Archive for February, 2013

Triple Demonstration with the California Art Club
The California Art Club, an ARC Allied Organization™, is hosting a special event. On March 2, 2013 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, three CAC artists will capture a scene in pastels with simultaneous demonstrations. Watch three unique landscapes take shape as the artists converse about their methods and techniques and share insights into their work and perspectives.

Artists include CAC President and Signature Artist Member Peter Adams; Artist Member Nancy Popenoe; and Signature Artist Member Gerald Rahm.

To view more on this and other event’s click here.

To learn more about our ARC Allied Organizations, click here.

Afternoon Glow near Newton Canyon
by Peter Adams
Pastel, 16 x 12 inches
Posted Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Gérôme Gallery Update
We would like to announce that we have added several new high-resolution images to the Jean Leon Gérôme Gallery on ARC. He is one of the most sought after and beloved artists of the period. In 1854 Gérôme made a journey to Turkey and the shores of the Danube, and in 1857 visited Egypt, shortly there after becoming well known for his paintings of middle eastern subject mater. Gérôme was also a successful sculptor. He executed, among other works; Omphale (1887), and the statue of the due d’Aumale which stands in front of the chateau of Chantilly.

To view his gallery on ARC, click here.

Posted Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Anthony Waichulis and Ani Art Academies Exhibition
We are happy to announce two new exhibitions that will be coming up this Spring.
The first is titled Contemporary Realism and will feature the work of ARC Living Master™ Anthony Waichulis at Gallery 1261 – Mar 1 – Apr 13, 2013.

Opening Reception: Friday, Mar 1, 5-8pm – 1261 Delaware St, Denver, CO 80204.

The second is titled The Big Gamble and will be the first significant concentration of works from the Ani Art Academies in the New York area. The exhibition will be held at Rehs Contemporary Galleries April 6 – May 3, 2013. The opening reception will be on April 6th from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – 5 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022.

For more information on this and other exhibitions, click here.

Posted Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Important Letters of George Frederick Watts
The National Portrait Gallery has been awarded £23,582 to fund the cataloguing of the papers and important letters of George Frederick Watts (1817-1904).
“The letters represent a broad cross-section of the artistic and social circles in which Watts moved. Many important Victorian figures are represented, including Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning, Julia Margaret Cameron, Thomas Carlyle, William Ewart Gladstone, Sir John Everett Millais, Cecil Rhodes, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The shortest letters record appointments for sittings and social engagements. More detailed exchanges relate to the organisation of exhibitions of Watts’s work and his art practice.”
To read the full article on, click here.

To view more works by this artist, click here.

Posted Friday, February 22nd, 2013

New DVD in the ARC Store
This instructional documentary follows ARC Associate Living Master™ Thomas Kegler as he completes an oil painting on a linen panel outdoors. Over the course of two late summer days, Kegler captures the image of a veteran maple tree on the edge of a forest. The film focuses on the experience of painting outdoors – with an emphasis placed on observational, cognitive, and intuitive plein air approaches. It is intended for intermediate to advanced painters who already have a rudimentary knowledge and skill level in oil painting techniques and materials. Kegler’s commentary during the film explains his philosophy and processes of traditional plein air painting.
To learn more or to order a copy, click here

To see Kegler’s gallery on ARC, click here.

Posted Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Open house at The Florence Academy of Art/Sweden
On Saturday, March 16, the Florence Academy of Art in Sweden is opening their facilities for future applicants to view the facility and learn about their three year intensive program. The Florence Academy of Art/Sweden is a branch of The Florence Academy of Art. The philosophy, curriculum, methodology, physical requirements of the studio and language of instruction are identical for the two locations. As a result, students may transfer seamlessly into the same level between Florence and Molndal, or spend a trimester of study as an exchange student. The student body is international and courses are taught in English.

Gotaforsliden 17, Molndal, Sweden 43134, Sweden

Amelia Meredith, Instructor
Florence Academy of Art/Sweden
2nd Place Animal Category Winner
2011/2012 International ARC Salon
To view their new page on ARC click here.

To contact Florence Academy of Art in Sweden about this event click here.

To learn more about this and other events, click here.

Posted Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The 2nd Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo
Plein Air Magazine, the master mind behind the The 2nd Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo are now taking reservations to participate in what they are calling the largest artist gathering in history.
The event will be held in Monterey-Carmel on the California coast. The event is set for April 10-14, 2013 and will feature over 50 top plein air artists who paint outdoors on location, as well as several top figurative artists. Among them will be ARC Living Masters™ Jeremy Lipking, James Gurney and Erik Koeppel, also, Peter Adams, the president of The California Art’s Club, an ARC Allied Organization, B. Eric Rhoads, Founder and Chairman of Streamline Publishing, Inc., publisher of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and Plein Air Magazine, and one of the five ARC Judge’s for the 2012/2013 International ARC Salon will be a speaker.

To register and to learn more, click here.

Creek above Kaaterskill Falls
by James Gurney
Posted Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

40 New Eleanor Fortescue Brickdales added to ARC
We would like to announce that we have reworked the Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale Gallery, adding over 40 new images by this famous female artist and illustrator, many in high resolution.
In 1902, she had the honor of becoming the first female member of the Institute of Painters in Oils and she illustrated many books such as Poems by Tennyson, 1905, W.M. Canton, Story of St. Elizabeth of Hungry, 1912, and Calthorp, A Diary of an 18th Century Garden, 1926, to name a few. Her works are always styled in the manner of the Pre-Raphaelites such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti or William Holman Hunt, using vibrant jewel like colors and representative 19th century subject matter.

To view her new and improved gallery on ARC, click here.

Posted Friday, February 15th, 2013

Sivananda Nyayapathi Portrait Award Winner
Congratulations to ARC Living Artist™ Sivananda Nyayapathi for winning First Place and Member’s Choice Award in the Portrait Society of Atlanta’s 2013 Winter Juried Exhibition for his painting “Kirtana Two”.
Nyayapathi is a juried member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta (PSA) and served as a member of their board of directors for two years. The Portrait Society of Atlanta is the oldest voluntary non-profit organization of portrait artists in the country, just completing its’ 34th year. Nyayapathi is also a signature member of the Atlanta Fine Arts League, and an associate member of the Oil Painters of America.
To view his gallery on ARC click here.
Posted Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Congratulations to Anand PKC
A special congratulations to ARC Living Artist™ Anand PKC, for being featured in an article in the New York Daily News by Tanyanika Samuels.

About the article Anand said the following “The two greatest moments of my life is first being a ARC Living Artist™, and second being on NY Daily News. ARC is the reason that built me the foundation to open the door to top press in the world.”

Anand is represented at the Walter Wickiser Gallery in Manhattan, and was recently featured on February 10th, on TV Asia, for his exhibition at Walter Wickiser Gallery titled “A Transcendent Realism” which will run from February 2 – February 27, 2013.

To view Anand PKC’s gallery on ARC click here.

To view more on this and other exhibitions, click here.

Posted Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

New ARC Living Master™
Arantzazu Martinez is an academic painter from Vitoria, Spain. She attended the Fine Arts University of the Basque Country and graduated in 2000.
Unable to find any classical art training, she moved to New York. There she enrolled in the New York Academy of Figurative Art (NYAA) MFA program and graduated in 2002. It was during this same year that she met her mentor, Jacob Collins, the founder of the Water Street Atelier, the Hudson River Fellowship and The Grand Central Academy. To develop her training still further she studied under him at the Water Street Atelier from 2002 to 2005, where she completed her training following the nineteenth century academic method. The technical expertise, the considered compositions, the exceptional treatment of light and the human form are evident and much appreciated in Martinez’s work. The symbiotic relationship of these elements creates imagery that evokes Romanticism and Symbolism. Her work has the ability to recreate a dream world where magic and fantasy are part of reality.
The quality of her work has been recognised internationally. She was commissioned by Lucasfilm Ltd. to take part in Star Wars Visions in 2009 and recently, she has taken part in the international art project “Image of Russia” 2012, representing her native country. Most of her artwork belongs to private collectors, but her paintings are starting to make their way into museums as well, and are now on view in the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), in Barcelona, Spain.

To view her new gallery on ARC click here.

Posted Friday, February 8th, 2013

New ARC Associate Living Master™
We would like to welcome Bryan Larsen to the ARC Website.

Bryan has been drawing and painting since childhood. As a young person he was also fascinated with math and science and always found creative ways to mix the two worlds. After acquiring a strong foundation in art while studying illustration, and a greater appreciation for the sciences during mechanical engineering studies, he decided to take the plunge and return to his first love: fine art. Specifically, the kind of technically challenging and representational art that evokes in the viewer an appreciation for achievement, science, engineering, mathematics and contemporary architecture. Most of his work also has a figurative component and celebrates the beauty of the human form

To view his new gallery on ARC click here.

Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Additional Purchase award from the 2011/2012 ARC Salon
We would like to announce that the Art Renewal Center has purchased Julie Bell’s painting, The Order of Wolves, which is an additional $15,000 purchase award. This painting won first place in the 2011/2012 International ARC Salon for the Animal Category, and is a wonderful addition to Art Renewal Center’s Collection. The Order of Wolves is the first of hopefully many animal paintings to have won a purchase award in the ARC Salon.
Julie’s work in the fantasy and science fiction field has appeared on hundreds of book covers, comic books, trading cards, and various collectibles. Every year, she and her husband, Boris Vallejo, produce paintings for the highly anticipated Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell Fantasy Calendar published by Workman, which is now in its 33rd year. After having her heart captured by a pack of wolves at Lakota Wolf Preserve a few years ago, Julie has turned her attention to painting wildlife.

About The Order of Wolves Bell has said the following “On my first visit to a wolf sanctuary, I was treated to a scene that changed my way of seeing everything. It began when I heard a low, soft growl. Then I noticed the hairs on the backs of the wolves rising like a horse’s mane as the wolves began their ancient ritual of bonding and marking their places in the pack. It all lasted only about 30 seconds, but in that half a minute, I felt like I experienced the entire concept of life and nature. This moment that I was so privileged to witness was like an introduction to my own animal being. The intimacy and sheer wildness of these wolves communicating with each other opened up new chambers in my mind. I knew that I had to paint that moment!”

Look for the results of the 2012/2013 International ARC Salon in the late April. To view the winners of the 2011/2012 International ARC Salon, click here.

Posted Tuesday, February 5th, 2013