The Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (MEAM) in Barcelona this week welcomes the 13th International ARC Salon Exhibition, which features a selection of the winners and finalists from the competition of the same name.
Over 3,750 entries were received from 69 countries for the latest edition of this event that celebrates Realism, and the finalists make up just under a third of those submitted.
The competition is organised by ARC, the Art Renewal Center, which aims to revive the position of Realism in the visual arts.
As part of the initiative, ARC hosts the largest online museum dedicated to the genre which includes Old Masters, 19th century and contemporary works.
The prestigious ARC Salon Competition includes paintings, sculptures and drawings divided into nine categories; entries are currently being accepted for the 14th edition.
Barcelona is the final destination for this touring show that has already visited New York and Los Angeles.
The official award show for the winners is held at MEAM on 7 February.
When: 8 February to 31 March
Where: MEAM, Barra de Ferro, 5
More info: www.meam.es