Thursday, July 5, 2012

2011/2012 ARC Salon Finalist.

Resolve - 36" x 28" oil on canvas

I'm pleased to announce that my painting was selected as a finalist for the International 2011-2012 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition.  You can see the winners and other finalists at the Art Renewal Center's website by clicking here.

The caliber of artists in the competition is astounding.  It is truly an honor to have been a part of it.


Alex VanArsdale said...

Congratulations Anthony!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks, Lexter!

Ben Hatke said...

YES! Congrats Anthony! That is AMAZING, being a finalist in an ARC competition.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks, Ben! :)

Fr Matthew Green said...

Congratulations! That's great! I clicked on over to the ARC site, and WOW - there is some amazing work there, including of course yours!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks so much, Father!!!

C.V. said...

Congratulations! That is an amazing work.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks so much!!!

Johanna Urban said...


Johanna, Sweden

Agnus de Christus said...

Hi Anthony

There is more than a likeness between this image and your beautiful "Wee Bonnie Prince" image. Was that intentional. I hope you don't mind me saying that - but it is confusing to venerate the Catholic Icon and then see more than a passing ressemblance between THAT image and this equally beautiful image. Don't take me the wrong way - who is this image meant to reflect? If it is anyone but the Blessed Virgin Mary the MOTHER of the wee Bonnie Prince - it is a bit off-putting to say the least.

Hope you can explain - why there is such a striking similarity to your beautiful icon of the Infant King of Scotland. They are both clearly "related" I suggest you entitle THIS formerly undedicated image - Maria - the warrior Queen of Heaven.

Sort it out please SOON Anthony
and may the Wee Bonnie Price bless you!

Agnus de Christus said...

Hi again Anthony

It's just been made more obvious to me.

You stated earlier that this portrait is of a Queen. Loosely based on the Character of Eowld in the Tolkien novel.

Apparently, Tolkien was a Catholic and so much of what he wrote reflected his faith. In Catholic Tradition, the Old Testament Queen of Israel Judith - smote off the head of a "serpentine" type of man, in much the same way that Our Lady the eternal Queen of Israel is destined to crush the head of Satan at the end of time. Thus Judith is known to be a proto-type of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

It is explained in greater detail here....

It is clear that based on Scripture, you have perhaps chosen to portray Our Lady in this image. That was clearly supernaturally inspired - since the similarity between this image and the Christ Child is so clear to anyone who has knowledge of the Child King image.

If you are interested - you might enjoy these too!
May God bless you Anthony - Would you clarify this image for those of us who venerate the Christ Child? You did not mean for it to be identical - but it IS - and I believe Our Lord intended it to be so - so that the comparison of Our Lady with Judith would be noted - as was always traditionally taught prior to these days of none-commitall modernism.