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July 17, 2014

For the first time in my life I have applied for the Art Renewal Salon 2014 and really did not expect anything to come out of it. To my great surprise, not only did I make it as a finalist, but both my sculptures got honorable mentions. It really means a lot to me to find myself among those whom I admired so much when I was younger.
Mercurial by Francis Nguyen
Sculpture Category - Honorable Mention
2013-2014 ARC International Salon
About 10 years ago, before I first discovered that the Art Renewal Center existed, I did not even know people made realist art; I was only aware of the Old Masters like Michelangelo and Da Vinci. My school at the time was completely modernized and the history of traditional values was erased from the curriculum. Finding out that other living artists made this kind of high level work inspired me to such an extent that through your website, I found the ARA in 2005, studied with Fernando and Juan and began my academic studies.

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