The Art Renewal Center (ARC) recently published the results of its much-anticipated 2011–2012 International Salon. The competition is dedicated to the resurgence of contemporary realism, and the overall quality of works submitted increases with each salon.

It was ARC’s largest turnout yet, with more than 2,100 entries and more than 800 artists participating. A large number of high-quality works did not make it into the finals even after ARC extended the expected 300-plus finalist pieces to allow for more than 500. ARC also doubled its projected award amounts from the anticipated $50,000 to more than $100,000 in cash prizes.

The six-category competition comprises figurative work, still life, landscape, sculpture, animals, and drawing.

The rest of the article can be read at The Epoch Times…

Featured Image: The William Bouguereau Award went to David Gluck for “The Trapper,” 2011, oil on linen, 24 inches by 30 inches. (Courtesy of David Gluck)

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