Nick Alm, “The Performance,” 2015, oil on canvas, 39 1/4 x 39 1/4 in. (c) ARC

The Salmagundi Club in New York City will soon showcase the winning artworks from the Art Renewal Center’s (ARC) 12th International Salon. Don’t miss this opportunity to view the best of representational art from around the globe.

The Salmagundi Club in New York City will be the first venue to host the Art Renewal Center’s “Live Traveling Exhibition” featuring selected works from its 12th Annual International Salon. The Salon is widely recognized as one of the best and most competitive representational art competitions; many of the world’s best artists have been selected for inclusion.

Tenaya Sims, “Semillas,” 2016, oil and gold leaf on linen, 99 x 70 in. (c) ARC
Tenaya Sims, “Semillas,” 2016, oil and gold leaf on linen, 99 x 70 in. (c) ARC

The 12th International ARC Salon boasts 1,006 finalist artworks by 640 artists representing 63 countries. Of these, the “Live Traveling Exhibition” features approximately 75 to 100 of the top entries. The Salmagundi Club will host the exhibition from May 12 through June 1 before it travels to the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), where it will be on view from September 23 through November 27, 2017.

Dave Santillanes (1st — Landscape), “The Coming Rain,” 2014, oil, 32 x 24 in. (c) ARC
Dave Santillanes (1st — Landscape), “The Coming Rain,” 2014, oil, 32 x 24 in. (c) ARC
J. Michael Wilson (1st —Sculpture), “One Glove,” 2016, clay for bronze, 75 x 34 x 33 in. (c) ARC
J. Michael Wilson (1st —Sculpture), “One Glove,” 2016, clay for bronze, 75 x 34 x 33 in. (c) ARC

Awards are categorized by subject and medium, including best nude, best social commentary, best trompe l’oeil, best figure, best portrait, best still life, best imaginative realism, best landscape, and many more. Of course, all artists covet earning Best in Show honors, museum purchase awards, and other awards sponsored by magazines such as Fine Art Connoisseur and PleinAir.

Steve Levin (1st — Still Life), “Books and Butterflies,” 2015, oil on canvas, 28 x 22 in. (c) ARC
Steve Levin (1st — Still Life), “Books and Butterflies,” 2015, oil on canvas, 28 x 22 in. (c) ARC

Tenaya Sims’ outstanding work “Semillas” (“Seeds”) earned top distinction as Best in Show in 2016-17. Runner-up honors, titled The Bouguereau Award, were taken home by Nick Alm for his painting “The Performance.” The winner of The Da Vinci Initiative Award for the Young Aspiring Artist was awarded to 15-year-old Ray Wanda Totanes for her marvelous painting “Perception of Self.” The Oil Painters of America (OPA) also sponsors an award of $1,000, which was given to Michele Del Camp for his painting “The Argument.”

Julio Reyes (1st — Drawing), “Deliverance,” 2015, charcoal, ink, and graphite on drafting film, 16 x 16 1/2 in. (c) ARC
Julio Reyes (1st — Drawing), “Deliverance,” 2015, charcoal, ink, and graphite on drafting film, 16 x 16 1/2 in. (c) ARC
Emmanuela De Musis (1st — Portraiture), “Miss Rachel,” 2015, oil on linen, 42 x 24 in. (c) ARC
Emmanuela De Musis (1st — Portraiture), “Miss Rachel,” 2015, oil on linen, 42 x 24 in. (c) ARC
Stephen Jesic (1st — Animal), “Jewel of the Amazon,” 2015, acrylic on birch, 24 x 20 in. (c) ARC
Stephen Jesic (1st — Animal), “Jewel of the Amazon,” 2015, acrylic on birch, 24 x 20 in. (c) ARC

Many other awards were presented to deserving artists, and we encourage you to view the full list of recipients by visiting the ARC International Salon webpage.

To learn more about the “Live Traveling Exhibition,” visit here.

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Andrew Webster
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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