ARC Scholarship Competition
We are now accepting entries to the 2014 ARC Scholarship Competition. We will be giving out yet another $30,000 in scholarship funds to students attending ARC Approved ™ Atelier and Academy Schools during the 2014 / 2015 school year. The Art Renewal Center has awarded over $200,000 in student scholarships to date. Entries will be received throughout the month of May, from now through May 31.

To view the prospectus, click here.

To view a list of ARC Approved Schools, click here.


2nd Place 2013 Scholarship Winner
Teresa by Sarah Margaret Gibson

Posted May 2nd, 2014

Second Edition William Bouguereau Raisonné
The Art Renewal Center® is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of the Catalog Raisonné and Biography on William Bouguereau, the first edition concluded a 30 year effort by a small determined team of 19th Century Art experts, set to fill the void of information on Bouguereau, one of history’s greatest masters after a century of misinformation. The new features of the second edition include 56 replacement images in Volume II, many of which have gone from black and white to color, updated provenance information also in Volume II and an additional chapter on the history of Bouguereau’s iconic painting Nymphs and Satyr written by Kara Lysandra Ross.

To order now, click here.

Also, for the first time Volume I has been published independently from the two volume set.

To order the single volume alone, click here.

Posted May 1st, 2014

BACAA Workshops

Figure Study by Stephen Early
The Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier will be hosting a number of exciting workshops this spring and summer. Ted Seth Jacobs will be teaching an exclusive workshop in France, June 2nd – July 3rd for which there are only two spots left. Other workshops being offered in the spring and summer include: Stephen Early Figure Painting Workshop, July 7 – July 18, Graydon Parrish Workshop on Form Painting and Color Theory, July 21 – August 1, Michael Grimaldi and Dan Thompson Workshop on Advanced Artistic Anatomy, August 4 – 8, and Juliette Aristides will be teaching a Figure Painting Workshop from August 11 – 22.
To view more information and to sign up for courses, click here.

Posted April 30th, 2014

Tony Pro: Real Cowboys
ARC Living Master ™ Tony Pro has been working on this special project as a means of showing the real faces of contemporary cowboys, especially the faces of cowboys and ranchers in Long Valley. In all there will be approximately ten paintings shown which will include a few of the youths, their parents and their grandparents from the region. This will discount the certain myths of what “real cowboys” truly look like. The show opens on May 1, 2014.

Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts – 2200 South State Street, Mt. Carmel, Utah

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


The Wrangler by Tony Pro

Posted April 29th, 2014

Another Scholarship Competition

Portrait of Anne-Marie
by Richard Greathouse
The Florence Academy of Art will be hosting a summer scholarship contest where they are offering both accommodations and a workshop of the winners choice. The artist may choose from Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Portraiture, Still life, Landscape, Perspective, or Sculpture.

The deadline is May 23, 2014, so don’t miss out on your chance to be creative and inspired by the art and culture of Florence, Italy.

For more information, click here.

Posted April 24th, 2014

Opportunity to Study with ARC Living Master™
ARC Living Master™ Peter Fiore will be teaching a 5 day workshop, “Landscape Painting: Beyond the Photograph”. Light is the ultimate designer and the focus of this intensive course. The essentials of painting; design, value structure, color and exquisite paint quality will all be explored. You will learn how to control light, key your paintings and create good value structures so that you can achieve the specific feeling or mood you are after to fill your paintings with light and energy.
Winter Storm Clearing by Peter Fiore
2010/11 ARC Salon – 1st Place Landscape
The workshop is open to all skill levels and will be held near Peter’s home and studio in Milford, PA.

For more information and to sign up, click here.

Posted April 23rd, 2014

New ARC Living Master™ Tony Pro

Thoughts of Whistler by Tony Pro
Pro’s influences are the likes of John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Joaquin Sorolla and Philip Alexius de Laszlo. The California Impressionists such as Edgar Payne and Guy Rose played a large role in Pro’s understanding of outdoor light. Since 2005, Pro has enjoyed a successful career as both a gallery artist and portrait artist with paintings hanging in private and public collections around the world including the State Capitol Building in Sacramento, California, and the San Antonio Mission Historical Museum. He is currently an adjunct Professor of Art at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California where he maintains his working studio and had a mid-career retrospective of his works in November of 2013. He is also a Signature Member of the prestigious California Art Club.

To view his new gallery on ARC, click here.

Posted April 22nd, 2014

Christie’s NY Major Sale
Christie’s NY will be holding their important 19th century painting sale on April 28. The preview will be open to the public starting on April 25th. The sale will include works by Jean-François Millet, William Bouguereau, Jean Béraud, Jehan Georges Vibert, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Rudolph Ernst, and others. The auction will consist of 72 lots. Viewing public auction presales is one of the best ways to see important works from a given period that are in private collections and are otherwise not on public view. Most if not all of these paintings are sold back into private collections and many are never put on public view again.

20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York.


Women at the Fountain
by Frederick Arthur Bridgman
To view the online catalogue, click here.

Posted April 21st, 2014

Richard MacDonald Exhibition at the MEAM

Sculpture by Richard MacDonald
ARC Living Master™ Richard MacDonald, specializing in sculptures of ballerinas and acrobats and closely linked to the Cirque du Soleil and the Royal Ballet of London, will visit Barcelona this spring invited by the MEAM (European museum of Modern Art). It will be the first time he has exhibited his work in Spain. This anthological show, which will cover his 25 year career, can be seen on the first floor and in the courtyard of the MEAM. The exhibit will include a wide-ranging vision of this master’s work, considered a reference of figurative sculpture internationally.
April 30 – June 15, 2014, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern – Barra de Ferro, 5, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.

The MEAM is an ARC Allied Organization™. To learn more about our Allied Organizations, click here.

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

Posted April 18th, 2014

GCA Scholarship Competitions
In addition to the ARC Scholarship Competition for which we will accept entries throughout the month of May, ARC Approved ™ Grand Central Academy is also hosting a competition.

This New York school is offering four scholarship opportunities for their 20 day drawing intensive workshop. Scholarship winners will receive 50% off their tuition.

The application deadline is noon next Wednesday, the 23rd. Winners will be notified by April 29th.

E-mail gcaclasses@gmail.com to apply.


Untitled Drawing by Anthony Baus

Posted April 17th, 2014

Article on the TRAC2014 Conference

Last Train Home by Tony Pro
A new article on The Representational Art Conference by ARC Chief Operating Officer Kara Lysandra Ross was just published in the Epoch Times. The TRAC conferences are the first venue in which a large gathering of like minded individuals from many different organizations physically came together for open discussion.
“The Contemporary Realist Movement has hit a critical mass and is growing now exponentially. There are many modernist thinkers and collectors who will feel threatened by this growing change in the art world. They will try to suppress it as they have for the last 100 years in order to protect their investments, both tangible and intangible. The CLU is at the forefront of universities bringing into being what will surely become the art of the 21st century by hosting the incredible physical manifestation of the work so many have done for so many years.”

To read the full article, click here.

Posted April 16th, 2014

Han Wu Shen sells for $190,000 at Sotheby’s
Two paintings by ARC Living Master ™ Han Wu Shen (Shen Hanwu) came up for sale at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on April 6th, 2014.
The first, Cooking Dinner, sold near the high estimate at 475,000 HKD (61,239 USD) and the second work, Descendants of the Dragon, soared over the high estimate of 250,000 – 350,000 HKD and sold for 1,480,000 HKD (190,810 USD). This is almost 2 1/2 times the highest price paid for one of his works at auction, the previous record being 600,000 HKD (77,273 USD) for his painting of On the Way, which sold in April of last year.
Cooking Dinner by Han Wu Shen

Descendants of the Dragon by Han Wu Shen
When On the Way came up for sale, Sotheby’s included a large write up on the artist, his relationship to ARC Chairman Frederick Ross and the Art Renewal Center in their auction catalogue. Shen’s prices continue to rise steadily and they are likely to continue to do so as his work bears strong resemblance to his peer, Wang Yidong in subject, color palette, composition and technical execution. Yidong, who is five years younger than Shen regularly has his paintings sell between 1,000,000 and 3,000,000 US dollars for a single work at auction. We believe Shen’s prices at auction will continue to climb until they achieve a comparable price level.

Posted April 15th, 2014

New Summer Teen Workshop

Bargue Drawing by Andrew Boatright
The Texas Academy of Figurative Art is pleased to present their first Summer Teen Workshop, July 7-18. Their program and curriculum has great appeal to aspiring young artists. Many young students have never been exposed to the principles of realist art and their classically-based curriculum offers High School students the opportunity to anchor their drawing and painting skills in classical methodology as well as enhance their portfolio preparations.

To learn more about this workshop and to sign up, click here.

Posted April 14th, 2014

Juliette Aristides Painting Demo
April 16, 2014

Join the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists for a painting demo with ARC Living Master™ Juliette Aristides on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. This event is free for PSGNA members and costs $10 for non-members.

Capital Cider – 818 East Pike Street Seattle, Washington 98122

For more information on this and other exhibitions click here.


Nature Tamed by Juliette Aristides

Posted April 11th, 2014

New ARC Living Artist™ Clark Gussin

Sabbath by Clark Gussin
Influenced by many contemporary artists, Clark felt a special affinity to Andrew Wyeth and to a lesser degree James Bama, and Norman Rockwell. The rural countryside and the people Wyeth painted were reminiscent of the farm where Clark spent much of his time as a boy. It was a common setting in the rural South during the 50′s and 60′s when Clark was a young man; to live on a small tobacco farm in Southeast North Carolina, Clark’s family roots for over two hundred years. Looking back Clark realized how much the people, the landscape, and the life on a rural family farm influenced his life and art. His curiosity and attention to detail in the rugged and worn hands of a field worker, to the faceted, bleached boards on the side of a pack house, to the juxtaposition of his natural surroundings, and the plowed furrows on the land before planting are depicted in Gussin’s work.
To view his new gallery on ARC, please click here.

Posted April 10th, 2014

ARC 2014 Scholarship Competition
The prospectus for the 2014 ARC Scholarship Competition is now live on the ARC website.

We will be giving out yet another $30,000 in scholarship funds to students attending ARC Approved ™ Atelier and Academy Schools.

Entries will be received throughout the month of May, from May 1 – May 31.

To view the prospectus, click here.


By 2013 3rd place scholarship winner,
Rachel Personett

Posted April 7th, 2014

ARC Salon Finalists Announced
With an approximate 2,200 entries this year by over 1,000 artists, the competition was steeper then ever. This year we have expanded once again to include a total of 685 finalist works. These works represent the top 31% of works submitted. We have not revealed what category or what works the below individuals are finalists in, in order to keep the suspense high for the actual announcement of the winners. We are planning on announcing the winners in early May, an exact date will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

To view the names of the finalists, click here.

All the finalists will be included in the 2013/2014 ARC Salon catalogue. You can pre-order now through our ARC store at our special pre-order price by clicking here. The price will increase once winners are announced.

Posted April 4th, 2014

Max Ginsburg Solo Exhibition

Unemployed On Line by Max Ginsburg
ARC Living Master™ Max Ginsburg will be having a solo exhibition of his work at Artrage Gallery – 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY from April 12 – May 24, 2014. In addition, Ginsburg will be giving two presentations. The first is a discussion about the 14 paintings on Exhibit which will be given on April 14th from 7 – 8 p.m. and the second is a painting demonstration on April 16th, from 7 – 9 p.m.

To view more on this and other exhibition, click here.

Posted April 3rd, 2014

David Bowers Solo Show

Finding the Gold by David Bowers
ARC Living Master™ David Bowers is being featured in a solo show that opens April 11, 2014

Palm Avenue Fine Art – 10 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236

To view more about this and other events, please click here.

Posted April 2nd, 2014

Shane Wolf Solo Exhibition
Shane Wolf, former ARC Scholarship Winner will be featured in a solo show of over 60 framed drawings. All of the works showcased have been drawn completely from live models.

The show will run from April 4th – 20th at Galerie L’Oeil du Prince, 7 rue de l’Odéon, 75006 Paris


Rodion by Shane Wolf

Posted April 1st, 2014