Over $130,000 in Cash Awards – 15th ARC Salon Call for Entries

Over $130,000 in Cash Awards – 15th ARC Salon Call for Entries

This Deadline Expired: Monday, August 31, 2020

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31

Entry dates: April 1 – August 14, 2020

The largest competition in the world for representational art with additional opportunities through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, and museums. When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to Contemporary Realism, The International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries, and the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far reaching competition for representational art in the world. The Art Renewal Center (ARC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation.
•  Over $130,000 in cash awards
•  Top Prize $25,000 cash award                                                                              
•  11 categories
•  International traveling exhibition opportunity with the ARC Salon Live Exhibition
•  Over 140 awards and honorable mentions
•  1st, 2nd, 3rd place plus 8 honorable mentions in each of 11 categories
•  Publication awards through partnering magazines
•  Purchase and exhibition awards through ARC and partnering museums
•  Exhibition and sale opportunities through partnering galleries
•  Additional awards for Best Nude, Best Trompe L’oeil, Most Ambitious Work, Best Social Commentary, Best Watercolor, Best Pastel, Chairman’s Choice Awards, ARC Staff Awards and more.
•  All semi-finalists will be published on the ARC website
•  All finalists will be published in the 15th ARC Salon hard-bound book “International Realism”
•  Approximately 40 jurors participate including partnering awards
Categories include: Figurative, Portraiture, Imaginative Realism, Landscape, Still Life, Drawing, Sculpture, Fully From Life, Plein Air Painting, Animals, and a special category for teens.
Works do not have to be available for sale though there are sale opportunities for works that are.
Works do not need to be available for the live exhibition to compete and win.
The competition is open to all representational artists worldwide!
To read the prospectus and to enter visit the ARC Salon Entry Pages.

Gerry Tuten

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor…

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit…

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit of personal expression.…

Michael Grothusen

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been…

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally including the Philadelphia Museum…

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia…

Morgan Dummitt

Sculptor Morgan Dummitt was born and raised in Manhattan, where he began studying the figure in 2005 at the Art Students…

Sculptor Morgan Dummitt was born and raised in Manhattan, where he began studying the figure in 2005 at the Art Students League of New York. In 2013 he earned a certificate in sculpture from the Pennsylvania…

Sculptor Morgan Dummitt was born and raised in Manhattan, where he began studying the figure in 2005 at the Art Students League of New York. In 2013 he earned a certificate in sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the…

Susan C. Breitsch

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Richard W. Gretzinger

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding…

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding connection. Photography was my way of fitting in--my way to communicate the beauty…

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding connection. Photography was my way of fitting in--my way to communicate the beauty I see around me.…

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