Archive for December, 2012

ARC Salon Deadline Extension
Due to a large number of requests, we have decided to extend the deadline for the 2012/2013 ARC International Salon to Monday, January 21, 2013.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a Happy New Year!

Kara Lysandra Ross
Director of Operations

Posted Monday, December 31st, 2012

New Educational DVDs in the ARC Store
We would like to introduce a new set of six DVDs to the ARC Store, presented by On Air Video. These new DVDs cover the basics from Color Mixology, Anatomy, Measuring Methods, Perspective, and more. This series is great for beginners and high-school students who want to lean the basics of representation art.
To read more on the individual DVDs, click on the titles below.

Anatomy for Artists: Man in Motion

Anatomy for Artists: The Human Head

Anatomy for Artists: The Human Form Revealed

Color Mixology

Measuring Methods for Artists

Perspective Made Simple

Posted Friday, December 28th, 2012

New ARC Associate Living Master™
ARC would like to welcome Lance Richlin to the Art Renewal Center Approved Artist™ and Living Master’s™ Gallery.
Lance is an American artist and teacher. He is the author of a book on portrait drawing which is now a best seller published by Walter Foster Books in 2008. This book has been #1 in the U.S. Canada and the U.K. for drawing instruction. Many may remember his works from the 2011/2012 ARC Salon competition, where he was a finalist with two separate paintings. He was also given a Certificate of Excellence, from Portrait Society of America in 2012.
To view his new page on ARC, click here.
Posted Thursday, December 27th, 2012

ARC Living Master™ Workshop at GCA
ARC Living Master™ Erik Koeppel will be teaching a new workshop through the Grand Central Academy of Art. The workshop is titled “Techniques of the Hudson River School”, and the goal to place one’s self in the mindset of the great American Landscape Painters of the 19th Century. By painting in locations actually portrayed by the Hudson River School, one will discover a deeper understanding of how these artists approached the challenge of rendering the landscape before them.

To read more about this new workshop click here.

Posted Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

10 Days Left to Enter the 2012/2013 International ARC Salon™
This year we are offering more awards then ever. In addition to our over $50,000 in cash awards, and publicity on the Art Renewal Website and in our full color Salon Catalogue, this year, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine will be publishing an article on the top winners of the ARC 2012-2013 Salon. In addition, Plein Air Magazine will be giving out a special award to one artist to be featured in their magazine. ARC Director of Operations, Kara Lysandra Ross, will write an article on the top winners for the Epoch Times, a large international newspaper that publishes in 36 countries and 18 languages, and Streamline Publishing, producers of Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air will be creating a DVD featuring the Best in Show winner. The video will also feature ARC, the philosophies with special video interviews, and will include the works of all winners and all finalists. (a $25,000 value)

To read more and to enter the Salon, click here.

Posted Friday, December 21st, 2012

The Florence Academy of Art Opens New Sculpture Studio
To continue to provide the highest level of instruction possible, The Florence Academy of Art recently inaugurated a new space in Florence, the Robert and Christine Emmons Center for Sculpture for The Florence Academy of Art.
The 8000 square foot facility offers ample space to students and faculty. Large common workrooms provide students enough space to work comfortably life size, while private studios are available for faculty and guest artists. Robert Bodem directs his staff of Principal Faculty, Eran Webber & Sanne van Tongeren, and guest artist, Hywel Pratley. Students work form the live model daily, receiving a critique in the morning and the afternoon. The curriculum is further supported by weekly classes in Anatomy, Ecorché and daily figure drawing.
For more information, click here.
Posted Monday, December 17th, 2012

17 Days Left to Enter the 2012/2013 International ARC Salon
This year we are offering more awards then ever. In addition to our over $50,000 in cash awards, and publicity on the Art Renewal Website and in our full color Salon Catalogue, this year, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine will be publishing an article on the top winners of the ARC 2012-2013 Salon. In addition, Plein Air Magazine will be giving out a special award to one artist to be featured in their magazine. ARC Director of Operations, Kara Lysandra Ross, will write an article on the top winners for the Epoch Times, a large international newspaper that publishes in 36 countries and 18 languages, and Streamline Publishing, producers of Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air will be creating a DVD featuring the Best in Show winner. The video will also feature ARC, the philosophies with special video interviews, and will include the works of all winners and all finalists. (a $25,000 value)

To read more and to enter the Salon, click here.

Posted Friday, December 14th, 2012

2011/2012 International ARC Salon Catalogues
At long last the 2011/2012 International ARC Salon Catalogues are in!
All outstanding orders will be shipped this week. They are by far the largest of our ARC Salon Catalogues, measuring 1/2 inch thick and weighing over 2 lbs., almost twice the size of last year’s. The 200 page book contains over 500 images of the finest Contemporary Realist Art, as well as the introduction to the Bouguereau Catalogue Raisonne by Frederick Ross, with several full page color plates of William Bouguereau’s works. We know you will be pleased.

To order you copy or additional copies now, click here.

Posted Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

New ARC Living Master™
We would like to introduce our first Brazilian ARC Living Master, Gilberto Geraldo. Geraldo received the highest awards in the major and most prestigious Art Competitions of Brazil, being also invited as a jury member in many others. He had his works in individual and group exhibitions and many of his pieces are part of private collections in Brazil and abroad.
He has been the first Brazilian artist majoring at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg. Many of Gilberto’s works, during his years as a student, were kept in the Academy Museum collection. He received awards in many internal art competitions and two of his works, part of the Academy collection, are published in the book Academic Drawings and Sketches, presented by Professor Vladimir Mogilevtsev.

To view his new gallery on ARC click here.

Posted Monday, December 10th, 2012

$25,000 DVD Production Award for ARC Salon 2012/2013 Best in Show Winner
We are proud to announce the addition of an exciting new award to the ARC Salon Best in Show winner. ARC and Streamline Publishing, producers of Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air (both ARC Allied Organizations) will reward the winner of the annual ARC Salon competition with a fully produced and released video DVD showing a demonstration of their technique, an interview with the artist, and a profile of the artists work, as a key feature part of a DVD on the ARC Salon. This is a $25,000 value and will be produced by Streamline Art Video (a new ARC Allied Organization).

It is our plan that this outstanding award, being first introduced this year, will become an annual award, produced for all future ARC Salons. The video will also feature ARC, the philosophies with special video interviews, and will include the works of all winners and all finalists. The video will be made available for purchase on the ARC website and the Streamline Art Video Website.

To enter the ARC Salon click here.

Posted Friday, December 7th, 2012

ARC Living Master™ Jacob Collins featured at Christie’s Private Sale
Jacob Collins is the founder of the Water Street Atelier, The Grand Central Academy of Art, and the Hudson River Fellowship. He is an extraordinarily respected artist, teacher, and role model in the field of contemporary realism.

“Featuring the work of Contemporary Realist painter Jacob Collins, this exhibition will include a diverse selection of 30 works, comprised of landscapes, still lifes and figural compositions. Drawing inspiration from classical masters, Collins emphasizes close attention to detail, skillful craftsmanship, and dramatic use of light to produce timeless compositions with a modern sensibility. Collins has received international recognition through numerous solo exhibitions and his work is represented in several public and private collections including Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum and Amherst’s Mead Art Museum.”
– William H. Gerdts, Professor Emeritus of Art History, City University

24 November – 19 December
Christie’s Private Sales Gallery
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York

To read more click here.

Posted Thursday, December 6th, 2012

New ARC Living Artist™
We would like to introduce our first painter of miniatures, Debra Keirce, to the ARC Museum. Her works are usually 4 x 6 inches or smaller. For their size, they are painted with tremendous detail as most of her works involve compositions containing many different objects. To achieve extreme detail, she uses magnifying lenses while applying the paint.
The smaller paintings appeal to Debra because viewers naturally feel compelled to look closer, even view the art through a magnifier. Collectors are intrigued by the level of detail contained in such a compact space.

To view her new gallery on ARC click here.

Posted Tuesday, December 4th, 2012