Fully From Life

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Fully From Life

Thank you to The Florence Academy of Art for sponsoring this category.

The Art Renewal Center is proud to present the winners and finalists of the Fully From Life Category in the 15th International ARC Salon Competition. This category is intended to highlight works created solely from life without the use of any photographic references. This category is open to all subject matter and mediums, from drawings in charcoal to figurative work in oil done from live models as well as still life and animal art. Working directly from life poses unique challenges to the artist. The natural world cannot be copied - it must be interpreted. In the absence of an intermediary, like photography, to assist in the translation of the subject, the artist is guided only by his or her individual exploration of the subject to create a uniquely personal representation of reality.

Winners

$2,500 Cash Award

First Place

Eirik Arnesen

Empyrean

2019

Finished clay

200 × 180 cm | 78 1/2 × 70 3/4 in

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

$1,000 Cash Award

Second Place

Marina Marina

A Reclining Nude

2018

Oil on canvas

40 × 95 cm | 15 1/2 × 37 1/4 in

$500 Cash Award

Third Place

Gregory Mortenson

Guerra

2019

Oil on linen

33.02 × 33.02 cm | 13 × 13 in

Honorable Mentions

Erica Arcudi

Autoritratto

2019

Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper

66 × 48 cm | 25 3/4 × 18 3/4 in

Tyler Berry

AcademiƩ

2019

Graphite, chalk, gouache on toned paper

38.1 × 30.48 cm | 15 × 12 in

Chanel Cha

Moroccan Girl Waiting

2017

Oil on linen

121.92 × 88.9 cm | 48 × 35 in

Martin Dimitrov

Portrait of a Lemon Tree

2020

Oil on canvas

228.6 × 228.6 cm | 90 × 90 in

Richard Greathouse

Halcyon

2018

Oil on wooden panel

50 × 40 cm | 19 1/2 × 15 1/2 in

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

Richard Greathouse

La Giovane Dottoressa

2018

Oil on canvas

55 × 50 cm | 21 1/2 × 19 1/2 in

Richard Greathouse

Pagan Vanitas

2018

Oil on canvas

80 × 65 cm | 31 1/4 × 25 1/2 in

Isabella Watling

Rominha

2020

Oil on canvas

90 × 75 cm | 35 1/4 × 29 1/2 in

Finalists