12th ARC Scholarship (2011)

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The ARC Scholarship Fund distributes $31,400 in direct scholarships to aid students at ARC Approved™ art academy and atelier schools.

As those familiar with ARC and its mission know, the organization is involved in numerous projects, all in support of a return to an appreciation of great and enduring art, to the visual expression of shared humanity, and to academic, skill-based, art education. At ARC we view our scholarship program as one of the most important. In order for future generations to produce great art, we must not lose the accumulated knowledge of the last several centuries. At our ARC Approved Atelier™ schools, we know these methods are still taught by some of the greatest artists alive today and the students who are the recipients of these scholarships will receive the training necessary to create great works of art and carry the knowledge to the next generation. For 16 years now, the ARC Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships to some of the most talented emerging realist artists in the world and helped them continue their studies at ARC Approved Ateliers and Schools. From relatively modest beginnings in 2001, the number of entrants and qualifying Ateliers has expanded rapidly. In 2001 there were 14 ARC Approved Ateliers and today we proudly list over 70 schools and programs. We are proud to have been able to provide over $300,000 to date, enabling us to support an ever-growing number of students and the institutions they attend. The quality of the work continues to astound us, and many of our past winners have gone on to achieve great things in their careers already. Some who have won scholarships in the past have now opened their own ateliers with their own students competing in this very same competition and some have stayed to contribute their expertise at their alma maters, continuing the great academic tradition so important to our philosophy here at ARC. The Art Renewal Center™ is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Annual Scholarship Competition. This year three first place winners, five second place winners, and eight third place winners have been awarded.

Awards are given based on a portfolio of 10 to 15 works as well as a biography/CV, essay, and three letters of recommendation. Individual images are shown below to represent some of the best work submitted by the winning individuals.

This Year's Judges

Fred Ross ARC Chairman

Fred Ross

Frederick C. Ross, Founder and Chairman of the Art Renewal Center, Ross is the leading authority on William Bouguereau and co-author of the Catalogue Raisonné William Bouguereau: His Life and Works. Ross received his MA in art education from Columbia University. His speeches and essays are read by thousands of professionals, educators, students and fans each year; and have become required reading in countless classrooms. Ross is also a well known collector of 19th century European painting and of Contemporary Realism as well. Art Educator/lecturer; President of Bouguereau Committee; Art Expert and Collector, Writer; Artist; Published Art Historian on the 19th Century; ARC Salon and Scholarship Judge

Dr. Vern Swanson

Dr. Vern Swanson

Swanson has his Phd from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England and is the former Director of the Springville Museum of Art, Utah, where he served for 30 years. He is a lecturer/scholar/writer and expert on 19th Century European Art and Russian Art through the 20th Century. Swanson is the leading authority on Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and John William Godward and author of the Catalogue Raisonnés for both artists. In total, the number of books Swanson has published is well into the teens.

On behalf of our Chairman, Frederick C. Ross and everyone here at Art Renewal Center™, well-deserved congratulations are extended to all of our scholarship recipients. We thank these young talented artists and the fine institutions in which they study for their dedication and upholding of the finest artistic traditions of history and the best hopes of future advancement in the arts. We wish them continued success on their artistic journeys.

This Year's Winners

First Place awards: $4,000 has been awarded to each of the following three promising young students, Richard Greathouse from Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy, Adrienne Elizabeth Stranger, from Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, Canada and Kate Whipple from Grand Central Academy, New York, USA.

Second Place awards: $2,400 has been awarded to four students this year, Terra Chapman of Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy, Marina Fridman of Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Los Angeles, California, USA, Carla Crawford of Grand Central Academy, New York, New York, USA and Dana Zaltzman of Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy.

Third Place awards: We have awarded 7 third place prizes of $1,400 to the following students: Hayley Brown from Angel Academy of Art, Firenze, Italy, Kristina Gehrmann from Angel Academy of Art, Firenze, Italy, Sarah Gibson from Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy, Katie Liddiard from The Center for Academic Study and Naturalist Painting, Utah, USA, Tanvi Pathare from Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy, Kresten Smedemark from Angel Academy of Art, Firenze, Italy, and Juan Pablo Ruiz Carpio from Angel Academy of Art, Firenze, Italy.

On behalf of our Chairman, Fred Ross and everyone here at Art Renewal Center™ well-deserved congratulations are extended to all of our scholarship recipients. We thank these young talented artists and the fine institutions in which they study for their dedication and upholding of the finest artistic traditions of history and the best hopes of future advancement of the arts, and we wish them continued success on their artistic journeys.

 

3 First Place Winners - $4,000 ($12,000)

Richard Greathouse

Mavis

Oil on Canvas, 2011

70 x 40 cm

Aged 24

Adrienne Elizabeth Stranger

Jackie

Graphite and white chalk on toned paper, 2011

24 x 18 inches

Aged 20

School: Academy of Realist Art, Toronto

Kate Whipple

John

Graphite, 2011

22 x 12 inches

Aged 20

School:

4 Second Place Winners - $2,400 ($9,600)

Terra Chapman

Study After Jean de
Boulogne Valentin

Oil, 2011

20 x 18 inches

Aged 21

School:

Marina Fridman

Untitled

Charcoal & White
Charcoal on Paper, 2010

10 x 4.5 inches

Aged 22

School:

Carla Crawford

Jessica

Oil, 2010

25 x 17 inches

Aged 30

School:

Dana Zaltzman

Interior with suitcases

Oil on Linen, 2011

140 x 100 cm

Aged 28

School:

7 Third Place Winners - $1,400 ($9,800)

Hayley Brown

Male Back Study

Oil on Canvas, 2011

90 x 45 cm

Aged 26

School:

Kristina Gehrmann

Il Clandestino

Charcoal, 2009

70 x 50 cm

Aged 22

School:

Sara Gibson

Kara

Graphite on Paper, 2009

25 x 16 cm

Aged 22

School:

Katie Liddiard

Winged Victory

Charcoal on Toned Paper, 2010

21 x 16 cm

Aged 26

School:

Tanvi Pathare

Teresa

Chalk and Charcoal
on Toned Paper, 2011

62 x 45 cm

Aged 23

School:

Kresten Smedemark

Archer Ecorche

Oil on Canvas, 2011

52 x 48 cm

Aged 23

School:

Juan Pablo Ruiz Carpio

Fruit and Wine

Oil on Canvas, 2010

40 x 60 cm

Aged 24

School: