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The Art Renewal Center is proud to present the award winners and finalists in our 5th International ARC Salon® Competition. This year we had well over 1,600 entries from 30 different countries.

Once again the quality of work submitted to this year's competition is living proof that the great traditions of representational painting, drawing and sculpture are alive and those who would seek guidance can find the support and tutelage necessary to master them. With so many quality entries, we found it necessary to add a semi-finalists tier to help narrow the field before the final choices were made and we will be listing the semi-finalists at the end of this Salon posting.

This year's Best in Show with an honorarium of $10,000 has been awarded to Hiroshi Furuyoshi of Japan for his painting, Julien. The First Place Awards for $2,500 each were awarded to:

Together with 3 Awards in each of the 5 Categories, plus the addition of 4 Chairman's Choice Awards and 5 ARC Staff Awards and Purchase Prize Awards, the allotted prize amount in this year's ARC Salon™ has totaled more than $70,000.

If you are interested in submitting work for the 6th ARC Salon®, keep an eye on the ARC website for upcoming announcements. From all across the world the very best of the best artists are now here for your viewing pleasure. We invite you to celebrate with us in honoring all of our Finalists and Award Winners for the incredibly high quality and timeless beauty found within this exhibit. On behalf of our Chairman, Fred Ross and everyone here at the Art Renewal Center a well-deserved congratulations is extended to all of our award winners and participants. We thank them for their dedication to the upholding of artistic traditions and values sought by ARC and wish them continued success in all their artistic endeavors.