Melissa writes: I stumbled across this interesting piece of news while visiting the online Art Renewal Center, one of the biggest art museums on the web. They recently sponsored the First International “ARC Salon” Competition, in which hundreds modern day artists painting in traditional, classical styles entered their works. One particular painting – entitled “Faramir at Osgiliath” – is mentioned in two prize categories: the Chairman’s Choice Award, and the Chairman’s Purchase Award. It is a beautiful piece of art, as are all the pieces the website has on display. “Faramir at Osgiliath” first appears about halfway down the page, in the Chairman’s Choice category. [More]