Archive for October, 2013
|Sotheby’s Major 19th Century European Painting Exhibition and Sale|
Posted Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
|Consisting of a total of 87 lots, this sale includes major works by William Bouguereau, John William Godward, Frederick Lord Leighton, Peder Monsted, Jean Beraud, Daniel Ridgway Knight, and many others.
Viewing public auction presales is one of the best ways to see important works from a given period that are in private collections and are otherwise not on public view. Most if not all of these paintings are sold back into private collections and many are never put on public view again.
|Exhibition: November 1 – 7
Sale Date: November 8, 2013
To view the full online catalogue, click here.
Dolce Far Niente by Godward
|Richard MacDonald Exhibition|
Posted Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
|ARC Living Master™ Richard MacDonald will be exhibiting a retrospective exploration of his figurative sculpture from November 1 – December 2, 2013.
|A life long passion for dance led Richard MacDonald to create a significant body of work inspired by dancers, performers, and mimes. Works such as Nureyev and Doves draw on his love for classical ballet, while in 2001 he began working with performers from Cirque du Soleil, and an entirely new genre was born. The excitement and energy conveyed by MacDonald’s Cirque du Soleil inspired works quickly won admirers – including Guy Laliberte, the creator of Cirque du Soleil. Their mutual admiration developed into a partnership that brings the world Richard MacDonald’s experience of the theatrical wonders of Cirque du Soleil: sculptures that reflect the unique, 21st century art form that is Cirque du Soleil.
Blind Faith by Richard MacDonald
|Dawson Cole Fine Art – 326 Glenneyre Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Opening Reception: November 9, 2013 8-10 p.m. and November 10, 2013 Noon to 3 p.m.
|Congratulations to Mary Jane Q Cross|
Posted Friday, October 25th, 2013
|ARC Associate Living Master™, Mary Jane Q Cross, has recently won Best in Show in the IGOR Annual Exhibition for her painting titled “Gently Letting Go”.
Accompanying the 48 x 36 inch oil painting Cross wrote the following poem which was part of the experience in the enjoyment of the work:
|What stone in this life can you not hold
Visions self serving as we grow old
Leaving us drained of meaningfulness
Hollowed out with emptiness
Soften, yield then gently let go
The troubling pebbles from which we sow
Burdensome presumption of ours alone
That weights the heart as heaviest stone
Give to God the open hand
Laying down encumbrances, to solemnly stand
He pours through your fingers, to full overflow
Fulfilling desires that you did not know
Until you let go of what you perceive
From Him the best you cannot receive
So…soften, yield then gently let go
That His perfect gifts may into your life flow
Gently Letting Go by Mary Jane Q Cross
|Like ARC, IGOR was founded with promoting contemporary artists who paint realistically using traditional painting techniques.
To learn more about the International Guild of Realism and our Other ARC Allied Organizations™, click here.
To learn more about Mary Jane Q Cross, visit her gallery on ARC by clicking here.
|Christie’s NY 19th Century European Painting Auction and Pre-sale|
Posted Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
A Call To Arms by Edmund Blair Leighton
The 19th Century European Art sale comprises 93 lots from several schools, including a strong selection of Victorian works. Highlights include James Jacques Joseph Tissot’s In the Conservatory (Rivals), property from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a very important example of this important artist’s work . Another Victorian sale highlight is Edmund Blair Leighton’s A Call to Arms (To Arms!), which is one of his best known works depicting a pair of newlyweds being separated to go to war just after just leaving the church. The painting is a statement on the travesty of war. Additional highlights include a superb mix of Orientalist, Barbizon, and Academic paintings by artists such as Corot, Boldini, Sorolla, Ernst and Béraud.
|Viewing public auction presales is one of the best ways to see important works from a given period that are in private collections and are otherwise not on public view. Most if not all of these paintings are sold back into private collections and many are never put on public view again.
Pre-sale open now through October 27th. The actual auction is on the 28th.
To view the auction catalogue, click here.
|New Works: Peter Fiore, Dean Larson, Tim Yankosky|
Posted Monday, October 21st, 2013
|October 23 – November 23, 2013
Art Essex Gallery – Art Essex Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426
ARC Living Master™ Peter Fiore will be showing his new works.
Sunlit Grass, February by Peter Fiore
|“I am interested in making the simple profound, so my own backyard can be inspirational. I just walk out my door and it’s all there. By painting simply, magic happens.” – Peter Fiore
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 26th from 4 – 7 pm
|Volume One Now Sold Separately For $99|
Posted Friday, October 18th, 2013
|The retail of this book is $125, but ARC is offering a special pre-order price of $99. This is the lowest price offered anywhere, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble, for this stunning volume.
Originally published as part of the two-volume set, now available for the first time as a single volume, this edition includes an additional chapter entitled ‘William Bouguereau’s Nymph and Satyr’. It is a detailed discussion of the painting, one of his most significant works, and is written by Kara Lysandra Ross. The book also includes the full biography of the artist.
To pre-order your copy today, please click here.
Posted Thursday, October 17th, 2013
|My name is Abigail Camden and I am a senior in high school with a passion for fine art. I am currently on a search for schools to attend next year and I’m feeling a bit discouraged. Coming across your website gave me some hope! So thank you!
To read more letters to ARC, please click here.
Posted Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
The Waiting Game by Ed Copley
Oil on Linen 24 x 18 inches
This is the International Guild of Realism’s annual art show, which is a combination museum exhibition and selling event. This time it is held at the Tempe Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ. Of the 350 entries submitted by IGOR members, 104 paintings from 91 award winning artists from around the world were selected. The show is scheduled for October 4th – November 30th and includes works by ARC Living Master™ Vala Ola and Duffy Sheridan, and ARC Associate Living Master’s Donald Clapper, James Van Fossan, Ed Copley, and Jon Boe Paulsen.
IGOR is an ARC Allied Organization™.
|Mario Robinson: Citizens of America|
Posted Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
|There is still time to see Mario Robinson featured at the Marquis Gallery -
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003
The show, Citizens of America, will be open now through October 20th, 2013.
|ARC Living Master™ Mario Robinson’ finished works bear a close affinity to the masters of the realist tradition, Andrew Wyeth and Thomas Eakins. Containing few references to modern life, his work has a timeless and universal quality, and exhibits a distinct 21st century stylistic aesthetic.
In addition to being an ARC Living Master™, Mario Andres Robinson is an Exhibiting Artist Member (EAM) of The National Arts Club, and a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America. His work has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, American Art Collector, and on the cover of American Artist.
|IlluXCon is Now Accepting Entries for their 2014 Fall Exhibition|
Posted Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Dante on the Banks of the River Styx by Marc Fishman
|The entry period starts today, October 9th, and the submission period will end at midnight EST on October 31st, with the judges’ results being reported on November 15th. There will be six judges for the 2014 IlluXCon symposium who will select artists for both the Main Show and the Weekend Salon. This year’s judges are Dr. Vern Swanson, Jeffery Watts, Dr. Gregory Hedberg, Jane Frank, Howard Frank, and Guillermo del Toro. The annual IlluXCon symposium, founded in 2008, now draws artists and attendees from all over the world. The event takes place at the Allentown Art Museum in PA, an AAM accredited institution with over 100,000 annual visitors. 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.
For more information and to enter, click here.
IlluXCon is brought to us by the Association of Fantastic Art, an ARC Allied Organization ™ . To learn more about our Allied Organizations, click here.
Posted Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Innocent World by Han Wu Shen
|Two Shen paintings recently came to auction at the major October 6, 2013 Sotheby’s Hong Kong Contemporary Chinese Art Sale.
Both paintings sold well. The first, titled Innocent World, brought the high-estimate at 350,000 HKD (45,134 USD) and the second, titled Golden Age, well exceeded the 180,000 – 250,000 HKD estimate and sold for 375,000 HKD (48,358 USD).
Golden Age by Han Wu Shen
|Shen’s prices appear to be on a steady move upwards as these paintings now hold the second and third spots for highest prices his works have brought at auction, being surpassed only by one of his paintings at the April 6, 2013 Sale bringing almost 80,000 USD.
We will keep you updated as more Shen’s come to auction in the months to follow.
|Annual Boston International Fine Art Show|
Posted Friday, October 4th, 2013
|Co-Producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the Seventeenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), to take place Thursday – Sunday, November 21-24, 2013 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for The Arts, 539 Tremont Street in Boston’s hip and historic South End. Both traditional and contemporary galleries from the United States, Canada and Europe will offer more than 3,000 original works of art. The show opens with the Gala Preview on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 to 8:30pm to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston.
|In addition to the works for sale, there are several educational events lined up including one of John Singer Sargent’s watercolors and his influence on today’s artists in conjunction with the exhibition opening in October at the MFA; a panel discussion on “Rediscovered masters”, with Peter Trippi as one of the panelists talking about rediscovered 19th century artists; and a program on the stained glass windows of John La Farge.
The Battle Window – 1881 by John La Farge
|ARC Scholarship Winners Featured in Epoch Times|
Posted Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
|Hear from the Judges and top winners by clicking here.
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Daniel Martin Stephanian
Richard T Scott
Mary Ross Buchholz
Albert Yi-Fu Chen
Ali Ghassan Al-Zobaede
Eric Armusik: Father Time
Eric Armusik: Agony in the Garden
Eric Armusik: Agony in the Garden - detail
Lance Richlin: The Follower is Given an Insight
Mary Minifie: Pink Rose
Mary Minifie: The White Vase
Mary Minifie: Caroline
Mary Minifie: Margaret
Mary Minifie: Peonies
Mary Minifie: Shelby
Mary Minifie: Diedre
Mary Minifie: Dean Sapiro
Mary Minifie: Nude Study
Alan Merris Bell: Moment in Time, Honduras
Alan Merris Bell: Passage
Alan Merris Bell: Holland's Reflection
Alan Merris Bell: Image Behind the Mirror
Alan Merris Bell: Majestic Realm
Alan Merris Bell: St. Paul
Alan Merris Bell: Venice in Daylight
Alan Merris Bell: Venerable
Alan Merris Bell: Eve's Temptation
Alan Merris Bell: Boy from Honduras
Alan Merris Bell: Secret Tears
Alan Merris Bell: Classic Venice
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