Art Renewal Center Announces Its Winners

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I’m pleased and honored to announce that I have received two Honorable Mentions in the 13th International Art Renewal Center Salon Competition. I entered four paintings. Two were selected as Finalists, and two received Honorable Mention.

"Be Still My Soul" - 30" x 40" - Oil  (Honorable Mention)

“Be Still My Soul” – 30″ x 40″ – Oil   (Honorable Mention)

"Rural Hideaway" - 25" x 28" - Oil  (Honorable Mention)

“Rural Hideaway” – 25″ x 28″ – Oil   (Honorable Mention)


This immensely competitive competition had a total of 3750 entries from 69 countries. Of these, 28% were named Finalists. Artists competed in nine categories: Figurative, Portraiture, Imaginative Realism, Landscape, Plein Air, Animals, Sculpture, Drawing, and Still Life. From the Finalists in each category, three were juried as the best and then there were a handful of Honorable Mentions awarded.

The Landscape Category had 458 entries and 142 Finalists.

"At the Edge of Town" - 24" x 30" - Oil  (Finalist)

“At the Edge of Town” – 24″ x 30″ – Oil   (Finalist)

"Cruising the Backroads" - 64" x 48" - Oil  (Finalist)

“Cruising the Backroads” – 64″ x 48″ – Oil  (Finalist)


Thank you to the four awarding judges in the Landscape Category: Jean Stern, Tim Newton, Kara Lysandra Ross, and Dr. Vern Swanson.

Jean Stern: Art historian. Executive Director of the Irvine Museum Collection, University of California, Irvine.

Tim Newton: Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Salmagundi Club, NYC.

Kara Lysandra Ross: Co-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Art Renewal Center.

Dr. Vern Swanson: Lecturer, Scholar, Writer and expert on 19th and 20th Century European and Russian art. Director of the Springville Museum of Art, Utah.


Go HERE to view the Landscape Category…and HERE to view all the winners.



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