Imaginative Realism

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Imaginative Realism

Thank you to the Laguna College of Art and Design for sponsoring this category.

The Art Renewal Center is proud to present the winners and finalists of the Imaginative Realism Category in the 15th International ARC Salon Competition This category focuses on historical scenes, religious imagery, surrealism, fantasy art and science fiction. Today there is a growing group of artists utilizing techniques of the past, but with modern day creative concepts. This imaginative style of art is a legitimate form of human expression, broadening the types of subjects Mankind can explore and enabling viewers to understand emotions and themes in the real world by abstracting the subjects through unconventional but recognizable imagery.

Winners

$2,500 Cash Award

First Place

Arantza Sestayo

Seven Hearts

2020

Oil on canvas

85.09 × 60.96 cm | 33 1/2 × 24 in

$1,000 Cash Award

Second Place

Jesús Inglés

Extinción

2019

Oil on canvas

73 × 61 cm | 28 1/2 × 24 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

$500 Cash Award

Third Place

Christopher Remmers

Zain

2020

Oil on Belgian linen

213.36 × 203.2 cm | 84 × 80 in

Honorable Mentions

Peter Adams

The Resurrection

2018

Oil on panel

243.84 × 121.92 cm | 96 × 48 in

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

Randalf Dilla

Uprooting

2020

Oil on canvas

91.44 × 121.92 cm | 36 × 48 in

Dana Hawk

Archer and the Plea

2020

Oil on panel

91.44 × 45.72 cm | 36 × 18 in

Alexandra Manukyan

To Live a Life Beneath

2019

Oil on Belgian linen

91.44 × 121.92 cm | 36 × 48 in

César Orrico

Fauno

2018

Bronze

77 × 63 cm | 30 1/4 × 24 3/4 in

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.

Mark Pugh

Perennialum

2020

Oil, ink and gold leaf on panel

73.03 × 60.33 cm | 28 3/4 × 23 3/4 in

Karl Wennergren

Transience

2019

Oil on canvas

65 × 95 cm | 25 1/2 × 37 1/4 in

Finalists