Laura Atkins is so honored to be part of such a wonderful opportunity.

New York / Los Angeles / Barcelona

13th International ARC Salon Exhibition.

The Art Renewal Center (ARC) is proud to announce the 13th International ARC Salon Exhibition, which will consist of between 75 and 100 Contemporary Realist works selected from over an original 3,750 entries from 69 countries. The most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world, the International ARC Salon offers over $100,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museum exhibitions, and a strong online presence. The ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Following: Salmagundi Club, NY from September 21st—October 2nd, 2018 with the public opening event on Saturday, September 22nd from 11am to 3pm. Entry is free. The exhibition will then travel to Sotheby's, Los Angeles where it will be on view for a two week period between November 6th and December 20th, 2018 (exact dates to be announced). The show will then travel to the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain from February 8th—March 31st, 2019, with the opening event and award ceremony starting at 7pm on February 8th.

We are now working on the selection process for the 75 to 100 works joining the show. The list below is an expanding list so please check back regularly to view the newest works being added to the 13th ARC Salon Exhibition. Regular updates and announcements will be made about this exciting event.

Salmagundi Club

September 21 - October 2, 2018

Salmagundi Club

47 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10003

Public Opening

Saturday, September 22th, 2017 11am – 3pm

General Opening Hours

1pm to 8pm Monday through Friday

10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday

Sotheby's, LA

On show for two weeks between
November 6 - December 20, 2018
(exact dates to be announced)

Sotheby's, Los Angeles

2029 Century Park,

Los Angeles, CA 90067, USA


February 8 - March 31, 2019

European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM)

C/ Barra de Ferro 5

08003, Barcelona, Spain.

ARC Award Ceremony and Opening Ceremony

February 8th, 2019 - Starts 7pm

Annual Midyear Juried Show 2017 Congratulations to Laura Atkins for becoming a finalist .

Annual Midyear Juried Show 2017 Congratulations to Laura Atkins for becoming a finalist .

Laura Atkins with her models



























2018 The Portrait Society of America 6th place finish in the Outside the Box Category
for the 14th Annual Members Only Competition



The Bedford 38th Annual Juried Arts for Our Future Show 2018
Winner of the Best of Show and 1st place Oil Painting






“If the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center isn’t on your radar as a place that mounts great shows, it should be.” – Michael Hodges, Detroit News Fine Arts Writer

BBAC exhibitions are always free & open to the public, as are the opening receptions (opening night, 6-8pm).

Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs, 9a-6p & Fri-Sat, 9a-5p  (The BBAC is closed for the holidays, Dec 22-Jan 1.)


2018: Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center: Michigan Fine Art Competition 

Jun 22-Aug 23

37th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition / Jurors: Emily Mae Smith, Adam Henry  101 works of art by 90 artists from 60 cities in 5 states
Laura Atkins winner of $1,000 award from the BBAC for her work 'The Reckoning of Venus and Mars


Previous Gallery Shows

Brimstone & Lace


Two person show featuring the works of
Leegan and Laura Atkins

September marks the beginning of the new year for galleries, aka “gallery season”. This September is also Bash’s first September in its new location in Las Vegas, Nevada. With that we are pleased to present 2 new artists to the gallery, Leegan and Laura Atkins. Both are well accomplished in their own styles and we believe their debut appearance will prove to be a “huge” success! All of us at Bash are looking forward to the exhibition.

Original works by Laura Atkins

Working primarily in oils, Laura’s paintings are often described as haunting and addictive. Her atmospheric vignettes are filled with metaphors, and her subjects could be said to have a timelessness. Mostly self-taught, Laura has recently been a studio assistant to her Mentor, Portrait Artist Leslie Adams. She has attended David Gray’s Portrait workshop and continues to study the Art of the Masters


        Brimstone & Lace

At the Bash Fine Art Gallery

 1009 S. Main LasVegas NV 






                     Rivers Edge Gallery
                        3024 Biddle Ave.
                    Wyandotte, MI 48192

Washes, Wax, Wood, & Wishes 

 River’s Edge Gallery in downtown Wyandotte will premiere works by artists Laura Atkins, Robby Gall, Birgit Huttemann-Holz and Tim Péwé for “Washes, Wax, Wood & Wishes.”  The show marks the beginning of the 2016 season for River’s Edge Gallery.

The concept for “Washes, Wax, Wood & Wishes” came from Gallery Director Jeremy Hansen. Hansen had seen works by Laura Atkins and Robby Gall that paid homage to the Baroque period and from his recent travels through Europe and to international art trade shows (including a stop for his own exhibit in Munich, Germany)  Jeremy noticed the popularity of this more traditional art genre.  Each artist brings a different medium to the show, which is the idea behind the title.

Laura Atkins uses a traditional style of painting technique as well as more classic compositions with contemporary elements. “Laura brought in a piece to be framed to ship off to a buyer,” says Hansen. “And we fell in love with it!” Atkins is mostly self-taught and works primarily in oils. Her style is Imaginative Realism. This style uses classical figures pitted against surrealist landscapes and backgrounds. A seascape is juxtaposed against a woman in mid-century garb. Eighteenth century aristocrats are placed against a background with a water spout, a very unlikely pairing. 


RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY October 10, 2015

  • Sat, Oct 10, 20151:00pm Sun, Nov 22, 20154:00pm

  • Richard J. Demato Gallery

Opening Night Reception Saturday, October 10th

The Tales We Tell Together

For many women Art can serve as their voice when they want, deserve, and need to speak. We are thrilled to again have an opportunity to provide a venue for these women to share their souls, their hearts, their stories, and their talents. Last year over 250 works were submitted from women around the globe, including artists from Spain, Russia, Mexico, China, Canada, and from across the USA. We look forward to another experience of the incredible energy and affinity created when women are both the subject and the speaker.

Featuring the Following Artists and Works

Laura Atkins - Best Intentions | Nancy Boren - The Dressmaker | Rebekah Bynum -

Hello Kitty Defender | Kristine Campbell - Safe | Deborah Chapin - Invincible |

Candice Chovanec - Chloris and Flora, Against the Wind | Stephanie Deshpande -

Let the Cards Fall | Carla Falb - All American Girl | Shana Levenson - Power |

Sylvia Nitti - Girl in Water | Isabel Olivares - Autum | Omalix - Bird of Paradise |

Cindy Rizza - Patchwork | Beth Sistrunk - Duality | Rebecca Tait - Duplicity |

Rea Whalen - The Tall | Daryl Zhang - In Her Skin

In addition we will also exhibit the artwork of our gallery artists:

Mary Chiaramonte* | Teresa Elliott | Tracey Harris | Haley Hasler |

Pam Hawkes* | Andrea Kowch | Rachel Moseley* | Katie O'Hagan |

Odile Richer* | Margo Selski | Adrienne Stein* | Sherry Wolf | Pamela Wilson