Archive for August, 2012
Posted Friday, August 31st, 2012
by William McGregor Paxton
| For those artists out their who are looking to improve their technical skills but can not afford to attend one of our ARC Approved schools, you may want to visit our Technical Articles section which is free to the public by clicking here.
In addition to this you may want to purchase one of the books or DVDs from our Artist Self Help Section at the following link. These books/DVDs have all been reviewed and have good, sound content.
|International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition|
Posted Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Image by Duffy Sheridan
|ARC Director of Operations, Kara Lysandra Ross, will be a guest judge at the International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition, in Carmel, CA. The Exhibition will run from September 7 – September 30, 2012 and the reception will be Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 5 – 8pm. IGOR, an ARC Allied Organization, currently represents around 280 artists hailing from 35 countries around the world. Their mission is to advance realism in fine art through museum exhibitions, art gallery shows, workshops, education programs, marketing support and Internet exposure.
For more information visit the hosting galleries website by clicking here.
To learn more about other art exhibitions, visit our upcoming and current events page by click here.
|Imaginative Realism at IlluXcon 2012|
Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Procession by Michael C. Hayes
|The annual IlluXCon symposium, founded in 2008, now draws artists and attendees from all over the world. This year the symposium will take place in Altoona, PA on November 8-11, 2012. The 2012 show will feature nearly 60 artists in the main exhibition, with many more included in the IlluXCon Showcase. 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 school as well as providing the field’s leading opportunity for collectors to view and purchase original works.
|This year they were able to give out 5 scholarships to pay for students to attend the event.
To view their official trailer, click here.
To register and purchase tickets to attend the show, click here.
Posted Friday, August 17th, 2012
| Learn more about the winners of the 2011/2012 ARC Salon and their award winning works:
Excerpt below is about the Bouguereau Award Winner, David Gluck’s, The Trapper.
This work mixes a Rembrandtesque color pallet and intense gaze with a sensitive suspense that is unique. The viewer has stumbled across a hunter who is sneaking about to set a trap for his intended prey.
The shotgun shells sticking out of his breast pocket and a trap in hand give the work a sinister feel. Yet the sinister quality is softened by a gentle touch, most likely communicated through the delicate choice in hand positioning, which instills this hardened man with a poetic flare.
Speaking of the inspiration for the painting, Gluck said: “When I knew him [the model], he didn’t have a job or a real home of his own, but he kept himself extremely busy collecting scrap metal. He was a modern-day forager.
At this time, too, I was rediscovering the Russian schools, and my new love for this type of art and my new acquaintance combined to create this painting. Here Brian is depicted as an early settler-trapper, a grizzled breed of man that lived with few material comforts and braved the harsh winters to seek a living from the woods.”
To read the full 3,100 word article click here.
Posted Thursday, August 16th, 2012
| ARC Approved Atelier™, The Academy of Realist Art, will be having a show at the French Cultural Center of Boston.
Beaux – Arts and the New “Bohemians”
French Cultural Center of Boston
53 Marlborough Street, Boston
Sept. 1 – Oct. 1, 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5th from 6:30 – 8:30
For more on this and other exhibitions visit our Upcoming and Current Exhibition page by clicking here.
|New Allied Organization – TRAC2012|
Posted Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
| There has been a neglect of critical appreciation of representational art well out of proportion to its quality and significance; it is that neglect that this conference seeks to address. By its nature, 21st century representational art is not to be thought of as simply a return to 19th century realism, but as an open-ended exploration. The conference is planned as a focused but non-doctrinaire event, of serious academic standards. What is the role of representational art in the twenty-first century? What are its sources and directions? How might it shape the art world?
Reclining in White by Jeremy Lipking
|Keynote addresses by: Jed Perl
Featured Presenters: Virgil Elliot
Vern G. Swanson
Panelists: David Kassan, Richard T. Scott, Sadie Valeri, Ruth Weisberg
Demonstration Artists: Béla Bacsí, Jeremy Lipking, Tony Pro, Alexey Steele, Mia Tavonatti
To register visit http://trac2012.org
To view their section on ARC, visit our Allied Organization page.
Posted Monday, August 13th, 2012
| There are less then 80 copies of the William Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonne left out of the original 2,000 copies printed. We are now taking the book off sale. For those who are interested in still buying the book, we will be selling the next 15 copies at the original list price of $350. As supplies become more limited, we will be increasing the sale price again.
To order a copy of this monumental work, with information on all 827 known paintings, images of over 600 unique works, and many full page plates, click here.
Posted Friday, August 3rd, 2012
|James Gurney Books with Original Sketches|
|Job Opportunity: Art Instructor Wanted|
Posted Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
| The Swedish Academy of Realist Art – Atelier Stockholm (SARA) is looking for an instructor. They can offer 8 to 16 hours of work every week and a private studio in the school. Employment can start as soon as September 3, 2012.
||They need a professional, working painter with high skills in the representational/realistic painting style, who also feels passionate about teaching and who would like to be a part of a dynamic and developing organization such as SARA for a shorter or longer period.
Take a look at their web page, www.atelierstockholm.se, and if the position seems interesting to you, please send them a CV, personal letter and images of at least 8 of your drawings and paintings created from life.
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The Power of The Representational Art Conference of 2015 "TRAC"
The Beaux Art Ball of 2015 for the Florence Academy Building Fund
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Atelier Image: Atelier 2
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Instructor: Joy by Nik Anikis Skusek
Instructor: Laocoon by Nik Anikis Skusek
Instructor: Treefrog by Jennie Smallenbroek
Student: Cast Charcoal Drawing by Student Clasien Pols
Student: Foot Cast Painting by Student Clasien Pols
Student: Bargue Drawing by Student Linda Posthumus
Instructor: Painting by Nik Anikis Skusek
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