Archive for March, 2014

ARC Approved™ Videos Now on the ARC Website

Los Dos Pintores by Jose Jimenez y Aranda
In order to better assist our viewers, ARC has put together a collection of the most helpful and informative videos by ARC Living Masters and Artists™, ARC Approved Schools™, and ARC Allied Organizations™. These videos consist of artist demonstrations and artist interviews. We have also begun revamping our podcast page and will be including new video and audio podcasts in the near future.
To view our new landing page and to start exploring these videos, click here.
Posted Monday, March 31st, 2014

BACAA Workshops
The Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier will be hosting a number of exciting workshops this spring and summer. Ted Seth Jacobs will be teaching an exclusive workshop in France, June 2nd – July 3rd for which there are only two spots left. Other workshops being offered in the spring and summer include: Stephen Early Figure Painting Workshop, July 7 – July 18, Graydon Parrish Workshop on Form Painting and Color Theory, July 21 – August 1, Michael Grimaldi and Dan Thompson Workshop on Advanced Artistic Anatomy, August 4 – 8, and Juliette Aristides will be teaching a Figure Painting Workshop from August 11 – 22.
Susana by Graydon Parrish
To view more information and to sign up for courses, click here.

Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014

New Item in ARC Store
Anthony Waichulis and his artists of ARC Approved Ani Art Academy Waichulis have just released their new Language of Painting 4 disc DVD series.

This is their sequel to the Language of Drawing 3 disk DVD Series that they released last year. The system is designed to develop fundamental representational painting skills through a very carefully calibrated sequence of exercises.

To order now, click here.

Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

New ARC Letter
Read a recently added letter about whether or not the use of photography in art is a tool, a hindrance, or a cheat.

“Photography is probably the most controversial subject among realist painters today and one that should be open to debate and discussion.”

To read the letter and the response, click here.

Posted Monday, March 24th, 2014

Epoch Times Reports on Ani Academy Exhibition and Sale
“Art Students Tackle Heroes, Villains, Myths, and Legends.

Poseidon meets Mr. Potatohead in Rehs collaboration with Ani Art Academies.
Inspired by the top-grossing films of the past five years, Howard and Alyssa Rehs, father-and-daughter co-directors of Rehs Contemporary Galleries, announced the theme of their second annual show in conjunction with Ani Art Academies, which offers free board and fine arts education to a select few budding artists.”

Read the full article by Christine Lin by clicking here.


The Eye of the Day by Elena Green
Posted Friday, March 21st, 2014

Julio Reyes and Candice Bohannon Featured in FAC

Vessels by Julio Reyes
The latest issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine features an article on ARC Living Master™ Julio Reyes and his wife Candice Bohannon. About the talented artist couple, Vanessa Rothe reports:
“Reyes and Bohannon adhere to highly defined philosophies and aesthetics. Both believe that traditional training is necessary, that the skills, styles, and theories learned in school are important building blocks, but must then be assembled uniquely to make one’s own individual statement, from within the artist. This is easier said then done, of course. Reyes observes, with hearty agreement from Bohannon, “For the whisper of an idea to germinate in the mind, take hold in the heart, and then inspire the act of creation, is incredible! The sheer persistence of creative energy, and the birth of each artwork I’ve made against all odds, is so improbable that is has to be a miracle – like the miracle or life itself.”

Bed of Gold by Candice Bohannon
To order a copy of this issue, click here.
Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014

New Technical Article published
Originally published in the Angel Academy’s blog, written by Michael John Angel himself, Angel explores color composition based on the Holbein Scheme and the Two-tone Silhouette.

To view this new article on ARC, click here.


Portrait of Duke Antony the Good of Lorraine by Hans Holbein
Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Congratulations to James Van Fossan

Magnum Opus by James Van Fossan
Congratulations to ARC Associate Living Master™ James Van Fossan, who received the First Place prize at the Collection Beaux-Arts Realiste based in Montreal, Canada for his painting ‘Magnum Opus’. This painting also won a Chairman’s Choice Award in the 2012/2013 International ARC Salon Competition.
Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

TRAC2014 – A Revolutionary Event

TRAC2014, A Full House
The Representational Art Conference that took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Ventura, CA last week was an event for the history books.

Several articles have come out post the event and more are sure to follow. “With such high profile participants as Roger Scruton, Odd Nerdrum and Juliette Aristides it was sure to be a stellar event but there were many surprises that put the entire conference over the top for those who were there, and on the map for those who were not. Over the past few decades representational painting has seen a resurgence in popularity, and quality, that has made it the most important movement in art today. As Kara Ross of the Art Renewal Center said, we are taking back humanity and communicating across borders in a universal language.”
Brandon Kralik, Huffington Post

To read the full article by Brandon Kralik click here.
To read an interview with Michael Pearce, co-founder of the TRAC event,
click here.
To read an Article by John Seed on TRAC click here.
To read an article by Vanessa Rothe in Fine Art Connoisseur click here.

Posted Friday, March 14th, 2014

Studio Incamminati 2014 Open House
March 15 – March 16, 2014

12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
See the Studio Incamminati curriculum come to life during a live painting demonstration by faculty, alumni and students. Take guided tours including the private on-site faculty studios and see the results in their artwork. Talk to a Chestnut Hill College representative and learn how you can develop vital skills while pursuing your degree with the Integrated Art Studio major. Learn about their scholarships and other financial aid, and find out about life after art school by listening to their alumni success stories.
Fumiko by Joseph Dolderer
340 North 12th St., Philadelphia, PA

For more on this and other special events and exhibitions, click here.

Posted Thursday, March 13th, 2014

New ARC Living Artist™ Jiaming Wang

Master of the Mountain
by Jiaming Wang
Jiaming Wang was born in Liaoning, China in 1962. He completed his art research at Nagoya Visual Art University in 1992 in Japan. He has exhibited extensively throughout Japan, the USA, and Central America and has won many prizes at home and abroad. After traveling and painting throughout Central America, in 1995 he moved to the United States and further pursued his art research at the University of Visual Art in New York. He has created modernist art in the past but recently has turned his attention to realist based paintings with a primary focus on wildlife…
To view his new gallery on ARC, please click here.
Posted Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Plein Air Convention and Expo
Join over 700 hundred painters of all levels for the 3rd Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo. The program is focused around three of painting’s most popular media – oil, water-based, and pastels. The convention will also include lectures and demos and this year there are more opportunities then ever to paint along side some of the most well known realist painters including ARC Living Masters™ Daniel Gerhartz and Joseph McGurl. Attendees will take part in the expo’s first ever art exhibitions and sales. For artists, it is more than just a unique adventure, it is also a business opportunity.
April 7-11, 2014 in Monterey-Carmel at the Monterey Conference Center.

Register today for the Plein Air Convention and Expo by clicking here.

For more on this and other exhibitions, click here.


Painting by Joseph McGurl
Posted Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Marci Oleszkiewicz Solo Show

Annelle and Her Dolls
by Marci Oleszkiewicz
ARC Living Master™ Marci Oleszkiewicz will be having a solo exhibition at Gallery Russia from March 13 – 27 featuring 21 new works.

Artist’s Reception: Thur. March 13, 7-9 pm

7103 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

For more on this and other exhibitions, click here.

Posted Monday, March 10th, 2014

500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum
Now – May 11, 2014

This exhibition focuses on the renowned collection of more than 1,000 Italian drawings at the Princeton University Art Museum, which includes significant works by artists Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and Giambattista Tiepolo, as well as masterpieces by Carpaccio, Michelangelo, and Modigliani. Featuring more than 90 rarely seen highlights, this exhibition provides a fresh examination of Italian draftsmanship by mapping issues and concepts such as technique, function, and connoisseurship.

Princeton University Art Museum – Princeton, NJ 08544

For more on this and other exhibitions, click here.


Seated Male Nude by Bernini
Posted Friday, March 7th, 2014

Gage Collector’s Gala Art Auction & Benefit
Tomorrow, March 7th, attend the annual Gage Collector’s Gala including some works by works by the Aristides Atelier! Coming in March 2014 to St. Mark’s Cathedral, the event features live music and entertainment, and, of course, original works of art from emerging talent as well as regionally and nationally celebrated artists; all proceeds benefit educational programs at Gage.

Student Piece by Walker Hall
6pm – St. Mark’s Cathedral Sanctuary – 1245 10th Avenue E, Seattle, WA

To purchase tickets, click here.

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

Posted Thursday, March 6th, 2014

California Art Club’s 103rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

Dobrota by Adrian Gottlieb
The California Art Club an ARC Allied Organization™ will present the 103rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles from March 30 to April 20, 2014.

It is juried by a panel of museum scholars and nationally-renowned artists to identify the highest quality of work that builds upon the rich legacy of the early California Impressionist painters that founded the organization in 1909. The upcoming Gold Medal Exhibition will feature more than 200 never-before-seen works of art, created using time-honored fine art techniques.


The Beauty of The Dance
by David Leffel
During the exhibition, the California Art Club will present events and educational programs that enable art enthusiasts to learn more about traditional art forms. These activities include the Artists’ Gala Reception on Saturday, March 29, a portrait painting demonstration on the exhibition’s opening day, and a Roaring 20s themed “Paint-Out/Sculpt-Out”.

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

Posted Monday, March 3rd, 2014