On Friday, February 8th, the Art Renewal Center (ARC) held their official Award Ceremony at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain to launch the opening of the 13th International ARC Salon Exhibition, with great success.
My artwork will be included in the upcoming 13th International ARC Salon Exhibition, which will consist of 89 Contemporary Realist works selected from over 3,750 entries from 69 countries. When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, The International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries, and the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far reaching competition for Contemporary Realism in the world, offering over $100,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries and museums, with live exhibitions and a strong online presence. After its conclusion at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, New York this past October and then at Sotheby’s in Los Angeles, California in December, the 13thInternational ARC Salon Exhibition is on its way to the Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain for its final showing. The ARC Salon will continue to be on display at the MEAM (C/ Barra de Ferro 5 08003 Barcelona, Spain) from February 8th—March 31st, 2019 with the general hours being 11am to 7pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The ARC Award Ceremony and Grand Opening Ceremony will take place at 7pm on February 8th, 2019 at the MEAM. All press and public are welcome to attend.
To learn more, go to https://www.artrenewal.org/13thARCSalon/Home/Exhibition
Jean-Jacques Dessalines 20 September 1758 – 17 October 1806) was a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1805 constitution. Under Dessalines, Haiti became the first country in the Americas to permanently abolish slavery. Initially regarded as governor-general, Dessalines was later named Emperor Jacques I of Haiti (1804–1806) by the Generals of the Haitian Revolution Army. He is regarded as one of the founding fathers of Haiti.
Dessalines served as an officer in the French army, when the colony was fending off Spanish and British incursions. Later he rose to become a commander in the revolt against France. As Toussaint Louverture’s principal lieutenant, he led many successful engagements, including the Battle of Crête-à-Pierrot.
After the betrayal and capture of Toussaint Louverture in 1802, Dessalines became the leader of the revolution. He defeated a French army at the Battle of Vertières in 1803. Declaring Haiti an independent nation in 1804, Dessalines was chosen by a council of generals to assume the office of governor-general. He ordered the 1804 Haiti massacre of French settlers in Haiti, resulting in the deaths of between 3,000 and 5,000 people, but declared that all other whites such as the Polish Haitianscould remain in the new country. In September 1804, he was proclaimed emperor by the Generals of the Haitian Revolution Army and ruled in that capacity until being assassinated in 1806.
The Grand Opening of the 13th International ARC Salon Exhibition was filled near capacity, receiving approximately 300 attendees. The show will remain on view through December 13th, 2018 at 2029 Century Park E. #2950, Los Angeles, CA.