Archive for April, 2015
Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2015
|The Texas Academy of Figurative Art will be hosting a free educational event this weekend at TAFA Studios & Gallery, 415 South Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
On May 1st, 6:30 to 8 pm, there will be a panel discussion about Contemporary Figurative Art Education. Dr. C.D. Dickerson, Curator of European Art; Kimbell Art Museum, Ron Cheek, TAFA Director, and John Hartley, Artist & Professor of Fine Art; Tarrant County College will be the panel speakers.
TAFA will also have a figure drawing workshop called Overview of the Academic Approach on Saturday May 2nd, 10 am to 3 pm.
|Both of these events are free and open to the public. Reservations are required to ensure a seat.
To learn more, please visit the TAFA blog by click here.
To reserve your seat, email: email@example.com.
Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
|The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is holding the first Canadian exhibition on Orientalism. Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism -From Spain to Morocco unveils the forgotten figure of a master of the genre, Benjamin-Constant.
Following in the footsteps of artists like Delacroix, the painter’s Orientalism is similar to that of Henri Regnault, Mariano Fortuny, Georges Clairin and Jean-Paul Laurens, who also figure largely in the exhibition.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is located on 1380 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and the show runs until May 31, 2015.
For more information, please visit our events page.
Head of a Moor by Benjamin-Constant
Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
||ARC Living Master™ Jacob Collins will be having a one man show at the Adelson Galleries, The Crown Building, 730 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY from April 28 – May 30, 2015.
To view more on this and other exhbitions, please click here.
|Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland|
Posted Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
||Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition highlights works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. See this rare presentation of some of the most iconic images in the history of Western art as they travel to San Francisco from the National Galleries of Scotland. Paintings selected from the collection include masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Diego Velázquez, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Sir Henry Raeburn, Frederic Edwin Church, Claude Monet, and more.
|The exhibition is being held at the de Young Museum – Golden Gate Park – 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118 and closes May 31, 2015.
For more information, visit our Events page.
Posted Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
|ARC Approved™ Ani Art Academies is having an exhibition of student, alumni, and instructor works at the Rehs Gallery on 5 East 57th Street, 8th floor, New York NY 10022. The exhibit runs through May 15th, 2015.
The Exhibition, titled “Sexes”, challenges artists to explore the perceptions that surround one of the most debated topics in society today; ideas that relate to gender stereotypes and sexual identity, while touching on culture, religion, and politics. Over 25 Ani artists from 3 countries will share their thoughts on this intriguing topic, while exhibiting some of the finest works of contemporary realism.
For more info, please click here.
Queen of Wands by Sharon Hourigan
|Additional ARC Salon Award|
Posted Monday, April 20th, 2015
||ARC is pleased to announce a new award being introduced into this year’s ARC salon competition. Lessons in Classical Painting Publication Award: This award will be given to up to 7 artists and consists of the winning works being published in Juliette Aristides latest publication, Lessons in Classical Painting, due out in May 2016. Aristides is well known for her instructional books on atelier style painting and drawing which all quickly became best sellers. The books are featured in some of the world’s best museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of art in NY, the National Gallery in London, the Rembrandt House in Amsterdam among others. The books are translated into foreign language editions including Japanese and Dutch.
||Lessons in Classical Painting brings readers into the art studio allowing them to follow along on with an artist’s training. The book pairs some of the best painters working today with great artists from history. Finalists for this award will be selected in time to be announced with the other winners of the ARC Salon and winners of this award will be announced when the layout of the book is completed in August. Inclusion in the book will undoubtedly draw additional attention to the winning artists and their work. Artists who are contenders for this award will be contacted with details about potential participation.
Posted Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
|Gary Christensen will be conducting an overview of the Classical Realist painter Richard Lack, his life and artworks. The lecture will begin in 1943 when Lack was fifteen and continue through his last series of paintings in 1998. Lack was a master of all genres: portraiture, still life and florals, landscapes, interior and outdoor genre, etching, pastels, and imaginative paintings.
Today, April 14, 2015 at The Minneapolis Club – 729 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402
|12pm to 1:30pm. Member cost: $16.95 Guests: $26.00 Inclusive. Parking is complimentary.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612.332.2292
Posted Thursday, April 9th, 2015
The Academy of Realist Art Boston, an ARC Approved Atelier, will be hosting a juried figure painting competition in Boston in July. They anticipate drawing on a national pool of high caliber figure painters. ARA Boston will be jurying applicants and selecting only 10 participants. These 10 artists will be painting from the figure model as a group for 35 hours over a period of 5 days in July. They have judges from different level of the Boston art scene as well, so this will be an exciting opportunity! First place prize: $5000 Second Place Prize: $250 Dick Blick Gift Card, as well as a Grand View Confidant New Wave palette Viewers Choice Award (people will vote online): Rosemary Brush set. Deadline for application is May 1st.
Click here to learn more.
Posted Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
||ARC Living Master™ Virgil Elliott is hosting a three-day Still Life Painting workshop from April 24 – 26, 2015. The workshop will be held at Olde Masters Galleria, 25 Irongate Park Drive, Centerville, Ohio (Dayton Ohio area).
The cost for the workshop is $350.00. Enrollment is limited.
For more information, please contact Cecilia Brendel email@example.com or call (707) 664-8198 or (707) 792-2825.
|New ARC Allied Organization|
Posted Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
ARC is pleased to announce the addition of a new Allied Organization!
|The Sculptor’s Funeral is the only podcast dedicated to student and professional figurative sculptors living and working today. Hosted by American sculptor Jason Arkles and produced in Florence, Italy, The Sculptor’s Funeral discusses significant sculpture and sculptors throughout the Western European figurative tradition, analyses historical and current events relating to the production of sculpture and the culture in which it is made, plus the occasional interview with living sculptors and discussions about technical processes, techniques, and issues of a three dimensional, representational nature.
To learn more, click here.
Posted Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
|The Da Vinci Initiative recently partnered with The Washington Art Education Association to send Mandy Hallenius, DVI President, to Washington D.C. to lobby for art education funding as part of Arts Advocacy Day /AAD2015. The Da Vinci Initiative was granted this opportunity to meet with congress members about art education due to their increasingly well known and dedicated work for skill-based education in K-12 classrooms.
About the experience, Hallenus said, “I can’t wait to do it again. I couldn’t believe what a difference giving elected officials a little bit of art education knowledge makes.”
The Da Vinci Initiative will continue its efforts to reach elected officials about the importance of art education and skill-based training in the visual arts.
|To learn more about the Da Vinci Initiative, please click here.
To donate to The Da Vinci Initiative, 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
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Richard T Scott
Mary Ross Buchholz
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Ali Ghassan Al-Zobaede
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Gezien van de Riet: Walker at Wintry Coast
Gezien van de Riet: Flowers Covered with Snow
Gezien van de Riet: Portrait of Charmaine
Gezien van de Riet: Evaporating into a Cloud
Gezien van de Riet: Winter Landscape - Fochtelo Moor
Gezien van de Riet: Snow Covered Flowers
Gezien van de Riet: Fochtelo Moor Covered with Hoar-frost
Gezien van de Riet: Snow in the Forest
Gezien van de Riet: Snow in the Woods of Lochem
Gezien van de Riet: Pine Trees 2
Gezien van de Riet: Tree in Wintery Forest 2
Gezien van de Riet: Huaraz - Andes, Peru
Gezien van de Riet: The Llaca Canyon, Andes
Gezien van de Riet: Reaching for the Sky
Gezien van de Riet: White Abeles in the Dunes
Gezien van de Riet: Autumn, Gold Leaf in the Forest
Gezien van de Riet: Leaves in Autumn in the Forest of Castricum
Gezien van de Riet: Little Oak Tree in the Dunes
Gezien van de Riet: North Sea Beach in Sunset
Gezien van de Riet: Reflecting Sea
Gezien van de Riet: Sea Reflecting Clouds
Gezien van de Riet: Cloud Over Kennemer Dunes
Dmitry Sevryukov: Flowers
Dmitry Sevryukov: Portrait of Daria
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