Art Renewal Center

Leading the Revival of Realism

We are pleased to announce the Finalists for the 13th International ARC Salon Competition. This year we have received over 3,750 entries from 69 countries and have included approximately 28% as finalists. Congratulations to all of our Finalists! If you did not qualify, please do not be too discouraged. We had over a 20% increase in entries again this year and only can include so many works. Most were good to great so congratulations to all.

Winners will be posted in mid February. Regular updates will be sent as to the progress of the competition as we move through the adjudication process.

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Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational foundation, hosts the largest online museum dedicated to realist art and includes works by the old masters, 19th century, and contemporary realists as well as articles, letters and other online resources. The ARC is the foremost and only vetting service for realist art schools ensuring that the teaching curricula and quality of teacher and student work meet our strict standards to become ARC Approved™. The ARC also runs the ARC Salon Competition, which is the largest and most prestigious competition in the western world for realist artists painting, sculpting, and drawing today with nine categories and thousands of works competing, culminating in a traveling live exhibition of many of the winning works. The ARC works with other ARC Allied Organizations™, artist groups, museums, and publications to become a central news hub for the Contemporary Realist Movement of Post Contemporary Art. Read the ARC Philosophy written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, to learn why ARC is so passionately dedicated to realist based art.


13th International ARC Salon Competition Update Published on 19 January, 2018

The finalists for the 13th International ARC Salon Competition will be posted on the ARC website at 6 pm Eastern Standard Time.
   
We thank you for your patience and your interest in the ARC Salon!

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The ARC Museum is the largest online museum dedicated completely to realist art work. It contains tens of thousands of images by thousands of artists and includes works by 19th century and old master artists through our general search pages, as well as 21st century realist works by our ARC Affiliated Artists™.

Our news section consists of two parts, the first being our News Blog where we post daily to keep our viewers informed on relevant topics about realist art and the second is our Events Calendar which is an interactive calendar listing of all the exciting realist art events taking place around the world including: exhibitions, lectures, open houses, competitions, artist demonstrations, video and podcast releases, publication releases, enrollment dates and more. The calendar can also be viewed in three ways, as a calendar, a general listing, or as a world map.

Education

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As a non-profit educational foundation, education is one of our primary goals. Here is where you can find our ARC Approved™ School listing, ARChives where we have our articles, letters and more, The Da Vinci Initiative which focuses on skill-based learning in K-12 classrooms, artist interviews, artist demonstrations, podcasts, self help books and more.

About Us

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Find out more about the ARC and its staff. Learn about our mission and ARC philosophy. Find information on ARC Allied Organizations and how to contact us.

Competitions

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View the results of past and current ARC competitions or submit your entries here. The ARC holds two types of competitions. The ARC Scholarship Competition, held every May, gives thousands of dollars in direct financial aid to students attending ARC Approved Schools. The International ARC Salon, the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world, offers over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence.

Help support the ARC by purchasing fine art prints, books, DVDs, or more. Here you will also find information on image usage and advertising rates.

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January 23, 2018

January 20, 2018

Added First Arabesque II by Mary Pettis
Added Light Beyond the Bridge II by Mary Pettis

January 19, 2018

Added Cove Patterns and Turtles, Too! by Mary Pettis
Added Departing Duluth by Mary Pettis
Added image of The Fey whispers of Japonica by Vicki Sullivan
Added image of Blue Plums with Chinese Vase by Vicki Sullivan

January 18, 2018

Added image of Les Deux Soeurs by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Les Deux Soeurs by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Les Deux Soeurs by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Les Deux Soeurs by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Les Deux Soeurs by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Reverie Sur le Seuil by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Reverie Sur le Seuil by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Moissonneuse by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Moissonneuse by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Moissonneuse by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Moissonneuse by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Moissonneuse by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Moissonneuse by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Moissonneuse by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Nymphes et Satyre by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Nymphes et Satyre by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Nymphes et Satyre by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Nymphes et Satyre by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Nymphes et Satyre by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Nymphes et Satyre by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Pieta by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Pieta by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Pieta by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Pieta by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Pieta by William Adolphe Bouguereau
Added image of Pieta by William Adolphe Bouguereau

January 17, 2018

Added image of Rippling Light - Ponte Vecchio by Mary Pettis

January 16, 2018

Added A Private View at the Royal Academy by William Powell Frith
Added Twilight by Kirk (Stephen Kirk) Richards

January 15, 2018

Added image of Griselda by Maxfield Parrish

January 14, 2018

Added The Blue Door by Kirk (Stephen Kirk) Richards