Archive for July, 2015
Posted Thursday, July 30th, 2015
||We are happy to announce three new works have been added to the list of paintings to be exhibited in the traveling exhibition for the 2014/2015 ARC Salon. Today we are adding the First Place Still Life Winner, Said the Spider to the Fly, by Greg Hildebrandt, Spooked, by Anni Crouter, an Honorable Mention in the Animal Category, and Landscape Category Honorable Mention, Niagara, Psalms 84:11, by Thomas Kegler.
The exhibition will start at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain, where it will be on view from November 17th until December 28th to celebrate an intense collaboration between Europe and America for representational art. The show will then travel to New York City, where it will hang at the Salmagundi Club from January 18th to February 4th. Regular updates will be given on the exciting upcoming live exhibition including information on the additional works to be included as they are added to the list of exhibiting works.
To view the newly added write-ups on these works, please visit the page we’ve created for the exhibition by clicking here.
|Figurativas ’15 Competition Results|
Posted Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
|At the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art), the jury of the Figurativas’15 recently judged the finalist paintings of the competition of the Foundation de les Arts i els Artistes, a contest in which 2,459 artists participated from around the world.
|The winner of the First Prize for Painting is Manuel Castillero Ramirez’s work, The Day in which the Silence Reigned in Congress. The piece, considered by the jury very critical with the current political situation, shows a chamber completely destroyed, abandoned and overrun by nature. Beyond excellent pictorial technique, the work conveys a sense of degradation and obsolescence political power.
The jury of the 8th Contest of Painting and Sculpture figurative 2015, comprised of noted personalities from the world of contemporary art like Odd Nerdrum, Antonio Lopez, Richard Estes, painters Lita Cabellut, Daniel Graves, the gallery owners Leandro Navarro and Santiago Sanchez, critical Art Tomas Paredes and Jose Manuel Infiesta, director of the Foundation of the Arts and MEAM, has also recognized the work of six artists with Honorable Mentions: Fausto Martin (Glance from Inside), Charles Villeneuve (Rive Gauche) Wim Heldens (Cats & Dogs), Jorge-Abbad Jaime de Aragon Cordoba (Seated Woman), Jamie Routley (The world pulses beats beyond my door) and Jan Mikulka (In the Park).
The live exhibition for this competition will be mounted at the MEAM at the same time the live version of the ARC Salon will be mounted there. The official awards ceremony of ARC Salon and Figurativas 2015 winners will take place as one tremendous event on November 20th, 2015 at 19:00 hours at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona and a Forum of American and European representational artists will take place the following day on Saturday the 21st.
Posted Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
||The Center for Academic Study recently held a “Paint Plein Air Student Competition”. Students from several academies, national and international, applied. Kate Sammons, Carlo Russo and Ryan Brown were the judges. CAS gave away three Grand Prize packages to three winners, which contained all of the tools and materials needed to have a complete start to plein air painting.
The winners were Leeanna Chipana from the Grand Central Atelier in New York, Julie Beck from the Academy of Realist Art in Boston, and Emilae Belo from the Center for Academic Study in Springville, Utah.
To learn more, please click here.
|New Works Added for Live ARC Salon|
Posted Friday, July 24th, 2015
||We are happy to announce three new works have been added to the list of paintings to be exhibited in the traveling exhibition for the 2014/2015 ARC Salon. Today we are adding the Second Place Animal Category Winner, It’s Just the Wind, by Carrie Nygren, the Best Portrait Winner, Yvonne, by Sandra Kuck, and a finalist work, Would You Like Some Milk?: The Carpathians, by Ukrainian artist, Victoria Radionova.
| The exhibition will start at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain, where it will be on view from November 17th until December 28th to celebrate an intense collaboration between Europe and America for representational art. The show will then travel to New York City, where it will hang at the Salmagundi Club from January 18th to February 4th. Regular updates will be given on the exciting upcoming live exhibition including information on the additional works to be included as they are added to the list of exhibiting works.
To view these newly added write-ups on these works, please visit the page we’ve created for the exhibition by clicking here.
Posted Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
||Pauly Friedman Art Gallery – Misericordia University – 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612
Ani Art Academies are excited to announce the upcoming academy-wide exhibition, Capturing Realism 2015. 17 years since its inception, the wildly popular biennial event will bring together Ani Art Academies’ artists from multiple countries around the globe. The highly anticipated show will captivate audiences with a breathtaking showcase of artwork from instructors, apprentices, and alumni of the Ani Art Academies. Capturing Realism will be held at the Pauly Friedman Gallery at Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612, July 11th – September 30th.
To watch a preview of the show, please click here.
Posted Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
|ARC Allied Organization™, Suggested Donation, conducted an interview with ARC Living Master™ and head of the ARC Approved™ Florence Academy of Art, Daniel Graves.
To listen to the podcast, please click here.
The Power of Beauty and Wisdom
by Daniel Graves
|New ARC Associate Living Master™|
Posted Monday, July 20th, 2015
|ARC is pleased to welcome Mary Ross Buchholz as a new Associate Living Master™!
Drinking Buddies by Mary Ross Buchholz
|Mary Ross Buchholz is from a pioneering, ranching family heritage and those time-honored traditions and values are a tremendous part of her life today. Mary and her husband, Bob, live and ranch in rural west Texas near the town of Eldorado. For over 18 years, art has been Mary’s devotion. She offers a glimpse of her daily life using the most primitive of mediums, charcoal and graphite. It is the striking beauty of her pieces with softly rendered detail that captivates and intrigues her audience.
|To see Mary’s new gallery on ARC, please click here.
Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015
L’Assaut by Bouguereau
|ARC Living Masters™ Michael John Angel, co-founder and studio director of the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy and Juliette Aristides, founder and director of the Aristides Atelier in Seattle, Washington, will be giving figure-drawing and painting workshops in Liverpool, England, in July and August, 2015.
Liverpool has two of the greatest 19th-century galleries in Britain: the Lady Lever Art Gallery and the Walker Art Gallery.
For further information, please visit the Angel Academy website:
Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
||One of the foremost American genre painters of the nineteenth century, George Caleb Bingham is best known for his compelling depictions of frontier life along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. This exhibition will bring together for the first time sixteen of Bingham’s iconic river paintings, with such highlights as The Jolly Flatboatmen, exploring them as an extraordinary artistic series that chronicles the process of civilizing the nation by transforming the western wilderness.
|The exhibit is being held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 from June 17 – September 20, 2015.
|New Works Added for Live ARC Salon Exhibition|
Posted Friday, July 10th, 2015
|We are happy to announce two new works that have been added to the list of paintings to be exhibited in the traveling exhibition for the 2014/2015 ARC Salon. The exhibition will start at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain, where it will be on view from November 17th till December 28th to celebrate an intense collaboration between Europe and America for representational art. The show will then travel to New York City, where it will hang at the Salmagundi Club from January 18th to February 4th. Regular updates will be given on the exciting upcoming live exhibition including information on the additional works to be included as they are added to the list of exhibiting works. Today we are adding a Chairman’s Choice Award, “Daydream”, by Candice Bohannon and a finalist work by a Rehs Gallery Award winner, “Asunder”, by Walter Rane.
Daydream by Candice Bohannon
|To view newly added write-ups on these works, please visit the page we’ve created for the exhibition by clicking here.|
Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2015
Her Day Out by Tony Pro
|ARC Living Master™ Tony Pro will soon be the executive director of the Coppini Academy of Fine Art in San Antonio, Texas.
The schedule for classes with Pro will be posted to the Coppini Academy website by August, with the first slate of classes to begin in September.
To read an article about this recently published in Fine Art Connoisseur, click here.
Posted Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
|ARC Allied Organization™, Suggested Donation, has conducted an interview with ARC Living Master™ and Dinotopia creator, James Gurney.
To listen to the Podcast, please click here.
Small Wonder by James Gurney
|ARA Boston Figure Painting Competition|
Posted Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
|The Academy of Realist Art Boston is very happy to announce the 10 Participants of the 2015 Boston Figure Painting Competition:
||Ryan Brown, Kerry Dunn, Tanya Harsch, Joshua Langstaff, Rachel Moseley, Carlo Russo, Camie Isabella Salaz, Shane Wolf, Elizabeth Zanzinger, and Emanuela De Musis (ARA representative, not competing).
The competition will be held Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st. 10:00 to 6:00 each day. The competition room will be open daily for public viewing from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Award Ceremony and Reception will be held August 1st at 1pm at the Sloane Merrill Gallery on Beacon Hill in Boston. This will be open to the public.
For more info go to: www.araboston.com/events.
|Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends|
Posted Monday, July 6th, 2015
|Throughout his career, John Singer Sargent created portraits of artists, writers, actors, and musicians, many of whom were his close friends. Because these works were rarely commissioned, he was free to create images that were more radical than those he made for paying clients. The exhibit brings together about 90 of these distinctive portraits, including numerous loans from private collections.
The exhibit will run from June 30 – October 4, 2015 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art – 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 10028.
To view more on this and other exhibitions, please click here.
The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy
How to Create a Classical Still Life in Pastel
What is Fine Art and Why Realism?
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
Alan Merris Bell
Terje Adler Mork
Gezien van de Riet
David Andrew Nishita Cheifetz
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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