Imaginative Realism

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Imaginative Realism

Thank you to the Laguna College of Art and Design for sponsoring this category.

The Art Renewal Center is proud to present the winners and finalists of the Imaginative Realism Category in the 14th International ARC Salon Competition 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

Megan Read

Resistance / Resilience

2017

Oil on Canvas

121.92 x 152.4 cm | 48 x 60 in

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

This work is on loan from a private collection.

$1,000 Cash Award

Second Place

Siyuan Zhang

南渡残生梦独多--李清照 (The Journey South Fraught with Dreams - Li Qingzhao)

2016

Oil on canvas

54 x 74 cm | 21 1/4 x 29 in

This work is on loan from a private collection.

$500 Cash Award

Third Place

Ben Hammond

Son of Odin

2019

Clay for bronze

76.2 x 45.72 cm | 30 x 18 in

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

Honorable Mentions

John Afflick

Humilitas

2019

oil and mixed media

97 x 67.5 cm | 38 x 26 1/2 in

Julie Bell

Pegasus Befriends the Muses

2018

Oil on Wood

121.92 x 152.4 cm | 48 x 60 in

Gerald Brom

Hare of the Moon

2018

Oil on canvas

76.2 x 101.6 cm | 30 x 40 in

Randalf Dilla

Tempest

2018

oil on canvas

60.96 x 91.44 cm | 24 x 36 in

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

Jonathan Hodge

Katrina

2018

Oil on Panel

121.92 x 182.88 cm | 48 x 72 in

Joel Carson Jones

Rebirth

2019

Oil on Panel

40.64 x 35.56 cm | 16 x 14 in

This work is on loan from a private collection.

Huaqi Li

Drunken Concubine

2018

Oil

80 x 60 cm | 31 1/4 x 23 1/2 in

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

Mark R. Pugh

Mother's Song

2018

Oil on Board

68.58 x 121.92 cm | 27 x 48 in

Karl Wennergren

The Search

2018

Oil on canvas

88 x 145 cm | 34 1/2 x 57 in

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

Hongnian Zhang

The Travels of Marco Polo

2016

Oil on Linen

270 x 440 cm | 106 1/4 x 173 in

Finalists