Publication awards are given to individual ARC Finalists who have been selected by cooperating magazines to have an article on them and their work featured in an upcoming issue. This year we have three magazines participating: Fine Art Connoisseur serves art collectors and enthusiasts with innovative articles about representational paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. The magazine has developed a particularly strong reputation for its editorial coverage of realism, a field of artistic excellence generally overlooked by other periodicals. PleinAir Magazine focuses on painting from nature out-of-doors, en plein air, and painting from life, together representing the foundation of all painting throughout the history of art. Today tens of thousands of artists and collectors have joined a new plein air movement, that can be followed though this publication. Collection Magazine, founded in 1993, has published 252 monthly issues and has the highest reputation in art collection and art marketing in China. Collection Magazine was awarded China's most influential journal in 60 years and was three times nominated for the "National Journal Award".
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award
The Fine Art Connoisseur Award was chosen by the magazine's Editor Peter Trippi and publisher Eric B. Rhoads.
PleinAir Magazine Award
The PleinAir Magazine Award was chosen by the magazine's editor M. Stephen Doherty and publisher B. Eric Rhoads.
Collection Magazine Award
The Collection Magazine Award was chosen by the magazine's editor-in-chief, Yinglun Ji.
Oil Painters of America
Oil Painters of America is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 4,000 artists throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1991, OPA is dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art. The mission of OPA is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by providing a forum in which artists can display their art in regional and national competitions. In addition, the organization is committed to providing educational opportunities to its members through its newsletter, critique program, scholarships, workshops, seminars, and demonstrations by today’s masters. This $1,000 award being given out by the OPA has recognized one ARC Salon Finalist that embodies the beliefs and goals of the OPA.
Oil Painters of America Award
Chosen by William Chambers, one of the OPA Committee Chairs and member of their Signature Advisory Committee.
Gallery awards are given by participating galleries. Each gallery selected a group of approximately 15 finalists who supplied the gallery with additional images to help them make their decisions. From those finalists, the galleries have each chosen artists for a group exhibition and sale. Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY and Arcadia Contemporary, Culver City, CA, will both be having an exhibition and sale for their selected winning artists in 2017 or early 2018. Each artist who participates will be completing a series of new works specifically for these shows. Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. began as a new venture stemming from Rehs Galleries, Inc., which specializes in 19th and early 20th century European works of art. Following in suit with the art world they know best, Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., represents contemporary artists that create original works in a traditional style; works that demonstrate an artist's superior technical skills and classical training. Arcadia Contemporary has held the highest standards for 21st century realist art. Ar・ca・di・a: - Noun - A Mythological Greek region frequently chosen as the background setting in works of fine art. A real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. Award
Chosen by Rehs Contemporary Galleries in coordination with the ARC.
Charcoal and graphite pencil on paper
80 x 65 cm | 31 1/4 x 25 1/2 in
Arcadia Contemporary Award
Chosen by Arcadia Contemporary in coordination with the ARC.
ARC Purchase Awards are given at the sole discretion of ARC's Chairman, Frederick C. Ross and Chief Operating Officer, Kara Lysandra Ross. ARC purchase awards go into the Art Renewal Center's growing collection. Retail prices are shown. This year the ARC has purchased works valued at over $130,000. We are also introducing other institutional purchases of works including museum purchases. This year the MEAM, (Museum of European Art Modern), in Barcelona Spain has selected two ARC Salon Finalist works to become a part of their permanent collection.
MEAM Purchase Awards
Chosen by Jose Manuel Infiesta, Director of the MEAM.
ARC Purchase Awards
Chosen by Frederick C. Ross, ARC Chairman.
Below are our other ARC awards, including Most Ambitious Work, Best Nude, Best Social Commentary, Best Trompe L'oeil, as well as the runner up for these awards. In addition, we have our Dual Category Award winners which ranked in the top 20 works in more then one category, but did not place in first, second, or third. Finally we have our Chairman's Choice Awards, chosen by our ARC Chairman, Frederic C. Ross, and our ARC Staff Awards, each one chosen by one member of the ARC Staff.
Best Social Commentary
Best Trompe L'oeil
Dual Category Awards
Chairman's Choice Awards
ARC Staff Awards