12th Annual ARC Salon
The most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world, the International ARC Salon offers over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence. Artists are welcome to enter works and can win the top awards whether or not their works are available for in-person viewing or for the live exhibition.
This year's finalists have been selected, to view a list of the finalists names, click here
Artists may enter and win in one or all eight categories; there is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
Over $100,000 in cash awards and International recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence.
This year the Salon will be juried by several members of our prestigious ARC Board of Judges and perhaps some special guest judges as well (four per category). Specific judges for categories still to be announced.
Portraiture. A whole new category.
This year we are introducing a new 8th category for portraiture in the ARC Salon. This important genre first thrived 5,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. Since then it has always served as more then just a visual record and has been used to demonstrate power, importance, virtue, beauty, wealth or taste; but most importantly, portraits are intended to capture the soul of the sitter. We are proud to add this important historical genus to the ARC Salon.
ARC Salon and High-School Students
For the first time, within the ARC Salon, we will be hosting an independent side competition for realist high-school artwork. Through the work of The Da Vinci Initiative, atelier-style schools that have young artist programs, and high school teachers with a passion for skill-based art education, the ARC Salon seeks to acknowledge and encourage the growing skills of these young artists by expanding the ARC Salon to recognize their work. These works by our talented youth will not compete in the main categories of the ARC Salon, but in a separate division specifically for young students. In this year's ARC Salon, we would like to recognize at least one of these such students and their teacher and school for their outstanding accomplishment in the visual arts.