Nothing says more about a culture then the art it idolizes. It represents what it values, what it thinks about, and essentially what it deems worth remembering. Art is the representation of a people, encapsulating its essence on every level. The artists participating in this competition are helping to bring the culture back to its most important root, its humanity.
Now that the Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonné has been published, we are refocusing our efforts on Contemporary Living Realism. We are at the dawn of a new stage in the art world. With more and more atelier schools popping up on the map, and a new generation of students becoming teachers, we are hitting a critical level where realism is once again permeating the art world on the walls of important galleries and museum exhibitions.
On this note, we are in the middle of revamping our Living Artist/Master section of the website in a way that will allow more artists to participate with ARC without sacrificing our high standards. We recommend all Salon Finalists to apply. In coordination with this, we will be introducing two new sections to the website. The first is a section dedicated to upcoming and current exhibitions where we will list not only Old Master and 19th Century exhibitions, but solo or group exhibitions of our living artists as well. The second section is a list of ARC Approved Galleries, who help represent our artists and high quality realism. With over 500,000,000 hits a year and as many visitors as the Metropolitan Museum in New York, we expect these added sections will have a significant impact.
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