Archive for July, 2012

New ARC Approved™ Atelier
Art Renewal Center former scholarship winner Andrew Ameral, is now the Director of a new ARC Approved™ Atelier based in San Francisco, CA. The Golden Gate Atelier offers a complete classical training for the realist artist. Students draw and paint the human figure from life using sight-size. In addition, they receive a thorough grounding in constructive drawing, anatomy, and perspective. Their oil painting program is dedicated to craftsmanship and to the skillful use of materials and techniques. Students work in all genres: still life, landscape, portraiture, and figurative art.
To view their new page on ARC, please click here.
Posted Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Bouguereau Catalog Raisonné Sale
The Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonné is now on sale for $299.00 discounted from its original $350.00 price.
There are less than 100 copies left of the original 2,000 printing.

Volume I – Biography
Over 340 color images of Bouguereau paintings, over 100 full page plates, and another 170 images in black and white.

Volume II – Catalog RaisonnĂ©
Over 760 images are included, mostly color.

Click here to order this exquisite two-volume boxed set while supplies last.

Posted Friday, July 27th, 2012

ARC Living Master™ James Childs News
Ancient Contests: Modern Heroes – July 26 – September 9, 2012
Leighton House Museum – 12 Holland Park Road, London, W14 8LZ, England
ARC Living Master™James Childs will be having an exhibition of a large frieze that he was commissioned by the country of Greece to do for the Athens Olympics.

This work, exhibited at the Forbes Gallery shortly after the Athens Olympics, is being shown at Leighton House, in honor of the London Olympic Games. It depicts several different sports from the ancient Olympics and was made from drawing Childs did of the American and Greek Olympic teams. Childs was Leighton House’s first artist in residence, and has had a long standing relationship with the museum.

To view more on this and other events click here.

Posted Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

New Allied Organization on ARC
The California Art Club, established in 1909, is one of the oldest, largest and most active fine art organizations in America. Its founding members were a handful of professional artists who migrated to Los Angeles from the Midwest and East Coast, drawn to the Golden State’s natural beauty and year-round sunshine. With conditions that were ideal for outdoor painting, these pioneering artists gave birth to the first artistic movement to be defined as uniquely Californian – “California Impressionism.”
Today, as a dynamic nonprofit educational organization with more than 2,500 members around the world and nine chapters in California, the Club strives to expand the knowledge and appreciation of traditional fine arts. The mission of the Club is to promote the traditional fine arts in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture and to provide educational programs and exhibitions that foster understanding and interpretation of traditional art heritage and California history.

For more information about the California Art Club and our other Allied Organizations, please click here.

Posted Monday, July 23rd, 2012

ARC Salon Article in PleinAir Today
Read the newly released article “Art Renewal Center Salon Includes Landscape Featured” written by Steve Doherty in Outdoor Painter, the home of Plein Air Magazine.

It focuses on the Landscape Category winners of the ARC 2011/2012 International Salon.

To read this article, please here.

Living Waters
by Denise LaRue Mahlke

Posted Friday, July 20th, 2012

Art History at the Atelier School of Classical Realism
The Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, California is presenting a special art history series, free to the public, each Saturday morning in August from 10 AM to 1 PM. “Baroque Alive!” explores art history on a human level.

The series introduces the creators of art masterpiecs from both before, after and
during the Baroque era into all too human every day focus with their hopes, fears, envy, feudings, rancor and disappointments. This is an introduction into real artists that were real people, just like you and me. Art history will never seem the same again. Lots of slides for all you visual people out there. Brought to you by the art scholar Mark P. Fisher.
Reservations for attendance should be made before July 28 at

To view more on this and other events, please click here.

Posted Thursday, July 19th, 2012

ARC Living Master™ Shaun Downey News
ARC Living Master™ , Shaun Downey, has 3 exhibitions of his work scheduled thoughout Canada.

Born in 1978, Shaun Downey spent his childhood in Oshawa, Ontario. His father worked at the local General Motors plant, as do many of the residents of the small but mighty city. As the end of high school drew near Shaun decided to stick with his gut and pursue a career as an artist.

Photo Realism – September 8 – October 2, 2012 Galerie de Bellefeuille – 1367 Greene Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 2A8, Canada

Revealing Spaces – June 30 – August 26, 2012 The Robert McLaughlin Gallery – 72 Queen Street, Civic Centre – Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3, Canada

Art Toronto – October 26th – 29th, 2012 Metro Toronto Convention Center – S255 Front Street West, in Exhibit Halls A and B, Toronto, ON, Canada

To view more on these and other exhibitions, please click here.

Posted Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Association of Fantastic Art IlluxCon Scholarship
The Association of Fantastic Art, an ARC Allied Organization, is currently accepting entries for their IlluxCon Scholarship. It is open to any student (high school, college, or atelier). The winners will receive all-expense paid trips to IlluXCon (or $1200 towards their trip if they are located outside of the continental US).
The annual IlluXCon symposium, founded in 2008, draws artists and attendees from all over the world. This year (2012) it will be held in Altoona, PA. Starting in 2013 it will have a prominent venue at the Allentown Art Museum, PA, an AAM accredited institution with over 100,000 annual visitors. IlluXCon features an average display of over 1000 original works of art, and is filled with workshops, lectures and painting demonstrations by the foremost artists in the field as well as providing a leading opportunity for collectors to view and purchase original works.
The submission deadline will be August 1st. Please visit their website for more details.
Posted Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Summer Sale – 15% off all Prints
All prints on ARC are now 15% off.

To take advantage of this discount, please type in the coupon code box at checkout arcfriends.

To browse though our archives of over 75,000 works to find the perfect gift or home decoration, please click here.

Posted Monday, July 16th, 2012

Peter Trippi to speak at Allentown Museum
The Pre-Raphaelites and 19th-Century England’s Other Visionaries: Fantasy Artists Ahead of Their Time? with Peter Trippi – Sunday afternoon, July 22, 2012. The Allentown Art Museum – 31 North Fifth Street, Allentown, PA 18101
Many of the artists in At the Edge: Art of the Fantastic say they are inspired by the emotionally intense, highly detailed, and richly colored scenes created by Pre-Raphaelites from the 1840s onward. This talk with Peter Trippi reveals just how radical the visions of these passionate young men were in their time, and also draws a line backward from Rossetti, Millais, and Holman Hunt to the similarly charged compositions of such forerunners as Blake, Palmer, and Flaxman.

Peter Trippi, in addition to his long list of credentials, is the editor of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.

Posted Friday, July 13th, 2012

Artist Update and an Exciting Exhibition
ARCALM™ Mary Jane Q Cross has recently added four new images to her gallery on ARC. To view the additions, please click here.

She is also exhibiting her work at the Oil Painter’s of America 21st National Exhibition, along with many other artists including ARCLM™ Daniel Greene.

For more information about this event and to view other current and upcoming exhibitions, please click here.

Posted Thursday, July 12th, 2012

New ARC Living Master™ Marina Dieul
ARC is happy to welcome Marina Dieul as an ARC Living Master™.

Marina Dieul was born in France. She showed great interest in painting and drawing from an early age, and her family encouraged her vocation. Marina’s work has received numerous awards and honors in the US and Canada.

To view her gallery on ARC, click here.

Posted Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Letter from Salon Entrant
“I was a little put out when I did not make the final “500″ until I just viewed the accepted pieces and winners, WOW!!!! I am ordering the catalog to remind me of how much work I have to do to reach the level of these works, I cannot find a single piece that I feel shouldn’t have been accepted. Congratulations to the judges, see you next competition, I wouldn’t miss being involved with the best there is.”

Thank you,

Posted Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Letter from Best In Show Winner
Thank you SO much for the wonderful news! Given the outstanding work submitted, I am both honored and humbled. The array of talent is truly breathtaking, as always.

I would be so proud and deeply honored to be included in the roster of amazing talent in the Living Master’s Gallery.

I also want to thank you for all that you, Fred, Sherry and the others at ARC have done for the Arts. Your generosity has had such a positive, profound impact on the arts community.

Tom Reis

Posted Monday, July 9th, 2012

New ARC Living Master™ Julio Reyes
ARC is proud to welcome Julio Reyes as an ARC Living Master™.

“Art has become a means for me to measure the value of my experiences; to seek patterns and hidden purposes, and to delight in their fullest expression… My pictures are more about mystery and a sense of amplitude…”
- Julio Reyes

To view his gallery on ARC, click here.

Posted Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

New Allied Organization on ARC
ARC is pleased to present a new Allied Organization, the American Society of Traditional Artists. ASTA was formed to showcase the talent of the many professional fine artists of today through the promotion of their art in an annual event sponsored by a National Art Museum. ASTA’s goals are to recognize the best traditional realist artists working today by creating exhibition opportunities in major museums and providing marketing and technical assistance to these talented members in order to build bridges connecting art collectors and the highest quality traditional art.
To view more about this organization and to see examples of their members work visit our Allied Organization page by clicking here.
Posted Monday, July 2nd, 2012