Archive for June, 2008

ARC Museum Maintenance

To All Our Devoted Visitors

Museum and Atelier images were not available during a sceduled maintenance on
June 27 and finishing up early June 28.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

As all have noticed, the ARC Website is now many times faster and you can expect continued improvements in the coming months.

Please continue to visit the largest on-line Museum on the internet. A work in progress, steadily expanding with thousands of high quality images of the greatest paintings and sculpture in history, the Art Renewal Center is building an encyclopedic collection of essays, biographies and articles by top scholars in the field.

Posted Saturday, June 28th, 2008

ARC Living Master™ Igor Babailov at LAAFA

Master the Portrait Workshop
with ARC Living Master™ Igor Babailov at
ARC Approved™ Atelier LAAFA
Dates and Times: Wed.-Sun., Aug.6th-10th, 10am-5pm
Days 1-3 Include: A three hour Master Demonstration by Igor Babailov
Day 1: Solid Drawing – as a Fundamental for Strong Painting
Day 2: Pastel – from Leonardo da Vinci to the Impressionists and beyond
Day 3: Oil Painting – the Medium of the Masters
Day 4: Working with the life model and completing the paintings/drawings. Highly individual instruction
Day 5: Working with the life model and completing the paintings/drawings. Highly individual instruction.
Click Here for LAAFA’s full summer 2008 schedule
Posted Friday, June 27th, 2008

ARC 2008 Scholarship Competition Deadline Has Passed

ARC Scholarship Competition
$30,000 in Scholarship Grants This Year

The 2008 ARC Scholarship Competition Deadline has passed and the competition is now closed.

ARC Scholarship winners will be contacted by mail as soon as a decision has been made. The names of winners will be announced on the ARC Website.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants who have not been chosen to receive an ARC Scholarship will not be contacted individually.

The ARC Scholarship Competition is a yearly event:
Click here for more info- see the FAQ’s and get ready for
the 2009 ARC Scholarship Competition

Posted Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Last Week to Preorder 2007 ARC Salon Catalogs

2007 ARC Salon Catalogs will be shipped next week.

The ARC Salon Catalogs, with their beautiful color reproductions of the ARC International Salon Winners, are eagerly awaited for each year and treasured as collections of today’s masters.

This is is the last week for preorders.
Order before June 25, 2008 and take advantage of preorder benefits.

The 4th Annual ARC Salon proved a difficulty for our judges as the quality was so impressive that their decisions extended weeks past the deadline. The judges decided to include 150 finalists instead of the usual 100, as it was impossible to eliminate any more items, when those remaining were of such high quality.
All 150 finalists are represented in this year’s catalog.
ARC Chairman, Fred Ross’ Keynote Address to the Oil Painters of America, applauded as a definitive analysis of 19th century art history, is included in its entirety.
Preorder Now
Posted Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Florence Academy Awards Best Painting 2008

Posted Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Andreeva Summer Workshops in Santa Fe, NM

The ARC Approved Atelier™
Andreeva Portrait Academy
is offering Summer Classes in the historic
Plaza district of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Click Here for the
Andreeva Portrait Academy Schedule
Paintings by Andreeva Portrait Academy Instructors
Posted Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

When ARC Chairman, Fred Ross Spoke at the Met

On June 7, 2001– Fred Ross, Chairman of the Art Renewal Center, addressed a crowd of over 700 portrait artists, gallery owners and members of the press at America’s premier institution of art, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, at the American Society of Portrait Artists (ASOPA) Conference. Mr Ross was interrupted at least 10 times to thunderous applause or peals of laughter, as he blasted Modernism and its chief icons, Picasso, Mattisse and DeKooning, with some of the most biting, yet truthful satire that has ever been heard in those sanctified halls.

This memorable plea for sanity in the arts is a ‘must read’
for art lovers and scholars alike:

Good Art Bad Art: Pulling Back the Curtain
by Fred Ross

Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

ARC Living Master: Juliette Aristides at BACAA

Eight Day Intensive Portrait Painting Workshop
The ARC Approved™ Atelier BACAA, The Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier is very proud to host this master workshop with
ARC Living Master™, Juliette Aristides, gifted artist and author:

8 Day Portrait Painting Workshop July 7-15, 2008
Location: Barrett Hall, Belmont California
(in the San Francisco Bay Area)

Working from life and from the masters, you will follow traditional ideas and techniques of portrait painting as you develop vital tools for creating skillful portrait paintings.
You will explore varied working methods through master copies, lectures and group discussions, spending a portion of each day working on topical issues such as drawing, composition, value, color and color theory, as you study the way the master artists of the past have handled such challenges.
Over the eight days, you also create one longer painting that develops from drawing to under painting through full color. Class discussions, slide lectures and instructor demonstrations focus on building skills for successful independent work and illuminate ways to solve problems when you return to your own studio.
Application Form – Click here to Apply

Author of: Classical Drawing Atelier, Watson-Guptill, 2007
Classical Painting Atelier, Watson-Guptill, 2008
Posted Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

ASCR Offers:The Life and Times of the Great Baroque Masters
Reservations are now being accepted for the ARC Approved™ Atelier, The Atelier School of Classical Realism 2008 SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE GREAT BAROQUE MASTERS
Saturday Mornings 9AM: JULY12-AUGUST30 (8 sessions)
The instructor will be Greg Flood, art history specialist. Get acquainted with Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Dyke, Rubens, Velasquez, Carravagio and some of their friends. Discover what they were like before the museums collected and hung their paintings. Full color reproductions of their artwork will accompany each lecture adventure.
Enrollment size will be limited.Tuition paid in advance is $320.00.
Tuition paid after July 1 will be $360.00.
For more information, contact David Hardy at (510) 407.1336 or
Posted Monday, June 9th, 2008

LIAFA and NYAA Offer Landscape Painting Classes in the Hamptons

ARC Approved Atelier, Long Island Academy of Fine Art with locations in both Riverhead and Oyster Bay, has recently affiliated the ARC Approved Atelier, The New York Academy of Art, to offer landscape-painting classes in the Hamptons, Long Island, NY.

The New York Academy of Art, located in Manhattan’s TriBeCa district, is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to the advancement of figurative painting, sculpture, and drawing, and is the first graduate school in the United States devoted exclusively to the human figure. The NYAAs distinguished faculty has historically included many of the nations most respected artists; among them today is LIAFAs own founder and director, Robert Armetta. Mr. Armetta, a graduate of the NYAA, has been teaching there for three years in addition to his classes at LIAFA, which he expanded in November of 2007 due to an increasing demand for classical studies on Long Island.

Starting on June 14th, the New York Academy of Art, in conjunction with the Long Island Academy of Fine Art will offer Landscape Painting in the Hamptons; courses taught by LIAFAs staff of professional artists.

Register through NYAA at or call 631-603-5514 for more information.
Visit the Long Island Academy of Fine Art at:
Posted Monday, June 9th, 2008

ARA Summer Classical Painting Classes in Toronto, Canada

ARC Approved Atelier, Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, Canada -about one hour’s drive from Buffalo, NY. is offering Classical Painting Classes this Summer with Award-Winning Realists from their Full-time Atelier Program.

ARA Summer workshops:

Sketching in Oil From the Nude Figure: learn to paint directly from the live model in this oil painting workshop.
Instructor: Fernando Freitas
June 16 – 27, 2008
Paint Your Own Masterpiece: learn oil painting by copying an ‘old master’.
Instructor: Fernando Freitas
July 7 – 18, 2008
Still Life Painting Workshop: The illusion of three dimensions in oil painting.
Instructor: Juan Martinez
August 18 – 29, 2008
Posted Monday, June 9th, 2008

LAAFA Accepting Applications for Summer 2008 Term

The ARC Approved™ Atelier, The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, is excited to announce the start of their upcoming Atelier three year program’s newest installment.
LAAFA is now accepting applications for the Summer 2008 start.
The deadline to submit your application is 6/28/08 for the 7/28/08 start of the program.
Contact LAAFA at 818.708.9232 or visit for curriculum details.
Upcoming 5-Day Workshops at LAAFA:

Classical Figure Drawing
course with Jon Demartin Wed.-Sun., July 9th-13th
Portrait in Oil Workshop with Igor Babailov Wed.-Sun., Aug.6th-10th
Figure Painting Workshop with Steven Assael Wed.-Sun., Sept. 3rd-7th
Portrait Painting Workshop with Sean Cheetham Wed.-Sun., Oct. 8th-12th
Figure Drawing course with Dan Thompson Fri.-Tue., Oct. 10th-14th
Posted Monday, June 9th, 2008