New Award in 12th International ARC Salon
The Oil Painters of America Award – $1,000

Oil Painters of America (OPA) is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 4,000 artists throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1991, OPA is dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art. Its primary focus is to draw attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light. The mission of OPA is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by providing a forum in which artists can display their art in regional and national competitions. In addition, the organization is committed to providing educational opportunities to its members through its newsletter, critique program, scholarships, workshops, seminars, and demonstrations by today’s masters.

This $1,000 award being given out by the OPA will recognize one ARC Salon Finalist that embodies the beliefs and goals of the OPA. This award will be juried by an OPA representative.

For more information about the salon awards, please click here.

Posted April 8th, 2016

Synesthesia Exhibition
The fourth collaboration between Rehs Contemporary and the ARC Approved™ Ani Art Academies takes its title from the fascinating perceptual phenomenon known as Synesthesia. Each work in this unique collection of works from the Ani artists was inspired by a particular song or specific aspect of music.

The Rehs Gallery, also an ARC Salon Gallery Award sponsor, is located on 5 East 57th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

The show runs from April 9-29, 2016 and the opening reception takes place on April 9, 2016 from 3-8p.m.

To learn more about his exhibition, please click here.

Posted April 7th, 2016

Made in California Exhibit
The Made in California Exhibit, which runs from April 2 – 23, 2016, will be presenting works by ARC Living Masters™ Julio Reyes and Jeremey Lipking among many other talented artists.
The show is taking place at the Arcadia Contemporary Gallery located at Bergamot Station, Gallery G-3, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. The Arcadia Contemporary Gallery is currently sponsoring an ARC Salon Gallery Award in the 12th Annual ARC International Salon competition.

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

Posted April 6th, 2016

ARC Salon and High-School Students
For the first time, within the ARC Salon, we will be hosting an independent side competition for realist high-school artwork. Through the work of The Da Vinci Initiative, atelier-style schools that have young artist programs, and high school teachers with a passion for skill-based art education, the ARC Salon seeks to acknowledge and encourage the growing skills of these young artists by expanding the ARC Salon to recognize their work. These works by our talented youth will not compete in the main categories of the ARC Salon, but in a separate division specifically for young students. In this year’s ARC Salon, we would like to recognize at least one of these such students and their teacher and school for their outstanding accomplishment in the visual arts.
Oil study by 17 year old Katie Li
To view the prospectus and to enter the 12th annual ARC Salon Competition, click here.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Academy of Realist Art Edinburgh Approved to Give European Academic Qualification
ARC Approved™ Academy of Realist Art Edinburgh is now approved to give a nationally and EU recognized qualification. Edinburgh Napier University and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) has awarded Academy of Realist Art Edinburgh the ability to give an Advanced Diploma in Classical Atelier Drawing and Painting. On the SCQF the course is rated at Level 9, the equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree, and is recognized and transferable throughout Europe.

To learn more about this atelier, please click here.

Posted April 4th, 2016

Nexus Exhibition
The Nexus exhibition is co-curated by David Gluck and showcases the work of artists from two seemingly dissimilar artistic disciplines: painting and tattooing.

The works in this show are all paintings by fine artists who have been influenced by tattoo culture and the imagery intrinsic to that culture; by tattoo artists who wield paint brushes; and by several individuals who have successfully made a dual career out of both painting and tattooing. In these paintings one can witness the influence and crossover between the two mediums and subcultures.

ARC Living Masters™ Adrian Gottlieb, Jeffrey Hein, and Julio Reyes will be exhibiting along with award winning ARC Salon artists David Gluck, Erin Anderson, Carl Dobsky, Teresa Oaxaca, Sergio Sanchez, and Vincent Xeus among many others.

The show runs from April 8 – May 7, 2016 at the Abend Gallery on 2260 E Colfax Ave, Denver CO, 80206. The opening reception is on Friday, April 8th, from 6-9 pm.

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

Posted April 1st, 2016

ARC Salon Gallery Awards
The ARC Salon offers exhibitions and sales at top galleries.

Arcadia Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA, in cooperation with ARC will select a group of approximately 15 finalists who will be asked to supply the gallery with additional images. From those finalists, the gallery will choose 4-6 artists for a group show to be held at their gallery at Bergamot Station G-3, 2525 Michigan Ave sometime in 2017 or early 2018. All works selected for the exhibition must be available for sale.

Ar・ca・di・a: – Noun – A Mythological Greek region frequently chosen as the background setting in works of fine art. A real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity, Arcadia Contemporary has held the highest standards for 21st century realist art.
To view the prospectus and to enter the 12th annual ARC Salon Competition, click here.

Posted March 31st, 2016

The Paris Seminar: An Exhibition and Workshop Series of American Realist Painters
ARC Approved™ Laguna College of Design located on 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California 92651 is holding an exhibition from April 1 – 14, 2016 which will include a live tandem figure painting demonstration by Adrian Gottlieb and Kate Sammons on April 8th on LCAD’s Main Campus and additional lectures, presentations and panel discussions will take place on April 9, 2016.

The LCAD artists featured in the exhibition include LCAD’s Chair of Fine Arts, Hope Railey and LCAD student and professional artist, Vanessa Rothe. Also included in the exhibition are Andrew Ameral, Ryan S. Brown, Michelle Dunaway, Adrian Gottlieb, Richard Greathouse, Michael Klein, Alan J. Lawson, Jeremy Lipking, Iliya Mirochnik, J. Judson Monroe, Kate Sammons and Aaron Westerberg.

After the exhibition closes at LCAD, The Paris Seminar will travel to New York City and open at the Salmagundi Club in New York on April 28, 2016.

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

Posted March 30th, 2016

New ARC Approved Atelier™
ARC is pleased to welcome the Magrath Sculpture Atelier as our newest ARC Approved Atelier™.

The Magrath Sculpture Atelier at Gage Academy of Art is a multi-year, part-time Atelier designed to confer the core disciplines needed to become a practicing figurative sculptor at a high level of excellence. Led by celebrated sculptor Michael Magrath, students learn to become adept in both traditional approaches as well as 21st-century concerns in a variety of media.

To learn more, please click here.

Posted March 29th, 2016

CPAP Sponsors the Landscape Category
We are proud to introduce California Plein Air Painters (CPAP) as a sponsor for this year’s Landscape Category in the 12th International ARC Salon. We are further pleased that they have helped create and will sponsor a brand new Plein Air Category for the 13th International ARC Salon slated for 2017. CPAP and ARC believe that Plein Air Painting is truly a special genre, style and technique and deserves its own recognition as a major component of the representational art movement. Artists world-wide will be invited to submit their plein air creations in this category.
CPAP was created for artists who love to paint outdoors. Their main goal is to provide a venue where plein air artists of all different skill levels can interact with each other, display their art and improve their skills in all aspects of painting. Artists can, not only display their artwork, but also participate in lively discussions ranging from professional practices to marketing. Members can also promote their own exhibits and events. Interaction between members is furthered through their chapters, groups, exhibits, workshops, paint-outs and contests that offer instruction, discussion and challenges to all of their Members.

If you would like to sponsor a category in the 12th International ARC Salon, please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org.

To view the prospectus and to enter the 12th annual ARC Salon Competition, click here.

Posted March 28th, 2016

ARC Salon Gallery Awards
The ARC Salon offers exhibitions and sales at top galleries. Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY will select a group of approximately 15 finalists who will be asked to supply the gallery with additional images. From those finalists, the gallery will choose 4-6 artists for a group show to be held at their gallery on 57th Street in 2017 or early 2018. All works selected for the exhibition must be available for sale. Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc. began as a new venture stemming from Rehs Galleries, Inc., which specializes in 19th and early 20th century European works of art. Following in suit with the art world they know best, Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., represents contemporary artists that create original works in a traditional style; works that demonstrate an artist’s superior technical skills and classical training.

To view the prospectus and to enter the 12th annual ARC Salon Competition, click here.

Posted March 24th, 2016

105th CAC Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
The California Art Club, an ARC Allied Organization™, will present more than 200 contemporary-traditional fine art paintings and sculpture in their 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition that runs from April 3 – 24, 2016.

During the exhibition, the California Art Club will present events and educational programs that enable art enthusiasts to learn more about traditional art forms.

To learn more about this event, please visit the CAC website.

Posted March 23rd, 2016

IX Arts Sponsors the Imaginative Realist Category
Thank you to IX Arts for sponsoring the Imaginative Realist Category in the 12th International ARC Salon Competition. IX Arts is dedicated to the promotion, recognition, and elevation of imaginative realism. As the organization behind the IX celebration of imaginative realism, the curation of the record-breaking AT THE EDGE: ART OF THE FANTASTIC exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum in the summer of 2012, the Visions of Never anthology and other book publications, as well as the IX Exchange website and upcoming IX Gallery, IX Arts strives to bring a broad range of approaches to bear in its efforts to increase both popular awareness and critical recognition of imaginative realism.

The IX celebration is the first, ground-breaking art show and symposium dedicated solely to imaginative realism—bringing artists, students, collectors, and art fans together for an annual gathering intended to inspire and create further awareness and zeal for imaginative realism and all that’s encompassed in the realm of the fantastic. Beginning with the October 2016 event, the IX celebration will take place at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts and the DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center in Reading, PA.

If you would like to sponsor a category in the ARC Salon, please contact kara.ross@artrenewal.org

To view the prospectus and to enter the 12th annual ARC Salon Competition, click here.

Posted March 22nd, 2016

David Bowers Article in FAC
ARC Living Master™ David Bowers has recently had an article published in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.

“I am often inspired by an image that I see and my painting materializes from that image. It will often morph into so much more.”

To view the article, please click here.

Posted March 21st, 2016

12th International ARC Salon Portrait Category
This year we are introducing a new 8th category for portraiture in the ARC Salon. This important genre first thrived 5,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. Since then it has always served as more than just a visual record and has been used to demonstrate power, importance, virtue, beauty, wealth or taste; but most importantly, portraits are intended to capture the soul of the sitter. We are proud to add this important historical genus to the ARC Salon.

To enter the ARC Salon, please click here.

Posted March 18th, 2016

11th Annual IGOR Exhibition
The International Guild of Realism (IGOR), an ARC Allied Organization, is proud to announce a call for entries for their upcoming 11th Annual IGOR Exhibition. The deadline for entries will be May 10, 2016.
This year’s exhibition will be held at the prestigious Gallery 1261 in downtown Denver, CO., from August 26 through September 17, 2016.

For more information, please visit the IGOR website.

Posted March 18th, 2016

ARCALM Mary Buchholz Exhibit
ARC Associate Living Master™ Mary Buchholz will be exhibiting in the eleventh annual signature event – Cowgirl Up! – a celebration of the West’s best women artists.

The show runs from March 17 – 20, 2016 at the Desert Cabarellos Western Museum on 21 North Frontier Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390.

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

Posted March 17th, 2016

Georges de La Tour Exhibition
The Prado Museum, located on Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23 in Madrid, Spain is holding an important exhibition of the work of 17th century French artist Georges de La Tour.

This exhibition will display 30 of the 40 know works attributed to de La Tour, and include both his daytime and nocturnal paintings.

The show runs from February 23, 2016 – June 12, 2016.

For more information on this exhibit, please click here.

Posted March 15th, 2016

TAFA Gallery Night – Open Studios Exhibition
The ARC Approved™ Texas Academy of Figurative of Art is holding an open studio and will display the recent work of TAFA artists. The event takes place on March 19 from 4 – 9 pm.

The Texas Academy of Figurative Art is located on 415 South Main Street in Fort Worth, TX 76104.

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

Posted March 14th, 2016

New Addition to the ARC Store
We have just added ARC Associate Living Master™ Jane Jones book “Classic Still Life Painting” to the Artist Self-Help Books and DVDs section of the ARC Store!

The book is available through our online affiliate program with Amazon.com. Proceeds from the sale of this book help support the Art Renewal Center.

You can access the book either by visiting the ARC Store or by clicking the image of the book in the Jane’s gallery.

Posted March 11th, 2016