Archive for January, 2015
|The ARC Salon Deadline Is This Saturday!|
Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2015
|The 2014-2015 International ARC Salon entry period is almost over, but there is still time to submit works!
This year, we are offering more prizes and opportunities than ever. For the first time we will be having a live exhibition of some of the winners and finalists at the MEAM (Museum of European Art Modern), a museum dedicated to contemporary realism in Barcelona, Spain. Also, for the first time, we are offering an exhibition at a Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY. Yet another new prize this year is the Knohl Collection Award for History or Literature Inspired Art. In addition, Streamline Art Video will award one finalist a showcase as a key featured part of a DVD on the ARC Salon, not to mention the $65,000 plus in cash awards and press coverage in at least six magazines and two newspapers; Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine will be publishing an article on the top winners of the 2014-2015 ARC Salon as well as select a finalist for a featured article. In addition, Plein Air Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Western Art Collector Magazine, American Fine Art Magazine, and International Artist Magazine will all be giving out awards as well. This year Brandon Kralik will be writing an article on the 2014/2015 ARC Salon for the Huffington Post and ARC Chief Operating Officer, Kara Lysandra Ross, will write an article on the top winners for the Epoch Times, a large international newspaper that publishes in 19 languages.
For more information and to enter the Salon, please click here.
|Florence Academy of Art Ecorché Sculpture Workshops|
Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
|The Florence Academy of Art offers Ecorché Sculpture at its three Locations: Florence, Sweden, Jersey City.
|Throughout history the study of anatomy has played a major role in the education of both the representational painter and sculptor. Recognizing & understanding both the skeleton and the muscles and how they affect movement, form and surface anatomy are skills that help the artist in both accurately capturing nature and using more creative freedom while working with the figure. Écorché refers to a traditional way of studying anatomy by either drawing or sculpting the figure without skin. During the workshop, students will learn the full skeleton, the surface muscles and the proportions of the figure by sculpting first the bones and then adding the muscles one by one on one side of the sculpture, leaving the skeleton to show on the other side for reference. The material used is oil-based clay that allows for flexibility and maximum control over small details. The Florence Academy of Art has developed the Ecorché Sculpture course as part of its full time curriculum to ensure that each student gains a deep understanding of anatomy. It is now offering intensive workshops during summer session at each of its three locations.
|For more information about Ecorché Sculpture, please visit, www.florenceacademyofart.com.
|Bartholomeus Spranger Exhibit|
Posted Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
||The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY is showing the first major exhibition devoted to Bartholomeus Spranger (1546–1611), a fascinating artist who served a cardinal, a pope, and two Holy Roman Emperors. This exhibition examines Spranger’s remarkable career through a selection of his rare paintings, drawings, and etchings, most of which are on loan from international museums and private collections. The exhibit ends February 1, 2015.
To learn more about this and other exhibitions, please click here.
|Pastures Green: The British Passion for Landscape|
Posted Monday, January 12th, 2015
|Norton Museum of Art – 1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Drawn from the remarkable collections of the National Museum Wales, the exhibition includes approximately 65 works by renowned artists such as Claude Lorrain, Salvador Rosa, Thomas Gainsborough, Joseph Wright of Derby, JMW Turner, John Constable, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Augustus John, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, and Richard Long.
|Audiences will be afforded a rare opportunity to follow the rise of landscape painting in Britain as the exhibition tells a story that runs from the Industrial Revolution through the eras of Romanticism, Impressionism, and Modernism, to the Postmodern and Post-Industrial imagery of today.
The Bard by Thomas Jones
| The exhibit ends on April 5, 2015.
To view this and more exhibit, please click here.
|DVI Online Class Now Available|
Posted Friday, January 9th, 2015
| We are happy to announce that The Da Vinci Initiative’s first online course, Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing, has been officially released.
This class is an advanced observational drawing course comprising of 30 videos at approximately 10 minutes a piece, breaking down the drawing to the left into easy to understand segments. That is approximately 5 hours of instructional footage! The course, although appropriate for any adult who would like to acquire these advanced skills, is geared towards art educators with special bonus footage after many of the lessons with ideas of how to incorporate this type of training into K – 12 classrooms. In addition, the course will come with a series of free lesson plans for teachers and home schooling parents that can be use with their children and students and that utilize many of the foundational principles of this course.
||The Da Vinci Initiative, part of a 501C3, nonprofit, educational foundation, is a mission for visual literacy in our contemporary world. With a focus on K-12 public and private schools, the goal of this project is to provide skill-based learning in art education in order to deepen the understanding and applications of the visual language that surrounds us.
The course is now available through the DVI website by clicking here.
|10 more days left to enter the ARC Salon!|
Posted Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
|The January 15th deadline for the International ARC Salon is drawing near! Don’t miss your chance to compete for cash prizes, publicity, and a chance to have their work seen by some of the more than 5,000,000 annual visitors to the ARC website, as well as in other reputable venues.
For the first time we will be having a live exhibition of some of the winners and finalists at the MEAM (Museum of European Art Modern), a museum dedicated to contemporary realism in Barcelona, Spain. Also, for the first time, we are offering an exhibition at a top New York City gallery. Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY and ARC will select a group of approximately 15 finalists who will be asked to supply the gallery with additional images. From those finalists, the gallery will choose 4 – 6 artists for a group show to be held at their gallery on 57th Street either late 2015 or early 2016. In addition, Streamline Art Video will award one finalist a showcase as a key featured part of a DVD on the ARC Salon.
To view the prospectus, please click here.
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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
Edgar Maxence: Lost
Edgar Maxence: La Femme A Lorchidee
Edgar Maxence: La Leggenda Bretone
Edgar Maxence: Femme
Edgar Maxence: Ethereal
Edgar Maxence: Annonciation
Edgar Maxence: Apres la Victoire
Edgar Maxence: A Young Woman Reading a Book of Hours in a Courtyard
Edgar Maxence: Concert
Edgar Maxence: Femme_2
Edgar Maxence: Junne
Edgar Maxence: Portrait of a Lady
Edgar Maxence: Portrait
Edgar Maxence: Priere
Edgar Maxence: Saint Therese of Lisieux
Edgar Maxence: Saint Therese of Lisieux_2
Edgar Maxence: Soul of the Forest
Edgar Maxence: The Book of Peace
Edgar Maxence: Young Pensive Woman
Edgar Maxence: Serenity
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