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

John Rowe in Fine Art Connoisseur
ARC Associate Living Master John Rowe recently had his work “Her Gift” featured on Fine Art Connoisseur magazine’s website.
“The painting of my wife and our foster child — who has since been returned to his family — is still very close to me. I watched my wife over months give her love and strength and protection to this child. Tears, joy, fierce protection, devotion, sleepless nights — all while knowing she might never see him again but that he would carry the sense of being loved unconditionally into his future life and it would become a foundation for him.”
To read the full article, please click here.

Posted April 11th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Consolidation by Lucas Bononi has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
Lucas Bononi had always been drawn to painting trompe l’oeils, but Consolidation represents his turn from traditional still lifes to the interplay between human and machine. An ode to how technology influences human ontology, Consolidation juxtaposes an old computer with a young lady. The machine confronts the viewer directly, while the human figure pays no attention, staring deeply only at the computer. Bononi invites us to look deeper into the modern man’s interaction with technology in the most mature demonstration yet of his ability to play with shadow and space.

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 11th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Ascolta, ti Ricorderà by Miki K. T. Chart has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
“This work was inspired by my observation that a busy modern life style often leaves our traditions and heritage behind. In this painting I focused on the bowl back mandolin, a musical instrument, developed in Italy, used to play traditional folk music such as Tarantella. Not many people know how to play it anymore, but a canary still remembers the melody and sings for us. The picture contains my hope that traditions are never lost. Even if one person forgets, someone else will remember it, and the tradition will continue.” – Mikki K. T. Chart
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 10th, 2017

Joke Frima Solo Exhibition
ARC Living Master™ Joke Frima will be holding a solo exhibition titled Flora Delight.

The show opens on Saturday, April 15, 2017 with the Artist Reception at 2 pm.

The exhibition takes place at Gallery Wildevuur, Zwiggelterweg 4, 9414 TN Hooghalen, The Netherlands.

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

Posted April 10th, 2017

Lesson 21 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 21 on properly rendering form in the Bargue 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 10th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that [DefaultValue(null)] by Stephen Yavorski has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition
“When I designed [DefaultValue(null)], I wanted to explore emotion, specifically sadness and depression. These are things that we all feel, but for the most part, try to bury and hide from. There’s something interesting that happens when a person is going through depression. They feel alone and helpless, like no one has ever felt the way they’re feeling and knows how to sympathize. When someone says to me about this drawing, ‘That’s depressing.’ or ‘Are you OK?’, I take it as a compliment and know I’ve done my job. I’m connecting to something within them that they’ve either felt or currently feel, knowingly or not. It feels good. Not because I’m making people feel sad, but because I’m helping them, as well as myself, understand that we are not alone with these feelings. These emotions are what make us human. There are more people in our lives than we think that know what sadness is and can truly be there for us when we need them.” – Stephen Yavorski

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 7th, 2017

Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings 1500-1650
Many artists working in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries contributed to a fascinating and rich period of artistic exchange. Northern artists (predominantly those in the Netherlands and Germany) traveled increasingly to sites in southern Europe (Italy in particular) during this time, and responded in profound ways to Italian art and antique sculpture. The circulation of artistic ideas, practices, and traditions resulted in a dialogue of inspiration and innovation across the continent.
This exhibition explores the character of artistic exchange between the north and south through the production of prints, drawings, and books circa 1500 to 1650.

The exhibition takes place at the The Clark Art Institute – 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA, 01267 from March 5 – May 29, 2017.

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

Posted April 6th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that In the Hourglass by Catherine Haverkamp has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
In the Hourglass is a visual convergence of multiple conflicts most women have to face at some point in their lives: the internal struggle to balance career with family, the many insecurities or regrets that are attached to the question of whether to have children or not; or mourning the relationship that has transformed when the children have grown and left and the blame that can be internalized for the outcome of the child. The portrait as a reflection is symbolic in the sense that we have a constrained view of women only in the frame of what our society has set as the standard for femininity. The woman in the painting is the only one who can see her true self. The looming shadow of the man in the background is a literal visualization of feeling over-shadowed by male counterparts in the workplace, community and home. The Venus statue which represents the pressures of ideal beauty sits upon textbooks, insinuating how the scales seem to be tilted in what we value in a woman.” – Catherine Haverkamp
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 6th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that Kate in Lace by Roger Schmidt has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.

“As a person who has spent most of his adult life creating music and playing the guitar, I naturally employ the same sort of thought processes when working on my drawings and paintings. I particularly enjoy drawing with charcoal. In the same way a music composer can put down some notes, listen and decide what is worth keeping, so it can be with this medium. Nothing needs to be final as you create and build up your composition as a whole. I work on aluminum panels that I prime with a mixture of neutral grey gesso and pumice stone. This provides me with a very rigid and textured surface which can hold a lot of medium. I like to be able to really push the charcoal into the fine pores and leave nothing too loose or chalky on the finished surface. The end result is a well fixed drawing on a very stable substrate. I tend to keep my narrative as simple as possible. Like many artists, I am compelled by beauty and especially how light can reveal it. While technical merit and practiced skill is very important to me, my main hope is to achieve work that is captivating. For Kate in Lace, I wanted to do a drawing that would be intimate and have a sense of timelessness. Kate’s natural beauty, the traditional lace and pearls placed in chiaroscuro lighting, sets the stage for her gaze towards the viewer.” – Roger Schmidt

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 5th, 2017

Studio Incamminati News
Studio Incamminati, an ARC Approved Atelier™, recently hosted the “Dream Stream”, a Facebook Live Broadcast of three artist demos.
For those who missed watching the broadcast or would like to view it again, the entire stream has been archived and is available to view on facebook and youtube.

Studio Incamminati also premiered an eight minute video that can be viewed here.

Posted April 5th, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that The Romance of Land and Sea, Cuttyhunk Island by Joseph McGurl has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
The Romance of Land and Sea is of Cuttyhunk Island. Cuttyhunk is a sparsely inhabited Island off the Massachusetts coast. This painting was based on a plein air sketch painted at the top of the Island looking over the salt ponds which are used for oyster farming. In the distance is a monument dedicated to Bartholomew Gosnold who explored the coast in 1602. The posts of a chain link fence which leads into the composition are indicative of the military use of the island. The fencing once surrounded World War Two era bunkers which were built as lookouts for spotting submarines coming up Buzzards Bay. There are many anecdotal elements in this painting, but the true subject is the exploration of light, form, space, and color and the use of these elements to translate the multi-dimensional world onto a static two-dimensional surface. With the long view from foreground to the horizon creating a great sense of space, this was an ideal location to address this subject.” – 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 4th, 2017

M.C. Escher Exhibition
M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion, taking place at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum located on 700 North 12th Street Wausau, WI 54403 from March 4 – May 28, 2017, displays some of the Dutch artist’s most iconic works. This exhibition of 120 woodcuts, lithographs, mezzotints, and drawings delves deeper into both the literal and impossible worlds Escher created over a career spanning five decades.
Drawn from a large private collection of M.C. Escher’s work, Reality and Illusion includes early figure drawings, lesser-known book illustrations, detailed Italian landscapes, tessellations for which he became famous, and examples of his signature architectural fantasies in which stairways seem to go both up and down.

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

Posted April 4th, 2017

PleinAir Compeitition Winners Revealed
ARC Living Master™ Erik Koeppel released his judge’s picks for the winners of the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly competition.

ARC Living Master™ John Buxton took the first place award for his painting Great Falls of the Passaic, ARC Associate Living Master™ John Pototschnik won second place for his painting Land of Abundance, and Kathleen Hudson won third place for Bright Morning, Timberline Falls.

To see all of the winners, please click here.


Great Falls of Passaic by John Buxton

Posted April 3rd, 2017

New Work Added to Live ARC Salon
We are pleased to announce that The Teeth of Scatha Worm by Matthew Stewart has been added to the 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition.
The Teeth of Scatha Worm depicts a scene from the appendices of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. A legend of Rohan, the hero, Fram, has slain the dragon, Scatha the Worm. The hero makes a necklace made of the dragon’s teeth to give to the dwarves who claim the hoard, along with the haughty reply ‘Jewels such as these you will never match in your treasuries, for they are hard to come by.’ Images of Fram and Scatha would decorate the tapestries seen by the more well known of Tolkien’s characters, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli as they entered the hall of Edoras hundreds of years later. The small silver horn that Eowyn gives to Merry came from the hoard of Scatha.” – Matthew Stewart
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 3rd, 2017