Compete 16th International ARC Salon Competition
International Deadline: June 16, 2022 – The Art Renewal Center is now accepting entries for the prestigious 16th International ARC Salon Competition.
When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, The International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries, and the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far-reaching competition for Contemporary Realism in the world, with over $130,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, and museums, with live exhibitions and a strong online presence.
All entries must be original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant within the past 3 years. Works need to be original works of art and not copies of works by other artists.
Acceptable mediums include: oil, pastel, watercolor, graphite, acrylic paints, charcoal, clay, bronze, stone, marble and /or travertine, plaster, resin, scratch-board, gold-point, silver-point, ink, colored pencils, gouache, tempera and all traditional mediums. Fine quality realistic renderings in mosaic are also acceptable.
Figurative, Portraiture, Imaginative Realism, Drawing, Landscape, Still Life, Plein Air Painting, Fully From Life, Sculpture, Animals, and a special category for teens.
The exhibition is planned to first open at Sotheby’s NY, Sotheby’s flagship New York City location, and tentatively planned to continue on to Sotheby’s Los Angeles, California, where it will exhibit in November/ December of 2023 at their new Beverly Hills location.
BENEFITS & AWARDS
Over $130,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, and museums, with live exhibitions and a strong online presence. There are over 180 awards and honorable mentions and there will be over 1,000 finalists. There is only room for about 100 works in the exhibition, so there are always enough works to create the live show.
All winners, honorable mentions, finalists and semi-finalists will have their name and artwork details displayed on the ARC website. All winners, honorable mentions, and finalists will be featured in the 16th International ARC Salon Book, “International Realism”. In addition, all winners and honorable mentions will receive an award certificate suitable for framing… see more
First entry: $89.00 (includes free copy of the 16th ARC Salon book if shipping is paid at checkout. This book is a 300 plus page hard bound book that will retail at $65 – $75). Additional entries: $68.00. For students 13-19 years of age competing in the Teen Category, the fee is $25.
Works do not need to be available for sale or for the live exhibition to compete and win.
The ARC is devoted to promoting education in realistic art both in training techniques and in the proliferation of historical art works. Read about the eight goals of our organization to learn more.
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