11th ARC Scholarship (2010)

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The ARC Scholarship Fund distributes $30,000 in direct scholarships to aid students at ARC Approved™ art academy and atelier schools.

The Art Renewal Center® is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Annual Scholarship Competition. Now in its 10th year, the ARC Scholarship program has helped students from all over the world continue their studies at ARC Approved Ateliers and Schools. The ARC has awarded almost $170,000 in Scholarships to art students, and we are scheduled to give out another $30,000 this year. The ARC strives to ensure that current and future generations of artists receive proper instruction in the traditional and classical methods of representational art.

This year we have continued with $30,000 in scholarships, through the donations of many of our members and through the continued financial support from a sponsor of the classical tradition. We very much appreciate their support for this year's scholarship recipients and look forward to working together in the future to assist more promising students in their education.

For 10 years now, the ARC Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships to some of the most talented emerging realist artists in the world. From relatively modest beginnings in 2001, the number of entrants and qualifying Ateliers has expanded rapidly. In 2001 there were 13 ARC Approved Ateliers and today we proudly list well over 50. We are proud to have been able to provide almost $170,000 to date, enabling us to support an ever-growing number of students and the institutions they attend. The quality of the work continues to astound us, and many of our past winners have gone on to achieve great things in their careers already. Some have opened their own Ateliers and some have stayed to contribute their expertise at their alma maters, continuing the great academic tradition so important to our philosophy here at ARC.

This Year's Judges

Fred Ross ARC Chairman

Fred Ross

Frederick C. Ross, Founder and Chairman of the Art Renewal Center, Ross is the leading authority on William Bouguereau and co-author of the Catalogue Raisonné William Bouguereau: His Life and Works. Ross received his MA in art education from Columbia University. His speeches and essays are read by thousands of professionals, educators, students and fans each year; and have become required reading in countless classrooms. Ross is also a well known collector of 19th century European painting and of Contemporary Realism as well. Art Educator/lecturer; President of Bouguereau Committee; Art Expert and Collector, Writer; Artist; Published Art Historian on the 19th Century; ARC Salon and Scholarship Judge.

Patricia Watwood

Fred Ross

ARC Living Master™, Instructor at ARC Approved™ Teaching Studios of Art, Brooklyn and Oyster Bay, NY.

Peter Trippi

Fred Ross

MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England; ARC Salon Judge; Former Director of the Dahesh Museum of Art, NYC, NY; Lecturer/ Writer/Scholar; World Expert and Author of the Latest Monograph on John William Waterhouse. Presently, editor of Connoisseur Magazine.

This Year's Winners

First Place awards, with honoraria of $5,000 have been awarded to two promising young students, Inga Loyev, from The Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy and Terra Anne Chapman, also from the Angel Academy of Art. Ms. Chapman will be continuing her studies at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.

The Second Place awards of $4,000, go to two students this year, Will St. John, of Grand Central Academy, and Colleen Barry of Water Street Atelier New York, NY.

Winning the Third Place prizes of $2,500 are Andrea Mosley, of The Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, and Zoey Alyssa Frank of the Aristides Classical Atelier in Seattle,WA.

The Fourth Place prizes of $2,000 this year were awarded to two students, Evan Weber of Florence Academy of Art and Timothy Jahn, of the The Waichulis Studio

The Fifth Place prizes of $1,500 this year were awarded to two students, Mark Porter of Grand Central Academy, New York, NY, and Edward Dillon of the The Waichulis Studio

On behalf of our Chairman, Fred Ross and everyone here at Art Renewal Center® well-deserved congratulations are extended to all of our scholarship recipients. We thank these young talented artists and the fine institutions in which they study for their dedication and upholding of the finest artistic traditions of history and the best hopes of future advancement of the arts, and we wish them continued success on their artistic journeys.

2 First Place Winners - $5,000 ($10,000)

Terra Anne Chapman



14 x 7 inches

School: Angel Academy of Art, Florence

Inga Loyev

Sylvia IV

Oil on canvas

43.5 x 21.5 inches

School: Angel Academy of Art, Florence

2 Second Place Winners - $4,000 ($8,000)

William St. John

Dying Man

Finished clay, 2010

12 x 37 inches

School: Grand Central Atelier

Colleen Barry


Oil on linen

27 x 20 inches

School: Water Street Atelier

2 Third Place Winners - $2,500 ($5,000)

Zoey Elissa Frank


Charcoal on paper

18 x 14 inches

School: Aristides Classical Atelier

Andrea Mosley


Oil on canvas

15.75 x 12 inches

School: Angel Academy of Art, Florence

2 Fourth Place Winners - $2,000 ($4,000)

Timothy Jahn

Elegant Morning


24 x 19 inches

School: The Waichulis Studio

Eran Weber


Clay, work in progress

66 x 33 x 21 inches

School: Atelier Florence Academy of Art

2 Fifth Place Winners - $1,500 ($3,000)

Mark Porter




School: Grand Central Atelier

Edward Dillon

What is a Man?

Charcoal on paper

11 x 8 inches

School: The Waichulis Studio