Archive for August, 2011

Praise for ARC
“Finding your website, and reading your philosophy and purpose, and genuinely understanding what you are doing, and why, is a welcome relief and encouragement to a person suffocating in contemporary “culture”. Many thanks – and I am joining to support ARC at once!”

- M.B. Adelson

Posted Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

New ARC Exhibition Page
ARC is proud to announce the arrival of the newest addition to the website,
the ARC Exhibition Page

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Click to see the Exhibition Page
In an attempt to better assist in art education, we thought it important to tie together our work here at ARC with the work being done by so many others around the globe. In this new section, viewers will find a list of ARC recommended exhibitions. This includes important exhibitions being mounted for artists of prior centuries and also those organized for our ARC Approved Artists™ and Living Master’s™. In addition, we have posted information pertaining to auction presales and specialized museums dedicated to a single artist.

The Exhibition Page is a continual work in progress, so please feel free to write in and inform us of other exhibitions that may be missing from our list.

Posted Monday, August 29th, 2011

Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonne – Took My Breath Away!
“I just received my copy of the Bouguereau Catalog Raisonne- took my breath away! Fred what an awe inspiring compendium!

- Akshay Sanghavi ”

Click here to read the full letter.

To see more reviews of the William Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonné, click here.

Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2011

ARC Approved™ Teaching Studios of Art Accepting Fall Applications
The Teaching Studios of Art is now registering for the fall 2011 session at both locations.
TSA fall 11 They have some of the most talented faculty in the Realist movement today. Among there instructors are Adam Miller, Chris Pugliese, Patricia Watwood, Bennett Vadnais, John Morra, Rob Zeller, Kristin Künc, and Jane McGraw-Teubner.

They have a diverse array of classes which focus on areas such as:
Sculpture, Figure Drawing and Painting, Foundational Drawing and Painting, Plein Air Landscape Painting, Pastels, Portraiture, Still Life, College Portfolio Prep, and More.

To learn more information, or to register, visit:

Posted Friday, August 19th, 2011

Praises to the Chairman
“Well Fred your philosophy statement was just too good .

In fact at times, tears could come. It is so close to being perfect that any kind of critique would be nit-picking. As a full time professional artist and realist painter I can’t give you thanks enough for what you said in it.”

Mark Bradford Strutt

Click here to read the full letter.

Posted Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

New ARC Living Master™ Adrian Gottlieb
We would like to officially welcome Adrian Gottlieb as an ARC Living Master™.

One is immediately struck by the painterly quality of Gottlieb’s work. While he has expanded his themes, Gottlieb’s passion remains centered on figurative compositions. It is in this genre that Gottlieb excels-especially in infusing the two-dimensional surface with a luminous vitality; a palpable energy that is unique to his work.

Click here to see the Adrian Gottlieb Gallery.

The Poet

The Poet
by Adrian Gottlieb

Posted Friday, August 5th, 2011

2010-2011 ARC Salon Winners Announced

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Best In Show:
War Pieta
by Max Ginsburg

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2010-2011 ARC Salon™. The Best in Show prize of $10,000 goes to Max Ginsburg for his painting “War Pieta”. The William Bouguereau Award for emoption, theme, and the figure as well as a purchase prize of $14,000 goes to Sharon Sprung for her painting “Reclining Girl”. The prize for Most Ambitious work goes to Stephen Perkins for his sculpture “Vitae”.

To see all of the winners and finalists click here.

Posted Monday, August 1st, 2011