Last year I entered my first art contest, the 15th International ARC Salon held by the Art Renewal Center. Three of my paintings were chosen as finalists, to be printed in this year’s book (“Dark Side of the Moon”, “Ravel”, and “Strung”). The ARC Salon is very competitive and only 23% of the nearly 5,000 entries made it to finalists, so I am incredibly honored. In addition, my painting “Strung” was chosen to be in the exhibition that will be hosted by Sotheby’s, and then travel to Barcelona to be shown at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM). I will be attending the private and public opening at Sotheby’s, so if you will be in NY please come by and say hi. If you’d like to stay up to date about my personal art, please sign up for my newsletter on my other website www.amandaleejonesart.com.
About the show:
“From July 16 – July 26 the 15th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at Sotheby’s NY, 1334 York Avenue, New York City. Selected from the Art Renewal Center’s 15th Salon Competition, the largest competition in the world for Representational Art, this exhibition of 91 works features a diverse grouping of artists of different ethnicities, genders and backgrounds from around the world. 56 of the works are available for purchase with 28 of these participating in a groundbreaking, first ever, online auction for Important 21st Century Realism hosted on sothebys.com. To learn more visit: https://www.artrenewal.org/15thARCSalon/Home/Exhibition
The Grand Opening will be held on July 17th from 11am to 3pm. Please RSVP to attend this event at the following link: https://www.artrenewal.org/salon/makereservation
On July 24th, the ARC has also partnered with Fashion Week San Diego for “Art and Beauty Behind Fashion”, where FWSD designers have been matched with nine winning artists’ works and the designers will début their original couture outfit and “look” on live models in a singular one-night event. Tickets to “Art & Beauty Behind Fashion” will be an exclusive event requiring an RSVP to be made in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The majority of works in the show will then travel on to the European Museum of Modern Art, (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain from October 8th, 2021 – December 12th, 2021, joining additional works from the competition. Here it will hang alongside the MEAM’s representational painting and sculpture competition, Figurativas and a joint award ceremony will be held on October 8th. This awe-inspiring international event will showcase the true international nature and collaborative spirit of this new wave in Contemporary Art.”