By Kara Lysandra Ross

The Art Renewal Center recently presented the winners of their 2012/2013 International ARC Salon Competition. With an approximate 2,000 entries this year by over 850 artists, the competition was more competitive than ever.

Even with an additional category, and expanding their finalist cut from just over 500 works last year to the top 600 this year, the finalists only included the top 30% of works submitted.

The Art Renewal Center was founded in 1999 for the advancement of traditional representational art, and to present responsible opposing views to the Modernist art establishment. ARC is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit educational foundation, and one of the Internet’s leading art resources.

The Purchase Awards include 17 of the top winning pieces, as it is usual that the best works are also the most desirable. The value of the paintings acquired totaled over $240,000. This is in addition to the $40,000 in cash prizes and the production of the first ever ARC Salon DVD which is being produced by Streamline Inc., the publishers of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and Plein Air Magazine, valued at $25,000. The DVD is part of the Best in Show prize and it will be featuring a demonstration and interview with the Best in Show winner. The DVD will also include an interview with ARC Chairman Frederick Ross and include the works of all the winners and finalists…

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Featured Image: Plein Air Magazine Award and First Place Landscape Category: Joseph McGurl, “Creation in Time and Space,” oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.


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