CAS Competition Results
The Center for Academic Study recently held a “Paint Plein Air Student Competition”. Students from several academies, national and international, applied. Kate Sammons, Carlo Russo and Ryan Brown were the judges. CAS gave away three Grand Prize packages to three winners, which contained all of the tools and materials needed to have a complete start to plein air painting.

The winners were Leeanna Chipana from the Grand Central Atelier in New York, Julie Beck from the Academy of Realist Art in Boston, and Emilae Belo from the Center for Academic Study in Springville, Utah.

To learn more, please click here.

Posted July 28th, 2015

PleinAir Magazine Contest
The PleinAir magazine Salon contest will be closing in less than a week.

Don’t miss out on the chance to win cash prizes, including the annual $15,000 grand prize and to be featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine.

The deadline to enter paintings in this contest is Friday, July 31, at Midnight Pacific Time.

To enter the contest, please click here.

Posted July 27th, 2015

New Works Added for Live ARC Salon
We are happy to announce three new works have been added to the list of paintings to be exhibited in the traveling exhibition for the 2014/2015 ARC Salon. Today we are adding the Second Place Animal Category Winner, It’s Just the Wind, by Carrie Nygren, the Best Portrait Winner, Yvonne, by Sandra Kuck, and a finalist work, Would You Like Some Milk?: The Carpathians, by Ukrainian artist, Victoria Radionova.
The exhibition will start at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain, where it will be on view from November 17th until December 28th to celebrate an intense collaboration between Europe and America for representational art. The show will then travel to New York City, where it will hang at the Salmagundi Club from January 18th to February 4th. Regular updates will be given on the exciting upcoming live exhibition including information on the additional works to be included as they are added to the list of exhibiting works.

To view these newly added write-ups on these works, please visit the page we’ve created for the exhibition by clicking here.

Posted July 24th, 2015

Michael John Angel at the Lucio Parrillo Art Gallery and Atelier
ARC Living Master™ Michael John Angel and salon finalist Martinho Correia are currently showing their works in the Lucio Parrillo Gallery and Atelier.

The gallery which is located on via dell’amorino 4a in Florence, Italy, plans to exhibit work by the best contemporary realist masters on a monthly basis.

To see a video of the opening reception that was held on July 7th, please click here.


Guido (study) by Michael John Angel

Posted July 23rd, 2015

Capturing Realism 2015
Pauly Friedman Art Gallery – Misericordia University – 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612

Ani Art Academies are excited to announce the upcoming academy-wide exhibition, Capturing Realism 2015. 17 years since its inception, the wildly popular biennial event will bring together Ani Art Academies’ artists from multiple countries around the globe. The highly anticipated show will captivate audiences with a breathtaking showcase of artwork from instructors, apprentices, and alumni of the Ani Art Academies. Capturing Realism will be held at the Pauly Friedman Gallery at Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612, July 11th – September 30th.

To watch a preview of the show, please click here.

Posted July 22nd, 2015

Daniel Graves Podcast
ARC Allied Organization™, Suggested Donation, conducted an interview with ARC Living Master™ and head of the ARC Approved™ Florence Academy of Art, Daniel Graves.


To listen to the podcast, please click here.


The Power of Beauty and Wisdom
by Daniel Graves

Posted July 21st, 2015

New ARC Associate Living Master™
ARC is pleased to welcome Mary Ross Buchholz as a new Associate Living Master™!

Drinking Buddies by Mary Ross Buchholz
Mary Ross Buchholz is from a pioneering, ranching family heritage and those time-honored traditions and values are a tremendous part of her life today. Mary and her husband, Bob, live and ranch in rural west Texas near the town of Eldorado. For over 18 years, art has been Mary’s devotion. She offers a glimpse of her daily life using the most primitive of mediums, charcoal and graphite. It is the striking beauty of her pieces with softly rendered detail that captivates and intrigues her audience.
To see Mary’s new gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted July 20th, 2015

Michael John Angel Interview
ARC Living Master™ Michael John Angel and head of the ARC Approved™ Angel Academy of Art has recently given an interview with Kathryn Lloyd of The Master Secrets.

The interview is approximately 40 minutes long and can be viewed at the following link: http://www.juskathryn.com/blog/michael-john-angel/


Pippo by Michael John Angel

Posted July 17th, 2015

Angel Academy Workshops

L’Assaut by Bouguereau
ARC Living Masters™ Michael John Angel, co-founder and studio director of the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy and Juliette Aristides, founder and director of the Aristides Atelier in Seattle, Washington, will be giving figure-drawing and painting workshops in Liverpool, England, in July and August, 2015.

Liverpool has two of the greatest 19th-century galleries in Britain: the Lady Lever Art Gallery and the Walker Art Gallery.

For further information, please visit the Angel Academy website:
http://www.angel-studios.co.uk

Posted July 16th, 2015

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Check out the daily Blog postings and the Painting of the Day.

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Posted July 15th, 2015

Navigating the West
One of the foremost American genre painters of the nineteenth century, George Caleb Bingham is best known for his compelling depictions of frontier life along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. This exhibition will bring together for the first time sixteen of Bingham’s iconic river paintings, with such highlights as The Jolly Flatboatmen, exploring them as an extraordinary artistic series that chronicles the process of civilizing the nation by transforming the western wilderness.
The exhibit is being held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 from June 17 – September 20, 2015.

Posted July 14th, 2015

New Works Added for Live ARC Salon Exhibition
We are happy to announce two new works that have been added to the list of paintings to be exhibited in the traveling exhibition for the 2014/2015 ARC Salon. The exhibition will start at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain, where it will be on view from November 17th till December 28th to celebrate an intense collaboration between Europe and America for representational art. The show will then travel to New York City, where it will hang at the Salmagundi Club from January 18th to February 4th. Regular updates will be given on the exciting upcoming live exhibition including information on the additional works to be included as they are added to the list of exhibiting works. Today we are adding a Chairman’s Choice Award, “Daydream”, by Candice Bohannon and a finalist work by a Rehs Gallery Award winner, “Asunder”, by Walter Rane.
Daydream by Candice Bohannon
To view newly added write-ups on these works, please visit the page we’ve created for the exhibition by clicking here.

Posted July 10th, 2015

Tony Pro to Lead Academy

Her Day Out by Tony Pro
ARC Living Master™ Tony Pro will soon be the executive director of the Coppini Academy of Fine Art in San Antonio, Texas.

The schedule for classes with Pro will be posted to the Coppini Academy website by August, with the first slate of classes to begin in September.

To read an article about this recently published in Fine Art Connoisseur, click here.

Posted July 9th, 2015

James Gurney Podcast
ARC Allied Organization™, Suggested Donation, has conducted an interview with ARC Living Master™ and Dinotopia creator, James Gurney.

To listen to the Podcast, please click here.


Small Wonder by James Gurney

Posted July 8th, 2015

ARA Boston Figure Painting Competition
The Academy of Realist Art Boston is very happy to announce the 10 Participants of the 2015 Boston Figure Painting Competition:
Ryan Brown, Kerry Dunn, Tanya Harsch, Joshua Langstaff, Rachel Moseley, Carlo Russo, Camie Isabella Salaz, Shane Wolf, Elizabeth Zanzinger, and Emanuela De Musis (ARA representative, not competing).

The competition will be held Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st. 10:00 to 6:00 each day. The competition room will be open daily for public viewing from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Award Ceremony and Reception will be held August 1st at 1pm at the Sloane Merrill Gallery on Beacon Hill in Boston. This will be open to the public.

For more info go to: www.araboston.com/events.

Posted July 7th, 2015

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends
Throughout his career, John Singer Sargent created portraits of artists, writers, actors, and musicians, many of whom were his close friends. Because these works were rarely commissioned, he was free to create images that were more radical than those he made for paying clients. The exhibit brings together about 90 of these distinctive portraits, including numerous loans from private collections.

The exhibit will run from June 30 – October 4, 2015 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art – 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 10028.

To view more on this and other exhibitions, please click here.


The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy

Posted July 6th, 2015

The Representational Art Conference 2015

The Representational Art Conference 2015 (TRAC2015) is the premier international art conference focused on the philosophical underpinnings of representational art in the 21st Century. This year TRAC will explore the roots and principles of representation as they emerge after postmodernity. What are its guiding principles? Are there aesthetic themes that connect works of representational art?

TRAC provides a platform for discussion. It does not aspire to establishing a single monolithic aesthetic for representational art, but to identify commonalities, to help to understand the unique possibilities of representational art, and perhaps provide some illumination about future directions.

TRAC 2015 will take place at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach – 450 East Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001 from November 1 – 4, 2015.

For more information, please click here.

Posted July 2nd, 2015

MEAM Exhibition Update

This month ARC Living Master™, Shane Wolf, personally delivered his painting of Songs of Sagesse (left panel), to the MEAM museum. This painting, which won the MEAM purchase award in the 2014/2015 International ARC Salon, is now apart of the museum’s permanent collection.
The painting will be exhibited as part of the live exhibition of the 2014/2015 International ARC Salon which will start at the MEAM museum in Barcelona, Spain, where it will be on view from November 17th till December 28th 2015, and then travel to the Salmagundi Club where it will be on view from January 18th to February 4th, 2016.

To view more on this exhibition, click here.

Posted June 30th, 2015

Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye
Caillebotte was among the most critically noted impressionist artists during the height of their activity in the late 1870s and early 1880s. Some 45 paintings from 1875 to 1882—the period in which Caillebotte was fully engaged with the impressionist movement—will provide a focused understanding of the provocative character and complexity of his artistic contributions, from spectacular images of the new public spaces designed by Baron Haussmann to visual meditations on leisure-time activities in and around Paris. The exhibit runs from June 28 – October 4, 2015 at the National Gallery of Art – 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC.

To view more on this and other exhibitions, please click here.


Paris Street By Caillebotte

Posted June 29th, 2015

MEAM/Salmagundi Exhibition Page

“Absolute Trust” – Best in Show
Arantzazu Martinez
This page has been created to track the progress of the selection process to the much-anticipated live exhibition of the 2014/2015 ARC Salon.

We will give regular updates as new works are added to the below list along with additional information about the artists and works to be included. This list is a work in progress and will include between 60 and 90 works in total.

To view the first 14 works to be included click here.

Posted June 26th, 2015