Other Awards

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Purchase Awards

ARC Purchase Awards

ARC Purchase Awards go into the Art Renewal Center's growing collection of works. This year the ARC has purchased works with a combined valued of over $140,000! The intent of the ARC Purchase Awards is to provide support to some of the most talented artists of the 21st century and to amass a large collection of the best of the 21st Century Representational Art Movement in order to protect it for future  generations.  

ARC Purchase Awards are given at the sole discretion of ARC's Chairman, Frederick C. Ross and Co-Chair / Chief Operating Officer, Kara Lysandra Ross. (Retail prices are shown.)

$32,000

Hiroshi Furuyoshi

Julia

2019

Oil on panel

18.73 × 9.84 cm | 7 1/4 × 3 3/4 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$22,000

Rob Liberace

Spartan

2020

Oil on canvas

121.92 × 76.2 cm | 48 × 30 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$20,000

Tina Garrett

Melancholy

2020

Oil on canvas

116.84 × 182.88 cm | 46 × 72 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$15,000

Nicolás Fasolino

Nayade

2020

Oil on linen

120 × 80 cm | 47 × 31 1/4 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$14,000

Chan Peng Lo

Les Fleurs du Mal

2020

Oil on canvas

63 × 63 cm | 24 3/4 × 24 3/4 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$10,000

Evgeniy Monahov

Girl With a Gun

2019

Oil and tempera on canvas

100 × 90 cm | 39 1/4 × 35 1/4 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$9,000

Mark Pugh

Birdcatching

2020

Oil and ink on panel

91.44 × 91.44 cm | 36 × 36 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$8,000

Ruth Fitton

Where Echoes Meet

2020

Oil on linen

50.8 × 71.12 cm | 20 × 28 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$5,600

Susan Paterson

Studio Reflections

2020

Oil on panel

40.64 × 34.93 cm | 16 × 13 3/4 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$4,000

Evgeniy Monahov

Windmills of Your Mind

2020

Oil, tempera and marker on wooden board

40 × 30 cm | 15 1/2 × 11 3/4 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

$1,500

Meghan McCall

A Moment in Tanzania

2020

Charcoal on toned paper

35.56 × 27.94 cm | 14 × 11 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

MEAM Purchase Award

The MEAM (Museum of European Art Modern) is a museum dedicated to contemporary realism located at the Gomis Palace, in the middle of the streets of the Born in Barcelona, a neighborhood where culture is always present and reflects the charm of the old part of the city, an area that knows how to mix tradition and modernity, becoming a required visit for the tourists interested in Monumental Barcelona. The museum has selected a work from this year’s ARC Salon Competition to be added to the museum’s permanent collection. This purchase award will be displayed in the European Museum of Modern Art on public view, and therefore will always be exhibited during the months this collection is open.

Albert Kozak

Behold the Man - Eva

2018

Wood, gilding

250 × 100 × 80 cm | 98 1/4 × 39 1/4 × 31 1/4 in

Publication Awards

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award

The winning artist will be awarded an article in the prestigious art magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, that will be seen by tens of thousands of art collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. In addition, Fine Art Connoisseur will publish an article highlighting some of the winners of the 15th International Salon, just as it has highlighted winners for the past six years. Fine Art Connoisseur serves art collectors and enthusiasts with innovative articles about representational paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. The magazine, produced by Streamline Publishing, has developed a particularly strong reputation for its editorial coverage of realism, a field of artistic excellence generally overlooked by other periodicals.

This award was chosen by the magazine's editor-in-chief, Peter Trippi, and publisher, B. Eric Rhoads.

Alla Bartoshchuk

Reflections

2020

Oil on ACM panel

50.8 × 35.56 cm | 20 × 14 in

PleinAir Magazine Award

One artist who paints en plein air  was chosen for a feature article about their artwork in PleinAir Magazine, which is the best-selling art magazine in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. Painting from nature out-of-doors, en plein air, and painting from life are the foundation of much of painting throughout the history of art. Today tens of thousands of artists and collectors have joined a new plein air movement, which you can follow in PleinAir, published by Streamline Publishing.

This award was chosen by the magazine's editor-in-chief, Kelly Kane, and publisher, B. Eric Rhoads.

Tibor Nagy

Connection

2017

Oil

40 × 50 cm | 15 1/2 × 19 1/2 in

Collections Magazine Award

This year Collections Magazine has selected five artists to each receive a featured article in Collections Magazine. Collections Magazine, founded in 1993, has published 252  monthly issues and has the highest reputation in art collection and art marketing in China. Collections Magazine was awarded China's most influential journal in 60 years and was three times nominated for the "National Journal Award".

This award was selected by the magazine's editor-in-chief, Yinglun Ji.

Dominic Avant

Repose

2018

Oil on canvas

60.96 × 50.8 cm | 24 × 20 in

Sandra Kuck

Yin and Yang

2020

Oil on canvas

73.66 × 104.14 cm | 29 × 41 in

Marina Marina

A Reclining Nude

2018

Oil on canvas

40 × 95 cm | 15 1/2 × 37 1/4 in

David Molteni

Lazaretto

2020

Oil on linen mounted on aluminum panel

76.2 × 76.2 cm | 30 × 30 in

Aurelio Rodriguez Lopez

The Caress of Water

2020

Pastel on board

140 × 190 cm | 55 × 74 3/4 in

Enchanted Living Magazine Award

Enchanted Living, formally known as Faerie Magazine, is a quarterly print magazine that celebrates all things enchanted — from a scattering of mushrooms in an ancient forest to a sweet, scented gown made only of roses. The New York Times described it this way: "It's as though Martha Stewart's Living and Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene had a magazine baby." Founded by artist and visionary Kim Cross in 2005 and helmed by novelist Carolyn Turgeon since 2013, the magazine is a feast for the senses. Every issue features exquisite photography, recipes, original fiction and poetry, travel pieces, artist profiles, home decor, otherworldly beauty tips, craft tutorials, and much more—with a dash of enchantment sprinkled throughout. The publication reaches readers not only in its print and digital editions (including through the Faerie Mag app) but also through its massive social media platforms, with 1.6 million fans on Facebook, 220,000 on Instagram, and 85,000 subscribers to its weekly newsletter. This publication award was given to an artist whose work captures a love of fantasy and creativity.

This award was juried by the magazine’s editor in chief Carolyn Turgeon, art director Lisa Gill, and photo editor Steve Parke.

Mary Jane Ansell

Floralia II

2020

Oil on aluminum

50.8 × 50.8 cm | 20 × 20 in

Mary Jane Ansell

Lamina

2020

Oil on aluminum

30.48 × 30.48 cm | 12 × 12 in

PoetsArtists Publishing Prize

This year’s PoetsArtists Publishing Prize winner will be interviewed by Didi Menendez and featured online at the PoetsArtists website. PoetsArtists is an online platform uniting artists, authors, art collectors, galleries and other art affiliated members. Their mission is to ignite creativity and connect an already strong community with further artistic and literary opportunities. They publish issues 8 to 12 times a year focusing on Contemporary Figurative Realism, portraiture, and poetry.

This award was chosen by the prominent art collector  Jim Seale.

Nathaniel Skousen

The Changing Season

2019

Oil on canvas

106.68 × 96.52 cm | 42 × 38 in

Southwest Art Magazine Award

The winner of this award will have their work featured in Southwest Art Magazine in connection to an article on the 15th ARC Salon Competition / Exhibition. With over 40 years of experience, Southwest Art is the leading magazine devoted to American Western art. Each issue puts readers in touch with the artists, galleries, and collectors that shape the market. Southwest Art is part of the Fine Art group at Golden Peak Media which offers magazines, online content, fine art contests, art videos, art classes, and more.

This award was adjudicated by the magazine’s Editor In Chief, Kristin Hoerth.

Daud Akhriev

Shift Change

2020

Oil on linen

100.33 × 200.03 cm | 39 1/2 × 78 3/4 in

The Artist Award

The winning artist will be featured in The Artist magazine. Published in the UK, with a worldwide circulation, the magazine is written by artists, for artists, and has been inspiring experienced amateurs and professional painters since 1931. Each issue of The Artist is packed with drawing and painting demonstrations, practical guidance, insights into leading professional artists’ working practices and test reports on materials and techniques to help develop readers’ confidence and skills in all media.

This award was juried by the magazine’s publishing editor Dr Sally Bulgin.

TJ Cunningham

Near the Beaver Pond

2018

Oil on panel

30.48 × 45.72 cm | 12 × 18 in

Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award

A featured article about the winning artist’s work in Artists & Illustrators magazine and a one-year subscription to the magazine’s Portfolio Plus service.

Written for artists and art lovers, Artists & Illustrators magazine provides practical painting advice and inspiration. Each issue contains a colorful palette of artist profiles and features, together with valuable practical ideas, expert technical advice and a host of “How to” guides written by leading artists. Whether you favor oils or watercolors, portraits or landscapes, abstract art or botanical illustration, Artists & Illustrators magazine brings a refreshing blend of creativity and advice every four week. The Artists & Illustrators website has hundreds of How to Guides to get you inspired, as well as regular art competitions and offers – plus take a look around Portfolio Plus, the exciting online community in which artists can share, showcase and sell their work from their own personalized webpage.

This award was adjudicated by Steve Pill, the magazine’s editor.

Dominic Avant

Repose

2018

Oil on canvas

60.96 × 50.8 cm | 24 × 20 in

Gallery/Exhibition Awards

FWSD Award

We are excited to be having our third partnership with Fashion Week San Diego, where FWSD designers will be matched with the 10 winning artists' work and the designers will create an original couture outfit and look inspired by the work of art from the ARC Salon.  After the first successful event at FWSD in San Diego, October, 2018 we decided we wanted to bring this event to NY while the ARC Salon Exhibition as a whole was on view. The ARC Salon winning works along with the specially designed garments will be débuted at Sotheby’s NY this July.

Dominic Avant

Repose

2018

Oil on canvas

60.96 × 50.8 cm | 24 × 20 in

Maria Luz Ferro

Twilight Greetings

2017

Charcoal and pastel on paper

60 × 84 cm | 23 1/2 × 33 in

Tina Garrett

Bravado

2020

Oil on canvas

60.96 × 86.36 cm | 24 × 34 in

Jeremy Goodding

Spanish Memories

2020

Oil on linen panel

71.12 × 55.88 cm | 28 × 22 in

Jesús Inglés

Extinción

2019

Oil on canvas

73 × 61 cm | 28 1/2 × 24 in

Jim McVicker

Red Rhododendron

2020

Oil on linen

152.4 × 137.16 cm | 60 × 54 in

$5,600

Susan Paterson

Studio Reflections

2020

Oil on panel

40.64 × 34.93 cm | 16 × 13 3/4 in

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

Pegah Samaie

Bound to Hinderance

2020

Oil on aluminum

30.48 × 20.32 cm | 12 × 8 in

Arantza Sestayo

Seven Hearts

2020

Oil on canvas

85.09 × 60.96 cm | 33 1/2 × 24 in

Springville Museum of Art Exhibition Award

The Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah, has added an ongoing award to the ARC Salon Competition, devoting a "Featured ARC Artist" gallery wall to their museum in their Founders Gallery. The museum will be selecting one ARC Salon Finalist from the state of Utah each competition to be featured at the museum over the course of the following year. The Springville Museum of Art is Utah’s first museum for the visual fine arts, dedicated as a “Sanctuary of Beauty and a Temple of Contemplation”. The Museum houses over 2,500 works. Utah art, twentieth-century Soviet Realist art and American art, comprise the Museum's permanent collection. With over 15 exhibitions annually, the Museum is a key promoter and contributor to the arts in Utah. Artwork is displayed throughout 29 galleries in this 45,000 square foot facility and a beautiful outdoor sculpture garden. The Museum seeks to fulfill its mission by refining minds and building character through the fine arts. As official State Wide Art Partnership (SWAP) headquarters, the Museum is home for visual art educational outreach programs to the schools of Utah. A variety of exhibitions, concerts, programs and special events are offered throughout the year.

This award was adjudicated by a representative(s) of the  Springville Museum of Art.

Lis Pardoe

The Space Between

2020

Oil on aluminum panel

50.8 × 40.64 cm | 20 × 16 in

Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. Award

Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY has selected eight artists for a group exhibition and sale to be held at their gallery on  57th Street in the spring of 2022. Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. began as a new venture stemming from Rehs Galleries, Inc., which specializes in 19th and early 20th century European works of art. Following in suit with the art world they know best, Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., represents contemporary artists that create original works in a traditional style; works that demonstrate an artist's superior technical skills and classical training.

This award was selected by Rehs Contemporary Galleries in coordination with the ARC.

Jesús Inglés

Legacy for a Tomorrow (Legado para un Mañana)

2019

Oil on canvas

165 × 165 cm | 64 3/4 × 64 3/4 in

Alexandra Klimas

Marieke the Cow

2018

Oil on canvas

130 × 100 cm | 51 × 39 1/4 in

Bruce Lawes

Locked On

2019

Oil

101.6 × 76.2 cm | 40 × 30 in

Marina Marina

Graceful

2019

Oil on canvas

55.88 × 96.52 cm | 22 × 38 in

Roman Pankov

Memories

2020

Oil, charcoal, paper and pastel

30 × 30 cm | 11 3/4 × 11 3/4 in

Annie Robinson

Bewicchen

2019

Sanded charcoal on paper

160.02 × 106.68 cm | 63 × 42 in

Arantza Sestayo

Alice's Woods

2020

Oil on canvas

76.96 × 62.23 cm | 30 1/4 × 24 1/2 in

Anne-Marie Zanetti

Unfurling

2020

Oil on canvas

76 × 60 cm | 29 3/4 × 23 1/2 in

Other Awards

Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE) Award

The winning artist will be given a full vacation experience to attend the Figurative Art Convention and Expo (FACE), created by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and the Realism Today newsletter. This award will consist of the entire registration fee, including the addition of the pre-convention workshop and studio pass as well as hotel and $500 cash towards travel expenses for the 2021 event. This event will take place from November 6 – 10, 2021 in Williamsburg VA. In addition, the artist will receive a feature on their work in Realism Today, a weekly publication dedicated to the 21st century Representational Art Movement. The Figurative Art Convention is the only conference focused on Contemporary Realism and features four days of sessions, speakers and demonstrations with an emphasis on realism. The event is a full representational art experience and a great way to make connections to other important people in the art world.

This award was chosen by Peter Trippi, Editor in Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur and B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher and founder of the magazine.

Bart Janssen

The Girl from Cape Verde

2020

Bronze

47 × 35 × 20 cm | 18 1/2 × 13 3/4 × 7 3/4 in

The Artist's Library

A collection of 40 inspirational books and catalogs for the Contemporary Realist artist focused on Old Master and 19th Century artists and including staple publications related to the 21st Century Representational Art Movement. This treasure trove of books includes the William Bouguereau Catalog Raisonne by Damien Bartoli and Fred Ross, William Bouguereau’s Essential Works by Fred Ross and Kara Lysandra Ross, William Godward: The Eclipse of Classicism by Vern G. Swanson, Frank Dicksee: His Art and Life by Simon Toll, Twilight of Painting by Ives Gammell, The Boston Painters by Ives Gammell, Dictionary of Human Form by Ted Seth Jacobs, The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing by Anthony Rider, Classical Painting Atelier by Juliette Aristides, Classical Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides, Richard F. Lack Catalogue Raisonne by Gary Christensen, a full set of the first 14 years of ARC Salon Catalogs, and much more, including some original publications from the 19th century.

This award was selected by ARC Co-Chair / COO , Kara Lysandra Ross and includes the cost of shipping.

D. Eleinne Basa

Promise of a Rainbow

2019

Oil

60.96 × 91.44 cm | 24 × 36 in

Most Ambitious

Winner

Orley Ypon

Rave Party

2019

Oil on canvas

152.4 × 304.8 cm | 60 × 120 in

Runner Up

Gabriel Picart

The Urn

2019

Oil on wood

160 × 240 cm | 62 3/4 × 94 1/4 in

Best Nude

Winner

Evgeniy Monahov

Passion for Color

2019

Oil, tempera and marker on canvas

100 × 100 cm | 39 1/4 × 39 1/4 in

Runner Up

Jaq Grantford

Transparent

2019

Oil on canvas

203.2 × 127 cm | 80 × 50 in

Best Social Commentary

Winner

Philippe Attie

Imprints

2020

Oil on canvas

76.2 × 101.6 cm | 30 × 40 in

Runner Up

Vincent Figliola

Crossing II

2018

Oil

81.28 × 111.76 cm | 32 × 44 in

Best Watercolor

Winner

Xi Guo

A Portrait of Boston Fern

2020

Watercolor on paper

76.2 × 50.8 cm | 30 × 20 in

Runner Up

Jennifer Annesley

Age of Steam

2020

Watercolour on paper

101.6 × 64.77 cm | 40 × 25 1/2 in

Best Pastel

Winner

Aurelio Rodriguez Lopez

The Caress of Water

2020

Pastel on board

140 × 190 cm | 55 × 74 3/4 in

Runner Up

Carol Peebles

Still With Me

2019

Pastel on paper

71.12 × 55.88 cm | 28 × 22 in

Best Trompe L'oeil

Winner

Natalie Featherston

Nesting Instinct

2020

Oil on panel

25.4 × 20.32 cm | 10 × 8 in

Runner Up

Aude SALONI

Case-Départ

2019

Oil on wood

48 × 57 cm | 18 3/4 × 22 1/4 in

Dual Category Awards

Jeremy Goodding

Autumn Breeze

2019

Oil on linen panel

60.96 × 50.8 cm | 24 × 20 in

  • Fully From Life
  • Still Life

Brendan Johnston

Jamaal

2018

Oil on linen

60.96 × 55.88 cm | 24 × 22 in

  • Fully From Life
  • Portraiture

David Molteni

Lazaretto

2020

Oil on linen mounted on aluminum panel

76.2 × 76.2 cm | 30 × 30 in

  • Figurative
  • Imaginative Realism
  • Portraiture

$4,000

Evgeniy Monahov

Windmills of Your Mind

2020

Oil, tempera and marker on wooden board

40 × 30 cm | 15 1/2 × 11 3/4 in

  • Figurative
  • Fully From Life

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

Tuo Yu

Girl in Green Flower Dress (穿绿花衣服的女孩)

2020

Oil on linen

110 × 55 cm | 43 1/4 × 21 1/2 in

  • Figurative
  • Portraiture

Chairman's Choice Awards

Dennis Bacchus

The Laughter of Rabbi Akiva

2017

Oil on canvas

76.2 × 101.6 cm | 30 × 40 in

Pedro del Toro Calle

Reflexion

2018

Oil on canvas

61 × 77 cm | 24 × 30 1/4 in

Seth Haverkamp

Fireflies #3

2019

Oil on linen

91.44 × 60.96 cm | 36 × 24 in

Andrew Luckett Jr

Mr. Shepard

2020

Black and white charcoal on toned pastel board

91.44 × 60.96 cm | 36 × 24 in

Alejandro Rosemberg

Reclining Nude - P Series (2)

2020

Oil on canvas

50 × 85 cm | 19 1/2 × 33 1/4 in

Hanwu Shen

Meditation

2019

Oil on canvas

101.6 × 101.6 cm | 40 × 40 in

Lesley Thiel

Gloriana

2020

Oil on panel

50.8 × 50.8 cm | 20 × 20 in

Milno Atelier

Memories of Light

2020

Graphite

41.91 × 59.18 cm | 16 1/2 × 23 1/4 in

ARC Staff Awards

James Adkins

Aegis

2019

Oil-based clay editions in plaster and bronze

66.04 × 66.04 × 15.24 cm | 26 × 26 × 6 in

Nik Anikis

Curse of the Triton

2019

Oil on canvas

130 × 130 cm | 51 × 51 in

Frances Bell

Rumination

2019

Oil on canvas

91.44 × 121.92 cm | 36 × 48 in

Scott Breton

Skywatcher

2020

Oil on panel

58.5 × 90 cm | 23 × 35 1/4 in

Jenny Buckner

Wolf Pack

2020

Oil

76.2 × 152.4 cm | 30 × 60 in

Michael Davis

The Art of Imagination

2019

Oil on linen

30.48 × 60.96 cm | 12 × 24 in

Raquel Di Carvalho

Knowledge, Wisdom, Truth and Freedom

2020

Oil on canvas

150 × 150 cm | 59 × 59 in

Jeff George

What Might Have Been

2020

Graphite on paper

25.4 × 35.56 cm | 10 × 14 in

Eddie Head

Embers Ashes And Saints

2020

Oil on board

30.48 × 91.44 cm | 12 × 36 in

Bart Janssen

Londoners: Frank

2020

Bronze

42 × 23 × 23 cm | 16 1/2 × 9 × 9 in

Vanessa Lemen

So Long as We Waken

2018

Oil on panel

50.8 × 40.64 cm | 20 × 16 in

Juliana Limeira

Reflected, Self-portrait

2019

Pastel

40.64 × 58.42 cm | 16 × 23 in

Marisela Quiros

Pia

2020

Oil on aluminum composite panel

60.96 × 45.72 cm | 24 × 18 in