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ARC Salon (International Competition and Exhibition) – Call For Artists

ARC Salon (International Competition and Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Art Renewal Center (ARC) announces a call for artists for the 16th International ARC Salon, dedicated solely to representational art and artists. Representational work styles spanning highly realistic, impressionistic, and imaginative qualify. To ARC’s knowledge there is no other visual art competition that offers the number of categories and diversity of awards as the ARC Salon Competition. There are over $130,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museums, live exhibitions, and a strong online presence.

Categories include: figurative, portraiture, imaginative realism, drawing, landscape, still life, plein air painting, fully from life, sculpture, animals, and a special category for teens.

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Enter by: 16 Jun 2022

Works entered into the competition do not have to be available for sale. There are sale opportunities. Works do not have to be available in the live exhibition to compete and win the top awards in the competition.

Over 180 awards and honorable mentions will be given out.

  • Best in Show: $25,000 cash
  • The William Bouguereau Award “Emotion, Theme, and the Figure” totaling $3,000
  • Exhibition of 75 to 100 selected works at Sotheby’s NY and Sotheby’s LA in Beverly Hills with an opportunity to sell works at these venues
  • Winners, honorable mentions, finalists, and semi-finalists will have their entries accompanied by their name and artwork details displayed on the ARC website. Biography, photo of the artist, and painting descriptions provided during the entry process may be shown for all qualifying works.
  • Winners, honorable mentions, and finalists will be featured in the 16th International ARC Salon Book, “International Realism”.
  • Winners and honorable mentions will receive an award certificate suitable for framing and have their artwork included in the Lunar Codex, “The Polaris Collection” which will be sent to the moon.

ARC Salon Testimonials

Thank you for all of the hard work and dedication that has gone into the ARC Competition and Traveling Exhibition – Alex Bauwens

The Art Renewal Center has offered me an international showcase for my art work – Arantzazu Martinez

The beginning of a career changing trajectory – Julie Bell

ARC has been pivotal in the development of my fine art career – David Gluck

ARC helped my career in a huge way – Julio Reyes

The Art Renewal Center Salon is a precious and vital part of 21st century culture – Shane Wolf

About The Art Renewal Center

The ARC is devoted to promoting education in realistic art utilizing training techniques and the proliferation of historical art works. The philosphy, written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, delves into the significance of realistic artworks and what they mean to humanity as a whole. Learn how art is a universal language and how to tell the difference between a work of art that is successful and one that falls short.

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The Moth Art Prize 2020 (Ireland) – Call For Artists

The Moth Art Prize 2020 (Ireland) – Call For Artists

The Moth, an international art and literature magazine based in Ireland, announces a call for artists for The Moth Art Prize. It is awarded annually to a body of figurative or representational artwork. It is open to anyone (over 16) from anywhere in the world. Submit a portfolio of images of 5–10 2D artworks – to include figurative or representational paintings, drawings (including mixed media), and original prints.

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Deadline: 31 Aug 2020

The Moth Art Prize consists of €1,000 plus a two-week stay at The Moth Retreat, which is situated along a beautiful country lane in Ireland. The Moth Retreat features a large studio/living area, kitchen/breakfast room downstairs, separate brush room, bedroom, and bathroom upstairs. The accommodation is warm and inviting and a keen eye has been kept on William Morris’s golden rule: ‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.’


‘I’m over the moon about winning The Moth Art Prize. The Moth has always been brilliantly curated, with exquisite artwork and thoughtful writing throughout. And a couple of weeks in the countryside is exactly what my artist soul needs.’ Gregory Mortenson

‘I am so grateful to the folks at The Moth for awarding me this prize. I think getting out of New York for a bit will be healthy. It will be an amazing and much-needed time to regroup, reflect on my work and tinker with some new ideas.’ Bradley Wood

‘A lot of credit should go to The Moth, always wonderfully idiosyncratic and beautifully designed, for launching the prize and responding to figurative painting, largely ignored by the contemporary art scene. We have nothing like it in the UK.’ David Piddock

About The Moth

The Moth is a unique Irish publication, featuring fiction, poetry, and art from established and up-and-coming artists and writers from around the world. Each issue also features interviews – with the likes of Sally Rooney, Simon Armitage, Gary Shteyngart and Eimear McBride. The art in The Moth deserves as much attention as the writing. Artists whose works has been featured include Michael Carson, Wen Wu, Elizabeth Peyton, Hope Gangloff, Edgar Mendoza, Mary Sauer, Bradley Wood, Tran Nguyen, Robert C. Jackson, Lu Cong, Cesar Santos, David Piddock, Isobel Brigham, J. P. Donleavy, Mamma Andersson, David Paul Costello, Kenne Gregoire, Jasper Joffe, Gabhann Dunne, Billy Childish, Victor Man, and Chantal Joffe.

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