Other Awards

12th Annual ARC Salon (2016-2017)

Publication Awards

Publication awards are given to individual ARC Finalists who have been selected by cooperating magazines to have an article on them and their work featured in an upcoming issue. This year we have three magazines participating: Fine Art Connoisseur serves art collectors and enthusiasts with innovative articles about representational paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. The magazine has developed a particularly strong reputation for its editorial coverage of realism, a field of artistic excellence generally overlooked by other periodicals. PleinAir Magazine focuses on painting from nature out-of-doors, en plein air, and painting from life, together representing the foundation of all painting throughout the history of art. Today tens of thousands of artists and collectors have joined a new plein air movement, that can be followed though this publication. Collection Magazine, founded in 1993, has published 252 monthly issues and has the highest reputation in art collection and art marketing in China. Collection Magazine was awarded China's most influential journal in 60 years and was three times nominated for the "National Journal Award".

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award

The Fine Art Connoisseur Award was chosen by the magazine's Editor Peter Trippi and publisher Eric B. Rhoads.

Christopher Pugliese

Kick Kennedy

2015

Colored pencil on paper

60.96 x 45.72 cm | 24 x 18 in

PleinAir Magazine Award

The PleinAir Magazine Award was chosen by the magazine's editor M. Stephen Doherty and publisher B. Eric Rhoads.

Mary Pettis

Living Waters - Iao Valley

2016

Oil on linen

40.64 x 50.8 cm | 16 x 20 in

Collection Magazine Award

The Collection Magazine Award was chosen by the magazine's editor-in-chief, Yinglun Ji.

Suzie Baker

Vigil

2016

Oil on linen glued on panel

76.2 x 60.96 cm | 30 x 24 in

Rubén Belloso Adorna

The Twilight of Venus

2015

Pastel on wood

100 x 121 cm | 39 1/4 x 47 1/2 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

Bruno Galuzzi Corsini

Sword in Hand, Greed of Command

2015

Oil on canvas

182.88 x 152.4 cm | 72 x 60 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

Nicole Moné

Blowing Smoke (Portrait of Aaron Shikler)

2014

Oil on linen

91.44 x 60.96 cm | 36 x 24 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

Katie Runde

Suzanne

2015

Oil on linen

81.28 x 63.5 cm | 32 x 25 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

Oil Painters of America

Oil Painters of America is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 4,000 artists throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1991, OPA is dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art. The mission of OPA is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by providing a forum in which artists can display their art in regional and national competitions. In addition, the organization is committed to providing educational opportunities to its members through its newsletter, critique program, scholarships, workshops, seminars, and demonstrations by today’s masters. This $1,000 award being given out by the OPA has recognized one ARC Salon Finalist that embodies the beliefs and goals of the OPA.

Oil Painters of America Award

Chosen by William Chambers, one of the OPA Committee Chairs and member of their Signature Advisory Committee.

Michele Del Campo

The Argument

2016

Oil on linen

130 x 150 cm | 51 x 59 in

Gallery Awards

Gallery awards are given by participating galleries. Each gallery selected a group of approximately 15 finalists who supplied the gallery with additional images to help them make their decisions. From those finalists, the galleries have each chosen artists for a group exhibition and sale. Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY and Arcadia Contemporary, Culver City, CA, will both be having an exhibition and sale for their selected winning artists in 2017 or early 2018. Each artist who participates will be completing a series of new works specifically for these shows. 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. Arcadia Contemporary has held the highest standards for 21st century realist art. Ar・ca・di・a: - Noun - A Mythological Greek region frequently chosen as the background setting in works of fine art. A real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.

Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. Award

Chosen by Rehs Contemporary Galleries in coordination with the ARC.

Emanuele Dascanio

The Father don't want a divorce with Die Mutter. This is my Father.

2013

Charcoal and graphite pencil on paper

80 x 65 cm | 31 1/4 x 25 1/2 in

Daniel Gerhartz

Sophisticated

2016

Oil on linen

76.2 x 60.96 cm | 30 x 24 in

Vanessa Lemen

Ruya

2015

Oil on board

35.56 x 27.94 cm | 14 x 11 in

Sergio Lopez

Grace Darlings

2015

Oil on linen

91.44 x 162.56 cm | 36 x 64 in

Timothy Rees

June's Ascension

2015

Oil on canvas

182.88 x 91.44 cm | 72 x 36 in

Marc Scheff

Venus

2016

Pencil, acrylic, gold leaf and resin

35.56 x 27.94 cm | 14 x 11 in

Arcadia Contemporary Award

Chosen by Arcadia Contemporary in coordination with the ARC.

Ben Bauer

Sauk Rapids Farm by Moonlight

2016

Oil on panel

76.2 x 91.44 cm | 30 x 36 in

Rachel Bess

The Thief

2015

Oil on panel

35.56 x 27.94 cm | 14 x 11 in

Daniel Bilmes

Ascent

2016

Oil on linen

86.36 x 63.5 cm | 34 x 25 in

Candice Bohannon

Overflow

2015

Oil on panel

40.64 x 55.88 cm | 16 x 22 in

Alex Callaway

Apple on a Brick

2015

Oil

25 x 25 cm | 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in

Leslie Fornalik

Homage to Waterhouse

2014

Oil on board

35.56 x 27.94 cm | 14 x 11 in

Zoey Frank

White Bed

2016

Oil on linen

139.7 x 193.04 cm | 55 x 76 in

David Gluck

Pheasant Hunter

2016

Oil

91.44 x 60.96 cm | 36 x 24 in

Amanda Greive

The Feeling of Falling

2016

Oil on wood panel

121.92 x 91.44 cm | 48 x 36 in

Stephen Jesic

Jewel of the Amazon

2015

Acrylic on birch

60.96 x 50.8 cm | 24 x 20 in

Steven Levin

Books and Butterflies

2015

Oil on canvas

71.12 x 55.88 cm | 28 x 22 in

Purchase Awards

ARC Purchase Awards are given at the sole discretion of ARC's Chairman, Frederick C. Ross and Chief Operating Officer, Kara Lysandra Ross. ARC purchase awards go into the Art Renewal Center's growing collection. Retail prices are shown. This year the ARC has purchased works valued at over $130,000. We are also introducing other institutional purchases of works including museum purchases. This year the MEAM, (Museum of European Art Modern), in Barcelona Spain has selected two ARC Salon Finalist works to become a part of their permanent collection.

MEAM Purchase Awards

Chosen by Jose Manuel Infiesta, Director of the MEAM.

Mathias Bader

Sitting Man (Fulco)

2016

Water based clay

120 x 100 x 90 cm | 47 x 39 1/4 x 35 1/4 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

This work is on loan from a private collection.

Dirk Dzimirsky

Happy Birthday, Tristesse

2016

Carbon and charcoal on paper

48 x 32 cm | 18 3/4 x 12 1/2 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

This work is on loan from a private collection.

ARC Purchase Awards

Chosen by Frederick C. Ross, ARC Chairman.

$28,000

Tenaya Sims

Semillas

2016

Oil and 23k gold leaf on linen

251.46 x 177.8 cm | 99 x 70 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$24,000

Julie Bell

White Velvet

2016

Oil on wood

91.44 x 106.68 cm | 36 x 42 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$20,000

Joshua LaRock

Laura in Black

2015

Oil on linen

50.8 x 40.64 cm | 20 x 16 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$15,500

Sandra Kuck

Shona

Oil on canvas

60.96 x 78.74 cm | 24 x 31 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$15,000

Gregory Mortenson

Polka Dots

2014

Oil on linen

71.12 x 55.88 cm | 28 x 22 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$9,000

Seth Haverkamp

House and Home

2015

Oil on linen

83.82 x 60.96 cm | 33 x 24 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$7,029

Tina Garrett

String of Pearls

2015

Oil

76.2 x 101.6 cm | 30 x 40 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$5,000

Michael C. Hayes

Haven

2015

Oil on panel

45.72 x 91.44 cm | 18 x 36 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$4,900

Adam Clague

Knitter's Gift

2014

Oil on linen

76.2 x 76.2 cm | 30 x 30 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$2,200

Andrea Bills

Waiting For Alice

2015

Charcoal and white pastel

38.1 x 50.8 cm | 15 x 20 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$1,680

Carmen Ruiz Segura

Don Quijote

2015

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 40 cm | 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$1,200

Victoria Steel

The Threads of Discord

2015

Charcoal and white pastel on paper

26.67 x 43.18 cm | 10 1/2 x 17 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$1,100

Barbara Fox

Carra

2016

Charcoal

25.4 x 17.78 cm | 10 x 7 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$750

Meghan Sours

Renewal

2016

Charcoal and chalk on toned paper

40.64 x 30.48 cm | 16 x 12 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

Other Awards

Below are our other ARC awards, including Most Ambitious Work, Best Nude, Best Social Commentary, Best Trompe L'oeil, as well as the runner up for these awards. In addition, we have our Dual Category Award winners which ranked in the top 20 works in more then one category, but did not place in first, second, or third. Finally we have our Chairman's Choice Awards, chosen by our ARC Chairman, Frederic C. Ross, and our ARC Staff Awards, each one chosen by one member of the ARC Staff.

Most Ambitious

$250

Winner

Romulo Galicano

The Triumph of Life Over Death (The Yolanda Victims)

2014

Oil on canvas

88.9 x 177.8 cm | 35 x 70 in

Runner Up

Jeff Hein

Triumphal Entry

2016

Oil on canvas

137.16 x 182.88 cm | 54 x 72 in

Best Nude

$250

Winner

Maudie Brady

Laura

2016

Finished clay

180 x 45 x 35 cm | 70 3/4 x 17 1/2 x 13 3/4 in

Runner Up

Hongzheng Wang

Life No. 1

2014

Oil on linen

180 x 130 cm | 70 3/4 x 51 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

Best Social Commentary

$250

Winner

Yeh Shang Ta

Plunder of Organs Murder

2014

Pencil, charcoal, pen and ink

60 x 39.5 cm | 23 1/2 x 15 1/2 in

Runner Up

Steven Levin

The Great Depression

2015

Oil on canvas

76.2 x 121.92 cm | 30 x 48 in

Best Trompe L'oeil

$250

Winner

Kazuo Torigoe

XXII II MMXVI

2016

Oil on copper plate

18 x 18 cm | 7 x 7 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

This work is on loan from a private collection.

Runner Up

Randalf Dilla

Germanophile

2015

Oil on canvas

121.92 x 152.4 cm | 48 x 60 in

Dual Category Awards

Michael Dumas

Sparrow's Rest

2016

Oil on birch

25.4 x 58.42 cm | 10 x 23 in

  • Animals
  • Still Life

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

Nicole Moné

Blowing Smoke (Portrait of Aaron Shikler)

2014

Oil on linen

91.44 x 60.96 cm | 36 x 24 in

  • Figurative
  • Portraiture

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

Carla Paine

Bathers

2015

Oil on linen

137.16 x 106.68 cm | 54 x 42 in

  • Figurative
  • Imaginative Realism

Chairman's Choice Awards

$350

Jason Brady

Slave to Myself

2015

Oil on panel

45.72 x 63.5 cm | 18 x 25 in

$350

Danny Grant

Life and Death

2015

Oil on linen

55.88 x 68.58 cm | 22 x 27 in

$350

Shana Levenson

Sibling Bond

2016

Oil on dibond

91.44 x 60.96 cm | 36 x 24 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$350

Caleb O'Connor

Fire Walker

2013

Oil on linen

198.12 x 165.1 cm | 78 x 65 in

$350

Mica Pillemer

Fate Casting Judgment upon the Earth

2015

Oil on linen

137.16 x 101.6 cm | 54 x 40 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$350

Aurelio Rodriguez Lopez

Rose Buceando en Aguas Claras

2016

Pastel on board

69 x 99 cm | 27 x 38 3/4 in

ARC Staff Awards

$100

Taffari Crawford

Under Heaven

2015

Charcoal on paper

20.32 x 40.64 cm | 8 x 16 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

This work is on loan from a private collection.

$100

Aaron Harker

Anticipation of a Fleeting Moment

2014

Oil on linen

35.56 x 53.34 cm | 14 x 21 in

$100

Aaron Harker

Fox Finds the Magpies Cache

2015

Oil on linen

50.8 x 81.28 cm | 20 x 32 in

$100

Hari Lualhati

Bloom Where You are Planted

2015

Oil on canvas

121.92 x 88.9 cm | 47 3/4 x 35 in

$100

Joseph Mcgurl

Transfiguration

2016

Oil on panel

50.8 x 91.44 cm | 20 x 36 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

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

$100

Kevin Moore

The Transcendence

2015

Oil on panel

66.04 x 50.8 cm | 26 x 20 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

This work is on loan from a private collection.

$100

Christopher Pugliese

The Fountain of Youth

2015

Oil on linen

119.38 x 119.38 cm | 47 x 47 in

$100

Adrienne Stein

The Dinner Party

2016

Oil on canvas

152.4 x 182.88 cm | 60 x 72 in