Entry dates: April 1 – August 14th, 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
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 Teens Category.
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.