Imaginative Realism

12th Annual ARC Salon (2016-2017)

Imaginative Realism

ARC is proud to present the finalists and winners of the Imaginative Realist Category in the 12th International ARC Salon.This represents 119 entries out of the 389 works entered into this category. This category focuses on historical scenes, religious imagery, surrealism, fantasy art and science fiction. Today there is a growing group of artists utilizing techniques of the past, but with modern day creative concepts. This imaginative style of art is a legitimate form of human expression, broadening the types of subjects Mankind can explore and enabling viewers to understand emotions and themes in the real world by abstracting the subjects through unconventional but recognizable imagery.

Winners

$2,250

First Place

Robert Liberace

5th Circle

2015

Oil on linen

91.44 x 121.92 cm | 36 x 48 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

$1,000

Second Place

Jing An

Strange Tales of a Lonely Studio - Lian Suo

2015

Oil on linen

180 x 125 cm | 70 3/4 x 49 in

$500

Third Place

Michael C. Hayes

Haven

2015

Oil on panel

45.72 x 91.44 cm | 18 x 36 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

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Honorable Mentions

Linda Adair

Courting Death

2016

Oil on board

60.96 x 45.72 cm | 24 x 18 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

This work is available for purchase, for inquiries please write to kara.ross@artrenewal.org

Aidan Barker-Hill

Climbing the Cathedral

2016

Oil on canvas

182.88 x 91.44 cm | 72 x 36 in

Daniel Bilmes

Ascent

2016

Oil on linen

86.36 x 63.5 cm | 34 x 25 in

David Cheifetz

Angel of Creation

2016

Oil on panel

101.6 x 76.2 cm | 40 x 30 in

Wayne Haag

Kunzum La

2015

Oil on linen

58.42 x 152.4 cm | 23 x 60 in

Vanessa Lemen

Letters to a Young Poet

2016

Oil on board

40.64 x 30.48 cm | 16 x 12 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

This work is on loan from a private collection.

Heather Theurer

Crimson Ribbon

2015

Oil on artists board

91.44 x 45.72 cm | 36 x 18 in

Exhibiting at the MEAM

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

This work is on loan from a private collection.

Dorian Vallejo

Reflections

2015

Oil on panel

45.72 x 60.96 cm | 18 x 24 in

Finalists