Arguably the best realist art competition in the world, the Art Renewal Center is now accepting applications for its 2016 Salon. When is the deadline?
With over $100,000 in cash prizes along with partnerships with the most prestigious magazines, galleries, museums, and more, The Art Renewal Center’s annual Salon is one competition that any skillful artist should strive for. Applications for the salon with be accept through June 15 and exhibited in 2017. This year, the ARC has announced a new category for the competition: portraiture. The new category rounds out the total to eight, which also includes Landscape, Imaginative Realist, Still Life, Animal, Figurative, Sculpture, and Drawing. An applicant may enter a single work into multiple categories.
This year’s jurors will be selected from the organization’s prestigious board of judges with yet-to-be-revealed guest judges as well. Awards include Best in Show, the William Bouguereau Award, the Oil Painters of America Award, the Da Vinci Initiative Award for the Young Aspiring Artist, the Fine Art Connoisseur Award, the PleinAir Magazine Award, Collection Magazine Award, ARC Purchase Awards, and many more.
To learn more about the ARC and its Salon, visit the Art Renewal Center.  
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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