Call for Entries - Art Renewal Center
13th ARC Salon Exhibition, European Museum of Modern Art, MEAM, Barcelona, Spain

The Art Renewal Center (ARC) is now accepting entries to the 16th International ARC Salon Competition; the entry deadline is June 16, 2022.

From the organizers:

All winners, honorable mentions, finalists and semi-finalists will have their entries accompanied by their name and artwork details displayed on the ARC website. Biography, photo of the artist and painting descriptions provided during the entry process may also be shown for all qualifying works. All winners, honorable mentions, and finalists will be featured in the 16th International ARC Salon Book, “International Realism.” In addition, all winners and honorable mentions will receive an award certificate suitable for framing.

Inclusion in the Lunar Codex
All winners and honorable mentions will also be included in the Lunar Codex, “The Polaris Collection.” Art images will be laser-etched on nickel microfiche and/or digitized on terabyte memory cards, and enclosed in a time capsule on the Griffin lunar lander, launched by SpaceX, and placed on the Moon in perpetuity. The Lunar Codex is a set of time capsules launched on three NASA-related missions, including the work of 7,000 creatives. It will be the first significant placement of contemporary arts on the Moon in 50 years. While focused on visual art, the Lunar Codex also includes a substantial collection of contemporary books, stories, poetry, music, essays, and film. “The Polaris Collection” is the third and final time capsule for the Lunar Codex and will be launched alongside NASA’s VIPER Rover. Headed for the Lunar South Pole, the launch is currently scheduled for fall 2023. The launch and landing will be livestreamed.

Exhibition of Selected Works
The show will consist of approximately 75 to 100 works from the 16th International ARC Salon Competition. The exhibition is planned to first open at Sotheby’s NY, Sotheby’s flagship New York City location, in the summer of 2023, where we will plan to hold our official award ceremony. This awe-inspiring international event will have artists from all over the world present, showcasing the true international nature and collaborative spirit in this area of Contemporary Art. The show is then tentatively planned to continue on to Sotheby’s Los Angeles, California, where it will exhibit in November/ December of 2023 at their new Beverly Hills location. Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s largest, and most dynamic marketplace for art and luxury.

Please note, your work does not need to be available to participate in the exhibition. You can still enter it into the ARC Salon Competition and win the top awards in the ARC Salon Competition. There will be over 180 awards and honorable mentions as well as over 1,000 finalists, so we always have enough available works to create the show.

15th ARC Salon Exhibition, Sotheby's, New York City, USA
15th ARC Salon Exhibition, Sotheby’s, New York City, USA


Best in Show: $25,000 cash
The winner will also gain automatic acceptance into the ARC Approved Artist/Living Master Gallery with exemption from the application process and the application fee. ARC Artist/Living Master Gallery space in the Museum section of the ARC’s website includes the artist’s biographical and contact information accompanied by 25-30 images of the artist’s finest works, as well as the ability to add content to the ARC Events Calendar and to make promotional announcements through the ARC Blog, ARC Newsletter and our social media outlets.

The Fine Art Connoisseur Award
The winning artist will be awarded an article in the prestigious art magazine Fine Art Connoisseur that will be seen by tens of thousands of art collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. In addition, Fine Art Connoisseur will publish an article highlighting some of the winners of the 16th International Salon, just as it has highlighted winners for the past five years. This award will be chosen by the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Peter Trippi, and publisher, B. Eric Rhoads. Fine Art Connoisseur serves art collectors and enthusiasts with innovative articles about representational paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. The magazine, produced by Streamline Publishing, Inc., has developed a particularly strong reputation for its editorial coverage of realism, a field of artistic excellence generally overlooked by other periodicals.

PleinAir Magazine Award
One artist who paints en plein air (outdoors) will be chosen for a feature article about their artwork in PleinAir Magazine, the best-selling art magazine in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. This award will be chosen by the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Kelly Kane, and publisher, B. Eric Rhoads. Painting from nature out-of-doors and painting from life are the foundation of much of painting throughout the history of art. Today tens of thousands of artists and collectors have joined a new plein air movement, which you can follow in PleinAir, published by Streamline Publishing, Inc.

The InsideArt Award
The winning artist will be awarded an article in InsideArt, the prestigious new art newsletter from Streamline Publishing, Inc. The article will be seen by over 130,000 artists worldwide. In addition, InsideArt will publish an article highlighting some of the winners of the 16th International Salon, with a focus on the process of creating the art. This award will be chosen by InsideArt publisher B. Eric Rhoads and editor Christopher Volpe. InsideArt is focused on inspiration in all forms of representational and realistic art creation, from painting and sculpting the figure, portrait, and landscape to fine and decorative arts. The daily newsletter, produced by Streamline Publishing, Inc., is designed to promote and teach artistic excellence, design, and aesthetics from leading art makers worldwide.

Call for Entries - Art Renewal Center
13th ARC Salon Exhibition, Sotheby’s, Los Angeles, USA

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