New ARC Allied Organization™

Prayer for Winter’s End by Coulter Prehm
ARC is pleased to welcome Renaissance Life as our newest Allied Organization™!

Renaissance Life is a 501c3 organization whose primary aim is to facilitate creativity, quality and vibrant life in the communities we are a part of.

By speaking, teaching and providing art resources supporting sound artistic practices, Renaissance Life aims to be a tool available to those pursuing the visual arts. Due to the rich history and technical skills associated with Realist Art, the bulk of instructional resources produced by Renaissance Life are focused on this genre.

To learn more about this organization, please click here.

Posted March 9th, 2017

Clark Gussin News
ARC Living Artist™ Clark Gussin will be displaying his work at the “Salon at Triton”, a 2D Competition and Exhibition.

The exhibition is being held at the Triton Museum of Art located on 1505 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara, CA 95050 from March 11, 2017 – April 23, 2017.

The artist reception takes place on Sunday, March 12, 2-4 PM.

To learn more, please visit our events page.

Posted March 8th, 2017

New Work Added To Live Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Sparrow’s Rest by Michael Dumas has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“Every painting inevitably has something to do with the individual. It’s not simply about what is being depicted in and of itself. There are innumerable things one can choose to paint, that is, the objects themselves; but the underlying purpose of creating has to do with conveying something about why those objects inspire attention in the first place. I am very much attracted to things that express the simple harmony found in the everyday living of life. In a shed behind Bellamy’s Mill, two common house sparrows perch on a pile of flour sacks, their lives unnoticed by people passing by. Some areas of the cloth are ablaze in full sunlight, while others are only softly illuminated. The rest drop back into deep darkness. Oh, beautiful!”
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 March 7th, 2017

Figurative Art Convention and Expo
Held on the East Coast of the United States at the prestigious and historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, the first annual Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE) is designed to be hands-on; attendees can paint, grow, and become inspired in a fun, non-stuffy environment. The Expo Hall will provide vendors who serve the figurative art community. The event is created by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and hosted by Editor Peter Trippi and Publisher Eric Rhoads.
FACE runs from November 8 – 11, 2017 at the Miami Biltmore Hotel – 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

For more information and to register now, please click here.

Posted March 7th, 2017

New ARC Living Artist™
ARC is pleased to welcome Svetlana Kanyo as our newest ARC Living Artist™.

Lemons by Svetlana Kanyo
Svetlana believes that human experience and emotions are most naturally and profoundly expressed through art. A work of art can capture all of the beauty and pain of life, and hold onto it. For her, art brings personal growth: “I can step back from my creation and uncover deeper layers of myself. This expanded vision inspires my future work and my teaching. If a viewer can identify him or herself, or make a connection with my art, then the viewer can believe that what is felt is real and justified. Art brings faith, and faith is what we all are searching for. Through art, people find their own inner peace and envision or become aware of a better place for themselves in this world.”
To view her gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted March 6th, 2017

New Work Added To Live Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that The Storyteller by Cornelia Hernes has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
The Storyteller is a part of a recent body of work portraying a selection of characters from the Italian theatre tradition of Commedia dell’arte. I am intrigued by the timeless and cross-cultural ritual of disguise and role-play as a means to explore different aspects of life. Storytelling presents an arena in which we can expand our minds and explore our emotions. In the context of theatre, the storyteller sets the mood of the stage and introduces the premise of the story for the actors to carry out. The Storyteller further represents someone who through concealing her own identity can freely mediate a message beyond herself. The function of the mask in this case is therefore not to hide, but rather to reveal other perspectives. Symbolically, the mask alludes to how we assume different roles. We each naturally bring out a selection of the many facets of who we are in different contexts in life. The Storyteller reminds us that a person is so much more than we can actually see.”
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 March 3rd, 2017

Pre-order the ARC Salon Catalogue
Pre-order your copy of the 12th International ARC Salon Catalogue today!

This catalogue will include images of all finalist works by all 640 artists.

This book will also serve as our official exhibition catalogue for the live version of the ARC Salon which will travel from the Salmagundi Club, New York, New York where it will be on exhibition from May 12th – June 1st of 2017 to the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain where it will be on view from September 23rd – November 27th.

We are offering this catalogue now at our special pre-order price of $53.

Catalogues are expected in and ready to ship in April of 2017.

To order, please click here.

Posted March 3rd, 2017

Mary Ross Buchholz Exhibition
ARC Associate Living Master™ Mary Ross Buchholz is participating in the Texas Masters show at Insight Gallery located on 214 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.

The show runs from March 1, 2017 – March 24, 2017 and Mary Ross Buchholz will be doing a demo on Saturday afternoon, Mar. 4th.

For more information on this and other events, please visit our events page.

Posted March 2nd, 2017

New Work Added To Live Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Blowing Smoke by Nicole Moné has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“Aaron Shikler was my friend and mentor for many years, and this was the scene that typically punctuated each of my visits with him. His studio was always filled with the warm scent of turpentine, oil paint, and the ever-present smell of tobacco. Watching his pipe smoke transform from a sculptural thickness into a gauzy haze, was a trance-inducing and meditative experience. One that begged to be painted.

With Aaron’s passing, smoke became, for me, a metaphor for the impermanence of…everything.

There are moments in life that are snapshots of an entire season or era, when time seems to have slowed for you so that you may fully absorb every detail. Such snapshots serve as anchors to which many memories are tethered. To capture in paint, and share one of these snapshots, one of these anchoring moments of life, is something I most hope for as an artist.”

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 March 1st, 2017

American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent
This extraordinary gathering of rarely seen masterpieces traces the rise of a uniquely American medium. Shaped by the genius of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the watercolor movement tells a story about innovation, experimentation, and the creation of bold new ways of seeing the world.

The exhibition takes place at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 on March 1 – May 14, 2017.

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

Posted March 1st, 2017

Debra Keirce Exhibitions
ARC Living Artist™ Debra Keirce is exhibiting her painting “Victory” in the show “Map Your World”. The exhibition takes place on February 17 – March 12, 2017 at the Franklin Park Arts Center – 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132.

She is also exhibiting her work at “Art Auction 49″ taking place from January 19 – March 4, 2017 at Yellowstone Art Museum – 401 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101.

The Art Auction is designed to give living artists a chance to offer their work to the public directly.

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

Posted February 28th, 2017

A Celebration of the Traditional Approach to Architecture
This show features a selection of contemporary drawings and paintings by practicing architects and artists from the ARC Approved™ Grand Central Atelier that showcases the importance of drawing to the language of architecture.

The exhibit runs from March 2 – April 7, 2017 with the Opening Reception March 2, 6 – 9pm at the Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11th St, Long Island City, NY 11101.

To learn more, please visit our events page.

Posted February 27th, 2017

New Work Added To Live Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Hugging the Shore by Jane Chapin has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
Hugging the Shore is a scene of boaters on the Yellowstone River in Montana and is the cover art for the artist’s book Land of the Free, Gold Star Families Edition published in 2015. The book is a tribute to families who lost a loved one in active duty of military service and the 50 paintings reflect each of the states they call home. Book sales are a 100% benefit to veterans’ charities. The Yellowstone is one of the most scenic and serene rivers in the western United States. The painting was chosen as the book cover because it portrays the freedom and healing powers of being on the water as well as the natural beauty and grandeur of the country. Artist and author Jane Chapin is dedicated to painting and celebrating the American landscape.”
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 February 27th, 2017

New ARC Approved Atelier™
Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art, run by ARC Living Master™ Jeffrey Larson, is a small apprenticeship-style program dedicated to the training of classical drawing and painting. Its full-time, four-year curriculum is open to twenty students. Only individuals whose primary goal is to become professional fine artists will be considered for the program.
GLAFA is located in Duluth, Minnesota at the tip of Lake Superior, the world’s second-largest fresh water lake. The Academy itself is housed in a newly renovated 8,000 sq. ft. turn-of-the-century stone church that overlooks the bay.

To learn more about GLAFA, please click here.

Posted February 24th, 2017

New Work Added To Live Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Courting Death by Linda Adair has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.

DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

—John Donne, Death be not proud

“Not all love is beautiful or desirable, at times one can attract an unlikely admirer. In this painting, Courting Death, I wanted to combine careful detailed realism with abstract marks to give the feeling of stillness underlain with fluttering nervous energy. For this moment all is calm, frozen in time. Our hero might look tranquil and in control on the outside but inside she is a whirlwind of thoughts, plans and emotions. She has inadvertently caught the eye of a powerful, deadly character. What will she do now? Through this painting I show the complex, beautiful, and possibly deadly side of love.”
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 February 24th, 2017

Figurativas 2017 Competition
The Foundation of the Arts and Artists, an ARC Allied Organization, is organizing Figurativas ‘17, with a First Prize for painting of up to €36,000, a Sculpture Acquisition Fund of €40,000 and a fund to be determined for acquiring paintings. The Foundation seeks to promote and diffuse Figurative Art, and its chief mission is to encourage artistic initiatives and sponsor artists. The jury is composed of painters such as Antonio López García, Lita Cabellut, Alex Kanevsky and Daniel Graves among other personalities such as Jose Manuel Infiesta (MEAM Director), Tomás Paredes (art critic) and Leandro Navarro (gallery owner).
They are accepting entries now through April 21, 2017. Those who want to participate can go to www.fundaciondelasartes.org for more details and to enter.

Posted February 24th, 2017

Ani Art Academies 3rd Annual Drawing Competition Results
Ani Art Academies, an ARC Approved Atelier™ would like to congratulate the winners of their 3rd Annual Drawing Competition. A prestigious panel of judges including ARC C.O.O. Kara Ross, Joshua Rose, Patrick Wilshire, Christine Serr, David Ethridge, and Tim Reynolds examined each drawing for the qualities that best represent an artist in true command of his or her talent.

To learn more about the competition winners, please click here.

Posted February 23rd, 2017

Lesson 18 in DVI Bargue Course Released
The Da Vinci Initiative is proud to introduce a new online Bargue Drawing course titled Charles Bargue in the 21st Century. This course takes you from start to finish in creating a drawing from a 19th century Bargue plate. This week they have released Lesson 18 on shadow shapes in the Bargue drawing.
The DVI is using Patreon, a subscription service, and the sale of the course though its website, to finance the expense of producing high-quality video courses in order to provide broader access to training for students who are eager to learn atelier skills. Your patronage ensures that all students have access to this essential knowledge. Patreon subscribers and purchasers of the course through DVI will gain access to additional tips and tricks videos with additional educational footage. Patreon subscribers will also gain access to the weekly footage one day in advance of the general public, or the entire course with additional footage can be purchased in totality now through DVI by clicking here.

Please visit Patreon to subscribe, or come to the DVI YouTube channel for the first few videos for free now.

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

Posted February 23rd, 2017

Florence Academy of Art Exhibition
Drawn to Life: Celebrating the Tradition of the Academic Nude is a unique opportunity to view a rare collection of American, French, and Russian academic drawings and paintings, that have been put together thanks to the generous loans from The Art Students League, as well as private collectors and friends of The Florence Academy. With over 14 works exhibited, the artists include Richard Tweedy, Augustus Vincent Tack, Louis Fancher, Victor Hecht, Dennis Miller Bunker, and two rarely seen paintings by Abbott Thayer, among others.
The exhibition runs from February 13 – May 5, 2017 and takes place 888 Newark Avenue, FL 3, Jersey City, NJ 07306.

To learn more about her current and upcoming shows, please click here.

Posted February 22nd, 2017

New Work Added to the ARC Live Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Miss Rachel by Emanuela De Musis has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“We look up at Miss Rachel and she looks down at us. Her lids are heavy with disregard, but her lips pout as though she may be inclined to tears. Does she bloom with conceit or shrink from some petty slight? Shoulders back, breast forward, head cocked, her posture passes from confidence to arrogance. She wears a prim white shirt, buttoned to the top, but is illuminated by a virginal white internal light which covers her with the humility of a Quaker. Miss Rachel, what truths do you keep to yourself? Likewise, there is a contradiction in her hands. She places them protectively, properly, on her lap, but in those relaxed fingers, is there a hint of her hidden contempt?”

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 February 21st, 2017