Archive for December, 2016

Charles Bargue Drawing Book in ARC Store
The Bargue-Gérôme Drawing Course is a complete reprint of a famous, late nineteenth century drawing course. It contains a set of almost two hundred masterful lithographs of subjects for copying by drawing students before they attempt drawing from life or nature. Consequently it is a book that will interest artists, art students, art historians and lovers and collectors of drawings. It also introduces us to the work and life of a neglected master: Charles Bargue.
To order a copy of this book, please click here.

This book makes a great companion to the DVI’s second online course, Charles Bargue in the 21st Century.

To purchase the course in full, click here.

Posted Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Lesson 14 in Bargue Drawing Course Released
Support the DVI on Patreon! Subscribers gain exclusive access to bonus tips and tricks videos with additional educational footage as well as access to the weekly footage one day in advance of the general public.

If you’d rather not wait, the entire course with additional footage can be purchased and downloaded now through DVI by clicking here.

To make a donation to The Da Vinci Initiative, click here.

To order a copy of the Charles Bargue Drawing Course Book,
please click here.

Posted Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

ARC Salon Catalogue Update
The 12th International ARC Salon Catalogue is currently in the process of being created, but we expect to have the them in hand and ready to ship by April 2017.

The catalogue will include images of the winners and finalist works by all 640 artists and serve as our official exhibition catalogue for the live version of the ARC Salon.

To pre-order a copy at the reduced price, please visit the ARC Store.

Posted Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

ARC Salon Event Dates
We are pleased to announce these important dates for our 12th International ARC Salon Live Exhibition:

Public Opening (Salmagundi Club, New York, NY)
Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 11am – 3pm

Atelier Education Day (Salmagundi Club, New York, NY)
Friday, May 19th, 2017 10am – 2pm

ARC Award Ceremony and Figurativas Opening Ceremony: (MEAM Museum , Barcelona, Spain)
September 22nd, 2017 – Starts 19pm

Artists Forum: (MEAM Museum , Barcelona, Spain)
September 23rd, 2017 – Starts 11am

Posted Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Frank Dicksee Book in ARC Store
We are proud to offer the new volume, Frank Dicksee, His Art and Life in the ARC Store. This important volume, published in association with the Art Renewal Center, includes a history and catalogue raisonne of his works with approximately 300 pictures.

To purchase this book, please click here.

Posted Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Eric Armusik in Epoch Times
ARC Associate Living Master™ Eric Armusik has recently been featured in an article in the Epoch times.

“Armusik realized he wanted to paint from real life, with real people who gave him a sense or feeling of certain characters from classic stories as models. He also wanted to closely observe their body language and inner feelings and communicate that to the viewer along with the story, making it feel authentic and accessible to everyone.”

To read the full article, please click here.

Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Live ARC Salon Exhibition News
The official selection of additional works for the Live Exhibition of the ARC Salon will begin on January 1, 2017.

The Live Exhibition will travel from the Salmagundi Club, New York, New York to the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see an updated list of works included in the show, please click here.

Posted Monday, December 19th, 2016

Kamille Corry Workshop at BACAA
ARC Approved™ Bay Area Classical Arts Atelier is offering a ten day workshop by Kamille Corry focusing on painting the nude figure from life. Starting with limited palette, and working up to a more extended color palette, students will be developing their painting by focusing on strong draftsmanship, building form with correct values, and honing their skills with naturalistic color application. Kamille will be painting alongside the students and giving individual critiques daily.
The course runs from January 30 – February 10, 2017.

For more information about this workshop, please click here.

Posted Friday, December 16th, 2016

New DVI Lesson Released
Lesson 13 in the DVI Bargue Drawing course has just been released.
The DVI is using Patreon to help finance the expense of producing high-quality video courses. Patreon subscribers gain exclusive access to bonus tips and tricks videos with additional educational footage as well as access to the weekly footage one day in advance of the general public. The videos are then posted on the DVI YouTube channel.
The entire course with additional footage can be purchased and downloaded now through DVI by clicking here.

To make a donation to The Da Vinci Initiative, click here.

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Glory of Venice
Glory of Venice features about 50 significant works, and provides visitors with a rare opportunity to experience 19 artworks from Venice’s Gallerie dell’Accademia, which houses one of the greatest collections of Venetian Renaissance art in the world. Additional masterworks on view include paintings on loan from the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, and the Fondazione Magnani Rocca in Parma, Italy, as well as signature paintings in the DAM’s collection.
The exhibition takes place at the Denver Art Museum located on 100 W 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204 and is open now through February 12, 2017.

To learn more about exhibition, please click here.

To view other events and exhibitions please visit our exhibition page

Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

“12 By 12 In 12″ Group Show
The Arcadia Contemporary gallery is holding a group show of paintings all measuring 12 x 12 inches and created by over 30 painters from around the world.

Nick Alm, Daniel Bilmes, Shaun Downey, David Gluck, Adrian Gottleib, Julio Reyes, Carlo Russo, and Cesar Santos will be among the artists exhibiting.

The exhibition opens on Saturday December 10th and continues through December 31st and is located at 9426 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.

To learn more and preview the show, please click here.

To view other events and exhibitions please visit our exhibition page.

Posted Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

ARC Salon Winners in Epoch Times
The Epoch Times has recently published an article about the 12th International ARC Salon Competition Winners written by ARC COO Kara Lysandra Ross.

To read the full article, please click here.

Posted Friday, December 9th, 2016

Chiaroscuro End of the Year Open Studio
The ARC Approved tm Chiaroscuro Studio of Art is holding an end of the year open studio featuring the work of full time, half time and part time students at the atelier.

The open studio will take place on Saturday December 16th, 2016 and there will be a contest – a “People’s Choice Award” from 6:30 till 8:30 pm.

Chiaroscuro Studio of Art is located on 5961 NW 102nd Ave. Doral, FL 33178.

For more information or to RSVP, please email: info@chiaroscurostudioofart.com.

Posted Friday, December 9th, 2016

Lesson 12 in DVI Bargue Drawing Released
Support the DVI on Patreon! Subscribers gain exclusive access to bonus tips and tricks videos with additional educational footage as well as access to the weekly footage one day in advance of the general public.

If you’d rather not wait, the entire course with additional footage can be purchased and downloaded now through DVI by clicking here.

To make a donation to The Da Vinci Initiative, click here.
Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Arina Gordienko Wins Major Award
ARCALM™ Arina Gordienko’s painting, ‘The Smile’, has been recognized with the 2nd Place Award (out of 1830 entries from 57 countries) at the Berliner Art Prize 2016 in Germany.

She has also been awarded the Honorary Diploma of the Berliner Art Prize 2016 for ‘bright and remarkable contribution in the conservation and development of the artistic values in Modern Art’.

Arina will also have work on display and available for purchase at the Luxartfair located at 10 circuit de la Foire Internationale – L-1347 Luxembourg-Kirchberg from December 7-11, 2016.

Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Richard Lack Book in ARC Store
Richard F. Lack was one of the most prolific artists of the last half of the twentieth century–a master of portraiture, still life and florals, landscapes, interior and outdoor genre, etching, pastels, and imaginative paintings. Over a span of sixty-three years, he completed more than 1,100 paintings, drawings, sketches, studies, etchings, woodcuts and watercolors.

This hardcover volume measures 12 x 9.75 inches and is 496 pages with over 1000 color and b/w images.

To order your copy, click here.

Posted Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

New ARC Living Artist™
The Art Renewal Center is pleased to welcome Alan Merris Bell as our newest ARC Living Artist™.

Alan Merris Bell is a fine artist from Portland, Oregon. He attended the San Francisco Academy of Art and began his art career in 1971 while serving in the U.S. Army as an illustrator for Infantry Magazine. Alan retired in 2005 after 30 years of service as a Fire Fighter/Paramedic for the City of Portland and is now able to work full time on his art.

To view his gallery on ARC, please click here.


Venice in Daylight by Alan Merris Bell
Posted Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Vicki Sullivan Exhibition
ARC Associate Living Master™ Vicki Sullivan’s work will be displayed in the 2016 A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize Exhibition.

The A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize are awarded to Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles. The Art Prize is intended to encourage, support and advance classical training of emerging artists at any stage of life, who are pursuing the study and practice of traditional art and who desire to study the works of old masters.

The show runs from November 26 – December 11, 2016 at the Glen Eira City Council – Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia.

Posted Monday, December 5th, 2016

ARC Greeting Cards
This beautiful set of 12 blank note cards (1 unique image per card) are perfect for use as holiday cards or make great gifts!

All proceeds from the sale of these note cards goes towards the ARC Scholarship Fund and helping to keep the Art Renewal Center on the web.

Click here to purchase a set of cards in the ARC Store.

Posted Monday, December 5th, 2016

Sergio Roffo Exhibition
ARC Associate Living™ Master Sergio Roffo is holding a solo exhibition of his work at the Guild of Boston Artists. The Guild is located on 160 Newbury St. Boston, MA and the show runs from December 6 – 29, 2016.

There will be a live painting demonstration on Saturday, December 17, at 2pm.

For more information, please click here.

Posted Friday, December 2nd, 2016