Mary Pettis, “Minnehaha Falls in Winter,” oil on linen, 20 x 30 inches

The Art Renewal Center (ARC) recently introduced a ninth category in the 13th International Salon Competition. Bet you can guess what it is!

Entries are now being accepted through November 15, 2017 for the 13th International ARC Salon Competition — one of the world’s most prestigious realist art competitions. The competition offers more than $100,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with renowned magazines, galleries, museums, and more. Award-winning artist Julio Reyes suggested, “The ARC helped my career in a huge way early on, and when it really mattered; when I was nobody from nowhere. The endorsement, and patronage, provided the kind of financial and emotional support that kept me pursuing my life’s dream, giving me the means, courage, and confidence to push on.”

Timothy Norman, “A Young Boy and Bacchus, a Florentine Piazza,” oil
Peter Fiore, “Winter Field, Late Day,” oil

Outdoor painters can join the competition this year as ARC recently announced the opening of a ninth category, Plein Air. Other categories in the competition include Figurative, Portraiture, Landscape, Imaginative Realism, Still Life, Drawing, Sculpture, and Animals. According to ARC’s website, “Plein air painting is about painting on site and creating beautiful scenes fully from life in a natural setting. Although this category is most often associated with landscape painting, figurative works that were also painted en plein air are also encouraged in this category. We are proud to add this important historical genre to the ARC Salon.”

To learn more, visit the Art Renewal Center.

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