Five New Additions to ARC Live Salon

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Five New Additions to ARC Live Salon

October 2, 2015

Five new works have been added to the list of paintings to be exhibited in the traveling exhibition for the 2014/2015 ARC Salon. Today we are adding an Honorable Mention in the Landscape Category by George Bodine, and finalist in the landscape category by Ken Salaz, a Staff Award by Maureen Thompson, a finalist by ARC Living Master™ Joke Frima, and a finalist in the figurative category by ARC Living Master ™ Hsin-Yao Tseng.
Staff Award - Flight: Homage to Da Vinci
by Maureen Thompson
"Flight: Homage to Da Vinci, focuses on Leonardo's fascination with how birds fly and his studies of flying machines. In this painting I have represented Leonardo's aerial screw, a helical structure covered with linen cloth, a device that was designed to compress air to obtain flight. His sketches illustrate an aircraft that was 15 feet in diameter and was to be powered by four men that stood on a central platform. The falling feathers, represent a story of how he would buy caged birds at the market and release them, then take notes and make sketches of their flight. In the background is placed a leather-bound notebook, a constant companion, and further to the left, in the shadows, an empty birdcage. I tried to imagine his studio with the natural light from a high window illuminating his worktable filled with inventions, sketches and thoughts. My favorite Leonardo Da Vinci quote is, 'The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.'"

- Maureen Thompson

We have received a number of requests from artists who have been asked to participate in the live exhibition if we will provide an opportunity for them to sell their paintings. Because of this we have decided to do so. Many of the works on exhibit are also available for sale, a full list of these works can be found at the below link.

To view newly added write-ups on these works and to see which pieces are available for purchase, please visit the page we’ve created for the exhibition by clicking here.