One of the most prestigious competitions in the realist art world is the Art Renewal Center Salon. I have been closely watching the winners for many years now and I am always blown away by the quality of work. Yesterday the finalists for the 2014/2015 were announced. There were 2500 paintings submitted, and the top 30% were chosen as finalists. I am humbled and honored to be named among so many amazing artists! The winners will be announced the beginning of May.