Realist Artists Preserving Our Culture

An Interview with Kara Lysandra Ross of the Art Renewal Center


The award ceremony panel: (L–R) Tenaya Sims, the best in show winner; Daniel Graves, a judge for the ARC; Kara Ross, the chief operating officer of the ARC; José Infiesta, the director of MEAM, and Susan Tintori, the executive director of the Florence Academy of Art. (European Museum of Modern Art)

The Art Renewal Center (ARC) is dedicated to promoting realistic art. Its salon exhibition, which exhibited at the Salmagundi Club in New York this past May, recently opened at the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain, where it held the official award ceremony with great success. Over 500 visitors attended the opening event on Sept. 22, which opened alongside the Figurativas 2017 exhibition.


In addition to the 85 works on exhibit in coordination with the 12th International ARC Salon, there are 91 on exhibit from the Figurativas 2017 contest, for a combined 176 works representing the disciplines of painting, drawing, and sculpture.


The Epoch Times spoke with Kara Lysandra Ross, co-founder and chief operating officer of the Art Renewal Center, after the MEAM opening.