New York City Invitational Exhibition
ARC Living Master™ Peter Fiore will be participating in the show “New York City Invitational”.

The exhibition runs from July 25-August 18, 2017 with the opening reception on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 6-8pm at the George Billis Gallery located on 525 W. 26th Street New York, NY 10001.

For more information, please click here.


Winter Gate by Peter Fiore

Posted July 25th, 2017

Daniel Greene Lecture

ARC Living Master™ Daniel Greene will discuss his creative journey in art in addition to his evolution over a career that spans 65 years. Daniel Greene is one of America’s leading figure, portrait, and still-life painters and one of the world’s most renowned pastelists.

The lecture will be held on Saturday, July 22, at 2 p.m., Gallery 1 at Seven Bridges Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut.

To learn more, please visit http://www.sevenbridges.org/.

Posted July 21st, 2017

Last Lesson in DVI 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. The final lesson in the course has been released this week. Lesson 28, titled “Last Corrections”, shows the final review and completion of 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 July 21st, 2017

Joshua LaRock Video
ARC Living Master™, Joshua LaRock, has recently created an instructional video on Kickstarter featuring his painting “Laura in Black” which won a Purchase Award in the 12th International ARC Salon Competition.

To learn more about this project, please click here.

Posted July 19th, 2017

Clark Gussin Wins Major Award
ARC Living Artist™, Clark Gussin, has recently won “Best of Show” for his painting “Block, Tackle, and Defend” in the Greater Bay Area Open Juried Show.

The show is taking place at the New Museum of Los Gatos (NUMU) which is located on 106 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95032 and runs from June 15,2017 thru August 19, 2017.

To learn more, please click here.

Posted July 18th, 2017

New ARC Associate Living Master™
ARC is pleased to welcome Leszek Piotrowski (Lesstro) as an ARC Associate Living Master™.

Spices of Arabia by Leszek Piotrowski
The technique and subjects of Lesstro’s paintings and drawings are inspired by the old masters. However, his work is not a result of blind imitation or deliberate artistic intention, but is a sign of the unusual artistic instinct of this very young painter, who has just started his professional career.

To learn more, please click here.

Lesstro is also participating in Nord Art 2017, which runs from June 10 – October 8, 2017 at the Kunstwerk Carlshutte in Budelsdorf, Germany. Three of his paintings will be on display in the largest international art show in Northern Europe.

For more information, please click here.

Posted July 17th, 2017

Thomas Kegler DVD
ARC Living Master Thomas Kegler has recently released an instructional dvd titled “Painting Niagra”.

In this all-new video release, Thomas gives you a rare behind-the-scenes look into his technical processes as he creates the painting, including his “layered” technique and several fascinating methods for using the palette knife.

To learn more about this dvd and to order, please click here.

Posted July 14th, 2017

Florence Academy of Art, US News

Painting by Alessandro Dupre
The student gallery on the Florence Academy of Art website has recently been updates with the Best Student Artworks of 2016-2017.

To view all of the student artwork produced by the Florence Academy of Art, please click here.

Posted July 14th, 2017

Golden State Splendor Exhibition
The California Arts Club, an ARC Allied Organization, will unveil more than 60 works of art that showcase captivating imagery of California’s diverse topography.

Golden State Splendor will be on view at the Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. Tenth Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 from July 15 to November 5.


Sunset Cruise by Steve Curry
A reception with the exhibiting artists will be held on the opening day from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission to the reception is $15, or $10 for members of the Museum or the Club.

Posted July 13th, 2017

Lesson 27 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 27 which teaches how to proper render 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 July 12th, 2017

New ARC Associate Living Master™
ARC is pleased to welcome Michelle Jung as an ARC Associate Living Master™!

Rocks and Foam by Michelle Jung
“Nature is a major influence in my work. The initial inspiration comes from my experience outdoors painting and observing beauty. It is also a place for exploration and a chance for all my senses to take in information. In the studio, I utilize my experience from the outdoors with critical thinking to construct a composition that conveys to the viewer: sight, sound and mood.Yet, the sense of peacefulness and beauty fill the canvas with balance and harmony. I paint with empathy. I want to paint not only what I feel, but what we feel as humans.”
To view her new gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted July 11th, 2017

La Signoria Exhibition
“La Signorina” is an exhibition that focuses on Signorina Nerina Simi, who was a very important teacher in Florence 1923-1987. The work of 20 former Simi students including ARC Living Master Joke Frima will be on display, along with 25 paintings by Signorina Simi.

The exhibition is taking place in Stazzema, Palazzo della Cultura in Cardoso from July 15 – August 20, 2017.

To view more on this and other exhibitions, please visit our events pages.


Boy by Nerina Simi

Posted July 10th, 2017

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

Huntsman and Dogs by Winslow Homer
Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art celebrates artists’ captivation with hunting and fishing. The exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Alfred Jacob Miller, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. These representations of hunting and fishing do more than merely illustrate subsistence or diverting pastimes, they connect a dynamic and developing American nation to its past and its future.
The exhibition runs from June 3 – August 27, 2017 at the Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482.

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

Posted June 30th, 2017

New ARC Living Master™
ARC is pleased to welcome Wang Kun as our newest ARC Living Master™.

“In terms of character expression, I am more likely to focus on depicting Chinese women. They are dignified and beautiful with unique individuality. They seem to hold an unspoken melancholy and unearthliness. The exquisite details of the character’s posture, curves, and skin texture are the perfect artistic language for expressing boundless imagination.”

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.


Melody of Red Feathers Garment
by Wang Kun

Posted June 29th, 2017

GF Watts: England’s Michelangelo
Celebrating 200 years since his birth, England’s Michelangelo explores G. F. Watts career as a painter, social activist and philanthropist.

At the heart of the show are Watts’s most ambitious allegorical and Symbolist works, including the iconic “Hope” and “Love and Life”.

The show takes place at the Watts Gallery – Down Lane, Compton, Surrey, GU3 1DQ, Great Britain and runs from June 20 – November 26, 2017.

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

Posted June 28th, 2017

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