New Addition to ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Slumber by Tina Spratt has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“I wanted to create the feeling of a fleeting moment in time, when unaware of being observed, there exists a naturalness and intimacy. The sleeping figure could move or open her eyes at any moment, and there is a voyeuristic feel to the painting. I frequently use fabrics in my work and the surrounding fabrics are beautiful in their own right. With a fascinating array of textures and subtle colors that enhance the overall mood of the piece, they also surround and almost cradle the figure, adding to the sense of intimacy and belonging. I hope to try and create paintings that are living and breathing with an honest, everyday beauty.” – Tina Spratt

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 27th, 2017

New Work Added to ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Envisage by Olena Babak has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“Winter is the time when I have a chance to spend days in the studio and work on figurative projects. This portrait started as a study for a painting and then it took a life of its own. I often use charcoal to explore my ideas before going into paint as it is a very relaxing and meditative time. Here, I was trying to capture a fleeting moment when an idea comes to you. The smile represents the appreciation of it, the raised hand is the willingness for it, and the birds are the ebb and flow of creative energy. I prefer to use charcoal in most of my drawings. It gives me a range of values where I can easily achieve a delicate or expressionistic surface, without reaching for any other materials.” – Olena Babak
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 26th, 2017

New Addition to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Exodus by Michael C Hayes has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“The title of this painting, Exodus, implies both the leaving of an old place and the wandering search that must take place before a new chapter can begin. Beyond being an amalgamation of all the elements I enjoy painting, armor, beautiful women, architecture and horses, Exodus is a very personal piece for me that represents a recent period in my life. After years of working as a commercial illustrator, I made the decision to take a leap of faith and leave that career to pursue my own artistic visions. This was a time of both fearful uncertainty as well as hope for me, and I was driven to portray those feelings through the expression and body language of the painting’s protagonist, combined with the overall mood of the piece.” – Michael C Hayes

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 26th, 2017

New Addition to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Patience, Cocoons Are Temporary by Laura Pritchett has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
Patience, Cocoons Are Temporary, was an exercise of resting in the present and believing that grace, through difficulty, is rewarded with valuable growth. With her face veiled from view, the subject’s emotions are primarily expressed by her folded figure in contrast to the freely flowing fabric, unfurling above her. The invisible gust of wind that embodies her scarf is symbolic of God breathing life into dust, a stirring of hope, and a promise of future wings.” – Laura Pritchett
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 26th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Perched by Lorena Pugh has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“Like so many artists before me, I relish painting the womanly pear. It is also a pleasure, when buying a pear, to find it wrapped in tissue. Over time these tissue wrappers became a major component of my work. There is something enticing about an organic form wrapped in translucent material. The nuance of how light filters through the diaphanous wrapper with a seemingly endless variety of folds and wrinkles is fascinating. Then, the light bounces off the pear bringing warmth or coolness with it to move again through the wrapper. It is a great delight for the eye. This piece, Perched, was a commission for a woman who has an affinity for birds. I had no intention when composing this painting to mirror her love of birds, but upon completion, I noticed it seems poised for flight.” – Lorena Pugh

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 25th, 2017

Treasures from the National Museum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin
The National Museum, Sweden’s largest and most distinguished art institution, is partnering with the Morgan Library & Museum – 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 to bring more than seventy-five masterpieces from its collections to New York for a rare visit. The show includes work by artists such as Albrecht Durer, Raphael, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rijn, Antoine Watteau, and Francois Boucher.

The exhibition runs from February 3 – May 14, 2017.

For more information, please visit our events page.

Posted April 25th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Life No. 1: Dust Impressions by Hongzheng Wang has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“Selecting a woman, a fish and a burning candle as elements of my painting, I try to dispel the color in a simpler way to create a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, in which the woman, fish and candle are unified in a simple gray tone. It is expected that every viewer will not only be attracted to the superficial beauty, but also gain insight into the original entities being described through the work. My work does not aim to simply reproduce the reality, for absolutely ‘real’ things are not real to me. They are seemingly clear and ‘real’ but in actuality they are fantastical and transcend reality.” – Hongzheng Wang
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 25th, 2017

New Addition to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that The Coming Rain by David Santillanes has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.

“This painting began as a plein air study on a sunny afternoon by Crystal Creek. The story and the painting quickly changed as storm clouds began to build over the mountains. The Coming Rain is about those moments just before the storm, when a quiet stillness takes over the landscape.” – Dave Santillanes

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 25th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Reflection by Matthew Bober has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“I designed this painting around the idea of setting up a still life in water. Setting up a dark lined reflecting pool in relation with the subdued chromatic background, the floating flowers, and the dark pedestal in the center all combined to create the atmosphere I was trying to achieve, stillness, and a feeling of architecture being taken back to a natural state. Atop the alter I was interested in the interplay of the delicate decay of the doll’s wax face and the sharp angular highlights of the plastic encompassing the monkey skull; so different, yet both belonging in that work. In my work, I give great thought to every object I let in, the light, the colors, the design, always making sure it is as tight as it can be and all working together to convey the emotion intended.” – Matthew Bober
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 24th, 2017

Argentum: Contemporary Silverpoint
Twenty-eight artists, including ARC Living Master Dan Thompson, will be featured in this show of silverpoint artworks which will take place at Marbury, NYC – 26 Gramercy Park South, Suite 9G, New York, NY 10003 from April 28 – May 12, 2017.The opening reception will be on Saturday, April 29th, from 6:00-9:00 PM. A silverpoint workshop instructed by Lauren Amalia Redding will be held at Marbury NYC the weekend of May 6th and 7th, 2017.

Marbury NYC is open by appointment only or during drawing sessions.

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


San Soldado by Lauren Redding

Posted April 24th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Indian Peahen by Grace Kim has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.

“I chose to paint the head of the Indian Peahen to draw attention to a bird that is unfamiliar, and often overlooked. The peacock, which only refers to the males of the species, is widely recognized by its iridescent blue and green plumage. The peahen is often described as ‘drab’ and ‘mottled brown’ in comparison, and is rarely an artist’s focus. When I created Indian Peahen, the most challenging aspect was painting the crown of the peahen. It took well over one month to reproduce the detail and intricacy of the individual feathers. Just like in our society, where there is a disparity between men and women, this is also the case with the peafowl. The peacock gets all the attention, and all the glory, while the peahen is ignored. I enjoyed capturing and showcasing the peahen’s inherent beauty.” – Grace Kim

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 24th, 2017

New Addition to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Crimson Ribbon by Heather Theurer has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.

“As the years have passed and I’ve experienced more of life, I’ve discovered with somewhat of a sad realization that it is human nature to want to take the easy path, the one that requires the least of us and that makes no demands upon our attention or time. We put our blinders on, so to speak, and go about our daily tasks with very little thought of the extraordinary. Crimson Ribbon is a fearless refusal of this frame of mind. While the title points out only a minuscule portion of the painting, representing our absorption by the mundane, the remainder of the painting insists that we enjoy a broader view. There is beauty all around us, in the tiniest of details, if we will but take the time to observe, and once we have had a true taste of the magnificent beauty of the earth, we are changed forever.” – Heather Theurer

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 24th, 2017

New Work Added to Live Salon
We are pleased to announce that I Am My Word by Nik Anikis Skusek has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“I Am My Word is a still life painted in honor of all brave fireman that assisted, unconditionally, hundreds of people in need of help. The Fire Museum of Sevnica, where I come from, lent me a parade helmet, sword and a badge all from 1918 for the creation of this painting. This tenebrist still life is a metaphor for help coming from the darkness and for bringing help as well, symbolized by the light and dramatic color in the foreground. The light and dark contrast on the objects create a beautiful depth, from the background all the way to the written statement on the table. The letter in the foreground is an oath to people that Fireman gave when they decided on this path of help, a declaration of sacrifice, danger and risk. Even though these objects are Yugoslavian, the painting is an anthem to all brave men and women who gave their lives in sacrifice for others anywhere on Earth. I am grateful to the Fire Museum of Sevnica for their trust and support.” -Nik Anikis Skusek
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 21st, 2017

Lesson 22 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 22 on how light works when rendering an accurate drawing.
Released videos can be accessed for free on the DVI YouTube channel or please visit the DVI Store to purchase the course in entirety with additional footage. 400 & 500 Level Continuing Education Quarter Credits are available for this course through a partnership with The Heritage Institute. The course, Bargue Drawing in the 21st Century Classroom, involves additional online discussions and assignments and is available for $360-$475 plus the cost of the DVI Introduction to Advanced Observational Drawing videos. For more information on how to get college credit for this course click here.

Posted April 21st, 2017

New Addition to the ARC Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that Annunciation by Ken Salaz has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“I approached this landscape painting not in terms of a mirror reflection of the world around us, but rather as a psychological reflection on the real meaning of our possibilities here on earth. It is essential to take a moment and reflect and ponder, ‘What is the real meaning of my existence on earth?’ Close observation of nature can shed a new light on the question that applies to each human on earth. Somewhere in the thick woods of the Catskill Mountains, I encountered a sanctuary, a secluded cove, on a forgotten lake, where the rebirth of nature was taking place before my eyes. The sun was emerging with renewed vigor, announcing the birth of the ‘Primavera’. The harshness of winter gave way to a new spring, pierced by the heated and glowing rays of Apollo. How is it that nature performs this miracle of re-birth each year and yet we remain oblivious to its message? Are we not ourselves, as men and women, capable of such a transcendent transformation? May the golden sunlight of spring pierce our hearts and urge each of us to seek our higher natures and live them daily, reverently, and boldly.” – Ken Salaz
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 21st, 2017

New Work Added to ARC Salon Exhibition
We are pleased to announce that The Whale Watcher by Duffy Sheridan has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.

“My wife and I have been living in Kauai for a few years now and in that time, we have learned a new skill, whale watching. There are few things more pleasurable than scanning the sea before you on a clear, warm Hawaiian day. In this painting, I was simply trying to capture that wonderful concentration that overtakes a practiced whale watcher.” – Duffy Sheridan

Duffy Sheridan is represented by Jones and Terwilliger Galleries in Carmel and Palm Desert, California and Mary Martin Galleries in Naples, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina.

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 21st, 2017

Self-Portrait Exhibition

Self Portrait with St. Jerome
by Colleen Barry
Curated by artist Colleen Barry, SELF-PORTRAIT convenes 27 leaders of the contemporary realist revival for a painting and drawing show that celebrates self-portraiture.

Exhibited works display a cross-section of styles, many representative of the pedagogies of the world’s foremost art academies: The Lyme Academy, The Florence Academy of Art, Grand Central Atelier, the School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League. Celebrating an artistic practice that reaches back to the Renaissance, the works of SELF-PORTRAIT offer compelling evidence that the legacy of great western art continues to live on through the practice of artists alive today.

The show runs from April 20 – June 20, 2017 with the opening reception on Thursday, April 20, 6-9 pm at Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11th St, Long Island City, NY 11101.

Posted April 20th, 2017

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