The painting Grandfather Mountain Reverie was judged a finalist in the Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2013-2014 Salon in the Figurative Category. The ARC's goal is to create the largest on-line Museum on the internet, with hundreds of thousands of oversized high quality images of all the known works of the greatest painters and sculptors in human history, cross referenced to the largest encyclopedic online art reference library of historical texts, essays, biographies and articles. In addition, the site promotes a return of training, standards and excellence in the visual arts.
This was the 10th annual competition in which some of the best contemporary realist artists in the world competed for recognition, cash prizes, and a chance to have their work seen by some of the more than 5,000,000 annual visitors to the ARC website, as well as in other reputable venues.
With an approximate 2200 entries by over 1,000 artists, the 2013/2014 ARC Salon competition was more competitive than ever. This year there were only 685 finalists, which were the top 31% of works submitted.
I am honored to be included in this prestigious art competition.