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Special Announcement: Mark Heine The First Canadian To Win Global ARC Salon Award

July 1, 2019
Mark Heine’s painting “Labyrinth” has won the Haynes Galleries Award at the 14th
International ARC Salon competition, the largest, most influential and far-reaching competition
for contemporary realism in the world. Heine is the first Canadian to win this title, and one of
only nine artists selected to receive it for 2019-2020. This year’s Salon, presented by the Art
Renewal Centre (ARC), is the largest in its 14 year history: the competition received more than
4,300 entries from 73 countries. “Labyrinth” will spend more than a year touring as part of a
large show, which will first travel overseas to the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art) in
Barcelona, Spain – where Heine currently has another painting showing – and end at Sotheby’s
in New York.

Heine was also selected as a finalist in both the 12th and 13th ARC Salons, and in 2015, the
ARC selection panel voted him the designation “Associate Living Master.”

The prestigious Haynes Galleries, located near Nashville, Tennessee, represents many of the
most renowned artists in America, including the Wyeth family. This October, the Galleries will
host a group exhibition, The Magic of Realism, which will include a number of Heine’s other
paintings, among works by some of the biggest names in American realism.