Archive for September, 2015

Saints and Monsters: Prints by Albrecht Durer
This exhibit explores works in the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection by the Renaissance German artist Albrecht Durer. Durer left a profound mark on the course of art history through his contributions to the field of printmaking. Deeply religious, Durer’s work often depicts saints or spiritual scenes while other prints featured terrorizing monsters, which served as warnings for those who did not follow Christian teachings.

The DMA is located at 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201 and the exhibit runs from August 9 – November 8, 2015.

To learn more about this and other exhibitions, please click here.

Posted Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Hsin-Yao Tseng Solo show
ARC Living Master™ Hsin-Yao Tseng’s solo show “Disconnect” is a collection of paintings which offers moments to reflect on our current lifestyle and the ever persistent changes technology imposes on our living routines. While technology is the nature of our era, it is still important to make time to disconnect and enjoy the natural beauty of our surroundings.

The show is taking place from October 10 – 31, 2015 at the Waterhouse Gallery – La Arcada Courtyard, 1114 State Street, Suite 9, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The opening reception will take place on October 10, 2015 4 – 7pm.

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

Posted Monday, September 28th, 2015

Three New Additions to ARC Live Salon

Cunning of the Conjurer by Joel Carson Jones
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 Best Trompe L’oeil, Cunning of the Conjurer by ARC Living Master™ Joel Carson Jones, also First Place in the Sculpture Category, The Reaper by Tyson Snow, and an Honorable Mention in the Figurative Category, The Red Gourd of the Day, by Katsu Nakajima.
Cunning of the Conjurer not only allowed me to delve into my childhood fascination with metaphysics, but also gave me the opportunity to fuse an investigation of youth with a more pressing metaphor: the artist’s buoying of gentleness, beauty, and delicacy slightly above dollar bills, the pecuniary responsibilities of adulthood. Trompe l’oeil enables me to create layers of tensions, space, and separations- – youth and age, play and fear. In a culture where speed and change cause stability and durability to implode, distort, and be recast, the artist is the magician, the one who must find transcendent images and compositions in which to embed a message, a feeling, a hope for the future”

-Joel Carson Jones

We have received a number of requests from artists who have been asked to participate in the live exhibition if we will provide an opportunity for them to sell their paintings. Because of this we have decided to do so. Many of the works on exhibit are also available for sale, a full list of these works can be found at the below link.

To view newly added write-ups on these works and to see which pieces are available for purchase, please visit the page we’ve created for the exhibition by clicking here.

Posted Friday, September 25th, 2015

Two Chapters from the ARC Philosophy Now Available in Chinese
Chinese translations of the following two chapters from the ARC Philosophy appeared in the Epoch Times this past June and August, and have now been made available on the ARC website.

 

Posted Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World
During the Hellenistic period from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. until the establishment of the Roman Empire in 31 B.C., the medium of bronze drove artistic innovation. Sculptors moved beyond Classical norms, supplementing traditional subjects and idealized forms with realistic renderings of physical and emotional states. This unprecedented exhibition unites fifty significant bronzes of the Hellenistic age. New discoveries appear with works known for centuries, and several closely related statues are presented side by side for the first time.
The exhibit is located at the Getty Center – 1200 N Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 and runs from July 28 – November 1, 2015.

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Posted Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael
The National Gallery of Art, located on 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW in Washington, DC is exhibiting the works of Joachim Wtewael. A masterful storyteller, Wtewael was a virtuoso draftsman and a brilliant colorist, adept at working on both monumental canvases and small copperplates. This exhibition, which features 37 paintings and 11 drawings, sheds light on his artistic excellence, allowing him to reclaim his rightful place among the great masters of the Dutch Golden Age.

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

Posted Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

55th Annual Exhibition – Art and the Animal Tour
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 and artistic styles. In their mission to promote artistic excellence in the portrayal of animals, the SAA aims to broaden appreciation for the natural world.
The exhibit is being held at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History on 311 Curtis Street in Jamestown, NY 14701. The show runs from August 28 – October 25, 2015.

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

Posted Monday, September 21st, 2015

New Works Added to ARC Live Salon
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 runner up for Best Nude by ARC Living Master™, Duffy Sheridan, an Honorable Mention in the Drawing Category, Fleeting Dream, by ARC Living Master™, Gordon Hanley, and This is not Graffiti, a finalist work by our Third Place Landscape Winner, Ana Schmidt.
“‘The physical world is the language of the spiritual world.’, (Tom Price) I wish for this thought to dominate my artistic perspective so that I might strive to exist in a state of wide-eyed wonder. Like most artists, I have always been fascinated with how the expression of any object is totally controlled by its surrounding environment. This observation allows us to understand to a greater degree how all things serve each other and influence our perception of the world.”

- Duffy Sheridan


Detail of The Bather by Duffy Sheridan
We have received a number of requests from artists who have been asked to participate in the live exhibition if we will provide an opportunity for them to sell their paintings. Because of this we have decided to do so. Many of the works on exhibit are also available for sale, a full list of these works can be found at the below link.

To view newly added write-ups on these works and to see which pieces are available for purchase, please visit the page we’ve created for the exhibition by clicking here.

Posted Friday, September 18th, 2015

Grand Central Atelier Show
The ARC Approved™ Grand Central Atelier will be exhibiting works from artists in the school. The Still Life Show will open on Friday, September 18 and runs through October 15, 2015 and will take place at the Eleventh Street Art Gallery – 4606 11th St, Long Island City, NY 11101.
The opening reception is from 6-9pm on September 18, 2015 and is open to the public.

To learn more, please click here.

Posted Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Suggested Donation Podcast
ARC Allied Organization™ Suggested Donation, conducted an interview with Sadie Valeri of the ARC Approved™ Sadie Valeri Atelier.

To listen to the interview, please click here.

Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

The Art of James Gurney
ARC Living Master™ James Gurney is the artist and author best known for his illustrated book series Dinotopia. He specializes in painting realistic images of scenes that can’t be photographed, from dinosaurs to ancient civilizations. He is also a dedicated plein air painter and sketcher, believing that making studies directly from observation fuels his imagination.
The show runs from September 1 through November 16, 2015 at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia – Anderson Hall – 333 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

A public presentation will take place on Thursday, October 29th from 1 – 2:30 pm at Levitt Auditorium, and a reception will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 3 – 4 pm in the Von Hess Gallery.

To learn more about this and other exhibits, please click here.

Posted Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

5 Day Painting Workshop with Robert Liberace
Paint or draw with ARC Living Master™ Robert Liberace Jan. 11-15, 2016, at ARC Approved™ Texas Academy of Figurative Art in Fort Worth, TX. The focus of the class will be “The Figure in Action.” The cost is $800 including model fees. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the dynamic potential of the human form as the concept for drawings and paintings which for centuries artists have used to infuse their work with movement and energy. While you’re in Fort Worth you can visit the Kimbell Art Museum and The Modern or Japanese Gardens as well as Cowtown. This class is being sponsored by McKenna Studio Workshops.

To register and for more information, go to www.mckennastudioworkshops.com.

Posted Monday, September 14th, 2015

Three More Works Added to ARC Salon Exhibit
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 Third Place Figurative Winner, Incarnation, Katsu Nakajima, an ARC Staff Award, A Poison Tree, by Katherine Stone, and a finalist work by ARC Living Master, Anna Wypych, titled Creature.

Incarnation by Katsu Nakajima
About Incarnation, Nakajima said the following, “Japanese people have a unique sense of animism for nature which pervades all aspects of our daily lives. It is evident in the respect we have for nature, and we feel it in everything from the mountains to the forests, spring water, a pebble by the roadside or a single tree. Incarnation, my painting, portrays the changes a person undergoes, triggered by an unidentified internal or external force. The mind and spirit echo off one another, and the balance sways back and forth like a pendulum. It was inspired by a vision of the fragility of our ability to reason, hanging delicately in the balance and embodying the characteristics of this belief, that nature has a soul.”
We have received a number of requests from artists who have been asked to participate in the live exhibition if we will provide an opportunity for them to sell their paintings. Because of this we have decided to do so. Many of the works on exhibit are also available for sale, a full list of these works can be found at the below link.

To view newly added write-ups on these works and to see which pieces are available for purchase, please visit the page we’ve created for the exhibition by clicking here.

Posted Friday, September 11th, 2015

BACAA Fall and Winter Workshops and Classes
Join ARC Approved™ Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier (BACAA) for an exciting fall and winter workshop and class line up.

BACAA is one of the leading California schools for learning drawing and painting in the tradition of Classical Realism. Working in the methods of the old masters, BACAA offers art classes, workshops and intensive summer programs. The BACAA studios are located on the San Francisco peninsula in the town of San Carlos and offers high ceilings with beautiful northern light.

To learn more about the school and to view the workshops offered, please click here: http://www.bacaa.org/.
Posted Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Natura Morta: The Beauty of Still-life
This exhibition features the work of artists from the ARC Approved™ Texas Academy of Figurative Art. The show will be held at the TAFA Gallery on 1324 East Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76102 and will run from September 12 – October 31, 2015. The opening reception will take place on September 12th, from 4-9pm.

To learn more about this and other exhibits, please click here.

Posted Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Face to Face: The Craniofacial Program Portrait Project Exhibition
In “Face to Face,” artists from Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, use the intimate process of portrait painting to help young people dealing with the medical and psychological effects of craniofacial conditions. Working with surgeons and psychologists from The Craniofacial Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Edwin and Fannie Gray Center for Human Appearance at the University of Pennsylvania, the portrait process has shown a positive impact on the youths’ self-image, enhancing their emotional resilience and helping them to see themselves in a more positive light.
The exhibition is being held at the Delaware County Community College, 901 Media Line Road, Media, PA and runs from September 9 – October 9, 2015. The reception will take place on Sept 24, 2015 from 4 – 7:30 pm.

For more information about this exhibition, please click here.

Posted Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

New Works Added to MEAM Exhibit

Texas of the South Pacific
by Christian Hemme
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 Landscape Winner, Christian Hemme’s painting of Texas of the South Pacific, as well as two finalist works. The first is by Elena Green titled The Best Part of the Meat. Elena won an honorable mention in the 2014/2015 ARC Salon with a different work, as well as a Purchase Award and Third Place Drawing in the 2013/2014 ARC Salon. We are also adding Finding The Gold, by ARC Living Master™, David Bowers.
“As an artist working on the Florida Gulf Coast, I am especially drawn to the maritime landscapes inherent to this area: coastal scenes of the bays, inlets, and beaches, as well as the working boats that come into the Port of Pensacola and nearby marinas. The behemoths of the petroleum industry are rather unique subjects; collectors have responded positively to their massive, complex aesthetic. This particular vessel, the Texas, has been in Pensacola several times over the past year for maintenance. The ship is a DP Saturation Diving Vessel that hails from Port Vila, in the South Pacific island of Vanuatu. The painting was inspired by the wonderful color harmony and atmosphere of the scene, coupled with the usual amazing multiplicity of textures and geometric shapes present in industrial maritime subject matter.”
- Christian Hemme

We have received a number of requests from artists who have been asked to participate in the live exhibition if we will provide an opportunity for them to sell their paintings. Because of this we have decided to do so. Many of the works on exhibit are also available for sale, a full list of these works can be found at the below link.

To view newly added write-ups on these works and to see which pieces are available for purchase, please visit the page we’ve created for the exhibition by clicking here.

Posted Friday, September 4th, 2015

ARC Scholarship Awards Announced
The ARC Scholarship Fund distributes over $30,000 in direct scholarships to aid students at ARC Approved™ art academy and atelier schools. As those familiar with ARC and its mission know, the organization is involved in numerous projects, all in support of a return to an appreciation of great and enduring art, to the visual expression of shared humanity, and to academic, skill-based, art education. At ARC we view our scholarship program as one of the most important. In order for future generations to produce great art, we must not lose the accumulated knowledge of the last several centuries.
First Place Winner
Tarkin by Aiden Baker Hill
At our ARC Approved Atelier™ schools, we know these methods are still taught by some of the greatest artists alive today and the students who are the recipients of these scholarships will receive the training necessary to create great works of art and carry the knowledge to the next generation.

To view this year’s winners, click here.


First Place Winner
Of Earth, Heaven and Sea by Victoria Steel
Posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Quest for the West
The 10th Anniversary Quest for the West celebration show, sale, and auction is being held at Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Among the fifty artists at the show will be ARC Living Masters™ John Buxton and Joseph McGurl. Works in a diversity of styles range from historical pieces that tell stories of the early days of the West to more contemporary scenes. Wildlife, landscapes, and still life are also part of this impressive collection of all new, original works of art.
The show runs from September 11 – 13, 2015.

For more information on this and other exhibits, please click here.

Posted Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

ARC Living Master™ Nelson Shanks
ARC Living Master™ and head of Studio Incamminati Nelson Shanks passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 from complications from cancer. Shanks became world famous for his paintings of international luminaries ranging from Pope John Paul II to Supreme Court justices. However, as much as his art, he wanted his legacy to be Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, which he founded with his wife Leona. “Studio Incamminati’s purpose,” he once said, “is to produce great competence and the great painters of the next generation.” Nelson Shanks left an amazing legacy of both his own art as well as well trained artists. He will be missed.
To learn more about Nelson Shanks’s life and work, please click here.

To read the obituary in the New York Times, please click here.

Posted Tuesday, September 1st, 2015