Additional Purchase award from the 2011/2012 ARC Salon

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Additional Purchase award from the 2011/2012 ARC Salon

February 5, 2013

We would like to announce that the Art Renewal Center has purchased Julie Bell's painting, The Order of Wolves, which is an additional $15,000 purchase award. This painting won first place in the 2011/2012 International ARC Salon for the Animal Category, and is a wonderful addition to Art Renewal Center's Collection. The Order of Wolves is the first of hopefully many animal paintings to have won a purchase award in the ARC Salon.
Julie's work in the fantasy and science fiction field has appeared on hundreds of book covers, comic books, trading cards, and various collectibles. Every year, she and her husband, Boris Vallejo, produce paintings for the highly anticipated Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell Fantasy Calendar published by Workman, which is now in its 33rd year. After having her heart captured by a pack of wolves at Lakota Wolf Preserve a few years ago, Julie has turned her attention to painting wildlife.

About The Order of Wolves Bell has said the following "On my first visit to a wolf sanctuary, I was treated to a scene that changed my way of seeing everything. It began when I heard a low, soft growl. Then I noticed the hairs on the backs of the wolves rising like a horse's mane as the wolves began their ancient ritual of bonding and marking their places in the pack. It all lasted only about 30 seconds, but in that half a minute, I felt like I experienced the entire concept of life and nature. This moment that I was so privileged to witness was like an introduction to my own animal being. The intimacy and sheer wildness of these wolves communicating with each other opened up new chambers in my mind. I knew that I had to paint that moment!"

Look for the results of the 2012/2013 International ARC Salon in the late April. To view the winners of the 2011/2012 International ARC Salon, click here.