New Work Added to ARC Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that the DVI Award for the Young Aspiring Artist winner, Perception of Self, painted by 15 year old Ray Wanda Totanes, has been purchased by the Art Renewal Center and added to its growing collection of works. This painting will also participate in the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition

“It is only without the knowledge of the observed one that the observer is able to make judgements as this is what he truly sees. In this piece, I look upon my 15-year-old self without holding back any criticisms as I am aware that this girl is only just a fleeting memory of the past immortalized in an image.” – Ray Wanda Totanes

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 20th, 2017

New Work Added to ARC Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Non Fiction by Casey Childs has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“I think every person who has a love for the literary world can relate to this painting. Libraries are inspiring places that contain a wealth of knowledge just waiting to be explored. Many hours can be spent wandering through a sea of volumes of various shapes, sizes, and colors; up and down shelves, back and forth through stacks, searching for that perfect work. Sometimes the greatest joy is in the search. Looking for that one book that will entertain us, educate us, inspire us; a solitary task that can only be accomplished alone. And like a shining light, when that hidden gem is discovered, it is like we found a new friend.” – Casey Childs
The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 20th, 2017

New Work Added to ARC Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Sword in Hand, Greed of Command by Bruno Galuzzi Corsini has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“Sword in Hand, Greed of Command was inspired by the influence power can exert on a person. I come from Brazil, a country where corruption is very visible and at the same time it is hard to catch. That is something I wanted to portray using a character that was imbued with said power and would provoke you to wonder, ‘How did this man achieve such power?’ More importantly, now that he wields it, what will he use it for? I aim to raise such questions to create a story behind the image. Creating an image with meaning is my ultimate goal as an artist.” – Bruno Galuzzi Corsini
The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 20th, 2017

New Work Added to ARC Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Ara Martis by Bruno Vepkhvadze has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“The composition Ara Martis (Altar of Mars) is an allegory of rebirth of the ancient world. The artwork exhibits a combination of old and new, reconstructed brand new Roman armor, placed on the ancient original Roman altar. In this picture, I show how the ancient world and classic culture are given new life, deriving from the deep and solid past. The new Roman armor and old altar symbolically describes this idea, showing the great interest towards antique culture which reappeared in societies regularly throughout the centuries. For the role of this strong and solid base, I have chosen the Altar of Mars, the God of war, and one of the significant Roman mythological figures. The subject of this painting shows an old and mighty soul of the ancient world, which time by time has blown new life to the époques” – Bruno Vepkhvadze
This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 19th, 2017

Urban Larsson Exhibition
Skajs Antikhandel, located at Nybrogatan 3, 114 34 Stockholm, Sweden, is proud to host its third exhibition of works by ARC Associated Living Master™, Urban Larsson. This exhibition runs from April 21 – 30, 2017 and will then travel to the Mesdag Collection (van Gogh museum), The Hague from April 26 through June 18th, 2017.

For more information, please click here.

Posted April 19th, 2017

New Work Added to ARC Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Laundry by Jeffrey T. Larson has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
Laundry is the latest in a long series of thematically based paintings. Thirty years ago I came across the Spanish artist Sorolla and it changed the course of my artistic life. I had been trained in the lineage of the Boston school as a classical impressionist, studying four years at Atelier Lack under Richard Lack. I had also spent several years painting outside ‘plein air’. I thought I had a solid direction for what could be done in capturing outdoor natural light, especially when working with the figure.
That is until I saw the Sorolla retrospective. It opened my eyes to another way of translating brilliant outdoor light onto canvas using our limited pigments. I never was interested in painting like him, but instead working to be just as good if possible in my own way. Working with the figure and the sheets as the subject, I had rare control outside, compositionally with color and pattern themes, along with designing quality of light. I could use bounced light, reflected light, transparent light, translucent light, flat light, all as compositional elements and artistic opportunities. With each painting that I have done over the years, I have learned much, but it is in this piece especially that I feel I have achieved something of what it was that I have been working towards.” – Jeffrey T. Larson

This work is on loan from a private collection and will be shown in NY only.

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 19th, 2017

New Work Added to ARC Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Under Heaven by Taffari Crawford has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“The image is composed of a pair of black, male hands performing the ‘blood’ gang sign, with a few very small and delicate flowers placed between the fingers. I wanted to use this image because of how symbolic it appeared; the hands performing this gesture and its relation to violence, the symbolism of flowers and also, the word ‘blood’ and its meaning. I also find interesting, the physical representation of words and the abstraction which occurs when they are made from found objects. I found it interesting that this word could be made from just strategically wrapping your fingers together. There is something quite crude, juvenile and innocent about it, that I find interesting. The flowers are strategically placed in order to abstract the image of the hands a little, for those who maybe familiar with the sign. Conceptually, I think the flowers are seductive, making the image; which would commonly be viewed as negative; more approachable to reveal the quieter aspects it.” – Taffari Crawford
The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 19th, 2017

Angel Academy Exhibition

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The ARC Approved™ Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy is holding their triennial Student-Instructor Exhibition from April 28 – 30, 2017.

The exhibition of paintings and drawings takes place in the first floor spaces of Via Nardo di Cione 10, Florence, Italy with the show opening on Friday April 28th from 18.30 – 20.30 hours.

The exhibition carries on through Saturday April 29 from 10.00 – 17.00 and Sunday April 30 from 10.00 – 14.00.

Posted April 18th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Bather by Joshua LaRock has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“Little else is as beautiful as natural light revealing the female form, Bather, is something of a sonnet to this radiance. The human form and drapery are two pillars of the classical tradition which I love and where I find constant inspiration, so that was the seed which grew into this work. However, I was seeking to paint it with a distinctly contemporary tone. That tension of attempting to tap into the underlying current of vitality which generated the timeless works of the past, while simultaneously producing them in a way that resonates with viewers today, is something I intend to keep juggling.” – Joshua LaRock
The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 18th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Moored in Calmness by Sergio Roffo has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
Moored in Calmness was inspired by a salt water lagoon on the island Martha’s Vineyard. The study was 11 x 14in. and was painted ‘a la prima’. I finished it in one sitting on a late afternoon. As the study was near completion, the sun was just about to set, creating a wonderful glow on the scene that I tried to capture in the larger piece. The broken marsh and beach sand along with the contrast of the trees and shadow reflections completed the composition. I visited this area many times before and the mooring was always without a dory. On this particular day I was rewarded with a dory to complete the scene.” – Sergio Roffo

This work is on loan from a private collection and will be shown in NY only.

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 18th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Transfiguration by Joseph McGurl has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“One meaning of the word transfiguration is to change from a certain state of existence to another more beautiful state. Sketching on location forces me to confront the continually evolving landscape. As I am painting, I see the natural world in a constant state of transfiguration moving from one beautiful state to another uniquely beautiful state. Transfiguration is an imaginary scene, but it is a synthesis of several landscapes I’ve seen and painted over the years. The setting, a tranquil marsh scene in the early summer evening with a dying wind, brings rapid change, and each minute has its own particular beauty. The osprey stand and fly traps are indicative of man witnessing this transfiguration, and they also serve as compositional elements. The features of the landscape depicted serve as a vessel to hold the lighting which is symbolic of the spirituality I find in the natural world.” – Joseph McGurl

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 18th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Savoy Cabbage in a Box by Bruno Di Maio has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“The beauty and attraction that flowers have always had on painters is an ancient story. Their delicacy, the clearness, their graceful shape and especially the symbolism, are irresistible for artists who love the still-life. However, the creations of nature that daily are on our lunch-table, vegetables and salads, I have always found fascinating and stylish. Their complex shapes and peculiar colors make it appear, to my eyes, as if they are unique ‘edibles flowers’. In the special case of the savoy cabbage, its thousands of round green hills crossed by sinuous roads that run to infinity and its regal immanence pushed me to portray it. Seeing it with a high-powered lens is amazing. I inserted this rich life form lying down on a crumpled red paper, its royal mantle, and put it all in a damaged, old, cardboard box. The contrast between something full of life and something lifeless, enhances both their charm. If we want to see the humor of this piece in an ironic way, the painting is an excellent way to keep the savoy cabbage, with all its charm, for a long time, without running the risk of it losing its freshness!” – Bruno Di Maio
The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 17th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Green Clothes by Wei Han has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.

Green Clothes, created with classical painting skills, is an annotation of a present, modern, gentle, Oriental woman. In my mind the feminine, casual nature and slightly drooping face, echoes her green clothes. Her hands, crossed on her chest, gently press her clothes so that she projects a sense of modest beauty. The reconstruction of classical beauty is the ideal that I have been trying to pursue. The expression of these ideals has brought new vitality into my classical painting. The exploration of painting diversity and the concept of reconstructing classical painting techniques while basing the subject on modern life is my goal.” – Wei Han

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 17th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Suzanne by Katie Runde has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.

Suzanne is a portrait of an individual absorbed, midstream in the art of music. French philosopher Simone Weil said ‘Absolute unmixed attention is prayer,’ and Suzanne’s suspended cello suite is just that, the grace and sincerity of a musician at work, lost in its process. As a musician myself, I have been striving to capture the space of deep solitude and flow that lies between a musician and his or her music.” – Katie Runde

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 17th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Sibling Bond by Shana Levenson has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“I consider my paintings to be somewhat of a diary of my life, that I’m hopeful others connect with and typically I paint people that are in my life. It allows me quiet time to get to know every nuance in them and spend time with them. Who better to paint than my own children? Divorce is tough on everyone, but especially children. This painting expresses that through challenging times; sibling bonds will always stay strong. My children proved to be extremely resilient after my divorce and have become great friends. My daughter is a true protector over her little brother and he loves and respects her so much. I wanted this piece to express sadness, courage, and love between a brother and a sister.” – Shana Levenson
The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 13th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Self Reflections by Kyle Sims has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“While I enjoy painting all the larger felines of the wild, the tiger would have to be up near the top in terms of how striking they are. I think that any wildlife artist worth their salt might agree. However, with this piece, I was initially captivated by the color harmony created by the murky water juxtaposed with the rust colors of the cat. I also liked the thought of pushing the cat to the top of the composition in a sort of extreme way and then to have that balanced by the lines of the water that are almost imitating the stripes of the tiger. It feels like poetry to me the way those lines move and interact with each other, all the while being drawn up to the tiger’s gaze.” – Kyle Sims
The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 13th, 2017

Mary Ross Buchholz News
Congratulations to ARC Associate Living Master™ Mary Ross Buchholz, who has recently had her painting “Copper Penny” featured on the cover of the April 2017 issue of Western Horseman magazine.

To see more of her work on ARC, please click here.

Posted April 13th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Abby by Julie Bell has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.

“I love solving puzzles. To me, a portrait that I paint, whether it is of a human or an animal, is what I perceive as the solution to the puzzle of that unique being. In a living face, we observe not only that being’s entire history played out in every shadow and curve, but also the lives of their ancestors for generations back. Although I don’t really specialize in portrait art, I would still say that at the core of all my paintings of both humans and animals is, in fact, a portrait. I read faces and expressions, and then write, with paint, the thousand words that tell that being’s story. That is why I paint.” – Julie Bell

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 12th, 2017

New Book added to ARC Store
Basic Human Anatomy: A Guide for Visual Artists by Robert Osti teaches artists the simple yet powerful formula artists have used for centuries to draw the human figure from the inside out. Osti, using the basic system of line, shape, and form used by da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo, takes readers step-by-step through all the lessons needed in order to master this essential foundation skill.

To learn more about this book and order a copy from the ARC Store, please click here.

Posted April 12th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that The Heart of the Gem by He Lihuai has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.

“The greatness of a painting does not depend on its size. In fact, many masterpieces before the 19th century are of small sizes, including the works of Vermeer, Alma-Tadema and Fortuny. In my opinion, the reason that the audience adores this small size painting of mine, apart from the beauty and technique, lies another factor. Nowadays we live in a digital age where largeness can be overwhelming and can abuse the visual senses. Smallness is a sort of concentration. For my models, I usually give them some tips about my idea instead of restricting them. When they pose, I take photos of every moment and then select the one I am satisfied with for sketching the general composition. Finally, I create the oil painting from the live model, based on the sketch. I enjoy using copper plate as the base which I have done with this work, though I do work on linen as well. I feel that the copper makes the color of the painting very soft and gentle, which is what I desired for this work. In front of a work of visual art, everyone is equal. No matter what the artwork presents, idealistic, aesthetic, classic, modern or contemporary, the vison sense itself does not tell lies. It is utilitarian minds that make up the lies to convince us that what we are looking at is not what we see!” – He Lihuai

The 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition will be on view at the Salmagundi Club, NYC from May 12th – June 1st with the public opening reception on Saturday, May 13th from 11am to 3pm. The works will then travel to the MEAM Museum, Barcelona where they will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

This work is also available for sale. For inquiries please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

To learn more about the exhibition and to see the other works that have joined the exhibition so far, visit our 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition Page. #12thARCSalon

Posted April 12th, 2017