Archive for November, 2012

2011/2012 ARC Salon Catalogues Last Chance to Pre-Order
For all those who have been patiently waiting, the final ARC Salon Catalogues are due to arrive at the Art Renewal Center next week.

The Salon Catalogue this year has run 200 pages and is a monument to the spectacular art being created by talented realist painters and sculptors around the world; offering the viewer high technical skill in the representation of both traditional themes as well as an explosion of new subject matter with a 21st century feel that cannot be confused with any other time period.

The 2011/2012 ARC Salon was our largest turnout yet with over 2,100 entries and over 800 artists participating. There were a large number of high quality works that did not make it into the finals. This was true even after extending the original 300+ expected finalist pieces to over 500. All 500 plus finalists are shown in this catalogue.

To have become a finalist and be showcased in this catalogue is even more difficult than before and is a huge accomplishment.

1 8th International Salon Catalog – $45.00
5 8th International Salon Catalogs – $180.00 (Same as buy 4 get one free)
10 8th International Salon Catalogs – $315.00 (Same as buy 7 get 3 free)

This is the last chance to pre-order your copy at the pre-order price.

Click here to place your order today.

Posted Friday, November 30th, 2012

New ARC Letter
Just wanted to thank you all again for the wonderful work you do and the incredible display of work your site contains. Every visit to your site is a little present I can give myself.

Best wishes,
Thomas C. Schunk, Ph.D.

To view more ARC Letters click here.

Posted Thursday, November 29th, 2012

New ARC Approved Atelier in Bethlehem, PA
Atelier Dualis is a small independent educational institution located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It is a novel approach to arts education combining the fine art training program developed by renowned trompe l’oeil artist, Anthony Waichulis with a supplemental career preparatory business curriculum. In addition to learning the fundamentals of painting and drawing, students will learn to market and promote themselves to further close the gap between art education and professional career. It is their goal to produce artists who are not only confident in their artistic vision and technical capabilites, but also aware of the creative power of business and equipped with the tools to shape the art world of tomorrow.
   Paradigm Shift
   by Erin Anderson
   Third Place Drawing Winner
   2011/2012 ARC Salon
The school was founded in 2012 by Erin Anderson, who was a student of Anthony Waichulis and has won ARC scholarship awards in the past. She has placed well in the ARC International Salons attaining an Honorable Mention in 2010/2011 and winning third place in the Drawing Category in the 2011/2012 ARC International Salon.

To view their page on ARC, please click here.

Posted Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Give the Gift of Art and ARC
As many of you know, ARC is a 501C3 non-profit educational foundation. One way we help raise funds for the continued work we do is by selling fine art prints of paintings that appear in the ARC museum.

If you are looking for a gift for a loved one or friend, consider giving them a gift of fine art.

Along with your order we will include a thank you letter for your support of the Art Renewal Center and its’ many programs signed by ARC Chairman Fred Ross and embossed with the ARC seal. If preferred, the letter can be made out to the person you are giving the gift to as an added gift bonus. Not only will you be giving them a gift they can cherish, you will be aiding a non-profit dedicated to proper art education and training techniques.
Our fine art prints are top-quality and printed on archival fine art canvas, archival fine art paper, fine art velvet or ulra-smooth, which is perfect for framing. All orders are custom printed.
Posted Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Erik Koeppel Exhibition
ARC Living Master™ Erik Koeppel is being featured by McColl Fine Art, Charlotte, NC in a exhibition titled Hudson River Revisited. The show is open now through Dec. 6, 2012.

Joe Panarelli, the Director of McColl Fine Art, recently did another show including Koeppel’s work, hanging his pieces next to those by Alfred Thompson Bricher, George Inness, and others at the 60th Annual Theta Charity Antiques Show in Houston, TX. Koeppel’s work is shown and sells frequently beside historic artwork, particularly beside 19th Century American Landscape Paintings from the Hudson River School.

To view more works by Erik Koeppel click here.

To view more on this and other exhibitions click here.

Posted Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

2013 IlluXcon Artist Submissions
IlluXcon, organized by the Association of Fantastic Art, just opened up jury submissions for the 2013 show at the Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, PA. Since things are working a bit differently this year than they have in the past, they have created a small batch of web pages to explain the process and the options to everyone.

http://www.illuxcon.com/Submissions.html

The deadline for submissions is midnight EST on December 5th – they will announce the results of the jurying on or about December 15th, just before tickets and Showcase tables go on sale.

If you have artist friends or associates that you think might be interested in exhibiting at this show of Imaginitive Realism, please share the link with them.

If you have any questions you can write to them at info@illuxcon.com.

Posted Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Vala Ola Exhibition
ARC Living Master™ Vala Ola will be showing her work in the upcoming 2012 “Hidden in the Hills” art show, where she will be exhibiting some of her newest works. The show is a prestigious long standing art studio tour that will be open this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at:

The Sculpture Studio Hidden in the Hills – Studio #45 – 6051 Hidden Valley Drive Suite 4 Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Posted Monday, November 19th, 2012

Books on ARC
As of this week, we are selling fine art books on many of the most popular artists in the ARC museum.

You may have already noticed that under the artist bio and above the images we have a bar for “Books and Related Products About this Artist.” Many of these links will take you to Amazon.com, but through the affiliate program we have, ARC gets a small commission on books/items that are clicked to from the ARC website. So if you are planing on buying fine art books as gifts for the holidays, see if we are offering them on the artist’s page in the ARC Museum first. You can still purchase through Amazon, but some funds will go to ARC.

Happy shopping!

Posted Friday, November 16th, 2012

Paul Oxborough News
Congratulations to Paul Oxborough who has been honored in the November issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine in a “Today’s Master” feature article. This is the same issue that features an article on the 2011/2012 ARC Salon and pictures Thomas Reis’s “Best in Show” painting of “Amelie” on the cover. Paul Oxborough won “Best in Show” in the 2005 ARC Salon, and in 2006 won the 1st place Figurative Award.
  2005 ARC Salon Best in Show
  First One Up
  Paul Oxborough

We are now accepting entries to the 2012/2013 ARC Salon.
To review the prospectus click here.

Posted Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Peter Fiore Exhibition in PA
ARC Living Master™ Peter Fiore has a solo show of his work open this month at the Travis Gallery, 6089 Lower York Road Route 202, New Hope, PA 18938. The exhibition, Subjects Emerge, will run from November 3 – 24, 2012.
Peter Fiore won 1st Place in the Landscape Category in the Art Renewal Center’s 2010/2011 International Salon. He is an American landscape painter who is best known for painting light and his striking use of color. His landscape paintings are widely collected and are in many corporate and private collections. He has been featured in an assortment of publications including Fine ArtConnoisseur as an “Artist to Watch”, American Art Collector, and The Artist’s Magazine.

To view more on this and other exhibitions click here.

Posted Monday, November 12th, 2012

Give the Gift of Art and ARC
As many of you know, ARC is a 501C3 non-profit educational foundation. One way we help raise funds for the continued work we do is by selling fine art prints of paintings that appear in the ARC museum.

If you are looking for a gift for a loved one or friend, consider giving them a gift of a fine art.

Our fine art prints are top-quality and printed on archival fine art canvas, archival fine art paper, fine art velvet or ulra-smooth, which is perfect for framing. All orders are custom printed.

Along with your order we will include a thank you letter for your support of the Art Renewal Center and its’ many programs signed by ARC Chairman Fred Ross and embossed with the ARC seal. If preferred, the letter can be made out to the person you are giving the gift to as an added gift bonus. Not only will you be giving them a gift they can cherish, you will be aiding a non-profit dedicated to proper art education and training techniques.
Posted Friday, November 9th, 2012