Archive for June, 2012

Salon Announcement Countdown
The countdown begins! We are only five days away from announcing the winners of the Art Renewal Center 2011/2012 International Salon Competition. A.R.C. quickly realized the importance of a growing movement of living artists who, using their own voice and current subject matter, are advancing art into a new frontier. It seemed a perfect opportunity to try and recapture the excitement of the famous Paris Salons of the 19th Century, where all the greatest artists would compete. Now about to announce the winners for the Salon’s eighth year, the Art Renewal Center received over 2100 entries and will be showcasing only 500 of the best works in this monumental competition.
To all interested parties, this is your last chance to order the 2011/2012 International Salon Catalogue at the pre-order price. Containing over 200 pages of the best work being created by living artists today, click here to order your copy now.
Posted Friday, June 29th, 2012

Two Newly Improved Artist Galleries
ARC is happy to announce we have improved the image galleries for Arnold Bocklin, with several new high-resolution images, as well as the gallery for Sir James Jebusa Shannon, with more high-resolution images and some added biographical information by Kara Lysandra Ross.
Posted Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

International Guild of Realism Presents the 7th Annual IGOR Exhibition
Make plans now to see the 7th Annual IGOR Exhibition. The final jury is now completed and all notifications have been made to all IGOR entrants. This will be by far their largest exhibition ever in terms of both artists and paintings.

This year it will be held at the prestigious Jones & Terwilliger Galleries in the heart of the Carmel art district, California, USA. The gallery is centrally located among many quality art galleries, luxury shops and fine dining, attracting plenty of affluent visitors during the peak summer season, only two hours away from San Francisco.

Exhibition Dates: September 7th – 30th, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15th, 2012 – 5 to 8pm

For more information on this and other exhibitions, please click here.

Posted Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Evelyn de Morgan Gallery Expanded
We are happy to announce we have added many new high resolution images to the Evelyn de Morgan gallery (1850-1919), as well as a biography by Kara Lysandra Ross.

To view the new and improved gallery of this important female artist, click here.

Posted Friday, June 22nd, 2012

At the Edge: The Art of the Fantastic is now in full swing
This year, the Association of Fantastic Art in coordination with the Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania, USA, has put together a groundbreaking exhibition, AT THE EDGE: THE ART OF THE FANTASTIC, which will take place from June 3rd through September 9th, 2012. This exhibition gambits the timeline of this genre, including over 150 painting from the Romantics and Pre-Raphaelites through the Golden Age of Illustration to the present.
“I was very impressed with At the Edge. Not only were the works imaginative, ambitious, and highly skilled, the orchestration showed a great connection between works of the past and present illustrating how artists of today have built on and evolved from the artists of the past. I believe this show to be revolutionary in quality and subject mater, attracting both an older audience who loves farmiliar stories and legends, to a youthful audience who is inspired by not only fantasy, but Science Fiction and Symbolist imagery.”
-Kara Lysandra Ross

Peter Trippi, Editor of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and author of the Catalogue Raisonne on John William Waterhouse will be speaking at the museum on The Pre-Raphaelites and 19th-Century England’s Other Visionaries: Fantasy Artists Ahead of Their Time? Sunday afternoon, July 22, 2012.

For more information on this and other exhibitions, please click here.

Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Improved Charles Amable Lenoir Gallery
We have just finished redoing the
Charles Amable Lenoir gallery on ARC!

Lenior is one of William Bouguereau’s best known students.

Click here to take a look at the new images, many in high resolution, and read the added biographical material.

Posted Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Self-Portraits II Exhibition
An exhibit of self-portraits at the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery from June 14 – July 14, 2012 will include work by ARC Living Masters™ Cesar Santos, Daniel Graves, Daniel Greene, and Dana Levin among many others.

Also showing at this exhibit will be Edgar Degas “Autoportrait” on loan from the TIA Collection.

To learn more about this and other events, please click here.
Posted Friday, June 8th, 2012

ARC Living Master™ James Gurney News
Congratulations to ARC Living Master™ James Gurney for receiving the “Grand Master” award at the “Spectrum Live” convention of contemporary fantastic art in Kansas City, Missouri.

The honor has been given out once per year to “a living artist whose career has spanned at least twenty years, whose work has achieved and maintained a high-level of skill and imagination, and who has inspired others with their art and attitude.”

Posted Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Academy of Realist Art Scholarship Competition
The ARC Approved™ Academy of Realist Art has launched its first annual scholarship competition for promising artists with a love for academic style painting and drawing.

ARA models their curriculum and classical techniques on those used by 19th-century European academies to help students master fine art skills.

The deadline for the ARA scholarship is September 30, 2012.

Please visit for more information.

Posted Thursday, June 7th, 2012