4 in


Taught by: 双画室学术教研组

Studied at: 上海双画室

Created by the student at 17 years old

Khaled Matar

Portrait of Ana

2019

graphite on white paper

29.7 x 21 cm | 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 in


Taught by: Vasile Marian

Studied at: Colegiul National de arte ”Octav Bancila” Iasi

Created by the student at 17 years old

Fina Mooney

My Monochrome Self-Portrait at Age 13, Finished When I Was 14

2019

Oil on linen

40.64 x 30.48 cm | 16 x 12 in


Taught by: Jim Robinson

Studied at: The Art Academy

Created by the student at 14 years old

Finalists