Peter Fiore Exhibition
ARC Living Master™ Peter Fiore is holding a solo exhibition entitled “Pine Variations” at the Delaware Valley Arts Center’s Alliance Gallery located on 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.

The opening reception takes place on Friday, June 30 from 7 to 9 pm . The exhibit will be on view through July 29.

For more information, please visit www.peterfiore.com.


Tangle 6 by Peter Fiore

Posted June 26th, 2017

Plein Air Salon Winners Announced

1st Place – $1,000 Prize
Esker Park Weymouth
by Vincent Crotty
The winners of the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly competition, which is organized by PleinAir Magazine, have been announced.

The winners will receive cash prizes, plus all winners and category winners will be entered into the judging for the annual prizes, including the $15,000 grand prize for the best painting of the year.

To view the winning artworks and to learn more about the PleinAir Salon, please click here.

Posted June 23rd, 2017

Orientalist Paintings from the Collection of Kenneth Jay Lane
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its dedication, the Kenneth Jay Lane Gallery is the setting for 26 paintings that have been promised or given to The Met by Mr. Lane. The European artists represented in this exhibition, including Horace Vernet and Jean-Léon Gérôme, shared a deeply ingrained fascination for the cultures that thrived beyond the Mediterranean, from Morocco in the west to Egypt and Turkey in the east.

The exhibition runs from June 10 – August 5th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028.

Posted June 22nd, 2017

Lesson 26 in the Bargue Course Released
The Da Vinci Initiative is proud to introduce a new online Bargue Drawing course titled Charles Bargue in the 21st Century. This course takes you from start to finish in creating a drawing from a 19th century Bargue plate. This week they have released Lesson 26 which teached how to proper render the elbow in the Bargue drawing.
Released videos can be accessed for free on the DVI YouTube channel or please visit the DVI Store to purchase the course in entirety with additional footage. 400 & 500 Level Continuing Education Quarter Credits are available for this course through a partnership with The Heritage Institute. The course, Bargue Drawing in the 21st Century Classroom, involves additional online discussions and assignments and is available for $360-$475 plus the cost of the DVI Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing videos. For more information on how to get college credit for this course click here.

Posted June 22nd, 2017

IX Gallery Launched
IX Arts, an ARC allied organization, has launched the IX Gallery, the first online-only gallery dedicated exclusively to contemporary imaginative realism. IX Gallery’s Inaugural Show, featuring more than 50 artists and over 100 works, went live on June 15th on the gallery’s website and will run through August 14th.

For more information, please visit www.ixgallery.com.


Grey Havens by Matthew Stewart

Posted June 20th, 2017

Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty
Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty is a major touring exhibition from the Mucha Foundation which explores the work of the artist around the theme of beauty – the core principle underlying his artistic philosophy. Showing around 100 works primarily drawn from the Mucha Trust Collection, the exhibition will include drawings, paintings, photographs and some of the artist’s celebrated poster designs, synonymous with the Art Nouveau style of the fin-de-siècle. A number of key ‘aesthetic’ and art nouveau works from National Museum Liverpool’s own collections will also feature within the exhibition.
The exhibition runs from June 16 – October 29, 2017 at the Walker Art Gallery located on William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN, United Kingdom.

For more on this and other events, please click here.

Posted June 16th, 2017

Julie Bell Interview
ARC Living Master™ Julie Bell was interviewed recently by PoetsArtists Magazine. The article, titled “Crossing Boundaries with Julie Bell”, examines Julie’s success in multiple genres of art and the sources of her inspiration.

To read the full article, please click here.


A Friendly Tussle by Julie Bell

Posted June 16th, 2017

America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting
During his visit to the United Sates in 1815, Joseph Bonaparte, elder brother of Napoleon, put on public view his collection of eighteenth-century French paintings. The works caused a sensation, and a new American taste for French art was born.

This exhibition brings together sixty-eight paintings that represent some of the best and most unusual examples of French art of that era held by American museums and tells their stories on a national stage.

The exhibition runs from May 21 – August 20, 2017 at the National Gallery of Art, 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001.

For more on this and other events, please click here.

Posted June 14th, 2017

Witness: Reality and Imagination in the Prints of Francisco Goya
The prints featured in the exhibition show Goya’s remarkable ability to move between documentary realism and expressive invention. This exhibition also highlights how Goya pushed the limits of printmaking to heighten the expressive effect of his subjects.

The exhibition runs from April 22 – September 6, 2017 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA.

For more information on this and other events, please click here.

Posted June 14th, 2017

Botticelli and the Search for the Divine
The exhibition, the largest and most important display of Botticelli’s works in the United States, features 24 paintings.

Sandro Botticelli exemplifies the artistic achievement of Renaissance Florence in the 15th century. This exhibition explores the dramatic changes in the artist’s style and subject matter—from poetic depictions of classical gods and goddesses to austere sacred themes—reflecting the shifting political and religious climate of Florence during his lifetime.

The exhibition takes place from April 5 – July 19, 2017 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.

To learn more, please click here.

Posted June 9th, 2017

Lesson 25 in the Bargue Course Released
The Da Vinci Initiative is proud to introduce a new online Bargue Drawing course titled Charles Bargue in the 21st Century. This course takes you from start to finish in creating a drawing from a 19th century Bargue plate. This week they have released Lesson 25 which continues to provide instruction on rendering the forearm in the Bargue drawing.
Released videos can be accessed for free on the DVI YouTube channel or please visit the DVI Store to purchase the course in entirety with additional footage. 400 & 500 Level Continuing Education Quarter Credits are available for this course through a partnership with The Heritage Institute. The course, Bargue Drawing in the 21st Century Classroom, involves additional online discussions and assignments and is available for $360-$475 plus the cost of the DVI Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing videos. For more information on how to get college credit for this course click here.

Posted June 8th, 2017

Prix de West
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum located on 1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111 hosts its annual exhibition of more than 300 paintings and sculpture by some of the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation. The show runs from June 9- August 6, 2017.

ARC Living Masters™ Daniel Gerhartz, Morgan Weistling, and Jeremy Lipking will be among the exhibiting artists.

For more information on this and other events, please click here.

Posted June 8th, 2017

Visions of Venus/Venus’ Visions
The upcoming issue of PoetsArtists and the accompanying exhibition at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago seeks the work of artists and writers, regardless of gender, in the depiction of the eternal feminine, both as a subject (Venus’s Visions) and as an object (Visions of Venus). Whether the idea is drawn from classical mythology, like Venus, or the ether of cyberspace, all artists are asked to present their best depiction based on this timeless construct. The artwork should fall into the category of figurative realism.
To learn more about this project, please click here.

Posted June 6th, 2017

New ARC Living Artist™

All in a Day’s Work by Sammy Watson
The Art Renewal Center is pleased to welcome Sammy Watson as an ARC Living Artist™.

Sammy Watson has been inspired through the years by artists such as Norman Rockwell, Andrew Loomis, Frank Covino, Rembrandt, and DaVinci. He strives to reach perfection in his work, yet realizes it will never happen. He, however, continues working to improve his skill with each new piece of work.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted June 2nd, 2017

Svetlana Cameron in London Exhibition
Two portraits by ARC Associate Living Master™ Svetlana Cameron are going on public display at the famous Bankside Gallery in hames Riverside, 48 Hopton Street, London. SE1 9JH from June 6-18, 2017.

The exhibition will also feature works by selected members of the Society of Graphic Fine Art – the only national society in the UK dedicated exclusively to drawing.

To view more about this and other events, please click here.

Posted June 2nd, 2017

Vicki Sullivan News
ARC Associate Living Master™ Vicki Sullivan has been selected as a finalist in the Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale art competition. Her drawing, “Laktisma” will be on display at the Lethbridge Gallery located on 136 Latrobe Terrace, Brisbane City QLD 4064, Australia from June 8 – 18, 2017.

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

Posted June 2nd, 2017

Studio Incamminati Annual Exhibition
The artists and alumni of Studio Incamminati are holding their annual exhibition and sale featuring more than 30 works of art.

All proceeds benefit the Studio Incamminati scholarship fund, helping the school fulfill its mission of making its education as accessible as possible to all deserving art students regardless of financial means.

The opening night takes place from 6-8:30 pm, June 2. The show runs from June 2 – 28, 2017 at the Avery Galleries, 100 Chetwynd Drive, Bryn Mawr, PA.

For more information, please click here.


Joy by Robin Frey

Posted May 31st, 2017

ARC Salon in Fine Art Connoisseur
Fine Art Connoisseur is featuring the ARC Salon and exhibition in the June 2017 issue of their magazine.

The image featured on the cover, “Kick Kennedy” by Christopher Pugliese, was the winner of the Fine Art Connoisseur Award. The Fine Art Connoisseur Award was chosen by the magazine’s editor, Peter Trippi and publisher, Eric B. Rhoads.

Fine Art Connoisseur serves art collectors and enthusiasts with innovative articles about representational paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints – both historical and contemporary, American and European.

To subscribe to the magazine or order this issue, please click here.

Posted May 26th, 2017

ARC Atelier Day
The Da Vinci Initiative along with the Art Renewal Center hosted its first ever Atelier Art Education Day on May 19, 2017 at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

This event included free entrance to the Art Renewal Center Salon exhibit that features 83 works of contemporary realism. There were free portfolio reviews from world class atelier schools, including the Florence Academy of Art, Ani Academies, Grand Central Atelier, NYK Academy and Studio Incamminati. There were also two artist demonstrations occurring throughout the day by ARC Living Master and ARC Salon Judge, Dan Thompson, representing Studio Incamminati and Cornelia Hernes, second place drawing category winner, representing the Florence Academy of Art. Eager students enjoyed the opportunity to see world class artists drawing and painting during the demonstrations. Additionally, many high school students held engaging conversations with the atelier schools conducting the portfolio reviews throughout the day and are eager to have atelier training fit into their future educational plans. Students also received a guided tour of the ARC Salon Exhibition by Dr. Vern Swanson, and a tour of the Salmagundi Club by the clubs Chairman, Tim Newton.

The participating art educators were equally enthused, with several of them already expressing interest in bringing their student groups back for the next event.

The Da Vinci Initiative is fundraising to attend additional state educational conferences this fall. Attending state conferences allows DVI to provide professional development workshops to public school teachers in atelier training techniques and to spread general awareness about visual literacy and skill-based training in the visual arts. Make your donation today by visiting the Da Vinci Initiative donation page.

Posted May 26th, 2017

Self Portrait at Eleventh Street Arts
This exhibition celebrates the unique visions of 27 contemporary realists from around the world. The exhibited works display a cross-section of styles, many representing the world’s foremost art academies including the ARC Approved™ Grand Central Atelier, The Lyme Academy, and The Florence Academy of Art.

The exhibition runs from April 20 – June 20, 2017 at Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101.

For more information on this and other events, please click here.

Posted May 26th, 2017