Lesson 12 in DVI Bargue Drawing Released
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Posted December 8th, 2016

Arina Gordienko Wins Major Award
ARCALM™ Arina Gordienko’s painting, ‘The Smile’, has been recognized with the 2nd Place Award (out of 1830 entries from 57 countries) at the Berliner Art Prize 2016 in Germany.

She has also been awarded the Honorary Diploma of the Berliner Art Prize 2016 for ‘bright and remarkable contribution in the conservation and development of the artistic values in Modern Art’.

Arina will also have work on display and available for purchase at the Luxartfair located at 10 circuit de la Foire Internationale – L-1347 Luxembourg-Kirchberg from December 7-11, 2016.

Posted December 8th, 2016

Richard Lack Book in ARC Store
Richard F. Lack was one of the most prolific artists of the last half of the twentieth century–a master of portraiture, still life and florals, landscapes, interior and outdoor genre, etching, pastels, and imaginative paintings. Over a span of sixty-three years, he completed more than 1,100 paintings, drawings, sketches, studies, etchings, woodcuts and watercolors.

This hardcover volume measures 12 x 9.75 inches and is 496 pages with over 1000 color and b/w images.

To order your copy, click here.

Posted December 7th, 2016

New ARC Living Artist™
The Art Renewal Center is pleased to welcome Alan Merris Bell as our newest ARC Living Artist™.

Alan Merris Bell is a fine artist from Portland, Oregon. He attended the San Francisco Academy of Art and began his art career in 1971 while serving in the U.S. Army as an illustrator for Infantry Magazine. Alan retired in 2005 after 30 years of service as a Fire Fighter/Paramedic for the City of Portland and is now able to work full time on his art.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.


Venice in Daylight by Alan Merris Bell

Posted December 6th, 2016

Vicki Sullivan Exhibition
ARC Associate Living Master™ Vicki Sullivan’s work will be displayed in the 2016 A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize Exhibition.

The A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize are awarded to Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles. The Art Prize is intended to encourage, support and advance classical training of emerging artists at any stage of life, who are pursuing the study and practice of traditional art and who desire to study the works of old masters.

The show runs from November 26 – December 11, 2016 at the Glen Eira City Council – Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia.

Posted December 5th, 2016

ARC Greeting Cards
This beautiful set of 12 blank note cards (1 unique image per card) are perfect for use as holiday cards or make great gifts!

All proceeds from the sale of these note cards goes towards the ARC Scholarship Fund and helping to keep the Art Renewal Center on the web.

Click here to purchase a set of cards in the ARC Store.

Posted December 5th, 2016

Sergio Roffo Exhibition
ARC Associate Living™ Master Sergio Roffo is holding a solo exhibition of his work at the Guild of Boston Artists. The Guild is located on 160 Newbury St. Boston, MA and the show runs from December 6 – 29, 2016.

There will be a live painting demonstration on Saturday, December 17, at 2pm.

For more information, please click here.

Posted December 2nd, 2016

Lesson 11 in the DVI Bargue Drawing Course
Lesson 11 in the DVI Bargue Drawing course has just been released.

Support the DVI on Patreon or by buying and downloading the full class! Your support helps to finance the production of high-quality video courses and subscribers gain exclusive access to bonus tips and tricks videos with additional educational footage as well as access to the weekly footage one day in advance of the general public.

The entire course with additional footage can be purchased and downloaded now through DVI by clicking here.

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Posted December 1st, 2016

New ARC Associate Living Master


Curiosity by Terje Adler Mork
ARC is pleased to welcome Terje Adler Mork as our newest ARC Associate Living Master™!

Terje Adler Mork was born in Odda, Norway in 1949. He has a background within IT and programming from Bergen and later in Sarpsborg where he moved in 1987. In 2001 he quit working with computers and started painting full time. His favorite subject is the study of the human figure and to recreate it as thinking psychological beings.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted November 30th, 2016

John Joseph Hunn News
ARC Living Artist™ John Joseph Hunn’s series of drawings titled “Anthology of Mary” has been moved to a new viewing location. The drawings, which are a part of the Howard Tullman collection, have been moved to Suite 1212 Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL.

Posted November 30th, 2016

Arina Gordienko at Italian Museum
ARC Associate Living Master™ Arina Gordienko’s painting, “Leaves Are Full of Voices”, will be featured at Museum of Modern Art Vittoria Colonna in Italy at the Biennale “PESCARART 2016″, from November 26, 2016 to January 7, 2017.

The museum is located on Via Antonio Gramsci in Pescara PE, 65122, Italy.

Posted November 29th, 2016

New Lesson in DVI Course Released
Lesson 10 in the DVI Bargue Drawing course has just been released.
The DVI is using Patreon to help finance the expense of producing high-quality video courses. Patreon subscribers gain exclusive access to bonus tips and tricks videos with additional educational footage as well as access to the weekly footage one day in advance of the general public. The videos are then posted on the DVI YouTube channel.
The entire course with additional footage can be purchased and downloaded now through DVI by clicking here.

To make a donation to The Da Vinci Initiative, click here.

Posted November 23rd, 2016

IX 10 Jury Submissions Now Open
The jury submission period for the Main Show of IX 10 is now open and will run through midnight, November 30th.

The show will take place October 18-22, 2017 in Reading, PA at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts.

This year the jurors are Juliette Aristides (ARC Living Master, Aristides Atelier), Peter Frank (Art Critic, Huffington Post), Mary Holahan (Curator, Delaware Art Museum), Danijela Krha (Editor-in-chief, Beautiful.Bizarre), and Zach Tutor (Curator, Supersonic Art).

Please note that this submission period is only for the Main Show. Showcase tables will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in January 2017.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.illuxcon.com/ix-10-jury-submissions.

Posted November 23rd, 2016

Vicki Sullivan in 2016 JADA
ARC Associate Living Master™ Vicki Sullivan has been selected as a finalist in the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) which runs from October 28 – December 10, 2016 at the Grafton Regional Gallery located on 158 Fitzroy St, Grafton NSW 2460, Australia.

The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) seeks to encourage and promote innovation and excellence in drawing and plays a vital role in fostering Australian drawing practice.

Entries selected for the 2016 JADA will tour eight regional and metropolitan galleries in Australia until mid 2018.

To learn more, please click here.

Posted November 22nd, 2016

Clark Gussin News
We would like to congratulate ARC Living Artist™, Clark Gussin, on his Honorable Mention in the Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition. The painting, “The Farrier Hears the Call of the Sea”, is also a finalist in the 12th International ARC Salon competition.

Posted November 22nd, 2016

ARC Print Sale
Browse the ARC museum or pick from our popular prints at arc-store.com.

All proceeds from the sale of our prints raise money for our scholarship fund and other programs.

Posted November 18th, 2016

Clara Peeters Exhibition
Clara Peeters was a pioneer in the field of still life painting, and one of the few women painters active in the 1600′s. Approximately forty paintings by her are known today.
This exhibition attempts to explain the deeper meanings contained in her still life paintings, and to highlight the achievements of this little known but extraordinary artist.

The exhibition takes place at the Prado located on Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid, 28014, Spain and runs from now until February 19, 2017.

Posted November 18th, 2016

Lesson 9 of DVI Bargue Course Released
The Da Vinci Initiative has released Lesson 9 in the Bargue course titled “Follow Through Lines”.
The DVI is using Patreon, a subscription service, to help finance the expense of producing high-quality video courses. Your patronage ensures that we can reach a broader audience, so that all students who seek atelier training have access to this essential knowledge.
Patreon subscribers gain exclusive access to bonus tips and tricks videos with additional educational footage as well as access to the weekly footage one day in advance of the general public.

The entire course with additional footage can be purchased and downloaded now through DVI by clicking here.

Please visit Patreon and subscribe to see the first ten videos in this course or visit the DVI YouTube channel for the first nine videos for free now.

To make a donation to The Da Vinci Initiative, click here.

Posted November 17th, 2016

Joke Frima Exhibition
ARC Living Master™ Joke Frima is showing six of her paintings at the PAN Art and Antiques Fair in Amsterdam in conjunction with her gallery, Mokum, Amsterdam.

The show runs from November 20- 27, 2016 and is located on Europaplein 20, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands.

For more information about this event, please click here.

Posted November 16th, 2016

London Atelier of Representational Art Open Studios
ARC Approved™ London Atelier of Representational Art, located in Vox Studios on 1-45 Durham Street, SE11 5JH, London UK, is holding an Open Studio show featuring the work of full time and part time students at the atelier.

The open studio will take place on November 24, 2016 and there will be free portrait demonstrations and life drawing from 6:30 till 8:30.

For more information or to RSVP, please email: info@drawpaintsculpt.com.

Posted November 15th, 2016