Archive for January, 2013
|New ARC Approved Atelier™|
Posted Thursday, January 31st, 2013
||The Beaux-Arts Atelier of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, is our first school whose primary focus is classical architecture. They offer a one-year intensive program in the study of architectural design following in the method of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Students receive in-depth instruction in an atelier setting while also pursuing coursework in observational drawing, architectural drafting, systematic design methodology, the classical orders, geometry and proportion, traditional methods of architectural wash rendering and drawing, the history and theory of classical architecture, modeling and sculpting. Students also conduct detailed studies of New York City’s architectural masterpieces through on-site observation and field drawing.
To see their new page on ARC, click here.
|Water Street Atelier Open Studio Night|
Posted Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
|The Grand Central Academy’s Water Street Atelier will be having an open house in conjunction with The Beaux-Arts Atelier on Thursday February 21st from 6 – 8pm. The four studios on the sixth floor will be open for visitors to peruse portrait, figure, cast, still-life and landscape drawings, paintings, and sculpture of both students and faculty. On the 3rd floor the classroom and studio of the Beaux-Arts Atelier will display their student’s architectural drawings, reliefs, and models.
|To RSVP, click here
|Last Chance to Enter the 2012/2013 International ARC Salon|
Posted Friday, January 18th, 2013
|Deadline, Monday Jan 21
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).
Also, this year, your first entry comes with a free copy of the 2012/2013 ARC Salon Catalogue, so don’t miss out.
To enter the Salon click here.
(Entrants must be registered with an account so we can keep track of your entries, a free membership option is available)
To review the prospectus click here.
The 2012/2013 Salon will have five judges who are as follows: ARC Chairman Frederick Ross, Dr. Vern Swanson, Michael John Angel, Eric B. Rhoads, and Patrick Wilshire.
To read more about our esteemed judges click here.
|Agape: Mario Andres Robinson Exhibition|
Posted Thursday, January 17th, 2013
||ARC Living Master™ Mario Robinson will have approximately 40 paintings and drawings on display at the Skylight Gallery in Brooklyn. The exhibition will run from February 17 through May 31. The opening reception will take place on February 17 at 3:00 PM. It is sponsored by The NY Council for the Arts as well as others. Robinson is also pleased that in connection with this exhibition, he will assist the directors of Restoration Plaza to revive their art program and expose traditional training techniques to a broader audience by lecturing in a three part public program. The program includes an artist talk and slide presentation, a live model class with Mario A. Robinson, and a youth arts workshop.
|For more information on this and other events and exhibitions, click here.
|New ARC Allied Organization™ The Atlantic Poetry Guild|
Posted Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
“Poetry” by Alma-Tadema
|The Atlantic Poetry Guild exists to help revive the significance of traditional poetry in our culture. They conduct public readings of the great poets, to restore their work to the cultural centrality it deserves. They host a series of professional development seminars for teachers of English and Language Arts, to offer guidance on how to present these masterpieces in the classroom, and maintain a weblog, The Quarterdeck, where they present thoughts and reflections on poetry, teaching, and the great works. Although the Atlantic Poetry Guild focuses on poetry versus the visual arts, their core beliefs are in line with the ARC philosophy. “Nothing is so important to the spiritual and mental flourishing of a people as its art. The stories they tell, the buildings they inhabit, the public spaces in which they gather, the songs they sing, the fashioned images they gaze upon, these things shape their souls more permanently and effectively than anything else.” – Mark Anthony Signorelli, Atlantic Poetry Guild founder.
|Their next event will be a public reading of Victorian Poetry, Monday, April 29, 2013 – 7:30p.m., Spring Lake Public Library, Spring Lake, NJ
To read more about this sister organization who wishes to revive the appreciation of classical poetry, click here.
|Opportunity to study with ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott|
Posted Monday, January 14th, 2013
|For all interested artists, a rare opportunity has arisen to study with ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott, who has an opening for a few new part-time students.
|Painter/writer Virgil Elliott (born 1944) is best known as the author of the book, Traditional Oil Painting: Advanced techniques and concepts from the Renaissance to the present, published in 2007 by Watson-Guptill Publications. Acknowledged as a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center, among the many honors and awards he has received over the years, Virgil is widely recognized as an expert on historic oil painting techniques and oil painting materials of the past and present.
“The future of art depends on the quality of the art of today and its power to inspire and influence artists and art lovers, now and in the decades and centuries to come. Just as contemporary representational artists have been inspired and influenced by the great works of artists of centuries past, so must we strive to create compelling masterpieces that will carry forward the torch of quality into the future.”
If you are interested in studying with Virgil Elliott, please visit his website for more details by clicking here.
|ARA Boston, Scholarship Competition|
Posted Friday, January 11th, 2013
“Justice” by ARA Instructor
|The Academy of Realist Art, Boston is holding a scholarship competition. One scholarship is to be awarded for a year’s free tuition (school year, September 2013-June 2014) for their full time program in Boston. Equivalent value is up to $6,150.
|Entries are accepted from the worldwide artist community. Applicants must be 18 years or older by September 2013 and not currently or previously enrolled at any Academy of Realist Art location. Team entries are not accepted. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2013. The winner will be announced March 30, 2013.
To learn more and to enter, click here.
To view more on other scholarship competitions for realist artists, click here.
|Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney at the New Hampshire Institute of the Arts|
Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
|This show, which was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, will run from Feb. 20 through Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2013 at the New Hampshire Institute of the Arts . This exhibition will show 25 very prime works by ARC Living Master™ James Gurney, including Dinosaur Parade and Dinosaur Boulevard.
Celebrate the opening of this exciting exhibit on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 5 pm followed by James Gurney’s lecture: Worldbuilding: How to Develop a Fantasy Universe at 6:30 pm. The opening is free and open to the public. Gurney’s lecture is part of the Institute’s Distinguished American Artists Discussing Art lecture series and the cost to attend is $20.
|For more information, please click here.
|New ARC Associate Living Master™|
Posted Monday, January 7th, 2013
|We would like to welcome John Pototschnik to the Art Renewal Center’s Artist and Living Master’s Gallery™.
||Many may remember his work from the recent 2011/2012 International ARC Salon, where he won third place in the landscape category for his painting of “Winter’s Dance”.
|About his work, Pototschnik has said the following “My artistic influences are diverse. They range from the Barbizon painters of Corot, Daubigny and Millet, to the American tonalist, George Inness. It is my belief that all I need to know of the principles of art are to be found in the works of the Masters. My paintings are not flamboyant, not mysterious, not trendy, nor are they shocking. I am interested in depicting the truth about life, as I see it, in a naturalistic way – free of frills and bravado. I enjoy painting simple, common, everyday life and objects as things of beauty and worth. Through continued hard work, I strive to show the dignity and value of the subjects I paint. I hope to give to society paintings that transcend the culture and its ever changing tastes…paintings that speak to the heart.”
To view his new gallery on ARC click here.
Pototschnik is also in the middle of teaching a three part series titled “Training the 21st Century Artist”. The series features the works of ARC Living Master’s™ , Michael John Angel, Juliette Aristides, and David Hardy, with special interviews. This series is available to the public at the following links:
Click to view Part I
Click to view Part II
Part III will be published shortly.
How to Create a Classical Still Life in Pastel
What is Fine Art and Why Realism?
Opening of the 2014/2015 ARC Salon and Award Ceremony at the MEAM, Barcelona
The Power of The Representational Art Conference of 2015 "TRAC"
The Beaux Art Ball of 2015 for the Florence Academy Building Fund
Daniel Martin Stephanian
Richard T Scott
Mary Ross Buchholz
Albert Yi-Fu Chen
Ali Ghassan Al-Zobaede
John Joseph Hunn
Ekaterina Vassilenko Searcy
Student: Cast Drawing by Jason Budowski
Student: Still life by Kathleen Mccoy
Student: Cast Drawing by Melinda Ackerman
Student: Cast Drawing by Conor Jensen
Instructor: Santa Fe River with Water by Edward Duarde
Instructor: Haystack by Cheng Lian
Instructor: Sunday Afternoon by Karen Leoni
Instructor: San Joaquin Sunset by Edward Duarde
Instructor: The Real Warmth of Winter by Cheng Lian
Student: Still Life
Student: Landscape Study
Instructor: Weathered by Karen Leoni
Instructor: Smallenbroek The Beginning of the Exodus Jochebed an Aaron
Atelier Image: Atelier 1
Atelier Image: Atelier 2
Instructor: Still Life by Nik Anikis Skusek
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
Edgar Maxence: Lost
Edgar Maxence: La Femme A Lorchidee
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New ARChive Postings
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ARC Chairman on Van Gogh
Inspired and Grateful to ARC
Response to "Nudity in Art: A Virtue of Vice?"
Letter from john Angel
Art School Anecdote
Hard Times Speech Comment from Scholarship Student
Painting Identification Contest