Call for real artists
The Art Renewal Centre (ARC) is calling for entries to its Third International ARC Salon Competition 2006. ARC accepts original representational work only. No abstract works, photography or computer generated art. Entries must be in the form of 35mm slides, entry fee $35 for the first slide and $25 for each additional slide. There are 5 categories for awards, with more than $44,000 in prize money. The deadline is 16 September 2006, winners announced in November.
Don't waste an entry fee on rubbish: the standard is extremely high. Con artists offering dead pigs in formalin that wiggle their trotters and sing The Yellow Rose of Texas need not apply! (Just a thought, Damien; I heard you were running out of ideas.)
Click the title link for a prospectus and to see previous winners. Interestingly, impressionist paintings won in 2004 and 2005.
Considering that cameras have recently gone digital in a big way, ARC may have to reconsider its demand for 35mm slides in future years.