Archive for March, 2012

60 New Works Added
ARC is always expanding and the past few weeks have been no exception. Over 60 new works of art have been added to the site, many in high resolution.

To see the new additons to ARC, please click here.

There will be many more additions to the site in the weeks and months to come, so please continue to visit ARC!

Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Mucha Museum and Spring Sale
Spring is here and a recent addition to the ARC website reflects the beautiful change in the weather. The Mucha Museum, dedicated to Alphonse Mucha, the most beloved and universally known Art Nouveau artist, has been added to the museum section of our Events and Exhibition Page. Located in Prague, the museum boasts over 100 exhibits of art and personal memorabilia of the artist.

Click here to learn more about the Mucha Museum and other events in the ARC community.

If you love Mucha, or art in general, now is the perfect time to treat yourself or a loved one to a fine art print! The ARC Store is offering 15% off all prints. Just type in the code 'spring12' in the coupon box at checkout to receive your discount.

To view the Mucha Gallery on ARC, please click here.
Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Judges For This Year’s ARC Salon
Dear Contestants,

We are happy to announce the Judges for this year’s ARC International Salon competition are as follows:

Fred Ross, Dr. Vern Swanson, Juliette Aristides, and introducing Daniel Graves as a new member to our Board of Judges, who will be serving as the fourth judge.

To read more about our esteemed judges, please click here.

Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Letter to ARC
“… what pleasure it gave me, as a 71-year-old Englishman, to read some of your items about David Hockney. I said his work wasn’t much good;…anybody who knows which end of a paintbrush is which is accepted as a master in Britain.

I grew up at the height of modernism, and when you’re told by experts that Picasso is the greatest artist of the century, you end up believing it. Eventually, I discovered the treasure-house of our Victorian legacy.

I saw the Queen shaking hands with Emin on television, and…wept. …the ultimate degradation of my poor country.

I’ve seen better art than Emin’s on the walls of public lavatories,…”

Derek Greatrex

To read the full letter, please click here.

To read more letters to ARC, please visit our ARChives.

Posted Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

ARC Living Master™ James Gurney’s Books in ARC Store
We are pleased to announce the addition of four of ARC Living Master™ James Gurney’s books to the ARC Store!

Each edition is signed and includes an original sketch by James Gurney

Titles include: Dinotopia, Journey to Chandara, Imaginative Realism, and Color and Light.

Supplies are limited. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to add a special edition to your library!

gurney books
Posted Friday, March 9th, 2012

New ARC Living Artist™ Anand PKC
ARC is pleased to welcome Anand PKC as an ARC Living Artist™!

Anand PKC is fully dedicated to realism and wishes to paint his subjects as true to reality as possible.

“Creating virtual reality in oil painting has always been my passion since I was young.”

Click here to see Anand PKC’s gallery.

Posted Friday, March 9th, 2012

ARC Living Master™ Mario Robinson Workshop
ARC Living Master™ Mario Robinson will be having a 5-day portrait drawing workshop at Sadie Valeri Atelier in San Francsico from August 20 – 24, 2012.

This workshop will focus on drawing the portrait from life and the techniques used to achieve an accurate likeness.

For more information, please click here.

Posted Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Georgetown Atelier New Curriculum
We are happy to announce that a large number of artists are graduating this year from the Georgetown Atelier and are ready to start their professional careers. This leaves a big opportunity for interested students to gain entry to this intimate teaching setting. Recently they have added new areas of study into their curriculum and have updated their website with new content and tutorials. For all interested parties, please visit their website at to view more details and apply.
Posted Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Announcing Allied Organizations on ARC
ARC is pleased to announce the addition of Allied Organizations to our site!

To better accomplish our mission and return sanity back to the visual arts, we have started to ally ourselves with like minded organizations in the hopes that through our joint efforts, we will be more successful at bringing realist art back to the world at large.

For more information, click here.

In addition, a new article by Kara Lysandra Ross, related to one of our new allied organizations, the Association of Fantastic Art, has just been published in the Epoch Times.

To read the article, click here.

The Golden Rose
by Donato Giancola
Posted Monday, March 5th, 2012

Ani Art Academies Language of Drawing DVD series
A.R.C. is happy to announce the release of the long awaited Ani Art Academies Core Program: Language of Drawing DVD series. For the last 18 months they have been recording each and every exercise from The Waichulis training method to make it available to the general public. The system is designed to develop fundamental representational drawing skills through a particular sequence of exercises.
The Academies’ curriculum focuses on essential fundamentals of draftsmanship, properties of light, elements of perception, and various methods of painting without subscribing to any particular aesthetic. Through a comprehensive series of simple but challenging repetitive exercises, Ani Art Academies’ Apprentices develop the ability to communicate with a vocabulary of confident marks, lines, and values. It is the Artist’s particular employ of this highly adaptable visual vocabulary that will begin to reveal an artistic vision, and ultimately, a unique voice.

To Learn more about this DVD collection and to purchase, please click here.

Posted Friday, March 2nd, 2012