Archive for November, 2011

ARC Chairman To Speak At International Award Ceremony

Fred Ross
ARC Chairman Fred Ross will be one of three speakers for the 2011 NTD Television 3rd Chinese International Figure Painting Competition Award Ceremony November 28th, 7pm – 9:30pm at the Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY.

The mission of the Chinese International Figure Painting Competition is to promote cultural exchange and the art of figure painting that portrays truth, compassion, and beauty in order to return art to its rightful path.

To learn more about this, please visit our exhibition page and look under special events.

Posted Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

ARC Holiday Sale!


ARC Holiday Sale!

Treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of art! Just enter the coupon codes listed below at checkout to receive your holiday discount.

10% off all orders under $150 archoliday10
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Click here to visit the ARC Store.

Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

ARC User Registration and Membership
The Art Renewal Center, in an attempt to become a self-sustaining organization and to continue to provide an important art resource to the world, has made the executive decision to start user registrations and memberships. Although much of the content of the website will remain free to all users, including all articles, exhibition information, and thumbnails of the 75,000 images on the website, we will be restricting free access of the large images to registered users, and only paid members will have access to the high resolution files. We had hoped to keep this service free, but ARC is losing money steadily.

We will be offering a 50% discount on memberships between now and December 1, 2011. Access to the high resolution images will be extremely affordable at $14.95 a year, ($1.25 a month) which is tax-deductible. Seniors and students will receive a discounted rate of $9.95/year ($.83/month). Most museums charge for admissions and ARC, as a nonprofit, 501(C)(3), educational foundation, must do the same in order to provide the services it does for generations to come. With the proceeds we hope to raise, we will be able to expand many of our features and become an even greater asset to society. We hope our regular users will understand and be happy to support us by becoming members.

We ask those who can afford it to make an additional donation directed to our scholarships, museum expansion or research and articles.

Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Teaching Studios of Art December Workshops
The Baroque Portrait with Adam Miller at TSA’s Oyster Bay studio
December 15th – 17th, 2011
adam This unique workshop is designed to help artists of any level of skill and experience draw and paint the portrait in the grand manner of Gainsborough, Reynolds and Van Dyck.
The Baroque Portrait consists of 3 days of working from the live model. The goal is to take advantage of a layered approach to painting, the ways a colored under-painting affects the final painting, and also help provide a focus on using limited colors towards building an artistic harmony of warms, cools and grays.

Click here for more information on this workshop.

The Living Portrait with Maria Kreyn at TSA’s Brooklyn studio
December 17th – 18th, 2011
time The Living Portrait workshop consists of two days of drawing from the live model and is designed for all skill levels.
This workshop will focus on creating both the likeness of the model and also emotional expression, bringing the portrait to life using the graphite medium. Emphasis will be placed on developing expression, line, edges, atmosphere, and internal gesture. Students will learn a process of drawing that focuses on quickly laying down a large amount of information, and then honing and focusing it to a high finish of detail and clarity.

Click here for more information on this workshop.

Posted Friday, November 18th, 2011

New Automated Salon 2011/2012 Entry Form
ARC is Proud to Announce its new automated salon entry form!
We are now accepting entries for the Art Renewal Center 2011/2012 International Salon Competition. This year we are offering the largest cash amount ever in awards totaling an unprecedented $50,000. Participants can compete and win in 6 categories: Figurative, Landscape, Animals, Still life, Sculpture, and Drawing.

This year we are also introducing 5 NEW awards designed to encourage creativity and ambition in the arts: Most Creative, Best Social Commentary, Best Portrait, Most Ambitious Work, and Best Trompe L’oeil.

As usual, award winners and finalists will be featured on the Art Renewal Center’s website and in our full color catalog.

Please try our NEW application process and be sure to contact if you encounter any technical issues!

Please Note: You must be at least a free registered ARC member to apply for the salon because we need your information. Please click here and follow the prompts to either sign in or create a membership to apply for the salon.

Posted Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Juliette Aristides New Book


Congratulations to Juliette Aristides on the publication of her new book Lessons in Classical Drawing, which includes an instructive DVD.

The book is now available in the ARC Store for purchase. In addition, Juliette has graciously donated the section on negitive space to be published in our technical article section for those who cannot afford formal training.

To view more on this publication or to order the book, please click here.

There will be an open reception and book signing Friday, November 18th, 6pm – 8pm at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, WA. To learn more about this and other events click here.

Posted Friday, November 11th, 2011

2010/2011 ARC Salon Catalogues Are Here!
The 2010/2011 Salon Catalogues have arrived! The number of finalists is up 16% from last year, which has added a number of additional pages to the catalogue.

In addition, we have given extra pages for the winners, ensuring that each 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner was given its own page and Honorable Mentions are limited to two per page. We have also included enlarged details in many cases and enlarged the size of the images overall. The improvements to the quality of the catalogue are significant this year and we know it will be well received.

To order the 7th Annual Competition Catalogue please click here.

As a side note, we have reduced the prices of our older salon catalogues and are offering a special for our 6 year set for the holiday season.

To order the complete 6 catalogue set please click here.

Posted Thursday, November 10th, 2011

New Article on ARC – Chats With Famous Painters


Chats With Famous Painters, by Wallace Wood, was salvaged from a damaged issue of The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume XLVII, No. 2, December, 1893. The article features numerous illustrations of studies and commentary by J.L. Gerome, J.P. Laurens, Bouguereau, Puvis De Chavannes, J.J. Lefebvre, Fredrick Leighton, Albert Maignan, and J. E. Lenepveu.

Article generously donated by Eric Santoli.

Click here to read the article.

Posted Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Sotheby’s New York Nov. 4th Major 19th Century European Sale
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Announcing the Sotheby’s New York’s Major 19th Century European painting sale is here. The Pre-Sale is up now through November 3rd and the auction is November 4th. The Sale includes a selection of many fine works of the period including 3 Alma-Tademas, 3 Godwards, 6 Bouguereaus, and many works by Bouguereau students as well. In addition, the sale features Jehan Georges Vibert’s greatest know cardinal painting La Tireuse De Cartes, A.K.A. The Fortune Teller. This work is the ultimate spoof on the clergy and at the time it was painted, was representative of freedom a speech. It was a painting the artist would have been severely punished for if he had painted it at almost any other pervious point in history.

To view the entire catalogue please click here.

bouguereau To see a selection of other current and upcoming exhibitions please visit our exhibition page.


Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2011