Archive for November, 2014
|New Florence Academy US Location|
Posted Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
||The Florence Academy of Art opens its first U.S. branch at Mana Contemporary. The academy will offer a full time accredited academic program in Drawing and Painting, as well as workshops, in its 10,000 square foot north light space. Academic Director, Jordan Sokol, and instructors, Amaya Gurpide and Richard Greathouse, are all trained in the philosophy, language of instruction, and methodology guiding the Florence Academy, so students may transfer seamlessly between the academy’s three international locations: Florence, Mölndal, and now Jersey City.
Click here to visit their studio located on the third floor of Mana Contemporary!
|54th Annual Exhibition – Art and the Animal Tour|
Posted Monday, November 24th, 2014
|November 15 – January 4, 2014
The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum – 705 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649
|The Society of Animal Artists, an ARC Allied Organization™ focuses on capturing wild and domestic creatures, on land, sea and air, in a wide range of media. In their mission to promote artistic excellence in the portrayal of animals, the SAA aims to broaden appreciation for the natural world.
To learn more abut this and other exhibits, please click here.
Homeland Defense by Leslie Evans
|David Bowers Best in Show|
Posted Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
|Congratulations to ARC Living Master™ David Bowers for winning Best in Show for his painting, “After the Bath” at the 9th Annual International Guild of Realism (IGOR) exhibition.
The IGOR exhibit will continue through November 28th at the Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina. Among the artists exhibiting are ARC Living Masters™ David Bowers, Vala Ola, Ardith Starostka and ARC Associate Living Masters™ Don Clapper, Ed Copely, Mary Jane Q Cross, John Boe Paulsen, and James Van Fossan.
After the Bath by David Bowers
|For more information about this and other events, please click here.
|Russian Academic Figure Drawing Workshop|
Posted Friday, November 14th, 2014
|The Florence Academy of Art is proud to offer for the first time at its location in Florence, Italy, a workshop in Russian figure drawing.
The Russian Academic Figure Drawing Intensive, taught by artist, Iliya Mirochnik, March 23 – 27, 2015.
|For Russian painter, Iliya Mirochnik, behind all visual representation must lay a firm knowledge of the conditions that make our visual perception possible. The Russian Academy of Arts (also know as the Repin Academy) made this the keystone of its philosophy during its 250-year history, and is renowned for having preserved and synthesized the artistic approaches of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries throughout the years. In The Russian Academic Figure Drawing Intensive, students learn to identify the anatomical elements and structures that should remain constant in a figure drawing or painting regardless of the length of time spent on the work, or the media in which it is created. During the course, students work from the nude figure, on a combination of one long pose and a series of special assignments in which students produce quick sketches ranging from 10-45 minutes with specific goals set for each. These exercises help to reinforce important principles discussed in class. Under the instructor’s guidance, students use their knowledge of anatomy to depart from the model and be free to accentuate various elements in their drawings.
Artist, Iliya Mirochnik
Figure drawing in sanguine
|Demonstrations by Iliya Mirochnik take place throughout the class.
For information about The Florence Academy of Art, please visit www.florenceacademyofart.com.
|ARC 2013-2014 Salon Winners in Fine Art Connoisseur|
Posted Thursday, November 13th, 2014
||Stephen Bauman’s painting “When I Was Young”, winner of the Fine Art Connoisseur Award and first place in the Imaginative Realism Category in the International 2013-2014 ARC Salon, is featured on the December 2014 cover of Fine Art Connoisseur. This issue also contains an interview with the artist, as well as an article about the salon showing several of the award winning artworks.
|“Founded in 1999 by the New Jersey collectors Fred, Sherry, and Kara Lysandra Ross with several of their fellow scholars, the Art Renewal Center (ARC) is a nonprofit educational foundation that encourages the reemergence of traditional art and training techniques. Fortunately, the fruits of its labors are becoming ever more apparent as time goes by.”
To purchase a copy of this issue, please click here.
To view the 2014-2015 ARC Salon Prospectus and to enter the competition, click here.
Posted Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Headwinds by Julio Reyes
|ARC Living Master Julio Reyes™ will have a solo exhibit of works at the Arcadia Contemporary gallery on 51 Greene Street New York, NY 10013. The show opens on November 13 and continues through the 30th. The opening reception will be from 6 – 8p.m. on November 13th.
|Julio is also part of the Contemporary Realism Biennial at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art on 311 Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Every two years, FWMoA organizes the Contemporary Realism Biennial, an exhibition of the most compelling trends in realism as explored by the most skilled American and international artists.
ARC will be loaning Julio’s painting “Headwinds” to the museum for this show.
For more information about these events, please click here.
|New ARC Allied Organization™|
Posted Monday, November 10th, 2014
|National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, a new ARC Allied Organization™, encourages the development of excellence in art through its annual “Best of America” juried competition and exhibit as well as through other activities that include art workshops, instruction, online exhibits and public art education.
The 24th annual “Best of America” competition is now taking place at the Vine Gallery in Osage Beach, Missouri. Artists have a chance to win cash and merchandise prizes as well as have their work acknowledged by many national publications including Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Art of the West, and Southwest Art Magazine.
Red and White by Cheng Lian
To learn more about NOAPS, please click here.
For more information about the competition, please click here.
|9th Annual IGOR Exhibition|
Posted Friday, November 7th, 2014
Ernest, Which Stamp is Real?
by Don Clapper
|The 9th Annual Exhibition of the International Guild of Realism will be hosted by Robert Lange Studios and unveil 75 artworks from 70 award winning artists from around the world.
The exhibition runs from November 7 - 28, 2014.
Among the artists exhibiting are ARC Living Masters™ David Bowers, Ardith Starostka and Vala Ola, ARC Associate Living Masters™ Don Clapper, Ed Copley, Mary Jane Q Cross, Jon Boe Paulsen, and James Van Fossan, as well as many former ARC Salon finalists.
For more information about this event, please click here.
|Patrick Devonas Creating Monument|
Posted Thursday, November 6th, 2014
|ARC Living Master™ Patrick Devonas is creating the first figurative monument dedicated to the victims of the witch burnings that occurred throughout Europe from the 15th to the 17th centuries.
The monument tells the story of Katharina Schmidlin, an 11 year old girl who said that she could make living birds out of clay, which resulted in her execution for witchcraft in 1652 in Lucerne, Switzerland.
About the monument, Patrick said, “To this day, women and children suffer most due to the all to common power hungry activities across the globe. This monument is meant to stand as a beacon of hope, that in the face of the most vile abuses, healing is possible for both victims and perpetrators.
Every human being has a little Katharina inside who was wronged at some point. The question is whether a person will fall prey to anger/ depression or find a transcending healing power. I think there are no recipes for healing, but a collective hope for it can help individuals find a unique path in the direction of personal healing and dignity.”
Bronze prototype for the Katharina monument by Patrick Devonas
Posted Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
|ARC Living Master™ Peter Fiore is having a solo show of 35 paintings running until November 30, 2014 at the Travis Gallery in New Hope, PA.
Opening night for the exhibit will be on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 5-8 p.m.
For more information about this exhibit, please click here.
Golden New Year by Peter Fiore
|Max Ginsburg Open Studio and Sale|
Posted Monday, November 3rd, 2014
||ARC Living Master™ Max Ginsburg will be opening his studio for visiting, viewing, and buying small works, studies, and illustrations.
The studio will be open from December 12 -14, 2014 and is located in Long Island City Arts Center, 44-02 23rd Street Studio 515, Long Island City, NY 11101.
For more information about this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Beaux Art Ball of 2015 for the Florence Academy Building Fund
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Richard T Scott
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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
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Instructor: Weathered by Karen Leoni
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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
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