Receiving Recognition by the Art Renewal Center

I am quite honored to announce that my oil painting, “Daybreak at River’s Edge” was awarded 2nd place in the Animal category in the 14th International ARC Salon competition.

Daybreak at River’s Edge    - oil on linen, 27 x 48”

Daybreak at River’s Edge - oil on linen, 27 x 48”

Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center (ARC) hosts the largest online museum dedicated to representational art and includes works by the old masters, 19th century, and 21st Century Artists as well as articles, letters and other online resources. The International ARC Salon is the most influential and far reaching competition for Contemporary Realism in the world.

This year the ARC received over 4,300 entries from 73 countries. To be selected as a finalist is certainly esteemed recognition as being among the best in the world, but to place 2nd is extremely high praise and I am thrilled. You can view the other entries on their website here.

Daybreak at River’s Edge has also been selected, along with approximately 100 works from the contest, for the live traveling version of the ARC Salon. The paintings will be formally exhibiting at Sotheby’s New York City location from July 17th – July 27th, 2020 with a Grand Public Opening on Saturday, July 18th from 11am – 3pm. Sotheby’s NY is the premier destination for auction and private sales and will showcase these works to an elite audience of collectors and art enthusiasts.

The show is scheduled to first open at the European Museum of Modern Art, (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain from December 6th, 2019 – February 2nd, 2020, where it will hang alongside the MEAM’s representational painting and sculpture competition, Figurativas. This awe-inspiring international event will have artists from all over the world present and hundreds of people in attendance, showcasing the true international nature and collaborative spirit of this new wave in contemporary art.