Vigée Le Brun – Woman Artist in Revolutionary France
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was one of the finest eighteenth-century French painters and among the most important of all women artists. She achieved success in France and Europe during one of the most eventful, turbulent periods in European history. The Metropolitan Museum of Art – 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street) New York, NY will be holding the first retrospective devoted to Vigée Le Brun in modern times. The eighty works on view will be paintings and a few pastels from European and American public and private collections.
The exhibition runs from February 15 – May 15, 2016.

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

Posted February 9th, 2016

ARC Salon Exhibition
The ARC Salon exhibition has ended, but we will be accepting entries to the 12th annual ARC Salon Competition starting March 1, 2016. We will be posting the prospectus sometime this month.

Please continue to visit the ARC website for additional announcements regarding the upcoming competition.

Posted February 5th, 2016

New ARC Associate Living Master™
ARC is pleased to welcome Svetlana Cameron as our newest Associate Living Master™!
“Svetlana Cameron (b. 1978) is a Russian-born British portrait artist dedicated to the revival of traditional fine art. Trained in the methods of Old Masters in the private atelier system, she specializes in portraiture in the style of classical realism. Svetlana is based in the Isle of Man (British Isles) where she works from her studio in Braddan. A sought-after portrait painter, she travels internationally to exhibit and meet her sitters.”

To view her gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted February 4th, 2016

Carlo Russo Painting Sold
Carlo Russo’s painting, Mortars, which won an honorable mention in the Still life Category in the 2014/2015 ARC Salon Competition, has now sold. The painting is a part of the first live exhibition of the ARC Salon which traveled from the MEAM Museum in Barcelona and is now on display at the Salmagundi Club, New York City, until February 4th.

To view a list of the other works available for sale, please click here.

Posted February 3rd, 2016

Hsin-Yao Tseng Work Sold
Listen to Myself, by Hsin-Yao Tseng, which was a finalist in the Figurative Category in the 2014/2015 ARC Salon Competition has sold. The painting, part of the first Live ARC Salon, is currently on display at the Salmagundi Club, New York City, until February 4th.

To view a list of the other works available for sale, please click here.

Posted February 1st, 2016

Giuseppe Guindani Painting Sold
Mooncalf, by Giuseppe Guindani, which won an honorable mention in the Imaginative Realist Category in the 2014/2015 ARC Salon Competition has now sold. The painting is a part of the first live exhibition of the ARC Salon which traveled from the MEAM Museum in Barcelona and is now on display at the Salmagundi Club, New York City, until February 4th.

To view a list of the other works available for sale, please click here.

Posted January 27th, 2016

New ARC Associate Living Master™
ARC is pleased to welcome Jane Jones as an Associate Living Master™!

Harmony by Jane Jones
“The flowers in her paintings all come from her gardens, or a local orchid grower, and are infused with the crystalline light of her home in Colorado. ‘Every year I get to participate in the amazing transformation of a plant that survived the winter, into a determined plant reaching for the sun and giving all of its life force to create glorious and spectacular flowers.’ Each painting is composed to highlight the most beautiful qualities of each flower. In its way, each painting is a celebration of that piece of nature.”

To view her gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted January 21st, 2016

Fred Ross Lecture Tonight
ARC founder and Chairman, Fred Ross, will be giving a lecture tonight about the Visual Language of Realism at the Salmagundi Club.

Come and view the paintings before the lecture. Wine and Soda available for purchase 5pm – 7pm. Come early to ensure seating.

The Salmagundi Club is located on 47 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003.

Posted January 20th, 2016

Richard Whitney Awarded Honorary Doctorate
ARC Living Master™ Richard Whitney was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for lifetime achievement by the University of New Hampshire at commencement last May before a crowd of 25,000.

Whitney graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of New Hampshire in 1968. He studied with Sidney F. Willis and with the eminent Boston painter, R. H. Ives Gammell, for five years.

Whitney is nationally known for his realistic portraits and landscapes. Town and Country magazine recently named him one of the top dozen portrait painters in America. Fine Art Connoisseur called him one of “the giants of the field” of figurative painting. His paintings hang in over 750 public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Whitney has won over 40 regional and national awards.

To view his gallery on ARC, click here..

Posted January 19th, 2016

ARC Salon Now Open
The ARC Salon is now open for viewing at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth ave between 11 & 12th st., NYC. The show will run until Feb 4th.

Posted January 18th, 2016

Florence Academy of Art Exhibition
The ARC Approved™ Florence Academy of Art is holding an exhibition of works created by alumni, students and instructors from their FAA Swedish branch.

This event is free and open to the public. It runs from January 24 – March 18, 2016 at the Florence Academy of Art, 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306.


Mia by Stephen Bauman
The opening night of the show is January 24 from 1-6 pm.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/faausbranch?fref=photo.

Posted January 15th, 2016

Upcoming ARC Salmagundi Events in the Epoch Times
The Epoch Times has published an article about the upcoming lecture by ARC Chairman, Fred Ross, at the Salmagundi Club in NYC.
“ARC will be planning several lectures and educational events during the time the show will be in New York City. On Wednesday, January 20th, from 7:00 to 8:00, Frederick C. Ross, will being giving a lecture entitled, The Visual Language of Realism and Its Critical Importance in Fine Art.
In this thought-provoking lecture, Mr. Ross uses logic, aesthetics and his passion for contemporary realism to prove the cause of realism as the highest form of visual art.”

To read the rest of the article, click here.

To purchase tickets to the speech, click here.

Posted January 14th, 2016

Composition and still life workshop with Michael John Angel
ARC Living Master™ Michael John Angel will be conducting a 5 day workshop on Composition and the Art of Still Life.

This workshop focuses on the many aspects involved in painting a still life. Students will complete a number of studies and paintings and receive demonstrations of technique as well as individual and group critiques.

The workshop is being held from July 25 – July 29, 2016 at the Classic Art Atelier, Industrieweg 68, 3606 AS Maarssen, The Netherlands.

For more information about this workshop, please click here.

Posted January 13th, 2016

Fred Ross Lecture in NYC on Jan 20

Posted January 12th, 2016

John Rowe featured in Fine Art Connoisseur
ARC Associate Living Master™ John Rowe has recently been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.
“The range of Rowe’s work is stunning — and inspirational. While many artists hone their skills on portraiture, landscape, still life, and figurative subjects, Rowe has done it all, from book illustration to movie posters, traditional subjects, and beyond.”

To read the full article, click here.

Posted January 11th, 2016

ARC Salon Opens Jan 18 in NYC

Dreamer’s Descent by Dorian Vallejo
The first Art Renewal Center Live Salon is on its way to the Salmagundi Club in New York City, where it will be on display from January 18 – February 4, 2016.

Seventy-five works of Post Contemporary Realist art culled from the winners and finalists from the 11th ARC Salon will be on view.

The Art Renewal Center is also holding several exciting events during the show, including a speech by ARC Chairman Fred Ross, a lecture by Julie Bell and David Palumbo, and a collaboration with the Da Vinci Initiative, whose mission is to bring skill-based techniques like those embodied by the works in the ARC Salon into K – 12 classrooms.

To purchase tickets for these events, please click here.

All proceeds will help fund the ARC and help to pay for the costs involved with running the show. Donations are also welcome and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Posted January 8th, 2016

The Venetian Technique With Virgil Elliott
ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott is conducting a workshop at The Florence Studio, from June 6-17, 2016.

Students will learn how to apply an opaque gray and white (grisaille) underpainting to a master copy and will then develop the drawing and painting using transparent glazes for the shadows and more opaque passages for areas of light. Painters who have used versions of this technique include Old Masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Titian. The skills developed throughout this course will be valuable to the future of your own original works. Scumbling, glazing and the importance of value relationships are the focus of this workshop. Classes are small and relaxed in a beautiful studio in the historic center of Florence, Italy.

For more information about this workshop and to register, please click here.

Posted January 8th, 2016

Ryan Brown Workshop
Ryan Brown, head of the ARC Approved™ Center for Naturalist Study and Academic Painting, is teaching a special 5 day intensive workshop. Participants will discover how to paint realistic portraits with hands on one-on-one instruction.

The workshop is being held at Liliedahl Studios in Austin, Texas from January 20 – 24, 2016. This exclusive workshop is limited to 15 participants.

For more information and to register, please visit https://mediahub.clickfunnels.com/lv-brown2.

Posted January 6th, 2016

ARC Live Salon in Huffington Post
An article about the upcoming live ARC Salon Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York has been published today in the Huffington Post.

Brandon Kralik writes, “What a great step this is for paintings done in the Classical style to be featured in a major European museum dedicated to Realist art! It’s essentially unheard of. Now we have the privilege of seeing this tantalizing show in North America. There are a plethora of celebratory events planned around the exhibition including a talk by Fred Ross, ARC founder and president, on the visual language of realism and the Da Vinci Initiative will be conducting drawing and painting workshops, and more.”

To view the article, click here.

To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.


La Fête Sauvage by Adrienne Stein

Posted January 5th, 2016

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art Student Exhibition
ARC Approved™ Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art is holding a student exhibition at The Loft at Liz’s located on 453 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

The show will be open from January 6 – 11, 2016. A special evening event to view the art and meet the artists is being held on January 9, 2016 from 7-10 pm.

For more information about this event, please visit laafa.org.

Posted January 4th, 2016