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15th International ARC Salon Prospectus

We have now officially concluded accepting entries to the 15th International ARC Salon Competition. We have received 4,941 entries from 83 countries representing a 14% increase in total entries from last competition. We are excited to see such a large number of high quality works competing. Please stay tuned to this page for updates as the adjudication process progresses. A list of the semi-finalists will be posted on November 4th, 2020. A list of the finalists will be posted on December 9th, 2020, and winners will be posted on January 13th, 2021. We are looking forward to presenting the results of the 15th ARC Salon Competition in the coming months.

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, offering 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. The top award this year is $25,000 for Best in Show and over 140 awards and honorable mentions are being offered.

Rules

Rules

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Read about the rules for entering the ARC Salon and other important information. Works do NOT need to be available for sale. Works do NOT need to be available for the live exhibition to compete and win.

Categories

Categories

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Artists may enter and win in one or all eleven categories; there is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.

Awards

Awards

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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.

Jurors

Jurors

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This year the Salon will be juried by several members of our prestigious ARC Board of Judges and some special guest jurors as well (four per category).

Sponsors

Sponsors

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Thank you to our sponsors for their dedication to fine art, their generous donations to help the vision of an international traveling exhibition and our multi-genre competition to inspire, promote, and defend the advancement of academically inspired visual art in the 21st century.