Ardith Starostka

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Ardith Starostka

ARC Living Master TM

American 21st Century Realist artist

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www.starstudioarts.com

Awards/Honors
2014 Named Art Renewal Center Living Master
Best Figurative Award, American Society of Traditional Artists, Scottsdale, AZ
2013 Finalist, Figurative Category, International ARC Salon Competition
Art Renewal Center ARC Staff Award, Figurative Category, International ARC Salon Competition
Second Place Award, Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Best Figurative Award, International Guild of Realism Juried Show, Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ
Exceptional Merit Award, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, Atlanta, GA
Finalist-Portraits & Figures Category, The Artist's Magazine Competition
2012 Artist's Choice Award, International Guild of Realism Juried Competition, Carmel, CA
Finalist-Portraits & Figures Category, The Artist's Magazine Competition
American Society of Traditional Artists Juried Competition, Scottsdale, AZ
Featured in Epoch Times International Publication
2011 Butler Institute of American Art, 75th National Midyear Exhibition, Youngstown, OH
Finalist & Award of Exceptional Merit, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, Atlanta, GA
Juror's Award & Top 100 Award, Paint America National Competition, 2011
Top 100 Award, Paint America National Competition, 2011
2010 Merit Award-Portrait, Salon International Int'l. Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
Finalist, Figurative & Portrait Category, The Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 Competition
Finalist, Outstanding Oil Painting, Fine Art Views Competition
Finalist, Outstanding Pastel, Fine Art Views Competition
2009 Signature membership with the International Guild of Realism
Master Signature membership with The American Women Artists organization
2008 Award of Excellence, American Plains Artists 24th Art of the Plains Exhibit, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX
2007 Honorable Mention, Salon Int'l. 2007, Int'l. Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
Top 200 Award, Paint America Competition
Finalist, RayMar Art's Second Annual Fine Art Competition
2006 ARC Finalist, Figurative Category, 3rd International ARC Salon Competition
Best of Show, Art At the Center Juried Exhibition, Kansas City, KS
Honorable Mention, Salon Int'l. 2007, Int'l. Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
Top 100 Award, National Arts for the Parks Competition, Jackson Hole, WY
2005 ARC Third Place Award, Figurative Category, Art Renewal Center Second International Juried Salon
ARC Finalist, Figurative Category, Art Renewal Center Second International Juried Salon
ARC Purchase Award, Figurative Category, Art Renewal Center Second International Juried Salon
Top Fifty Award, Salon Int'l. 2005, Int'l. Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
First Place, Mixed Media Category, American Mothers, Inc. National Art Competition
First Place, Mixed Media Category, Nebraska Mothers Association
2004 Finalist-Portraits & Figures Category, Selected from over 13,000 entries, The Artist's Magazine Competition
Historical Art Award, National Arts for the Parks Competition, Jackson Hole, WY
Top Honors Award, Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition, Boston, MA
ARC Staff Award, Figurative Category, Art Renewal Center First International Juried Salon
ARC Finalist, Figurative Category, Art Renewal Center First International Juried Salon
Ruth Richeson/Unison Award, Second Top Prize, The Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 Competition
Honorable Mention, Figurative & Portrait Category, The Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 Competition
First Place, Oil Category, American Mothers, Inc. National Art Competition
First Place, Oil Category, Nebraska Mothers Association
First Place & People's Choice Award, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition
2003 Award of Merit, Trinidad National Fine Art Exhibition, A.R. Mitchell Museum, Trinidad, CO
First Place, Watercolor Category, American Mothers, Inc.
First Place Watercolor Category, Nebraska Mother's Association
Best of Show, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition
2002 Merit Award, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, Philadelphia, PA
Best Portfolio Award, Portrait Society of America, Philadelphia, PA
Outstanding Alumni Award, Central Community College
First Place & People's Choice Award, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition
2001 First Place & People's Choice Award, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition
Best Portfolio Award, Portrait Society of America, Chicago, IL
2000 Honors Award, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, Washington, D.C.
Best of Show, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition

Organizations
Art Renewal Center Living Master
International Guild of Realism-Signature Member
Portrait Society of America
American Society of Traditional Artists
Oil Painters of America

Past Affiliations
American Women Artists- Master Signature Member
MidAmerica Pastel Society- Master Signature Member
Pastel Society of America-Signature Member

Collections
The White House, Washington, D.C.
The Blair House, Washington, D.C.
The Wright Brothers Museum, Nagshead, NC
Cessna Aircraft, Inc, Wichita, KS
The Decorative Arts Collection Museum, Wichita, KS
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
St. Greggory the Great Seminary, NE
Several private collections across the US